Primaries: EPA sues for peaceful elections in Kogi central

May 20, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Ahead of forthcoming primary elections of political parties in the country, the Ebira People’s Association (EPA) has charged sons and daughters of the association to work assiduously to sustain the prevailing atmosphere of peace in the central senatorial district of Kogi state. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of stakeholders’ meeting organised by the association in Read More

PICTURES: Incumbent AMAC chairman, Candido, votes, tells residents what to do in FCT council election

February 12, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, Saturday, at polling unit 002, Jiwa Ward, voted for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the FCT council election. Candido, who lamented the supreme court ruling that affected his preferred candidate, Alhassan Suleiman Gwagwa (Gwagwa), advised voters at the ward to vote for their preferred candidates. He said, “I Read More

#Live VIDEO: Follow latest updates on FCT council election as many voters hit polling units in Karshi, Gwagwalada

11.10am In Kashi, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), hundreds of voters have trooped out to vote with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) experiencing busy time at various polling units. Accreditation and voting have commenced. PU 008, 018, 040, 041, 042 Kantangura Housing Estate, Gwagwalada…. Massive turnout of voters @ 10:51am

#LIVE FCT council election: Voters troop out as INEC officials arrive polling units (VIDEO)

February 12, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Voting is yet to start at Polling Unit 002 in Jiwa Ward, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), in the FCT Area Council election. As of 9:50am, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made of corps members, were still setting up, with would-be voters grumbling about lateness in the commencement of the election. INEC had said the election will start Read More

Anambra polls: PDP to set up committee to review performance, sanction ‘saboteurs’

December 28, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday, said it would setup a committee to understudy their performances at the Anambra state November 6 governorship elections and recommend ways forward for the party and appropriate sanctions on members found to have engaged on anti-party activities. The State Chairman, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, who stated this at the stakeholders meeting held at Awka, regretted Read More

Anambra: Court disqualifies APC, Andy Uba, orders refund of N22.5m nomination form fees to Moghalu

December 20, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court Abuja has disqualified the All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating in the just concluded Anambra governorship election. Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the verdict on Monday, in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/648/21. In a judgement, Justice Ekwo also held that the APC cannot field any candidate, in the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State, having failed to Read More

Ekiti 2022: Why my popularity soars – Ex – Gov Oni

December 7, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

As the Ekiti governorship election slated for June 18 approaches, the former governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Engr Segun Oni, has said his popularity keeps soaring among the masses of Ekiti daily because he didn’t loot the treasury while in office between 2007 and 2010. Oni also warned that the PDP would resist attempt by any party Read More

Anambra supplementary election: 1 die, journalists, others trapped as security operatives battle suspected IPOB members at Ihiala

November 9, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some journalists and observers were trapped on the road for about three hours while monitoring election at Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA), where Anambra state supplementary poll was held Tuesday. Blueprint learnt that the incident happened at Mbosi-Orsumoghu junction, communities in Ihiala LGA which share boundary between Anambra and Imo state as security operatives engaged in a gun battle with suspected Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

2022: Why APC may lose Ekiti – Ex–minister

November 7, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

As the race to Ekiti state governorship election slated for June 18, 2022 gets fiercer, the National Chairman, Southwest Agenda for Tinubu 2023 presidential ambition (SWAGA), Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has feared the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the state may lose the contest. Senator Adeyeye attributed his fears to alleged “loss of popularity of the APC despite being the Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

[LIVE) Anambra election: Voters troop out, frustrated as voting machines malfunction in Amesi, Orumba, other areas, PDP candidate votes after long wait (Pictures)

November 6, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Valentine Ozigbo) has exercised his franchise at the on ongoing Anambra state governorship poll. It took Ozigbo and his wife over 20 minutes each to cast their votes as at 11.12am at polling unit 010 in Amesi, while the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Raphael Okpalaeke, got frustrated as at Read More

Uncertainty, fears as Anambra votes amid security troubles

…Over 34,000 officers, 3 copters, others to secure lives, ballot … Ensure every single vote counts, INEC boss orders staff …Voter apathy ominous – Mohammed …Victory ours, APC, PDP, APGA boast …IPC establishes special journalists’ safety monitoring, alert desk Today, the people of Anambra state will elect one of the 18 candidates as governor. This is despite the security challenges that Read More

Osun 2022: Oyetola urges transport unions to eschew violence

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appraled to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and other transport unions to sustain the peace that has existed in the state and eschew violence before, during and after the 2022 governorship election. Oyetola who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement rally organised for him by the Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage – Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as ‘bondage imposed by the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Electronic transmission of results, direct primaries best for Nigeria’s democracy – Dogara

October 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Honourable Abubakar Dogara, the Plateau state chapter chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), doubles as chapter chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC), and chairman Northern Forum. In this interview with MUHMMAD TANKO SHITTU, Dogara speaks on last Local Governmnt Councils’ (LGCs) polls, the use of direct primaries and sundry issues. How did IPAC view the conduct of last Read More

Anambra 2021: 18 guber candidates and their chances (2)

October 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports that come November 6, Anambra state’s electorate will file out to elect a new governor. The Anambra South is angling for the position, claiming it is their turn in the state which has 326 electoral wards, 179 communities, 21 LGAs and three Senatorial zones.  Col. Geoffrey Onyejegbu: Allied People’s Movement (APM) Onyejegbu is the governorship candidate of Read More