ondo-2016-ill-make-government-work-for-the-people-akinnola

ondo-2016-ill-make-government-work-for-the-people-akinnola

Mr Akinyinka Akinnola is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State.An engineer with experience spanning over 30 years in building services, manufacturing and infrastructural development, Akinnola says all that should matter is for the next Ondo governor to be somebody who is able to get the job done regardless of where he comes from. He bares his mind on why he is the best man to occupy….

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RIVERS Wike, APC and the Supreme Court ‘shocker’

RIVERS Wike, APC and the Supreme Court ‘shocker’

Governor Nyesom Wike  of Rivers State can  now  move into the Government House, otherwise known as Brick House, Port Harcourt, following the Supreme Court verdict which upheld his  appeal challenging the nullification of his election at the Appeal Court. Since May 29 last year when he assumed office, Wike has operated from his private residence at Number 21 William Jumbo Street, old GRA, Port Harcourt. This is probably the first time an elected governor  of …

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Crude Oil Swap Contracts: How Reps uncovered the underbelly of govt agencies

Crude Oil Swap Contracts: How Reps uncovered the underbelly of govt agencies

To many calculating  the figure-bearing headlines emanating from the ongoing probe by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Crude Oil Swap and Oil Processing Agreement (OPA), so much economic attacks and sabotage appear to have been spearheaded by the same agencies and officials of government who were being paid with the nation’s tax payers’ money to manage and administer the resources. However, to  those who have closely followed the unfolding, events with  patience for…

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Edo 2016: I am the most qualified to succeed Oshiomhole — Ize Iyamu

Edo 2016: I am the most qualified to succeed Oshiomhole — Ize Iyamu

PASTOR Osagie Ize-Iyamu  is a  former Secretary to the Edo State government during the Chief Lucky Igbinedion administration.  He was in the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after irreconcilable differences with Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Now a governorship aspirant in  the July 2016 gubernatorial election in Edo State, he speaks, in this interview, on  the state politics.  What are your expectations as your party settles down to…

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EDO GOV RACE: Oshiomhole has right to pick his successor — Odion

EDO GOV RACE: Oshiomhole has right to pick his successor — Odion

I have read some comments lately in the newspapers where some people said Oshiomhole should not be a godfather in this election because of their belief that Oshiomhole prefers one of his aides to succeed him. Those raising issues on it are misreading the lessons of history. It will be strange if after serving Edo for seven years, Oshiomhole does not take interest in who succeeds him. Having built something, it will be very strange…

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Until 2015, we didn’t know Faleke in Kogi — Atte

Until 2015, we didn’t know Faleke in Kogi — Atte

A Transition Committee has the serious objective of preparing the ground for a smooth take off of a new administration. We have a State which has been so mismanaged by previous administrations that one can describe Kogi as a “failed State”.    Any new and serious minded administration needs to do a fundamental appraisal of where we are and introduce radical and fundamental policy, administrative and developmental programmes to get the State going on a…

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50 yrs after January 15 1966 coup: Excerpts of Major Nzeogwu’s coup speech

50 yrs after January 15 1966 coup: Excerpts of Major Nzeogwu’s coup speech

My dear countrymen, no citizen should have anything to fear, so long as that citizen is law abiding and if that citizen has religiously obeyed the native laws of the country and those set down in every heart and conscience since 1st October, 1960. Our enemies are the political profiteers, the swindlers, the men in high and low places that seek bribes and demand 10 per cent; those that seek to keep the country divided…

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Abia: Judgment an anomaly — Ikpeazu

Abia: Judgment an anomaly — Ikpeazu

FOR the ruling PDP in Abia State, the December 31st Court of Appeal judgment which sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and declared Dr. Alex Otti of APGA winner of the April 2015 governorship election was a big blow that was never expected. For them it was beyond their imagination and thus, they naturally reacted adversely with protests in Aba and attacks against the Justices of the Court. But Governor Okezie himself took the court decision calmly….

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AKWA IBOM Gov War: APC: Praying, poaching

AKWA IBOM Gov War: APC: Praying, poaching

It was the first public gathering and appearance of the APC leaders in Akwa Ibom State since the Appeal Court judgment of last December nullifying the election of the PDP governor of the state, Governor Udom Emmanuel. By Chioma Onuegbu Though it was couched as a Solemn Assembly to praise The Almighty for the Appeal Court judgment that nullified the governorship election, however, politicking was everywhere at the prayer venue. Indeed, the hallmark of the…

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AKWA IBOM Gov War: PDP defending Zoning

AKWA IBOM Gov War: PDP defending Zoning

It was an assemblage of some of the state’s most leading men and women faced with the collective threat of losing what they claim is the mandate they supposedly gave to Governor Udom Emmanuel and the Eket Senatorial District By Tom Moses Last weekend’s ‘Mega Rally and Reception for Governor Udom Emmanuel’ at the Eket Township Stadium had the dark shadow of the recent Court of Appeal judgment that annulled the election that enthroned the…

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