Saturday, June 15, 2019

Tag "politics"

    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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    Enough of social media complaints, join politics to make the difference, group tells youth

Enough of social media complaints, join politics to make the difference, group tells youth

Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a political group, has urged Nigerian youth to stop complaining about the story state of things in the country but to get actively involved in politics.In a statement on Monday, Osi Samuels, national coordinator of the group, said there is need for young minds to be actively involved in the nation's political process.He said it [...]

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    The citizen is always right

The citizen is always right

During elections in Nigeria, and even across the world, many people focus on the politicians themselves - whether they are good or bad or whether they are corrupt or not.This is the one ways in which I am significantly different from a majority of people I know: I instead pay all my attention to the citizen.I always have.Citizens have [...]

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    High time for new political parties

High time for new political parties

BY OSEGHALE ERAHODUTo say the average Nigerian has lost all hope and confidence in the democratic dispensation is stating the obvious. Bad as this is for people who, two years ago, were making worldwide headlines in celebrating the momentous triumph of "people power" by voting out a sitting government and electing a highly popular opposition leader and party, General Muhammadu [...]

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    Politics, leadership and accountability: The role of the people

Politics, leadership and accountability: The role of the people

(Being the Address delivered by Femi Falana, at the 50th year anniversary summit convened by Movement of Genuine Change to mark the creation Kwara Stae Ilorin on Saturday, May 20, 2017.)IntroductionI congratulate the members of the Movement for Genuine Change on the occasion of the 50th year anniversary of the creation of the Kwara state. I am delighted to participate [...]

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    Anenih, ‘Mr Fix It’, quits politics… says ‘I have no more ambition’

Anenih, ‘Mr Fix It’, quits politics… says ‘I have no more ambition’

Tony Anenih, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees, has called it quits with politics.Anenih, who is fondly called 'Mr Fix It', announced his decision to retire from politics at the launch of his book entitled, ‘My Life and Nigerian Politics’, in Abuja on Saturday.“I am persuaded that I have no more ambition nor any point [...]

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    Ribadu: I went into politics in my madness and I’m still paying dearly for it

Ribadu: I went into politics in my madness and I’m still paying dearly for it

Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he is "paying dearly" for his decision to go into politics after heading the nation's anti-graft agency.While noting that the "fight against corruption is a thankless job", the 2011 presidential candidate of Action Congress (AC) maintained that he was never party to the embezzlement of recovered loot [...]

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    Get informed – ignorance is not bliss!

Get informed – ignorance is not bliss!

The 2015 general elections are about six months away, and aspiring politicians have upped the ante. They are using disingenuous means to obtain a mandate from the electorate, without clear articulation of the social engineering design with which they intend to uplift the people out of poverty, and confer on them life in all its fullness.In Chinua Achebe's epic [...]

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    Aregbesola: No plan to sack workers

Aregbesola: No plan to sack workers

Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has urged the people of the state to dispel rumours making the rounds that he plans to sack workers if re-elected.Speaking with NAN in Osogbo, a senior special assistant to the governor, Mr Olatunbosun Oyinloye, said the speculation that Aregbessola would reduce the state's labour force, if re-elected, is the handiwork of the opposition."Governor Aregbesola [...]

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    Two APC factions emerge in Abia

Two APC factions emerge in Abia

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in a harmonised congress in Abia on Tuesday elected a 35 member executive to run its affairs.A faction of the party held a congress on Monday that produced Mr Fabian Okonkwo as the Chairman.The congress was conducted at the National War Museum, Umuahia, by Mr Sunday Akere, Chairman of the state congress committee.The harmonised congress, [...]

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