2019 presidency: Tambuwal has my blessings - Babangida
Former military president, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has said that Sokoto governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has his blessings in his aspiration for the 2019 presidential election. Babangida said this when he hosted Tambuwal and his team at his Hilltop residence in Minna on Saturday. He said Tambuwal is a grounded politician who understands the challenges of…
The IBB shrine
Former President Ibrahim Babangida must be relishing his role as the crowned head of our elder statesman. His home in Minna has been turned into a political shrine. Many of our presidential and governorship aspirants seek his anointing in their quest. Many of them have gone there recently to kneel at the shrine and receive…
I will not resign as senate president, Saraki insists
Nigerian Senate president and 2019 presidential hopeful Bukola Saraki has said his position in the National Assembly is in the national interest, saying he will not step down until his term runs out. Saraki had been under fire by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to resign as Senate president since he left the party…
David Mark visits IBB in Minna
Sen.David Mark , has arrived Minna, capital of Niger State to hold a private meeting with the former military President Ibrahim Babangida. The meeting lasted for two hours at the Hilltop residence of the former military ruler.
No, Osinbajo, IBB left legacies
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo last Sunday took a swipe at past governments in Nigeria accusing them of draining huge funds with little or no investment in infrastructure.
Why I welcome APC’s direct primaries
I was intrigued to see that Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, committed himself to direct primaries of his party for the 2019 general elections. He pushed it through the eye of the needle in his party.
There is a sense in which some commentators are right when they argue that Nigeria is not a democracy. Their argument is based on the reality that the military has remained...
Ex-Gombe Governor, Hashidu dies at 74
A former governor of Gombe state, Abubakar Hashidu, is dead. Hashidu died yesterday morning at his home in Gombe after battling Alzheimers disease for some years. He was 74 years old. Hashidu was governor of Gombe state from May 1999 to May 2003. He was elected on the platform of then All Peoples Party (APP).…
Would you wish Nigeria to die for you instead…?
The circle of election declaration process finishes when the candidate who ran against the winner calls the winner to congratulate him or her. That is the private and perhaps the most difficult part for the loser in the election.
June 12 and its children
June 12 possesses the baffling characteristics of Ajantala, that Mystery Child in Yoruba folklore: birthed under extraordinary circumstances, reared in impossible conditions
June 12: 12 facts you should know
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari recently brought the fresh memories of the June 12 1993 Presidential elections, by conferring on the presumed winner of the election MKO Abiola Nigeria’s highest national honours. He also declared June 12 Democracy Day and a public holiday. But what are other historical actualities of the date in Nigeria politics and…