Presidency: Elements against Tinubu afraid of their interests in government – Ayiri Emami

February 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director, Special Duties (iv) of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Chief Ayiri Emami, has given reasons why certain elements in government are working against the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The APC chieftain from Delta state said the cabal are afraid of Tinubu’s knowledge about the workings of governmence, hence they are afraid of their interests.  According to Read More

Elections: FFS to deploy firefighters to polling units, wards, collation centres, others

February 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the general elections, the Federal Fire Service (FFS) has said it will deploy resources and its personnel to some polling units, wards, Local Government state collation centres to ensure safety of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) property and provide secure environment for the citizens.  Speaking at a one-day brainstorming session for the forthcoming election by top management, head Read More

General elections: Peace Commission names Amb. Coomassie to lead international observers

January 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The International Peace Commission (IPC) Global Chairman, has approved the names of some IPC officials to monitor the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria, even as the general elections draws nearer.  The development is coming as many international bodies already preparing their teams to monitor and see to a free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria. In a statement released Monday, Read More

Breaking: Nigeria at crossroads – Abdulsalami

January 20, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), Thursday, said Nigeria is at the cross road He then cautioned politicians to guild thier words and deeds ahead of the 2023 general elections. Abubakar, who spoke in Abuja at the ongoing 19th Daily Trust Dialogue, also cautioned that 2022 is very crucial as the year preceeding the 2023 general elections and Read More

2023: How prepared are women for elective positions?

January 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

This report by ENE OSANG looks at the preparedness of women in the upcoming general elections.  It is one year to the general elections and as the norm with Nigerian politics is that the year preceding the election year is the most important year for political parties and the aspirants. Over the years, women have tried their best in elective Read More

Nigeria-2023: Is North-South rotational presidency the answer?

November 9, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Political hush-hush and horse-trading were the resultant effects of two separate congregational meetings of the North and South governors held at different places and times a few weeks ago. The governors of the southern states of Nigeria met on 16th September 2021 in Enugu. Nine sitting governors and seven deputy governors represented the seventeen southern states at the Enugu meeting. Read More

Osinbajo’s supporters fault ‘fake’ analysts, commentators over 2023 presidential poll

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group loyal to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the platform of Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has faulted some comments and analysis made by some commentators against the ambition of the Vice President. The group raised concern over attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free Read More

On poor women participation in Nigerian politics

October 25, 2021 Olasupo Abideen 0

After decades of political independence and transition to democracy, there remains a lifelong begging question of why women are not getting elected into political offices in Nigeria. There is no gainsaying that this is a major Achilles heel that the country has faced over the past two decades since her return to democracy, and solving it requires both a critical Read More

2023: ‘Igboho hasn’t endorsed any one as mouthpiece with Presidency’

October 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The lead counsel for the Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), on Friday declared that “a discredited politician with disreputable pedigree in Yoruba race and a retired security officer are now pressurising” his client and his wife for endorsements on the 2023 general elections. Alliyu, in a statement in Ibadan, said the discredited politician and Read More

40m membership: We ‘ll win Anambra, victorious in 2023 general elections – APC

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and later win the 2023 general elections with its membership strength of over 40 million. The ruling party has boasted that governorship  elections in Ekiti and Osun states will be in their favour. Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee Read More

Yuguda as APC’s new bride

October 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is surely anxious about the 2023 general elections as it cannot afford to lose power to anyone. The party, as it appears, is worried about winning future elections as that will translate into the sustainability of its prosperity and therefore its continuous relevance in Nigeria’s schemes of political things. And with its congresses to Read More

2023: 12 presidential aspirants to join ADC – National chairman

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Hon. Ralph Nwosu, has revealed that about twelve presidential candidates of different political parties have agreed to join his party, adding that Nigerian youth have agreed to adopt the party come 2023 general elections. Speaking at the national secretariat of ADC Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially received former Presidential candidate Read More

Minister hails FCT, Kogi APC congresses

October 18, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of State Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has commended the peaceful conduct of the state party congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in the FCT and Kogi state Saturday.Specifically, the minister congratulated Hon Abdulmalik Usman, and Hon. Abdullahi Bello, for their re-election as state chairmen of FCT and Kogi state chapter of the party. 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: Nigeria needs virile, visionary leadership – Bala

October 13, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed has said the country needed a honest, virile, visionary and capable leadership  to tackle the myriad of challenges bedevilling the nation.   Governor Mohammed spoke Tuesday during the public presentation of  “Scents of Power,” written by a celebrated columnist,  Dr. Amanze Obi, at the Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre Abuja. The governor, who lauded the Read More

2023: Agitation for power rotation ‘ll kill democracy – Hon. Jaji

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, is the immediate past Chairman, House Committee on Internal Security in the 8th Assembly. He also contested the APC governorship ticket in Zamfara during 2019 general elections. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks on the agitation for Southern Presidency, insecurity in the and the economy. What is your take on insecurity affecting the nation 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

Magazine launch: Northern politicians, academics, storm Kano for Akpabio

October 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Prominent northern politicians, academics and opinion leaders stormed Kano, Sunday, for what turned out to be the first mammoth crowd to drum up support for Niger Delta minister, Godswill Akpabio ahead of 2023 general elections. Although the coordinator of Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good (SGACG) group, which hosted the event tried to convince the audience that the event was 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

Buni’s unassuming leadership reason for massive defection into APC – Akume

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, Senator George Akume, has commended the current leadership of All the Progressives Congress (APC), Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee under governor Mai Mala Buni. The former governor said Buni’s unassuming leadership has reunited the party and also responsible for the recent massive defection into the APC from opposition party. In a congratulatory Read More

Restructure Nigeria before 2023 general elections, Afenifere tells FG

September 29, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere on Tuesday, insisted that restructuring of the country should be done before the 2023 general elections. Afenifere stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of its monthly meeting held at its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo’s house and made available to journalists in Ibadan by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi. Afenifere Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Modu Sherrif deserves APC chairman

September 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention draws closer, many political gladiators are throwing their hat in the ring to become the national chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party. The chairmanship position will remain in the North if the party decides to zone its president to the South-west.  Already, some past governors have shown interest and want to take a Read More

2023: Why youth demand 30% affirmative action

September 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Nigerian youth have been showing their readiness to take over the presidency and other elective positions. But the new twist is their demand for the 30 per cent affirmative action. TOPE SUNDAY writes. The Nigerian youth, who formed 16.8 percent of the country’s population, are showing their commitment ahead of the 2023 general Read More