Tag: President

2023 Presidency: We’ll never be part of Northern governors’ resolution — Middle Belt Forum

The National President of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Bitrus Pogu, has dissociated the region from the resolution of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) as regards the power shift come 2023. Governors from the northern region had opposed the claim from their southern counterparts that the next president should be[Read More…]

[2023] ‘We will lead Nigeria as we have led before’: Baba-Ahmed says northerners won’t accept zoning

Spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has warned that the North will not play second fiddle in the 2023 presidential elections. Ahead of the elections, there has been pressure on the two leading political parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to present[Read More…]

2023: Front runners for PDP’s presidential ticket

By Chukwujekwu Amamchukwu The expectation in the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is that its candidate for the 2023 presidential election may come from the north, however, the reality will be clearer after the national convention of the party which is expected to hold in October. This[Read More…]

2023: Stop campaigning, I haven’t declared interest, Osinbajo tells supporters

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from promotional banners and political posters announcing his candidature in the 2023 presidential race. Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday, said Professor Osinbajo had nothing to do with those campaigns. He said the vice-president is[Read More…]

2023: We’ll never allow old, weak, sick president — Arewa Youths

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has stated that it will “never allow the recycling of old, weak and sick citizens as leaders of this nation” in future elections. The Northern Youth group however call for youths representation as it throws its weight behind former military head of state, General[Read More…]

Count me out of 2023 race, I’m too old to be president — el-Rufai

Kaduna state governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has disclosed he has no intention of participating in the 2023 presidential election claiming he is too old for the job. el-Rufai while speaking during an interview with BBC Pidgin said he has suffered presidential ambition suspicion for 15 years. He also noted the[Read More…]

Insecurity: Buhari in his Christmas message pleads with Nigerians to give the military more time

President, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, said the security challenges currently confronting the nation were beyond “the simplistic options being bandied around.” Buhari said this in his Christmas message to Nigerians. The message which he personally signed was made available to journalists by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi[Read More…]

Breaking: At 55, Burundi president dies of ‘heart attack’

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died of a heart attack, the government says. Pierre Nkurunziza’s death comes just weeks after elections to bring in his successor. His party’s candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye was declared winner. See the official government announcement .. Five years ago, Mr Nkurunziza started a third[Read More…]

Breaking: Buhari, Osinbajo, Service Chiefs In Closed-door Meeting

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is currently having a closed-door meeting with the country’s service chiefs at the State House, Aso Rock. Also in the meeting is Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Details of the meeting is yet to be announced but it may not be unconnected with the high level of[Read More…]

Buhari issues new directives on COVID-19 donations

President, Muhammadu Buhari, has issued new directives on COVID-19 donations to Nigeria by philanthropists, companies and international organisations. Director Information and Press, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Henshaw Ogubike, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. In the statement, the president was said[Read More…]