Saturday April 18th, 2015
Saturday April 18th, 2015
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We’ll tell Buhari the truth, what others may not tell him – Bukar, Senator-elect

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Bukar, Senator-elect

The quest to know more about the person of Nigeria’s president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, retired, prompted the need to search for someone in Daura, home country of Buhari in Katsina State. Luckily, the name of the Senator-elect, Engr. Mustapha Bukar representing Katsina North popped up. The unscheduled visit to his house in Daura last Saturday produced the outcome below.

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FG’s blunders in pipeline surveillance contracts —ERADIRI, IYC PRESIDENT

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Udengs-Eradiri

The pipeline that was blown up in Delta state had no bearing with the outcome of the March 28 election. Clearly the grievance of those behind it when I spoke to some of them was that they were not accommodated in the pipeline surveillance contracts awarded before the presidential election. I had warned before the jobs were awarded that part of why the pipelines were destroyed in the past in the region was because the contracts given out earlier by the federal government did not go to residents of most of the communities.

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Tompolo should tell Diden, others to play by the rules— Newuwumi, Youth Devt Commissioner

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Omolubi-Newuwumi

I am not against the re-awarding of the surveillance contract to the company per say, I .am against one of the trustees representing the Itsekiri interest, Hon. Diden, who huge appetite for money has denied the people the benefit inherent in the contract. While I want to commend the federal government for awarding the contract, I want to also want to urge them and other trustees of the company to compel Hon.

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Those who failed us will be asked to step aside – Gulak

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*Gulak

By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North Immediate past Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, is upset that his name was recently mentioned as one of those who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, APC, when in fact, he has never contemplated any such thing.

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We have just witnessed a bloodless revolution – Keyamo

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Keyamo

Renowned lawyer, social crusader and activist, Mr. Festus Keyamo was one of those who stuck his neck out for General Muhammadu Buhari. Throughout the campaign, he was unrelenting in his vocal support and mobilisation for Buhari.  In this interview, he talked about the victory and his suggestions on the fight against corruption amongst other issues. Against the

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Anyone who is against the pipeline contract is an enemy of the Yoruba – Gani Adams

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Gani Adams

National Coordinator of the Yoruba Socio-Cultural group, Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, in this interview reveals that his rusty relationship with the leader of All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was as a result of his resolve to free himself and his group from the servitude of the opposition.

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Alleged $20B Missing Oil Money: Sanusi evasive, got his facts wrong— Allison-Madueke

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Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke

Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, in this interview, speaks on issues in the oil and gas sector including the subsidy regime, local content, the alleged billions missing oil revenues, and the controversial N10billion allegedly spent by her to hire planes.

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October 1 bombing: Henry Okah ‘d have killed Jonathan, others; Amada confesses

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File photo: Okah in Court Photo AFP

Zion Amada is one of the three prosecution witnesses who testified at the South African court against Henry Okah, the man jailed for masterminding the October 1 Independence Day bombing that claimed no fewer than 12 lives in Abuja. Last week, Okah granted a national newspaper an extensive interview and described Amada as his driver who allowed himself to be used to frame him up in South Africa and denounced him for treachery.

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Jonathan is not a magician, but a politician – Fasehun

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Fredrick Fasehun

The Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Dr Frederick Fasehun, in this interview says his party has been facing a very powerful and stupendously rich opposition, which according to him is using its wealth to attack UPN. Fasehun who christened himself ‘an addicted democrat’ promises to carry placards if INEC chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega was not allowed to conduct the forthcoming election

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OPC Rally: It’s a disgrace! – Ajomale

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Ajomale

All Progressives Congress, APC chairman in Lagos State and former Commissioner for Special Duties, Otunba Henry Ajomale has berated the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC over the rally carried out by the group last Monday in Lagos calling for the removal of INEC chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, adding that it has destroyed its own principles and have become very unimportant in the Yoruba circle just as he disclosed that the construction of fourth mainland bridge will begin soon with the possibility of the road being tolled. Excerpts

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The problem with Buhari on Boko Haram, corruption — Peter Obi

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PETER OBI: I have no ambition to go to senate

Mr. Peter Obi, the Deputy Director of the Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation (South) is a former governor of Anambra State. He was in Lagos on Friday and fielded questions from journalists on issues relating to the forthcoming elections.

