Thursday July 31st, 2014
Thursday July 31st, 2014
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Who succeeds Fashola? : New permutations in Lagos

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Babatunde Raji Fashola

THE defection of popular Lagos politician, Jimi Agbaje to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has further galvanized the political landscape in Lagos as the two major political parties strategise to outsmart one another in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

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ADAMAWA: Finitiri’s first week

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ADAMAWA—Acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Ambrose Mammadi (L), administering Oath of Office on the  Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru, at the Government House in Yola after impeachment of Nyako yesterday.

ADAMAWA State Acting Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, was the speaker a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly representing Madagali constituency until last Tuesday when the House impeached former Governor Murtala Nyako for gross misconduct.

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Kogi/Lokoja: I’m the beautiful bride – Akawo

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*House of Representatives members in session

Salihu Akawo a former commissioner in Kogi State presently represents Kogi Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly and is an aspirant for the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. In this interview he ventilates on his aspiration among other national and local issues.

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Lagos APC: PDP has taught us a lesson in Ekiti

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Joe Igbokwe,

Joe Igbokwe is the Publicity Secretary of  the Lagos State capter of All Progressives Congress, APC. In this interview, he speaks on the the stability of the party in Lagos, the 2015 general elections and issues from the last election in Ekiti among others. APC preparation for 2015 general elections in Lagos   APC Lagos

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How Chime charmed us in Enugu – Ezievuo

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Gov. Chime

Hon John Ezievuo who is the Special Assistant to Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State on Health Matters. In this interview with newsmen, Ezievuo bares his mind on the personality, performance and perceptions of the governor among other issues.

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Akwa Ibom Pension Law: Succour for Akpabio

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Gov Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly recently repealed the controversial amendment of the Governors and Deputy Governors’ Pension Law.

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Alleged desperation: APC, PDP in war of words

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PDP-APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC in Osun State has raised alarm over alleged plans by the PDP to rig the election with the collaboration of the presidency and security agencies.

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Taxation: Don’t listen to PDP lies — Aregbesola

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Aregbosola

The Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Do-to-Door Campaign organization, OD2D has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and its governorship candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore against spreading ‘unfounded’ lies against Governor Rauf Aregbesola in their bid to confuse the electorate and incite them against the governor.

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Omisore to civil servants, pensioners: I’ll pay your arrears

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*Omisore

Governorship candidate of the PDP Senator Iyiola Omisore has promised to offset all unpaid arrears and allowances of the state civil servants and pensioners by the Aregbesola led administration if voted in as the next governor of the state in the August 9th 2014, election.

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Kwara: Stability and other issues

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Abdulfatah-Ahmed

The prospects of Kwara State under the political leadership of Senator Bukola Saraki derailing from the path of stability are avoidable

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Ebonyi: Intrigues that enthroned Madam Speaker

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•Madam Speaker flanked by her men

THE impeachment of Rt. Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku as Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, at dawn last Monday was reflective of the popular saying that “what goes around comes around”.

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Ogbeni Aregbesola, Òrànmíyàn’s Chief of Staff

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Aregbosola

I had sworn that my first visit to Osogbo would be to its world-famous Osun Sacred Grove. Instead, I attended a “mega” rally in the historic town of Iwo, one of many at which Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is asking the Osun people to renew his mandate as their governor.

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I’m ready for arrest — Aregbesola

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Aregbesola

The APC candidate and incumbent governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola yesterday declared that he was not afraid of the alleged plot by the leadership of the PDP and the police to arrest him and some of his associates ahead of the election.

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Imoke’s different path to service

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Governor Imoke

THe tradition had been for Governor Liyel Imoke to put humanitarian activities around his birthday anniversary. There was not much departure from this tradition on the 10th of July, 2014 when the Cross River State governor clocked 53.

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SDP candidate flays focus on ‘stomach infrastructure’

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Akinwusi

Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Mr. Olusegun Akinwusi has faulted the on-going distribution of kerosene, foodstuff and cloths to electorate by some political parties in the state, saying it was against democratic culture.

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Osun PDP asks Aregbesola to account for allocation

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Aregbesola and Omisore

The PDP in Osun has demanded detailed account of how the state’s allocation and other funds collected by the Rauf Aregbesola administration since its onset in 2010.

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2015:Suswam’s bid to loan Senate seat

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Gov Suswan

Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has finally opened up on his bid to take the Senate seat presently occupied by Senator Barnabas Gemade. The outgoing governor’s bid for Gemade’s political jugular is bound to excite the political firmament in the region.

