2023 governorship election: Labour Party excos split in Ebonyi as factions endorse PDP, APC

March 17, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Following the declaration by the national body of Labour Party that it has no governorship candidate in Ebonyi state for the saturday elections, the state executive has splitted into two factions over the choice of political party to support. While a faction led by the state chairman declared support for the governorship candidate of APC, other executive members led by Read More

2023 elections: Shun religious, ethnic sentiments, Rebuild Nigeria Movement urges politicians

March 17, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Rebuild Nigeria Movement Worldwide (RNMW) has called on the political class and their supporters against using primordial and religious sentiments for their political campaigns. The national coordinator of the group, Amb. James Erebuoye, made the appeal in a statement Friday in Abuja ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. He also warned supporters of some candidates Read More

Tinubu rallies Nigerians, promises to form government of ‘national competence’

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has rallied Nigerians across political divides to support his incoming administration, even as he ruled out talk of forming a government of national unity when he eventually swear in, adding that he will rather a form a government of ‘national competence.’ Tinubu also declared that in selecting his cabinet he will not be weighed down Read More

Election: INEC distributes sensitive materials in Bauchi 

March 16, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

In preparation for the 18th March gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Bauchi State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to the 20 LGAs in the state.  At the distribution exercise at the Bauchi branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mohammed Nura assured Read More

Osun: Adeleke declares Friday as public holiday for Assembly election 

March 16, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has declared Friday 17th March as a public holiday for the house of assembly election.  He said the holiday was to enable residents to travel to their respective polling units to vote on Saturday.  In a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Thursday, Adeleke urged the people to go out and exercise their civic rights.  He Read More

Lukman to Omisore: My statements are fact, no apology for you

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

National Vice Chairman, North-west of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh. Lukman, has dismissed threats of a lawsuit made against him by the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore over alleged allegation of defamation by the former. Lukman said the statements he made in his press statements were fact. In a letter by his lawyers, Read More

You can’t force Nigerians to accept outcome of presidential poll, Frank tells British Commissioner

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Thursday condemned in strong terms a statement credited to the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, about the recent presidential and National Assembly democratic election in the country. Laing was recently quoted in media reports to have called on Nigerians to be Read More

Election: Why PDP candidate, Isah Kantagi, can’t be governor in Niger – Group

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegies of Concerned Niger Youths (CNY), has said allegations bothering on money laundering and other sharp practices against Liman Isah Kantagi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate are enough to disqualify him as a governorship candidate in the state. The group said the state deserved a personality whose hands are not tainted and soiled by allegations Read More

My lawyer ‘ll respond to your wrongly dated threat letter, Lukman fires Omisore

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The ongoing exchange of hot words continued Thursday between the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore and the party’s National Vice Chairman, Salihu Moh Lukman, over allegation that the former mismanaged the campaign funds allocated for Osun governorship election in 2022. Lukman has, however, responded to Omisore’s letter, saying though wrongly dated his lawyer will respond to the Read More

NSCDC to strengthen security measures ahead of governorship, State Assembly elections 

March 15, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the review, analysis, and processing of reports and observations from the field on the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said it has put in place a robust security arrangement geared towards the success of the forthcoming governorship election. The tightened security approach is to ensure that the Independent National Electoral Commission Read More

Cashless policy: Pressure mounts on Buhari to sack Emefiele, Malami

March 15, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

There are intense pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Governor of the Central Bank (CBN) Godwin Emefiele and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami for disobedience to the Supreme Court judgement on the controversial Naira policy. The incoming administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu is also urged to immediately prosecute the duo of Emefiele and Malami for treason, disobedience Read More

2023 governorship election: Nasarawa stakeholders demand removal of electoral commissioner

March 15, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group known as Concern Nasarawa State Progressive Stakeholders has demanded for the immidiate removal of the current State Electoral Commissioner, Dr Urthman Ajidagba, before the conduct of governorship election in the state. The group accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of colluding with the said Commissioner to rig the forthcoming governorship election. Addressing a press Read More

Group asks FG to prosecute Seplat CEO for breaching Immigration law

March 14, 2023 House keeper 0

A human rights and good governance advocacy group – Make A Difference Initiative (MAD has commended the Ministry of Interior for the bold step in investigating allegations of racism, favouritism of foreign workers and discrimination against Nigerian employees levelled against the CEO of Seplat Energy PLC, Roger Brown, by employees of the company. The group also demanded a definite prosecution Read More

Pro-Tinubu protesters warn Atiku, Obi’s supporters against intimidating judiciary, INEC

March 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of protesters, on the aiges of The Natives has warned the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, against intimidating judiciary and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over their grievances regarding the recently conducted presidential election. The Natives was reaction the various protest against the outcome Read More

Muslim-Muslim ticket: APC NWC member demands Adamu’s replacement

March 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Vice Chairman (North-west) of the ruling All Progressives (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, has advocated for replacement of the party’s national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (Muslim) with a Christian national chairman from the North-central. While warning against pitfalls in the process of forming the next federal government by ensuring a broadly inclusive government post May 29, 2023 under Read More

10th NASS: Advocacy group tips Barau Jibrin as next Senate President

March 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Civil Society Organisation, Policy Advocacy and Integrity Network of Nigeria (PAINN) has thrown its weight behind the candidacy of Senator Barau Jibrin, the Senator representing Kano North Senatorial District and Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations. A statement signed Thursday by the Executive Director of the organisation, Engr Joe Folu Mesele described Senator Jibrin as the best man for the Read More

Abia: APGA governorship candidate seeks votes, promises restoration

March 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for the March 11 gubernatorial election in Abia state, Prof. Gregory Ibe, said he is adequately prepared to restore the glory of Abia state. Prof Ibe, according to a statement released Wednesday by his spokesperson, John Nwokwocha, said the candidate has demonstrated a track record in service with a working document on how to Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Ibe as APGA governorship candidate in Abia

March 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Jubilations have greeted the ruling of the Supreme Court Wednesday in Abuja, re-affirming Professor Greg Ibe as the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state for the Saturday, March 11 gubernatorial election. Teeming supporters, associates and party faithful were caught celebrating the declaration of the apex court. As at the time of filling the Read More

Tinubu’s victory is divine, group thanks Nigerians for rejecting PDP

March 7, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Supporters of the President-elect on the aiges of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Tinubu/Shettima 2023, have thank Nigerians for rejecting calls by opposition leaders to protest against the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential election. On Monday, opposition leaders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, took a protest to the headquarters of the Read More

Retire now, protest to INEC headquarters a new low, APC tells Atiku 

March 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidential Campaign Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as a “new low” a protest led by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, to the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday. The APC campaign team also asked the former Vice President to retire from politics honourably. Read More

Kano goverment raises alarm over plot to rig election, warns NNPP

March 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government in Kano state it has received credible information on how thugs will be hired from villages in Kano and beyond to upset the electoral process through violence, massive rigging, box snatching and arson.    The government, however, vowed to check any attempt by the opposition New Nigeria People’s Read More