2023: APC ‘ll win big, teach America, others lessons- Yahaya Bello

January 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said his party will continue to win major elections ahead of 2023 general elections and also teach developed nations like America good lessons. Bello assured the leadership of APC that it’s membership will triple after the forthcoming revalidation and registration exercise. Speaking Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC, the Kogi state governor, who was Read More

Kwara: AbdulRazaq dissolves cabinet, retains SSG

January 5, 2021 Bayo Umar Abdulwahab 0

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state has dissolved the state executive council with effect from December 31, 2020.The dissolution of the cabinet was contained in a statement signed the Chief Press Secretary to the governor on Monday in Ilorin. The 16-member cabinet was inaugurated by Governor AbdulRazaq on December 14, 2019, making up of nine women and six men. “His Read More

How ex-political thugs turned bandits, kidnappers after 2019 elections – Report

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

Fresh facts have emerged on how governors’ political thugs during elections in the country have transformed into bandits and kidnappers terrorising the country. According to reports, some governors in the country who were bent on attaining political success during the last general elections recruited young boys into their network and armed them with sophisticated weapons to do their bidding during Read More

PDP promises more political positions to women come 2023

November 30, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hajiya Mariya Waziri, has called for a strategic plan for women to take up more political positions in 2023 general elections. Waziri made the call at the opening of the two-days strategic workshop for women organised by the Office of the PDP National Woman Leader, in partnership with the International Read More

Kudos to Buni’s caretaker role

November 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

It is a fact that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had suffered serious crack during the 2019 general elections. The cracks were occasioned by inability of the then national leadership of the party to patch up the hitherto crisis in most of the party’s controlled states, which necessitated the dissolution of the National Working Committee under the leadership of Read More

Sowore’s offending noisiness

November 10, 2020 Femi Oke 0

Most times, it not all that glitters is gold. The 2019 general elections have come and gone. The winners have been declared, and the losers have known their fate. Four years for the next ballot is quite a long time, but quite short. Sometimes, some truths are hard to assimilate. Saharareporters publisher, Mr. Omoleye Sowore and 2019 presidential flagbearer of Read More

Breaking: INEC announces when voter registration ‘ll resume ahead 2023 general elections

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who discloed this during a budget defence session with the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday said the sum of N1billion has also been earmarked for the exercise. Details Read More

A second look at El-Rufai’s Kaduna

October 28, 2020 Mohammad Jalal 0

It is unmistakable that Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has his job of transforming Kaduna state cut out even before the 2015 general elections.With a cost-cutting agenda of governance, he could be said to have clearly taken off on a very strong note. I have yet to hear of any governor in Northern Nigeria today that has the courage to break Read More

Crocodile Smile: Oduduwa group hails Nigerian Army, drums support

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Oduduwa Integrity Foundation (OIF) has welcomed the launch of the operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ by the Nigerian Army, describing it as “timely” at a period the corporate existence of Nigeria is under threat.  With the #EndSARS protests taking a violent twist after reportedly being hijacked by individuals and groups against the interest of the nation, the Oduduwa group said the Read More

#EndSARS: Call for Buhari’s resignation unacceptable, politically instigated – NDF

October 17, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has warned individuals and groups hiding under the guise of the #EndSARS protest to demand President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation to desist.  According to the NDF, the agenda of the Organisation for Global Youth Peace Empowerment and Development Initiative (OGYPEDI) and others were unacceptable and politically motivated. Protest across the country demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

Nigerian Army and where Sowore got it wrong

October 16, 2020 Charles Mbani 0

Failed presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and the convener of the failed #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, is not one to count his teeth with his tongue. If he were, he would have realized that picking on the Nigerian Army, even at the height of the #EndSARS/#EndSWAT protest, will not do much to boost his stature as one who Read More

IPOB and the rest of us

October 13, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

The activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra have generated some controversies in recent times, and this has led to scores of deaths that if care is not taken might escalate into an unimaginable proportion. IPOB, as it is fondly called, is not new to such controversies. As a fact, IPOB has thrived on disputes that often times not leads Read More

