How Tanzania President clinched another controversial election victory

October 31, 2020 Reuters 0

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was re-elected for a second, five-year term on Friday, securing a huge victory in a contest that has been dismissed by the opposition as a “travesty” due to widespread irregularities. Magufuli got 12.5 million votes in Wednesday’s vote, or 84%, according to a Reuters calculation, more than 10 million more votes than his main challenger, Tundu Read More

Breaking – Outcome of Edo 2020 election: At last, Ize-Iyamu breaks silence

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has finally congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moments after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki winner of Edo gubernatorial election. Ize-Iyamu who conveyed his message via his twitter handle wrote, “Edo people has decided, we thank you all! Congratulations to the opposition party! They Read More

Bauchi gov, Bala blasts APC govt over corruption allegations against him, Fintiri

August 14, 2020 Editorial II 0

The Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government over the corruption allegation levelled against him and governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state.  Recalled that the presidency, had in a statement urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sack governor Fintiri and the Bauchi state governor over alleged corruption allegations against them before their Read More

Magu: A mangled integrity?

August 4, 2020 Alex Enemanna 0

The scenario playing out between the erstwhile acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu and the presidential investigative panel headed by one of Nigeria’s finest members of the bench and former President of the Appeal Court, Justice Ayo Salami (rtd) probing the former corruption fighter is one many Nigerians is waiting with a bated breath Read More

Breaking: PDP postpones primary in Edo ahead guber poll

June 18, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of September governoship election in Edo state, the opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its primary election in Edo state to Tuesday, June 23, 2020. National Publicity Secretary of the party Kola Ologbondiyan just announced this on Thursday via his Twitter handle. He simply wrote, “@OfficialPDPNig has postponed its primary election in Edo State to Tuesday, June Read More

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HURIWA faults politicians’ approach on fight against terror, condemns release of Boko Haram terrorists

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has alleged that politicians in government are undermining the fight against terrorism contrary to claims by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that politicians in opposition parties were sabotaging the fight. Addressing journalists on the security situation in the country, Thursday in Abuja, HURIWA National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, urged President Muhammadu Read More

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Bayelsa guber: APC wants minister-designate to contest, says party chieftain

August 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bayelsa state chapter says it would impress on minister designate and former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, to contest the forthcoming governorship scheduled for November 16. Sylva, who contested the 2015 election on the platform of the main opposition party in the state-APC, was only recently listed along with 42 others as ministerial nominee Read More

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Edo Assembly: I “ll stop Abuja politicians – Obaseki

July 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, Thursday said that some politicians who had in time past joined in the struggle to entrench “Let the people lead” mantra in Edo state, now seek to work against the people. “Let the people lead” was a major campaign slogan against opposition parties during Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s tenure which according to him, implies that the Read More

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Deepening democratic practice in Africa, the NILDS example

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Last week in Abuja from Monday to Friday, the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) organised workshop for Ugandan parliamentarians on capacity building for opposition members. Taiye  Odewale reports. Why the workshop The workshop was aimed at strengthening the capacities of the opposition in parliament as a way of deepening the practice of democracy in Africa not only set Read More

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APC still strongest party in Zamfara – ex Gov Yari

June 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The immediate-past governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, said his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) remained a strong political party in the state in spite of its loss at the Supreme Court. Yari stated this Tuesday while addressing APC supporters who paid him Sallah homage in his residence in Talata-Mafara town in the Talata-Mafara local government area of the Read More

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Sokoto APC passes vote- of- no- confidence on national vice chairman

April 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Sokoto state executive committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) has passed a vote-of- no- confidence on the party’s national vice chairman, North-west, Malam Inuwa Abdulkadir. A statement signed by the state’s APC chairman, Alhaji Bello Danchadi, disclosed this Sunday in Sokoto, saying that the decision was taken after a meeting in Sokoto. “The executive committees of the party and Read More

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Rivers: PDP wins all 3 senatorial districts

April 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the elections conducted in all three senatorial districts in Rivers State. George Sekibo (Rivers East), Bari Mpigi (Rivers South East) and Betty Apiafi (Rivers West) defeated their opponents, to ensure a clean swoop for the opposition party. Governor Nyesom Wike, who is also contesting on the platform of the PDP, is leading in eight of Read More

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APC clears all 25 assembly seats in Kogi

March 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won all the 25 House of Assembly seats in the state leaving none to the opposition parties. The ruling party had on March 9 during the gubernatorial and State Assembly elections cleared 22 seats as three seats in Lokoja I, Omala and Igalamela/Odolu constituencies were rescheduled as a result of inconclusive nature of the Read More

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Ikpeazu re-elected Abia Gov amidst protests

March 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic patty (PDP) ,Dr Okezie IKpeazu has been declared winner of 2019 governorship election in Abia state amidst protests from parties.  The Returning officer, Professor Benjamin Ozumba,  who announced the result said Ikpeazu polled 261,127 to emerged the winner, whereas Uche Ogah of All Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 99,574 votes while Alex Otti Read More

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ADC, ZLP, SDP finally adopt PDP guber candidate, Makinde

March 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Four opposition political parties in Oyo Monday collapsed their governorship aspirations in support PDP gubernatorial candidate, Mr Seyi Makinde, as their consensus candidate for the March 9 election. Coming under a coalition, the parties namely the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), said they arrived at the decision after a crucial meeting. Read More

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Returning PDP to power will be highly risky- APC

January 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigerians may not be ready to take the risk to return the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power in the February and March polls, in spite of observed deficiencies of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Joel Soyinka. The lawyer and chieftain of the APC said this yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital, stressing that the APC remains the party Read More

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Kaduna SDP candidate demands guber debate 

November 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna state, Haruna Saeed, yesterday challenged Governor Nasiru El-Rufai and other governorship candidates to a debate on their plans for the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 30 candidates, including that of the main opposition party, Isa Ashiru, are vying for the governorship seat in the state in 2019. Saeed, Read More

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2019: Anti-corruption battle ‘ll see APC through -Reps Candidate

November 25, 2018 Editorial III 0

A Federal House of Representative candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State for the Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency, Mr. Preye Oseke has predicted victory for President Muhammad Buhari during the forthcoming Presidential Election in 2019. Oseke declared that the present administration of President Muhammad Buhari policies of anti-corruption against the ” share the money” and practical development Read More

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Buhari’s 2019 bid and matters arising, by GARBA SHEHU

April 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

The country is gearing itself up for the General Elections in February next year and with President Muhammadu Buhari announcing that he will bid for the governing Party, APC’s ticket to run fo a second term, all hell has been let loose by the chaotic, ill-prepared opposition camp.   A joke on WhatsApp last week was about the abuse and Read More

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2019: APC in S/Africa optimistic of Buhari’s victory

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 1

The All Progressives Congress (APC) South Africa chapter says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be incapable of stopping President Muhammadu Buahri from clinching a second tenure. The party equally said it will win the 2019 general elections in spite of efforts by the opposition parties particularly the PDP to thwart its success. The party said after observing the just Read More

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Why PDP should give it to Bode George, By Dan Agbese

October 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

In my column, The Burden of Victory of July 21, 2017, published shortly after the Supreme Court settled the leadership tussle in the PDP in favour of the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the party, I urged the party leaders to bury the hatchet or whatever and get on with the complex challenges of rebuilding their party I am returning to Read More