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Where are Aregbesola’s commissioners?

Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s failure to appoint commissioners seven months after he assumed office has now taken a comical turn.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in an unprecedented act of generosity last week suggested names of what the party described as qualified persons the party said were qualified to serve as commissioners in the State. The seeming sincerity of the gesture was underlined by the fact that all the names suggested by the PDP for the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN government were indeed members of the ACN.

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Tompolo, Ateke Tom, will undergo training – Kuku

SPECIAL Adviser to the President on Niger-Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Committee, Hon. Kingsley Kuku has said that ex-militant leaders, including the leader of the non-operational Movement for Emanicipation of Niger-Delta, MEND, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo and ex-Rivers warlord, Ateke Tom would soon undergo non-violence leadership training by the Amnesty Office.

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Mark, Senate and the ‘transformation agenda’

The word ‘transformation’ is fast gaining currency, especially in the nation’s political lexicon. President Goodluck Jonathan literarily rode to the presidency in the April 2011 general election on a transformation mantra.

New and re-elected state governors, Senators, members of the House of Representatives and nearly every politician of whatever stock seem to have caught the bug of transformation as they all strove to outdo each other during electioneering campaigns in the preachment of a new dawn of imminent transformation once given the mandate. Now, elections have been won and lost. The talking period is certainly over and it’s now time to walk the walk, as the Americans would say.

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Taraba is now catching up with Nigeria – Bello, Commissioner for Information

Mr. Emmanuel Bello a young but experienced journalist with varied experiences at the senior editorial level at some of the nation’s leading newspapers including Daily Trust, Leadership among others is the Commissioner of Information, Culture and Home Affairs in Taraba State. Bello who was before now the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor in this interview previews the agenda of the new administration in Taraba State led by Gov. Danbaba Suntai.

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