Shun vote buying, Sheikh Jingir admonishes Muslims

March 25, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Muslims have been called upon to discard the attitude of vote buying during election. An Islamic scholar Sheikh, Sani Yahaya Jingir, made the call Thursday while declaring open the 22nd annual pre-ramadan seminar, theme: “Good Governance and Best Approach to Public Security,” organised the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), holding in Jos. “Since it is through democracy that we Read More

Katsina to conduct LG elections April 11

January 12, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Katsina State Independent Electoral Commission (KTSIEC), has expressed its readiness to conduct the local government elections on Monday 11th April, 2022. The state chairman of the commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Bako, disclosed this at a press briefing held in Katsina on Tuesday. According to him, with this notice, all stakeholders particularly the political parties should note that only candidate(s) sponsored Read More

Village heads: Nasarawa Assembly directs LG chairmen to begin selection process

December 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nasarawa state House of Assembly has directed local government chairmen and overseers of development areas to immediately put in motion machinery for the selection and installation of village and district heads across the state. Chairman, House committee on local government, Barr. Muhammad Ibrahim Alkali, gave the directive during the 2022 budget defence of the state ministry for local government and Read More

Hearing begins on fate of Buhari’s presidency Feb. 8

December 8, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A federal high court in Abuja has shifted hearing in a fresh court action instituted against President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential election to February  next year. The fresh suit filed by a former presidential candidate, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) seeking order of court to declare the presidential seat vacant was put off due to lack Read More

EKSIEC allays fears on LG polls hijack

November 24, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

As the Ekiti state Local Government elections slated for December 4 draws closer, the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), has assured participants that no politician will be allowed to hijack and manipulate the outcome of the elections. Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti, Wednesday, the Chairman of the commission, Justice Jide Aladejana, said the electoral body would conduct free, fair and credible Read More

[Breaking] Coup: AU slams suspension on Sudan

October 27, 2021 Aljazeera 0

The African Union (AU) has said it suspended Sudan from all its activities after the country’s military overthrew the civilian-led transitional government in a coup. The African Union Political Affairs Peace and Security on Wednesday tweeted the news of the suspension, an expected move typically taken in the wake of military coups. In a communique, the pan-African body said the Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

2022: Ekiti South won’t produce gov on a platter of gold – Rep

October 18, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

As the race to the Ekiti governorship contest billed for next year approaches, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Bamisile, hasurged the ruling All Progressives Party (APC), in the state to pave way for the southern senatorial district of the state to produce the next governor in the spirit of oneness. Bamisile, from the South Senatorial district Read More

Abdulmalik, 35 others returned as FCT APC officers

October 18, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The All Progressive Congress APC has conducted a hitch free congress Saturday as the party returned the incumbent chairman, Alhaji Usman Abdulmalik and 35 others as officials of APC in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In his acceptance speech, the chairman, Abdulmalik has tasked the executives, the electorate and card carrying members of the party to work together towards ensuring Read More

APC state congress: Nabena calls for urgent reconciliation in Bayelsa

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the party in Bayelsa state, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has commended the peaceful conduct of State Congress in the state where new leaders have emerged. At the Bayelsa state delegate election congress, Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerged as the new APC Chairman, Hon. Francis Koloko as Read More

Cross River: APC elects new Chairman, 35 others through consensus

October 17, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Cross River state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has elected Alphonsus Ogar Eba as Chairman, 35 other officials through a consensus agreement. The election, which took place at the UJ Esuene stadium, Calabar, Saturday, had a large turnout of delegates across the 18 local government areas. Governor Ben Ayade and his Deputy, Prof Ivara Esu also participated. Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

LG polls: Lalong commends electorate for large turn out

October 9, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, has praised the electorate for their peaceful conduct and large turn out to elect their Chairmen and Councillors in the ongoing local lovernment elections holding throughout the 17 Local Government Areas on Saturday October 9, 2021.  The governor who voted alongside his wife, Regina Lalong and other close family members at about 10:30am, said he Read More

Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s political problems’

October 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former member of the National Assembly, Dr. Usman Bugaje, has advised against restructuring, arguing that it “will not solve Nigeria’s political quagmire.” According to him, only competent leadership would address the challenges facing the country. Bugaje gave the advice Friday while speaking at the Maitama Sule Leadership lecture series organised by the Students Wing Coalition of Northern Groups in Read More

Igbo community leader canvasses votes for KwaIi chair

October 6, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman of Igbo Community Assembly in Kwali Area Council, Udekwe Samdo, has canvassed for votes for the chairman of the council, Han. Danladi Chiya, to enable him retain his seat in the forth coming FCT area council elections. Samdo who is the chief executive officer , Anam Resort Kwali, stated this during a New yam festival organised by Ochinanwata Read More

EWIP demands 50% involvement of women in politics

October 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Evolving Women In Progress (EWIP) Abuja branch, a non-governmental organisation has called for 50 per cent involvement of women in politics for the development of democracy in the country. The coordinator of the group, Hajia Hadiza Kolo, made the call in an interview with the newsmen in Abuja, shortly after the first ‘Meet and Greet’ for Abuja Municipal Area Council Read More

Violence, patriarchy bane of political growth – Women think-tank

September 28, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian Women Strategic Think Tank (NWSTT) has expressed deep concerns on the political system, saying violence and patriarchy still remained a major challenge deterring most women from active political participation amidst advocacy against the menace across the country. National President of Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), Ebere Ifendu, stated this in Abuja in her address at the Nigeria Women Read More

LG election: APC will sweep all council areas in Plateau, Lalong boosts

September 25, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, has boosted that his All Progressives Congress (APC), will sweep all the chairmenship and councilourship seats in the forthcoming October, 9, 2021 Local Government Council (LGC) elections. Lalong said the APC has done a lot for the development of the state and attained greater acceptance which will guarantee its total victory during the elections. The Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More