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The Timing of Tinubu’s tempest

The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja is Wednesday set for what is unarguably its biggest case in recent times. On parade before the tribunal on a case of ethical misconduct is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the erstwhile Governor of Lagos State and the national leader of the country’s biggest opposition political party, the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.

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Political Metabolism: Abike’s troubles

I am open to correction but I believe from my study of Nigeria’s serving federal legislators that the former NTA , Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa is about one of the most accomplished of the lot. She has, in my opinion, followed in the path of some other professional journalists like Chief Nduka Irabor and Senator Smart Adeyemi in representing their constituents and making a landmark in the National Assembly.

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Our problems in Bankole’s House- Eybioh

Erstwhile spokesman of the House of Representatives and now Chairman of the House Committee on Civil Society and Donor Agencies is in his second term in the House. A lawyer and a businessman, Eyiboh’s cerebral gifts were quickly recognized in his first term by his brainy colleagues in The Initiatives who appointed him as their Dean of Faculty.

In this interview with Vanguard’s Ben Agande, the former spokesman who was in the frontline in the battles of the Dimeji Bankole House analyses the problems of that House, speaks on the merits of the single term proposal for the President and Governors and the security situation in the country among other issues. Excerpts:

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‘Jonathan may be Nigeria’s last president’

Reverend Oladimeji (Ladi)P. Thompson, founder and Senior Pastor of Lagos-based Living Waters Unlimited Church has, for over 20 years, followed the activities of terror groups in the North. He is also the international co-ordinator of Macedonian Initiative, a non-government, non-denominational organization established to provide succour to Christians persecuted because of their belief in Jesus Christ.

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How Labour crisis paralysed Enugu

HE labour crisis in Enugu State over partial implementation of the new minimum wage of N18,000 by the state government degenerated into an indefinite strike last week following the government’s refusal to negotiate with the team mandated by the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to handle the wage negotiation on behalf of aggrieved workers in the state.

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Our plans for Ekiti people – Olayinka, Dep Gov

UNTILL her emergence as the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmi Olayinka, was a banker. Having worked most part of her adult life in the corporate world, Mrs Olayinka never imagined getting involved in partisan politics. She rose through the ranks in the banking sector and resigned as assistant general manager at the United Bank for Africa, UBA. At an interactive session in Lagos, the banker cum politician bared her mind on issues ranging from her challenges in politics, expectation from the people of Ekiti and what the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi intends doing.

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Minimum wage: States face maximum war

IT is certainly not the best of times for most states of the country. A host of them are on a cliff hanger over how to resolve the lingering industrial disharmony over the N18,000 minimum wage. Some of them like Adamawa, Enugu, Kano and Ebonyi have been paralysed by workers strike. A couple of others are on the verge of being crippled by industrial action unless the governments yield to organized labour’s demand. There are also others like Osun, Edo, Akwa Ibom, etc, which have passed through the furnace of strikes with peace just returning.

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