2023

Let us break if North retains power in 2023 — Gbadamosi  

The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party in the 2019 election in Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, speaks with MUDIAGA AFFE on the need to expand roads in the metropolis and other national issues.  How can the government tackle the problem of gridlock in Lagos? The gridlock has always been with us, it is just that it has become far more intensive now. During the 1970s, the military tackled the gridlock the best they could. They expanded the roads from the original two-lane express to the 10 lanes that it was from Jibowu to Ketu, among others, to be more precise. I think that subsequent regime in Lagos, starting [Read]

I was never under pressure to contest 2023 Presidency – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said there was no truth in reports that he was under pressure to contest the 2023 presidential election. An online platform had reported that Jonathan said he was under immense pressure to contest the Presidency in 2023 and that he had been promised the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, should he decide to contest. The online media had also quoted Jonathan as saying that some highly placed individuals had been piling pressure on him to consider the job following the alleged failure of the regime of the current President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). But Jonathan’s spokesman, Dr Ikechukwu Eze, in an [Read]

2023: Plots to stop Tinubu’s presidential ambition revealed

  Some second term Governors in the ruling All Progressives Congress are allegedly plotting to stop the presidential ambition of a leader of the party, Bola Tinubu. ThisDay claimed that the alleged plot to derail Tinubu’s ambition is being backed by second-term governors and some immediate past governors of the party. The newspaper citing unnamed sources in the party, reports that directly connected to the plot against Tinubu is a plan to remove the APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole. Former governor allegedly planning to destabilise Zamfara’s peace, economy – Peace envoy alleges The reported move to remove Oshiomhole is to prevent Tinubu from getting the APC presidential ticket. The reported [Read]

Join APC, get 2023 presidency, Ngige tells Igbo

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has enjoined the Igbo to show mass presence in the All Progressives Congress. He said the APC was the easiest political platform the South-East geopolitical zone could use to ascend to the presidency of the country. This was coming a day after a close ally of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Mallam Ismaila Funtua, said any Igbo who wanted to be President should join the ruling APC. Funtua, who featured on Arise Television’sThe Morning Show on Saturday, had said, “They (Igbo) should belong. They should join the party. They want to do things on their own and because they are [Read]

‘Akinlade 2023’ campaign buses surface in Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Branded vehicles of the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) Adekunle Akinlade, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) days ago have surfaced in parts of Ogun State. The buses have inscriptions allegedly announcing his 2023 governorship ambition. One of such buses with APC logo and Akinlade’s seemingly governorship ambition was sighted in Ogun East Senatorial district, causing massive interest in the Gateway State on Friday. Akinlade contested the March 9, 2019 governorship election on the platform of the APM following his inability to secure the APC governorship ticket over the alleged arbitrary manner immediate Governor Ibikunle Amosun attempted to foist him on Ogun APC. [Read]

2023: Northern power brokers reportedly abandon Tinubu

  Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) on Tuesday claimed that talks between the North and South-West ahead of the 2023 presidency have broken down. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the President and Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary-General, in a statement, alleged that the presidential aspiration of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, was hanging due to tactic withdrawal of support from Northern power brokers. OYC said it had confirmed that the North was not satisfied with the voting pattern and results during the 2019 presidential election in the South West as President Muhammadu Buhari did not win overwhelmingly. It noted: “The result shows that South West voted for both PDP and APC, [Read]

“Nobody Will Use My Name To Canvass For Votes In 2023” ― President Buhari Assures

  Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has told those interested in elective positions in 2023 to work hard as he will not allow anyone to use his name to canvass for votes. President Buhari also assured Nigerians that he will superintend over free, fair and credible elections in 2023. The president gave the assurance on Tuesday when some of his aides and staff of the State House and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha presented to him a birthday card to commemorate his 77th birthday anniversary at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said whoever wants to contest must work hard as he will not condone anyone [Read]

2023: I will not contest against Abiodun as Ogun Governor – Gboyega Isiaka vows

  Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, a three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, has vowed that he would not contest against Gov Dapo Abiodun in 2023.   GNI also said and his Believe Movement members did not form an alignment with Abiodun to get political positions. Recall that Isiaka and his followers defected recently dumped the African Democratic Congress to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). When asked during a programme this morning on Sweet FM 107.1 in Abeokuta, Isiaka, who spoke through his Spokesperson, Bolaji Adeniji, said he would not say whether or not he would not contest for the governorship post again. [SEE ALSO] BREAKING: APC lifts suspension of Akeredolu, Amosun, [Read]

Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu meet in Minna [PHOTOS]

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and ex-Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, met on Saturday. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the leaders, who met in Minna, Niger State, were in a cordial mood as they exchanged pleasantries and chatted. Atiku was the presidential candidate of Nigeria’s main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) while Tinubu is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party. DAILY POST reports that on arrival, Tinubu and his entourage were received by Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello. Tinubu was in Minna to receive an award of Honorary Doctorate Degree today in Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai. However, Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu [Read]

Don’t Expect Us To Hand Over To You in 2023 – Arewa Youths Tell Southwest

  Northern youths, on the aegis of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, have reacted to alleged humiliation of Northerners in Lagos by task force. The AYCF in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST on Monday by Alhaji Yerima Shettima, it National President, claimed that Northerners who are in the Southwest State to earn their living were being attacked and humiliated by the State’s taskforce. AYCF said it has reliably gathered that the Lagos Task Force officials have been invading homes of Northerners in Lagos in ungodly hours of the night and carting away motorcycles while forcefully abducting the occupants and hauling them into detention. The statement [Read]

Crisis Brew in APC as Powerful Forces Move to Sack Oshiomhole Over Tinubu’s 2023 Presidential Ambition

  Indications have emerged that some stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), particularly from the Northern region are neck deep in a plot to orchestrate the removal of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the party. Speaking with our correspondent, a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that those calling for Oshiomhole’s removal were doing so because of the intrigues associated with the 2023 presidential election. According to him, many behind the call were afraid Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, who has been reported to be nursing presidential ambition in 2023, might easily get the party’s ticket [Read]

Buhari may contest in 2023 – Buba Galadima says

  What’s your assessment of the present state of the nation, especially the insecurity challenge? I have never seen such a terrible situation like what we are witnessing in Nigeria today under the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Not even during the colonial era, and the military period have Nigerians passed through this hard times. With Buhari in charge, it is like Nigerians have entered a one-chance bus. What is even surprising is that despite all the hardship, and suffering being inflicted on Nigerians, Buhari is not bothered. He doesn’t feel moved by the cries of hardship and sufferings, which his government has brought upon Nigerians. Now Buhari has [Read]

2023: Tinubu’s Presidential campaign office opens

  OSOGBO – A presidential campaign office bearing the names and photographs of Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been opened in Osun state, rekindling rumours of Tinubu’s intention to run in 2023. Tinubu, a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had long denied any intentions to run for the 2023 presidency. However, the office opened to pursue 2023 Presidency of Tinubu has a big billboard mounted with the inscription: “Tinubu 2023. Tinubu is Non Negotiable, (TNN 2023)” – Sponsored by Hon Mutiu Kunle Okunola. The office was used as the campaign office of immediate past speaker of the state house of assembly, Hon. Najeem Salaam during the governorship race [Read]

Buhari will not seek third term – Presidency

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari will not, under any circumstance, seek a third term in office, his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said on Tuesday. Mr Shehu said he was reacting to “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary.” Nigerian law only allows a maximum two terms of four years each for presidents, vice presidents, governors and deputy governors. An effort to amend the constitution to allow for a third term for ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo failed while he was in office. The move was condemned by most Nigerians and eventually rejected by the National Assembly. Mr Shehu, in his statement, said Mr Buhari “will not be a candidate” in the 2023 presidential election [Read]

Osinbajo’s Aide Relocates Out Of Presidential Villa, Tradermoni, Others Moved To New Ministry

– Osinbanjo’s aide relocated out of Presidential Villa – Northern forces plot for 2023 presidency, Sidelined Osinbajo – TraderMoni, others moved from Osinbajo office to New Ministry ABUJA – The raging power tussle for the Presidency in 2023 may have again led to the relocation of some aides of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo out of the Presidential Villa. On Monday, September 16, the Federal Government set up a new economic team. President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Prof. Yemi Osinbajo chairman of the Economic Management Team in his first term. In previous administrations, the position was held first by the Vice President and, thereafter, by the minister of finance. Osinbajo [Read]