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MKO Abiola: An honour so long in coming

THIRTEEN days to the 19th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, dubbed the freest and fairest polls ever conducted in Nigeria, and 39 days to the 14th year of the death of the presumed winner of that election, Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, the Federal Government, Tuesday, honoured Abiola.

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Oshiomhole takes state by storm as campaign train moves around local govts

For the past two months, campaigns in Edo State have been the major activity from those who are aspiring to govern the State. From the North to the South and to Edo Central, it has been beehive of political activities across the length and breadth of the State as Governor Adams Oshiomhole and his campaign train present his scorecard to the people of Edo State and thus re-emphasizing the need for the people to give him a second term of office.

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SEC: Public hearing turns bizarre for Hembe, Azubogu

GIVEN the bitter exchange of brick bats and allegations of graft between the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms Arunma Oteh, and the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Capital Market and other Institutions, Hon Herman Hembe, on March 15, it was obvious that the matter would end in the law court.

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Challenging Sylva was a suicide mission – Dickson

It is barely 100 days that erstwhile member of the House of Representatives, former Commissioner for Justice and former policeman turned lawyer, Serikae Dickson, was inaugurated as governor of Bayelsa State. Dickson’s path to the Government House was laced with intrigues, physical and mental combats among other challenges. Passing through Lagos last weekend, Dickson took out time to share his experiences in the political fray with a group of newsmen. Excerpts:

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2015:Northern governors: Hot and cold

Given the hitherto dominance of the North in the nation’s polity, it was not surprising that the region’s 19 governors would seek a reawakening of that culture of northern political superiority when they met last week. At the end of the meeting, the governors pledged to unify behind a northern presidential candidate in the 2015 elections.

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How 4th tier ‘ll boost devt in Imo – Duruji

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State recently announced his plan to establish a fourth-tier government. According to him, the government will be made up of traditional rulers, town union executives, government appointed speakers and civil servants. These people will oversee the development of the local communities.

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