Monday March 2nd, 2015
Monday March 2nd, 2015
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Our crave for Accord in Delta — Agbidi, Ndokwa Rep candidate

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Hon Azuka Agbidi

We are in a jet age now, and we have gone beyond party boundaries and it is individuals that matter. People are going to understand that we came from the PDP and we are people to reckon with. They are going to vote for Goodluck Jonathan, PDP for governor. When it gets to the senatorial, they are going to look for Hon. Ochei of Accord because he is a good administrator, he has been tested and everyone knows he is the right person for Delta North. When it comes to House of Representatives in my own domain, people are going to look for Accord. People are voting for individuals not party.

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The constituencies

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File: Voter casting her vote

The Presidential and National Assembly Elections have now been rescheduled to hold on March 28, 2015, while Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections are rescheduled to hold on 11th April, 2015.

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Fists fly in a rowdy 18-hour session in Turkish parliament

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TBMM Ic Guvenlik Paketi

Ruling party and opposition lawmakers turned the Turkish parliament into a battlefield once again Tuesday during an 18-hour session debating a contentious bill to broaden police powers. Several deputies were injured in a third outbreak of serious fighting within a week in the Turkish parliament, as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) seeks to push through the contentious homeland security bill.

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Delta North: My work plan for Jonathan, Okowa and myself — Ochei

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•Ochei: I remain the only speaker, who resigned voluntarily

The Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Speaker Emeritus of the Delta State House of Assembly served as the presiding officer of the House from 2011 to 2014 having been elected three times as member of the House representing Aniocha North State Constituency. The bid by Ochei for the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP derailed in the midst of political intrigues that preceded his resignation as speaker and his subsequent designation as speaker emeritus by his colleagues.

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Why PDP is afraid of PVC — Badru, APC Rep candidate

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•Badru: I believe Jega means well

Dr Enitan Badru was until recently, a commissioner in Lagos State when he resigned to contest the Lagos Island 1 Constituency seat in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC). In this interview, he speaks on his inspiration for the contest, his plans for the constituency and assesses the opposition to his party’s dominance of the polity by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP

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Delta: Urhobo vote’ll not go for PDP gov — Omene

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•Omene: We've resolved as Urhobo to support our South-South son

Dr. Wilson Omene, a former chairman of Ethiope West Local Government Council is a stalwart of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Delta State. In this interview with Vanguard he reasserts his opinion that the Urhobos will vote against his party’s candidate for governorship on the basis that the candidate is not Urhobo, traces the enthronement of an Anioma person as the PDP governorship candidate to internal sabotage within the Urhobo nation among other claims

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How the Card Reader can be fooled

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•Card reader

The card reader has been hailed as the antidote to election rigging in emerging democracies. It has been extensively used in a number of emerging democracies in Africa with positive reports of its contributory role in stemming election rigging.

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BOKO HARAM The lesson for Nigeria from soldiers fighting Islamic State — Pesmerge Commander

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General-pix-1

No, Saddam had killed or caused the killing of more Iraqis than any foreign power and any other Iraqi regime. Unfortunately, the international community had been silent on Saddam’s crimes particularly during the 1980s; therefore, there is some misconception about Saddam’s era of terror and genocide. Furthermore, since the removal of Saddam, those who have been igniting sectarian and ethnic conflicts are mostly Saddam’s followers, including many leading members of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Note: Levant includes Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

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Capital flight: Economy hard hit by $22.1bn outflow in 5 weeks

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economy

The Nigerian economy is facing huge financial haemorrhage as politicians, corporate bodies and foreign investors are moving funds massively out of the country as well as from Naira to dollar.

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POLLS: 6m OPC members’ll vote for Jonathan – Adams

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Buhari and Jonathan

NATIONAL Co-ordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, yesterday, said that six million members of the group have resolved to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan at the March 28 presidential polls.

