Natives write INEC Chairman, pass vote of confidence 

April 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the socio-cultural organisation, The Native has submit a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, even as it declared support for the electoral umpire. The letter signed by the Supreme Leader of the Natives, Hon. Smart Edwards, declared that no mandate was stolen contrary to insinuation in some quarters. Read More

Peter Obi: Timi Frank faults DSS over leaked phone conversations

April 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has said the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) has metamorphosed into an intelligence arm of the ruling party and urgently needs a total overhaul. Frank, however said the DSS needs to wake up and restore the lost confidence Nigerians have in its leadership. In a Read More

‘Lagos election violence’: Police tell Nigerians what to do against MC Oluomo

April 4, 2023 House keeper 0

As allegations continue to mount against the Chairman of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Association, Musiliu Akinsaya, popularly known as Mc Oluomo, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has asked anyone with evidence against him, to file a case against him. A tweep, identified as AjammaS, had alleged that the police failed to protect Read More

Akpabio: Jonathan’s men join push for South-south Senate Presidency

April 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly in June, members of a leading Southern forum, Citizens Network For Peace and Development in Nigeria (CNPDN), have called on the National Working Committee (NWC) and the various organs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to zone the Senate Presidency to the South-south. Speaking with newsmen, Tuesday in Abuja, National Read More

America, UK, others can’t promote insurrection in Nigeria, protesters warn opposition 

April 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerians from various ethnic groups, on the aiges of The Natives, Monday, took a peaceful walk to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), assuring that the United State of America, United Kingdom and other Nations of the world will not promote insurrection in Nigeria. The group said its twenty-million members across the country will resist any form of intimidation and Read More

Shining stars of Nigerian Jewellery: Top 5 Jewellers redefining craftsmanship

April 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigeria, known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse artistic expressions, is also home to a thriving jewellery industry. In recent years, a new generation of talented and innovative jewellers has emerged, making their mark in the Nigerian market and beyond. These individuals have showcased their creative skills and contributed to the growth and recognition of Nigerian jewellery globally. Among Read More

Kano approves 17-member transition c’ttee

April 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano State Executive Council has approved the formation of a 17-member Transition Committee for a handing over of the baton to the incoming administration in the state. The council also approved a 100-member sub-committee which constitution will be drawn from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The state commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, who dropped the Read More

Official: APC slams suspension on Buhari’s ex-aide over ‘anti-party’ activities

April 1, 2023 Amaechi Okwara 0

All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State has suspended the Chairperson of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Loretta Onochie, from the party. It was authoritatively gathered that NDDC Chairman was suspended by the ward executive members of Onicha Olona in Aniocha North for working against the success of the aPC during the last Presidential/National and Governorship and House of Assembly Read More

Experts, stakeholders set economic agenda for in-coming govt

April 1, 2023 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

The state of Nigeria’s economy has got many fearing for the worse due to the consistently declining oil revenues, which in itself is fuelled by oil theft, pipeline vandalism, and the opaque way the sector is being run. BENJAMIN UMUTEME in this report engages experts, stakeholders and other informed citizens on what the in-coming administration ought to do to move Read More

APC governors condemn agitation for Interim government, demand arrest of plotters 

March 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Serving governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have condemned the agitation in certain quarters for an interim government to takeover from President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29th. The governors on the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also demanded for immediate arrest and prosecution of anyone involved in the said plot. In a statement released Read More

2023 elections: Initiate process of internal review, audit, APC tells INEC

March 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently initiate process of internal audit and review of how the 2023 general elections were managed before the forthcoming rerun elections slated for April, 2023. The ruling party also alleged cases of compromise in Kebbi state, declaring that it won’t be comfortable if Read More

2023: Nigeria’s electoral process has improved positively, Ezenwa cautions against propaganda 

March 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Civil Society Organisation, the Partner for Electoral Reform (PER) has cautioned Nigerians not to allow politicians to use their propaganda machines to drive a narrative that paints the just concluded 2023 general elections as the worst in the country’s history. The organisation said politicians’ target is to criminalise the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and make it look weak, Read More

