I ‘ll use my experience to turn the fortune of Ondo around – Prince Erewa

June 3, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the July 22 governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, an aspirant, Prince Tony Godday Erewa, has promised to will use his experience to turn the fortune of the state around. Prince Erewa who stated this Wednesday after obtaining his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja, said that Read More

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I’ve no regret leaving civil service for politics – Faggo

December 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Hon. Kani Abubakar Faggo is member of the House Representing Shira/Giade Federal Constituency of Bauchi state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this chat with BENJAMIN UMUTEME, he speaks on the 2020 Budget, border closure, his legislative agenda among others. You joined politics after long years in the civil service, how has the experience been? Yes, Read More

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Ex-Cameroonian star Samuel Eto’s takes stand on political career

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Samuel Eto’o is up there with George Weah as an African great on the football field, but he says he has no plans to follow the Liberian into politics “for the moment”. “Everyone wants me to go into politics, but there won’t be 10 million Weahs,” Eto’o said in an exclusive interview with AFP. Weah, the only African player to win Read More

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Leadership, politics: FG seeks support for women’s participation

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has urged relevant stakeholders to collectively support and create enabling environment for women’s active participation in politics and leadership. Tallen made the call recently in Lokoja at a two-day Awareness and Sensitisation Programme for Stakeholders to Support Women’s Participation in Kogi state Election, North-central Zone. The minister, who was Read More

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Buhari, Democracy and Maturity

October 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

For a nation to develop rapidly, its citizens must learn the act  of questioning settled political answers and demand answers to unsettled political questions-analyzing both formal and informal communication/proposition from the government. Such an opportunity to question the so called settled political answers again came the way of Nigerians following a report that President Muhammadu Buhari recently in Abuja while Read More

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Taking politics too far

September 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recent happenings in the polity have reminded us that there seems to be a mix-up when it comes to playing politics and rendering public service. They are not the same thing. Naturally, one should not be too surprised about the confusion because it is on the platform of political parties that candidates get elected into public offices in Nigeria. It Read More

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We’ll make youth’s future a reality-Rep

September 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

Majority Leader, Federal House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has said that the National Assembly will make legislation to make the future of Nigerian youth a reality. Doguwa stated this at the lunch of a song, titled ‘My Country’, performed by the Chief Executive Officer of Capacity Development Initiative for Africa Child, Bitrus Saleh, held at Kano state library, Monday. Read More

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Of film stars and politicians

September 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The current fourth republic started about 20 years ago when the then military regime decided to hand over power to a civilian administration in 1999. According to the 1999 Constitution, as amended, every four years fresh elections have to be conducted to usher in another tenure. This also requires politicians to go round the country to campaign for votes. As Read More

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Abdulmumini Jibrin Kofa and the rest of us

August 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

One wonders why political parties in Nigeria would consider an individual as the rightful owner of political party. Actually, a political party should be a supreme entity to each and every party official or member of the said party; membership card is the indication of membership. If you look thoroughly especially at the card issued to an individual, there is Read More

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Matawalle sacks LG scribes, heads of tertiary institutions

August 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle Wednesday sacked all the 14 local government secretaries in the state and approved their replacements. The governor also approved the appointment of the rector of the state polytechnic and provost of the college of education. This was contained in a statement signed by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General of Press Affairs to the governor, in Gusau. Read More

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Critique of abstract politics

May 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

About the middle of 1985, the tendency to which I belonged in Nigeria’s Marxist Left met somewhere on the campus of the former University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We met to review our programme and, in particular, to discuss what I may now articulate as “abstractionism” in the national platforms of the Nigerian Left. And what Read More

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Nigerian politics crude, primitive – Ms Oliver

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

Tariela Oba Oliver is a 34- year-old certified fitness expert who hails from Bayelsa state, but born and resident in Lagos state. She was a candidate for the Lagos state House of Assembly – Ibeju Lekki Constituency 1 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the recent 2019 general elections. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she Read More

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Tackle barriers limiting our participation in politics, women task stakeholders

