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UPP: Setting fresh agenda for 2015

UPP: Setting fresh agenda for 2015

By Celestine Okafor   –  Assistant Politics Editor, Abuja   For the United Progressive Party (UPP), one of Nigeria’s second generation political organisation, the up-coming 2015 general elections is serious…

Tinubu didn’t finance NADECO – Bucknor-Akerele

Tinubu didn’t finance  NADECO – Bucknor-Akerele

Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele has been a journalist and lawyer. In 1999, she became Deputy Governor of Lagos State but left that office in tense circumstances in 2002. In this interview…

Obi thought my leadership was gone – Umeh

Obi thought my leadership was gone – Umeh

National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, was at Governor Willie Obiano’s thanksgiving mass presided over by the Bishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, at Aguleri.…

Fulfilling burden of state creation

Fulfilling burden of state creation

By Augustine Adah  -  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   When former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, announced the creation of additional nine states on August 27, 1991, it was aimed at bringing…

Why Northern delegates rejected 2014 draft constitution – Shinkafi

Why Northern delegates rejected 2014 draft constitution – Shinkafi

Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi is National Secretary, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and delegate to the just concluded National Conference. In this interview with SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, IGNATIUS OKOROCHA, he notes that…

2015: Contenders for Anambra Central Senatorial seat

2015: Contenders for Anambra Central Senatorial seat

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu   - Correspondent, Awka   With the 2015 general elections around the corner, one election that promises to be remarkably interesting in Anambra State is the Anambra Central…

How Oron will get into power in Akwa Ibom – Awak

How Oron will get into power in Akwa Ibom – Awak

Engr. Ita Awak was Commissioner for Information in Akwa Ibom State and one of the frontline supporters of the governorship aspiration of Umana Okon Umana. In this interview with CORRESPONDENT,…

We’ll support Nigeria’s balkanisation – Ango Abdullahi

We’ll support Nigeria’s balkanisation – Ango Abdullahi

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, came into national consciousness during the “Ango-must-go” crisis of 1986, when a violent uprising in the nation’s ivory towers demanded…

Enemies of Ogun PDP have defected – Shodipo

Enemies of Ogun PDP have defected – Shodipo

Nathaniel Wole Shodipo is one of the notable politicians in Ogun Central Senatorial District. He was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but left in 2007 for the…

Adamawa’s uncertain by-election

By Tunde Opeseitan Snr Correspondent, Lagos It is true that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed October 11, 2014, for the governorship by-election in Adawama State. As expected,…

I’m ready to face Agbaje at primary –Dosumnu

I’m ready to face Agbaje at primary –Dosumnu

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2011 gubernatorial election in Lagos, Ade Dosunmu, is throwing his hat into the race again for the February 28, 2015 race. This time,…

What manner of democracy?

What manner of democracy?

By Emma Maduabuchi (Lagos), Celestine Okafor Francis Onoiribholo (Benin); Okey Maduforo (Enugu) Activities, both overtly and covertly, are on high gear in Nigeria’s political terrain at the moment. Days and weeks by…

2015 candidates will have rough time – Mantu

2015 candidates will have rough time – Mantu

Ibrahim Mantu, Elder Statesman and former Deputy Senate President, expresses reservation about the shortness of time allocated to election activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He told Assistant…

Nigeria’s constitution makes no provision for referendum –Olatubora

Nigeria’s constitution makes no provision for referendum –Olatubora

The National Conference which ended last week, will remain evergreen in the hearts of most Nigerians for several reasons, partly because of the controversies that trailed it and how it…

Adamawa: Who steps into Nyako’s shoes?

By Ekene Okoro Snr Correspondent, Lagos When the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the time table for the Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections, it had no inkling that it…

Nigeria not a democracy – Asuzu

Chinua Asuzu is a Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist. In this interview with Assistant Politics Editor,  EMMA MADUABUCHI, he says until governments begin to extend kindness to the people,…

Large crowd at PDP rallies are hired –Kwande

Elder Statesman, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, one of the founding founders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who dumped his former party for All Progressive Party (APC) in this interview…

True federalism, best option for Nigeria –Iko

True federalism, best option for Nigeria –Iko

As the 2015 general elections approach, a chieftain of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) in Abia State and a governorship hopeful on the party’s platform, Chief Ndukwe Iko, recently bared…

X-raying senators who want to be governor in 2015

X-raying senators who want to be governor in 2015

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK   By Celestine Okafor  -  Assistant Politics Editor, Abuja The February 2015 general elections are just six months away. Expectedly, politicians are  already locked in a…

Ribadu’s volte-face and his prospects in Adamawa governorship poll

Ribadu’s volte-face and his prospects in Adamawa governorship poll

By Augustine Adah The decision of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, former presidential candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), now (APC), to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with the…

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