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Ace Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday decried what he called the “drop” in the quality of Nollywood movies.

Yul Edochie: Why Nigerian youth don’t contest national elections

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has disclosed the reasons why an average Nigerian youth can never run for presidency, governorship and senatorial elections.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

2023: Zoning bad for Nigeria’s progress – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said Nigeria’s preference for recruiting its leaders through a rotatory zoning arrangement has kept the country stagnant for decades.
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Gender Equality: Groups to support women for 2023 election

In fostering the participation of women in politics in Nigerian, two non-governmental organisations, Diatom Impact and ElectHer, have revealed plans to support 1000 women for the 2023 general elections.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

APC plans to unveil Governor Umahi to Nigerians in diaspora

The United Kingdom Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has described Gov. David Umahi as a great asset that will add value to the party.
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APC dissolves Ebonyi exco

The party’s national headquarters announced its decision in a statement late Wednesday, barely a week after the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, confirmed his controversial exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

APC campaign flag-off: Proof of party unity behind Pastor Ize-Iyamu – Campaign Council

‎Edo State APC Media Campaign Council for the September 19 Governorship election said yesterday that the party’s campaign flag-off rally, attended by numerous Governors of the APC and other leaders of the party, was a display of the party’s unity and consensus to ensure the victory of its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, at the polls.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.

Ex-Speaker Dogara’s supporters of defect to APC

Some Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi, on Saturday announced their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai: Power should move to southern Nigeria in 2023

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that Nigeria’s next president in 2023 should emerge from the southern part of the country.
The leader of the Yoruba Socio Cultural Group, Egbe Afenifere and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Ayo Fasanmi is dead.

Ooni: Pa Fasanmi brought dignity to Yoruba race

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has described the late Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, as a man of accomplishments, who brought dignity to all descendants of Oduduwa.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

2023 Presidency: Ndigbo should exercise caution – minister

As the clamour for a President of Igbo extraction in 2023 continues to gather momentum, the Minister of State, Education, Hon Emeka Nwajiuba, has urged the South East to exercise caution in its quest or campaign for the “Igbo Presidency”.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: Bunch of contradictions keeping Nigeria as nation

A prominent politician in Nigerian politics, Alhaji Buba Galadima, who was the National Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has opined that Nigeria will continue to be a nation and the contradictions that exist in the country will make sure of it.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Senator Ngige: Abiola Ajimobi knew how to douse political tensions

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Friday, described the death of immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi as a big blow to Nigeria, describing him as a progressive that knew how to douse political tensions.

Ibrahim Dankwambo: Godfatherism will rob Nigeria’s democracy

Former Gombe Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, who recently endorsed Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, has warned against Godfatherism in Nigerian politics.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Agboola Gambari: The challenge of being a Nigerian and public servant

It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Omo-Agege: Asiwaju Tinubu still has a lot to offer Nigeria

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central yesterday said that the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu still has a lot to offer Nigeria in the area of leadership and nation-building.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: Why Igbos, Alex Ekwueme lost Presidency in 1999, will lose again in...

Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), a politician, businessman and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the Igbos and deceased former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, lost the presidency in 1999 because the late politician refused to play politics of inclusiveness, saying the Igbos are doing the same thing today.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: We’ll continue to pursue peace

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will continue to explore all avenue in resolving the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Gunmen kidnap Edo councillor

Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday abducted Israel Inyanabor, a councillor representing Ewohimi Ward One in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Man paraded naked as punishment for Facebook post

India Police spokesman, Hirendra Chaudhary, said the 38-year-old victim was kidnapped on Tuesday by the brothers, assaulted and made to walk 45 minutes around the western town of Khambhaliya with no clothes on.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

FEC approves N117 billion for rehabilitation of major roads in Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N117.6 billion for the rehabilitation of some major roads across Nigeria.
On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to advance the nomination of Nathan Simington, a Republican in favor of greater government oversight of speech on the internet, to the Federal Communications Commission.

Donald Trump’s bias hawk FCC nominee one step closer to confirmation

On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to advance the nomination of Nathan Simington, a Republican in favor of greater government oversight of speech on the internet, to the Federal Communications Commission. Simington’s nomination now awaits a floor vote for final approval.
British race driver, George Russell, will take Lewis Hamilton’s place at Mercedes for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix after the seven-time champion tested positive for coronavirus.

Mercedes replaces Lewis Hamilton with George Russell for Sakhir Grand Prix

British race driver, George Russell, will take Lewis Hamilton’s place at Mercedes for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix after the seven-time champion tested positive for coronavirus.