ASHENEWS reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has kicked against the judgement of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal which sacked the state governor, Ademola Adeleke on Friday.
Africa is on the move as the South Sudan’s first female pilot Aluel Bol Aluenge has risen to the position of…
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In his continued efforts to have political campaigns free from crisis, which will lead to free, fair, credible and elections during the 2023 general election in Sokoto State, the Police Commissioner, CP Muhammed Usaini Gumel received a “Vote Not Fight” campaign forum.
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Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to extend the deadline for the exchange of old naira notes for the new notes from January 31 deadline.
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A leading entertainment company, MultiChoice says its new television series: “The Real Housewives of Abuja”(RHOAbuja) is set to premiere exclusively on Showmax on February 17 with new episodes every Friday.
The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has named 33 referees, 55 assistant referees, and 19…
Yesterday, I participated in the Annual Trust Dialogue on the theme of interrogating the 2023 Presidential Agenda. In his opening remarks, the Chair of the occasion, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, expressed the strong view that we must be optimistic that positive change is possible and that indeed the time has come to do things differently, with millions of young Nigerians ready to perform their civic duty. INEC and the State must ensure they do the needful to ensure that riggers are kept out of the ring and the choices of citizens are respected.
My piece with the above caption generated multiple comments: several laudations and a few condemnations.…
Finally, the campaign is getting intense and exciting. Surprisingly, the current round is taking place in faraway Chattam House in London as key candidates and the INEC Chairman conduct political pilgrimages to a British Government policy centre in London to talk to Nigerians at home. Many Nigerians have correctly asked the question whether there is no policy think tank in Nigeria to receive politicians to air their campaign issues. The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies has been mentioned by many as being the leading public think tank to handle such a task. I absolutely agree that the National Institute could play that role creditably. Unfortunately, it would not succeed because of the character of our political class that has disdain for our institutions. In fact, for the past decade, the National Institute has established a whole department for training and engagement with political parties where I have often participated as a resource person. In most of the meetings there I have participated in; the leadership of the so-called big political parties have either sent low level officials to represent them or sent no one in many cases. They suffer from colonial mentality and believe that Nigerian institutions are of no consequence and are therefore not deserving of their time. When they seek publicity, they pay tens of millions of Naira to key television stations to carry their programmes live.
Perhaps in the future, politicians, political analysts, strategists, scientists and consultants may want to look…