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Borrowing to develop infrastructure not a bad idea – Barau

  Senator Jibrin Barau represents Kano North Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, speaks with CHUKWU DAVID on the 2020 budget implementation, diversification of the economy, nation’s increasing borrowing and the purported ceding of the country’s sovereignty to China in a recent loan agreement […]

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Ezugwu: NASS must resist cover-up on Chinese loans

Secretary General of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Chief Willy Ezugwu, in this interview, speaks on the controversies over loans obtained by the present administration from the Chinese government, among other issues   What is your take on the controversies trailing the $5.3bn loan obtained by the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) […]

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Abia PDP congress: Lesson in party harmony

Igbeaku Orji reports on the recent state congress of the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic (PDP) that saw the emergence of Hon. Allwell Okere as its new chairman   L ast week, the Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) conducted its state congress described by pundits as a model that has effectively ended […]

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INEC fixes Bayelsa, Imo, Lagos, others’ bye-elections for Oct. 31

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed October 31 for the conduct of all outstanding bye-elections in the country. These include four senatorial bye-elections it postponed indefinitely in March this year due to the upsurge in the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, […]

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IPAC: Call for postponement of Edo, Ondo polls unpatriotic

Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has dissociated itself from the call for the postponement of both the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.   The Council said the call, which is to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to re-list the deregistered political parties to participate in the two elections, is an invitation to anarchy.   […]

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APC to PDP: Sell Obaseki to electorate on issue-based campaign

As the governorship campaign in Edo State progresses, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has charged its main opposition in the election, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sell its candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki on campaign-based issues.   The party also called on the PDP and its governorship candidate, Obaseki to emulate the President, Muhammadu Buhari by […]

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My assessment of Umahi may hurt APC –Nweze

Chief Chaka Nweze is a former Executive Chairman of Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and pioneer Secretary of APC in the state. In this interview with UCHENNA INYA, he says that Governor Dave Umahi has transformed the state contrary to his expectation     How do you see Ebonyi State under the administration […]

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Enugu: Politics of power shift ahead of 2023

KENNETH OFOMA writes on the zoning debate that has characterized the polity in Enugu State ahead of the 2023 governorship election   Ahead of the 2023 general election, the political environment in Enugu state in recent time has been awash with debates of zoning or power shift among the senatorial districts or cultural zones in […]

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COVID-19 won’t affect U.S. focus on Africa – Anderson

    Maj.-Gen. Dagvin Anderson is the Commander of the United States (U.S,) Special Operations Command Africa. Addressing a digital briefing with reporters, he speaks about U.S. partnerships with African nations to reduce extremism, combat terrorist organisations in order to bring about peace and prosperity throughout the African continent. WALE ELEGBEDE reports   Fight against […]

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Otti, ex-APGA guber candidate, to declare for APC

  The former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, has announced his intention to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), in furtherance of his political ambition. Otti, in a statement issued Sunday by his Media Assistant, Ferdinand Ekeoma, said he would be declaring for APC on […]