2023: Zulum wins re-election in Borno governorship poll

March 21, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state has secured a second term with a landslide victory at the March 18 governorship elections.  Professor Zulum, who contested on the platform of APC, scored 545,543 of the 649,855 votes cast, defeating his distant trailer, Mohammed Ali Jajari of the PDP, who polled 82,147 votes. Declaring the result, the state’s Governorship and State Read More

Gombe: 8 governorship candidates endorse Gov Inuwa for second term

March 14, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

As preparations for gubernatorial and state assembly elections reach climax, the reelection bid of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received major boost as eight governorship candidates from the opposition parties in Gombe state have endorsed his candidacy, pledging their support and allegiance towards his success in the forthcoming election. The state chairman, Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), who is also Read More

Inside the courts and challenging election outcomes

March 12, 2023 Samson Itodo 0

Litigating election disputes is contentious, complex, and excessively technical. This accounts for the reason election tribunals and courts make efforts to resolve election disputes but often fail to address the grievances of litigants. As expected, political attention is shifting to the courts as aggrieved candidates and political parties that contested in Nigeria’s 2023 general elections are approaching the courts to Read More

2023 presidential election: Eschew divisive politics, vote credible candidates – Hunkuyi beckons Kaduna electorate

March 12, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The governorship candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Kaduna state, Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, has urged residents to shun divisive politics and antics of groups and individuals on religion and tribal sentiments to win election. Speaking in an interview with journalists in Kaduna on Saturday, he urged the electorate to vote for him, reiterating his stance on inclusive Read More

2023: CAN speaks on ‘endorsing governorship candidate in Plateau’

March 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Plateau chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it has not endorsed the governorship candidate of any political party in the state. Its chairperson, Polycarp Lubo, a reverend father, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Sunday that Plateau electorate should turn out en-masse on 11 March to vote for the leader of their choice. Read More

Presidential election: Obi shocks Tinubu, Atiku in Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Delta 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi winner of the presidential Election held last Saturday in Imo state. The Returning Officer for the state, Charles Esimone, who announced the result Tuesday in Owerri, said Obi polled 352, 904 votes to beat Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 66,171 votes, Read More

2023 Presidential election results: Tinubu leads in Abuja 

February 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has won the presidential election in two Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Out of the three Area Councils declared so far,  Tinubu won in Kwali and Abaji Area Councils, while the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, won in Kuje area council. The Federal Capital Territory has six Area Read More

February 25 2023 elections: INEC signs peace accord with parties, candidates in Imo

February 17, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo state has concluded the signing of peace accord with political parties and their candidates preparatory to the 25th February Presidential and National Assembly elections. In an interactive session with political parties and their candidates, Thursday, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reminded them that some polling units in the Read More

I ‘ll reform Ebonyi if elected – PDP guber candidate Odii 

February 10, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi state, Dr. Ifeanyi Odii, Wednesday, promised to reform the civil service system of the state if elected. Odii who reassured total reformation of the state, said this at the PDP campaign rally  in Ameka, Ezza south local government of the state. He said: “Don’t mind people that lie to you Read More

Labour Party raises alarm over killings, assaults, harassment of leaders, candidates

December 18, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure, has raised alarm over the safety of the leaders, candidates and members, calling on the Inspector General of Police to wade into the killings of its leaders, candidates and members. Recently the members, leaders and candidates of the party have become targets of assassinations, assaults and harassment.  He said the Read More

2023 UTME: Candidates can now generate profile codes – JAMB

December 12, 2022 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

As part of its measures to ensure a smooth 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that prospective  candidates can now generate their profile codes and save same for use during registration.  This was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint Monday by JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Read More

UTME: 1.5m candidates registered for JAMB – JAMB Registrar

March 21, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, while monitoring the 2022 UTME/DE registration in Kano weekend said over 1.5 million candidates had so far registered for the exercise. Prof. Oloyede visited a number of JAMB approved CBT centres in Kabuga satellite town Kano, and the JAMB PTC zonal office. He lamented the low turnout of candidates Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

71.64 % made 5 credits including Maths, English – NECO registrar

October 29, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

878, 925 candidates have passed English Language Mathematics representing 71.64% as the National Examinations Council (NECO) released the 2021 SSCE internal examination results. The Registrar, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, stated this Friday while announcing the release of the results in Minna. According to him, “The number of candidates who made credit and above in English Language is 945, 853 representing Read More

2023: 12 presidential aspirants to join ADC – National chairman

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Hon. Ralph Nwosu, has revealed that about twelve presidential candidates of different political parties have agreed to join his party, adding that Nigerian youth have agreed to adopt the party come 2023 general elections. Speaking at the national secretariat of ADC Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially received former Presidential candidate Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during 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: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently 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

Isoko South 1 bye-election: INEC declares PDP winner

September 12, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Evivie Ovuakpoye, as winner of the Isoko South 1 State Constituency bye-election. According to the official results released by INEC Sunday morning, the PDP’s candidate secured his victory with a total 6,957 votes to defeat 11 other candidates including his closest rival, Ifowodo Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

PDP chairmanship tussle and future of opposition

August 27, 2021 Admin III 0

The crisis in Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may have taken a turn for worse with the tussle over the position of national chairman even as the party gears up for its national convention, writes ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on August 10, 2021, rising from a stakeholder’s meeting agreed that elective national Read More

Buhari congratulates Zambian President-elect, Hakainde Hichilema

August 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday congratulated the President-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory in the presidential election of August 12, 2021. The President applauded the people of Zambia who came out in their numbers to exercise their civic rights, voting candidates of their choice, signposting that the prospect of a united, stable and prosperous Africa lies in the power Read More

How to address the massive failure in JAMB

August 17, 2021 Admin III 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, was established by an Act of 1978, subsequently amended in 1989 and 1993.14 per cent pass and 86 per cent failure at the just-concluded 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by JAMB, divergent views have been expressed by stakeholders as to what led to the poor performance by the candidates. While some Read More