Thursday October 30th, 2014
Thursday October 30th, 2014
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LG Polls: First battle in Delta

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UDUAGHAN3

The much awaited local government elections into the 25 local government councils in Delta State come up tomorrow with the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in pole position to sweep all chairmanship and councillorship positions on offer.

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Why I offered myself to liberate Kwara – Babalola, PDP Aspirant

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Sunday Babalola: Was second in 2011

Engineer Sunday Babalola, a Petroleum Engineer was a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2011 election. He, however, stepped down for the incumbent shortly before the primaries. Babalola who has again offered himself for another contest in this interview explains his mission and manifesto

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Kwara State is not owned by any dynasty – Jani

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Jani: Changing permutations

Billionaire businessman and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim is one of the frontline aspirants contending for the governorship ticket of the party in Kwara. In this interview, Ibrahim reviews the political situation in the state and the agenda before him. Excerpts: You recently picked up the Expression of interest for the

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Mugabe’s wife threatens vice president in power grab

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Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe’s increasingly powerful wife Grace has threatened Zimbabwe’s vice president with expulsion from the ruling party, throwing a fierce succession battle into the open.

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Rivers: Politicians step up struggle to succeed Amaechi

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*Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

The race to succeed governor Chibuike Amaechi has assumed feverish pitch in Rivers State. In the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP where about twenty persons have so far indicated interest to contest the governorship election the party is largely divided along the lines of those opposed to the governorship bid of former Minister of state for Education, Mr Nyesom Wike and those on his side.

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Lagos Senate contests: APC, PDP in battle royale

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The Senate

THe contest for the Senate and House of Representatives in Lagos State is one that has transfromed the two leading parties in the state into political warriors with both camps formulating strategies to outwit each other.

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2015: Tough battle in Anambra Central

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Uche Ekwunife acknowledging cheers from supporters

WHEN the national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, declared his intention to vie for the senatorial seat for Anambra Central, the other two major political parties in Anambra State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, knew that they had to present equally credible candidates to match his popularity.

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UPN crisis sponsored by moles – Fasehun

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Frederick Fasehun

Dr Frederick Fasehun on Wednesday said he remained the bonafide National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), blaming the crisis facing the party on moles that were planted within it.

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Delta 2015: Intrigues, and the Anioma battle for PDP ticket

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Gov Uduaghan

Intrigues and ripples have continued to trail the recent presentation of a shortlist of Delta North aspirants for the governorship ticket of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of forth coming primaries to select a candidate for the party.

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Delta 2015: I’m prepared for the task, says Okowa

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Sen Okowa

Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is the chairman, Senate Committee on Health representing Delta North Senatorial District and a governorship aspirant in Delta State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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The cabal will soon abandon Suntai – Astimans

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Taraba Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai yesterday in Abuja.

The senior special assistant (media and publicity) to the acting governor of Taraba State Mr. Aaron Astimans speaks on the political log-jam in the state that followed the plane crash of the substantive governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai. What is the truth about an impeachment plot against the acting governor? In the first place let me

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Why I want Ndoma-Egba’s seat – Rep Enoh

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Enoh

By Dapo Akinrefon MR John Owan Enoh is a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikom Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and also the chairman House Committee on Appropriation. He in this interview explains reasons for his quest for the Cross River Central Senate seat. Excerpts: What happened recently during a yam

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Enoh is pushing his luck too far – Ndoma-Egba

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*Ndoma Egba

Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) in this interview rebuffs claims by Rep. Enoh and makes a strong case for institutional memory in the Senate.Excerpts:

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LAGOS 2015: In search of another Fashola

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Fashola

Since the advent of Nigeria’s democratic odyssey in 1999, one can safely argue that no public office holder or state governor has enjoyed so much popularity or admiration as Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State.

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My agenda for Abi/Yakurr people of C’River – Alex Egbona

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Egbonna

DR. Alex Egbona was once a councillor in Abi Local Government of Cross River State and grew from there to become Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Liyel Imoke and resigned lately as Chief of Staff to contest election for the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. He spoke on his core area of interests as well as his relationship with the governor, Liyel Imoke. Excerpts:

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Questions on indictment, impeachment and eligibility

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Fayose

Amid judicial controversy of all sorts including a pending court case questioning his eligibility due to indictment and subsequent impeachment in 2006, Ayo Fayose was on Thursday sworn in as Ekiti State governor for the second time.

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Impeachment: Onyebuchi seeks re-instatement at Enugu High Court

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Onyebuchi: Chime asked me to take all instructions given by Mrs. Nwobodo

Enugu—Impeached deputy governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has gone to an Enugu State High Court seeking re-instatement. `

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North/South division tears INEC apart

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*Jega

If there were doubts as to he real intentions behind the determination of Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to foist on Nigeria an electoral process that gives unparalleled advantage to his northern part of the country through the instrumentality of a lopsided allocation of some 21,000 Polling Units, PUs, as against slightly over 8,000 PUs for the states of the South, the doubts disappeared at his ast week’s meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs.

