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Post-Amnesty: Still in pursuit of total peace

WHOEVER planned or suggested to day’s meeting (Friday, October 9) at Abuja by President Umaru Yar’Adua and ex-militant leaders, notably Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, Ateke Tom, Victor Ben, better known as Boyloaf, Fara Dagogo and others, that have accepted the Federal Government’s amnesty to brainstorm and come out with an acceptable blueprint for peace and development of the Niger-Delta has his thinking cap on.

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Any budget for the poll

(1) The Commission may prescribe:
(a) a scale of remuneration for officers appointed under this Act for the conduct of elections;
(b) a scale of maximum charges in respect of other expenses incurred by an Electoral Officer, a Presiding Officer or a Returning Officer in connection with an election, and may revise the scale as it thinks fit or expedient.

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PDP risks losing Anambra

IF the ward congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State which held Monday, September 28 were characterized by violence and confusion as numerous thugs freely used guns and other paraphernalia of violence to snatch ballot boxes and scare voters, it would not require much imagination to realize that the state congress scheduled for Friday, October 2, would have ended up in a terrible fiasco if the Anambra High Court had not stopped it.

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Anambra 2010: Victims of PDP crisis

AS predicted by some political analysts, the state congress for the selection of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State for the 2010 election ran into a hitch and subsequently the primaries that could have led to the emergence of the party’s governorship candidate was suspended.

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Anambra’s ‘home for all’ absurdities

*Confusion trails PDP primaries By Jide Ajani, Deputy Editor, Emmanuel Aziken, Vincent Ujumadu IT is perhaps reflective of the State’s slogan “Home for All” that all  sorts of characters are today deeply embedded in Anambra’s political terrain. However, as Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah noted last Wednesday when he suspended his gubernatorial campaigns, the ugly and destructive
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ANAMBRA 2010: Who said what

From interviews and statements, Sunday Vanguard compilation of views from key players in the high-wire politics of Anambra State, preparatory to next February’s gubernatorial election. By Jide Ajani, Deputy Editor, Charles Kumolu & Umoru Henry GOVERNOR Suswan to Anambra PDP “I have    given them my advice and that is to say that I told them
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In Delta, not a total success story

By  Emma Arubi WHEN it became obvious that militant activities in the long neglected Niger Delta region were fast bringing the entire economy of the nation to a dangerous precipice, the Federal government led by President Yar ‘Adua proclaimed amnesty to militants of all shades with a welfare package designed to rehabilitate, re-orientate and re-integrate
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