Tinubu’s inauguration: We salute you, Natives thank security agencies 

April 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-Nigeria and anti-sabotage group on the platform of The Natives has commended the Nigerian security agencies for their resilience, asking them to step up their vigilance ahead of May 29 scheduled date for inauguration of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The Natives, however, acknowledged that Nigerian security agencies, especially the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Military and Read More

I’ve cordial relationship with all governors I served – Gawuna 

March 12, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state deputy governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has described his relationship with all the governors under whom he has served in different capacities in the state as cordial. Gawuna made the statement while featuring in the TVC programme tagged “Countdown Nigeria Decides 2023”. He said, “I have a very cordial relationship with Read More

2023 general elections: Honour peace pact, ex-governors tell candidates, political parties

February 24, 2023 Admin III 0

Former governors under the aegis of Former Governors Forum have called for peace and unity in the forthcoming Saturday, February 25, 2023 presidential election. In a statement signed by the Chairman and former Niger state governor Dr Babangida Aliyu, as well as its executive secretary, Prof. Tunde Esan, Thursday, the Forum tasked politicians to honor the peace agreements they all Read More

2023: 2 guber candidates step down for Jandor in Lagos 

November 29, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

Two governorship candidates for the 2023 governorship election in Lagos state, Mrs Abiola Adeyemi of African Peoples Party, (APP), and Adenipebi Adekunle of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) have resolved to step down from the race and support the candidate of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor. Also, leaders and members of other political parties, under the Read More

Sadique is the master of a fair shake

November 20, 2022 Admin III 0

As I am learning to ‘scratch the surface’, then I observed there is intrigue in the camp of all three major political players in Bauchi state as we approach the 2023 general elections. Most of the supporters allege that they were not given a fair shake, especially those in government; that’s the main reason why switching camps has become very Read More

Candidates should not promise much

October 24, 2022 Admin III 0

The 2023 campaign season has begun in earnest after the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in line with its time table, gave political parties the green light. Our politicians who neither visit their constituencies nor fulfill their promises have turned to or become regular visitors to communities with another brand of concocted lies and pipe dream promises. Read More

Of political neophytes and a fair game

October 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Zamfara state politics remains unique in the comity of Nigerian states’ political culture. In most states of the federation, the arithmetic of who gets what is determined by his zone of origin, in others are influence while others are “the good boy of the Lion-king”. In Zamfara state, those do not count much. The real arithmetic is mostly determined by Read More

The Obidient political phenomenon

October 6, 2022 Dan Agbese 0

Political parties use political rallies as a combination of mob psychology and propaganda to provide supposed empirical evidence of their public acceptance or popularity. Political parties use them as important tools to swamp their rivals wherever government is instituted through the instrumentality of the ballot box. Political parties go to great lengths to organise mega rallies because the larger the Read More

How political interference keeps hurting Africa’s universities

September 21, 2022 Admin III 0

Political interference in Africa’s universities is not new. Universities’ governance was seen as ‘captured’ for narrow political rather than academic ends during the 1980s and 1990s. Politics shaped everything: patterns of student access, curriculum content and teaching methods. Vice-chancellors’ political affiliations mattered far more than their academic standing or vision. The continent’s universities started changing from the middle of the Read More

On the London meetings

August 30, 2022 Admin III 0

As the 2023 general elections draw closer, Nigerian politicians have turned London as their strategic venue or destination where they meet and reconcile their political feud or perfect their plans. Last week, at the instance of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, who fell apart with his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) top political gladiators including former President Olusegun Read More

The unhealthy variables in Benue politics

July 31, 2022 Admin III 0

Participatory democracy in Nigeria produces universally acknowledged outcomes. It gets people into elective public offices such as the presidency, governorship, senate, House of Representatives, houses of assembly, chairmanship and counselorship. The methodology for achieving those outcomes, however, has a distinctive Nigerian flavour. For instance, while in advanced democracies the pursuit of political power is anchored on a contestant’s antecedents and Read More

The task before party delegates

May 24, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigerians are now just sitting and holding their cheeks as the major two political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democrasti Party, PDP, hold their various primary election this weekend to elect their flags bearers in next year’s general elections. The issue is one that has left many people in doubt as to the ability of Read More

IPAC’s demand for shift in 2023 election timetable retrogressive, CTA backs INEC

May 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has expressed surprise over the request to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a shift in the 2023 election timetable by the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), describing the move as retrogressive. While expressing support for INEC, the election monitoring body, however, called on the political parties to heed to the guidelines under Read More

2023: Play the game according to rules, INEC tells parties

April 7, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has tasked registered political parties in Nigeria on playing the game according to the rules of engagement. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, Barrister Mutiu Agboke said this when he led top INEC team to the Alarere residence of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun on a courtesy visit. Barrister Read More

Kwara agency assures political parties of fairness

February 4, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency (KWASAA) Friday gave the assurance that it would be fair to politicians and political parties during the 2023 electioneering process in the state. Its director-general, Olorunshola Omotayo, gave the assurance while featuring on Oyato, a vernacular radio discussion programme monitored in Ilorin. Reacting to an allegation by a caller, Omotayo said the governor, Read More

Anambra: All set for stakeholders, peace accord parleys – INEC

November 2, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has stated that all is set for Wednesday’s stakeholders meeting and signing of peace accord Thursday by all the candidates of the 18 political parties standing for the Anambra state governorship election. Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, who stated this Tuesday in a statement noted that Bishop Hassan Kukah, one Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage – Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as ‘bondage imposed by the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

Govs swearing in LGC chairs unconstitutional – Ex-minister

October 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko 0

A former Minister of Information and Communications, Dasuki Salihu Nakande, has said that governors are swearing in elected local government councils’ chairmen “is unconstitutional.” According to him, the local governments as an independent tie of the government are not supposed to be under the control of a governor. Nakande stated this while featuring on a Unity FM Jos local radio Read More

Tussle, Tussle, everywhere

October 21, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Nigerians are no strangers to tussles as we witness big and small tussles of various kinds every day. They range from family squabbles to community/ state tussles to even national fights. Nigerians themselves do not seem to agree on anything as we argue over virtually everything. Legislators at state assemblies and the national assembly itself sometimes engage in shouting matches. 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

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Supreme Court didn’t nullify my chairmanship – Jude Okeke

October 14, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Thursday reacted to the Supreme Court judgment, which declared that Charles Soludo is the candidate of the party for Anambra state governorship election. Okeke said the Supreme Court didn’t nullify his chairmanship. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, Okeke boasted that he’s still APGA National Chairman. The Read More