How I ‘ll change Nigeria’s economic direction for better – Atiku   

January 31, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar said when elected on 25th February, 2023 his administration will undertake far-reaching fiscal restructuring to improve liquidity and the management of fiscal resources to redirect the economy. Atiku in a statement, Monday said the last week, Moody’s Investors Service (The Moody’s) sadly, but not unexpectedly, downgraded Read More

PVC collection: Ohanaeze hails Umahi for declaring 2-day public holidays

January 24, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has commended the governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi, for declaring a two-day public holiday  to enable the people of the state collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) in readiness to cast their votes. Ohanaeze, in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Dr  Alex Ogbonnia, noted that Umahi did well by Read More

2023: Ortom hints on when G5 governors will settle for presidential candidate 

January 5, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Benue state governor and member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) G-5, Gov Samuel Ortom, Thursday, disclosed that the G-5 governors’ decision on the presidential election would be made public “at the appropriate time.” Governor Ortom, who stated this in Ibadan while speaking at the flag-off of Governor Seyi Makinde’s second term campaign rally held at Mapo Hall, declared that Read More

Crystal-gazing the Nigerian stock market in 2023

January 1, 2023 Editorial IV 0

For investors in the Nigerian stock market, the year 2022 represents an improvement over 2021 in terms of nominal price appreciation. And 2023b is looked at with hopes of further improvement. As of Friday 30th December 2022, although still below November inflation rate which printed at 21.47 per cent, year-to-date return climbed to 19.98 per cent compared to 6.7 per Read More

2023: Atiku is God’s own project, be part of it, Oyelese tells Makinde

November 17, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Oyo state and former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Elder Wole Oyelese, has advised Governor Seyi Makinde to retreat from opposing Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s candidature in the 2023 presidential election. Elder Oyelese while addressing co-ordinators of Atiku Vanguard in Oyo state Wednesday declared “Atiku is God’s own project” and Governor Makinde should Read More

2023: ADC to hold strategic meeting with 28 governorship candidates 

August 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of its preparations for the 2023 general elections, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has slated a strategic meeting with the 28 governorship candidates running across the country. The ADC National Executive Council (NEC) had held a special meeting under the supervision of the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) and resolved to extend Read More

APC UK chapter to Oyo chair: Embark on reconciliation now

November 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom Chapter, Prince Yomi Oke, Tuesday advised the newly elected Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Honourable Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu to unite the party. Prince Oke in a congratulatory message to Hon Omodewu and other Oyo state APC new executives urged the new Chairman “to without wasting Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

2023: UBNI berates Dokpesi’s comments on South east geo-political zone

October 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The United for Better Nigeria Initiative (UBNI) has berated the founder of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, over derogatory comments against emergence of a president from the Southeast geo-political zone come 2023 general election. Dokpesi, who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had through a statement on Monday alluded that Nigerians are afraid that president of Read More

2023: APC UK chieftain calls for unity in Oyo

October 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in the United Kingdom, Prince Yomi Oke, has tasked leaders and members of the party to join hands with the chairman of APC Elders Advisory Committee in Oyo state in repositioning the party. Prince Oke in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday said Otunba Alao-Akala and other APC  stakeholders in 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

2023: I ‘ll restore security, bring back economic prosperity – Ouabunwa

October 7, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

The President Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and PDP presidential aspirant in 2023 Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa has promised to run a government that will work for every Nigerian irrespective of regional, ethnic and economic status if elected president in 2023. He made this pledge in Yola, Adamawa state while addressing PDP exco at the state party secretariat in continuation of his Read More

2023: Group mulls new party

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A new political association, the Downtrodden Peoples Movement, (DPM), Sunday hinted of its intention to float the Poverty Peoples Party (PPP) ahead the 2023 general elections. Chairman of the movement, Prince Olukunle Bewaji who made this known Sunday at a lecture in Ibadan by the Oyo State NUJ to commemorate Nigeria 61years independence said the motive for planned new political Read More

Thank you FFK for defecting to APC

September 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

“It can’t be called ingenuity to kill one’s fellow citizens, to betray friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; by these means one can acquire power but not glory.” – Niccolo Machiavelli. The defection of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, a fortnight ago was my joyful occasion for the week. Read More

2023: Identify strategies to construct new paradigm, Gbagabiamila tells women

September 17, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Speaker of House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that for women to increase political participation across the country, there is need to identify strategies to construct a different paradigm, and implement these strategies with vigour, skill, and utmost dedication . Gbajabiamila further urged women to also identify many ways they can ‘choose to challenge and change’ and emerge Read More

ActionAid Nigeria gets £1.3m grant ahead 2023 polls

September 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has secured a £1.3million grant from the government of United Kingdom through the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to increase women and youth participation in politics and governance process ahead the 2023 general election.  ActionAid Country Director Ene Obi at the signing of Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) with the British High Commissions Tuesday in Abuja explained Read More

Delta South bye-election: Diri commends INEC on BVAS, hails winner

September 13, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Sen Douye Diri has commended the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and the electoral body for the successful introduction and deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). The commission introduced and tested the new voter accreditation device on Saturday in the Isoko South Constituency 1 bye-election into the Delta State Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue chapter

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aiges of Likeminds, has frowned at a report  published by an online alleging irregularities in the last Local Government Area congress in the state The report, which quoted unknown sources, had claimed that the consensus APC Chairman for Ado Local Government Area Hon. Read More

APC LG congress peaceful in Gombe – Gov Yahaya

September 5, 2021 Auwal Ahmad, 0

The All Progressives Congress Saturday conducted her local government congresses through consensus in Gombe state. Speaking during the exercise, chairman of the Congress from the National Headquarters of the APC, Dr Danjuma Dabo, said the exercise commenced with the inauguration of ward executives who were elected before and subsequent affirmation of the LG executives. He said the exercise is being Read More

Nigerians losing confidence in the electoral process – TMG

September 2, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), has stated that Nigerians are increasingly losing confidence in the electoral system which it said was full of all forms of malpractices, manipulation, violence, commercialisation and privatisation of political parties and political offices for self-centred interest. The newly elected TMG Chairman, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani whosaid this in a press conference in Abuja Thursday said, “TMG Read More

2023: NOA pledges expansive inclusion

September 2, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA), has pledged to help in ensuring expansive inclusion into the political process as the 2023 general election draws close. Director General of NOA, Dr. Garba Abari, while playing host to the AccountabilityLab Nigeria, stated that as part of the agency’s contribution, it would take a look at how the Too -Young -To -Run Act gets Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More