Saturday April 19th, 2014
Saturday April 19th, 2014
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Confab: There is reason for hope — Orbih

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*Mr Fred Orbih, SAN

CHIEF Fred Orbih (SAN), in this interview, calls for the adoption of a parliamentary system of government and part-time for legislators. He also says that those in authority should learn quickly from the recent deaths at the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise, saying that Boko-Haram will be a child’s place if the time-bomb arising from youth unemployment explodes.

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Supporters of aggrieved PDP aspirants back Fayose

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*Ayo Fayose

RESPITE has come the way of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose following the intervention of the party’s hierarchy in the crisis that trailed the primaries and the support he is now getting from the supporters of his aggrieved co-aspirants.

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Stop using our youths for violence, monarch warns politicians

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A LEADING monarch and first class traditional ruler in Ekiti State, Oba Olu Adeyemi, has made case for youth engagement, calling on politicians to provide adequate jobs for them rather than engaging them in criminal acts.
Oba Adeyemi, who is equally the Alara of Aramoko Ekiti, noted that politicians are in the habit of making use of youths as thugs during elections and dumping them shortly after.

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No to inconclusive elections

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THE rising trend of inconclusive elections across the country is becoming worrisome to politicians, political parties and Nigerians inclusive.

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Akpabio’s Town Hall meetings and participatory democracy

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TO underscore his belief in the ideals of participatory democracy, Governor Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday March 3, 2014, commenced a tour of the 10 federal constituencies in Akwa Ibom State. For the Governor, there can be no better way to espouse participatory democracy other than creating platforms for hearty interactions through town hall meetings.

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2015: APC’ll disappoint PDP — Peterside

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Dakuku Peterside

It is unfortunate that PDP is behaving like the proverbial woman who cannot give birth and is blaming her mate. PDP will be disappointed. It does not make sense to hope on the misfortune of your neighbour for you to thrive, instead of planning and working hard to emerge victorious. PDP had opportunity to solve some of Nigeria’s problem in the past, but it blew it.

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NBA, NUJ preach peace, begin anti-violence initiative

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Fayemi, Fayose and Bamidele

THE Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) have agreed to form a peace initiative for the success of the election.

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Confab: Now, we need resource democracy, not resource control — Bassey

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REV.-Nnimmo-Bassey

So, resource control sound like somebody cornering everything but resource democracy enables everyone in Nigeria to understand that wherever you are, you have something. And that something is valuable; you can decide to exploit it or not to exploit. So, if I have a resource that is harmful when exploited, it can be in my best interest not to exploit it and I will then look for something else to do.

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PDP, APC trade words over attacks

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Fayemi-and-Fayose

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as “barbaric, callous and primitive” the attack on campaign office of the party’s 2014 governorship candidate, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose, in Ado Ekiti on Monday.

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Attacks on Okonjo-Iweala unfair —Arewa youths leader

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AYF-Samuel

Mr Ade Samuel, Deputy National President Arewa Youth Forum, AYF, in this interview, spoke on the state of the economy and other national issues, including the lingering face-off between the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the House of Representatives.

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Fayemi’s commissioners back Opeyemi?

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fayemi-bamidele

Politics, they say, is not about permanent friends or foes but about interests.

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How APC attacked us— LP

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Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele

AHEAD of the June 21 gubernatorial contest in Ekiti State, the Labour Party has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state of allegedly attacking its campaign train in Ilawe and Iye Ekiti over the weekend.

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Fayemi accuses PDP of mayhem

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Kayode Fayemi

The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization has raised an alarm over alleged plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State to cause mayhem and unleash violence on the people of the state.

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Bamidele donates salary, promises to do one term

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*Bamidele

Labour party governorship candidate in the June 21 election in Ekiti State, Mr Opeyemi Bamidele has vowed not to collect salaries and emoluments throughout his four-year tenure, if elected.

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Ward congresses: APC’s baptism of fire

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apc

Observers have been on the look out to see how leaders of the APC, a party that emerged from the ashes of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), new PDP, will hammer out a united front and have seamless congresses.

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How APC can emerge stronger from congresses — Adedoyin

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Funke-APC

Let me say emphatically that we have moved our entire structure, our supporters in both the PDP and the ACN to the APC. APC is, of course, the more progressive party. And in terms of my own personal ideology, I’m more of a social democrat and the policy positions that lift people out of poverty and ensured the greatest good for the greatest numbers, that places the greatest resource of this nation are being championed by the APC.