INEC appoints Mahmud, Adehi, 3 other SANs into legal team against Atiku, Obi

March 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has appointed five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) led by Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud to defend the 2023 Presidential election. The team of SANS includes Stephen Adehi, Pinheiro Oluwakemi Adekunle, Miannaya Essien and Abdullahi Aliyu. Other legal experts are Garba Hassan, Esq, Patricia Obi Esq and Musa Attah Esq. One of the respected lawyers, Mahmud Read More

APC chieftain advocates priority to communication, community engagement by incoming government

March 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dayo Israel, has said there need for the party and the incoming administration to give priority to communication and grassroots engagements. He said this in Abuja while speaking at a conversational round table with the theme; “Electorate and Elections: The Parties, The People and The Possibilities” to mark the Read More

Presidency: Tinubu’s victory a befitting 71st birthday gift – APC governors

March 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Serving governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the recent emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President-elect as a befitting birthday gift. In a birthday anniversary tribute signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the forum’s chairman and Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, said the Read More

Court bars Police, Imo gov’t from arresting Ugochinyere, others

March 28, 2023 House keeper 0

An FCT High Court has set aside and nullified the Police letter of invitation sent to a member-elect for Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo state, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, former Governor Emeka Ihedioha and Gerald Irona dated March 13, 2023 over alleged murder, terrorism and arson. In a ruling dated March 24, 2023 in a suit between Ugochinyere and Read More

Police ban protests in Nasarawa

March 27, 2023 House keeper 0

The Nasarawa State Police Command on Monday banned all forms of protest throughout the state. The spokesperson for the command, Ramhan Nansel, said the decision was taken to prevent the breakdown of law and order and to sustain the peace currently being enjoyed.  He also said that an intelligence report on security in the state revealed that it can no longer Read More

Kastina Governor-elect, Dikko Radda rejects ‘His Excellency’ title

March 26, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kastina state Governor-elect, Mallam Umaru Dikko Radda, has rejected the title of ‘His Excellency’ usually attach to serving governors’ names, saying he would prefer to be called Mr. Governor or by his name alone. Dikko Radda, who recently emerged the winner of the governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said people will determine whether Read More

Why I’m the best to succeed Yahaya Bello in Kogi – Ex-REA boss, Ohiare

March 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in the 11th November Kogi State governorship election, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, said his profile dwarfs other 17 aspirants jostling for the party’s governorship ticket. Addressing journalists after his screening on Saturday in Abuja, a former Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ohiare said it was time for someone with his kind of skills Read More

Timi Frank congratulates Adeleke, lauds Appeal Court Justices 

March 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Saturday, congratulated the Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, over the reinstatement of his mandate by the Appeal Court. Frank in a statement in Abuja, also lauded the Justices of the Appeal Court that courageously decided the case and upheld the victory of Read More

Kogi APC: Ward exco denies purported letter suspending Muri Ajaka

March 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward 1, Ajaka in Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi state has denied knowledge of the purported letter of suspension on the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yakubu Murtala Ajaka. The APC leaders said said falsehood by the mischief makers becomes more glaring from the inclusion of the name and signature of Read More

I didn’t hold secret meeting with CJN in London – Tinubu

March 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied holding any secret meeting with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Olukayode Ariwoola, in London in order to curry the favour of the judiciary as his opponents battle to nullify his mandate. In a statement by the Director, Media and Publicity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, Mr Bayo Onanuga, Read More

INEC observers fault declaration of Yusuf as governor-elect in Kano

March 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of INEC accredited Civil Society Domestic Election Observers in Kano state has faulted the declaration of Abba Kabiru Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in the state. The observers, however, asked the electoral umpire to review the said declaration and conduct supplementary election in the affected areas of Read More

NCoS destroys prohibited items worth over N150m

March 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) said it has destroyed confiscated items from various Custodial Centers across the country worth over One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (₦150,000,000) at the national headquarters, Abuja. A statement released Thursday in Abuja by the Service spokesman, Abubakar Danladi Umar, said the prohibited items which were seized over time via the measures and routine search Read More

Tinubu jets out to undertake rest, lesser hajj – Aide

March 22, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The President-elect, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, has travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme ahead of May 29, 2023 inauguration. A statement released Wednesday by the Office of President-elect, signed by Tunde Rahman, said Tinubu left the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja for Europe Tuesday night after exhaustive campaign and election season.” An online platform had reported that the Read More