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The conspiracies against Buhari by Odigie-Oyegun

ALL Progressives Congress, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has had an eventful experience in Nigerian public life. A former federal permanent secretary, Odigie-Oyegun became the first civilian governor of Edo State in 1992 and served until the truncation of the Third Republic in November 1993. On the return of democracy in 1999, he became a member of the All Peoples Party, APP and was nominated in 2011 as the running mate to Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau in the presidential election of that year. He was elected national chairman of the APC at the first elective convention of the party on June 13, 2014. He spoke on issues of national concern and the unexpected challenges that have conspired against the federal administration led by his party in an interactive session at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

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House of Representatives

Crude Oil Swap Contracts: How Reps uncovered the underbelly of govt agencies

To many calculating the figure-bearing headlines emanating from the ongoing probe by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Crude Oil Swap and Oil Processing Agreement (OPA), so much economic attacks and sabotage appear to have been spearheaded by the same agencies and officials of government who were being paid with the nation’s tax payers’ money to manage and administer the resources.

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Pastor Ize-Iyamu explains ultimatum to Edo 
Governor and the resignation of top APC members

Edo 2016: I am the most qualified to succeed Oshiomhole — Ize Iyamu

PASTOR Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a former Secretary to the Edo State government during the Chief Lucky Igbinedion administration. He was in the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after irreconcilable differences with Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Now a governorship aspirant in the July 2016 gubernatorial election in Edo State, he speaks, in this interview, on the state politics.

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Gov. Oshiomhole

Edo 2016: Oshiomhole’s successor and the Ogbemudia factor

Two-time former governor of the old Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, shocked many people, last week, particularly members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as he resigned from the party. Ever since his resignation, his New Lagos Road, Benin-City residence has become a Mecca of sort for politicians from both the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2016 governorship election in Edo State. Ogbemudia commands respect, especially from Edo and Delta states, due to his numerous achievements as governor of old Bendel.

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•Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa

Gov. Dickson to Buhari: Stop your political conquest !

Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, who was elected for second term, on January 9, says he cannot celebrate his victory because of the killings that attended the poll that re-elected him. Dickson blames the killings on what he describes as the connivance of security men with thugs who unleashed mayhem on his supporters, many who are now recuperating in hospital.

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Wike

Wike in Rivers: Warped or wise?

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has since 1963 when it became the court of final arbitration been regarded as a god which can do and undo. Last Wednesday, the court, out of the blues, gave a final ruling on three governorship contests that inevitably put a seal to the aspirations of some of the major political contenders in three states – Rivers, Ebonyi and Ogun.

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HISTORIC VISIT: Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, when he visited Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Tuesday, January 26, 2015

When Fayose visited Aregbesola

The visit of the newly crowned Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, to Oyo early in the year to felicitate with Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi on the occasion of his 45th coronation anniversary has definitely opened a new vitsa on the much sought after unity of the Yoruba race. Barely two weeks after the historic visit of the revered monarch to the ancient town of Oyo, Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, also paid a surprise visit to his Osun state counterpart, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, at the Okefia Government House, Osogbo.

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OLUBADAN-THRONE

Royal rumble over Olubadan stool

Until the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1 joined his ancestors 10 days ago, no one in his wildest imagination could think that the orderly arranged ascendancy to the throne of Olubadan could be enmeshed in this kind of crisis. Hitherto, many had thought the rancour-free arrangement of the titles was the best in the South West . However, unfolding events in the traditional council of the ancient city have shown that ‘the rich also cry’.

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