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Ekiti 2014: When Bamidele flagged off

Though the mass of enthusiastic people were gathered in a playground, they were, however, in no mood for play.

Not even the delayed takeoff of the scheduled rally could dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd that massed last Tuesday at the Ajitadidun Play Ground, Ado-Ekiti for the formal take off of the campaign of the Labour Party’s candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele.

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Oni’s exit: Good riddance —Fayose

FORMER Governor of Ekiti State and Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Gubernatorial candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, yesterday said he remained unshaken by the defection to All Progressive Congress, APC, by the immediate past governor of the state and former Vice Chairman of PDP in the South West, Segun Oni, an engineer by profession.

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My plans for Aniocha South — Osammor

I always have plans to go back home and say thank you to my people in the form of service, because my people are the basis of my success, that I served for thirty five years without much problems and I have good health, my people were always there, my immediate community in Ogwashi-Ukwu, and the local government, they were always there to help and advice to ensure that my service was sincere in the right direction.

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Derivation: Northern demand for 5%’ll not fly—Anya

Chairman of Ndigbo Lagos and a delegate to the National Conference, Professor Anya O. Anya, told some journalists in Lagos, weekend, why the ongoing confab will not be business as usual. According to him, every part of the country is now in negotiation mood and the era of any part of the country playing the big boss has gone; now every part has challenges and needs the help of others to remain afloat. Excerpts:

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2015: Our Women on the march again

What was once considered as a progressive rise in women representation in the political arena has lately fizzled out and in some cases been reversed. A talk shop to review developments in Calabar retuned a damming verdict for the country’s political parties with the notable exception being the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. BY CHARLES
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Our focus should be on outcome of confab — Aku

Aminu Aku is a member of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Edo State. A former supervisory councilor, student activist at ABU Zaria and a consultant to UNDP on community based Needs Assessment for Niger and Kebbi States. The Kano born, Uneme indigene from Etsako East LGA of Edo State, in this interview bares his mind on the on-going National Conference, alleged marginalization of Uneme, and Etsako politics among others issues.

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