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KEBBI: How verdict changed political equation

PENULTIMATE Friday, the Supreme Court nullified the election of Kebbi State Governor Usman Saidu Dakingari of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The apex court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct fresh governorship election in the state within 90 days from the date of the judgment.

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This PDP ‘ll run Nigeria aground – Ayu

…Why we’re against SNC
Senator Iyorchia Ayu, former President of the Senate, former Minister and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in this interview with VANGUARD, bares his mind on major national issues ranging from calls for the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference (SNC), insecurity and the stewardship of affairs at the federal level and his native Benue State. Excerpts:

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Derivation Formula: North dares S-South

WHEN the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Alhaji Babaginda Aliyu , last Thursday, at the inauguration of the Advisory Council of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, in Abuja called for a review of the federal revenue formula on grounds that the obtainable modus operandi was unfavorable to the northern states, it was palpable that the call would stir up the hornet’s nest.

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Running Nigeria like a unitary state cannot work – Ndubuisi Kanu

PRONACO leader and former military Administrator of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (Rtd), was in Benin City last weekend for the burial of the wife of the late elder statesman, Madam Helen Enahoro. After lamenting the death of Mrs Enahoro and recalling how she assisted her late husband, Chief Anthony Enahoro during the clamp down on pro democracy members during the military era, he urged those in authority to commence moves that will ensure the practice of true Federalism, warning that the nation stands the risk of a break-up if it is not restructured.

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