Politics

2023: Northern Governors tackle southern counterparts, says insistence on zoning presidency is unconstitutional

Governors from the northern region have opposed the claim from their southern counterparts that the next president should be from the south. According to the northern governors’ forum, the claim is not in line with the dictates of the constitution.  Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, there has been pressure[Read More…]

Citizenship: Court adjourns suit challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest presidency

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday adjourned a suit seeking to challenge former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s eligibility to vie for the office of the president until December 6. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the matter following the inability of the parties in the suit to regularise their amended processes to[Read More…]

Nigeria needs effective leadership to solve insecurity, other challenges – Sule Lamido laments

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has lamented the need for the country to have effective leadership to solve its challenges.  Lamido who spoke while appearing on Sunday Politics, a Channels Television programme, on Sunday, said the government must be accountable to the people. “Government must be held accountable[Read More…]

Buhari’s Loan: It would be great not to borrow — Fayemi

The governor of Ekiti state and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi has spoken on the constant borrowing by the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. The former minister of Mines and Steel Development said, “clearly, it would be great not to borrow”. He however admonished the[Read More…]

Defection: ‘20,000 APC members’ defection to APGA, laughable claims’

Mr Basil Ejidike, Anambra State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the claims of the defection of 20,000 APC members to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as laughable. Ejidike punctured the defection claims, saying it is simply the cry of a drowning man in an ocean.[Read More…]

PHOTOs: Buhari returns to Nigeria from US with ‘special assignment’ from World body

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a loaded weeklong engagements at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States of America. The Nigerian leader came back with a special request from the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to help in restoring[Read More…]

INEC opens up on e-transmission of election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in its strongest defence of e-transmission of election results, says it has developed adequate structures and processes to successfully transmit election results electronically. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission disclosed this in its “Position Paper No.1/2021 Electronic Transmission of Election”[Read More…]

Campaign: Soludo promises to produce 1,000 millionaires yearly in Anambra

Prof. Chukwuma Soludo,  Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra,  says he will produce one thousand millionaires yearly  if elected. He made the pledge at the official flag off of his campaign in Awka on Saturday,  ahead of the Anambra Nov. 6  governorship election. The News[Read More…]

15 Gombe APC stalwarts, many others defect to PDP

At least 15 All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts in Gombe state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside their supporters. Speaking to thousands of PDP supporters on Saturday in Gombe, John Yoriyo, former Deputy Governor  who defected to PDP, said he was not impressed with the happenings in[Read More…]

2023: Why South-West not South-East deserves APC presidential ticket — Yakasai

Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a former media aide to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has argued that the South-West and not the South-East or South-South deserves the APC presidential ticket come 2023. Yakasai made the claim when he appeared on a breakfast television show, The Arise Morning Show, on Friday. According[Read More…]