Tuesday September 16th, 2014
Tuesday September 16th, 2014
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2015: APC, PDP battle for Yobe

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Gov Ibrahim Gaidam

The political atmosphere in Yobe state is getting charged as the electorates and politicians are divided over who to support ahead of the 2015 gubernatorial elections.

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Who will be APC’s consensus candidate?

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APC-protest-INEC

• Atiku Abubakar: Atiku’s strongest point is the tons of money at his disposal to buy up the APC presidential primary, but if that happens, then the election would have been concluded for Jonathan. The President will defeat Atiku without even having to rig the election. Not many people both within the APC and outside think Atiku should be the APC presidential candidate. Buhari and Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu are unlikely to find it in their hearts to campaign for Atiku as the APC presidential candidate considering their past relationship.

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The Nigerian youth, a human capital goldmine – Akinwunmi Ambode

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Akinwumi Ambode

The significance of good governance cannot be over emphasised in any country. It is not unbecoming to say that reducing, with a view to eradicating poverty, is one of the key effects of good governance.

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Delta 2015: Fresh intrigues as aspirants focus on Uduaghan, Clark

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Uduaghan, Gbagi, Okowa and Ochei

CAST your mind back to 2006/2007, the feud between former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clarkand former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, was that the latter, from the Urhobo ethnic stock, did not consult him on his successor, who later turned out to be Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, an Itsekiri from the same South Senatorial district with Chief Clark, an Ijaw by tribe.

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I’m ready for fresh impeachment plot, says Al-Makura

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Gov. Al-Makura

Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Friday in Abuja said he was not worried over the reported fresh plot by lawmakers to commence impeachment process against him.

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2015: Voters’ card, insecurity as threats

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Jega-cartoon-2015

The matter is worsened by the wind of insurgency and insecurity blowing across the North eastern parts of the country, a region that has over 12 million voters.

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C/River Central: Ndoma-Egba, Enoh in epic battle for senatorial seat

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Egba: Seeking  4th term and Enoh: Wants to occupy Egba's seat

Without doubt, Ndoma- Egba and Enoh have played prominent roles in ensuring that Cross River gets more than a fair share in the sharing of the national cake.

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Confab: There’s money to sustain 18 new states – Orji

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Joseph Orji

Joseph Orji, PhD, was the first military administrator of Gombe State. He retired from the Nigerian Air Force as a Group Captain. He was a delegate at the recently concluded 2014 national conference on the platform of the Federal Government. In this interview, he explained why the confab’s recommendation for the creation of additional 18 states is necessary

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Kwara 2015: Why we can’t zone poverty — Ibrahim

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Jani: Changing permutations

Alhaji Jani Ibrahim is the immediate past president of the Alumni Association of the National Institute, AANI, the body of former fellows of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS Kuru and also chairman of LUBCON, the Ilorin based company engaged in oil blending among other ventures. He is reputed to be the single largest employer of labour in Kwara State outside the government

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Oyo: Another senator leaves Ajimobi’s grip

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Chief Femi Lanlehin

Penultimate Tuesday’s defection of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin from the All Progressives Congress, APC to Accord completely erases the foothold of the Oyo State chapter of the APC in the Senate. It only foretells some negative omens for the ruling party in the state.

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Akwa Ibom 2015: How I will become governor —Albert

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Bassey Albert

They said he should come and be senator, I said I don’t want and I asked myself, what do the people of Akwa-Ibom State want Bassey Albert to be? They said he should be governor. So, I think power belongs to the people and I am trusting God on the basis of what I have said so far that I enjoy the collective acceptance of the people of Akwa-Ibom State as a governor.

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Delta at 23: We’ve made progress —Obielum

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Obielum

Chief Godwill Obielum is a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State and one of the gubernatorial hopefuls ahead of the 2015 election. In this interview, Obielum says that Deltans deserve to celebrate the creation of the state

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Ondo: Mimiko’s moves

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Gov Mimiko

The news that Governor Segun Mimiko is defecting from Labour Party to the PDP was to many a storm in a tea cup. To some, especially in Abuja, he is more PDP than many PDP governors and showed so when he delivered for the party in the last presidential elections more than half of the party’s governors.

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Our condition for peace with Amosun – Kaka

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Chief Segun Osoba and Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun

Former Deputy Governor of Ogun State and a serving Senator, Alhaji Olugbenga Kaka, has given conditions for peace to reign in the Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

According to him, the solution to the crisis in the party lies in the hands of Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

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2015: Rivers Ijaws stake their claim

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Amaechi

Just as they are found in all the coastal states in the country, the Ijaw ethnic group remarkably is found in all three senatorial zones in Rivers State, specifically in ten local government areas of the state.

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2015: Early signs from Niger

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David Umaru

THE two major combatants were Nuhu Zagbayi, the immediate past deputy governor of Niger State who served under the Abdulkadir Kure administration and David Umaru, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, a veteran political combatant in the state.