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Appeal Court: Omisore’s optimism delusional — APC

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APC Joint Leadership Meeting: From left, APC National Leader Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu discussing with  APC Presidential Candidate  Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and National Chairman of APC Chief John Oyegun during APC Joint Leadership Meeting held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Governorship Candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore’s optimism that he would win the seat through the appeal court as delusional. Reacting to a video clip which the PDP circulated last week in Abuja as ‘evidence that the APC rigged the governorship election in Osun State, the APC in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, said the video will not make any difference to Omisore’s case at the court of appeal.

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Rivers: Why Wike is a walkover — Peterside

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Dakuku Peterside

The risky situation of Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate in Rivers State was brought to attention last Tuesday on national television when gunmen attacked his campaign rally in Okirika, Rivers State. As the crowd scampered for safety amid unrelenting gunshots, Dr. Peterside stood almost alone on the podium, his flesh and bones seemingly mocking the bestial instincts of the hoodlums.

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Ogun: Yes, our people ‘re abandoning PDP for Kashamu— Salako

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Dave-Salako

A Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party and a two-time member of the House of Representatives representing Remo North Federal Constituency, Honourable Dave Salako bares his mind on the steps the national leadership of the party should take to avert loss in the forthcoming governorship poll. He specifically urged the president to ensure he uses his office to intervene in the political imbroglio rocking the PDP

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How the card reader stops cheating at the Polling Station

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•Card reader

At a polling centre there shall be a presiding officer and between two and three assistant presiding officers appointed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) depending on the number of registered voters at the centre.

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Hollande seeks global push against Boko Haram

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President Hollande in his address to participants which included several African Presidents and Heads of Government said that all current challenges trying to pull Africa backwards must be stiflly resisted. Consequently, he called for a global push against the Islamists terrorists, Boko Haram, which threatens the security of Nigeria and the West Africa Sub-Region, in order to put it in check.

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Nigeria’s 2015 elections: Wobbly, but on course

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Nigeria

On March 28, Nigeria holds what is likely to be the most keenly fought presidential election in her history. However, what is in contention in the election may not be the superiority of one ideology over the other, as understood in the western democracies. Rather, what is becoming evident is that the election is about two quarrelsome camps, each seeking a popular mandate to determine the fortunes (or the lack thereof) of nearly 170 million Nigerians.

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I have no personal, religious agenda — Buhari

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

“If you look at the records, in 2003, his Vice President at that time was a Christian; in 2007, he was a Christian. In 2011, he went and brought a pastor, even some of us pastors worked against him. But we thank God he has another one, Yemi. I don’t know the meaning of that in Yoruba but your faith has carried a lot of power by attracting this group to declare for you.

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’I warned PDP leaders to be wary of Obasanjo’

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Clark-obasanjo

Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, Ijaw leader, is the convener of the South-South Peoples Assembly and co-convener of the Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly, SNPA.

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The implication of Obasanjo’s departure from the PDP – Buhari Campaign Group

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Shehu-pix

By Olayinka Ajayi Against the backdrop of the drama acted by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the course of quitting PDP, Malam Garba Shehu, the Director of Communications of the APC presidential campaign, in an encounter, enjoined other members to leave the PDP and openly shred their membership cards. How do you describe the alleged

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Christian gov. will emerge in Nasarawa – Maku, ex-minister

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Information Minister, Labaran Maku

The emergence of Labaran Maku from the majority tribe under a political party you classify as a minority party (APGA) in Nasarawa State has become a threat to the big political parties: APC and PDP. In this interview, the former Minister of Information and governorship candidate of APGA in the state says he survived the plots by the PDP and APC to truncate his ambition and political career.

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POLLS Afenifere endorsed Jonathan based on his pro-restructuring credentials – Kunle Olajide

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Dr. Kunle Olajide was Secretary General of Yoruba Council of Elders and one of the South West representatives at the defunct National Conference. His political experience dates back to the era proceeding the 1966 coups. As a member of Afenifere, he justifies the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan for re-election by the Yoruba group. He also warns Nigerians to tread softly on the presidential candidate they vote for. Enjoy him.

