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Why APC can’t be ashamed of Aregbesola – Lai Mohammed

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Lai Mohammed

Against the background of the stretching arrears of salaries owed public workers in Osun State, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, APC , during an interactive session with the Editorial Board of Vanguard gave reasons why the state has found itself in dire straits asserting that the party cannot in any way be ashamed of the governor , Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, or his record of performance.

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Can APC rule Imo for 24 years?

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*Imo state Governor,  Okorocha

THE declaration by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State that his party, the All Progressives Party, APC, would have an unbroken 24-year reign in his state may sound hysteric, but it offers another window for some level of introspection in the polity.

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UNEP Report on Ogoni: Buhari’s deal for the N-Delta

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Ogoni land and President Buhari

Commendations have continued to trail the decision of the federal government to fast track implementation of the report of the United Nations Environment Program, UNEP on Ogoni communities in Rivers State.

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Why Ndigbo should follow constructive channels to Buhari – Mbadinuju

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Chinweoke Mbadinuju

Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju was the former governorof Anambra State between 1999 and 2003 under the platform of the PDP. He lost his bid for a second term following the intrigues that characterised the primaries of his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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NASS: Renewed controversy over Confab report

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Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan handing over reports of the 2014 National Conference to President Muhammadu Buhari

The report of the 2014 National Conference was presented by former President Goodluck Jonathan as the most important document among the handing over documents presented to his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari.

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EDO: No, Ogbemudia can’t choose Oshiomhole’s successor — IDUOIRIYEMWEN

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Matthew Iduoiriyemwen,

Mr. Matthew Iduoiriyemwen, an aspirant for the 2016 governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a former leader of the Edo State House of Assembly and lately a representative of the state on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

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DESOPADEC: Okowa’s proposed amendment in order – Ugbomah

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George Ugbomah

MR Omordi George Ugbomah was a Commissioner for Environment and Works in Delta State. In this interview, he bares his mind on the proposed amendment bill by the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa over the 2006 DESOPADEC Law.

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Prove you are not being influenced – Igbo leaders tell Buhari

  /   in News, Politics 9:29 am   /   Comments

President Buhari

IGBO Leaders on the banner of the Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT), yesterday, insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari is being influenced by some former leaders in his anti-graft crusade and challenged him to prove otherwise by waging a holistic war against graft.

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How I escaped Orkar’s coup – Ibrahim Babangida

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General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd),

Ahead of his 74th birthday today, erstwhile military president, General Ibrahim Babangida had an interactive session with journalists in Minna, Niger State. In the revealing interview he opens up on his response to the coup plot led by Major Gideon Orkar in April 1990, the Dimka coup plot earlier in 1976, his assessment of the unfolding Muhammadu Buhari led administration and of his thoughts towards his one time friend, Chief Moshood Abiola among other things.
Excerpts

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Fashola and the enemy within

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fashola tinubu

As a Muslim with a religious rebuff for pigs and its products, former Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State would have been so pained to equate the corruption allegations against him as tantamount to a duel with a pig.

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Petition against Fashola: No one is sponsoring us

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*Debo

Mr. Debo Adeniran is the chairman, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL). In this chat, he dismisses insinuations of being sponsored to smear the image of former governor of Lagos State, Mr Raji Babatunde Fashola.

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Petition: PDP has been vindicated – Gani, Spokesman

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gani

Responding to insinuations that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was flaming the issue, the Publicity Secretary of the party in Lagos State, Mr Taofik Gani said that party has been vindicated. He denied the party’s involvement in the matter.

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Who is afraid of Bukola Saraki?

  /   in Politics, Viewpoint 4:00 am   /   Comments

Senator Saraki

I am moved to write this piece after reading an article in the VANGUARD of Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Is’haq ModibboKawu titled, “ Bukola Saraki in Maiduguri: Tentative first steps for 2019 Presidency”. It is evident that the article reeks of hate and seems aimed at either getting President Buhari to regard Saraki his enemy, or fortifying whatever grievances might exist, if that is the case.

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Senate Rule forgery is figment of the imagination of APC leaders – Senator Nwaoboshi

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Peter Nwaoboshi

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, a lawyer, was the political adviser to former Delta State Governor James Ibori and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. He currently represents Delta North in the Senate.

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Corruption eating away at India ‘like a termite’ – Modi

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Indian Prime Minister lighting the conference candle. With him is the former AG of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Saturday that corruption was eating away at India “like a termite” as he used an independence day speech to pledge his commitment to eradicating graft and poverty.