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Confab report is the only thing that can save Nigeria – Olu Falae

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Falae

Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Federal Government led the Southwest delegation to the just concluded National Conference. In this interview, the former presidential candidate of the defunct All People’s Party, APP, explains how and why the confab succeeded. He debunks insinuations that the conference was influenced by external forces. Speaking on ways the outcome of the exercise can be implemented, the former Finance Minister says it should be subjected to a referendum.

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Hurry, Jonathan is angry

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East-West

AS the new Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Steve Oru, toured the lingering East-West Road project, traversing the six states of the South-South region, penultimate week, it was palpable that there was fire on the mountain.

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2015: Jonathan in the people’s court

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Jonathan-Omisore1

Never in the history of Nigeria has a non-governmental organization, under the aegis of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria(TAN), moved with passion for the unrivaled good leadership precepts and love for the masses already evidenced by the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan taken up the initiative to guide the citizens ahead the coming 2015 general elections.

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Abia 2015: How Orji’s successor will emerge —Emuchay

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tHEO-Orji

Ambassador Okey Emuchay hails from Azumini in Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State. He just voluntarily retired after 31 years of meritorious service in the foreign service including his last post as Nigeria’s Consular General to South Africa. He recently declared his intention to contest for governorship. Emuchay speaks on his plan for Abia in this interview.

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2015: Why Mr. President must run and win

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President Goodluck Jonathan with PDP chieftains at the party's rally for August 9 governorship election in Osun State.

The political march towards 2015, despite the avalanche of uncertainties deliberately engineered by unfriendly friends, hell bent on bringing the heavens down, has once again placed our continued unity on the Road To Golgotha. Golgotha, the final place of crucifixion also known as the Place of Skull represents two variables. These are absolute destruction as typified by the skull and absolute redemption as believed by the Christians in the crucifixion of Christ

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Mr. President’ll give positive answer for 2015 — Ogidi

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Jonathan-hands-head

Honourable Ogidi Ben Bara is the Director-General, House2House for Democracy. In this interview, he bares his mind on the call for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, and what his organisation wants to do to achieve this

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Delta at 23: Reflections on Ibori

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Chief James Ibori

There have been a flurry of fire-works, inter-denomination religious services, and such other events to herald the coming of age of one of the frontline states in the country because of her enormous contributions in terms of petro-Naira and other such varied contributions. There is no doubt that we have a lot to celebrate as a mark of statehood especially with the vast network of infrastructural developments traversing Delta since it was severed from Bendel State, in 1991.

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Is APGA going into extinction?

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Gov Peter Obi, Late Odumegwu Ojukwu and Victor Umeh

THESE are really not good times for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

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Ikimi and Tinubu: An Acrimonious divorce

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Chief Tom Ikimi and former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Chief Tom Ikimi who led the committee of the legacy parties that formed the All Progressives Congress, APC last Tuesday walked away from the party strewing his exit route with ideological and personality issues that could endanger Nigeria’s only formidable opposition party

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Boko Haram: Lawyers condemn govt, proffer solution

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Itse Sagay

The war against the Boko Haram insurgency is one that most Nigerians want to be waged on all fronts and won as fast as possible, so that life can go on for most Nigerians, who depend on daily efforts to survive.

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Ekiti Elections: Corper recounts experience

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Adebola Odubitan

By Morenike Taire When Adebola Odubitan was posted to Ekiti State for her mandatory national service, little did she know she would undertake such a sensitive and potentially dangerous national assignment as that of an electoral officer. In this eye witness account of the June Ekiti gubernatorial elections, a National Youth Corp member who participated

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No plan to form alliance with Jonathan, others – PDM

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President Jonathan

The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) has said that it had no plan to form alliance with anybody including President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2015 general elections unless he defects to the party.

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Sowing and reaping in PDP

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PDP Special National Convention: Delegates casting their votes at 2013 PDP Special National Convention . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The political configuration cum conspiracy that forced Admiral Murtala Nyako from office as governor of Adamawa State was one that many predicted would not last long. So, it was not surprising that once Nyako was eased out of the way that the many political stakeholders who conspired against him took up battle, one against another.

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Enugu Chicken Impeachment: Posterity ‘ll judge — Onyebuchi

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GOV.  SULLIVAN CHIME OF ENUGU STATE (R) WITH HIS DEPUTY, MR
SUNDAY ONYEBUCHI (L) ON HIS RETURN TO ENUGU AFTER OVER 4 MONTHS
OF ABSENCE ON FRIDAY

I can say that I am not very surprised by the decision of the panel and I can also say that I am not disappointed. I would have been surprised if they had done anything differently. They had difficulty hiding their bias. Any human being doing anything honest and transparent will naturally be happy to have it witnessed by the public and especially the media.

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Enugu Chicken Impeachment: Onyebuchi brought woe on himself — Nnamani

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Ken Nnamani

The impeachment process against the erstwhile deputy governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi popularly famed as Chicken Impeachment came to a climax on Tuesday with Onyebuchi’s removal from office by the 24 member state House of Assembly.

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Nasarawa: Legislators’ new plot to oust Almakura

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Nasarawa-House-of-Assembly

MEMBERS of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly are dogged in their pursuit of ensuring that Governor Tanko Almakura is impeached on account of the 16-count allegations against him.

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