17 Jan 2015  
Jimanze EgoAlowes is an uncommon scholar. His two books, Minority Competitive Overloads and Corruption in Africa: Resolution through New Diagnosis come with innovative thinking that will shock many a Nigerian academic out of their laziness or lethargy. In this interview with ANOTE AJELUOROU, EgoAlowes faults certain ways of thinking and Nigeria’s power architecture, with its…
17 Jan 2015  
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the names of the governorship candidates of 10 political parties in Abia State in preparation for the February 28 gubernatorial election. The candidates include the (Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu (PDP), Chief Anyim Nyerere (All Progressives Congress (APC)), Mr. Ogbuehi Mgbeahuru Dike (United Progressives Party (UPP)), Chief Ukoabasi Udensi,…
17 Jan 2015  
FEBRUARY 28, 2015 governorship election in Rivers State, promises to be the most competitive since 1999, when Nigeria returned to the so-called democratic rule.    Prior to 2013, when Governor Chibuike Amaechi who was elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party has since 2003, pulled in…
17 Jan 2015  
THE rumour of his planned defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been agog in Ondo State long before it materialized on the October 2 last year, but each time it was on the front burner, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the state governor and his aides were always quick to dismiss it with a wave…
17 Jan 2015  
LATE in 1979 I was a fresher at St. John Vianney Seminary, Barakin Ladi, in the Jos Plateau. On a particular afternoon when we were observing siesta the deafening drone of a military helicopter flying at treetop threw us out of our narrow beds. From the sky dropped the Langtang-born Joe Garba, a general and…
17 Jan 2015  
A GROUP, known as OKOEJEBILIT, recently inaugurated in Delta Central as part of strategy to ensure victory for the People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship flag bearer in Delta State, Senator Ifaenyi Okowa, has promised to deliver the area in the general election. The group is made up of 16 executive members in each of the…
16 Jan 2015  
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Enugu State, Mr. Okey Ezea, shortly after unveiling his blueprint and running mate, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku, spoke to some journalists. LAWRENCE NJOKU was there and reports. HOW would you accomplish your programmes without over-taxing the residents?   The economy of Enugu State is robust and strong enough…
16 Jan 2015  
President General of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria, Bala Bobboi Kiagama, told CHARLES AKPEJI in Jalingo, that the election can be rancour-free if politicians play the game according to the rules by desisting from mixing religion with politics and engaging in campaigns of calumny and character assassination. WHAT is your take on the…
16 Jan 2015  
Ebis Orubebe, Chairman of Niger Delta Youth Leaders Council and Director General of Jonathan Youth Vanguard, speaks on the recent endorsement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), saying it amounts to nothing.   ARE you not worried about the recent endorsement of…
16 Jan 2015  
Felix Ayanruoh, a United States-based attorney and energy consultant from Delta State spoke on why the Urhobo should support the Peoples Democratic Party PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa in next month’s election.  WHY do you want Urhobo people to support Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s governorship ambition in Delta State?   Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is a…
16 Jan 2015  
THE resounding victory of Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Delta State clearly showed that he is a grassroots politician who knows how to go about what the people want.    From the time of f the defunct Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM), where he was the state secretary,…
16 Jan 2015  
THE choice of who representatives the Idemili Federal Constituency in next month’s election would surely be a very tough one, as the two main gladiators, Chief Charles Odedo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Chief Ifeanyi Ibezi of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), are both very popular in the area.    They have…