15 Apr 2015 Features
THE ability of politicians, especially the Nigerian breed, to squeeze water out of stone, literarily, seems to be limitless. They are experts in creating something out of nothing when it comes to satisfying their quest to acquire political authority that can turn them into demi-gods in the midst of ordinary mortals, although they almost always fail to employ that special ability to satisfy the yearnings of majority of Nigerians.
14 Apr 2015 1
PALPABLE tension yesterday enveloped Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, as hoodlums numbering over hundred burnt down the houses of both the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Gebon T. Kataps and former Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abel Peter Diah.
14 Apr 2015 7
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been urged to zone the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South South geo-political zone to reflect the principle of federal character required by the 1999 Constitution (as amended) in the incoming 8th National Assembly.
14 Apr 2015
NIGER State Governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu has congratulated the state governor-elect, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Saturday governorship election, describing his victory as the demonstration of the entrenchment of democracy in our where people will have a say on who governs them.
14 Apr 2015 2 Features
THE telephone conversation between President Goodluck Jonathan and Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) could not be more that five minutes but the effect on the Nigeria polity is profound not only on the person of the president but on the course of politics and democratic development in the country.
14 Apr 2015 1 Features
ONE issue that may be discussed for some time in Imo state is the 2015 governorship election that was declared inconclusive to the chagrin of many especially supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to irregularities.
14 Apr 2015 1 Features
All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the cancellation of the governorship and State Assembly elections in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, stressing that the elections were not conducted in accordance with INEC’s guidelines.
13 Apr 2015 15 Features
President-elect, Major-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), during last Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly polls in his hometown of Daura, Katsina State, offered a glimpse into his plans for Nigeria to journalists. Adamu Abuh reports
12 Apr 2015 5
ON the one hand, there is the likelihood that the incoming administration would enjoy international goodwill. On the other hand, however, the administration must have to be exceedingly savvy not to squander the goodwill on a platter of bad policy direction; especially regarding the way it handles regional intervention in handling the menace of Boko Haram, the relationship with the South African government over the seizure of Nigerian money-for-arm, bolstering Western confidence, as well as, engaging the Chinese and other Asian countries constructively.
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But for those of us who are alive to witness the events of the country, it represents a great change. I have to take you back to history to understand what is going on, to understand where I stand as an Igbo man. You have to be a true Igbo man to be a true Nigerian; that is talking about ethnocentrism and ethnicity.