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PDP’ll pay dearly if it fails to zone 2023 presidency to S’East –Nwifuru

  Hon. Francis Nwifuru is the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly. In this interview, he speaks on the rumoured plan by the governor of the state, Dave Umahi and members of the Assembly to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as the 2023 presidency. UCHENNA […]

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PDP’ll bounce back in Ekiti – Olusola

Prof. Kolapo Olusola is the immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State. In this interview, he speaks on recent developments in the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his future political plans. Excerpts:   Your emergence on the Ekiti political scene was in an amazing fashion. What were you doing before the […]

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2021 budget: How partisanship shaped debate in Senate

CHUKWU DAVID reports reports that last week’s debate on the general principles of the 2021 Appropriation Bill in the Senate was characterized by partisanship between members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)   The Senate commenced debate on the general principles of the 2021 Appropriation […]

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#EndSARS: INEC mulls postponement of Oct 31 polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering the postponement of the October 31 by-elections in 11 states across the country, due to the protest against police brutality. Lagos State, which has declared 24-hour curfew as a result of the protest, is one of the states where the by-election was scheduled. INEC National Commissioner responsible […]

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Omoigui-Okauru: How I successfully served three presidents as FIRS chair

    A former Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, has said that a change of mindset is needed to fully transform the nation’s public sector.   Speaking over the weekend, while delivering the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) 2020 Annual Public Lecture, with the theme: “Transforming the Public […]

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Ekiti: Fayemi walks second term talk

    Fayemi’s impactful  governance in Ekiti     ADEWUMI ADEMIJU reports on some of the steps taken so far by Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, towards implementing his policy agenda in order to achieve impactful governance in the state       Two years ago, Dr. Kayode Fayemi was inaugurated as governor of […]

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#EndSARS: Lagos, Plateau, five others set up judicial panels

Not more than seven states have so far established state-based judicial panels of inquiry to investigate complaints of police brutality or related extrajudicial killings with a view to delivering justice for all victims of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS) and other police units as directed by the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday last […]