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Edo APC guber primaries: The ratification of Ize-Iyamu

  Members of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are expected to elect the candidate to fly the party’s flag in the September 19 governorship election in the state, but FELIX NWANERI and CAJETAN MMUTA report that the exercise would be a mere endorsement of the candidacy of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu […]

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LG crisis: We’ve accumulated over N12bn for development – Makinde

Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, speaks in this interview on his first year in office, the policies, programmes and challenges of his administration. FELIX NWANERI brings the excerpts       It is a year since you were inaugurated as the governor of Oyo State. Looking at the last 12 months, what would you […]

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‘I remain Ondo Deputy Governor’

Hon Agboola Ajayi, Ondo Deputy Governor who resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that he would not resign from office.       Ajayi spoke on Sunday after he resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress at his Apoi Ward 2, Ese Odo Local Government Area of the […]

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Security, health, infrastructure, my priorities, says Sani-Bello

Following his overwhelming victory in the 2015 governorship election, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello knew that the cumulative essence of governance is the welfare of the people. Five years down the line, the governor in this interview says that his administration has impacted positively on the wellbeing of the people, even as he admits […]

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Kano’s sustained fight against spread of COVID-19

S ince the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all states of the federation and indeed the entire world had been jolted, to take preventive measures and reduce fatalities. In Kano State, the situation was not any different, as Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s foresight and pragmatic approach have seriously helped in preventing the state from […]

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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 […]