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Why Jonathan is impeaching every body – Nda-Isaiah

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SAM Nda- Isaiah

SAM Nda- Isaiah, who until recently resigned his position as the Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, in this interview, wants all democratic arsenals to be deployed towards ensuring that President Goodluck Jonathan does not continue till 2019.

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Aregbesola’s O’REAP a rip off — Omisore

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*Omisore

The PDP candidate Senator Iyiola Omisore has flayed the Osun Rural Enterprise and Agriculture Programme, O-REAP of the incumbent governor as a fraud saying the estimated N4 billion spent on agriculture cannot be accounted for.

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Our loyalty to Oyinlola made PDP expel us — Igbalaye

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Oyinlola

ONE of the recently expelled members of the PDP labeled as spies of the APC in the opposition party, Mr Teslim Igbalaye has traced their woes to their continued loyalty to the immediate former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

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Our major failure at the confab — Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

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Abiola Akiyode Afolabi

Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARD-C was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, whose report is now being compiled. In this interview, she reviews the conference and articulates what she points as one of the major failures of the conference among other national issues

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Group rebuffs stomach infrastructure theory

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Aregbesola and Omisore

The Oranmiyan Support Group has said that the proposed stomach infrastructure introduced by a candidate in Osun State by distributing bags of rice and kegs of kerosene to secure their votes, will not work
Leader of the group, Mr. Ayo Akinola described the action as derogatory and insulting to Osun voters.

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Parents back Aregbesola for second terms

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Gov. Aregbesola with students of the O' School Reform initiative.

With a few days to the governorship election in Osun State, parents of public primary school pupils and secondary school students in Osun state yesterday declared their support for the second term ambition of Governor Rauf Aregbesola as they unanimously endorsed him for second term in office.

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N300b: Akinbade lambast Aregbesola for wasteful spending

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The Labour Party torch bearer in Alhaji Fatai Akinbade has observed that the over N300 billion that accrued to the state in the last three and half years from the federation account, was enough to transform the state if the Rauf Aregbesola administration had put it to judicious use.

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Our governors are running to hide in the Senate — Ali

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Ahmadu-Alli

SEnator (Col.) Dr. Ahmadu Ali is a man of all seasons and arguably one of the most exposed
public office holders in Nigeria’s post war years. Civilian and military, Ali has been at the top echelon of governance in Nigeria and in all cases he was a man of action who often left a signature name behind the high offices he occupied.

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Senator Ogunwale declares support for Aregbesola

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Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola re-election bid weekend received a boost as a chieftain of the PDP Senator Felix Ogunwale declared his total support for the APC candidate.

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Aregbesola pledges to reconstruct all schools in Osun

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Aregbesola

GOvernor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has assured the people of the state that by the end of his second term in office, no school will be left with any dilapidated classroom.

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APC spy in PDP will not defect – Group

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PDP-APC

THE Osun State chapter of the PDP Reconciliatory Movement, PRM, says that the PDP state secretary Major Raphael Towobola (rtd) who was expelled last week by the party would not defect to the APC or any other party as he was a major pillar in the building of the party in the state.

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Produce our kidnapped members, SDP urges APC

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Akinwusi

Osun State chapter of Social Democratic Party SDP has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar to investigate the circumstances leading to the alleged kidnap of three of its members at the weekend by those it claimed to be chieftains of the APC.

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Nigerians’ll resist militarization of polls — Femi Pedro

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File: Voter casting her vote

Former deputy governor of Lagos State and a chieftain of the APC in Lagos, Otunba Femi Pedro, has warned against militarisation of Osun State ahead of the gubernatorial elections in the state, noting that Nigerians would resist any attempt to use the military to intimidate the citizenry.

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2015: The Battle for Ebonyi

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*Gov Elechi

Possible contenders include a former deputy governor, Prof. Chigozie Ogbu, the current deputy governor, Mr Dave Umahi, a former Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Paul Okorie, Rector, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Prof Francis Otunta, the Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, a former Minister of Education, Chief Aja Nwachukwu, a former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Obinna Ogba, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, and Director, Bank of Industry, Chief Dave Nwachukwu.

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Edo is ‘work in progress’ —Omo-Ojo, Transport Commissioner

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Orobosa

For those who know Orobosa Omo-Ojo, and have followed the trajectory of his media activism especially as it relates to his home state of Edo, it was inevitable that, sooner or later, he would end up in government as a key functionary. Hitherto Lagos-based, Omo-Ojo kept Edo in view as he pursued his livelihood as a journalist and publisher of MidWest Herald, which he produced in Lagos and sold mainly in Edo and Delta States.

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