By Princess Simon (Bureau Chief, North-Central, in Minna)
A total of 974 2021 Batch B, Stream 2 Corps members including, 519 male and 455 female deployed to Niger state have been sworn in for the one-year mandatory National Youth Service, with a warning to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.
* Nominates Grassroot Mobilizer, Regina Uchebo, As Running Mate
By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)
Gubernatorial frontliner in the Saturday November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra state, Chief Ben Etiaba (Ifennia Nnewi) has finally emerged the party flagbearer for the Action Alliance (AA).
Etiaba who resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday August 5, 2021 at his ward in Umudim, Nnewi, over some irreconcilable differences arising from the controversial party primary, on Saturday August 7, 2021, declared for the Action Alliance (AA) at a news conference held at the party Headquarters in Abuja.
The AA governorship contender said in a media statement shortly after his declaration that: "With every sense of humility and immense gratitude to Almighty God, I announce my new political home. It is Action Alliance!
“Over the last Four weeks, l sought the face of our Most High God for political direction. Following that spiritual process, l have found myself as the Governorship candidate of Action Alliance in Anambra 2021 governorship election.”
Also unveiling his running mate for the election during the press briefing, a renowned grassroots women mobilizer in Anambra state, Etiaba said:
”Permit me please, to have the pleasure of most humbly introducing my Deputy Governorship candidate, Mrs Regina Uchebo.
”Mrs Uchebo is a grassroots politician of many years standing, a great mobilizer of our women in politics, an astute businesswoman, and a graduate of Business Administration from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.”
Etiaba restated than he defected from the APC due to the controversial primary that gave victory to one of his co-contenders, Senator Andy Uba.
“While I say goodbye to All Progressives Congress without bitterness and wish the Party well having resigned my membership of APC at my Umudim Nnewi Ward 1 before my registration in my new party, Action Alliance, at my Ward on Thursday 29th July 2021, l do look forward to ushering in a new political era for myself and prayerfully for Anambra State.” NNL.
By Chinwendu Agoha (Governance Reporter)
The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has said that the recent submission of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) forensic audit report to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, was a clear demonstration of the President's commitment to transparency in governance, in line with his administration’s fight against corruption.
By Janet Bassey (Governance Reporter)
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, in Abuja, restated the need for the international community to collectively and frontally confront the COVID-19 pandemic and other common challenges affecting the globe.
By Ankeli Emmanuel (Sokoto)
The Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Kachere, Gombe State, Professor Umar Pate, has urged both the Federal and State Governments as well as international organizations to strive towards effective community engagement as a measure towards encouraging acceptability of Covid-19 vaccine in Nigeria.
By Eze Jude O
Nigerians had endured series of untold economic hardships since the inception of this regime, but none has been as excruciating as the policy a month ago, that reviewed petroleum prices and power tarrif upwards.
By Ezeh Jude. O
"Sports do not build character; they reveal it." - Heywood Broun.
The 1993/94 squad of the Super Eagles of Nigeria remains the most famous and illustrious in the anals of our national sports history. No set has surpassed their heroism so far. Not even the then golden boys of 1993 under-17 world cup, and the dream team that won gold at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta Georgia could compare with them.
By Sylvester Asoya
Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe still inspires a feeling of great admiration and love in Atani, his hometown in Anambra State. In fact, Osadebe is still loved and missed by many who benefitted from his kindness; that is why his generosity still echoes through the entire community. Nothing less than fond memories fit the larger-than-life image of this highlife maestro from appreciative people who remember him every day. As the Ezeafulukwe of Atani, a lot rested on Osadebe’s shoulders during his earthly journey.
No fewer than 14 Corps members have been tested positive to Covid 19 in Sokoto, Dr. Muhammad Ali Inname has said.
By Tayo Shomide (Education Correspondent)
Rising from a 2021 policy meeting of the board this Tuesday in Abuja, the authorities of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has resolved to adopt the minimum cut-off marks for the 2021 admissions already forwarded to it by the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education schools in Nigeria.
By Micheal Jegede
The fresh agitation and quest for power to shift to Benue South, one of the three senatorial districts in Benue State, popularly known as Zone C, appear to be gathering momentum as the 2023 General Election is gradually drawing closer.
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC) in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has said the pressure on former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to run for the 2023 Presidential race which is expectedly the turn of the Southern Nigeria based on zoning agreement, was an orchestrated ploy to destroy him politically.
By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)@CeleOkaf11
Renowned Politician and Nigeria's former Presidential hopeful, Chief Chekwas Okoro, has lambasted prominent Yoruba politician, Senator Anthony Adefuye, for what he viewed as his illogical comments recently, claiming that the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is actually of Igbo origin and not Yoruba.
By Valentine Nnamani (Enugu Correspondent)
Ahead of the 2023 general election, Igbos of the South East Nigeria, have commenced an early campaign for the actualization of their quest for an Igboman president of Nigeria.
By Danjuma Williams (Gombe State Correspondent)
Stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Gombe North Senatorial District have vowed to unite its members to victory at the polls in 2023, despite the antics of opposition elements within and outside the party.
A Pan-Igbo political group known as UMUNNA BU IKE-lGBOWUOTU has applauded the adoption of a consensus formula in the 2023 presidential election primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
By Uchenna Okolie, Maiduguri
An Elderstatesman and Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Borno state, Alhaji Ahmed Ashemi, has described the clamour for power shift to the South East Nigeria as a panacea to bringing stability and peace to the nation.
By Mahmoud Dogara (Bauchi State Correspondent)
A group under the auspices of the North East Foundation for Good Governance in Nigeria (NEFGGlN) has endorsed the former governor of Imo State and current senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, for president in 2023.
Princess Simon (Bureau Chief, North-Central)
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a North-Central-based political group known as the North Central Network for a Better Nigeria has canvassed for a better representation of the zone in the coming dispensation.
By Gloria Acholonu (Imo State Correspondent)
Worried by a seeming growing political alienation of the Igbos of the South-East Nigeria in the current mainstream Nigerian politics, Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has appealed to the South-East geopolitical zone to be deliberate about making the zone relevant again at the national level of Nigeria's politics.
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