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ABIA: Three governors and still counting?

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Justice Okon Abang

In Nigeria, the end of an election is invariably the beginning of a war. That is when activities shift from the campaign grounds to the courtrooms; and that begins the process where the collective decisions of the vast majority are vetoed by a microscopic minority. This is pseudo-democracy.

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ROWDY SESSION: House of  Representatives in a rowdy session over hike in fuel price, at the National Assembly, Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

Celebrating a failed Legislature

COMING at a time when it was inheriting a mismanaged economy and a virtually empty treasury, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration did not need to preach too much to Nigerians to tighten their belts to the last holes. They quickly adjusted. In the process, Nigerians looked up to leadership by example.

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Hijab-protest

Hijab and institutions of many colours

SECTION 38(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, guarantees the citizen the “freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, including the freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in community with others, and in public or in private) to manifest and propagate his religion or belief….”

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APC primaries in Bayelsa

Edo Primaries: What role for money?

IN the next 48 to 96 hours, Edo State will be engulfed in the primaries of the major political parties for the September 10 gubernatorial election. While the primary for the All Progressives Congress, APC, comes up on Saturday, 18 June 2016, that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is scheduled for Monday, June 20.

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Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Ehenede Erediauwa

The Erediauwa dynasty: Like father, like son

By Josef Omorotionmwan THIS is neither a rejoinder nor a Biography on Crown Prince (Ambassador) Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’ Uselu. Rather, it is more of an addendum to the brilliant prompting by The Guardian editorial at page 14 of its Friday, 14 May 2016 edition. For cohesiveness, we feel impelled to recapitulate the major highlights
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JOINT ACTION FORCE (JAF), EDO MASS ACTION PROTEST AS ACTIVITIES PARALYZED BECAUSE OF THE PROTEST IN THE STATE.  PHOTO BY BARBANAS UZOSIKE

Edo 2016: War of succession (3)

AS the race for Osadebey Avenue gathers momentum, it becomes increasingly clear that the mass media must play the essential roles of educating, informing and entertaining the people. Among other things, the media has a responsibility to help the people make informed decisions and judgments.

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