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Senate’s hard stance against kidnappers, rapists

CHUKWU DAVID reports that the Senate, in a recent legislative intervention, took stringent measures against perpetrators of kidnapping and rape by prescribing life imprisonment for kidnappers and passing sexual harassment bill to tackle the vices   As Nigeria grapples with the menace of insecurity and other vices bedeviling the wellbeing of the citizenry, the Senate, […]

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Olorunrinu: Politics should be about service

Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu represented Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in the Lagos State Assembly between 2015 and 2019. In this interview, he speaks on the need for inclusiveness and deepening of the nation’s democratic system. WALE ELEGBEDE reports   What was the experience like as a lawmaker who served in the Lagos State House of Assembly […]

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Green in their eyes

Recent developments in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have created a storm.   The former national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, failed to learn from the age-long advice that a good General does not fight on all fronts.   Those who refused, in history, to heed this advice, had always had cause […]

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It’s a new dawn in Ekiti under Fayemi –Adelabu

Prof. Modupe Adelabu, a former deputy governor of Ekiti State, in this interview, speaks on efforts aimed at resolving the crises rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration in Ekiti State. Excerpts:     What do you think is responsible for the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All […]

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Voting begins in Ondo APC guber primary

  The governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State commenced at about 2:00 pm on Monday with some aspirants shunning the venue. Ife Oyedele, Segun Abraham and John Odimayo had earlier announced their withdrawal for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN). Among the remaining nine aspirants, only four turned up at the venue […]

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Aspirants seek postponement of Ondo APC Guber Primary

  Seven aspirants contesting the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ondo State have called for the postponement of the exercise scheduled to hold today (Monday). The aspirants are Isaac Kekemeke, Sola Iji, Olayide Adelami, Bukola Adetola, Olusola Oke and Jumoke Anifowose. They spoke at a meeting with the Chairman of the Election Committee […]

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Presidential hopeful Kanye West suggests $1m for ‘everybody that has a baby’

  Kanye West has suggested a payment of a million dollars for everyone who has a baby if he becomes the next US president. In a lengthy speech to an audience in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday, the rapper spoke about topics such as abortion, religion and international trade. He said abortion should be […]

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Ondo APC primaries: 12 aspirants, one ticket

Twelve aspirants, including Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, will today battle for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the October 10 election in Ondo State. ADEWALE MOMOH X-rays the 12 gladiators and their chances at the shadow poll     The political atmosphere in Ondo State could best be described as super-charged […]

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FG must treat Ogoni people fairly – Nsuke

Fegalo Nsuke, the president of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) in this interview with Emmanuel Masha, speaks on a wide range of issues affecting the Ogonis. Excerpts:   You have keep raising the alarm over plans by the Federal Government plan to resume oil exploration in Ogoniland through an oil company […]

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Olafeso stands out among Ondo guber aspirants, says Akinsoyinu

Hon. Ife Akinsoyinu is the Director-General of the Eddy Olafeso Campaign Organisation ahead of the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for October 10, 2020. In this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE, he speaks on the programmes of the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Vice Chairman and some recent political developments in the state   What […]