Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "politics"

    Online political polls, caveat lector

Online political polls, caveat lector

BY TEMITAYO LAWALOpinion polls have changed from being mere straw polls – as obtainable in late 19th century and early 20th century – where pollsters simply travelled, say, on a train and surveyed opinions at their convenience. Polling is now a highly sophisticated process that involves big data, computer models, rigorous and robust sampling processes; it is serious, big business.Professional [...]

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    PDP sells house of reps nomination form for N1m — ‘to enhance youth inclusion’

PDP sells house of reps nomination form for N1m — ‘to enhance youth inclusion’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has slashed the price of nominations form for house of representatives aspirants.According to the opposition party, the form's selling price has been reduced from N2 million to N1 million to allow youth inclusion in politics.This was contained in a statement issued by Austin Akobundu, national organising secretary of the PDP.Akobundu said all forms [...]

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    Abramovich missed Chelsea’s FA Cup win because UK visa ‘not renewed’

Abramovich missed Chelsea’s FA Cup win because UK visa ‘not renewed’

Roman Abramovich, Chelsea FC owner, was curiously absent when his club picked up the FA Cup title on Saturday.According to Russian website The Bell, Abramovich was unable to make the game because his British visa has not been renewed.The visa of the Russian billionaire, who bought Chelsea in 2003, was said to have expired more than three weeks ago and [...]

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    Buhari: Why I joined politics after forceful retirement from the army

Buhari: Why I joined politics after forceful retirement from the army

President Muhammadu Buhari says his participation in politics is borne out of a desire and commitment to serve Nigerians, and not for fun or to gather wealth.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, quoted Buhari to have said this on Saturday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress held at Bayagida Model Primary School, Katsina [...]

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    Soyinka to youth: Get involved in politics and stop bothering old people

Soyinka to youth: Get involved in politics and stop bothering old people

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has called on Nigerian youth to mobilise themselves and get representatives in politics.Speaking with journalists after delivering a lecture at the convocation ceremony of the Elizade University, Ondo state, on Thursday, Soyinka asked the youth to be wary of the “failure” of the previous generation.He also advised them against making mistakes of those “pretending” they have [...]

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    INEC: No plan to compromise 2019 elections with 30,000 new polling units

INEC: No plan to compromise 2019 elections with 30,000 new polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no plan to create 30,000 new polling units "to compromise the 2019 general election".An alarm was raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that INEC intends to create additional polling units to aid the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) win the 2019 general elections.Rotimi Lawrence, chief press secretary of the INEC [...]

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    Shehu Sani: If I’m leaving APC, I’ll make it known

Shehu Sani: If I’m leaving APC, I’ll make it known

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says if he is leaving the All Progressive Congress (APC), he will make it public.Sani said this on Facebook while debunking reports that he had defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).He used football terms to pass across his message.“I’m still in the Broomcity FC as a left winger and not a defender. The rumour [...]

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    Obasanjo’s ex-wife: God aborted  3rd term bid of my former husband… He’ll stop Buhari in 2019

Obasanjo’s ex-wife: God aborted 3rd term bid of my former husband… He’ll stop Buhari in 2019

Taiwo Obasanjo, ex-wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says God must foil the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, the same way Obasanjo’s "third term plot" failed in 2005.In an interview with PUNCH, she opposed the re-election bid of Buhari, insisting that he must retire to Daura, his hometown in Katsina state.She said what Nigeria needs at the moment is a [...]

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    Osun is ‘most peaceful state’ in Nigeria

Osun is ‘most peaceful state’ in Nigeria

Osun has been rated the most peaceful state in Nigeria, followed by Kogi, Ekiti Kwara and Imo states.The ranking was based on the research findings of the Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP).Yobe, Kebbi, Bauchi, Zamfara and Sokoto were found to be the least peaceful states in the country.On a geo-political basis, Akwa Ibom was rated the most peaceful state in the [...]

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    ‘Name one project the president has completed and get N50k’ — PDP mocks Buhari on Twitter

‘Name one project the president has completed and get N50k’ — PDP mocks Buhari on Twitter

Nigerians have taken Twitter by storm in reaction to the#BuhariChallenge launched by Kola Ologbodiyan, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ologbodiyan had promised a gift of N50,000 to anyone who could name one infrastructural project initiated and completed by the current administration.https://twitter.com/officialKolaO/status/981514000281284609As expected, the response was immediate.Here are some of them:https://twitter.com/Gracedman1978/status/981524647903744000https://twitter.com/liverpudian_ify/status/981536015457443846https://twitter.com/IkAmmani/status/981538083156963329https://twitter.com/bayuulivelife/status/981529487488835585https://twitter.com/ComradeAbubakar/status/981567958773268482https://twitter.com/KSG_4BLW/status/981540097815433217https://twitter.com/MrDbanj/status/981531372794908672 https://twitter.com/hillaryotsu/status/981526964732416001 https://twitter.com/bature7/status/981580241121529857 https://twitter.com/Tonydaking/status/981520154797461506  [...]

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    Where is the Nigerian opposition?

Where is the Nigerian opposition?

Less than a year to the next general election in Nigeria, the biggest deficit in the political process leading to that moment is the absence of a robust, virile and effective opposition. The role of the opposition in a democracy is to question, criticize, challenge, and audit the governments of the day – local and national - and make them [...]

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    Falana to speak at conference on problems confronting Nigeria

Falana to speak at conference on problems confronting Nigeria

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, will speak at a conference where the challenges confronting Nigeria will be discussed.According to Sidney Imobhio, president, Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt Development Forum (SNMBDF) and Adewale Adeoye, south-west regional co-coordinator of the group organising the conference, people from the south and middle belt will attend the programme scheduled for Lagos on Thursday.The organisers said the conference is [...]

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    Oyegun: APC discussed true federalism at caucus meeting

Oyegun: APC discussed true federalism at caucus meeting

The national caucus of the All Progressive Congress (APC) discussed true federalism when it met with President Muhammadu Buhari, says John Oyegun, national chairman of the party.Oyegun said there was no talk of his removal from office during the meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.He dismissed insinuations that members of the national caucus deliberated on a court case instituted against him [...]

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    China warns Taiwan: You will face punishment of history for attempting to secede

China warns Taiwan: You will face punishment of history for attempting to secede

Xi Jinping, China's President, has warned self-ruled Taiwan that it will face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism.In a speech at the end of China’s annual session of parliament, Xi told the 3,000-odd delegates that the country would push for the “peaceful reunification of the motherland” and work for more Taiwanese to enjoy the opportunities of China’s [...]

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    You can change political parties by getting involved in them, says ‘rookie’

You can change political parties by getting involved in them, says ‘rookie’

Bisi Ogunwale, a young politician who lost out in his bid to unseat a lawmaker in the Kwara state house of assembly in the 2015 elections, says people cannot make significant contributions to political parties without getting involved. Ogunwale charged young people to get involved in politics in order to contribute their own quota to the society. Narrating the importance of politics [...]

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    Nigerian women ‘must be politically visible’ in 2019

Nigerian women ‘must be politically visible’ in 2019

As Nigeria enters another election cycle in 2019, women have been urged to close ranks and become critical players in the nation’s electoral process, rather than being mere followers.It is believed that this would ensure their proper political representation at all levels of governance.This formed part of deliberations that dominated the media women forum (MWF) workshop on “Mobilising Women for [...]

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