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February 15, 2018 12:46 AM INEC, burden of multiple political parties

recent admittance by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the growing number of registered political parties would pose serious challenge in the management of ballot paper during the 2019 general elections should obviously be a source of concern to all. As at end of January 2018, the comprehensive list of the 68 political parties 16

January 26, 2018 11:39 AM APC South-south leaders speak on Oyegun,’division’ in party

South-South leaders on Friday said National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun is working hard to ensure unity of the ruling party. They insisted that the APC was not divided as being speculated in some quarters. A statement by the chairman, South-South Front (SSF), Chief John Harry, praised Oyegun for, “his dynamic leadership 23

January 25, 2018 11:15 AM OSIEC Says Coast Is Clear For Osun LG Election

The Osun Independent Electoral Commission says having crossed all legal hurdles set against the actualization of this Saturday’s Local Government Election in the state, the coast is now clear for the conduct of the poll. A statement by the Chairman of the Commission, Otunba Segun Oladitan, out of the 389 wards in the State of Osun, candidates in 318 wards 21

November 27, 2017 11:12 AM Why PDP, with or without Atiku can’t sack Buhari – Okupe

A former Aide to the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, has declared that with or without former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic party, PDP cannot unseat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had on Friday last week officially 35

November 25, 2017 11:04 AM PDP convention: Dokpesi promises people-oriented party

Media mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, on Saturday, promised to build people-oriented party if elected chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dokpesi made the declaration at a meeting with Borno members of the party and other stakeholders in Maiduguri. He said he would adopt practical measures to encourage growth of democratic culture to stimulate internal 32

November 22, 2017 4:05 PM AU, EU, UN must find urgent solution to migration, Libyan crisis – Mahamat

The AU, EU and the UN must work together to find an immediate solution to the migration crisis and the situation in Libya, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Mahamat said Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference with EU external policy chief Federica Mogherini, Mahamat drew a connection between the situation in Libya and the migration 19

November 1, 2017 7:41 AM 2019: You have dodged another disgraceful outing – APC mocks Ladoja

Oyo State Chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has hailed former Governor of the state, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja for jettisoning the dream of contesting the 2019 gubernatorial election. APC noted that the decision to abandon his governorship ambition was more honourable for the ex-governor than another disgraceful performance 19

October 30, 2017 4:35 AM South-West needs more than zoning to win PDP chairmanship — Ladoja

There appears to be an attempt to hijack the chairmanship of the PDP, from the South-West. Do you think there is a plot to deny the South-West the chance of producing the PDP chairman? At times we are in a hurry. We politicians are hasty. You have to sell your candidacy to the people. It is not a question of yes, you should give it to me because I’m from the South-West 26

October 28, 2017 6:02 PM I won’t contest as governor in 2019 – Ladoja declares

An ex-Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja on Saturday declared that he will not contest the 2019 governorship election in the state. The Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland who just returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this declaration while speaking on an Ibadan-based radio station, Fresh FM live program tagged ‘Political Circuit’ 16

October 28, 2017 5:33 AM The Iran nuclear deal collapse – Sonny Atumah

The United States President Donald Trump a fortnight ago decertified the Iranian Nuclear Accord entered into in Vienna, Austria in July 2015. The deal limited Iran’s capacity to civilian nuclear programme for power and medical purposes. The United States was empowered to watch over Iran with the US President required to certify that Iran complied with the agreement 47