Kidnapping, killings unacceptable, Minister cries out

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen, has cried out over the increasing cases of kidnap of school girls and killings of innocent citizens, calling on pepetrators of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to leave children alone to grow in a peaceful and safe environment. Dame Tallen, made the postulation Tuesday in Abuja during the presentation of a Read More

2023: Will Saraki bounce back?

March 12, 2021 House keeper 0

As countdown to the 2023 general elections begins, the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has returned to the Kwara political scene. Will he bounce back? TOPE SUNDAY asks in this report. In 2019, the over 40 years of political dominance of the Saraki dynasty in Kwara state was upstaged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in sweeping revolution, Read More

LG polls: Oyo PDP won’t be party to imposition of candidates – Chairman

March 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, Monday, declared that the state executives would not be a party to imposition arrangements by some stakeholders. The PDP chairman made this known while addressing PDP members protesting the planned imposition of chairmanship and councillorship candidates for the May 15 local government election in Oyo state Alhaji Mustapha Read More

Jega urges PRP members to shun money politics, corrupt leaders

February 23, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

A chieftain of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Prof Attahiru Jega has urged members at all levels to shun money-bag politicians so as to enable the party produce corrupt-free leaders that will rule Nigeria in the year 2023. Jega, a former chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the call while addressing journalists in Birnin kebbi, during an interactive meeting Read More

Academics, applicants commend Kwara govt on SUBEB/TESCOM recruitment

February 23, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Qualifying examination for applicants for teaching jobs under the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) commenced on Monday across all the 16 designated centres in the state, with the applicants and top academics applauding the government for giving everyone a level playing ground. Some of the computer based test (CBT) centres Read More

Buhari won’t approve Fani-Kayode’s membership of APC, PGF boss warns

February 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not approve the possibility of a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode joining the ruling party. Lukman cautioned that such consideration will be stretching the trust of party members beyond acceptable limits. Fani-Kayode was Read More

Membership revalidation: Buhari promoting internal democracy in APC – Okechukwu

January 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for promoting the doctrine of internal democracy in the ruling party. In a statement Sunday in Abuja, Okechukwu, was reacting to the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag-off for the membership revalidation nationwide which took place in Daura, Kastina state on Saturday.  The VON Read More

Adamawa: Over 30 political parties back Ardo

January 15, 2021 House keeper 0

Disturbed by the continued violation of internal party democracy by most political parties during elections, over 30 political parties in Adamawa state have thrown their weight behind the efforts of Dr. Umar Ardo, former political adviser to former vice president Atiku Abubakar. Dr. Ardo has reportedly been in the forefront of fighting against injustice, impunity and lack of internal democracy Read More

Our dysfunctional LG system and rural development

January 14, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Sometime in 2019, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance in both the Obasanjo and the Jonathan administrations, spoke of the need for federal and state governments to pay some urgent attention to the development of the rural areas. Matters are getting worse there and for the country as a whole, obviously. Did anyone need to remind our leaders that Read More

Kogi announces deadline for internal exam registration

November 12, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has announced November 13 as the deadline for the registration of all internal examinations in the state. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja Wednesday. According to the statement, the internal examinations include, Common Entrance Examination (CEE), Basic Six/First School Leaving Certificate Examination Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC announces readiness to release 2020 SSCE results… see details

November 1, 2020 House keeper 0

The results of the 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be released on Monday, WAEC has said. The examination body which revealed this via their verified twitter handle on Sunday evening wrote, “This is to inform candidates that sat West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2020 that the results of that exam Read More

Breaking: Only one candidate now stands Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala ‘s way for WTO top job

October 7, 2020 House keeper 0

From the remaining final five candidates contesting to emerges as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is now in the last stage of contest. Okonjo-Iweala who will now battle it out with South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee was Nigeria’s Minister of Finance. Blueprint reports that The initial pool of eight candidates to replace Roberto Azevedo, who stepped Read More

