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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...
On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari departed the shores of Nigeria for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the latest of his long list of foreign travels. This time around, the President left the country on a condolence visit to the UAE over the death of its leader, former President Sheikh...
The presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 general elections, has no doubt become the most sought after commodity in the country. Despite its somewhat prohibitive price tag of N100 million, just like any other luxury items seen as status symbols in Nigeria, politicians of different shades...
By Femi Fani-Kayode Make of the following what you will and work out the implications. Of the 13 leaders that have led our country since 1960 seven were working for the British MI6 and/or the American CIA. Only the remaining six were working solely for Nigeria. The other seven were firmly...
Nigerians, again, on Thursday, after the Council of State meeting, had their sensibilities assaulted with the announcement of state Pardon for former Governors Joshua Dariye of Plateau State and Rev Jolly Nyame of Taraba State. Announcing the state pardon for the two convicted former governors, whose convictions were upheld by...
The most anticipated declaration finally came on Monday morning, as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo officially declared his intention to contest for the office of President, Federal Republic of Nigeria at the 2023 general elections. Osinbajo's long in coming declaration was the most anticipated because of the controversies that surrounded his...
Barring any last minute eventualities, about 4000 delegates from across the country will gather at the Eagles Square in the nation’s capital, Abuja for the much anticipated National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The APC national convention has been long expected and in the works for about...