Oshiomhole: He made a choice for the people

Oshiomhole: He made a choice for the people

IN a remarkable session with journalists just before his inauguration for a second term as governor of Edo State in 2012, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole gave an unusual philosophical perspective to his political odyssey. “I have not built any road in what is generally called the GRA where the big people reside and that is a conscious decision. I have chosen to put public resources in those depressed neighbourhoods where the forgotten majority reside,” Oshiomhole had…

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Dokpesi sends greetings cards to Buhari, Osinbajo

Dokpesi sends greetings cards to Buhari, Osinbajo

Despite his ongoing trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the founder of DAAR Communication, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, on Tuesday sent seasonal cards to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The giant cards bearing goodwill messages on Eid-el-Maulud, Christmas and New Year was taken to the Presidential Villa, Abuja by a team led by the communication outfit’s Chairman, Mr. Raymond Dokpesi Jnr. Others on the delegation were the Managing Director, Mr. Tony…

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EFCC arrests Metuh, arraigns ex-PDP chair in a wheelchair

EFCC arrests Metuh, arraigns ex-PDP chair in a wheelchair

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arrested the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, in Abuja. Metuh was picked up at his residence, located at Drive One, Prince and Princess Estate in the Games Village area of Abuja. Our correspondent gathered that four officials of the commission arrived at his residence in the early hours of the day and asked him to follow them to the…

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Kogi Impasse: Bello’s bell of reconciliation

Kogi Impasse: Bello’s bell of reconciliation

the governorship election in Kogi may have come and gone, the bells of ripples have kept reverberating to the discomfort of the party that has won the governorship election, the All Progressives Congress. The political dogfight between the contending camps has continued to build around the need for power and the need to avoid losing out completely in the ensuing melodrama that has enveloped the state since the demise of Prince Abubakar Audu. The Camps…

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Bayelsa Poll: Southern Ijaw becomes beautiful bride

Bayelsa Poll: Southern Ijaw becomes beautiful bride

The battle is far from over for the two leading political parties in the Bayelsa State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressive Congress,APC following the cancellation of the last Sunday rescheduled election in Southern Ijaw Local Council by the Independent National Election Commission over alleged irregularities. While the ruling PDP has left no one in doubt of its preparedness to retain its plum position as the occupant of Creek Haven,…

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RIVERS: How politicians grounded economy with rallies

RIVERS: How politicians grounded economy with rallies

FOR the better part of two days, members of the All Progressive Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. literally crippled the economy of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital as they tried to outshine one another via rally and march on the ever busy Aba road. Black Rivers Day: The  APC was the first to storm Aba road with their members. Decked in black attire, they came out in their huge numbers to…

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Buhari needs to sack some ministers in six months — Sen Kakah

Buhari needs to sack some ministers in six months — Sen Kakah

Any government stands the chance of delivering on its mandate because the essence of contesting for political power is to deliver. The normal expectation is that any government that the people repose confidence in should be able to perform.So, within that limit, 100 percent of people, after the last elections, expect  governments at all levels to perform. Whether they perform is another thing. People voted for the APC because of Buhari. So, the expectation is…

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BIAFRA: Why govt must avoid use of force — ORJI Kalu

BIAFRA: Why govt must avoid use of force — ORJI Kalu

On the pro-Biafra Republic protests Those boys are right, they have a right to demonstrate, but not violent demonstration, not killing soldiers because if I am a Commander- in -Chief, and you kill one of my soldiers, I will kill everybody. You cannot kill soldiers. You cannot kill police. You have a right to say no, we want our own Republic. The United Nations charter gives them the right to ask for self-determination. It is…

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Buhari cannot be a party to injustice, outright violation of the rule of law – Faleke

Buhari cannot be a party to injustice, outright violation of the rule of law – Faleke

Lokoja – The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) deputy governorship candidate in Kogi, Mr Abiodun Faleke, says he will not make himself available for swearing in with Alhaji Yahaya Bello on January 27, 2016. Faleke stated this at a meeting of APC stakeholders in Kogi West Senatorial District in Kabba, Kogi State on Monday He explained that this was in furtherance of his earlier letter to the national leadership of the party not to work with…

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State of economy: Why we need national conversation — Oshiomhole

State of economy: Why we need national conversation — Oshiomhole

We have not heard anything yet on the committee set up by the Federal Government to look into the books of the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party, PDP led administration and you are the leader of that committee. What is the situation? Like we told Nigerians earlier, we have appointed PPMG to carry out a professional forensic audit and we have to allow them to finish the audit and the number of parastatals involved such…

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