The Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Professor Nnanyelugo Okoro, has urged the Nigerian eligible electorates not to be deterred by the postponement of the presidential and parliamentary elections but should come out en masse to perform their civic responsibilities next week because, according to him, their votes are their only power to ensuring good governance in the country.Read More
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has called off the election boycott order he had issues his supporters in the South East.Read More
There may be fresh trouble for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state as candidates have indicated interest to boycott the primary election of the party or step down over candidate imposition.Read More
Leaders of Thought in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, under the aegis of Idemili North Leaders of Thought, have appealed to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu to rescind his call for the boycott of the November 18 governorship election in the state.Read More
THE Biafra Reformation Movement, BRM, has said that the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to boycott the election is not in the interest of agitation for a separatist state of Biafra.Read More
The end seems near
for Nigeria’s quest for the Rio Olympic Games gold as the Samson Siasia-tutored U-23 Olympic Eagles have reportedly shunned training and threatened to boycott tomorrow’s quarter-final match against Denmark unless they are paid the balance of their allowances in Brazil.
The team who topped Group B despite going down 2-0 to Colombia Wednesday are following in the steps of the senior national team, the Super Eagles who also protested in Brazil before their second round match against France at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Eagles lost 2-0 and crashed out.
It would be recalled also that a similar protest by the U-20 team, the Flying Eagles cost them a match against Sudan who beat them 4-3 in Lagos after a 1-2 home loss in Omdurman.
According to sources from the team’s camp the players the protest is also tied to the unpaid five month salaries and allowances of the coaches which the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick has directed the secretariat to settle with the $60,000 grant received from CAF recently.
Africanfootball.com also quoted a source close to the team as saying that “The players said that their level of patriotism has already dwindled because of the way they have been treated by the government officials prior to the Olympic Games.
“As we speak now, the only money that the players have received was the $150 dollars per day for 11 days, while there are more than that 11 days still to be paid and no extra money was received for the matches played so far”, the source also disclosed.
The coach Samson Siasia-led team have already been overtaken by drama and controversies in the last few weeks, from the players stopping their coach from quitting his post to the team being stranded for several days at their training base in Atlanta, Georgia.Read More
South-East Based Coalition of Human Rights Organisations, SBCHROs, has called on the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, the umbrella body of lawyers in Nigeria and other rights groups in the country, to direct their members to boycott courts in Nigeria in protest over President Muhammadu Buhari’s disobedience to orders of courts in the country.Read More
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State, Prince Ken Emeakayi has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of causing mischief and deceiving Nigerians.Read More