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It’s diminishing to be Senator after being a governor

Governor Ibrahim Idris of Kogi State can be described as a conqueror. Three times, he defeated his predecessors in elections. Despite this feat, his critics say he is not in charge in the state. With journalists in Lokoja, the state capital, Gov Idris spoke on his numerous achievements, politics in the state and the legacy he intends to leave behind . Excerpts:

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PPA: A once united house in disarray?

As governor of Abia State between 1999 to 2007, Dr Orji Kalu was an engaging personality. He distinguished himself as a fearless and outspoken governor. He exposed the principles and tenets of democracy. He was a loyal member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but he never fagged in telling the then president Olusegun Obasanjo, that his actions or utterances were wrong whenever he perceived it so.

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Why PDP ‘ll always win Ibeju-Lekki – Hon. Soniyi

On June 20, the Ibeju-Lekki Federal Constituency bye-election was conducted. The contest was between PDP and AD, but actually, PDP contested against AC which supported AD. Despite the support, PDP still won the election. However, Hon Okanlawon Soniyi, the PDP candidate, who insisted that AC cannot win elections in Ibeju-Lekki in this interview, spoke on the factors that made PDP win the poll. Excerpts:

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‘Presidency is lobbying militants with amnesty’ – Apostle Tonfawei

VICE Chairman of the Oporoza Federated Communities, Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Apostle Clement Tonfawei in this interview with Vanguard spoke on the amnesty programme for militants by the Federal Government, the plight of displaced persons from the kingdom and why government should embark on massive development with construction of roads, bridges and provision of other basic social amenities for enduring peace in the region. Excerpts:

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