Opinion: The politics of social media: its fancies, perils and the way forward

Facebook and indeed the social media are, to me, one of the “freshest” wonders of the world. Mass messages are sent to a mass number of persons over a wide geographical spread within a very short period of time with immediate feedback, to complete the communication circle. Continue reading “Opinion: The politics of social media: its fancies, perils and the way forward”

2023: PDP rejects change of name

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ruled out the possibility of changing its name, ahead of the 2023 general election. Recall that Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had launched a campaign on social media calling for the change of name for the party.

Other supporters of the party had also made a similar call, arguing that such move would help the main opposition party return to his dominant position.
However, the spokesman for PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the decision not to alter the party’s current name was part of the discussion at the party’s 88th National Executive Committee ( NEC) in Abuja, yesterday. Continue reading “2023: PDP rejects change of name”

Breaking News: CJN escapes mob at court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad has retired to his chambers over the congestion in the Supreme Court hall. Justice Muhammad, who is presiding over the determination of seven outstanding governorship appeals complained about the rowdy hall.

Supporters of the governors from Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa, Imo, Benue, and Plateau states had thronged the court premises since 6:00am on Monday.