By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief) @CelestineOkaf11
The Nigerian Communications Commission's (NCC's) support for sports development in the country, with particular reference to the popular NCC-sponsored tennis championship for youth, dominated discussions at the launch of a book on sports in Nigeria in Lagos.
By Princess Simon (Bureau Chief North Central, in Minna)
As countdown to the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League begins, the Niger State Government, the owners and financier of Tornadoes Football Club of Minna, has mandated the team to grab a continental ticket at the end of forth coming season.
By Tosin Ajayi
The Spokesperson for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has given reasons for the exclusion of Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, from the 422-man list of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council.
Former Governor of Enugu State and Senator representing Enugu East in the Senate, Dr Chimoroke Nnamani, took stock of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration since 2015 and submitted that the abysmal performance of the ruling party is enough to pass a vote of no confidence on them and ask the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take a bow and return to government in 2023.
By: Bola Bolawole
In December 2019, I attended a FICAN (Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria) workshop sponsored by the NIDC (Nigeria Insurance Deposit Corporation) held at the American University of Nigeria , Yola, Adamawa State. The university is said to belong to ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, recently crowned the presidential flag bearer of the PDP in next year’s presidential election.
By David Odama (In Lafia, Nasarawa State)
A frontline politician and a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon Rayyanu Iliyasu, has advised opposition political parties in Nasarawa not to waste their resources to contest the governorship election in the state.
By Nahum Sule (Taraba State Correspondent, in Jalingo)
People's Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said if elected as president of Nigeria, he will establish the state police and end insecurity in the country within 6 Months.
Ahead of the Saturday, May 28, 2022, Presidential Primary of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the leading aspirant, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has assured the physically challenged persons in Nigeria that he will protect their interests if elected president in 2023.
Barring any last-minute changes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its vice presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will on Tuesday unveil the party’s vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 general election.
* Says Only Youths Can Bring Real Change To Nigeria
By Danjuma Williams (Gombe State Correspondent)
An amalgamation of young Nigerians under the auspices of Nigerian Youth League have launched a vigorous campaign for a youth to take over the leadership of the country come 2023.
By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said its attention has been drawn to publications in some online media channels alleging the involvement of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, in Mafab Communications Limited, one of the winners of the 5G spectrum sold by the Commission in a public auction conducted on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
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.
* Decorates Him With Honorary Doctorate Degree In Public Administration
The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief (Dr.) George Moghalu, was, at the weekend, honoured for his contribution and excellence in public governance by the Gregory University, Uturu, Abia state.
For a second time in four days, Chief Ben Etiaba, the governorship flagbearer of the Action Alliance (AA) in the next Saturday November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra state, stole the show at the Prime Business governorship debated held in Awka, Anambra state capital at weekend.
By David Atologbe (Education Correspondent)
Despite pleas by President Muhammadu Buhari to the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to show understand with government in his regime's bid to meet with the demands of the University Lecturers, ASUU, at the weekend, urged its state chapters in Nigeria to embark on massive sensitization of the public on the situation between the federal government and the union.
The Labour Party has appointed former Political Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Akin Osuntokun, as the new Director General of it's Presidential Campaign Council.
Akwa Ibom State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has appealed to both the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end the on-going strike action and re-open the nation's universities for students to return to school.
* Nominates Grassroot Mobilizer, Regina Uchebo, As Running Mate
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.
The Campaign Organization of Chief Ben Etiaba, the governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in Saturday's gubernatorial election in Anambra state, has raised serious protest over the exclusion of the AA candidate and indeed the candidate of other political parties for the election in the governorship debate organized by Arise News Tv scheduled to take place today (Monday, November 1, 2021).
By Hassan Gimba
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is losing the 2023 elections big time, says a friend who, for the sake of this piece, I will call Bogaru.
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