2023: Should PDP zone presidency to South?

October 14, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

Chapter VI, Part I, Section 131 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, states that a person may be qualified for election of the office of the president if he or she is a citizen of Nigeria by birth, and has attained the age of 35, and a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party, has Read More

Searching for a suitable vepee candidate from the North

October 13, 2021 Salihu Isa Nataro 0

A consensus is steadily building among the progressive members of the political class who are fair, just, equitable and who continue to believe in one united and strong Nigeriain favour of Vice president YemiOsinbajo becoming the presidential candidate of the ruling APC in 2023 and he eventually becoming the president of the country itself. This is especially so among the Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

South-south presidency best for Nigeria – Group

September 17, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

An advocacy group, South South Presidency 2023 (SSP23), has said the country would fare better if the presidency was returned to the South-south. In a communiqué made available to our reporter in Calabar, after a brainstorming meeting of delegates which held in Asaba, Delta state, SSP23 re-affirmed its stand on the emergence of a president of South-south extraction. It warned Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

2023: Don’t waste PDP’s ticket, group cautions Atiku

September 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been cautioned not to waste the People’s Democratic Party (PDP’s) ticket. The group under the aegis of PDP Action 2023 warned that, to give Atiku another chance as PDP presidential candidate, is to facilitate a clear defeat for the party at the presidential contest, admonishing the former vice-president Read More

Coronation: Atiku felicitates with Omoba Tshola Emiko, Olu of Warri designate, Itsekiris

August 20, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, former vice president  Atiku Abubakar congratulates Omoba Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, the Olu of Warri designate as he is coroneted on Saturday as the 21st Olu of Warri. Atiku in a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe said “the choice of Tshola Emiko to ascend the throne Read More

Afghanistan: A big lesson for Nigerian leaders

August 19, 2021 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

Political and economic leaders were the first casualty of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Disheartening videos and images of Afghan political leaders, billionaires, industrialists, technocrats, etc fleeing the country filled the internet, while on the other side, common people on the street cheered and welcomed the Taliban. This is an ominous signal to leaders of countries facing similar challenges as Read More

Secondus, Obi eulogize IBB @ 80

August 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus and the Vice Presidential candidate of the party in 2019 general elections, former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, Tuesday joined other admirers and associates of the former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi  Babangida, IBB, to eulogize him on his 80th birthday. Prince Secondus who led some members Read More

Buhari, Lawan, Atiku, others mourn as ex-DSP Mantu dies at 74

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Nasir Mantu, saying the deceased dedicated most of his life to the service of his people. A family source said Senator Mantu died in the early hours of Tuesday. Mantu’s personal secretary, Zaharaddeen Ibrahim, who is also a nephew to the deceased, confirmed the death. “He had Read More

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PDP crisis: Stakeholders berate Atiku for keeping mum

August 11, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Some stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have berated former Vice President and presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for keeping mum while his party was going through crisis. The party has been in crisis following the resignation of some national officers and call by some stakeholders for the national chairman to Read More

Fake news, hate speeches, weapons for Nigerian politicians

August 8, 2021 Abdulmumin Kolo Gulani 0

Whenever we dwell on how hate speeches and fake news affect our democracy we must also look at how improper journalism is being practiced in Nigeria. Journalism is said to be the production and distribution of reports on current events based on facts and supported with proof or evidence. Unfortunately, the system in Nigeria is quite different as some media Read More

Atiku urges FG to establish food security military taskforce to work in farming clusters

July 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Federal Government to establish food security military task force to work in farming clusters. Atiku in a statement, Friday sad “the warning given by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations on Wednesday, July 29, 2021, of Read More

Anambra guber: Akeredolu’s judgement rules out APC – Ex-presidential candidate

July 29, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Former presidential candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), High Chief Peter Ameh has stated that the Supreme Court judgement on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu technically ruled out the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Anambra November 6th, 2021 guber election. In a statement released in Abuja Thursday, Ameh said “it is a very simple logic that Mai Mala Buni cannot Read More

APC: Consensus ‘ll abridge political space, cause imposition – Ex-gov

July 28, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Former governor of Cross River state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Clement Ebri has faulted the recent consensus arrangements being mulled by the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee in the election of its candidates. According to the ex-governor, the arrangement is would abridge the political space, just as it would cause imposition of candidates. Ebri said this Wednesday Read More

Electoral reform in Nigeria: Light at the end of the tunnel?

July 27, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

The Nigerian watchdogs, the indefatigable press reported elaborately the entertaining drama played by senators and members of the House of Representatives during the passage of the electoral reform bill. The passage was done on Thursday, July 15, and Friday, July 16, 2021 in the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively. Earlier, the two hollowed houses promised to pass the bill Read More

2023: Buhari has no succession agreement with Tinubu, Okechukwu replies Hanga

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu, has expressed support for the proposal for a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election. The APC chieftain also refuted the claim by Senator Hanga that there was an agreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Read More

2023 presidency: Will Bala Mohammed succumb to pressure?

July 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

NAJIB SANI reports that Governor Bala Mohammed is yet indecisive whether or not to contest the number seat in the country amidst calls for him to do so. 2023 consultations begin Although the 2023 general election is still far flung, politicians have already begun consultations, establishing structures and nursing various political ambitions. Some have started making contacts and expressing interests Read More

2023: Underrate GYB at your peril

May 26, 2021 Dr. Williams Patrick 0

In a contemporary and real way of politicking, timely preparation and drawing out robust and workable stratagem is central to an efficacious outing. And for any strategic and focused prospective aspirant, kick-starting permutations, alignments and realignments ahead of the 2023 general election isn’t too early. Though, many have since been busy working towards a successful outing in the upcoming election, Read More

Heightening insecurity in South-east: What hope for Igbo presidency?

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

With the ceaseless killing of citizens, police personnel and burning of government property in the South-east states, will the region’s demand to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023 see the light of the day? ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report examines the pros and cons of the development. Call to mind Nigeria is currently facing a plethora of problems in almost all Read More

Tinubu: Standing out in the crowd

April 8, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

The occasion of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 69th birthday last month invited, as such occasions are wont to do, a flood of encomiums, each intent on reminding us what a blessing the man is to our national politics. Tinubu, of course, knew that some of them spoke from both sides of the mouth. He knew that among those who loudly Read More