Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "politics"

    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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