Tuesday October 21st, 2014
Tuesday October 21st, 2014
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Enugu 2015: Intrigues around consensus

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Ugwuanyi: Consensus candidate

The political landscape in Enugu has been charged with the endorsement of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the choice of the mainstream Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to replace Governor Sullivan Chime. But other battle fields are still smouldering

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Enugu: The Senate contests

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Ike Ekweremadu

THE Enugu East Senatorial seat had for long before the present incumbent almost always attracted national figures. It was the seat occupied by Senators Jim Nwobodo, Ken Nnamani and subsequently, the Ebeano phenomenon player, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani. The present occupant, Senator Gilbert Nnaji though of no little political antecedent, has, however, not shown the kind of sophistication or class pulled by his predecessors.

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Enugu House: Hand of Esau, voice of Jacob

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Odo-Enugu

WAS there an impeachment plot against the speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly over his reported rejection of the consensus on Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi or was it mischief makers at work?

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Enugu guber: The search is over

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Gov Chime

Big, bold, and formidable with urbane and charming mien and baritone voice that has a likable pitch, with the name ‘gentle giant’ as a befitting sobriquet; Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is the rave of the moment, the new kid on the block in Enugu state politics

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I am going back to the classroom – Fayemi

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Fayemi: I am ready to defend my actions

Governor Kayode Fayemi did not give the impression of being the anchor of an administration on its way out when the team of visiting journalists met with him in the late hours of last Friday. As the team motored up the treacherous hill to the new Government House, Ayoba Villa, commissioned just yesterday, Fayemi was apparently still engaged in the duties of state.

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Performance: Jonathan should ‘ve been impeached by now if… – Tsav

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Abubakar Tsav

ALHAJI Abubakar Tsav, an elder statesman and a retired Commissioner of Police, in this interview expressed sadness that President Goodluck Jonathan’s rumoured second term ambition has been made pre-eminent over the security challenge in Nigeria by those, who recently adopted him as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) consensus presidential candidate. He also spoke on other issues.

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2015: Saraki drops presidential ambition

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Senator Saraki

SENATOR Bukola Saraki, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, yesterday, announced the suspension of his bid for the presidency in 2015 in the interest of the country and his party. His withdrawal from the presidential race is contained in a statement yesterday.

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I will soon resign my appointment as minister, says Maku

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Information Minister, Labaran Maku

The minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, said on Sunday that he would soon quit his position as minister to pursue a selfless aspiration as the governor of Nassarawa state.

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Enugu 2015 guber: Why I stepped down for Ugwuanyi — former deputy gov.

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Okechuku Itanyi

The former Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr Okechuku Itanyi, said on Sunday that he stepped down for Rep. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for governorship because he enjoyed support of majority of PDP members in Enugu state.

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Jonathan using extreme measures to destroy Nigeria — Oyegun

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Newly Elected National  Chairman of APC  Odigie-Oyegun at APC National Convention in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in this interview, says the party’s presidential ticket is not zoned to any particular section of the country.

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So, who finished Fintiri?

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Adamu Fintir

Speaker Umaru Finitiri had trudged on the political planes of Adamawa State almost like a bull in a china shop, having his way now and then.

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We ‘ll change the one-city status of Rivers –Maeba

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Lee Maeba

Senator Lee Maeba represented Rivers South-East in the Senate on the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). During his stint in the Senate, he was chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum and one of the strong voices of Ogoniland. Now aspiring to succeed Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Maeba, in this interview, speaks on his vision and mission for Rivers State, his chances and what the state would gain from his administration, if elected.

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Festival of defection: Is PDP coasting to victory?

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muazu

When the former Governor of Bauchi State for eight years, Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Muazu took over from his predecessor, Ambassador Bamanga Tukur, January 20, 2014 at the 64th National Executive Committee, NEC meeting at Wadata Plaza, PDP National Secretariat to become the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, he had boasted that he would restore the lost glory of the party.

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Diaspora Commission will break Nigeria’s development jinx — Chief Temitope Ajayi

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Mama-Diaspora

In this interview, a delegate to the just concluded National Conference, Chief Amina Temitope Ajayi and Chairperson Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), popularly known as Mama Diaspora, speaks on the implications of passing a bill by the House of Representatives for the establishment of a Diaspora Commission for Nigeria and the future of Nigerian women.

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Ekweremadu’s proposal to break up Nigeria

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Ekweremadu

IT was thus fitting that the big green coloured anniversary cake prepared by the university was decorated to also capture Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary that was marked a week earlier.

