Author: Anthony Korede

The APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has assured ordinary Nigerians that they would not be forgotten in his administration if elected in the 2023 general elections. Mr Tinubu, who made this remark at the APC presidential rally at Teslim Balogun, Surulere, Lagos, said Nigerians would not be forgotten in education, health, employment opportunities, security and infrastructure. “We will do our best for Nigeria. It is not going to be easy at the starting point,” Mr Tinubu said. He expressed confidence that the party would not lose any of the progressive governors to other parties, saying, “we will work together to…

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Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River, says he feels sorry for the state’s next governor, stating that such an individual would be faced with an uphill task of reinventing governance in the state. He made the remarks at the inauguration of the 1,080-member campaign council of the charter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Calabar on Saturday. “I am worried about development in the state, a whole generation had been lost,” Mr Duke said. The former governor, who had been saddled with leading the campaign council, noted that the essence of good governance had been lost in…

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The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) leadership in Sokoto State, led by the party’s governorship candidate, Sa’idu Gumburawa, have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). This development is contained in a statement on Saturday by Bashar Abubakar, the special assistant to Aliyu Wamakko (APC Sokoto- North), the APC leader in the state. According to Mr Abubakar, the new APC members include all the candidates of PRP, state executives and officials from the state to local governments. “They include the three senatorial candidates of the party, Garzali Abdullahi, Bello Holai and Shehu Ibrahim of Sokoto North, East and South Districts, respectively. “Also…

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The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has awarded a fine against Kola Abiola, the presidential candidate, People’s Redemption Party (PRP), over failure to file his court documents within time. Justice Fadima Aminu, in a ruling, also fined the PRP over its delay in filing its counter affidavit in opposition to the aggrieved presidential aspirant’s amended originating summons. Ms Aminu had fixed November 25 for a definite hearing in a suit filed by Patience Ndidi Key, a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primary election conducted by the party. The judge, who granted the application filed by Ms…

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The attention of Ned Nwoko Media Directorate has been drawn to a cowardly video where the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, made wild insinuations against Prince Ned Nwoko. Characteristic of the garrulous governor, he carelessly dabbled again into the issue of the $418 million consultancy payments for Paris Club refunds, a legitimate entitlement of Prince Ned Nwoko, whose patriotic ingenuity, as a time-honoured lawyer, secured billions of dollars in favour of local and state governments, including Wike’s administration. Wike had in illogical imprudence chastised Ned Nwoko for laying claim to monies the international lawyer genuinely earned and approved by the…

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the South-East demand for a President from the region in 2023, is morally right and timely. Chukwubuikem Uloka, a spokesman for the PDP presidential campaign, said this in a statement in Awka. “It is comprehensible that the South-East is demanding a president from the region in 2023; we all agree that such demand is morally right and timely,” said Mr Uloka The PDP spokesman said though there was a growing sentiment in favour of president from South-East geopolitical zone, the reality on ground in terms of national spread and acceptability favoured Atiku/Okowa for victory.…

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The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Friday rejected an award presented to him by a group, Boys Champions (BC), saying they should present it to him when he won the election and finished his tenure as president. He said he will value the award if he performs well in office at the end of his tenure and Nigerians are happy with him. Mr Obi said this at this group’s conference in Enugu. BC was founded by UN award winning Nigerian, Noel Alumona, to support young boys and men on their journey to manhood through mentoring and training.…

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Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 election says his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart Atiku Abubakar should quit the race, noting that he had run for the position for too long. “There are few of us left running the presidential race. One said he is Atiku. How many times has he been running?” Mr Tinubu asked rhetorically. “He is always on the run and he is tired, tell him to go and sit down, enough is enough.” On Friday in Delta State, The former Lagos governor described himself as the renewed hope for Nigerians,…

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The Ogun State chapter of the Labour Party has accused the Director-General of its national presidential campaign team, Doyin Okupe, of nepotism and diversion of campaign funds for personal use. This was conveyed in a press conference held by the state chapter of the party in Abeokuta.  The state secretary, Feyisola Michael, asked the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, to halt his state rallies over Mr Okupe’s financial misappropriation.  ‪”Mr Peter Obi, as a matter of urgency, should halt further state rallies as Dr Okupe is just using the campaign money for his own personal aggrandisement and problems…

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Professor Ibrahim Gambari says his appointment as Chief of Staff was informed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s penchant for always rewarding loyalty. Mr Gambari said Mr Buhari does not ‘use and dump’ his subordinates like “typical politicians.” He stated this while responding to eulogies poured on him by the leadership of the State House and his staff in a reception organised to mark his 78th birthday in the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Mr Gambari recalled how he, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, was ousted alongside Mr Buhari, then Military Head of State, in the military coup of August 1985; and how…

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