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Pulling down the roof on Oshiomhole

By Emmanuel Aziken It is an irony that Edo State is having the dirtiest election campaign in the history of the state despite having two otherwise refined gentlemen as governorship candidates of the two major parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a provincial pastor of the
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The NDDC drama since Year 2000

By Emmanuel Aziken The evolving drama from the probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was not unexpected given the dynamics that played out at the establishment of the commission exactly 20 years ago. The NDDC was conceived by President Olusegun Obasanjo. It was one of the first two bills he brought to the
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Magu’s role in the 2023 puzzle

By Emmanuel Aziken The narrative about the job of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC being a poisoned chalice is one that flows from the disastrous end of the stewardship of all occupants of that position to date. That the stewardships of Nuhu Ribadu, Farida Waziri, Ibrahim Lamorde, and Ibrahim Magu
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Keyamo too small to cause Misunderstanding btw NASS, Executive, Senate

Political Notes: Keyamo’s good fight

By Emmanuel Aziken Those in the know allege that Mr Festus Keyamo belongs to the Mallam Nasir El-Rufai tendency in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. That is perhaps the first nexus between the two men who have carved a special niche in relationships between the executive branch of government and the legislature. The El-Rufai-Keyamo
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Buhari and our 36 dictators

For whatever his critics may think of him, President Muhammadu Buhari last week took a positive step towards addressing the excesses of Nigeria’s governors. His assent of the Executive Order 10 of 2020 is undoubtedly one of the most poignant steps taken by the administration in its two terms. Executive Order 10 gives the framework
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