Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "politics"

    Ekweremadu appointed professor of American university, says aide

Ekweremadu appointed professor of American university, says aide

The Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA), has appointed Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, as a full visiting professor and senior mentoring scholar of e-governance and strategic government studies, according to his media aide.In a letter addressed to the lawmaker, the university said Ekweremadu is expected to mentor doctoral students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising the [...]

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    Osibanjo: Why Buhari and I didn’t visit Dapchi

Osibanjo: Why Buhari and I didn’t visit Dapchi

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken on the reason he and President Muhammadu Buhari have not visited Dapchi in Yobe state where 110 students were abducted two weeks ago.Both men have been criticised for not paying condolence visits to places where abductions and avoidable deaths were recorded in recent times.Among these states are Benue, Zamfara and Taraba.Speaking with journalists over the [...]

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    Magu is going nowhere, says Osinbajo

Magu is going nowhere, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is “going nowhere”.The senate has demanded the replacement of the anti-graft czar who failed its screening on two separate occasions but the presidency has allowed Magu to carry on with his job.To protest the refusal to sack Magu, the upper legislative chamber suspended the screening [...]

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    Pasuma: I see myself becoming president of Nigeria

Pasuma: I see myself becoming president of Nigeria

Wasiu Alabi Odetola, Nollywood actor and Fuji musician popularly known as Pasuma, says he sees himself becoming president of Nigeria to totally eradicate poverty.Pasuma, who is also called Oganla by his fans, made his predictions known in a post on his Instagram page. [...]

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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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    NIA: Between competence and politics

NIA: Between competence and politics

BY PHILIP AGBESEThe National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has responsibility for Nigeria’s foreign intelligence and counterintelligence activities. That puts it on the same footing as the United States of America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (SVR RF) or Israel’s Mossad.Operations of bodies like these are meant to be [...]

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    Politics can never be a game, says Tinubu

Politics can never be a game, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says politics is not and can never be a game.He said this on Thursday while speaking at the Daily Trust dialogue.Represented by Wale Edun, chairman, board of trustees (BoT) of the Hydro-Carbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) in Ogoniland, Rivers state, Tinubu  recounted his conversation on politics with a young boy.Tinubu quoted [...]

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    Adeleke, Dino, Okorocha… nine politicians who trended on social media in 2017

Adeleke, Dino, Okorocha… nine politicians who trended on social media in 2017

Politics generate the strongest and most polarised reactions in the society.Politicians are therefore loved and loathed, respected and ridiculed, eulogised and feared in varying measures.From the enviable dance moves of Ademola Adeleke and Maria Nwachi to the viral song by Dino Melaye, here is a collection of nine highly publicised moments from Nigerian politicians in 2017.DINO MELAYEIn 2017, Dino Melaye, a [...]

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    Nigeria: A political theatre of the hilariously absurd

Nigeria: A political theatre of the hilariously absurd

BY KAYODE OMOOLORUN I was having a discussion with a friend recently and at a point during our general banter, he looked at me sombrely and said, in a tone reflective of his deference to me in matters of national import, “Baba, is there any hope in hoping in the political class of Nigeria? Can they deliver results that will make [...]

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    Save Nigeria: Build an app, start an NGO or go into politics?

Save Nigeria: Build an app, start an NGO or go into politics?

In 2019, young Nigerians who were born at the turn of the millenium (2000, 2001) will actually be able to vote. Those of us born within the 80s and 90s may be able to run for offices. It may yet be our time to stop being kingmakers and rise up to become kings, ourselves.For the better part of my adult [...]

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    Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says the Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria.Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said the Igbo have to change their strategy to remain relevant in Nigerian politics.He said gone were the days when other ethnic groups need the input of the Igbo before they could win an [...]

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    Afikuyomi’s loud comeback

Afikuyomi’s loud comeback

Power is transient. That is a given. But the influence, and often times cult following, that comes with it in Nigeria gives that transience a kind of impact that is not all too common. And that’s why it is way too easy to notice the difference between a person’s time in office and the time after.Is it the phone calls [...]

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    CAN asks Nigerians to stop playing politics with Buhari’s health

CAN asks Nigerians to stop playing politics with Buhari’s health

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has urged Nigerians to stop “playing politics” with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.Ayokunle said this in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, on Wednesday when he visited the state chapter of the association.Buhari has been receiving medical attention in the UK since May 7.The CAN president urged Nigerians to continue to [...]

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    Classical conditioning as a potent political strategy

Classical conditioning as a potent political strategy

BY LAWAL TEMITAYOPolitics is a serious business. Lots of efforts, monies and exchanges go into it. Ideally, it’s meant to secure political leadership for the people but, paradoxically, a number of people stop breathing, especially during electioneering process, because of what we merely call a game.In essence, it’s really important for the citizens to not only be concerned, but impassionate [...]

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    Bisi Akande: Nigerian politicians are sitting on a time bomb

Bisi Akande: Nigerian politicians are sitting on a time bomb

Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the monetisation of politics is a time bomb that "will soon kill Nigerian politicians" if it nothing is done about it.He said that the development of Nigeria’s political system is being curtailed by the practice.NAN reports that Akande stated this on Friday at the meeting of [...]

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    African youth deserve a seat at the table of politics

African youth deserve a seat at the table of politics

BY FEMI OKUNLOLA Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former Iranian president became the subject of controversy after announcing his intention to run for office in April, 2017; for the third time. The former president had previously ran two terms in office. What seems to have being a baffling move to the western world has become a norm in many African countries.Simply put, it’s [...]

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