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Enugu: Chime’s second term and imperative of fence mending

THE re-election of Governor Sullivan Iheanacho Chime of Enugu State for fresh four_year tenure did not come as a surprise to many as the achievements of his government in the first term paved the way for him. Many residents of the Coal City of Enugu, the state capital, who had felt the impact of the administration in the past four years readily attest to his good performance.

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Reviewing Jonathan’s Cabinet

BY HENRY UMORU, CHRIS OCHAYI AND LAIDE AKINBOADE Education Sector: A success song for Mrs. Access Professor Ruqqayatu Ahmed Rufai is perhaps one of a handful of ministers in the outgoing cabinet that matched words with action in actualizing the mandate set for them and which they set for themselves. She was appointed the senior
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Ministerial list raises more trouble for Oyinola in Osun

Since the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state roundly by the main rival political party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the last general elections, the PDP has not been able to find its feet in the state. And now that all hopes seem to have been lost of political appointments in the ACN government in the state, the only hope left for the party is to look up to the federal government for political patronage.

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‘PDP has no proof it delivered Ondo to Jonathan’

Amid the raging controversy over who played what role in the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in Ondo State in the April 16 presidential election, the state Education Commissioner, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, says PDP has no proof to lay claim to the feat. Osunyikanmi, also a leader of Labour Party (LP) in Ondo, tells the story of how PDP practically abandoned the president in the state during the election. He accuses the PDP leaders who vilify the Defence Minister, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, for not deploying soldiers to help the party win the other polls outside the presidential election in the state of bad politics. The commissioner also speaks on the government of national unity proposed by Jonathan.

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Monstrous powers of the SGF

Myopia is in the air. Nigerians, wont to pay lip service to the real essence of governance, are at it again. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has zoned the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, to the South-East geo-political zone. Yet, in doing that, many do not see the importance and the very influential role such an office and its occupier would play in moving the country forward. But ask any politician why he is seeking public office and he throws the answer in your face: To serve the people. What he actually means is that he wants to seek financial, political and psychological gratification.

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Why I want to be Reps Speaker – Akande-Adeola

Hon. Mulikat Akande-Adeola representing Ogbomoso North/Ogbomoso South/Orire Federal Constituency is
a ranking member of the House of Representatives and in the race for the speakership. Besides being spurred by the zoning of the speakership to her South-West Zone by her party, PDP, she says in this interview, that she is eminently qualified to be the second woman to lead the House after Hon. Patricia Etteh.

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