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…
16 Jan 2015  
THE National leadership of Equity and Justice political group has directed all its members to embark on door-to-door aggressive campaign to drum up support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential and Delta State governorship candidates, President Goodluck Jonathan and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, respectively to their victory in next month’s elections.     National leader of…
16 Jan 2015  
ANGERED by the recent political violence raging in some parts of the country ahead of the February election, a Professor of constitutional law and former Senior Special Advisor on Legal Matters to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Prof. Auwalu Hamisu Yadudu, has called on the media organisations to be very cautious of…
15 Jan 2015  
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and member of the 2014 National Conference, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), considering the engagement of the two main political parties in personalities clash in their campaigns rather than issue-based politicking, told journalist in Lagos he was not certain of change in the polity whichever political party that…
15 Jan 2015  
THE defection of notable members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a chain of reactions ahead of next month’s general elections.   The defectors, drawn from various political backgrounds, included three former Speakers of the State House of Assembly and three serving and six former…