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2015: Seriki, ex-Defence Minister’s case for Lagos West Senatorial District

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*Demola Seriki

The list of persons vying for Lagos West Senatorial District, Lagos State, ahead of 2015, appears to be growing by the day.

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Delta 2015: My aspiration is divine — Owumi

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Paul-Owumi

Mr. Paul Owumi was Senior Special Assistant to former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori. He was appointed Executive Assistant on Foreign Relations by incumbent Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, a position he has maintained for over seven years.

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2015: ‘PDP National Chairman sending wrong signals on endorsement’

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ALABO Tonye Graham-Douglas

Alabo-Graham Douglas is a senior member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Rivers State. A founding member of the PDP, he served as minister under the Obasanjo administration.

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2015, Jonathan and PDP govs:

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File: PDP and House Members meeting— Cross Section of governors at the PDP National Working Committee  meeting with members of the House of Representatives in Abuja, Tuesday. Photo:  Gbemiga Olamikan.

Those without work should stay away from the PDP secretariat. I am here to work, there is no doubt that all has not been well with our party. I will restore the lost glory of the PDP, with your total support.”

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2015: Georgewill storms Benue to unfold vision for Rivers

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Georgewill

As the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, draw nearer, one of the contenders in the Rivers State race, Engineer Emmanuel Tubotamuno Georgewill, has taken to prayers.

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2015: Why FCT Minister Bala jettisoned guber ambition

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*Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

It was with considerable joy and a huge sense of relief that Nigerians, especially indigenes, residents and other relevant stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) received the news of Sen. Bala Mohammed’s decision to subordinate his narrow personal interest to that of the larger national interest by dropping his much speculated gubernatorial ambition.

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Buhari: We will fight with our life – Ameachi

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BUHARI DECLARES: General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) declaring his intention to seek the All Progressives Congress, APC, nomination to contest next year’s presidential election yesterday.

Buhari:  Beyond a presidential declaration! He may have run for Nigeria’s presidency in the past without success, but the massive turnout of people on the declaration of his intent to run for the same office on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in 2015 on Wednesday may just be an indication that the

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Mayhem: Edo PDP fishing in troubled waters

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Vehicles destroyed by the hoodlums at the Edo Legislative Quarters

It all started with the al leged attack on Hon Rasaq Momoh who represents his constituency at the Edo State House of Assembly by some yet- to- be identified persons when he scaled the fence of the Edo State Legislative Quarters at an unholy hour of the night. Expectedly, the tongue of Edo State People’s Democratic Party Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih went hay wire to accuse the Edo State Governor who was host to visiting President Goodluck Jonathan. He and his PDP equally accused the Majority Leader of the Edo State House of Assembly of being responsible for the attack on Razaq Momoh.

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Edo violence: Odion accuses PDP

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*Odion

By SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN CITY Mr Louis Odion is the Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation. In this interview with Saturday Vanguard, he gave insight on the $1billion Azura-Edo Independent Power Project which ground breaking stone was done by President Goodluck Jonathan last Friday in Edo state. He also spoke on the last Saturday invasion

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Uduaghan @ 60: from private clinic to Govt House

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UDUAGHAN3

On Wednesday, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Udaghan will be 60. He will be glorifying God on the day as he has usually done.
Uduaghan is Vanguard’s Man Of The Year. Three other newspapers bestowed on him with same award. Nigerians also voted him Sports Governor of the year.

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Mutiny: Govt must address root cause as a priority – Otunba Oladele

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Otunba Oladele

Oyo State All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain and immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Otunba Bosun Oladele has lampooned politicians for their incessant defections from one party to the other saying that it retards development.

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Ebola politics

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Fashola

Political Notes By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Ebola politics Given Nigeria’s continuing failure to tackle some of the most formidable challenges to its success as a nation, the unqualified success in containing the Ebola epidemic has riveted Nigerians as to the possibility of a Nigeria renaissance. However, as Nigeria snakes towards the peak of the four

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2015: Atiku’s answer to Nigeria’s problems

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ATIKU

AS the 2015 general elections get closer, Nigeria’s political landscape is getting astir as various political moves are now the order of the day.

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Goodbye to Abuja: Jonathan’s men on governorship prowl

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File Photo: From Left: Minister of state for interior, Humphery Abbah; Minister of labour, Chukwuemeka Wogu; Minister of transport, Yusuf Sulaiman and former Minister of interior, Emmanuel Iheanacho, at the federal executive council meeting in Abuja

IT was a moving time for President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday at the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting as he announced the decision of some of his ministers to step down from the cabinet.

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