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Between Sam Egwu and political enemies

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Sam Egwu

It was Thomas Jefferson who said: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” This is the right attitude to a newspaper article, headlined, “Ungodly Political Prophets in Ebonyi State” written by one Ndubuisi Okpala, which was a very poorly executed hatchet job. In a political period such as this and in an environment like Ebonyi where those deficient in ideas resort to jungle political debate, such article should ordinarily not deserve a response. But since some readers and supporters of Dr. Sam Egwu may not see it the same way, it has become imperative to put the so called Okpala in his right shoes.

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The storm of change is brewing in Nigeria

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Tinubu: The pathfinder for the opposition

I assure you that the place we are going will be your house of political fulfillment. We shall have a meaningful voice in the APC. The principles of democracy, justice, visionary governance and liberty that shaped the ACN shall carry over into the APC. The new party will be as welcome a home as the ACN. It will just be a bigger house for a larger political family.

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Anioma leaders ask others to support Okowa

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Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa

The ambition of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State PDP governorship candidate, received further boost when royal fathers, leaders of Anioma Congress, and Izu Anioma at an interactive session in Asaba, asked other zones to support Okowa’s candidacy. The Organisation For the Advancement of Anioma Culture, OFAAC, hosted the session.

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Chime signs 2015 budget into law

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*Chime

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has signed the state’s 2015 Appropriation Bill of N96.735 Billion Naira into law.This followed the passage of the Bill by the State House of Assembly last week upon a motion moved by the leader of the House Hon. Sunday Ude Okoye and seconded by Deputy Leader Hon John Kelvin Ukuta.

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Nigeria should use forthcoming elections to consolidate peace, democracy – Swedish Ambassador

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Svante Kilander

Mr. Svante Kilander, the Ambassador of Sweden to Nigeria, is one diplomat who has been highly fascinated by Nigeria’s rich and diverse culture. Although he has been in Nigeria for about three years, the diplomat has already taken some measures to shore up business and economic transactions between the two nations. In this interview with

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Aspirant assures on people oriented projects in Warri north

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Oritsebemigho Eyeoyibo

As aspirants of the different political divide continue to put finishing touches to their electoral campaign, the Labour Party flagbearer of Warri North constituency contesting the Delta state House of Assembly, Oritsebemigho Eyeoyibo has promised to bring his business acumen to bear on the political fortunes of his constituency if elected. In this interview, the

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Landmark reforms to make Education, Healthcare free as Ihedioha presents report on Amended Constitution

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Ihedioha

Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha on Tuesday presented what can be described as a landmark report on the concluded nationwide review process of the 1999 Constitution highlight of which includes undeniable right to free basic education and free healthcare services for all Nigerians. The report is a summation of the resolutions

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How alleged Presidential largess unsettled Edo PDP

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Ize-Iyamu , Muazu and Jonathan

Though the governorship election will not hold in Edo state this year but political gladiators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state have commenced battle for the ticket of the party come 2016.

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I have no regrets for my December 8 role – Nwaoboshi

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Peter Nwaoboshi

FORMER Chairman of the People’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State and Delta North senatorial candidate of the party, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, aka Oracle, in this interview with Saturday Vanguard at Asaba, speaks about his mission to the Senate, the tough battle by Anioma people on December 8, 2014, to produce the party’s governorship candidate and the controversies trailing his candidature.

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Why I prefer exile to living under Buhari — Bode George

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Bode George

Chief Bode George was a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, he speaks on the decision by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to dump the PDP among other burning national issues.

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Akwa Ibom: An uncommon rebellion

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

The near unanimity among the ruling class in Akwa Ibom has given way to an unusual rebellion against perceptions normally dubbed as an uncommon transformation. Akwa-Ibom is ostensibly, one of the states in the federation where it had been predictable for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to sweep the polls. The party had swept the polls in the state in 1999, 2003, 2007 and with some resistance from the opposition in 2011

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