Finally, Coy opens up on wayabout of 15-member Chinese medical team in Nigeria

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Managing Director China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd Michael Yigao Monday said the 15 Chinese medical experts that arrived Nigeria April 8 are in the company’s care. Yigao disclosed this as a response to media reports and the inquiry by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the whereabouts of the 15-member team. Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire Read More

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Rivers group condemns NIMASA’s action over COVID-19 relief items

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A group in Rivers state under the aegis of Rivers Peoples Alliance has condemned plans by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) to deliver COVID-19 materials to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.In the opinion of the group, such should have been channeled through the Rivers state government, as was reportedly done by the same agency, when it Read More

Reps and the arguments over imported Chinese medics

April 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The coming to Nigeria of some medical personnel from the Republic of China over the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic was immediately greeted with mixed reactions, including divergent views by leaders of the House of Representatives. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. Initial reaction  When concerns were raised over reports that about 18 Chinese medics were on their way to Nigeria, to help in the fight against Read More

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I have the video, Nigerians have you watched it?

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Applying a little wisdom and a little stupidity is how a king administers his kingdom. So I have the video, do you have the video, if you have it, have you watched it, who produced it, how about the actors, and those responsible for lighting, the scriptwriters, how about the heroes and villains? This is Nigeria, where everything is Read More

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Our members visited Abdulrazak in private capacity — PDP

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kwara state chapter has said some of its leaders and members that visited the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, did so in their personal capacity and not as members of the PDP. The opposition was reacting to the statement issued by the state government saying that top leaders of the opposition PDP visited Abdulrazaq and pledged Read More

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Nigeria Cricket to recruit more left arm players

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Against oppositions in UAE and SA recently, the Nigeria Cricket teams have struggled against left armed cricketers and bowlers bowling in the neighborhood of 140km/h. Against Oman in UAE and Sri Lanka in South Africa, our batsmen struggled against left arm pace with swing.  According to NCF President Prof A. Nkanga possibly Nigerian teams concede wickets to left arm orthodox Read More

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Again, Nigerians rage over hate speech, anti-social media bills; want immediate withdrawal

February 3, 2020 Editor 0

Vehement oppositions from Nigerians were visited on Internet Falsehood Manipulation Bill and Establishment of National Commission for Prohibition of Hate Speeches Bill in Abuja Monday. This is even as sponsors of the Bills, Senators Sani Musa (APC Niger East) and Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi ( APC Niger North), were admonished to withdraw the bills from the Senate in the interest of Read More

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APC ‘uncovers’ plot by PDP, others to smear Buhari presidency

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress Local Government Chairmen (APC-LGC) has raised the alarm over alleged “impending plot by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari with the aid of the National Assembly.”  The grassroots APC chairmen made this revelation at a press conference Thursday in Abuja, where it strongly accused the PDP of manipulating the NASS to Read More

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Imo: PDP nationwide protest senseless, disrespectful – APC

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday described the protest embarked upon by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as senseless and capable dragging the image of the country and the judiciary into public ridicule before the international community. The party said the PDP has become a threat to the present Democratic practice in the country and asked the relevant Read More

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PDP’s audacious move on 2019 polls

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last week’s report to the effect that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has concluded plans to set up a committee to review its performance and roles of its members in the 2019 general elections is the right foot forward in repositioning the PDP to play its role effectively as Nigeria’s main opposition party. PDP presidential candidate Read More

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Sowore’s re arrest : Let’s join forces, speak up against tyranny – Osun PDP chair

December 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Osun state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olasoji Adagunodo, said over the weekend in Ibadan that the re arrest in an Abuja court of Omoyele Sowore  by operatives of the Directorate of State Services (DSS)  should not be treated as his personal  predicament.   Adagunodo said in  a statement  that:”Either should it be left alone for the opposition party Read More

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Updated: Kano assembly passes Emirate Council bill

