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Peter Obi releases 62-pages manifesto ‘Pact with Nigeria’

  The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, and his running mate, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed have in conjunction with the party, released a 62-paged manifesto titled “Pact with Nigeria” in which they outlined 7 priority areas if elected come 2023. The document was made public by the LP leadership late on Saturday night and NigerianEye obtained a copy. In the document, the Labour Party candidate promised to among other things, offer honest and competent leadership in order to deliver in 7 key priority areas including :…

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Fourth INEC office burnt down in three weeks

  Suspected arsonists have razed another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria’s south-east. The attack is the fourth on INEC facilities in less than three weeks. It can be recalled that similar attacks were carried out on the commission’s offices in Ogun and Osun states respectively on 10 November. A local office of INEC was, last Sunday, set ablaze in Ebonyi State, south-east Nigeria, by some unidentified persons. A yet-to-be-determined quantity of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) were destroyed in…

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Messi sends Argentina into World Cup last eight

Lionel Messi produced a moment of trademark quality to score the opener in a 2-1 win over Australia and help send Argentina into the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday. Messi’s 789th goal in his 1,000th career appearance — but first in the knockout rounds of the World Cup — helped set up a last-eight clash with the unbeaten Netherlands on Friday. Julian Alvarez scored the other in the 57th minute after some calamitous Australian defending, before Enzo Fernandez’s 77th-minute deflected own goal set up an unexpectedly nervy finale.…

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Hospitalized football icon Pele says he’s ‘strong, with a lot of hope’

  Brazilian football legend Pele said on Saturday that he feels “strong, with a lot of hope” despite medical problems that have kept the 82-year-old sports icon in the hospital with a respiratory infection. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, was hospitalized earlier this week amid ongoing colon cancer treatments. “My friends, I want to keep everyone calm and positive,” Pele said in an Instagram post. “I’m strong, with a lot of hope and I follow my treatment as usual.” Doctors treating Pele said earlier Saturday…

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FG to sanction several government agencies for backdoor employment of family members and friends

  Some federal ministries, departments and agencies have continued to engage in backdoor recruitment  of family members and friends despite the employment embargo imposed by the Federal Government since 2020. The Federal Government has, however, threatened to sanction those involved in the illegality, including the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited, Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigeria Customs Service, among other MDAs. Investigations showed that some agencies issued employment letters to jobseekers, which were not accredited by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the…

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Qatar 2022: Suarez slams FIFA, referees for not awarding Uruguay two penalties against Ghana

Uruguay captain, Luis Suarez, has hit out at FIFA and the officials at the Al Janoub Stadium for refusing to award his team a penalty against Ghana during both sides’ World Cup final group game contest on Friday. Suarez also claimed that he tried to greet his wife and children at the Al Janoub Stadium but was denied by FIFA. Recall that Uruguay forwards, Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani, appealed for spot-kicks in the second half of their World Cup tie against Ghana as the South American giants defeated the…

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2023: Peter Obi releases 62-page campaign manifesto

Ahead of the forthcoming 2023 presidential election, the Labour Party, LP, candidate, Peter Obi, has finally released his long-awaited 62-page campaign manifesto. The manifesto titled, “Our Pact with Nigerians: Creating a New Nigeria“, unveiled Obi’s proposed plans to lead Nigeria if elected as president. It was learnt this on Saturday from Labour Party Secretariat in Abuja. Page 18 of the document itemized his economic plan founded on a shift from consumption to production by running a production-centred economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialization.

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Two ex-heads of state are ‘Obidients’ – Pat Utomi

  Two former heads of state have endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, for the 2023 elections, convener of The BIG-TENT coalition of political parties, social movements and civil society organisations, Prof. Pat Utomi, has said.   According to him, the LP has enough positive structures in place than other political parties to recapture Nigeria from those who have held the country down.   Utomi, a political economist and former Director of Lagos Business School, stated these in Abuja on Friday during a town hall meeting…

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Tinubu accuses Arise News of bias, blackmail, urges boycott of TV station

  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC will not participate in the town hall meeting organised by Arise News for Sunday, 4 December, 2022 and any other ones by the media organisation before the February 2023 presidential election, his campaign organisation has insisted.   Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media & Publicity of APC Campaign Organisation said this in a statement issued in response to continuous broadcast by the television station that Tinubu will participate in the 4 December town hall meeting despite earlier statement…

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2023: APC reacts as Dogara, other aggrieved Northern members opt for Atiku

  The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the move by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and other members of the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum to dump the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.   Some members of the northern group earlier fell out with the ruling party following its choice of vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima.   Dogara and his allies who are Christians had antagonized Tinubu’s decision to field Muslim-Muslim ticket for the February 2023 presidential election.   After being silent for…

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