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The family of gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo on Friday released an official statement confirming his death. The statement, signed by Hector Okposo, was released hours after the news of the gospel singer’s death went viral on social media. “It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to God that I announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, minister of God, Sammie Okposo,” the statement read. “Sammie slept and went to...

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Bright Chimezie, the pioneer of the ziggima sound, has declared his support for the presidential bid of Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party (LP). The veteran musician took to Instagram to endorse the LP’s candidate hours after attending the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State on Thursday. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), had shared a photo with the highlife singer at the rally on...

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The Chief Spokesperson of the Obi-Datti Campaign, Dr Yunusa Tanko, says rescuing Nigeria which the Labour Party presidential ticket represents has gone beyond politics.Speaking on Channels Television Sunrise Daily on Friday, Yunusa claimed that the country is going down fast and thus requires every Nigerian to salvage the situation. On whether the support from Afenifere and other similar groups will translate to votes for his candidate, the LP campaign spokesperson said “We are talking about...

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The National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons has destroyed over 3,000 seized weapons.The first destruction exercise was held at the Command Engineering Depot Rigachikun, Kaduna. The Coordinator of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Major General Abba Mohammed Dikko (rtd) explained that the exercise was aimed at preventing captured illicit weapons from being recycled into the society. He further said it also highlighted the...

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The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has blamed Nigerian artistes for the high rate of drug abuse among youths. Speaking on the theme ‘Mental health in a distressed economy’ at the second edition of the Vanguard Mental Health Summit held in Lagos on Thursday, Marwa, represented by Dr Segun Oke, said Nigerian artistes glorify the abuse of drugs and illicit substances in their songs. According...

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The maximum amount of money political parties and candidates can spend ahead of the 2023 presidential election is N5 billion, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says. This is contained in the guidelines on the finances and election expenses for political parties and their candidates approved for publication and release by INEC. “The commission approved the publication and release of the guidelines for the conduct of political rallies, processions and campaigns, as well as that...

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, has reversed the substitution of the Labour Party (LP) senatorial candidate for Enugu West Senatorial District, Chukwuma Amadi; Amadi had challenged his party, LP, in a law suit for substituting him with Uchenna Ekwe. Delivering the judgment in favor of Chukwuma Amadi, Justice Inyang Ekwo affirmed that Amadi remains the candidate of the party unless he withdraws his candidacy or on occurrence of death. The High court upheld the provisions...

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) party, 2023 Presidential aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu has disclosed his intentions to encourage policies that will move the South East of Nigeria to become the ‘Taiwan’ of Africa. The APC presidential flag bearer made this promise on Thursday in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital during his party’s mega rally to officially flag-off its presidential and governorship campaigns at the Pa Ngele Township stadium for the 2023 general elections.   “Today in...

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Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, embraced each other at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Awka, on Thursday, during the thanksgiving mass organised in the honour of the Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor. This is coming days after Soludo wrote a report criticisng Obi and his presidential aspiration. West African Pilot News gathered that Ezeokafor is marking his 70th birthday at the event....

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Bola Tinubu, standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has vowed to protect businesses in the south east if elected president of the country. He said this on Thursday at the APC presidential campaign rally in Ebonyi. He also promised not tolerate any form of discrimination against the Igbo people. “I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit of the Igbo. I encouraged a lot of Igbo businesses and investments in Lagos and will even do...

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