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Makama: Removal of service chiefs won’t end insurgency

The Olowu of Owu Kuta in Osun State, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, in this interview, speaks on the need for Nigerians to support the Army in the fight against insurgency. WALE ELEGBEDE reports A major problem said to be working against the Nigerian Army from operating at its full potential is inadequate funding. What is […]

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Anambra: Echoes of politics at police zonal command launch

OKEY MADUFORO reports on the political intrigues that characterised the recent commissioning of Police Zone 13 Command headquarters in Anambra State It was echoes of bitter political rivalries during the recent commissioning of the headquarters of the Zone 13 Command of the Nigeria Police Force in Ukpo, Dunekofia Local Government Area of Anambra State. The […]

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Ondo guber: Group kick against indirect primaries

… As Edo State Campaign Monitoring Sub-Committee meets Coalition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) support group has condemmed the plan by the Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party to adopt the indirect mode of primaries election for Ondo State. Addressing journalists Thursday at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja, the Deputy National Chairman […]

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Kanye West files ‘Kanye 2020’ presidential committee doc with the Federal Election Commission

    Kanye West filed a document with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, seemingly confirming he is moving forward with his 2020 bid for president of the United States. Fox News obtained the 43-year-old rapper’s Statement of Candidacy document, which lists his party affiliation as “BDY,” which he confirmed in a recent interview with Forbes stands for […]

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Ndigbo must replicate their ‘can do spirit’ in politics – Okorie

Chief Chekwas Okorie is a chieftain of apex Igbo body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. In this interview with FELIX NWANERI, he speaks on the race for the 2023 presidency and what the people of the South-East should do to realize their ambition of producing a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction The jostle for the 2023 presidency has […]

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LGs’ve lots of responsibilities as third tier of govt – Olawale

Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government Administration and Community Affairs, Hon. Olayiwola AbdulSobur Olawale, believes that the third tier of government can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The lawmaker, who represents Mushin Constituency II, harps on the need for improved synergy between the executive and legislature at the […]

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Lagos East: Epe moves to break the jinx

Wale Elegbede examines the quest by the people of Epe Division of Lagos East Senatorial District to have one of their own succeed late Senator Bayo Osinowo The contest for who succeeds the late Senator Bayo Osinowo, who represented Lagos East Senatorial District in the Ninth Senate until demise recently has started in earnest than […]

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Edo poll: 3 parties substituted candidates – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said three political parties met the July 13 deadline for substitution of candidates for the September 19 Edo governorship election. The parties are the Action Alliance (AA), Labour Party (LP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC). Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, who confirmed this, said […]

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Alleged fraud: Reps intervene in NSITF impasse

The House of Representatives has picked holes in the recent suspension of some top management staff of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). PHILIP NYAM examines the decision   Allegations of corruption at the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) have become a recurrent decimal like that of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). […]

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NDDC probe: Clash of facts and fallacies

CHUKWU DAVID reports on the intrigues that manifested during the just concluded Senate probe of alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)   The Senate, on May 5, passed a resolution, which led to the setting up of an ad hoc committee, to investigate an alleged […]