Category: Politics

God Told Me To Support Adelabu 12 Hours Before Primaries ―Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Monday, revealed how he still remained undecided about which governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support as the party’s candidate before God spoke to him 12 hours before the party’s primaries. Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony for the Abiola Ajimobi auditorium at Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan, Ajimobi attributed his dilemma to the fact that many aspirants were qualified in their various fields, looked well-to-do, while advice also seemed to show religious biases. Dropping details of the steps he took before arriving at the party’s governorship candidate, Ajimobi said he...

Speaker Dogara accuses FG of vote-buying

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the distribution of cash to the public very close to general elections by public officials. Dogara said this while speaking at a public hearing organised by the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC and Political Parties Matters on Vote-buying and Improving the Electoral Processes in Nigeria. The Speaker, in a statement obtained from his official website, said no matter how noble the intent may be, such endeavours amount to vote buying and inducement, which is a clear case of corruption. Hon Dogara said the act of inducing the...

Ezekwesili blasts Buhari over Electoral Act

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amended Electoral Act. She said that the refusal would lead to a regression in the progress so far made in Nigeria’s democratic journey since 1999. At a World Press Conference in Abuja on Monday, the presidential candidate wondered why President Buhari wanted to destabilise the country with the 2019 elections. According to her, the excuses of the President for not completing the process that will give Nigeria one of the soundest electoral laws in the world amount...

Atiku lauds Ribadu, tags Buhari Anti-corruption War a Sham

The presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku, has described Buhari’s war against corruption as a sham and congratulated Ribadu, who was recognised alongside seven others and organisations globally, for his efforts in fighting corruption in Nigeria. The former EFCC boss who was nominated for the award by a Nigerian non-profit organisation, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), was honoured in the category of Anti-Corruption Lifetime Achievement, at the Third annual Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Award 2018. The award was established to shine a light on the fight against corruption across the world...

Tinubu Commends Ribadu on global lifetime award for anti-corruption

The National Leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, also congratulated Ribadu for winning the global lifetime award for anti-corruption, saying the award was a testament to his dedication in fighting corruption. The award administered by Doha, Qatar-based think tank, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Centre (ROLACC), celebrates corruption fighters, academics and campaigners from around the world. In a letter to Ribadu, Tinubu reminded him that his work is not finished yet and that he still has much to give Nigeria and the world. He said, “The award shows that a person of integrity and commitment can make a difference...

President Buhari urges Africans to wage war against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on every African, especially the younger generation, to collaborate on every front towards ensuring that corruption becomes a thing of the past on the continent. This is coming as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described Buhari’s war against corruption as a sham and congratulated the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, who was recognised alongside seven others and organisations globally for their efforts in fighting corruption in Nigeria. Named in January 2018 as the African Union Anti-corruption Champion, Buhari made...

Ango Abdullahi: Presidential system is corrupt, full of impunity

The convener of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NUF) Professor Ango Abdullahi, has alleged the deep-seated corruption in the country on the presidential system currently in practice, noting that the presidential system was not only “corruption-ridden but also full of impunity” The former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, , who advocated for a return to parliamentary system of government, stressing that the system was more accountable than the presidential system, also stated that contrary to insinuations that the North was averse to restructuring, the region, indeed, “stands to benefit more.” This was just as he warned that denying Nigerians...

A candid letter from the Governorship Aspirant of ANRP – Olalekan Ayorinde

Dear people of Oyo state, Hope this letter meets you well. My name is Olalekan Oladotun Ayorinde, a native of Ibadan in Oyo state. I’m writing to notify you all of my intention to vie for Oyo state gubernatorial candidacy on the platform of my great party, Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email