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Recession: Yoruba group blames ruling class, insists on self-determination

As Nigeria officially enters into its worst economic recession in over three decades, a Diaspora Yoruba coalition, Yoruba One Voice (YOV) has restated its commitment to self-determination, saying Nigeria cannot work under the present arrangement. In a statement issued by its Secretary- General, Dr. Sina Okanlomo, the group said it is committed to liberating Yoruba […]

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Lagos East by-election: Movement to be restricted in five LGs 

  … INEC, Police identify flashpoints as CP reads riot act Wale Elegbede Ahead of the December 5 Lagos East by-election, vehicular movement in the five local governments of in the Kosofe, Ikorodu, Ibeji-Lekki, Epe and Somolu, will be restricted for the smooth conduct of the election. Speaking on Wednesday at the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee […]

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JUST IN: Senator Abbo dumps PDP for APC

  Senator Elisha Abbo has announced his defection from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Abbo announced his defection in a letter addressed to the Senate. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session. In the letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to […]

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Season of dissolution, resignation, sack in Ebonyi

In Ebonyi State, dissolution, resignation and removal from office have taken the centre stage in the camps of the two dominant parties – the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – after Governor Dave Umahi dumped the PDP for APC, UCHENNA INYA reports It is an interesting political time in Ebonyi State […]

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Why legislature must save Nigerians from excesses of executive

The term “trias politica” or “separation of powers” was coined by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, an 18th century French social and political philosopher. His publication, ‘Spirit of the Laws,” is considered one of the great works in the history of political theory and jurisprudence, and it inspired the Constitution […]

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APC should not hold convention a divided house – Acida

Hon. Isa Sadiq Acida is the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State and chairman of APC North-West Forum. In this interview with JOHNCHUKS ONUANYIM, he speaks on the mandate of the national caretaker committee, planned registration of members and other sundry issues Looking at the mandate of the National Caretaker […]

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Ondo Dep. Speaker impeached, Assembly gets new Majority, Minority leaders

  Adewale Momoh, Akure The Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon Ogundeji Iroju has been impeached. Iroju was impeached following a parliamentary resolution where 20 of the 26 lawmakers were said to have signed the resolution. Following the removal of the former Deputy Speaker, the lawmaker representing Odigbo Constituency 2, Aderoboye […]

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Umahi should convince Ndigbo on his mission in APC – Ezugwu

The Secretary General of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Chief Willy Ezugwu, in this interview with FELIX NWANERI, speaks on the recent defection of the Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, to the All Progressives Congress (APC), among other issues     What do you make of the recent defection of Ebonyi State governor, […]