BARRISTER Ignatius Onyejekwe was an All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA senatorial aspirant in the Imo West Senatorial District, but eventually stepped down ahead of the primaries. In this interview with Vanguard, he calls on Governor Rochas Okorocha to form an all inclusive government and bares his mind on other sundry issuesRead More
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP stakeholders in Borno State may have picked up the gauntlet in a bold bid for the national chairmanship of the party. But the party stakeholders are, however, facing serious challenges from the Southeast which is now claiming that it must finish its own term of four years before ceding the office to another zone.Read More
THE election of the then 37-year-old Sabur Bankole on November 1, 2007, as Speaker of the House of Representatives, after the resignation of Olubunmi Etteh, was seen as a paradigm shift of a sort in the leadership of the House of Representatives. His manner of emergence devoid of imposition and his youthfulness attest to that. Bankole, himself, quickly set the ball rolling by promising to make the House the “House of the Nigerian people” through robust debates and a faithful discharge of its constitutional responsibilities of law-making, oversight functions and effective representation.Read More
The seventh Sokoto State House of Assembly is composed of 30 members, all of who were elected to the House on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Of this number, 12 are returnees while the remaining 18 are new members.Read More
EXCEPT the transition from one administration to the other is of the same party, it is on record that new administrations especially if it is formed by an opposition party, always point the accusing finger at their predecessors for not doing one thing or the other properly.Read More
AS a lecturer in the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, in the mid-70s, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida is reputed to have cultivated a core following of loyalist officers, who Nigerians in the 80s came to know as the IBB boys.Read More
Old and returning members of the Imo State House of Assembly being politicians did all manner of things to win election or re-election.Read More
FOR Governor Ibikunle Amosun, it is not yet time to talk about the huge debt that immediate past Administration of Otunba Gbenga Daniel inflicted on Ogun State.Read More
Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, former Governor of the old Kaduna State, leader of the Peoples Redemption
Party, PRP and chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP is arguably the country”s leading critic of the present socio-political system.
An unabashed socialist, when the bourgeoisie styled Kaduna Polo Club sent him an invitation alongside with a mallet for him to join the club as the sitting Governor, he turned down the invitation and reportedly gave the mallet to a domestic worker saying “I don’t play polo … It is the game of the rich and powerful, of neo-colonialists”.
It is not surprising that Balarabe Musa has consistently fought against the powerful influence and power brokers since his first revelation in the second republi
The emergence of the former Minister of State for Defense, Arch.Mike Onolemenmen as the Minister nominee from Edo state is causing serious crisis in the Edo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), even when the party was already factionalized between those loyal to the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Tony Anenih and those loyal to the two- time Governor of the defunct Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia.Read More