2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Anambra: CUPP decries failure of BVAS

November 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has expressed disappointment over “the massive and fundamental failure of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed by the Independent Nation Electoral Commission (INEC)” in the conduct of Anambra governorship election. According to CUPP in a statement on Monday, ChairmanMedia Committee, Chukwudi Ezeobika Esq., “the Anambra elections clearly showed that the commission lacks the Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

We didn’t issue boycott order on Anambra poll – IPOB

November 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Thursday, denied that it called for a boycott of the Anambra governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 6. This comes after the group ordered a sit-at-home in protest of the arrest and detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, which calls for his immediate release. The group made it known in a statement signed by Read More

Anambra in the eye of the storm

November 4, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Tomorrow’s governorship election in Anambra state, South-east Nigeria is by no means a war. However, it is a decisive election in the state’s history. In fact, it is being touted as one that could define the future trajectory of Anambra state for good or ill. Its result will be eagerly awaited. Against the background of marginalisation cries, one narrative appears Read More

Your destiny is in your own hands, Bishop Kukah challenges Anambra electorate

November 3, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Most Rev Bishop Matthew Kukah, has challenged the people of Anambra state to take their destinies into their hands in making this weekend’s governorship election free, fair and credible poll. Bishop Kukah, who is the Secretary of National Peace Committee, spoke in an interview at the stakeholders meeting in Awka Wednesday, emphasised that the people of Read More

Osun 2022: Oyetola urges transport unions to eschew violence

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appraled to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and other transport unions to sustain the peace that has existed in the state and eschew violence before, during and after the 2022 governorship election. Oyetola who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement rally organised for him by the Read More

Anambra: All set for stakeholders, peace accord parleys – INEC

November 2, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has stated that all is set for Wednesday’s stakeholders meeting and signing of peace accord Thursday by all the candidates of the 18 political parties standing for the Anambra state governorship election. Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, who stated this Tuesday in a statement noted that Bishop Hassan Kukah, one Read More

Anambra poll: Group wants APGA voted out

November 1, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold November 6, Coalition for True Democracy (CTD), has described the government of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra as a colossal failure, which doesn’t deserve commendation. In a statement on Monday in Awka, Anambra state, the coordinator of the group, Mr. Samuel Okolo said what APGA has succeeded in taking the Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at 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

Anambra: Youth ambassador to US warns youths against political thuggery, ballox snatching

November 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Ahead of the Anambra  state governorship election, the Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States and Secretary-General, Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Dr. Raymond Edoh, has warned the Nigerian youths against electoral violence. Also, he appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to trend with caution while discharging its duties during the exercise so that the decision of the masses Read More

Media sensational in reporting terrorism, others – DSS

October 30, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over sensational  reporting of activities of bandits, terrorists, secessionists in the Nigeria media, warning that it holds negative consequences for public order and peaceful coexistence. DSS Public Relations Officer,Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Friday night, advised the media to apply restraint and avoid sensationalising news, noting that bandits, terrorists, Read More

Breaking: 2 dead as DSS operatives suffer attack in Anambra, 1 week to governorship poll

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen on Friday ambushed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and killed two Friday in Anambra. The bloody incident happened about one week to scheduled governorship election in the state which has recently turned hot bird for all sorts of criminalities. Talking about the attack, the officers were attacked as gunmen ambushed their convoy while on election campaign Read More

Should Anambra continue as an orphan?

October 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the two dominant political parties in Nigeria. In the Third Republic dispensation, there were also the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the National Republican Convention (NRC). Also, in the Second Republic democratic dispensation, there were the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) and the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP). In Read More

Bauchi 2023: Aspirants that may battle Governor Bala

October 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, warms up for the 2023 general elections, politicians and political parties are angling for the elections that may end the eight years reign of some governors including President Muhammadu Buhari. In Bauchi state, it will be like a “dog and the baboon parable”. Governor Bala Mohammed may face a strong challenge from the Read More