Failure of 2023 elections will plunge Nigeria into crisis, Obasanjo warns

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike have said the failure of the forthcoming general elections will plunge the country into crisis and set democracy backward. While Obasanjo said foisting the wrong leaders on Nigeria would increase corruption and insecurity, Wike maintained that any flop in the current democratic process would further polarise […]

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2023: We’re ready, INEC chair, Yakubu assures at Chatham House

Commission to conduct mock accreditation nationwide ‘Electoral body prepared for possible presidential run-off’ Affirms allegiance to Nigerians not parties or candidates Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday, declared to international audience that the Commission is ready to conduct next month’s general elections. Yakubu gave the affirmation at the Royal Institute of […]

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We are ready for free, fair, credible 2023 election – INEC chairman

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu was at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), London, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, where he spoke about the commission’s preparations for Nigeria’s 2023 general elections. Following is his full speech titled “NIGERIA’S 2023 ELECTIONS: PREPARATIONS AND PRIORITIES FOR ELECTORAL INTEGRITY AND INCLUSION” Introduction […]

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Nigeria must move from think-tank to do-tank, says Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said the next President must swiftly address the country’s security challenges, including banditry, and kidnapping and must move beyond think-tank. He said that no one will invest in a country plagued by insecurity and stability. He spoke on Thursday evening at a virtual engagement organised by Africa […]

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Presidency blasts Obasanjo, says he’s frustrated, jealous of Buhari’s achievements

Stop wailing over endorsement, you all lobbied, LP PCC tells APC, PDP South West group cautions against shipwreck over ex-President’s backing Obi warns, says 2023 critical to Nigeria’s survival Obasanjo is an institution whose views are respected all over the world – Ebiseni The Presidency, yesterday, came down hard on former President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing […]

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2023: Obasanjo endorses Peter Obi for President

By Banji Ayoola Nigeria’s ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo today endorsed former Anambra State Governor and candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, for the February 25, 2023 Presidential Election. He did this in a six-page New Year Message and Open Letter to Nigerians, who he described as his compatriots and friends, regretting that the last […]

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NDDC: Akeredolu insists it’s Ondo’s turn to produce MD

By Banji Ayoola Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has insisted that it is the turn of Ondo State to produce the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). According to him: “Going by the provisions of the NDDC Act, 2000, and with specific reference to the position of the Managing Director, it is […]

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Facebook prepares for Nigeria’s elections, tightens noose on misinformation

Invests $16b in technology, teams to secure platform Social media platform, Meta (Facebook), has said it is preparing adequately well for Nigeria’s elections coming up in 2023. The media platform disclosed it is taking key steps to protect integrity of the elections, including combating spread of misinformation and making political advertising more transparent. At a […]

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