Politics

Catholic Bishops Describe Mbaka’s Altercation With Obi As Shameful

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Thursday, described the recent altercation between the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, and Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministries in Enugu as shameful. A statement issued by the Secretary-General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, said the incident did not have the support …

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47 YEARS AGO AT 47 YEARS OF AGE…BABAFEMI OGUNDIPE…(II)

Flag at half-mast, day 2) THE PENTAGON, IKEJA TSUNAMI, OGUNDIPE, WESTERN POWERS AND A HARVEST OF 33 QUESTIONS By Amaso Jack “The wind of change is blowing through this continent and, whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact. We must all accept it as a fact, and our national policies must take …

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2019, Epe Division, And The Way Forward (1)

By Otunba T.J Abass The 2019 political calendar is already out, and with it, the commencement of another electoral journey. Expectedly, the months following will witness a hype in political activities -candidates jostling for positions, political parties realigning their positions and seeking an advantage as they try to grab the attention of the unsuspecting electorates. The political parties have unveiled …

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Sanwo-Olu Visits Lord’s Chosen, In Search Of Miracle?

The All People’s Congress (APC)  governorship candidate for Lagos State in next year’s elections, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu today paid a surprise visit to the headquarters of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries as part of his sensitisation of all Lagosians for their votes. This is coming 24 hours after his main contender, Jimi Agbaje of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), …

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PDP slams police over invasion of Akwa-Ibom House of Assembly

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the role allegedly played by the police in the invasion of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly complex by hoodlum. In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday in Abuja, said the police handling of the matter led to a total breakdown of law and order, saying …

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Why We Sell Our Votes, Nigerians

BY AYODELE ADEDAMOLA With recent happenings in the country as a background, our reporter went to town to pose the question: why do people sell their votes? The responses are as interesting as they are useful: The reason why people sell their vote is because of policy apathy to politics. Political apathy means having less or no interest in politics. …

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Senate to Pass Police Reform Bill in Two Weeks

In what seems like a wake-up call and in reaction to an assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his family, the Nigerian Senate said that they are ready to fast-track the passage of police reform bill. Stating this on Wednesday the President, Bukola Saraki said, “The Police Reform Bill which we have put forward, should have …

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Oshiomhole As APC Chairman Is An Error —-Presidential Aspirant

National chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has been described as a fundamental error, urging Senator Bola Tinubu to withdraw his support for him. Aggrieved presidential aspirant, Alhaji Mumakai Unagha, have the verdict in a statement made available to journalists in Warri, Delta State on Monday. He said it was possible that President Muhammadu Buhari was ignorant …

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2019: APC Presents Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s Running-Mate

By Paul Mbagwu The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos has officially announced a former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, as the running mate to its governorship candidate in 2019, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Chairman, Lagos APC, Mr Tunde Balogun, officially presented Hamzat on Sunday during a press conference at the party secretariat. Balogun described Sanwo-Olu and …

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Lagos 2019: Agbaje Picks First Bank Director as Running Mate

By Paul Mbagwu The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has announced a lawyer, Mrs Haleemat Busari, as his running mate. A statement on Thursday by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, said the PDP candidate picked Mrs Busari following comprehensive consultations with leaders and stakeholders within …

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