Landmark political events of the decade

As 2019 winds down, BIYI ADEGOROYE  in this brief report, chronicles some unforgettable political issues of the decade   In the next few days, it will be 2020, the birth of a new decade along with its promises. But while that is awaited, the out-going decade parades scores of political activities, local and international, which will renovate for years to come. Suffice is to say that the decade was heralded by the dreaded Arab Spring which swept through North Africa, and some parts of the Middle East, bringing to abrupt…

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APGA may dump Soludo as anointed candidate

The anointed governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Prof. Charles Soludo, is on the verge of losing his party ticket, following moves by some party stakeholders to hand over the banner to a member of the Anambra State executive council who  joined the government recently. Giving this indication recently, shortly after a meeting of select stakeholders of the party, they described Soludo as a hardliner that is so independent minded and will not be loyal to the party leadership. This is coming as the duo of the…

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APC is turning Niger into a ‘Guantanamo state’ says PDP

Nigeria has since the past decade or more witnessed an unprecedented security challenges occasioned by especially the activities of armed bandits. DANIEL ATORI writes on the discordant tunes between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other issues as they affect Niger State     When put together, the challenges of insecurity impinge on the safety of lives and properties of both Nigerian citizens and foreigners living or even trying to invest in the country. The rift between the Niger state Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)…

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No justification for reconstituting NDDC board, says Igbini

The recent decision by the Presidency to put on hold the inauguration of the newly confirmed board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has raised a lot of dust. In this interview, veteran trade unionist, Comrade Odafe Igbini tells ONWUKA NZESHI that the decision was in bad taste and ought to be reversed      Why is your group kicking against President Muhammadu Buhari’s order suspending the inauguration of the new board of the NDDC? Yes, the Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Development is strongly against the decision to…

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Crises rock Ogun APC

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, are certainly not on the same political page in the All Progressives Congress (APC). The latest return of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) governorship candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, to the ruling party may further widen the gulf, writes KUNLE OLAYENI   The calculations ahead of 2023 appear to be unraveling faster than expected in Ogun State. Although it is just seven months into the four-year mandate of incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun, the politicking around his seat has started…

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APC’s hogwash, long-term amnesia in Delta State

A recent  press statement from the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State alleging invidious acts in the governance style of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and casting aspersion on the integrity of our respected traditional rulers is one issue that we found very unacceptable. For us in Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, our decision is to denounce the APC tirade for what it is, a poorly crafted propaganda and baseless hogwash, which sadly reflects once again, the long-term amnesia now synonymous with the APC and most disturbingly the coarseness, contempt…

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My 2020 challenge to Buhari on banditry, kidnapping

T he year 2020 is pregnant with hope of greater things for many Nigerians and the country. As projected long ago, by 2020 Nigeria will be one of the 20 largest economies in the world, able to consolidate its leadership role in Africa and establish herself as a significant player in the global economic and political arena. What a tall dream? With hope, anything is possible. Without it, life whether that of a nation or an individual becomes a dull prospect. I am always on the side of optimism, so,…

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Ogun APC and return of ‘prodigal’ members

As a sequel to recent happenings in Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), OLALEKAN OSIADE looks at the turn of events and asks: whither Ogun APC?   What will become of the Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the return of Adekunle Akinlade? Which faction will take control of the party? What will be the role of former governor Ibikunle Amosun? Is the return of key Amosun’s loyalists a threat to the leadership? Can the new entrants alter the present structure? These are…

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Oshiomhole remains suspended, Ize-Iyamu not APC member –Ojezua

Mr. Anselm Ojezua, a factional chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State is in the eye of the storm. Before the party became factionalised, he had been the chairman of a united APC. As a former Commissioner for Sports in the state, he worked closely with the duo of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki. The embattled state chairman is now a top member of the Obaseki /Shaibu Movement (OSM), a group working very hard to reduce the powers of Oshiomhole as the APC National…

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Need for blockchain technology promotion and awareness creation

“I thought by eliminating half of life, the other half would thrive, but you have shown me… that’s impossible. As long as there are those that remember what was, there will always be those that are unable to accept what can be. They will resist.” — Thanos This quote is from the American superhero movie, Avengers: Endgame was how someone explained Blockchain to an audience of newbies at a recent event. Among other things it makes possible, the Blockchain technology provides an avenue to record data in an unalterable way.…

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