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APGA has lost cohesion under Obiano – Obasi

Chief Jerry Obasi is a former Deputy National Secretary and ex-Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). In this interview with UCHENNA INYA, he speaks on the lingering crisis in the party, the 2021 governorship poll in Anambra State and the 2023 presidential election, among other issues The Anambra State governorship […]

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Reps restates commitment to police reforms

The House of Representatives recently resolved to liaise with the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and relevant civil society groups for the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police. PHILIP NYAM reports Before the protests calling for the ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police gathered momentum, the […]

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Nasarawa: Intrigues ahead of 2023 polls

CHEKE EMMANUEL reports on the battle for the control of All Progressives Congress (APC) structures in Nasarawa State among major stakeholders within the party ahead of the 2023 governorship election Unprecedented jubilation rented the air across the nooks and crannies of Nasarawa State on May 29 2019, following the inauguration of Alhaji Abdullahi Sule as […]

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Sanwo-Olu: Lagos’ll come out of #EndSARS protests stronger

  Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, speaks in this interview with Arise TV on the #EndSARS protests in the state and events that culminated in the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate, the violence that later ensued and the way forward. FELIX NWANERI reports     Why did you call for a curfew at 4.pm, […]

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Echoes of state police

FELIX NWANERI writes on the clamour for state police due to the challenges of worsening state of insecurity across the country which the Nigeria Police Force, as presently constituted has been unable to rise up to   One of the most contemporary challenges of present day Nigeria is the agitation for state police, which its […]

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Edo’s House of Commotion

CAJETAN MMUTA in this report highlights issues that sparked the latest intrigues and power play that eventually led to the dramatic impeachment of the embattled former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Frank Abumere Okiye and the last minute commuting of his ouster to resignation by the lawmakers   Precisely on June […]

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‘Why Benue is underdeveloped’

In this interview with CEPHAS IORHEMEN, Simon Imobo-Tswam, a veteran journalist, is the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Executive Writers Limited and immediate-past Head of Corporate Communications at NEPZA gives insight into his publications and shares his perspectives on why Benue is under-developed   On December 10, you would be launching your two books: Benue […]

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Shaibu as hero of Edo poll

Biyi Adegoroye   The Edo State governorship election which held on September 19 and returned Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has come and gone, but pleasant memories around it linger even ahead of the swearing in later in the year.   By the final score, Obaseki polled a total of 307,955 […]

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Buhari goofed in Lekki massacre, says Onovo

Martin Onovo, a trained Petroleum Engineer and presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the 2015 general election speaks, in this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE on the #EndSARS protest and the killing of several youths     How do you see the protest embarked on by some youths in the past two weeks? […]

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SWAT is new wine in old bottle –Vasta

Daniel Atori Minna Few days after the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu made moves to use the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) squad to “fill the gaps” left by the notorious police unit Federal Special Anti-robbery squad (FSARS), a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state, Comrade Jonathan Vatsa has described […]