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U.S. envoy sees ‘consequential shift’ in NATO, Asia ties amid China challenges

U.S. envoy sees ‘consequential shift’ in NATO, Asia ties amid China challenges

Reuters The recent attendance by four Asia Pacific leaders at the NATO summit reflects a “consequential shift” in the U.S. transatlantic security partnership which Washington seeks to expand to better counter China, a senior U.S. diplomat told Reuters. In an interview in Seoul, Derek Chollet, counselor of the U.S. Department of State who serves as […]

PDP: INEC denies holding 3-man delegate congress in Abia

PDP: INEC denies holding 3-man delegate congress in Abia

Contrary to claims by a segment of the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the party held its three-man delegate congress on May 6th 2022, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied any knowledge of such exercise. INEC in a response to an inquiry by DIOKA STAN & CO solicitors, Abuja […]

Erdogan says Turkey doesn’t support Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Erdogan says Turkey doesn’t support Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown Sweden and Finland’s potential NATO membership into doubt, just as both countries are on the cusp of applying to join the alliance in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We are following the developments regarding Sweden and Finland, but we don’t hold positive views,” Erdogan told press […]

APC Chair: Buni hands over office to Adamu

APC Chair: Buni hands over office to Adamu

By Ndahi Marama, Damaturu Following last Saturday’s National Convention of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in which all the Chairmanship aspirants stepped down for the former governor of Nassarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu emerged as National Chairman, Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has on Wednesday formally handed over the office of the […]

Convention: Adamu emerges APC National Chairman

Convention: Adamu emerges APC National Chairman

Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, late Saturday night emerged as the new National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2022 National Convention of the party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adamu emerged as the consensus candidate of the party after six other aspirants stepped down. NAN observed that prior to the […]

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 […]

Defection: Court sacks 2 Reps members, 18 C-River lawmakers

Defection: Court sacks 2 Reps members, 18 C-River lawmakers

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Ike Uchechukwu, Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA—A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday,  sacked two federal lawmakers and 18 members of Cross River State House of Assembly, following their defection from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Trial judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in his judgment, held that the lawmakers, […]

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 […]

Kwankwaso, Galadima, Hunkuyi others set to join NNPP

Kwankwaso, Galadima, Hunkuyi others set to join NNPP

By Marie-Therese Nanlong A former governor of Kano State, Senator  Rabiu Kwankwaso, is allegedly tidying up to defect from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP. It was gathered that Alhaji Buba Galadima, made the disclosure while speaking on the online television channel of the party, NNPP TV, on Friday. […]

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 […]

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