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LOUD WHISPERS: The WhatsApp Nostradamus

LOUD WHISPERS: The WhatsApp Nostradamus

  Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi ‘I stand to be quoted, we will lose the election with a very wide margin if it is the SSG that is chosen going by what people are saying in the State’ ‘Ma, with what’s happening in the State, we can’t win with the emergence of the SSG even if we spend trillions……’ […]

2023: FG directs NBC to clamp down on stations airing ‘inciting broadcasts’

2023: FG directs NBC to clamp down on stations airing ‘inciting broadcasts’

By Emmanuel Elebeke The Federal Government, yesterday, directed the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to go hard on television and radio stations airing inciting broadcasts, as politicking for the 2023 general election hots up. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who gave the directive at the inauguration of the Governing Board of the commission in […]

2023: Atiku officially declares for President, unveils 5-point agenda

2023: Atiku officially declares for President, unveils 5-point agenda

To prioritise economy, security, education, others By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA—Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday declared his intention to contest the presidency in the 2023 elections, articulating a five-point agenda to turn around the fortunes of Nigeria,  if elected. The declaration  which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, had in attendance  former Vice […]

APC Convention: Battle for top positions shifts to zones

APC Convention: Battle for top positions shifts to zones

By Anayo Okoli, Clifford Ndujihe & Denis Agbo Ahead of Saturday’s  National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the battle for the various National Working Committee, NEC, positions has been intensified in the six geopolitical zones of the country. Apart from the national chairmanship, which will be decided at the Convention ground in […]

Akwa Ibom 2023: CSO warns politicians against inciting comments

Akwa Ibom 2023: CSO warns politicians against inciting comments

By Harris Emanuel, Uyo As the 2023 general election draws nearer, politicians in Akwa Ibom state have been admonished to play by the rules and avoid making inciting utterances and hate speeches that could trigger chaos in the state. A non-governmental organization, Peace Advocacy Group (PAG) gave the admonition while addressing newsmen in Uyo, the […]

Stakes High As Nigeria Prepares for Elections 2023

Stakes High As Nigeria Prepares for Elections 2023

On February 25, 2022 Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Electoral Bill into law, paving the way for federal and state elections on February 25 and  March 11, 2023. Political parties need to elect their flagship candidates by June 3, 2022. The elections will take place against a backdrop of complex economic, political, and security […]

‘Political Parties Should Prepare Women’

‘Political Parties Should Prepare Women’

POLITICAL parties have been advised to prepare women for leadership positions before the next General Election so that they vie for them with confidence. The advice was made here by ‘Mtandao wa Wanaume wa Mabadiliko” (Male pro-change network) group during a joint meeting with officials of the Tanzania Media Women Association, Zanzibar (TAMWA, ZNZ) which […]

Women, Election and Gender Equality In Ethiopia

Women, Election and Gender Equality In Ethiopia

Needless to state, Ethiopia has finalized preparations to fairly as well as freely conduct the 6th National Election next June. Here, the role over half portion of the population–women–can play in making a difference during elections should never be overlooked. Women have not yet achieved equality in most societies, including in the electoral process as […]

At Least 21 People Killed In Post-Election Violence In Guinea

At Least 21 People Killed In Post-Election Violence In Guinea

At least 21 people have died in unrest in Guinea which broke out following last week’s disputed presidential election. International envoys have travelled to Conakry to try and reduce tensions. RTG state news channel said that 21 people had been killed since 19 October, including officers of the security forces. The opposition claims figures are […]

Guinea Votes As President Seeks To Extend Decade In Power

Guinea Votes As President Seeks To Extend Decade In Power

Guinea’s 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking reelection after a change in Guinea’s constitution allowed for him to run for a third term. He faces off against opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo. Guineans took to the polls on Sunday for a presidential election that pits President Alpha Conde against opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo for […]

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