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Nigerian women has called on relevant stakeholders to remove every barriers hindering their participation and emergence as elected representatives in Nigeria’s democratic process. The call was made in Abuja during an experience sharing platform for women who contested in the 2019 General Elections organised by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) on the theme, ““Strategy Meeting on Experience Sharing of Read More

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Atiku better than Buhari, Obasanjo declares

April 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has defended his endorsement of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He said despite the fact that Atiku lost to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, he remains “far better” than the incumbent. Obasanjo spoke on Sunday evening when the Southwest PDP leaders led by the party’s National Vice Chairman (South Read More

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Don’t go to court, Apostle Suleman tells politicians

March 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Christian cleric, Johnson Suleman has advised Nigerian politicians to “go home”, instead of going to court when they lose election. “Politics is a game. When you lose, don’t go to court, go home,” Suleman, the founder, and pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries, said in a video being circulated on Twitter. Suleman, popularly called Apostle Suleman, made the remark Read More

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Mass culpability and political tension in Nigeria

February 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Were Nigeria a human being, she would invariably come down with an acute case of hypertension every four years. Around the time of the general elections, that is. Of course, she would have minor cases in-between, when elections hold in those states whose history of electoral litigations has gifted electoral timetables different from that of the rest of the country. Read More

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Violent campaigns worry INEC REC in Bauchi

January 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Bauchi State chapter Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday expressed concern over the level of violence and hate speech that have characterised rallies organised by political parties in the state. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),  Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, expressed concern at a special stakeholders’ meeting organised by the commission in Bauchi. “I want to recall that the gubernatorial Read More

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Why Islamic scholars should join politics- NACOMYO’s President, Maigoro

January 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

In this interview with MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU, the President of National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO), Malam Sani Suleiman Maigoro, frowns at people politicising Nigeria’s security situations and urges Islamic scholars to participate in politics. With the general elections approaching, what is NACOMYO doing to ensure the youths are not involved in violent free election? Youths are the greatest Read More

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Religious leaders must be interested in politics -Kawas

November 25, 2018 Editorial III 0

Religious leaders must get involved in politics to properly guide the use of the nation’s resources to improve the welfare of the people and better the society. This was the view of Archbishop Leonard Bature Kawas, who insisted on the need for men and women of God to identify with the political happenings in the society in order to guide, Read More

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2019: What God showed me about Buhari – Fayose

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ekiti state Govrnor, Ayodele Peter Fayose, has claimed that a revelation from God in a dream has showed him that President Muhammadu Buhari will not come back in office in 2019. The governor, who stated this at a political function in Aba, commercial city of Abia state, recalled that he warned Nigerians of a dream he earlier had that Buhari Read More

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Mainstreaming African women’s voices

March 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

  There are not enough women occupying Board or top exec level positions in African business; it’s as simple as that. This is a travesty, because it removes African women’s voices from mainstream conversations, and robs girls across the continent of strong female role models and the inspiration that they can bring. A lack of strong female voices also weakens Read More

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@20: Media Trust plans to get enlisted on Stock Exchange

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

For coming this far, Media Trust Limited, publishers of the Trust titles, will be organising its 20th anniversary to reflect and plan for the future, Chairman/Founder of the company, Malam Kabiru Yusuf, has revealed. Yusuf also announced plans by the company to get listed on the Stock Exchange for members of the public to own shares, even as he said Read More

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Oyegun receives PDP defectors in Niger tomorrow

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Minna National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun will tomorrow in Minna receive defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including the member of the Niger state House of Assembly representing Suleja, Shuiabu Iya. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Niger state Secretary of APC, Barrister Mohammed Liman, adding that six governors Read More

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Older men, women shouldn’t determine Nigeria’s future -IRI President

February 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

President of the International Republic Institute (IRI), Dan Twining, has warned younger Nigerians to actively participate in politics and ensure that older men and women no longer determine the future of the country. He also said his organisation is in Nigeria because of the United State’s interest to help Nigerians connect to government and to help government to be responsive Read More