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Handover 2015: Wearing new, ill-fitting shoes: PDP as opposition

In the presidential system of government, there is no official opposition, as evident in the Parliamentary type. But opposition parties do exist. In a multiparty system, there are political parties outside power which would like to take over governance from the ruling party. When the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was in power, political platforms regarded as the “opposition” included the All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), all now defunct.

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Kashamu

Legal implications of Kashamu’s extradition

The Extradition Treaty between Nigeria and the United States was signed on June 24, 1935 while it entered into force on June 24, 1935. The treaty was signed with the United States by the British colonial regime which then exercised dominion over the territory of Nigeria. When Nigeria obtained political independence from the Britannic Majesty in 1960 the treaty was, like several others, adopted by the federal government.

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Okonjo-Iweala and Illusions of Achievements

If any of the Ministers in the outgoing government is now actively living in wonderland and releasing more fairy tales than facts about her accomplishments, that Minister must be Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She doubled as the Federal Minister for Finance and the Coordinating Minister on the Economy, CME. In that regard, she was the second most powerful person in the outgoing government. Her appointment for the second time as Finance Minister was received with a great deal of hope and enthusiasm given her exalted status as one of the Managing Directors of the World Bank.

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Trouble over OML42!

The nation faces imminent black out ahead of the May 29 hand over date due to the Utorogu gas plant in Delta State, shut down by the striking staff of the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the NNPC. It has not been well with the NPDC, which has its headquarters in Benin City, in the past three weeks, following protests by the staff of the company over the alleged decision by the Federal Government to sell what has been described as one of the most priced oil bloc in the country, the OML 42.

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