Osun as a predictor of presidential elections, by Farooq Kperogi

July 17, 2022 Farooq Kperogi 0

Since 2014, Osun State has emerged as Nigeria’s bellwether state, as Americans call states whose voting patterns almost always align with the winning presidential ticket with mathematical exactitude. APC’s victory in Osun in 2014, in spite of the intense, all-out PDP-controlled federal effort to swing the election in PDP’s favor, presaged APC’s odds-defying victory in the 2015 presidential election. In Read More

Osun: Police arrests INEC supervisor, other, over manipulation in PVC distribution

July 2, 2022 Punch 0

Osun State Police Command, on Saturday, said it apprehended a corps member, a supervisor working with the Independent National Electoral Commission, and one other over manipulation of ongoing distribution of Permanent Voter Cards in Osu, Osun state. The police also said 38 PVCs were recovered from the suspects. A statement by the spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, obtained in Read More

Osun election: Don’t take oath because of money, Oyetola warns 

July 1, 2022 Lateef Ibadan 0

As July 16 governorship election draws nearer, Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has warned the voters against taking oath because of money. He advised the electorates not to look for his name on the ballot paper but they should look for the broom and the APC logo. Speaking at Ila-Orangun, the hometown of the pioneer interim national chairman of the Read More

Osun election: PDP calls for visa, diplomatic ban of APC leaders

June 28, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state has written the western nations over alleged plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the July 16 governorship election, demanding visa and diplomatic ban of leaders of the APC. The PDP in a petition signed by its caretaker chairman in Osun, Dr Akindele Adekunle, Tuesday, chided the national chairman Read More

No apology, APC ‘ll win Osun, retain power in 2023 – Adamu

June 23, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has said he has no apology saying that his party will retain Osun state in the coming governorship election and go ahead to win in 2023 general elections. The election is slated for July 16th. Speaking during the inauguration of the National Campaign Council for the state, Read More

Osun: Don’t be intimidated by PDP’s fire-for-fire threat, Oyetola tells residents

June 22, 2022 Admin III 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged the electorates not to be intimidated by the threat of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the July 16 governorship election will be fire-for-fire. He urged them to go out and vote, promising that adequate security would be provided to enable the electorates to perform their civic responsibility without threat or intimidation. Read More

Osun: Don’t sell your votes, Oyetola warns electorates 

June 22, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has warned electorates not to see their votes as July 16 governorship election draws nearer. Addressing his supporters in Iperindo and Osu in Atakumosa West and East, Oyetola urged the people to go and collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) is that they can vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming election. Read More

NSCDC denies snatching party money meant for vote buying in Ekiti

June 19, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has distanced itself from a report alleging that the agency snatched party money meant for vote buying during the just concluded governorship election in the state. There are reports in a section of the media that NSCDC intercepted some politicians with money meant to buy vote and snatched it. But in a Read More

Kastina: 2023 elections ‘ll be freest, difficult to rig – Gov’shp candidate, Radda

May 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kastina state, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, has expressed confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the freest elections in the country. Radda said the new electoral act signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari allows the transmission of results from Read More

2023: US-based accountant explains why he joined guber race

May 20, 2022 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

A US-based Abia state-born accountant, Chief Daniel Eke, has said that he joined the Abia governorship race in order to “correct the poor infrastructure narratives which have reduced the state to a laughing stock among the comity of other states in Nigeria.” He disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint in Umuahia while stating the reasons he threw his hat Read More

Kano guber: Only voters can decide – Aspirant

April 7, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

A renowned politician in Kano Engr. Bashir I. Bashir has said that it is only voters that can decide who should be given the gubernatorial ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Kano in the 2023 gubernatorial election. Addressing a press conference shortly after declaring his intention to contest for the gubernatorial seat in Kano on the Read More

Osun 2022: PDP postpones screening of governorship aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the screening of aspirants for the Osun state governorship primary election from the earlier scheduled date of Tuesday, January 11, 2022 to a new date of Wednesday, January 12, 2022. PDP in a statement by its National Organizing Secretary, Umar M. Bature, Saturday, stated that “nevertheless, the venue for the screening exercise remains Read More

Eneanya ecstatic as Ogba declares for governorship contest in Ebonyi

January 1, 2022 Admin III 0

A youth leader Mr. Emeka Eneanya has hailed Senator Obinna Ogba after declaring to contest for governorship position in Ebonyi state. On Saturday January 1, 2022, serving Senator Ogba declared his intention to contest under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The senator representing Ebonyi Central senatorial district declared his intention while hosting party faithful. Mr. Eneanya reacting Read More

2023 Benue guber: 70 indicate interest in governorship contest

December 29, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The governorship battle in Benue state have already started heating up as no fewer than seventy (70) persons are currently jostling for the number one seat. The contestants who are across political parties’ lines have continued to grow and may increase with the beginning of the new year. But one of the aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Read More

Ekiti 2022: Why APC must give governorship ticket to popular aspirant – Bamidele

December 23, 2021 Admin III 0

As the race to the Ekiti state governorship elections draws near, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state to give the most popular aspirant the ticket. The Ekiti state governorship election, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Anambra: CUPP decries failure of BVAS

November 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has expressed disappointment over “the massive and fundamental failure of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed by the Independent Nation Electoral Commission (INEC)” in the conduct of Anambra governorship election. According to CUPP in a statement on Monday, ChairmanMedia Committee, Chukwudi Ezeobika Esq., “the Anambra elections clearly showed that the commission lacks the Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Admin III 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More