Igali enters bid to become World Wrestling bureau member

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

The President Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Daniel Igali has declared his intention to contest in the upcoming election of the United World Wrestling (UWW) as a board member of the bureau. Igali who disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday when he visited Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare underscored the importance of a Nigerian being at the top Read More

Bayelsa Senatorial By-election: PDP fielding best candidates – Gov Diri

September 6, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) carefully selected its candidates for the October 31 Central and West senatorial districts by-elections. Governor Diri spoke at the weekend after his predecessor, Chief Seriake Dickson and the immediate past chairman of the party, Pastor Moses Cleopas, emerged as candidates for Bayelsa West and Bayelsa Central senatorial Read More

Lagos East bye-election: SDP aspirant to reduce youth unemployment

August 30, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

A senatorial aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Lagos East bye election, Idowu Imoleayo Shola, has promised to tackle youth unemployment in the constituency if voted into the red chamber. Imoleayo, in a statement Sunday by his media aide, Mr. Alademomi Odunayo promised to provide skill acquisition centres for the engagement of unemployed youths within the constituency if Read More

Ibaji APC zones Assembly seat to Ojila, Ejule wards

August 24, 2020 Editorial III 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ibaji local government area of Kogi state has zoned the forthcoming State Assembly bye-election to Ojila and Ejule wards. The bye-election is to replace the late Hon. John Abah who hails from Ejule Ward and represented the area until his demise after a brief illness a few weeks ago. The two wards had previously 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

EDSOPADEC member dumps Obaseki for Ize-Iyamu

August 14, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The member, representing Orhionmwon local government area in Edo state Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOPADEC), Atu Osamwonyi, has resigned his membership of the Commission. Osamwonyi said his decision to quit was to enable him to support the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the forthcoming election billed for September 29. The ex-commissioner who stated Read More

INEC schedules when 12 pending bye-elections ‘ll take place

August 11, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Arising from vacancies in 12 constituencies across 8 states in both federal and state legislative houses, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled all the pending bye-elections for Saturday 31st October 2020. National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, who stated this on Tuesday in a statement listed the vacancies as Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Bayelsa Read More

Akpata leads as nearly 30,000 lawyers vote in NBA 2020 elections

July 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The 2020 elections into national offices of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have opened online with a total of 29, 635 lawyers accredited to cast their votes. One of the presidential candidates Olumide Akpata is reportedly leading other two contestants. The Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) had at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday July 29, circulated the final list of Read More

Anambra: NFF rubbishes purported FA election

July 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has stated categorically that there has been no election into the executive committee of the Anambra State Football Association. Chairman of Chairmen of Nigerian Football, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau minced no words in declaring that what took place in the State on Monday, 27th July 2020 and which some stakeholders styled ‘an election’ was a charade of very Read More

Anambra 2021: Nnamani sure of APC victory

July 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

A former President of the Senate, Chief Ken Nnamani, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will wrench power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and take over the mantle of governance in Anambra state come 2021. Nnamani made this known at his home town at the weekend during a welcome party organised by APC stakeholders in Enugu Read More

Electoral reform and citizens political participation

July 8, 2020 Moshood Isah 0

The steady decline in voter turnout in Nigeria remains a cause for concern and calls to question the nation’s 21 years of uninterrupted democracy. After six circles of general elections, citizens are yet to trust the electoral system enough to participate in it. This is rightly so because the system is yet to inspire citizens’ confidence, and this calls for Read More

Dangote dissociates self from Obaseki campaign

July 6, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Group Chief Corporate Communication Officer of Dangote Group, Mr. Anthony Chiejina, has refuted an allegation that his boss, businessman and industrialist, Aliko Dangote has endorsed the incumbent governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for a second term in office. Reacting to a report in an online medium that Dangote told newsmen in Abuja that he “shall continue to support Read More

Zamfara LG poll: We want justice in court – Accord Party

June 9, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Accord Party, Zamfara state branch, said Tuesday that it  challenged Zamfara state Independent Electoral Commission (ZASIEC) that conducted local government elections in court because it favoured  the  All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party during the April 2019 council election. The party said it will pursue the case in court until justice prevails. Addressing newsmen in Gusau, the state Read More

Tension as court rules on Edo APC primaries Thursday

Justice Mohammed Umar of the Federal High Court Benin City, Edo state capital Tuesday reserved ruling on the mode to be adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the state’s governorship primaries billed for June 22.  While the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), led by its National Chairman, Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshimohole declared direct primaries as the way to go, Read More

As INEC wins landslide in legal tussle…

June 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Thursday, May 28, recorded a landslide victory in a suit determined by the Federal High Court in Abuja. The suit filed by the erstwhile National Unity Party (NUP) challenged the constitutional power of INEC to deregister political parties. The NUP is one of the 74 political parties that INEC deregistered in February this Read More

Ondo guber 2020: APC factional chairman dumps position

May 25, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi, 0

The factional chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Hon Idowu Otetubi, has dumped his position to join the main stream of the party. The chairman of the factional group stated this in a statement he titled “I am done with Unity Forum”, said his action is based to promote peace and crisis free affairs for the Read More

In Oyo, fresh crisis hits APC

May 17, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Fresh crisis is now brewing in the Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party’s Deputy National Chairman, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, ordered the state EXCO of the party to refund the money collected from the local government aspirants during the local government election in 2018. It was reliably gathered that the APC deputy national chairman handed Read More

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No over-voting during Kogi West poll, PDP agents tell tribunal

March 30, 2020 Editorial III 0

A witness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Senator Dino Melaye, Philemon Enoch, has told the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal that there was no over-voting during the Kogi West senatorial election held in the state. Enoch, a carpenter and the PDP agent in the election, in his evidence before the tribunal over the weekend Read More

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Electoral reforms and the protection of vote

March 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

The recent activist behaviour of the judiciary through the many and sometimes controversial judgments handed out by our courts in election petition maters can only suggest that it is time we fixed our electoral process. From Zamfara, to Rivers; from Osun to Kano; and from Imo to Bayelsa, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the highest court in the land, had Read More

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Kwara by-election: Gov AbdulRazaq leads APC campaign…lead

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state Tuesday flagged off the campaign of All Progressives’ Congress (APC) for the by-election into the seat of the Patigi constituency at the state House of Assembly. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed March 14 for the by-election following the death of the erstwhile occupant, Saidu Ahmed Rufai, in December 2019. The governor Read More