26 Feb 2015  
 Adetokunbo Modupe is the Coordinator of the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organization in Ondo State where the state governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko promises to deliver one million votes for the president’s re-election efforts. Speaking with NIYI BELLO in Akure, the young entrepreneur drafted “by providence into politics” bares his mind on politics and governance. Excerpts: ON election…
26 Feb 2015  
GOVERNORSHIP Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru, has reiterated his support for the reelection bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.  Ogboru who spoke during a media interaction in Lagos yesterday however suggested a reversal of the order of the elections by having the governorship and State House of Assembly polls…
25 Feb 2015  
National Coordinator, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams said the decision to cancel the February 14 and 28 elections was a good omen for the country because if the elections have been held, Nigeria would have been in crisis by now. He dismissed the insinuation that the Yoruba people do not want Jonathan to…
25 Feb 2015  
TO guarantee a rancour-free election in the forthcoming general election, Good Governance Forum, a group interested in good governance has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure neutrality in all its functions.   Speaking to The Guardian yesterday on the forthcoming election, the convener of the Forum, Chief Nwabueze Ogoeze, said INEC should…
25 Feb 2015  
THE “Advertorial” – full front page of Punch“ Feb 23, 2015 - sponsored by Mr. Ayo Fayose (aka “No Apology”) deserves to succeed in its aim of putting an end to all dispute surrounding the Ekiti elections of June 21, 2014. After all, its entire page is dedicated to a Press Statement from the US…
25 Feb 2015  
SEPTUAGENARIAN and former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct late Chief Obafemi Awolowo-led Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Eddy Osifo, has described attack on the Esogban of Benin Kingdom and chairman of the Benin Forum, over his comments that the Binis may not vote for President Goodluck Jonathan as “unfortunate and disgraceful”.   Osifo said…
25 Feb 2015  
Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition PERMIT me to start by thanking Chatham House for the invitation to talk about this important topic at this crucial time. When speaking about Nigeria overseas, I normally prefer to be my country’s public relations and marketing officer, extolling her virtues and hoping to attract investments and…
24 Feb 2015  
THE general elections postponed to next month by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is no doubt a blessing to the Taraba state chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that was initially at the verge of being kicked out of the state by opposition parties.   The postponement now gives the party the…
24 Feb 2015  
THE Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have successfully discovered the strategy to deal with and resolve internal crises threatening the unity, stability and electoral fortunes of the party in the state.   One of the most recent crisis that posed a great threat to the party in the state, was…
24 Feb 2015  
Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) of Lagos State recently had an interactive session with State House Correspondents on issues bothering on his achievements, the economy, corruption, the coming general elections among others. WOLE OYEBADE was there. Excerpts: LAGOS State 2015 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje in a recent chat said nothing tangible has…
23 Feb 2015  
Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu is the Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the 2015 governorship election in the state. A former lecturer with over a decade experience in public service and governance, he told OLAWUNMI OJO that his vision is to make Abia economically vibrant by running an inclusive and transparent government that would…
22 Feb 2015  
IN just four years that he has steered the ship of state of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has, by his carriage, courage, character and good judgment emerged a pleasant phenomenon.   Never mind his seeming quiet and innocuous outlook! His studied deeds in certain matters have shown that beyond this disposition is the real…