31 Jan 2016 8 Features
RECENT events in Kogi and Kaduna States have revealed how the All Progressives Congress (APC), is going to shoulder the burden of electoral victory in its first four year mandate. As the party confronts its mixed bag of political crises, it would be seen within the next six months whether, in taking over from the…
31 Jan 2016 1 Features
BUT for the effort of the United States, which almost personalised the war against nuclear proliferation, Tehran would by now have joined the league of nuclear powers. Consequently, when Iran began showing genuine efforts at yielding to international pressures, Washington, despite pockets of domestic misgivings and restlessness from key allies –– Israel and Saudi Arabia…
30 Jan 2016
SINCE its formation in 1998, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been enmeshed in several crises both at the state and national levels. While in power for 16 years, the party managed to survive the crisis that bedeviled it, using state resources and power.
29 Jan 2016 4 Features
Protocols Ladies and Gentlemen of the press, I thank you for coming to hear me speak on the twin issues of education and security. Though this event is billed as a press conference on a Better Security and Education for West Africa, for the sake of time, I will focus on my experience in government,…
29 Jan 2016 Features
GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state has urged his Ebonyi and Rivers counterparts, Chief David Umahi and Barrister Nyesom Wike to rev up their performances now that the burden of litigation has been lifted off them. Besides, Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has felicitated with the two saying it was now an opportunity for them…
29 Jan 2016 Features
WITH last Wednesday’s unanimous verdict of the Supreme Court, which upturned the decision of the Appeal Court that had earlier ordered a repeat of the April 11, 2015 governorship election in Rivers State, a great sigh of relieve swept through the state. Before the judgment, a thick pall of apprehension had hung heavily on the…
28 Jan 2016 Features
… as Wada insists on rule of law ANOTHER milestone albeit negatively was recorded yesterday in Nigeria’s political history when Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was sworn in as Governor of Kogi State without a deputy. The deputy Governor-elect, Mr. James Faleke made good his threat not to present himself to be…
27 Jan 2016
AS this year’s governorship race gathers momentum in Ondo State, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice (OON) has declared his ambition to govern the state increasing the aspirants to over 30 so far.
27 Jan 2016 13
THE Publicity Secretary of Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Joe Igbokwe has described the decision to swear in Alhaji Yaya Bello as the governor of Kogi State today a travesty that must be seriously considered before it is implemented.
27 Jan 2016 1
NATIONAL coordinator of the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko has stressed the need for respect for human rights as the Nigeria Army prosecutes the counter-insurgency and terrorism operations in the country.
26 Jan 2016
TODAY the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, will take over as Kogi State Governor from outgoing Governor Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but the controversies that trailed his emergence as Governor-elect of the state has continued to take the shine off his inauguration.