Friday, April 5, 2019

Tag "politics"

    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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    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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