2023: Media fairness not totally achievable – Expert

Dr Saeedat Aliyu, the Acting Director, University Relations, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has advised journalists to exhibit high degree of fairness in the coverage of the 2023 general elections. She however noted that media fairness was not totally achievable because of obvious reasons. Aliyu gave the advice on Wednesday at the grand finale of the 2022 Press Week of the Kwara TV Chapel of the Kwara Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ilorin. Aliyu, who spoke on the theme: “Press Freedom: A panacea for sustainable democratic process”,…

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2023: PWDs can decide who becomes Nigerian President  

The Albino Foundation on Wednesday called on politicians not to neglect Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) as campaign begins because their number can make or mare election victory. The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the foundation,       Jake Epelle said this at a news conference to call for the inclusion of PWD as campaigns commence by political parties in Abuja. Epelle said that the conference was necessary to alert the nation on the issues bordering on PWDs. According to him, the exclusion of any group or persons in democratic process is…

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2023: Dogara hits APC, says Muslim-Muslim ticket will fail

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described the adoption of a same-faith presidential ticket by the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a political move that is guaranteed to end in spectacular failure. Dogara stated this while delivering the keynote address at a summit, tagged: ‘Meet The Church’, organised by the Nigeria National Christian Coalition (NNCC) with the theme: ‘The Role of the Church in Nation-Building’. Taking a swipe at the APC’s insistence on fielding Muslim-Muslim presidential candidates, he said, “In their convoluted posturing, they have placed…

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2023 Southern Presidency:  Why PDP Govs. dumped Atiku, backs Tinubu’s presidential bid

There are strong indications that some governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), have pledged to work for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 general elections following the crisis rocking the opposition party in recent times. Recall that the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate and the subsequent announcement of Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the vice-presidential candidate, as well as the refusal of the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu,…

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“State Governors threat to Nigeria’s democracy” – Ghali Na’abba

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’abba, has said that state governors constitute a serious threat to the nation’s democracy. Na’abba, who was speaking at his residence in Kano, when he received a delegation of a support group, the ‘Na’abba Youth Organisation’ on a courtesy visit, said the State governors had pocketed political parties and decides who would contest for positions in elections, thereby crippling democracy and rotating power among themselves without considering competency. According to him, the citizens are now running away from politics…

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2023 Polls: Tinubu appoints Yahaya Bello as Campaign Council Youth Coordinator

…To harmonise 3,000 grassroots mobilisation support groups The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has appointed Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, as the National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council. Tinubu conveyed the appointment in a letter addressed to Bello at the weekend. The former Lagos State governor said Bello, who was an aspirant in the party’s presidential primaries which was held in May, deserved the appointment, owing to his impressive political achievements and the exemplary leadership he had demonstrated as governor of…

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2023: Group demands probe into alleged plot to rig polls by manipulating INEC register

A civil society organisation, Cultural Credibility Development Initiative (CCDI), has demanded proper investigation into an alleged manipulation of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC)’s voters’ register with a view to rig the 2023 general election in some States. Recall that the Coalition of United Political Parties, (CUUP), through its spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere, had last week alleged that some individuals have begun adulterating INEC’s voters register. The coalition also alleged that a court case has been initiated secretly to compel INEC to stop the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System…

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2023: APC campaign council accuses NLC of hypocrisy over fuel subsidy removal

…Fault support for Peter Obi    The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has accused the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of being hypocritical over the burning issues of fuel subsidy removal in the country. The Council Director, Media and Public Affairs, Festus Keyamo, in an issued statement yesterday, faulted the leadership of the NLC for promising to mobilise its members across the 774 local government areas in Nigeria to ensure victory for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in next year’s presidential election. Justifying the council’s…

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2023: ‘Attack on Obi supporters in Ebonyi a declaration of war’ – LP

The Labour Party (LP) has condemned the Police attack on Peter Obi supporters in Ebonyi State on Saturday, stating that it considers it as a declaration of war. In an issued statement at the weekend, LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Arabambi Abayomi, the party warned the All Progressive Congress (APC) that no one has the monopoly of violence, saying: “As violence and rascality is fast becoming the official policy and culture in the Nigerian political system, LP considers the attack on LP/Obidient supporters in Ebonyi State a declaration of war. The…

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Court nullifies PDP governorship primary election in Zamfara

A Federal High Court in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, has nullified the primary election that selected Dauda Lawan Dare as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections. According to the presiding judge, Justice Aminu Bappa, the court granted all of the plaintiffs’ requests and revoked the selection of Dare as the party’s candidate in the forthcoming elections. “This court has granted the prayers submitted in this honourable court by the plaintiffs and hereby ruled in their favour. The 109-page judgement will be presented…

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