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EDO 2012: PDP, ACN have let Edo people down – Edebiri

CHIEF Solomon Edebiri is a governorship aspirant on the platform of a Coalition of Progressive Political Parties (CPPP) in Edo State. In this interview after his declaration in Benin, Edebiri bares his mind on political situations in Edo and maintains that both the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, have let Edo people down. Excerpts:

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AFTERMATH OF NATIONWIDE STRIKE: The winners and losers

AFTER six days of an unprecedented nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and its counterpart in the Trade Union Congress, TUC, a truce was reached last Monday after the federal government pushed down the pump price of petrol to N97 per litre. Nigerians and the government at all levels (especially the federal government) are, meanwhile sulking on their loses.

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Boko Haram: Fear of civil war grips Senate

FOR the umpteenth time, the bestial activities of the dreaded Boko Haram sect forced the Senate into a closed door session last Tuesday. Although closed door sessions are normal legislative hideaways where critical national issues are discussed by legislators, the harried session of last Tuesday spoke volumes about the threat posed by the nefarious activities of the sect to national security.

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EDO 2012: My covenant with Edo people – Prof Osunbor

PROFESSOR Osarheimen Osunbor is a former governor of Edo State. In this interview, he bares his mind on the recent statement credited to the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole that the late President Umar Yar’Adua contributed for his governorship campaign. While picking holes in the statement, Osunbor said the revelation was a confirmation of the grand conspiracy to oust him from office as governor. Excerpts:

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STATE OF THE NATION: Will national confab chart way forward?

ON-GOING events in the nation suggest that, indeed, there is need to chart a way forward. With the suspended nationwide strike called by Labour unions to protest increase fuel price, and growing insecurity in the land especially with the activities of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, some leaders have restated the need to convene a national confab to address the anomalies in the polity.

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