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What people don’t know about Joseph Mbu – Austine Young

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Joseph Mbu

By Ishola Balogun Austine Young, a former Chairman of Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC, in Rivers State and now the National Organising Secretary of the committe in this interview tells the untold story of the former Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Mr Joseph Mbu, now AIG Zone 2 and what led to the frosty

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My project is to build foundation for future generations – Etikerentse

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Archibald Etikerentse

By Godwin Oritse In the aftermath of Nigeria clocking 100 years last year, Mr. Archibald Etikerentse, an artist, has concluded plans to celebrate some Nigerian families and organisations which contributed to the making of the nation. In this interview,   Etikenretse says every Nigerian and organization that have been part of the growth of the country

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Vested interest has affected development in Lagos – Agbaje

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Jimi Agbaje

By Ishola Balogun, Charles ADINGUPU  & Ebun Sessou The Governoship candidate of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Mr. Joseph Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje in this interview reveals how he became a marriage counsellor, offering spiritual and professional ideas to younger couples. Agbaje who got married to Abiola (née Bankole), a lawyer, 32 years ago

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Nigerians will vote for continuity—Dickson

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seriake1

•‘It will be Jonathan all the way in N-Delta’ •Explains how he relates with First Lady Patience READ THE FIRST PART HERE Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, in this interview, opens up on the meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, which has triggered controversy that some former Niger Delta militant leaders, including Alhaji Dokubo-Asari are

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2015: With me as governor, Jonathan can’t lose in Bauchi – Yuguda

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*Gov. Yuguda

Bauchi State Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, a close ally of President Goodluck Jonathan, is one of the outgoing Peoples Democratic Party governors, whose political sagacity is being tasked in the bid to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan come March 28 this year.

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How they twisted the resolution of my parley with Dokubo-Asari, Tompolo and co — Gov. Dickson

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*File photo Gov Seriake Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, in this interview, opens up on the meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, which has triggered controversy that some former Niger Delta militant leaders, including Alhaji Dokubo-Asari are spoiling for war in the event that President Goodluck Jonathan loses the forthcoming presidential poll.

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Defected PDP govs have no cause remaining in office —Sule Lamido

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Gov Sule Lamido

In this concluding part of the interview with Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, he says his fellow governors who defected from the PDP ought to have followed the honourable path by quitting office. He also speaks on what he calls `the healing process’ for Nigeria.

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Why Obasanjo does not want 2nd term for Jonathan – Ewegbara

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Odilim Enwegbara

By Levinus Nwabughiogu  Odilim Enwegbara is a Development Economist and public analyst based in Abuja. In this interview, he, amongst other issues, says why he feels former president Olusegun Obasanjo does not want a second term for President Jonathan even as he calls Nigerians to support his quest for a second term. Excerpts: Many People have

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Jonathan contracted out the economy to Okonjo-Iweala – Keyamo

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Festus Keyamo

Tucked away in the middle of Anthony village in Lagos, is the hallow legal Chambers of renowned activist and radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo. The serenity of the environment betrays the activism in him. The different plagues which adorn the walls of his spacious office are testimonies of his victorious struggles of human rights crusade and series of struggle for the entrenchment of democracy.

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How Maritime can change Nigeria

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Jegede Abiodun

By Ifeyinwa Obi Jegede Abiodun Paul, is the Group Managing Director of Japaul Oil and Maritime Services Plc;. In this interview, the Chattered Maritime practitioner and oil magnet who spoke on a n umber of industry issues decries that most local banks in Nigeria do not understand shipping and as such foot-drag when it comes

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Don’t break Nigeria over Jonathan, Buhari, Gov. Sule Lamido warns (1)

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Gov Sule Lamido

By Ochereome Nnanna On Tuesday, January 26, 2015, Governor Sule Lamido went to the Jigawa State House of Assembly to present his eighth and last Appropriation Bill. It was an emotionally charged moment, and the Speaker of the House, Hon Adamu Ahmed, could not hold his feelings. He broke down in tears several times as

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I have no problem with Obasanjo, says Fayose

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Fayose

My return to power is by God’s grace and it is not correct to say that any controversy trailed it. I won in all the 16 local government areas of the state. The local and international observers who monitored the election attested to the fact that it was free, fair and transparent.

