Month: November 2022

Poor female representation in Nigeria’s 2023 elections unacceptable, appalling – UN

Poor female representation in Nigeria’s 2023 elections unacceptable, appalling – UN

***As INEC urges parties to respect own constitution The United Nations (UN), has decried the low number of female candidates contesting in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, describing the development as unacceptable and appalling. This is as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), urged political parties to respect their constitutions to ensure internal democracy…

Tinubu lists terms to debate Obi as Arise TV insists on appearance

Tinubu lists terms to debate Obi as Arise TV insists on appearance

• Respect the Constitution, candidates must attend town hall meeting, Arise TV insists • No manifesto, no debate, Tinubu tells Obi • Agbakoba: Presidential candidates must address illegitimacy of 1999 Constitution • Level of vote buying alarming, INEC Chairman laments • UK committed to transparent, credible electoral process in Nigeria • APC targets N5b donation…

Blame FG for power sector woes, stakeholders tell Nigerians

Blame FG for power sector woes, stakeholders tell Nigerians

Electricity stakeholders have said the lack of sanctity of contract and sincerity on the part of the Federal Government were the critical factors that frustrated the projected objectives of the power sector years after privatization. They insisted that the Federal Government conducted road shows across the world for investors only to backpedal on the key…

FG, Rivers, Oyo to establish new courts for ease of doing business

FG, Rivers, Oyo to establish new courts for ease of doing business

Nigeria’s Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) and the Judiciary in Oyo and Rivers States today announced the establishment of Small Claims Courts as part of an attempt to boost investors’ confidence and reduce the challenges faced by small and medium-scale businesses. Bringing to nine, the number of states with such initiatives in Nigeria, the…

Atiku more committed to fix Nigeria than other candidates – Wife

Atiku more committed to fix Nigeria than other candidates – Wife

The Wife of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the February 2023 election, Princess Rukayya, has told Nigerians that her husband is more committed to fixing the country than all other presidential candidates. Princess Rukayya, who spoke at a PDP Women Summit in Lafia…

Tinubu to speak on manifesto at Chatham House December 5

Tinubu to speak on manifesto at Chatham House December 5

Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will speak on his agenda for Nigeria at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House, on December 5. Tinubu, according to Chatham House, will, during the occasion, have the opportunity to “discuss his vision and recently unveiled a manifesto for…

Attacks on facilities troubling, won’t deter us from conducting credible polls, INEC vows

Attacks on facilities troubling, won’t deter us from conducting credible polls, INEC vows

• Yakubu: Our allegiance, and loyalty is to Nigerians • INEC staff, and security operatives have questions to answer, says Ebonyi council chief • Ebonyi to deploy security officers, Ebubeagu across INEC offices ahead of elections Despite the repeated attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Commission has assured Nigerians that…

We have enough food for Nigerians, agric minister boasts

We have enough food for Nigerians, agric minister boasts

• Minister blames rising cost of food on inflation, COVID-19 • FG cautions travellers to U.S., U.K. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, has blamed the rising cost of food and other items on inflation and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The minister spoke, yesterday, at a media briefing series to…

Minister reiterates FG’s move to lift 100m out of poverty

Minister reiterates FG’s move to lift 100m out of poverty

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba has reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 through its Energy Transition Plan (ETP). Jedy-Agba disclosed this during 2022 Nigeria Energy Forum Day 2, Virtual Edition, held on Monday following the Day 1 physical event earlier held in…

Experts task INEC on early arrival of election materials

Experts task INEC on early arrival of election materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been tasked to work towards early arrival of polling officials and materials. They strongly link late arrival to violence and urged INEC to do everything to ensure effective logistics at the election. One of the experts who spoke at the training programme on early warning signs and conflict…

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