Oduduwa coalition counters call for secession, makes another proposal

October 7, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) has declared that what the country needs was attitudinal change, truthful and purposeful leadership and not secession being clamoured for by some activists.  The group said it is morally wrong for any true son and daughter of Oduduwa to mute the idea of secession from Nigeria. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, its President-General, Otunba Arokoyo Olumide, Read More

Global Peace Index and Nigeria’s resilience against all odds

September 24, 2020 Lawrence Audu 0

There have been insinuations in some quarters discrediting the efforts of the Nigerian government towards addressing the various security challenges in the country. This trend in recent times has assumed a pronounced dimension with an avalanche of reports by various organizations indicating government’s failure towards addressing the various security challenges in the country. Some concerned stakeholders have indeed voiced concern Read More

Elections: NLC, YIAGA Africa tasks NASS on electoral Act

August 19, 2020 Moses John 0

As the nation prepares for 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Yiaga Africa have called on the 9th National Assembly to amend the electoral Act to guarantee credible and free elections in Nigeria. Both Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the YIAGA Africa made this separately in their presentation at the Roundtable discussion on Electoral Reform held Read More

Ebonyi indigenes criticise gov Umahi over 2023 succession comments

August 12, 2020 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has condemned in totality statement credited to the Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi in which he reportedly vowed to sponsor crisis in opposition parties to make room for a fight while he sips champagne in the comfort of his bedroom.  The governor was said to have reportedly made the Read More

Judge’s absence stalls Ize-Iyamu’s N700m criminal trial

July 4, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The N700 million fraud case preferred against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the  candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, gubernatorial election in Edo state was on Thursday stalled due to the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Umar Garba. Ize-Iyamu is standing trial alongside four others in suit No: FHC/BE21C/ 2016 for allegedly receiving public funds illegally Read More

EFCC storms ex-Abia dep gov son’s premises

June 26, 2020 Editor 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday stormed the premises of Engr. Enyinnaya Nwafor, son of late former deputy governor of Abia state, Dr. Chima Nwafor. Nwafor is the founder and chief executive officer of Tunnel End, and Rock Waters Integrated Services Ltd., two construction companies with headquarters in Aba. Some buildings in the company’s premises Read More

Limping towards 2023

June 25, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

I strolled down the boulevard of the ruling party, APC, recently. I wish to report, with a feeling of sadness, that the boulevard constructed in 2014 with shovels and diggers from national politics in deficit of a political ideology, has been turned into a footpath. It is overgrown with thorn bushes and weeds watered from the pool of political intolerance, Read More

The politics of 2023 presidential elections

April 3, 2020 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

As Nigeria braces for the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, politicians are still doing their thing- Politics- It is a global practice, no harm. The  Adams Oshiomhole’s two weeks bitter power struggle in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a pointer the 2023 elections in Nigeria which is still three years away, but the political actors have begun scheming how Read More

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2023: NASS reacts as INEC plots more polling units, sacks 74 political parties

February 7, 2020 Editor 0

The debate around the delisting of non-performance of some political parties sailed through as the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  Thursday announced  deregistration of 74 political parties for their inability to fulfil the law establishing them.  INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu announced this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying, with the de-registration; only 18 parties are now in existence.  INEC Read More

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Nabena faults EU, NDI, other, says Buhari a bastion of democracy, credible elections

June 19, 2019 Editorial II 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a bastion of democracy and credible elections following the president’s recognition and assent to June 12 as the country’s Democracy Day, adding that the recent move by some international observers to discredit 2019 elections was a wasted efforts. Nabena, who is the APC Deputy Read More

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Why Kaura will get it right in Bauchi

June 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bauchi state electorate have once again shown to the world that they are true democrats and now more civilised politically than they used to be. They showcased their political sophistication during the recent 2019 general election when they voted candidates of their choice base on competence, character and virtues into various elective offices regardless of their political parties. For example, Read More

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APC support groups join calls for Oshiomhole’s resignation

June 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Calls for resignation of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from office over alleged misfortunes the party suffered in some states in the last general elections heightened Tuesday in Abuja. The latest of such calls came from supports groups within the party under the aegis of Coalition of Support Groups after an emergency Read More