2023: Middle Belt/Southern FCT residents demand Abuja Senatorial seat

As the 2023 general election draws nearer, several interest groups have been mounting pressure and making demands for inclusion and proper representation in the scheme of affairs in the Federal Capital Territory to reflect the multi-ethnic composition of the territory and in the interest of equity and fairness. Newly formed Middle Belt/Southern Peoples Concourse newly has become one of the political pressure groups drawing serious attention to the unbalanced distribution of political appointments and amenities among the ethnic groups in Abuja. In what was regarded as the most vocal call…

2023 ELECTIONS: Society for Peace holds 16th Conference, bestow awards on prominent Nigerians

The Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) in collaboration with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, (NARC) Abuja is to hold its 16th International conference and Annual General Meeting in Abuja from Wednesday Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. In a statement by the Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Prof. Tajudeen Akanji said that the two- day conference will hold at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja. According to him, the theme of the conference is “Elections, Democratic Consolidation and Good Governance in Africa” amidst 18 other sub-themes slated for the conference. Akanji…

Of 2023 and our cornucopia of excesses, by Hassan Gimba

Cornucopia, a word with Latin origin and Greek history, comes from the Latin cornu copiae, which translates literally to “horn of plenty.” Cornucopia is believed to represent the horn of a goat in Greek mythology. Legend has it that it was from this horn that the god, Zeus, was fed as an infant. Later, the horn was filled with flowers and fruits and given as a present to Zeus. The word first appeared in English in the early 16th century; a century later, it developed the figurative sense of an…

2023: POSN asks Tinubu to withdraw over alleged drug-related offences, perjury

Peter Obi Support Network (POSN), has asked the presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to withdraw from the race for alleged drug related offences in United States of America, and other allegations bordering on perjury filed against him at a High Court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.   This is contained in a statement by the group’s Deputy Director of Communications, Emmanuel Adesuji, which was made available to newsmen yesterday.   The group said investigations in the public domain…

2023 ELECTIONS: DG tasks corps members on credible conduct

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah, has urged Corps Members that will be engaged as polling officers during the 2023 general elections to abide by the electoral laws.   He made the call today while addressing the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Corps Members at the Orientation Camps in Yobe and Jigawa States.   Fadah stressed the need for them to be impartial umpires, warning that they must resist being used by anyone to commit fraud.   He told them that the nation reposed great…

2023 ELECTIONS: IGP orders immediate distribution of additional uniforms/kits, Anti-Riot equipment

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the immediate distribution of additional batches of uniforms, kits, accoutrements and anti-riot equipment comprised bullet-proof vests with armored plates, ballistic helmets, long and short-range tear gas for civil disorder management, and stun guns to ensure officers appear in clean uniforms and are well-suited to discharge policing services professionally before, during and after the 2023 General Elections; and for general safety of all and sundry across the country.   This distribution was coming on the heels of the recently procured batch…

2023: Hon Abiodun calls for support, pledges better opportunities 

By Olayode Abdurasaq All Progressive Party APC candidate for Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency in Ogun State,Hon. Akinlade Abiodun Isiaq has called on the beautiful people of Yewa South and Ipokia in Ogun State to support his political agenda that will ensure more youths in the constituency are gainfully employed. Hon. Abiodun said that despite his leaving elective office for the past eight years but his people still looked up to him for support. According to him, families are lifted out of poverty when their wards, children are employed. “I have…

A Passage north – In Touch,  By Sam Omatseye

NO word or concept captures a political season like love. Yet, no word is more ignored. We brandish such nuggets as “connect,” “grassroots,” “network,” “structure,” “empower,” et al. But they all disguise what the Bible levitates as the queen of all virtues. Apostle Paul describes it as the fulfilling of the law. Jesus says it is the one quality by which others can know his disciples. For the politician, it is why they wake up and go to sleep, or do not go to sleep. They crave the peoples upraised…

Electioneering as a blindfold, by Tola Adeniyi  

Just close your eyes for a minute and imagine with your mind’s eye, a community of slaves which is oblivious to the chains and shackles on them; imagine a pack of lunatics in a Mental Asylum who are living their life without a care in the world; imagine a people in a dilapidated house which is an inch close to collapsing and they are dancing Buga; imagine a people being robbed at gunpoint and they are embracing their traducers; just keep imagining all the horrors of this world staring a…

2023: How Niche, Cult Following, And Primordial Sentiments Will Produce Next President By Law Mefor

Nigeria’s problems are essentially civilizational. Contrary to permutations that the 2023 presidential election will be significantly different from the past elections, it is still niche-carving, cult following, and primordial sentiments that will produce Nigeria’s next president. The 2023 Presidential Election is upon us and surely it will be peculiar in many respects but much more will remain the same.   Initially, the 2023 general election was perceived as a two-horse race between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that is quite…