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Where is Jonathan in Kebbi?

FROM Birnin-Kebbi to Jega in Kebbi State, the battle song on everyone’s lip is ‘Sai Buhari.’ Even little children playing in the sands would, in moments of hysteria shout the slogan. It is phenomenal. Right from the first day (Friday, April 1) when the reporter hit the town of Birnin-Kebbi through Niger State, the sign that this ancient part of Othman Ibn Fodio’s Sultanate is the domain of the opposition is palpable.

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My mission to the House of Representatives- Osoba

VICTOR Olumide Osoba is the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Abeokuta North Federal Constituency. In this interview he argues that the legislature should have no business with constituency projects, adding that he would account for every kobo that would come his way as a lawmaker. Oshoba also spoke on other burning national issues. Excerpts:

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Kaduna Senate Contest: Beauty and the barons

GIVEN the predominance of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State it was not difficult for the party’s candidates to emerge as the main contenders in all the three senate seats in the state. While the party’s candidates are almost seen as shoo-ins in Kaduna North (Senator Ahmed Makarfi) and Kaduna Central (Mallam Hamisu Abubakar), the situation is not the same in Kaduna South where it is a brawl between the beautiful daughter of the region and a political baron.

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Oyo Senate contests: New taste of Amala politics

THE contests in the three Oyo senatorial district are unarguably the battle of the fittest. It is a battle laced with intrigues, theatrics and all the political wonders that are characteristic of the Pace Setter State. With the exit of the traditional political godfathers the culture of imposition of candidates may have largely been phased out, though muttering here and there over subtle influences of some power brokers continue to resonate.

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Jonathan is concerned about a legacy- Douglas

BARRISTER Oronto Douglas erstwhile Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Bayelsa State came to national and international renown as an environmental cum civil rights activist. Presently Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research, Strategy and Documentation, Mr. Douglas recently spoke to Political Editors on the issues and challenges ahead of the President in his bid to build a lasting legacy. Excerpts:

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