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*Imo state Governor,  Okorocha

Imo House: The fire within

It s no longer news that three members of Imo State House of Assembly were slammed with indefinite suspension last Wednesday, April 20, 2016, by the Speaker, Chief Acho Ihim. By the time you will read this piece, the affected lawmakers must be thinking, planning or possibly carrying out one of the several options open to them.

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Osaro Onaiwu

Edo 2016: Consensus candidacy no longer on the cards in PDP — Onaiwu, aspirant

Earl Osaro Onaiwu, popularly known as the ‘Solution’, is one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State. He is currently the Director General of the PDP Governors Forum. In this interview, he expresses his desire to succeed Governor Adams Oshiomhole just as he declares as untrue the claim that only Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu can face the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

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ALLEGED ASSASSINATION PLOT: Oshiomhole, deputy trade claims

Many people may not have understood why Governor Adams Oshiomhole is not backing the governorship aspiration of his deputy, Dr Pius Odubu. Apart from Odubu, the APC is parading aspirants like a former Minister of Works, Engr.Chris Ogienwonyi; a former military tactician, Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (retd); a former governor of the state, Prof. Osarhiemien Osunbor; the Chairman of the Edo State Economic Team, Mr Godwin Obaseki; Mr Kenneth Imasuagbon; Comrade Peter Esele; Prof. Frederick Ebegue Amadasun; and the only woman in the race, Mrs Tina Agbarha. The state Commissioner for Works, Osarodion Ogie, was initially in the race but shelved the ambition after his boss informed him of his desire to support Obaseki.

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Senate: Can the peace last?

Last Wednesday’s declaration of peace in all fronts by the Senate with the withdrawal of amendments to the laws establishing the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT and pending punishments against opponents of Senate President Bukola Saraki are seen as moves by Saraki to make peace with his enemies. But how did the Senate get to this messy state?

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Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko

Anxiety as Ondo conducts LG polls

THE submission of the opposition Political parties in Ondo in respect of this Saturday’s Local government elections across the 18 council areas of the state is that it would be a selection rather than an election. They hinged their submission on the basis that major parties including the All Progressive Congress APC , the Social Democratic Party SDP, a faction of the Labour Party LP and the Congress of Nigerian Political Parties CNPP have dismissed the poll as a distraction and waste of state resources while civil servants are owed four months salaries.

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