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Jinx will break; women will be govs in 2015 – Kema Chikwe

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Mrs. Kemafor Nonyeren Chikwe, from Imo State, is a former Minister of Aviation, a former Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland and the incumbent National Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, Chikwe bares her mind on her blue print for PDP women, her mobilization of women for the party ahead of 2015 presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, politics in her home state, among others. Excerpts:

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What Nigeria can learn from Ghana’s democracy – Nana Akufo-Addo

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*Akufo-Addo

Two-time presidential candidate in Ghana, member of parliament, attorney general, minister of foreign affairs and opposition leader, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, was recently in Nigeria. He has won a reputation as a fighter for social justice and was one of the leading pro-democracy figures in the days of military rule in Ghana. In an interview during his visit to Nigeria, he spoke of being flattered when he was described as Ghana’s equivalent of Nigeria’s late social and human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

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Omisore emerges Osun PDP governorship candidate

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*Omisore

Former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, yesterday, won the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ticket for the August 9 gubernatorial election. The exercise, which commenced at about 12 noon and ended two hours later, had 1,285 delegates spread across the 30 local government areas of the state and the Area Office, Modakeke. At the primaries, held under tight security at GMT Hotel, Osogbo, Omisore polled 1,128 out of total votes of 1,186 to defeat two other aspirants.

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Obiano’s First Week: Morning shows the day

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Obiano’

While it may be very early in the day to draw conclusions on the factors that would define Obiano’s tenure as Governor of Anambra State, skeptics of his abilities in government have reasoned that first week activities are not enough yardstick to determine his grasp of the flow and ebb of bureaucracy.

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2015 polls: Who succeeds Fashola?

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*Gov Fashola

Expectedly, the forthcoming general election has been generating heat with groups and individuals angling for ascendancy in the build-up to the polls. Indigenes of Ikorodu Division have started agitating to produce the next governor of Lagos State.

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Ondo: Ilaje/Ese-Odo by-election holds today

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85 year old Chief Michael Iwoba, a pensioner being accredited to vote at Eri Primary School, Aguleri.

TODAY’S by- election to fill the vacant seat of the Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency of Ondo state is going to be a battle of strength between the ruling Labour Party ,LP, led by Governor Olusegun Mimiko and the opposition parties- Peoples Democratic Party ,PDP, and All Progressive Congress, APC.

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Decamping legislators: Caught in the act

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NASS-fighting

IT was evident there was trouble last Tuesday when the chamber of the House of Representatives recorded 165 members of the 360 legislators in session. The trend had been for the lawmakers not to form a quorum of 120 in their lawmaking sessions in the past. However, with almost half of the lawmakers in the chamber, no one needed to be told that there were signs of conspiracy in the air.

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Osun 2014: Difficult options for PDP tomorrow

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Aregbesola-Adeleke

But for the exception of Mr. Wole Oke, tomorrow’s Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship primary would have been aptly described as a race of former senators. All but one of the four contenders in the contest are former senators. Oke, who is the exception, is no less of a legislator having been a two term member of the House of Representatives.

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Ekiti 2014: Fayemi’s worries

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Fayemi-rally

Governor Kayode Fayemi has expressed worries on the inclination of some politicians to dishonour the state by fomenting trouble ahead of the gubernatorial contest in the state that now has the moniker, Land of Honour.

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The gang up against Caleb Olubolade

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Caleb Olubolade

Ahead of the PDP primary contest, much focus had been put on the prospects of the immediate past minister of police affairs, Caleb Olubolade.

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Fayose unfolds spiritual strategy

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*Ayo Fayose

After achieving a stunning victory in the PDP primary contest where he rubbished the 13 other contenders, Mr. Ayo Fayose is setting his heights on doing the same against the APC presumptive nominee and incumbent, Governor Kayode Fayemi and the Labour Party nominee, Rep. Bamidele Opeyemi.

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Ebonyi 2015: Leave Elechi out of divisive politics

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*Gov Elechi

In the last few weeks, political calculations and permutations concerning which zone will produce the next Governor in Ebonyi State come 2015 has been put in the front burner of national discourse with some political pundits canvassing for power shift to Ebonyi South.

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Bamidele preaches peace

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Bamidele-campaign

On the need for the people of Ekiti to eschew violence, Bamidele said it was imperative as “we march on with the gubernatorial campaigns because I do not encourage violence and blood letting. in his words, Ekiti people are one and in togetherness and unity, we shall move the state forward and restore her lost glory.”

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2015: Delta North can achieve power shift — Elumelu

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NDUDI-Elumelu

I want to run because I have passion for my people, I believe they deserve the best and I think I can represent them. One can look at what I have been doing in the House of Representatives. Going by the opinion of my constituents I have represented them well for two terms now.

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Be wary of opposition, Fayemi warns

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Fayemi2ndterm

The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization has cautioned the people of Ekiti State to be wary of the antics of opposition in the state, saying the opposition is out to deceive the general public.

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Oni’s group reviews devt in PDP

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni

The former governor of Ekiti State, Engineer Segun Oni is in a fix over the present political logjam in the state and the emergence of Mr Ayo Fayose as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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