Senate Rules Out Direct Primary Elections

The Nigerian Senate has on Wednesday ruled out the direct mode of primary elections. The decision was made after an amendment by the conference committee which recommended that “the direct primary mode of election be expunged.” Three options, including direct, indirect and consensus in clause 85 of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2021, had been […]

Organisers tighten security around Super Eagles, others as gunmen kill senator

Organisers tighten security around Super Eagles, others as gunmen kill senator By Gowon Akpodonor, Garoua, Cameroun The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the Camerounian government have tightened security around the Super Eagles and other teams participating in the ongoing AFCON following the killing of a prominent lawyer […]

Orji Kalu freezes presidential ambition after Tinubu’s declaration

Tinubu with Orji Kalu The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu has put his presidential ambition on ice for now, as he said he has not made up his mind whether to vie in 2023. Kalu stated this after the National leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu declare his interest […]

We cannot release Nnamdi Kanu – Buhari vows

We cannot release Nnamdi Kanu – Buhari vows By Nwafor Sunday President Muhammadu has vowed never to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. In his latest interview with Channels Buhari said he would not interfere with the Judiciary. Recall that some Igbo leaders had met with Mr. President […]

NAF Killing of bandit kingpins: Gumi’s camp reacts

NAF Killing of bandit kingpins: Gumi’s camp reacts Sheik Ahmad Gumi By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo • Challenges military to show evidence • Harps on dialogue, diplomacy As the nation celebrated onslaught by the Nigerian military in decimating bandits who continued to make life unbearable to many citizens, especially the recent bombing by Nigerian Airforce jets in […]

Ojukwu wept on my shoulder for forgiveness over role in war – Amb Ukume

Ojukwu wept on my shoulder for forgiveness over role in war – Amb Ukume Ojukwu (r); Shagari (l) By Joseph Erunke Explains how he convinced Shehu Shagari to grant Ojukwu pardon NIGERIAN Ambassador to Cote D’Ivoire during late President Shehu Shagari’s administration, Denis Ukume, has disclosed that late Biafra warlord, Odumegwu Ojukwu, wept under his […]

Babangida roots for Osinbajo to lead Nigeria in 2023 (How about rooting for an Igbo president? Still one Nigeria?)

Ex-military president Ibrahim Babangida and VP Yemi Osinbajo By Chijioke Okoronkwo In a move that will certainly generate political tremors across the country in the days ahead, former Nigeria’s military president, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida on Thursday said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is the best person succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.     Osinbajo […]

Why PDP will win presidency – Gov. Wike

From Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said concerned stakeholders fought for the change of the immediate past national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because they wanted to reposition the party to win the presidency in 2023. He said such change of leadership at the national level was also […]

2023 race: Shehu Sani hints North not sincere with Tinubu

Former Kaduna central Senator, Shehu Sani has hinted that Northern politicians are not sincere in supporting the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In a post on Twitter, Sani, a human rights activist, asked Tinubu to give the so-called supporters a simple test: the Jagaban poster test. “Our Dear Jagaban, Any northerner who comes […]

Lawan reveals salaries, emoluments of federal lawmakers

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan By John Akubo, Abuja Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has sought to clear the air over misconceptions on the National Assembly and its operations. He spoke at the Distinguished Parliamentarians Lecture in Abuja, yesterday. The event was organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS). He revealed that the […]

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