Politics

PDP Rules Out Zoning In Anambra 2021 Gov Election

■ Affirms Nwobu as state chairman The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that it will not zone its ticket for the 2021 governorship election to any particular zone in Anambra state. This brings to an end agitation by some politicians from Anambra State who had mounted a campaign to force the party to zone ...

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Rumble In Anambra As Obiano Suspends 12 Monarchs Over Abuja Trip

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has slammed a one-year suspension on 12 traditional rulers who travelled to Abuja last week to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. A letter announcing the suspension of the traditional rulers was signed by the state commissioner for local government, chieftaincy and community affairs, Greg Obi. The letter said the action was ...

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How Igbo Women Used Petitions To Influence British Authorities During Colonial Rule

Leaders of the Aba women’s protest against a tyranical warrant chief in Nigeria in 1929. National Museum of Unity, Nigeria Bright Alozie, West Virginia University Selected petitions and written correspondence between Igbo women and British officials between 1892 and 1960 shed fresh light on how women navigated male-dominated colonial institutions and structures of the time. African women acted in varied ...

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APC To PDP, Obaseki, Wike: Emulate Buhari On Free, Fair Elections 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says “President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that the ruling party could have used the military and other security services to overrun opposition states in the 2019 general election but chose free, fair elections is a solid pointer that under the current administration, the days of stolen and procured electoral mandates are fast fading.” In a statement ...

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Court Orders Substituted Service Of Suit Seeking Disqualification Of Ize-Iyamu

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, ordered substituted service of a suit seeking the disqualification of the All Progressives Congress’ governorship candidate in the forthcoming election in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his running mate, Audu Ganiyu. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, granting the plaintiffs’ application for substituted service, ordered that Ize-Iyamu and Ganiyu be served with the suit by ...

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Why Terrorism Continues In Nigeria And How To Turn The Tide

Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Sheriff Folarin, Covenant University For ten years, the Nigerian authorities have engaged the terror group Boko Haram in the northeast without making much headway. After what appeared to be some success in 2015 and 2016, there was a resurgence of Boko Haram violence in 2017. This worsened with the emergence of Islamic State in West Africa and, ...

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11 APC Governors Storm Edo For Ize-Iyamu’s Gov Campaign

The All Progre‎ssives Congress (APC), yesterday, inaugurated its campaign for the Edo State governorship election at the University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo in Benin City with 11 governors and and one deputy governor of the party in attendance. The governors who attended the event include Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and Chairman, APC National Caretaker Committe, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu ...

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I Won’t Support A Northerner To Succeed Buhari In 2023 –El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said he would not support a northern candidate for the presidency in 2023. El-Rufai said this on Saturday in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service as published by The Cable. According to him, the idea of zoning the presidential seat is necessarily not constitutional, but is based on the country’s political arrangement which he believes ...

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It Will Be In Nigeria’s Best Interest If Tinubu Emerges President In 2023 – Henry Ajomale

Chief Henry Dele Ajomale, an associate of All Progressives Congress national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and a former chairman of the ruling APC in Lagos state, in this interview with Saturday Sun, warned that no force can stop the current momentum of Tinubu’s presidential aspiration in 2023 even as he faulted the country’s present political structure adding that  any ...

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Plans By Anambra Monarchs To Report Obiano To Buhari Fails

The bid by 13 traditional rulers from Anambra State to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and tender a petition against their state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, failed yesterday as the meeting was put on hold at the eleventh hour. The traditional rulers’ visit was facilitated by billionaire businessman, Chief Arthur Eze, who has been having a running battle with Governor Obiano. ...

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