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Buratai, please, don’t be brutal!

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The military is a disciplined institution with a command structure that brooks no disrespect for constituted authorities. Hence the tendency by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, to be finicky in dealing with any directive from the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, who is himself a Read More

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Breaking: INEC officially postpones 2019 elections

February 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled on Saturday February 16, 2019 has been shift to Saturday 23rd February.   Similarly, the commission also shifted the governorship, State Houses of Assembly and FCT Area Councils elections earlier slated for March 2 to Saturday, March 9, 2019.   At a press briefing which Read More

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Corruption threatens Nigeria, 2019 polls, Buhari warns

February 10, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday raised concern over the future of the country, saying corruption threatens the people and the forthcoming general election.  In a statement he personally issued in Abuja, the president said a policy programme that does not have fighting corruption at its core is destined to fail.  “The battle against graft must be the base on which we Read More

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Why we endorsed Buhari – North west students

February 10, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections, students of tertiary institutions in the North West zone have expressed their support for President Muhammad Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates.  The students under the aegis of Students Movement for the Actualisation of Buhari (SMAB), told journalists on Saturday in Kaduna after their North West solidarity rally that they Read More

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Gov. Dickson accuses APC of plot to intimidate voters

February 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

  The Bayelsa state Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, on Friday accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  in the of plotting  to use security agencies to   rig ,  manipulate, and unleash violence on  voters in the state. Governor Dickson said though his administration would protect the people of the state from the planned violence from hired thugs and Read More

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Threat to Polls: Hold Buhari, APC responsible if… – PDP

January 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised an alarm that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency should be held responsible for alleged  plots to scuttle the conduct of the 2019 polls. The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday noted that the party’s stance was predicated on the revelation by Read More

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Court sacks Ondo lawmaker as PDP candidate

January 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court, Akure, has ordered a member of the House of Representatives, Bode Ayorinde, to stop parading himself as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming National Assembly election. Ayorinde, who was until last year a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had defected to the PDP represents Owo/Ose Federal Constituency of Read More

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Breaking: Obasanjo dishes out fresh letter, accuses Buhari of planning to rig 2019 elections

January 20, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo a while ago lashed out at  President Muhammadu Buhari, describing his administration to the era of the late former Head of state, Gen.Sani Abacha. Obasanjo who spoke from a 16-page letter, titled “Points for concern and action” which he disclosed to journalists at his residence in Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta .Obasanjo maintained: “today, another Abacha Era is Read More

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Ex- Minister endorses Umahi

January 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

The former Minister of state for power and steel, chief Goddy Ogbaga has called on Ebonyians to equip themselves with their voters card for the 2019 general elections. He also commended the achievements of Governor David Umahi and called on the people to vote for him in the 2019 general elections. The former Minister who decamped to the All progressive Read More

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NFF Elections: 2019 AFCON Qualifier: Bafana tackle Eagles in Johannesburg

September 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bafana Bafana of South Africa have announced they will host the Super Eagles in a crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier on November 17 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Bafana’s recent matches have been staged in Durban. However, SAFA announced that the country’s team will now play their next two AFCON qualifiers at the 80,000-capacity FNB Stadium – vs The Pirates Read More

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Expensive elections: The irony of more for less

July 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

I thought not many people bothered to notice. But The Guardian newspaper did. And it did not let it pass unchallenged. I am referring to President Muhammadu Buhari’s request last week to the National Assembly to vire N242 billion from the current national budget to fund next year’s general elections. In its editorial of July 22, 2018, the paper gave Read More

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State of the nation and 2019 elections

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently rolled out its timetable for the forthcoming general election scheduled for February 2019 amid ominous signs of a looming national catastrophe. The dark clouds are once again fast gathering momentum occasioned by the unprecedented level of general insecurity which has lately enveloped the country. Never in the history of Nigeria have we Read More

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Electorate: Mystery of a permanent fool

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

It is usually chalked up as a coincidence when one is bitten by same snake at the same time in the same spot. The third time it happens at same scenario, one is undoubtedly a fool. No mistake. That is the irony of the Nigerian masses, electorate to be precise. For all that has been said and done, Nigeria’s political Read More

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2019: PDP fortunes intact in Niger – Aspirant

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Minna The recent defection of some members the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state will not affect the fortunes of the party in the 2019 general elections, a governorship aspirant of the party, Hon. Umar Ahmed, has said. Ahmed stated this yesterday in an interview with journalists He said his aspiration to serve the people remained intact despite the Read More

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LG polls: Crippling gang for a stronger APC in Kano

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Salihu Tanko Yakasai On Saturday February 10, 2018, eligible voters in the 44 local government areas of Kano state will go to the polls to elect their council chairmen and 484 councillors. Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) has concluded arrangements in concert with all relevant stakeholders more especially security agencies and some political parties to ensure a hitch-free Read More

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Council polls: PDP dead in Delta, says APC

January 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja Despite sweeping the local council polls in Delta state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said claimed the Peoples Democratic Party’s overwhelming victory is evident of a dying party. The APC, which could only win two council seats in Saturday’s election, has discredited the exercise claiming that it was marred by irregularities. The PDP in the Read More

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Kwara LG polls: What lessons for APC?

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB examines the ‘upsets’ caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded council elections in Kwara state and its implications for the 2019 general elections. Upset For the first time in many years, the political atmospheres in Kwara state penultimate Saturday took a new dimension as the people trooped out to perform their civic Read More