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Buhari’s search for saints as ministers will fail – Senator Urhoghide

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Matthew Urhoghide

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor & Gabriel Enogholase The jury is still out on whether  Matthew Urhoghide has finished paying for his sins of radicalism. After years of unionist struggle that climaxed with his election as president of the Students Union in the University of Benin, his bid to enter mainstream politics in his native

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Why we’re leaving Jonathan and Dickson in PDP — Kinsmen

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jonathan dickson

The decision of some leading political figures in Bayelsa State to decamp from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP may come as a shock to many. Even more shocking is the fact that a number of the persons who are expected to this weekend defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC were at one time confidants of the immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

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The N-Delta question requires a Nigerian answer — Rep Pondi

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boni

Hon. Julius Pondi is a member, representing Burutu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. In this interview, he debunked insinuations that his party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fuelled the leadership crisis in the green chambers, pointing that what played out was democracy in action. Hon. Pondi thus said after the tussle, the House has come out stronger better placed to proceed upon law making and oversight functions among other issues. Excerpts:

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NASS: Angling for 2019 polls behind crisis — Obasi

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Jerry-Obasi

Chief Jerry Obasi, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Deputy Governorship candidate in the 2015 general election in Ebonyi State, spoke on the crisis in the National Assembly (NASS) and other burning issues in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. By Ugochukwu Alaribe His take on the crisis in the National Assembly The crisis was invented. It

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No crisis in Labour Party — Ajulo, party scribe

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•Ajulo: Our party is well prepared for 2015

Dr Kayode Ajulo is the National Secretary of Labour Party, LP. In this interview, Ajulo debunks claims that the party is engulfed in leadership crisis. He bares his mind on other burning issues.

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Nigerians ‘ll speak out if Buhari’s probe is vindictive

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Osakwe

In this interview, Senator Patrick Osakwe who spent twelve years at the national Assembly representing Delta North Senatorial District speaks on a wide range of issues including the decision by the Buhari administration to probe the Jonathan administration. He says the PDP has learnt its lessons from the defeat at the polls and would bounce back to relevance after the next four years.

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My opponents only see negative things- Wada

  /   in Politics 5:52 pm   /   Comments

Wada.. governor of Kogi state

Governor Idris Wada was recently in Lagos during which he had an interactive session with newsmen on his efforts in governance, allegations of a N1 billion bribe demand from his party’s national officers among other things. Excerpts

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Tambuwal’s thump in Dogara’s doggedness

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Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,

It was fitting that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State would tell the home truth about his role in the emergence of Yakubu Dogara as his successor as speaker of the House of Representatives before Dogara’s home crowd last Monday.

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Anambra PDP: Anarchy again!

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Nwoye: Says Metuh's moves are self serving and Metuh: Initiated the moves for reconcilliation of the factions

Recent moves by concerned stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State to harmonise the different factions of the party that historically antagonised one another to the delight of smaller parties may have run into a hitch.

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Bayelsa’s imbroglio: Of benefactors and beneficiaries

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Sylva: APC leader and Dickson: Bayelsa State governor

In recent weeks, especially in the last ten days or so, the fall-out of the loss of the PDP’s nationwide stature as the ruling party at the centre has reverberated with enormous negative impact on the affairs of the Bayelsa State chapter of the party.

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Tambuwal’s choice of Dogara: I have moved on, says Gbajabiamila

  /   in News, Politics 12:25 pm   /   Comments

Dogara and Gbajabiamila

Majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Wednesday, said he wished the former Speaker and Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal well in his future ‘political’ undertakings.

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How Yoruba chose Awo as their leader — Osoba

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Olusegun Osoba

Former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, in this interview deflates claims by Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his recent book that the Yoruba never had a leader. He argues that the former president is distorting history. Osoba also spoke on other issues.

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How cattle rearers stopped North from seceding in 1966 – Asiodu

  /   in Politics 12:00 pm   /   Comments

Chief Philip Asiodu

When I first got to the ministry of petroleum, oil was two dollars per barrel. It rose to three dollars. What happened from 2000 to now when oil rose from over 100 dollars before slumping to 50dollars, is very unusual.

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Anambra PDP: Anarchy again!

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*Olisa Metuh

Recent moves by concerned stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State to harmonise the different factions of the party that historically antagonised one another to the delight of smaller parties may have run into a hitch. The divisions have indeed become sharper as a group led by the party’s immediate past governorship candidate, Comrade Tony Nwoye has taken up arms against the mainstream led by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh. A third force led by Chief Chris Uba is standing by.

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How corruption hit civil service – Asiodu

  /   in Politics 1:16 am   /   Comments

Chief Philip Asiodu

THE appointment with Chief Philip Asiodu was fixed for 12 noon but finding the residence of the octogenarian retired civil servant and elder-statesman was another thing that Wednesday. The reporter who made the
contact had forgotten to note the address when the appointment was made, so when another call was made to request the specific address, the fear of the reporter was realised when the chief gently rebuked him for being careless. Chief Asiodu is undeniably a careful man, a fact that progressively unfolded as the interaction got underway following an hour long wait for him to end another meeting with an expatriate Caucasian.

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National Assembly N120B budget: Senate heads for stormy session!

  /   in Politics 5:17 am   /   Comments

FILE: Senate President Bukola Saraki (M) going in for his first plenary session as President of Senate yesterday. Behind him is Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. Photo: NAN.

The budget of the National Assembly for the year was slashed from N150 billion to N120 billion. One of the key recommendations of the Senate Committee is that the red chamber should make its records of finances open to Nigerians.

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Why I am bent on prosecuting ex-Gov. Chime – Enugu lawyer

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Nnaji-pix

With the renewed vigour showed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, an Enugu based lawyer and former National Auditor, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,Mr. Ray Nnaji, in this interview, alleges that former Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has questions to answer on how he ran the state’s finances. This is coming on the heels of preliminary investigation conducted by the EFCC on some aides of the former governor. Excerpts…

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