Coalition of South East Youth Leaders warns Goodluck not to accept APC presidential ticket

FORMER president Dr Goodluck Jonathan has been warned by the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (Coseyl) to shelve his 2023 presidential plans amid talk that he has now formally joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).



With elections looming in Nigeria I hope all the aggrieved communities who were victims of ethnic violence can adopt the Madiba spirit of forgiveness 

Ayo Akinfe 

[1] No matter how you cut it, no human being has taught the world forgiveness and magnanimity like Madiba 

[2] He spent 27 years in prison and showed no anger about it at all 

[3] Despite decades of the brutal oppression of his people, he still found it within himself to forgive their oppressors 


Inec refuses request from political parties to alter its primary elections timetable

NIGERIA'S Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) has rejected the recent request by the country's 18 registered political parties that it reschedule its election timetable and give them more time to conduct their primaries.



Trade Union Congress threatens to embark on solidarity strike with lecturers' union Asuu

NIGERIA'S Trade Union Congress (TUC) has threatened to embark on a solidarity strike with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) to compel the government to address workers’ concerns and reopen the universities.



Nigerian paper product imports total over $716m during the last six months of 2021

NIGERIAN paper imports during the last six months of 2021 added up to N296.696bn ($716m) as a result of the fact that the nation's mills have all but grounded to a halt forcing the country to be dependent on overseas supplies.



Minister of state for education Emeka Nwajiuba follows Buhari's directive and resigns

EDUCATION minister Emeka Nwajiuba has tendered his resignation from the Federal Executive Council un line with the dictates of President Muhammadu Buhari who asked all his ministers standing for election to stand down.



Newcastle United put in fresh offer for Victor Osimhen but Napoli board reject it

ENGLISH Premier League giants Newcastle United have put in a fresh offer for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen with a mega bid believed to have been rejected by the Napoli board however.



Yesterday I watched the film Long Walk to Freedom again. It made me go back and read the ANC’s Freedom Charter. With elections looming in Nigeria, why are we not debating policies like this

Ayo Akinfe

[1] The People Shall Govern!

[2] All National Groups Shall Have Equal Rights!

[3] The People Shall Share in the Country's Wealth!

[4] The Land Shall Be Shared Among Those Who Work It!

[5] All Shall Be Equal Before The Law!

[6] All Shall Enjoy Equal Human Rights!

[7] There Shall Be Work And Security!

[8] The Doors of Learning And of Culture Shall Be Opened!

[9] There Shall Be Houses, Security And Comfort!


Political parties ask Inec to adjust its timetable and move presidential primaries on from June 3

NIGERIA'S18 registered political parties including the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) to shift its June primaries deadline.



Saraki says he will give Lagos special attention as an investment destination if elected

FORMER senate president Senator Bukola Saraki has told Lagosians that that if he is elected as  Nigeria's next president Lagos State would be given special attention as an investment destination in the country.




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