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Electoral violence and INEC’s no result threat

The decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to declare results of Edo and Ondo governorship elections if disrupted should be supported by lovers of democracy and peaceful conduct of elections, writes ONYEKACHI EZE     T he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), recently, read the riot act to political parties participating in […]

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‘Why Awgu zone should produce Enugu’s next governor’

  “T he point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” -Garry Kasparov.     There is no doubt that the phrase “zoning arrangement” in Enugu State has become a tradition that has been deceitfully planted in the mind of Ndi […]

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June12 as Democracy Day: Pro-democracy struggles not in vain –Razaq Olokoba

Comrade Razaq Olokoba is the National Convener of the Campaign for Dignity in Governance (CDG) as well as the Leader of the June 12 Vanguard, a coalition of human rights organisations. He spoke on the celebration of June 12 as Democracy Day, among other issues. OLALEKAN OSIADE brings excerpts… As one of the pro-democracy activists […]

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NGF needs prayers to avert governor’s death –Prophet Ituen

A Lagos-based cleric and founder of Christ Deliverance Ministries (CDM), Prophet Ekong Ituen, has urged the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), to intensify prayers, in order to avert death of one of its members. Ituen, in his periodic message to the country said, Nigerians need to pray against the death of a sitting governor, while noting […]

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We’ve no structure to win Edo election –PDP chieftain

A former Director of Communications in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Elder Okharedia Ihimekpen, has said that the PDP in Edo State has no political structure to muscle the All Progressives Congress (APC) out of power in the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election. The PDP chieftain, who was the Chief Press Secretary to former governor […]

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Oba of Benin speaks on Edo election, says: ‘Godfatherism must be end’

  Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, says “godfatherism” and “consensus candidate” must be eradicated from the politics of Edo state. In a statement on Thursday, the oba said these two “political vices” are antithetical to the fundamental basis of democracy. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant in Edo, is backed […]

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Lagos: Sanwo-Olu gives account of stewardship

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the one-year anniversary of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration in Lagos State On May 29, 2019, there were exchanges of batons as well as continuity in some states as 29 governors took oath of office. Among the new governors who took oath of office last year is Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of […]

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When Reps honoured super cop, Kyari

The House of Representatives recently honoured DCP Abba Kyari for his courage and meritorious service. PHILIP NYAM reviews the event It is always very rare for the parliament to honour an individual or organisation. In fact, the legislature is known for investigation and probing into activities of persons, particularly public officials and government ministries, departments […]

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Okei-Odumakin: June 12, a reminder of selfless service

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, a human rights activist and President of Woman Arise for Change Initiative, in this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, speaks on 21 years of uninterrupted civilian administration in Nigeria How do you feel seeing that June 12 that you and many activities fought for is now celebrated as Nigeria’s Democracy Day? It has […]

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Distraction’ll not derail forensic audit of NDDC – Yakiah

Chief Izzi Yakiah is the leader of Niger Delta Activists and Excellent Leadership Foundation, a non-governmental origination. In this interview with PAULINE ONYIBE, he speaks on the controversy surrounding activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Federal Government’s ordered forensic audit of the commission. Excerpts: What is your assessment of activities of […]

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