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By Rafiu S. Owonikoko In about 15 days, Nigerians will again troop to polling stations across the country to elect a new leader that will take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, who is billed to leave office on the 29th of May, 2023. The election promises to be an interesting one,...
By Sunny Agboju Many years ago, in my secondary school days, a student would pilfer another's pen. When the victim complained, the common response he got was, "Ojhi chiojhi", meaning in Urhobo Language, "a thief has stolen from a thief." This was because the thieves knew who the thieves were. The...
In few hours, the year 2022 will wind up, ushering in the very important year in the history of Nigeria as a country, 2023. The year 2023 is important in many respect! It is the year Nigerians will again go to the polls to elect leaders that will pilot the...
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will officially kickoff his campaign for the 2023 presidential election today in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The Tinubu/Shettima campaign for the 2023 presidential election has been long in coming, having been bugged by different setbacks, occasioned primarily...
The Independent National Electoral Commission {INEC}, on September 28, 2022 blew the whistle to kickstart electioneering campaigns for the 2023 presidential election by political parties. Campaign rallies form an integral part of processes in the election circle, allowing political parties and their candidates to sell their programmes to the electorate....
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is no doubt one of the most talked about policians in Nigeria today! This is on account of his current faceoff with the national leadership of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu and the party’s presidential candidate,...
It came without notice, and truth be told, not many people, especially those with a sense of history, expected Wednesday's visit of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Wednesday's visit by Tinubu, in the company of APC chieftains,...
The race for the 2023 presidential election has begun in earnest with the conclusion of the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC), and those of the possible ‘third force’ platforms of Labour Party and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) which have thrown...
Just about 24 hours to the commencement of the special national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), where its presidential flagbearer will be elected in Abuja, murderous gunmen, which many have labeled as Fulani herdsmen, struck in Owo, Ondo State. The attack on St Francis Xavier Catholic Church,...
Today, Saturday the 28th of May, 2022, presents another opportunity for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to attempt to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from power at the centre, and take over the Aso Rock Presidential Villa come May 29, 2023. This is as the party, which...