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How Tinubu Triumphed Over APC intrigues

How Tinubu Triumphed Over APC intrigues

He is a cat with nine lives. The plots against him were deep and varied. A lot of people believed he was finished for daring the Presidency, the party and the cabal. But like a sphinx, the world watched Bola Ahmed Tinubu rise from the ashes of his multiple battles to clinch the presidential ticket

How Atiku Survived the Wike Scare

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, confirmed his staying power and knowledge of Nigeria politics by dusting 12 other gladiators to pick the coveted presidential ticket of the party. He spoke little, from a carefully prepared script that avoided volatile faultlines and emphasized national unity. He burrowed deep into the national

The original result sheet of the Isiuzo Local Government state constituency seat bye-election.

Approaching PDP’s Night of Long Knives

Intra-Party Intrigues hot up as PDP presidential aspirants scheme to outdo one another. The die is cast. The opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, will elect their presidential candidate for the 2023 election today at the party convention in Abuja. David Mark, chairman of the convention organising committee, said Friday, “We are prepared for the exercise,

Before Zoning Tears Us Apart

Primaries: INEC’s Six-Day Extension Gives Advantage to APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Friday extended the deadline for party primaries by six days, from 4 to 9 June. This gives considerable advantage to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for last minute manoeuvres in the selection of their presidential flag bearer. That, however, is provided


The War in Ukraine will bring Economic downturn to Sub-Saharan Africa, Says IMF

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, says the war in Ukraine will lead to economic setback for sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria, as it brings “a new shock and little room to manoeuvre.” The Fund had forecasted a promising regional recovery for sub-Saharan Africa with economic activities on the upside in 2021. However, the Ukraine war precipitated

Osinbajo’s Declaration Complicates 2023 Race for APC Presidential Ticket

Osinbajo’s Declaration Complicates 2023 Race for APC Presidential Ticket [Video]

Sunday’s formal announcement of his ambition to succeed his boss, Muhammadu Buhari, has started to ruffle feathers and stir the spirit of what is likely to be an unhealthy and rancorous contest between the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and his supposed political benefactor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ex-governor of Lagos State, with the snide comment by

The Anatomy of Consensus at the 2022 APC National Convention

The Anatomy of Consensus at the 2022 APC National Convention

Buhari: “Don’t give tickets to the highest bidders”. Abdullahi Adamu, a senator and former governor of Nasarawa State, emerged the new national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, at its national convention held Saturday, March 26, at the Eagle Square, Abuja. It was victory for President Muhammadu Buhari, who insisted on him, and

Atiku Abubakar Photo

2023: Atiku Steps Out Again, Unveils Five-point Agenda

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, March 23, joined the 2023 presidential race at a colourful declaration ceremony at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Having consulted widely across the country, Abubakar finally made public his intention to compete with other aspirants for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The theme of

General Lucky Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff Seeks Holistic Solution to Insecurity in Nigeria

21st CENTURY CHRONICLE ROUNDTABLE: Insecurity is Nigeria’s most difficult challenge – Shettima The dialogue to find peace and security in Nigeria continued on February 23, at the Musa Yar’adua Cenre, Abuja, during the 21st Century Chronicle Roundtable titled “Going for broke: Fighting insecurity in Nigeria.” General Lucky Irabor, chief of Defence Staff, and keynote speaker,

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