Bandits-held territories: “Election may not hold in Kaduna, and some North-West States” – University Don

A university don and the Director, Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training, Zaria, Prof. Abubakar Siddique Mohammed, has warned that election may not hold in some North-Western States due to the emergence of a group deadlier than bandits. According to him, the group, operating around Birnin-Gwari axis in Kaduna State, and Dandume in Katsina State, has already started propagating its ideologies and controlling part of its territory. Mohammed made the comment while speaking at the annual public lecture to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU),…

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2023 PDP Running Mate: Wike’s Group meets in Abuja to strategise 

Seemingly still angered by the lack of meaningful initiative at reconciliation from the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday met with his counterparts backing him to consider the way forward as the 2023 presidential elections inch closer. The closed-door meeting, which was held in Rivers State Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, was attended by State governors known to be his major backers. There were also various coordinators of his presidential campaign led by former Information Minister, Jerry Gana. Even though…

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2023: Ohanaeze APC Group mobilises for Zulum, Tinubu/Shettima in Borno

Ahead of the 2023 presidential and governorship elections, the Ohanaeze APC Support Group, in collaboration with the ‘Solidarity of Youth for Peace and Development’, has flagged-off mobilisation of the electorate for the second-term bid of Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, in the upcoming 2023 general election. The group also announced its unflinching support for former Governor Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and vowed to actualise Governor Zulum’s second term bid and the Tinubu/ Shettima presidential ticket come the 2023 general election. Speaking at…

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2023: “We won’t vote based on party lines” – CAN President

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Rev. Daniel Okoh, has said Nigerians will put into consideration competence and character when they go to the polls next year to elect President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor. The Archbishop, who stated this while delivering the sermon at the 2022 International Men’s Conference of Christ Holy Church International in Abuja yesterday, said the electorate would not use political parties as a deciding factor in the choice of candidate to succeed the president after his tenure in 2023. According to him, Nigerians have gone…

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2023: Elections may not be held in Nigeria – UK Govt.

The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has warned that the 2023 general elections may not be held in Nigeria if the current spate of violence and insecurity continues unabated. The Director, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in the United Kingdom, Chris Beecroft, made the submission yesterday during the launch of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Peace and Inclusive Security Initiative (PISI) in Abuja. It added that the various calls for the country’s break up as well as cases of conflict in different parts of Nigeria are all threats to the…

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2023: ‘Why Tinubu is most qualified to lead Nigeria’ – Fashola opens up

As the 2023 presidential election draws near, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has rated the presidential flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the best man for the job. Fashola, who disclosed this while speaking during a television programme at the weekend, said Nigerians should not judge the Tinubu-Kashim/Shettima ticket based on religion, but by competence.  According to him, Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima are equipped with the experience to serve Nigerians. He noted that the Asiwaju is a…

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2023: Amaechi raises alarm of bribery of delegates at APC presidential primary weeks after

The former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that some delegates were induced with money to vote at the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential primary, which was held in June. Amaechi made the allegation on Saturday, at an event to mark the 60th birthday of Eugene Ogu, the general overseer of Abundant Life Evangel Mission, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In a video posted on the Facebook page of the church, Amaechi said the delegates collected money to solve their immediate problems. The former governor was the runner-up at…

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“2023 elections most decisive in Nigeria since 1999” — Northern Elders

The Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), has described the 2023 general elections as the most decisive since the country returned to democratic rule in 1999. The NEF spokesman, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, stated this on his verified Twitter handle yesterday. He said preparations for the elections are gathering momentum in the country given the rate at which Nigerians have shown interest in the on-going voter’s registration. Baba-Ahmed stressed that Nigerians would decide the fate of the country at the polls next year. He wrote: “2023 elections are the most decisive since 1999. They…

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2023 Election: Atiku comes under fire for saying 90% of northerners are not on social media

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has come under fire from Nigerians for saying 90% of northerners are not on social media. The former vice president of Nigeria made the statement during a pre-recorded interview on a television programme yesterday. He stated that this development would limit the chances of the Labour Party (LP) and its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to win the 2023 presidential election. “So, it is very difficult to expect a miracle to happen, simply because Peter Obi is in the Labour Party.…

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2023: Gov. Ortom wants Obi to reach out to Atiku, Tinubu, others

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has called on all presidential candidates for the 2023 general elections to harmonise their thoughts in order to proffer lasting solutions to the crises bedeviling the country. Ortom said this during an interview on a television programme, yesterday. The governor stressed that the problems in the country at the moment should be approached beyond partisan interests. He took a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for taking the country to the nadir of despair. On why he was absent in the just-concluded governorship…

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