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Resisting political intimidation and bullying

IN August, shortly after defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, former governor and current senator, Godswill Akpabio, was reported as declaring that the takeover of Akwa Ibom State by his new party would be like Hitler’s 1940 invasion of Poland. “Warsaw saw war and war saw Warsaw”, Akpabio said, at the funeral service of his grand mother-in-law at Aguebu-Owa, in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State. “We can’t talk politics in the church; but in 2019, Warsaw shall see war and war shall see Warsaw. The return will be victory. May God grant us victory”.

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As the political silly season kicks off

Again, we are in the political silly season. Not that it just kicked off. No, Nigeria is a country in a permanent state of politicking. In reality, there is never time for governance. The end of one election circle jumpstarts another and the actions of incumbents are informed not by the desire to deliver on good governance but the need to win the next election.

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Breaking: Dokpesi, others float new political party APDA to oust APC in 2019

Chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ‎High Chief Raymond Dokpesi alongside a former Chairman of the Labour Party, LP, Mr. Dan Nwanyawu, have floated a new party, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Abuja to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party in the coming 2019 general elections.

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‘We need to subject political office holders to mental illness test’

Fred Odemwingie Okhomina is among the first generation of psychiatric doctors in Nigeria. Okhomina went into psychiatry after his mentor, Dr Adeoye Lambo, advised him to go into it. In this interview, Okhomina, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, speaks on why he was influenced by his mentor to study that branch of medicine, corruption in Nigeria and the need to subject political office holders to psychiatric test.

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