Thursday, April 4, 2019

Tag "politics"

    Governance in Nigeria: A multi-trillion naira industry

Governance in Nigeria: A multi-trillion naira industry

The major and foremost reason there is always so much tension, crisis and bloodshed in our polity during elections is because governance in Nigeria is a multi-trillion naira industry for a few, not a tool for national development. Sadly, it is the only industry in Nigeria that is working. Also, it is the only industry that can make you a [...]

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    Why politics is war in Nigeria

Why politics is war in Nigeria

Selfishness, the pursuit of self-interest and self-aggrandisement are the driving forces of Nigerian politicians. From bottom to top and back again, of those emotions, not one is free, not one is clean, not even President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s widely touted emblem of what is sane and altruistic in the polity.In the recently concluded elections, Buhari for instance, left no one in doubt as to the prime status of his ambition [...]

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    INFOGRAPHICS: Despite ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law, only 27 percent house of reps candidates are youth

INFOGRAPHICS: Despite ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law, only 27 percent house of reps candidates are youth

There is still a low level of youth participation in Nigeria’s politics despite the introduction of Not Too Young to Run law. The law, signed in 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari, reduced the age qualification for the office of the president from 40 years to 30 years; age for the office of house of representatives from 30 years to 25 years; [...]

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    CUPP on reelection campaign: Buhari and APC are acting without shame

CUPP on reelection campaign: Buhari and APC are acting without shame

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of prioritising his re-election campaign over the insecurity in the country.CUPP, in a statement issued by Ikenga Ugochinyere,  its spokesman, also said the president seemed bereft of ideas to combat the insurgents.The coalition faulted the appointment of Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, as the director of security of the All [...]

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    Our senators are ‘tired’

Our senators are ‘tired’

It appears that we have two types of tired senators. We have those who are tired because of the turn out of political events and others who believed that the country would be better with the coming of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government but ended up being "sorely" disappointed.Some of the senators who belong to the latter category [...]

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    Boss Mustapha: For Nigerians to rejoice, righteous people must be active in politics

Boss Mustapha: For Nigerians to rejoice, righteous people must be active in politics

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, says "the righteous" must be more active for Nigerians to rejoice.He said this on Saturday while speaking at the northern Christian youth economic and political summit in Abuja.The SGF said there is a need for righteous persons to proffer solutions to some of Nigeria's problems."If we want to see people rejoicing [...]

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    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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