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Akwa-Ibom PDP: The men and woman after Akpabio’s job

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Udom: From Eket; Esuene: Former First Lady and Umana: Aspirant from Uyo

ARGUABLY, Akwa Ibom is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state. All things being equal, anyone who emerges as the PDP governorship candidate can be taken as the governor-in-waiting. It is therefore not surprising that the race for the PDP ticket is intense often leading to high-wire politicking, bickering and controversies.

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The Senate contests in Edo

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THE fight in the SouthIN Edo South senatorial district, popularly known as the Bini speaking area, the inclinations of the incumbent senator, Senator Ehigie Uzamere are yet to be fathomed as he weighs the options of the governorship and an unprecedented third term in the Senate.

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The Senate contests in Edo: Intrigues in Central

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Hon Itulah

EDO CentralEDO Central Senatorial district of Edo State since the advent of the current nascent democracy in 1999 has always rotated political offices among the old Agbazilo and Okpebho local governments which today constitutes five local governments, that is, Esan North- East, Esan South- East, Esan- West, Esan Central and Igueben to ensure that unity and peace prevails among the Esan people.

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Delta 2015: I am the non-controversial aspirant — Tony Obuh

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Tony Obuh

Sir Tony Obuh, a frontline aspirant in the contest for the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Delta State was in Lagos last weekend for an interactive session with the media.

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Money has stopped winning election in Anambra —Maja Umeh

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•Maja Umeh

Chief Maja Umeh is a senatorial aspirant for Anambra South senatorial zone for the 2015 elections. A former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism during the Peter Obi administration, Umeh, in this interview spoke on the chances of his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, the relationship between Governor Obiano and former Governor Obi, among other issues in the polity

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Daniel asks for ex-president Obasanjo’s forgiveness, returns to PDP

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Gbenga Daniel

A former Governor of Ogun, Chief Gbenga Daniel, on Wednesday in Abuja appealed to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for forgiveness, if he (Daniel) had in anyway erred against him.

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Senate stability: David makes his mark

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Senate President, David Mark

THE Senate and upper legislative chambers in many democracies are referenced by the longevity of its members. However, cultural differences, rotation, intra party power fights among other issues make Nigeria an exception.

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APC ‘ll not implode in 2015 because… — Ajomale

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Oladipo Ajomale

MR. Oladipo Olayinka Ajomale is the son of Henry Oladele Ajomale, Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Party, APC.
He is aspiring to represent Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2015.

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The epsitles of Nsima Ekere

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Mr. Nsima Ekere

EPISTLES are the apostolic letters of The Bible. The New Testament has twenty-one epistles with Saint Paul credited as the author of 14 of them, making him the single most important influence and exponent of the Christian faith after Jesus Christ

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Anambra: Why I’m fighting Obi — Mokwe

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Bonaventure Mokwe

Chief Bonaventure Mokwe in this interview with Vanguard, said that the demolition of his hotel was as a result of the political cold war between his half brother and former Anambra State governor, Mr Peter Obi

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Anioma has made its case — Onwuadiamu

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Mr Onwuadiamu

MR. Alex Onwuadiamu is a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party in Delta State and the Chairman of Anioma Agenda. In this interview, he examines issues arising as we build up to 2015 political events in the State.

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Urhobos must have a say — Akpomuje, SAN

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Akpomuje, SAN

CHIef Albert Akpomuje is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and currently National Secretary of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU. In this interview with Vanguard he bares his mind on issues pertaining to the union among others

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Charles Michel, Belgium’s youngest PM for 174 years

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Charles Michel

Belgium’s Charles Michel, who became prime minister on Tuesday, is a 38-year-old French-speaking liberal who is now one of the youngest leaders in Europe.

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Abia 2015: A contest defined by zoning

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Wogu, Nwaogu,Oti and

Governor Theodore Orji has been praised by associates as the man who liberated the state from what they describe as the bondage of the state to the family of his immediate predecessor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu.

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Oshiomhole whips Edo LG chairs into line

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Oshiomhole

BEFORE now in Edo state, the administration of local government councils in the state was like compensation for political loyalists and those who bear the brunt are the people at the grassroots.

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In South-South states, LG chairmen rule from exile

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Uduaghan, Oshiomhole, Imoke, Amaechi, Dickson and Akpabio

EXCEPT for one or two states in the Niger Delta region, where there seems to be some kind of sanity, local government chairmen in the region act like thin gods. Their style of governance is baffling as they reside and administer their councils from outside the council areas, and so, hardly know their people.

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My experience of the two Orjis – Nwakanma, former deputy governor

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Nwakanma

Few are in a better position to compare Governor Theodore Orji and his immediate predecessor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu than Chief Eric Nwkamnma who served both men as deputy governor.

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