Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    How about a Nigeria governed by President Omoyele Sowore?

How about a Nigeria governed by President Omoyele Sowore?

“Sho Baba!” That is Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, being hailed by his friends and fans.He is “my presido” to those who attended the University of Lagos at the time he was the president of the student union government (SUG).Easily identified with his signature looks that shows a pan-Africanist, Sowore, who shares his time between New York and Lagos, [...]

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    Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos caucus of the house of representatives has endorsed Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for a second term.The lawmakers, led by Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, presented an endorsement letter to the governor in Ikeja, the state capital, on Saturday.The APC caucus said the decision is due to Ambode's “giant strides" since he [...]

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    Okorocha backtracks, says APC govs yet to decide on Buhari’s re-election

Okorocha backtracks, says APC govs yet to decide on Buhari’s re-election

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are yet to decide whether or not to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.He said this on Friday while addressing journalists after the governors met with Buhari at his residence in Daura, Katsina state.Okorocha dismissed reports that their mission to Daura was aimed at convincing the [...]

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    IGP: My heart troubled over security challenges

IGP: My heart troubled over security challenges

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), says he is troubled by the security challenges confronting the country.He said this and his experience as a police officer inspired him to write a book titled ‘Security and justice: The pathway for peace and reconciliation in Nigeria’.Idris said this on Thursday while addressing journalists after the public presentation of the book in Lagos.He [...]

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    I don’t have candidates for election, says Obasanjo

I don’t have candidates for election, says Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says he has no choice candidate for elections.Obasanjo said this on Wednesday when a youth group from Delta state led by Frank Esanubi, a governorship aspirant, visited him in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.Addressing the youth, Obasanjo said his decision to stay away from partisan politics still holds.In 2015, the former president announced that he had quit [...]

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    Buhari and the 2019 drama

Buhari and the 2019 drama

From all indications, President Buhari will be seeking re-election in 2019, his seeming indifference to the talks about his reported desire for a second term in office notwithstanding.It is actually the way of most politicians to keep mute about their next political aspiration especially when governance currently under their watch is bogged down by intractable challenges.As such, they would [...]

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    ‘Nepotism, blame game, incompetence’ – the ‘sins’ of Buhari as listed by Obasanjo

‘Nepotism, blame game, incompetence’ – the ‘sins’ of Buhari as listed by Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo issued a blistering "special press release" on Tuesday, taking his “brother”, President Muhammadu Buhari, to the cleaners.Here is a rundown of the eight “sins” of Buhari  as revealed by the former president. ‘CORRUPTION’Obasanjo accused the president of “condoning corruption” within the presidency.According to him, even though Buhari should be given some credit in his fight against insurgency and [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari is fit to continue his good work

Garba Shehu: Buhari is fit to continue his good work

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal is fit and strong to continue "his good work" beyond 2019.On Friday, Rochas Okorocha announced that all governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed Buhari for a second term.This sparked widespread criticism.In an interview with PUNCH, Shehu said there is a right to expression and the government is [...]

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    Okorocha: All APC govs have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Okorocha: All APC govs have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says all governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second tenure.Okorocha said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary.He said the endorsement was part of the outcomes of the three-day meeting of Buhari and the party leaders in Abuja.He was also [...]

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    Waziri Adio to legislators: You can pass all four PIBs before 2019… do it for Nigeria

Waziri Adio to legislators: You can pass all four PIBs before 2019… do it for Nigeria

Waziri Adio, executive secretary, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), has urged the national assembly to pass all four subsets of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) before 2019 elections.Adio in a series of tweets said the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), a part of the PIB which passed third reading in the house of representatives on Wednesday, was the easiest [...]

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    Dele Momodu: By 2019, Buhari will be too tired to run Nigeria

Dele Momodu: By 2019, Buhari will be too tired to run Nigeria

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, says President Muhammadu Buhari will be too "tired" to run a "complex" nation like Nigeria at the age of 76.He said Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019 because "Nigeria needs a man with full stamina".According to Momodu, Nigeria's president must not be above 65 years old and since Buhari is much older than [...]

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    Ezekwesili: I have an agenda to stop APC, PDP in 2019

Ezekwesili: I have an agenda to stop APC, PDP in 2019

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says her political agenda is to actively “campaign against” the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election.Ezekwesili made this known through a series of tweets on Wednesday morning.She promised to actively campaign for the “best candidates” from other parties except the PDP and APC presented new and “suitable [...]

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    2019: Why your votes are a waste of time

2019: Why your votes are a waste of time

In Nigeria, the concept of political participation appears to have been reduced largely to the civic responsibility of voting on election day. Civic campaigners, political activists, and NGOs have concentrated a major focus of their efforts in “getting out the vote” campaigns. These groups and organisations, backed with a lot of international donor support are pushing the boundaries of voter [...]

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    Fayose writes PDP on 2019 presidential ambition

Fayose writes PDP on 2019 presidential ambition

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has officially written to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to inform it of his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election.In July, the governor floated his presidential campaign on social media.Before then, he boasted that he would wrestle power from President Muhammadu Buhari.“I have penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand, I will [...]

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    Random thoughts on 2019

Random thoughts on 2019

Conventionally in Nigeria, real political activities for the next general elections kick into full swing at the end of the second year of the statutory four-year term of a ruling government. And when they do, governance will be on lockdown. The political vultures usually looking for where to touchdown for their modest meals would have developed tremendous capacity to hover [...]

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    Wike says INEC planning to rig 2019 elections, claims to have ‘authentic intelligence’

Wike says INEC planning to rig 2019 elections, claims to have ‘authentic intelligence’

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says that the Independent National Electoral Commission was in collusion with the All Progressives Congress to rig the 2019 general election.Wike on Saturday alleged that INEC intends to post electoral officers from APC states to Rivers during the election.The governor made the allegation during a visit to Etche local government area of the state.He claimed [...]

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