Coalition Of CSOs Urges Enugu Governorship Candidates To Prioritise WASH Services

…Says Over 2.37m People Lack Access To Potable, Drinking Water In Enugu By Tony Adibe The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) Enugu State, has advised all governorship candidates for elections to prioritise Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services. This advice came as research finding indicated that over 2.37 million people lacked access to potable drinking water in Enugu State while there has been a price hike of over 100 per cent in the past year from water vendors, according…

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Buhari’s Appointments Are Lopsided On Basis Of Nepotism, Mediocrity And Disregard Of Merit And Competence – Obasanjo

By NewsBits Consistent and outspoken Nigeria’s former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has once again criticised appointments of incumbent Nigeria’s President Muhammadu saying they are skewed and lopsided on the basis of nepotism, and mediocrity. Obasanjo who stated this in a speech entitled, ‘The quest for unity in Nigeria and the role of unity schools,’ which he delivered at the 50th anniversary of Federal Government College, Kaduna, at the weekend, also said merit and competence in the appointments have gone to the dogs in Nigeria with the Buhari administration. He regretted…

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Surulere Shooting: Sanwo-Olu Pulls Out Of The Platform Debate

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will not be participating at The Platform‘s January 29 debate for governorship candidates in the state. The governor announced this in a statement on Saturday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso. Sanwo-Olu said his decision not to participate in the debate followed a video of a group of thugs shooting in broad daylight in Surulere. He accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of arming the boys, adding that he would not share a podium with people who endanger the lives of Lagosians.…

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INEC Extends Permanent Voter Card Collection Deadline To February 5

By NewsBits Following series of challenges Nigerians are facing to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), which would enable them to perform their civil responsibilities come February 25, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again extended the deadline for the collection of the PVCs. The new date is Sunday, 5 February and it is the second time INEC will extend the deadline for PVC collection heading to the presidential election. The previous deadline was tomorrow, 29 January. In a statement on Saturday, Barrister Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and…

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Nigeria Has Borrowed Over N77 Trillion Naira And Can Hardly Account For It – Obi

Peter Obi and his running mate, Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed in Bauchi rally By NewsBits The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has told the people of Bauchi State that each time he visits the state, he cannot but remember that this is the home state of the late Prime Minister, Tafawa Belewa a true leader, who believed and worked for a united and peaceful Nigeria. The former governor of Anambra state recalled how as Prime Minister, Tafawa Belewa, working with another true believer in a great Nigeria…

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Peter Obi’s Campaign Organisation Says Obi Is Candidate To Beat

According to Peter Obi’s Campaign Organisation, the purported withdrawal of the Labour Party candidate from the presidential is the handiwork of the opposition. The Campaign Organisation declared that Peter Obi and Dr Datti are candidates to beat in the forthcoming February 5, election. The Campaign Organisations also explained that the rumour that the Labour Party flagbearer is willing to collapse his structure with that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is not true. The Labour Party described the speculation as “absurd and untrue”, stating that Obi…

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Enugu 2023: Wike Tips Mbah For Government House…Describes Ugwuanyi As Dependable

By Tony Adibe Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Governor and Chairman of G-5 Governors, Nyesom Wike has tipped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah to clinch victory in the 2023 governorship election. Governor Wike, who was flanked by other allied Governors – Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Samuel Ortom(Benue) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo), made the declaration in Enugu during the Enugu State 2023 Elections Campaign flag-off at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu. Wike explained that based on the mammoth crowd at the rally and…

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Distribution Of Election Materials Completed, Sensitive Materials Ongoing – INEC

By NewsBits With few weeks to the general elections in the country, which will bring the eight years of the Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency to an end, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) earlier today said that it has completed the distribution of materials for the 2023 general election. INEC also informed that airlifting and delivery of sensitive materials to states of the federation has begun, adding that accreditation of national and international observers and the media has been finalised. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC made the disclosure at…

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Fuel Scarcity, New Naira Notes, All Aimed At Stopping Me – Tinubu

By NewsBits The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that there was a plan to sabotage the coming election. Tinubu cited the lingering fuel crisis and naira redesign by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as part of the plot to scuttle the poll and his expected victory. The APC standard bearer spoke during the APC presidential campaign held at the MKO Abiola stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State. His outburst took Nigerians by surprise because the APC, which Tinubu is a key member…

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Rumble In Southeast APC: ‘Keep Off, Enugu Is Not Imo State’ Ken Nnamani Warns Hope Uzodimma

Senator Ken Nnamani former Senate President (left), and governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State By Tony Adibe A former President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani, has cautioned the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma  against  attempting to “colonize” the All Progressives Congress (APC), particularly  in the Southeast geo-political zone of Nigeria. Perhaps the warning came due to Nnamani’s possible discomfort with what he regarded as the unhealthy role Governor Uzodimma is said to be playing in the affairs of the APC in Nigeria, though with particular reference to Southeast and…

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