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China-Nigeria bi-national relations, productively on high speed – Chinese Consul General

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*Liu Kan Chinese Consular General

The Chinese embassy’s Consul General to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Liu Kan has  described China- Nigeria bi-national relations as healthy and productively on high  speed. With every certainty, the Consul General emphasised that Nigeria is China’s second major export destination in Africa, adding that China Customs record declared that trade volumes between both

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I support Jonathan because he believes in Nigeria’s unity — IBB

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Ibrahim Babangida

In this interview, former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, clarifies his position on his statement suggesting that he is in support of the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Babangida also speaks on the murder of Dele Giwa in 1986, the Interim National Government, ING, Sani Abacha’s coup and the loss of his long time companion and wife, Maryam.

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February Polls: Jonathan re-election bid may run into trouble in S/South — Don Etiebet

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Don Etiebet

Chief Don Etiebet is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the party. In this interview, he bares his mind on the state of the nation, preparations of INEC ahead of the February elections and the peace pact signed by President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, among other presidential candidates.

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I support Jonathan because he believes in Nigeria’s unity — IBB

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN WITH FORMER PRESIDENT IBRAHIM BABANGIDA,  DURING JONATHAN'S VISIT TO MINNA ON SATURDAY (27/12/14

In this interview, former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, clarifies his position on his statement suggesting that he is in support of the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Babangida also speaks on the murder of Dele Giwa in 1986, the Interim National Government, ING, Sani Abacha’s coup and the loss of his long time companion and wife, Maryam.

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We are recovering stolen PVCs – INEC Chief Mike Igini

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Mike Igini

I did not come with any particular magic wand, except the power of information. My colleague and predecessor and the staff here did a good job. I am building on what he did through another strategy, mainly anchored on information dissemination and dissuading those who snatched PVCs to stop doing so because it would be useless and unhelpful. Such action, apart from being criminal under the laws, is also redundant given the fact that all PVCs will be useless without the presence of the owner of the card when used with the proposed card Readers.

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February Poll: The grave mistake Nigeria cannot afford – Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader

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*Adebanjo

Pa Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of the Yoruba group, Afenifere, was a top member of the Action Group, led by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in the first republic. He also belonged to the Awolowo – led Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in the second republic. At the inception of the latest democratic experiment in 1999, he joined the late Pa Abraham Adesanya and Chief Bola Ige, among others, to form the Alliance for Democracy which dominated the governments in the South-west. In this interview, he speaks on the state of the nation.

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Face-off: APC is a non-violent party, by Ogbonnaya Onu

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Onu

Chief Ogbonnaya Onu is the first civilian governor of Abia State and National Chairman of the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party, ANPP. Following the formation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Onu was appointed the Chairman of the party’s presidential screening committee. Amid the controversy trailing the academic records of the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, Onu says Buhari fulfilled the constitutional requirements. He adds that it was wrong to attribute the stoning of President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy in Katsina State to APC.

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Presidential Poll: There will be trouble if winner does not emerge through polling booths – Osunbor

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Jonathan-Buhari

Professor Oserheimen Osunbor is a former governor of Edo State, He is also a professor of law and senator (1999- 2007). In this interview, Osunbor calls on Nigerians to make the February general elections violent free just as he describes some Americans prediction of a divided Nigeria in 2015 as doomsday prophecy. Besides, he insists that only INEC, the electoral umpire, should be the one to declare election results, not the courts.

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We were young, idealistic and in many ways not sufficiently experienced says Peter Enahoro

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Peter-ENAHORO4

Still reputed to be the youngest ever to edit a national newspaper, Peter Enahoro’scourageous commentaries were known for the wit and satire. He was forced into exile but remained unbowed. In an exclusive interview with Ben Asante, long-time political analystand contributing editor of internationalpublications specialising on Africa, Peterspeaks on Nigeria and life at eighty.

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