23 Jan 2015  
AFTER series of preparations for the presidential campaign of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, steered by the state PDP Presidential campaign committee, headed by a former governor of Imo State, Chief Achike Udenwa, the President and Commander –In- Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the PDP’s Presidential candidate in February…
22 Jan 2015  
Christian Chukwudozie Udechukwu, a representative of Nigerians in the Diaspora during the 2014 National Conference in Abuja, fielded questions from newsmen, including Terhemba Daka, on the 2015 elections and criticism against the activities of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN).  On opposition’s allegation that TAN is peopled by embezzlers the fuel subsidy fund  THERE is no…
22 Jan 2015  
MR. Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, at the weekend had his first interactive session with the newsmen on his vision and mission to make Lagos a truly mega city, as presented by Ehichioya Ezomon.  A LOT of money has gone through Lagos, I believe over N4…
22 Jan 2015  
AWARE of the ongoing threat by opposition parties to oust the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Taraba State in February, various interest groups are marshaling strategies aimed at salvaging the party from suffering defeat in the elections.   First, about three interest groups recently converged at the multipurpose hall of the Jalingo Motel, to…
21 Jan 2015  
Full text of the Communique of the 5th General Conference of the Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly (SNPA) in Enugu, on Tuesday, January 20, 2014. THE 5th General Conference of the Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly (SNPA) was held at Golden Royale Hotel, Enugu on Tuesday, 20th January, 2015.    Chaired by the Host Chairman, His Excellency,…
21 Jan 2015  
THERE is a ritual on State of the Union night in Washington. A little before the address, the White House sends out an embargoed copy of the President’s speech to the press (embargoed means that the press can see the speech, but they can’t report on it until a designated time). The reporters then start…
21 Jan 2015  
Chief Martin Onovo, a petroleum engineer and presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), fielded questions from students and journalists on some key issues in the polity regarding the 2015 elections. On NCP’s structure to effectively market its candidates THE NCP may not have the sort of structure put in place by other major…
20 Jan 2015  
THE Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, once a strong political institution, has, in the last seven years, suffered a self-induced dwindling of fortunes both in terms of depleting membership and electoral defeats.    The July 14, 2012 governorship election defeat in all the 18 local government council areas may well have signalled the death…
20 Jan 2015  
GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, says his government will construct a light-rail system to unknot the traffic gridlock in Ikorodu and connect the town with other parts of Lagos.   At a campaign visit to Ikorodu, Agbaje said he recognised the harrowing experience the people suffered…
20 Jan 2015  
AS the countdown to the 2015 elections draws near, President Goodluck Jonathan’s kinsmen have advised him to ensure that members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State are in one accord.    The advice was from Bayelsa State-based, Concerned Bayelsa Elders (CBE), during a media briefing with some senior editors in Lagos on Saturday,…
20 Jan 2015  
WHEN Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, was in Abuja last week, he urged all presidential candidates and parties to rise above the personal and debate the issues that matter.   But the message appears to have gone unheeded, with fresh attacks from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Muhammadu Buhari, from the main…
20 Jan 2015  
Re-visioning continuity in Lagos  THE forthcoming governorship election in Lagos State is surely arousing the curiosity of most Nigerians for a number of reasons.    It presents an opportunity to further test the political credentials and clout of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, unarguably the most influential politician and strategist in the south-western part of Nigeria, having…