Thursday, March 4

Tag: Political Offices

2023: Zoning Should Be Respected — Amaechi Backs Fashola
Politics

2023: Zoning Should Be Respected — Amaechi Backs Fashola

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the zoning arrangement for political offices should be respected ahead of the 2023 elections. Amaechi, who spoke during a Channels TV programme on Sunday, said the arrangement, which is usually between the north and south, should remain the same. In Nigeria, political offices — especially the presidency — are rotated on the basis of geographical zones, from the time of Olusegun Obasanjo up till the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari who is from Katsina state. Some Nigerians have started clamouring that the presidency should return to the south with the 2023 election. Asked by the anchor if the All Progressives Congress (APC) will consider giving the south-east a chance for the presidency in 2023, Amaechi responded: “It...
El-Rufai Kicks Against Zoning Of Leadership Positions, Says ‘It’s Absurd’
Politics

El-Rufai Kicks Against Zoning Of Leadership Positions, Says ‘It’s Absurd’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has again kicked against zoning of political leaders, saying no country progresses with such an arrangement. Speaking at the Nigerian Economic Summit (#NES26) in Abuja, the governor said every qualified person should be given equal opportunity to contest for political positions. In Nigeria, political offices — especially the presidency — are rotated on the basis of geographical zones, from the time of Olusegun Obasanjo up till the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari who is from Katsina state. With the 2023 election roughly two years away, some Nigerians have started clamouring that the presidency should return to the south. But speaking at a plenary session at the summit on Tuesday, el-Rufai said Nigeria has failed to make s...
We Need to Fight for Our Rights – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Celebs

We Need to Fight for Our Rights – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has stated that Nigerians need to fight for their rights with some kind of revolution in order for things to get better in the country. She made this known in a Twitter question and answer session during which she appealed to the government to declare state of emergency in places affected by violence. “I am appealing to the government to immediately see to the rising rate of depression, suicide, police brutality, ritual killings and general lack of safety in the Country. It’s at an all-time high now, there should be a state of emergency declared.” Omotola also answered questions on why she did not openly support any presidential candidate in the last election. “Excuses won’t move us forward. We must be angry enough and divert our anger towards loo...
SDP’s Coalition With APC Not For Political Offices But For Welfare Of Osun – Omisore
Politics

SDP’s Coalition With APC Not For Political Offices But For Welfare Of Osun – Omisore

The Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the recently held election in Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore has reinstated that the coalition that his party entered with the ruling All Progressives Congress is for the attainment of good governance for the entire people of the state and not for political gains. Amiloaded gathered that the former deputy governor of the state who made this known on his twitter handle said that the coalition is to ensure prompt payment of workers' arrears, salaries and pensions by the APC led administration. Recall that Omisore had teamed up with the candidate of the APC (now the governor-elect), Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and his party to win thhe governorship poll. There had been speculations that that Omisore had been denied the N...
Aliko Dangote Is Far More Influential And Powerful Than President Buhari – Senator Ben Bruce
Politics

Aliko Dangote Is Far More Influential And Powerful Than President Buhari – Senator Ben Bruce

Senator Ben Murray Bruce, on Thursday said Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote is far more influential and powerful than President Buhari.   Ben Bruce in a tweet, stated that power does not only comes from political offices,  as Nigerian politicians need a paradigm shift.   In his words, 'why do politicians think power only comes from political offices? Buhari isn’t the most powerful Nigerian. Aliko Dangote is far more influential and powerful than him. Our politicians need a paradigm shift. Don’t hold on to power. Hold on to honour and power will ever follow you