Politics

#EndSARS protesters as new confab delegates

Fred Itua,  Sunday Ani and Chukwudi Nweje For about two weeks now, Nigeria has been undergoing  what many regard as a national rebirth or renaissance. It is tagged #EndSARS. The youths are demanding the disbandment of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit notorious for human rights abuses. Uneasy …

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Ebonyi Assembly gives PDP 7 days to zone presidency to South East

Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki Members of the Ebonyi House of Assembly, yesterday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the national working committee of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) to zone its  presidential ticket to the South East zone. Speaker of the House, Mr. Francis Nwifuru, at a press conference in Abakaliki  also …

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INEC recruits 4,042 adhoc staff for C’River by-elections

Judex Okoro, Calabar The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would recruit 4,052 ad hoc personnel  for the October 31 by-elections in Cross River State. Its Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state,  Mr. Emmanuel Hart, stated this while addressing stakeholders at INEC’s office in Calabar, yesterday. He said …

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Sanwo-Olu has done Lagos proud, says APC

By Emmanuel Oladesu   THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State on Monday said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lived up to expectation in the last 500 days. The party hailed the governor’s zeal, leadership, focus and passion for result-oriented governance. Its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, who highlighted his achievements, …

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Nigerians flay Federal Government’s handling of Covid-19

By Raymond Mordi   A SURVEY carried out to measure the perception of Nigerians on leadership and governance in the country has knocked federal and state authorities for their poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the social, economic and cultural lives of millions of people all over the …

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‘National Assembly not Buhari’s rubber-stamp

Nkeiruka Onyejocha, who represents Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Constituency, is the Chief Whip of the House of Representatives. In this interview with SUNNY NWANKWO, she speaks on the political situation in Abia State, the Buhari administration and the future of the All Progressives Congress (APC).   NIGERIANS have accused the leadership of the …

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Govt should learn from protest, says party chieftain

By Emmanuel Oladesu   A  CHIEFTAIN of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Comrade Sesan Daini, has urged governments at all level to learn from the on-going EndSARS protests. He said government must always listen to public complaints and serve the people with patriotism. Daini, an activist and …

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X-raying INEC under Yakubu’s watch

The five-year tenure of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is coming to an end on Wednesday, October 21. Correspondent OKODILI NDIDI examines efforts made under his watch to improve the quality of elections in the country   THE tenure of Prof. Mahmood …

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End SARS: Details of Ooni’s meeting with Obasanjo emerge

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, on Monday hosted Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President, with an appeal to the End SARS protesters across Nigeria to retreat. Ooni, while receiving Obasanjo at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ile-Ife, described the End SARS protests as a clear message by …

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Lagos APC congratulates Sanwo-Olu on 500 days in office

Chinelo Obogo, Lagos The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and members of his cabinet on the occasion of his 500 days in office. In a statement signed by the State publicity secretary, Seye Oladejo, the party said it acknowledges and commends …

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