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    Atiku explains what he’s going to do if he loses PDP primary

    By June 22, 2018

    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday paid a courtesy call to the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. He explained that no matter what happens in the party’s primary, he’ll remain a committed member. “Whether...

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    All the stars have aligned for Oshiomhole in the last 48 hours

    By June 22, 2018

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) already appears to be viewing former Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole, as its presumptive national chairman. At the Kayode Fayemi governorship rally on Tuesday in Ekiti which had Vice President Osinbajo, APC leader Bola Tinubu, among...

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    The authentic penance for June 12

    By June 22, 2018

    by Akin Osuntokun At the core of the crisis of the annulment of the 1993 Presidential election crisis (and the allied military dictatorship) is the fear of losing political power at the center. Since the establishment of unfettered Northern political...

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    National Assembly’s unromantic insertions

    By June 20, 2018

    by Fredrick Nwabufo Insertion! This word entered my offender’s register in 2016. At the time, Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman, House  of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, was a caterwauler; he cried out, alleging that the House leadership was involved in impassioned...

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    CAN slams Buhari’s “vulgar” aide

    By June 20, 2018

    It is not everyday that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chooses to go after a lowly presidency aide. But that’s what happened on Wednesday when the CAN president, Samson Ayokunle, accused Lauretta Onochie, a special assistant to the president,...

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    Photos: Atiku visits former rival Jonathan in Otuoke

    By June 20, 2018

    As part of his consultations towards winning the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for 2019, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar paid a visit to the last President elected on the PDP platform, Goodluck Jonathan. The visit took place at the...

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    The reality Nigerian opposition must face urgently

    By June 16, 2018

    by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, we are now back to basics after the euphoria and giddiness of the June 12 reactivation and revalidation by President Muhamadu Buhari. If the Nigerian opposition parties had thought it would be easy to defeat...

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    “Nigerians who went out are trying to come back”: 4 takeaways from Buhari’s Sallah speech

    By June 16, 2018

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hosted some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by the minister, Mohammed Bello. Among those who paid homage to Buhari were clerics, lawmakers, religious leaders, security chiefs, some cabinet members, among others. Some...

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    Aso Rock vs. NASS: Waiting for the mortal combat

    By June 11, 2018

    By Eniola Bello Now we seem to be getting there. The unending shadow boxing between the Executive and the Legislature since the inception of this administration appears set to become the real deal. Those of us who have waited this...

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    Bamidele hasn’t fully recovered but he has been named as Fayemi’s campaign DG

    By June 11, 2018

    Dr Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, on Sunday appointed Mr Opeyemi Bamidele as the Director General of his campaign office. Only last month, Bamidele was shot at...

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    Buhari and the June 12 saga

    By June 7, 2018

    by Reuben Abati There are three aspects – the strategic, the political and the legal – to the Federal Government’s decision to replace May 29 with June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, and to confer on the late Chief MKO Abiola, the...

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    Nigeria: On the road to Babylon

    By June 5, 2018

    by Reuben Abati Nigeria is on the road to Babylon: a place of confusion. Three years ago, the people were convinced that they had found a messiah who will lead them to the Promised Land, and meet all their expectations. Today,...

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    The paper victory of “Not Too Young”

    By June 4, 2018

    by Sam Omatseye For theatre, he stood amidst young men and women.  He was not only the tallest in the room. He was the oldest. The young, swathed in smiles, applauded his septuagenarian hands on a document. He was giving...

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    APC vs nPDP: The nPDP’s main demands all have one thing in common

    By June 4, 2018

    President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to meet on Monday with members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), a faction which broke away from the PDP before the 2015 elections and joined the All Progressives COngress (APC). The negotiation meeting...

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    Taraba govt says it has no confidence in the Nigerian Army; accuses it of promoting killings

    By May 23, 2018

    In a statement released on Tuesday, the Taraba state government condemned the Nigerian Army, accusing it of not only failing to stop killings in the North Central, but deliberately promoting it “by looking the other way so that killers could...

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    The impending implosion of the APC

    By May 22, 2018

    by Reuben Abati Just take the phrase: “impending” in the title above with a pinch of salt.  I use the word because in politics as in life, things happen – as seemingly absolute situations become redeemable and what originally appears...

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    PDP questions Osinbajo’s Christian faith – is it fair game?

    By May 17, 2018

    In a statement on Wednesday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said certain actions of Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo “casts doubt” on his Christian faith. “Since the news of the cabal’s plan to pick a new running mate for Buhari...

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    Wike vs. the police: Justice Mohammed considers three issues and rules in favor of the governor

    By May 17, 2018

    Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja ruled on Wednesday in favor of the Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, restraining the police, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) from searching his...

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    A hard lesson for Okorocha

    By May 17, 2018

    by Olusegun Adeniyi On 24th March 2012, Chief Rochas Okorocha, then less than a year in office as Imo State Governor, was in Kosovo where he signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an independent power plant, an agro processing...

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    No opposition party has won a chairmanship seat in any state since 2015 – until Kaduna

    By May 15, 2018

    It’s like magic. Before last weekend’s local government elections in Kaduna state, 22 other states had conducted council polls since 2015. In all 22 elections, the ruling party in that state won every single chairmanship seat. Of the 22 states...

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