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Davv Notch‘ll deliver in 48 months — Hon Ochei

The engineering takes 60 per cent of the building of the plant. You have another 25 per cent that goes into procurement and the least of all, I am talking about 15 per cent is the construction. But what do you want to construct when you don’t have a design because every detail must be taken into cognizance? It’s not a thing you do in a haste because it’s plant that must be in operation for years and run without hindrance.

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Why Delta power project is delayed, says Commissioner

For domestic requirement, Delta state needs a regular supply of 350 megawatts but for industrial needs, we need over 1,000 megawatts.
Companies like Chevron and others have their own power supply because PHCN cannot guarantee them regular power supply. So am talking about other industries. Domestic need is those that do not fall under heavy industrial usage like barbers, hairdressers and all that.

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Why Nigeria Is A Forged Product, by Kayode Fayemi

The first salvo was caustic: “Nigeria is becoming a progressively worse country and we have gotten to a stage where the administration we just complained about yesterday or just got rid of is considered better than the new one.
“Just look at Goodluck Jonathan. The court gave a judgment on the Bauchi State Deputy Governor who was wrongly impeached and yet, the state governor, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, refuses to obey the court judgment. Even as bad as late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was, he would not just sit and watch the show of shame in Bauchi where you have two deputy governors. That is the sad story of my country”. Kayode Fayemi is of the Action Congress, AC, and was its governorship candidate in the Ekiti State governorship contest of 2007. His pedigree as an intellectual of global reckoning compelled us to seek his views. You will not be disappointed.

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Jonathan did not become Vice President on merit – Iyorchia Ayu (2)

This second part of the interview with Dr. Iyorchia Ayu which we started last Sunday reveals how the forces which wanted the annulment of the June 12 presidential elections succeeded in rendering the then military President Ibrahim Babangida helpless.“Yes, IBB was the military leader at that time but let me tell you the truth, General Babangida was helpless, whether Babangida wanted it or not, June 12 election would have been annulled; there was nothing he could have done about it. “My only problem with him and the unfortunate thing is that he has not been able to come out and tell the truth about what happened.

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2011: We are yet to decide on Jonathan, says S-East PDP scribe, Okpaleke

Any time an election is drawing closer, there are bound to be people who have interests presenting their interests in various ways. Yes, the so called schism is there in the PDP but I believe it is a presentation of interests of people inside PDP who presently are not in governance, who are not in elective or

appointive offices but want to get into offices.

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How Jonathan participated in zoning agreement, by Iyorchia Ayu

It was Atiku Abubakar who, penultimate Saturday said, “these are unusual times”. The former Vice President was right; dead right. In the build up to the 2011 presidential election, the body language of President Goodluck Jonathan suggests that he would join the presidential race.He has a constitutional right to do so. But his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, according to our guest, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has an agreement which bars Jonathan from contesting. “

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A story of survival : My battle with Cancer, Prof Omo Omoruyi (2)

In this concluding part of the interview with Professor Omo Omoruyi of the then Centre for Democratic Studies, CDS, you would read about what General Ibrahim Babangida told Olu Falae and Papa Adekunle Ajasin when they met. You would also read about how Prof. Omo Omoruyi escaped assassination. But who were those behind the attempt on his life? Why is Omoruyi still carrying eight pellets of bullets in his body since 1994? How did Omoruyi survive cancer? He is a survivor and you only need to read his story and then understand and, perhaps, convince yourself about values and virtues of being a public office holder in a country where anything can happen.

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JUNE 12 ANNULMENT: Why I told Abiola there was vacancy in Aso Rock, by Prof. Omo Omoruyi

Simply put, Professor Omo Omoruyi, is Mr. June 12. He was the Director General, Centre for Democratic Studies, CDS, Abuja at the height of the Ibrahim Babangida transition programme. Omoruyi and some egg heads ploughed everything they had into the last leg of that programme but were as he put it “fooled in the end”. He attempts to properly situate the crisis the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential elections threw up and concludes that the British design of a permanent rulership in the north and a permanent followership in the south was not going to be reversed by a mere electoral process or an election.

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AYO ADEBANJO ON JUNE 12: 14 million Nigerians Cannot Be Wrong

Chief Ayo Adebanjo is an Afenifere leader and remains one of the most consistent leaders in Yoruba land. You may not agree with his views but he is consistent. As Nigeria marks the 17th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections, Adebanjo makes some revelations. He told Sunday Vanguard that on the day of the annulment, he, Adebanjo, “could not believe that such an election had been annulled”. “When I met Duro Onabule the following day or was it on that day of the annulment, I asked him if it is true that the election had been annulled and he also said it can not be true that the election had been annulled”, he told Sunday Vanguard..
Adebanjo insists that Nigerians have not learnt anything from the experiences of the June 12 presidential elections.

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