Awo's cap, Buhari's 4+4 and other strong Nigerian political symbols…

Over the years politicians have adopted mediums to represent their ideals or drive home their messages. A consistent hand-raise, a unique fashion choice, a repeated gesture or mannerism and a political symbol is birthed. With the 2019 elections, less than a month away, here are four figures whose style and gestures have become political symbols….

#EndSARS: Nigerians React To Disbandment of SARS…

With just a few weeks into the 2019 general elections, the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, the Nigerian Police has taken everyone by surprise by announcing that Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) will be disbanded. The Special Anti-Robbery is notoriously known for the alleged killings, torment and harassment of Nigerian citizens. Only…

Reactions trail ex-president’s tirade on Buhari…

In what could be described as collapse of espirit de corps, reactions has continued to trail former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s points of disagreement with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Reacting to the seeming war of generals, Chief Olabode George, a retired commodore in the Nigerian Navy and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has backed…

Government, PDP, CUPP squabble over alleged mayhem plot…

The Federal Government yesterday claimed it was in possession of credible intelligence of a plot by members of the opposition political parties to unleash mayhem in 10 states with a view to truncating the forthcoming general elections. The post Government, PDP, CUPP squabble over alleged mayhem plot appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper –…

Intrigues, controversies, prospects of Atiku’s American journey…

The entire narrative about Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his entanglements with corruption allegations in the United States of America (US) seems to have received unction by the unstated belief that there is no rich saint. Furthermore, the sustained spin, which gained traction shortly after he emigrated from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared…

Atiku in Jigawa, urges supporters to escort votes to collation...

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has charged his supporters in Jigawa State to vote for all candidates of the PDP from President to House of Assembly and ensure that they wait to protect their votes and escort them to the collation centres. Atiku, who spoke at a campaign rally…

Ayade orders Police search on campaign convoys in Cross River…

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River, has directed the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, to stop and search all political parties’ campaign convoys in the state to curb illegal arms. Ayade gave the directive in a statement issued on Monday, in Calabar, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita. The governor said…

Nigeria accuses opposition of plotting election violence…

Nigeria’s government on Monday warned about an increase in violence before next month’s elections, accusing the main opposition of trying to foment unrest to jeopardise the vote. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had “credible intelligence” that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was orchestrating “widespread violence”. The party was trying to whip up unrest…

Wike threatens to 'chase away' N-Power beneficiaries on election duties…

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday said he will restrict the use of N-power beneficiaries as the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials during the 2019 general elections. N-power is a social intervention programme of the Muhammadu Buhari led government which has employed about 500,000 Nigerian youths since inauguration…

FACT CHECK: Fela Durotoye's claim on Nigerians in agriculture incorrect…

Presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye, has been found culpable of an incorrect claim during the recent presidential debate. During the debate held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Saturday, January 19, the presidential candidates reeled out their plans for Nigeria if they emerge president after the February 16 presidential election….

Buhari campaign train arrives Maiduguri…

The President Muhammadu Buhari campaign train on Monday arrived Maiduguri in continuation of its re-election campaign activities. The post Buhari campaign train arrives Maiduguri appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News. Visit the newspaper for this and other news

US think tank cancels 'conversation' with Peter Obi…

An event organised by the Center For Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) inviting the People’s Democratic Party vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has been cancelled. Prior to its final cancellation, the date of this event was moved from January 15th to January 22nd, 2019. “Note, the event on 1/22 featuring H.E. Peter Obi, the Nigerian vice-presidential…