2023 election: An open note to friends, colleagues in media, Nigerians

By Primus Chuks Igboaka  Gullible fellows, including those in this forum and likewise Nigerians that know what is right or best for our country, but hell-bent supporting wrong candidates for reason that they are from your tribe or your region or because we have selfish connections or expected return on investment from them.  Shame to all of you. You know too well what is good for Nigeria but you allow your emotions and tribalistic instincts and interests  to rule your judgement.  Yes, I am in the US where leadership is…

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FCT Youths urge Minister to swear in elected chairmen of six Area Council

Progressive Democratic Youth Front Abuja has called on the Minister of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Bello, to swear in all the elected chairmen of six Area Council. The Youths in all the six Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory said they received the devastating news of a cavalier judgement given by a High Court in the FCT to the effect that the newly democratically elected Chairmen and Councillors of all the six Area Councils will not be sworn-in as scheduled on Friday, 20th May, 2022 with…

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Owerri Federal Constituency seat 2023 and who the cap fits

By Emmanuel Chukwu. As political parties and aspirants in Owerri Federal Constituency prepare on how to grab the position of Federal House of Representatives seat in 2023, there are two serious issues agitating the minds of the constituents. The first is which local government among the three local government areas should produce the candidate going by the rotatory arrangements guiding the game over the years. The second question is who among the array of aspirants has the much-needed credentials and experience required for the office. However, there is the prevailing…

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Group disagrees With Falana on Jonathan’s eligibility for 2023 Presidential Election

A socio-political group under the platform of the Law & Order Group, has faulted the submissions of senior lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on the eligibility of former President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2023 presidential election. Falana, had on a national television submitted that Jonathan cannot contest the 2023 presidency because of a new constitutional provisions that foreclosed him from participating. According to Falana, Section 137 (3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) forbids a person who completed the tenure of another from serving…

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Air Peace becomes first airline to operate from new MMIA Terminal 2, lauds FG

Air Peace has become the first to operate a flight from the newly commissioned Terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The airline operated its 7:00hrs Lagos-Accra flight from the new MMIA terminal on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. In a statement issued by its Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, Air Peace had notified the flying public that from April 19, 2022, its international and regional flight departures will now be at the Terminal 2 of the Lagos Airport. The statement read: “We are delighted to be the first airline to…

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Reflecting on Tuesday’s November 9 rescheduled Ihiala Anambra Gubernatorial Election

By Primus Igboaka – Cleveland, Ohio. By a quick of fate and before the postponed November 6, 2021, Gubernatorial election in Anambra State, I have been a proud son of Ihiala with all humility. I have also expressed in all my relationships with others …friends and colleagues (both in Nigeria and in the United States including occasions I spent with them on holidays or on transit in my travels to Nigeria) that in the next world (if there is anything like reincarnation), please God make me an Ebeleri man. Yes,…

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‘Trump’s impeachment trial big lessons to Future American Presidents and Authoritarian Regimes in Developing Countries’

By Primus Chuks Igboaka – Cleveland, Ohio The impeachment trial of Donald Trump resumed at noon (Friday, February 12, 2021) with the former president’s defense lawyers presenting ‘evidences” on his behalf why the charges against DT that he incited the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 should be dismissed. To say that I am disappointed by the Defense Attorneys’ rambling augments on their defense on a second day of Trump’s impeachment defense is to say the least. In fact, I could say equivocally that they don’t…

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Lagos East Bye-Election: APC urges Court to compel Police to prosecute PDP candidate over alleged certificate forgery

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Police to probe forgery and perjury claims against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the December 5 Lagos East senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi. The party, in a November 24, motion ex-parte application filed by its counsel Mr Kayode Enitan SAN against first defendant Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and second defendant Gbadamosi, sought five reliefs from the court. They include: an order granting leave for the APC to apply for the issuance of a Writ…

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Group lauds Ajimobi’s emergence as APC deputy National Chairman

A youth group, the Nigerian Progressive Youth Coalition (NPYC) has praised the decision of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) to pick the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi as the new deputy National Chairman of the party, saying it is a step in the right direction of unifying the party. The group leader, Bolaji Afiz Repete, in a statement in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, stated that Ajimobi’s emergence is just the right tonic the party needs in positioning itself for future elections. This is coming as the…

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AD Chieftain advises FG to handle Sowore’s matter with utmost caution

A chieftain of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Honourable Caulcrick Akinkunle, has advised the Nigeria government, to handle the matter of Omoyele Sowore, with utmost caution. Akinkunle, AD Chairman in Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, Lagos, gave the advice, in a chat with journalists on the continuous detention of Sowore, despite an order of the Court for his release and his party’s case before Supreme Court of Nigeria. On Sowore, Akinkunle said: “On August 3, 2019 Omoyele Sowore, a former presidential candidate, was arrested by the Nigerian Department of Security Services…

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