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kano state House of Assembly has approved the 2019 Emirate council bill, despite some opposition against its passage. The Speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa, who announced this during plenary in Kano, Thursday, said the passage has ensured that four additional Emirates council has been approved.  The new emirates include Bichi, Gaya, Rani and Karaye. A day Read More

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EFCC probe: Kwara govt replies ex-speaker

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

​ Kwara state government Wednesday hit back at the former House of Assembly Speaker, Dr Ali Agov’t, over his comment that the government was hurting opposition by accusing members of the 8th assembly of sighphoning public funds. “Our attention is drawn to a statement this evening by former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ali Ahmad Read More

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Oyo: APC afraid of its shadows – PDP

November 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state as ‘a bunch of desperate politicians who are afraid of their shadows.’ The PDP in a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, said that the election petition filed against the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde at Read More

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CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba, Rangers get group stage opponents

November 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s representatives in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup, Enyimba International Fc of Aba and Enugu Rangers will come up against North African oppositions in the group stage of the elite competition. The draw ceremony took place on Tuesday at the CAF headquarters in Cairo after a slight postponement by the cup organizer. Enugu Rangers who edged out Read More

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2023: Nasiriyya disowns el-Rufai’s presidential campaign office, blames opposition

November 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nasiriyya of Nigeria has disclaimed el-Rufai presidential campaign office recently opened in Jos, Plateau state capital, noting that it is handiwork of opposition and detractors who want to inhibit his good work.  The umbrella organisation for other Nasiriyya outfits, established to profess, advocate and support the political ideology of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, said that it was not time for campaign Read More

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Kogi gov: APC mocks PDP, says defeat imminent

October 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The APC Campaign Council for Kogi governorship election has said the deafening silence from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 16 governorship election is a clear indication that the opposition does not have what it takes to win the election. Accordingly, the council has advised the PDP to concede defeat following their inability to commence Read More

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Adamawa: Fintiri extends hands of fellowship to opposition parties

October 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has extended hand of fellowship to the APC and other opposition parties in the state to join hands with his administration in revamping the battered fortunes of the state.  Fintiri made the call over the weekend in a reaction to the Friday’s tribunal judgment affirming his victory as the duly elected governor. In the Read More

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Why we decamped to APC in Jigagawa- PDP chieftain

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa state, Alhaji Rabiu Dangabi, has stated that they opted to decamp from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because of the good work of Governor Muhammad Badaru. Dangabi, who disclosed this in Dutse Wednesday, said he did not join the party for political appointment Read More

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59th anniversary – Publicity: How APC fared under 3 Kwarans

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE examines the publicity department of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from its days in opposition till now. Publicity stunt like no other It came like a joke but its messages were getting to the deaf all over. Today, the story of the APC as the first successful merger party that unseated the incumbent ruling party has redefined Read More

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Adamawa: Tribunal upholds Fintiri’s election

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The governorship election tribunal on Saturday upheld the election of Adamawa State governor, Umaru Fintiri, throwing out the petition of the opposition Action Peoples Party (APP). AA Adebara, who led the three-member panel, said the decision to uphold the election was as a result of the failure of the APP Rukayya Audu to document her withdrawal from the race. He noted that INEC was Read More

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‘We’ll resist defection moves by Orubebe to APC’

August 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of the Tuomo Ward 3 chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Burutu local government area of Delta state have vowed to resist moves by former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe to defect to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party in a statement jointly signed by its chairman, secretary and leader, Read More

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Insecurity: PDP knocks Buhari over ‘insensitive comments’

July 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for describing the alleged gruesome killings, bloodletting, violence and widespread kidnapping in various parts of the country as “isolated” cases. The party in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Wednesday, described this comment as unfortunate, adding that it further exposes the incompetence of the Buhari’s presidency as well Read More

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APC kicks over Gbajabiamila’s appointment of APGA member as Aide

July 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Anambra State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) have kicked against appointment of the immediate past member representing Awka north and south federal House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Anayo Nnebe as a legislative aide to Speaker of the green chamber, Femi Gbajabiamila. Nnebe represented Awka north and south in the 8 Assembly under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but decamped Read More