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The return of Gbemi Saraki in Kwara politics

UNTIL last week, the belief in many quarters in Kwara State following the outcome of the last general elections was that the dynasty of Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki popularly known as “Oloye” has gone into oblivion. This is on account of the loss suffered by all the candidates of the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the All Progressives Congress, APC, recorded a clean sweep of elective positions.

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Nigerian Politics headed in the wrong direction – Odigie-Oyegun

Pioneer National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is a man of great accomplishments. He became a federal permanent secretary at a relatively young age and later became the Governor of his home state, Edo. During the Gen. Sani Abacha regime, he teamed up with other pro-democracy activists under the platform of NADECO to force a return to civil rule.

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Ethnic Associations and Politics revisited by Ladipo Adamolekun

With respect to the presidential electoral campaigns, ethnic associations vociferously expressed support for their preferred candidates.  However, the support of the associations featured contradictory positions taken by either factions within some ethnic associations or by competing associations in the name of the same ethnic group. Thus, for example, in the South-west (predominantly Yoruba), Afenifere (“authentic”) supported Atiku while the branches of the association in Lagos and Ekiti states supported Buhari. Similarly, in the South-east (predominantly Igbo), the national executive of Ohaneze Ndigbo supported Atiku while the national secretary of the association and some prominent members supported Buhar

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Wike Nigeria

The ‘olive branch’ in Rivers politics

THE recently concluded Easter season witnessed unusual developments in the highly charged political atmosphere of Rivers State when the two main political “warlords” lifted what appeared as olive branches for the peaceful coexistence and development of the state. On Wednesday, April 12, 2019, Governor Nyesom Wike and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in
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