In the meantime, NGOs, human rights lawyers, members of the public sickened by the tragic loss of life and a big chunk of French media – take the popular Le Monde newspaper for example – are saying enough is enough. They demand that France, the UK and other EU member states put aside politics, roll up their sleeves, and actually do something together to save lives.
A member of the National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sam Nkire, has threatened to quit party politics in 2023 if APC failed to take power from the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State.
Chief Nkire, who is a pioneer leader of Abia State APC caucus said “if nothing was done to correct the joke that took place in the name of congresses in the state, it might leave both the party and the people of Abia State crying, come 2023.”
According to the Abia State-born politician “a situation where the party is handed over to one
Bafarawa, who was the governor of Sokoto from 1999 to 2007, said he no longer has the will to be in active politics.
In an interview with Punch, the former governor said he will never contest for any elective office or accept any political appointment for the rest of his life.
He said, “There was a time I was in politics, the will to do it was there. Now, I don’t have it. I feel I have done my best based on the opportunity given to me and I am grateful for what God has done for me.
The Osun State government has warned politicians it will not permit any lawlessness and politics of violence in the state.
The is coming days after Adelowo Adebiyi, the Chairman of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a caucus within the All Progressives Congress alleged that there had been an attempt at assassinating leaders of the splinter group by the government of Adegboyega Oyetola.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, the Osun government bemoaned the slanderous charge against Governor Oyetola, noting that Adebiyi’s attribution of violence to the person of Oyetola was both wicked
The Electoral Bill by the National Assembly has been passed to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, November 19, 2021, for assent.
If the President assents to the bill, it becomes a law and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would expect political parties to submit the list of their candidates for the 2023 elections latest by August 18, 2022.
This extends the dates for political parties to submit the names of their candidates to INEC from 60 to 120 days before the elections.
In the old Act, it is stated in its Section 31 that, “Every political party shall not
A political agreement has been signed in Sudan enabling Abdalla Hamdok to be reinstated as prime minister.
Sudan’s top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan signed the deal on Sunday with Hamdok to restore the transition to civilian rule nearly a month after a military coup.
The 14-point deal, signed in the presidential palace in Khartoum, also provides for the release of all political prisoners detained during the coup and stipulates that a 2019 constitutional declaration be the basis for a political transition, according to details read out on state TV.
“I should begin by saying that our country is guarded and
Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto state, has announced his retirement from politics after 45 years.
Bafarawa ruled Sokoto as governor between 1999 and 2007.
Speaking in an interview with the Punch, the ex-governor said he no longer has the will to be in active politics.
The former presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he will never contest for any elective office or accept a political appointment.
“There was a time I was in politics, the will to do it was there. Now, I don’t have it. I feel I have done
Even though Anambra has been in the kitty of the All Progressive Grand Alliance for a long time, the recently concluded gubernatorial election in which Professor Charles Soludo bested other candidates to emerge winner is a straightforward case of identity politics.
Identity politics is a political approach in which people of a particular gender, religion, tribe, ethnicity, race, social background, class, etc., develop political agendas based upon these identities. The term can apply to multiculturalism, women’s movements, civil rights, lesbian and gay movements, and regional separatist movements.
While a majority of the Igbo may not be comfortable with a separate
Ex-Senate President,Bukola Saraki, has described the direct primary process passed by the National Assembly as the best for political parties if properly done.
He, however, warned that the controversy generated by the passage of the direct primary process must not be allowed to scuttle the electoral bill.
He spoke with newsmen in Ilorin on Saturday, on the sidelines of the 9th memorial prayer for his late father, Olusola Abubakar Saraki, held at the family’s residence, Iloffa Road GRA, Ilorin.
The two-time governor of Kwara State, said “the most important thing is for President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the electoral bill
Traditions are the legacies of the fathers. Succession is the right of the children. In between these legacies and rights are choices to follow after one’s predecessor or carve out a path for oneself. For Kolapo Kola-Daisi, the former option is far more sensible and a better pathway towards serving the family and the fatherland.
Kola-Daisi is currently the subject of much contemplation and debate. As the son of an illustrious figure in Ibadan, Oyo State, the 43-year-old man has enough prestige to contest for whatever political position that catches his fancy. The only twist in the narrative is