Nigerian Army as applicants’ preference for recruitment

October 2, 2020 Subomi Adejare 0

Youth unemployment in Nigeria has been a worrisome trend in recent times. The government has initiated quite a several initiatives towards addressing this challenge. However, there seems to be a current trend in addressing the unemployment challenge in the country, and it is coming from the unlikely of places. The Nigerian Army in recent times has provided that platform where Read More

#Live: APC supporters clash over vote buying, ballot box snatching as Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu vote, many shun social distancing in Edo election

September 19, 2020 House keeper 0

Two prominent candidates in Saturday’s governorship in Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu have already cast their votes at their nearest polling units. While incumbent governor Obaseki is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ize-Iyamu is the flag bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC). Meanwhile, there are reports of clashes between supporters of PDP and APC due to vote Read More

Breaking – WTO job: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iwela crosses first hurdle

September 18, 2020 House keeper 0

Nigeria’s former coordinating Minister of Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been shortlisted alongside three others who are eligible to go into another stage of World Trade Organization (WTO) contest. In the first stage, three candidates were dropped from the race to be the next Director General of WTO. The contestants will be reduced to two final candidates between on September 24 Read More

Cross River bye-election: Female aspirants urge PDP to be gender sensitive

September 2, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

Some female aspirants for the Cross River North senatorial district bye-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have appealed to the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to field a female candidate. Acording to one of the aspirants, Mrs Martina Odom, the party should ensure that a female candidate emerges to allay fears that it is insensitive to Read More

Elections: NLC, YIAGA Africa tasks NASS on electoral Act

August 19, 2020 Moses John 0

As the nation prepares for 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Yiaga Africa have called on the 9th National Assembly to amend the electoral Act to guarantee credible and free elections in Nigeria. Both Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the YIAGA Africa made this separately in their presentation at the Roundtable discussion on Electoral Reform held Read More

NLC seeks prosecution of perpetrators of electoral violence

August 19, 2020 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for prosecution of perpetrators of electoral violence in Nigeria. Speaking at a Roundtable on Electoral Reform in Abuja, President of the NLC Comrade Ayuba Wabba said elections in Nigeria is more like theatre of war. Comrade Wabba said the congress is canvassing for reform which includes having persons appointed into INEC  truly independent Read More

2023 Presidency: Ohanaeze youth, others tip Umahi, Amaechi, Onu

August 17, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A coalition of Igbo groups and Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) worldwide Sunday identified Ebonyi state Governor Dave Umahi, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu,  and his transport counterpart, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as potential presidential candidates in 2023. The position was made known in a statement by President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council Worldwide, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and his secretary, Read More

CDD laments growing tension ahead of Edo gov election

August 16, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on politicians in Nigeria to reduce the tension building up ahead of the September 19, 2020, Edo state governorship election. A statement by it’s Director Idayat Hassan, made available to the media at the weekend urged political parties and their candidates to focus the conversation in the remaining period of the campaign Read More

US Presidential race: Meet Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate

August 11, 2020 BBC 0

Months after her own presidential dreams sputtered to a halt, Kamala Harris will now get another shot at the Democratic ticket. A year ago, the California senator had surged to the front of a crowded field of candidates on the back of a series of strong debate performances – and a searing critique of her rival Joe Biden over race. Read More

FIFA to choose from 3 bids for 2023 Women’s W/Cup

June 10, 2020 House keeper 0

World soccer’s governing body FIFA will decide on which of three bids will host the next women’s World Cup, to be held in 2023, during an online meeting of its ruling council on June 25. FIFA said in a statement submitted on Wednesday that it had received official ‘bid books’ from three contenders — Colombia, Japan and a joint New Read More

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Kwara by-election: 6 political parties submit Form EC9

February 26, 2020 House keeper 0

Six out of the eight political parties that signified intention to participate in the March 14 by-election into Patigi state constituency in in Kwara have submitted their Forms EC9 and EC9E to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Malam Garba Madami, confirmed this Wednesday in Ilorin. Madami said INEC headquarters Read More