ADP: What future for new mega party?

The newly registered Action Democratic Party (ADP) promises to redefine the nation’s electoral process in 2019. Will the party repeat the feat of the All Progressives Congress (APC)? Asks ONYEKACHI EZE Among the five political parties newly registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is the Action Democratic Party (ADP). The ADP was registered alongside the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Young Progressive Party (YPP), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP) and All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM). They were the only political associations out of 95 others that met…

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Senate, Amaechi and Railway University

Minister of Transport, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, recently appeared before the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, to defend the $16billion loan request which the Federal Government is seeking to obtain from EXIM Bank of China. He was summoned by the parliament following allegations that the South-East geo-political zone was excluded from the railway projects which the government proposed to construct with the loan. The South-East Caucus in the Senate had raised the alarm that their region was not included among the beneficiaries of the project but would be part…

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Nigeria can avert genocide in Southern Cameroon -Tassang

The people of Southern Cameroon living in Nigeria recently raised a fresh alarm over the risk of escalation of the atrocities perpetuated by the government of the Republic of Cameroon on its people. Secretary General of the Southern Cameroons and Ambazonia Consortium United Front, (SCACUF) Wilfred Tassang in this Interview with REGINA OTOKPA, is calling on Nigerian to push for the restoration of the botched independence of Southern Cameroon at the United Nations Assembly When and how did the crisis revolving around the restoration of the Southern Cameroon’s independence begin?…

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Reflecting on Buhari, Osinbajo’s presidential relationship

Although, they both contested the 2015 presidential election on a joint ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), constitutionally, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo are expected to operate on the basis of a boss and subordinate. In actual sense, the President who doubles as the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces has a Vice President to practically provide him with support services. As captured in Section 148 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, virtually all functions of the Vice President comes from…

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‘If’ and the cultural dilemma of parenting

I think Nigeria’s moral compass is broken and Parenting has gone to the dogs. Please, do not ask me what happened. I can only guess that the parents are too busy chasing the Nigerian dream of getting rich and beating recession or we have allowed house girls to become the parents and the streets is now the father of children. I honestly do not have an answer to the problems of child rearing in my country. And it is a sad development for the future of Nigeria if our children…

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‘Igbos deserve more than SGF slot’

    Mr. Chike Okoraofor is the President of South East/South South Professionals. In this interview with FLORA ONWUDIWE and OKI SAMSON, he bares his mind on the activities of the organisation. Excerpts…     Some people are agitating that the SGF slot should go to the Igbos. What is your take on that? It is an open secret that the region is being short changed regularly in this present administration. So if the slot is opened, it will only be fair that somebody from the South East or South…

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Adesanya: APC constitution gives us power to remove Kekemeke

What is the genesis of the crisis rocking the APC at the state level? I will not comment much on that, because already I am the chairman of the fact finding committee, so that I will not jeopardise the ongoing investigation, because if I comment, so many might view it from different angle and it might jeopardise what we are investigating. The committee is a three-man panel set up by the APC in Ondo State and we are presently collating facts as regard the issue. Before the panel was set…

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Kekemeke: Only higher authority can remove me

  Hon. Isaacs Kekemeke and Omooba Abayomi Adesanya were never friends despite belonging to the same executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State. While Kekemeke is the party chairman, Adesanya is the Publicity Secretary and chairman of a three-man disciplinary committee set up to investigate Kekemeke. In separate interviews with BABATOPE OKEOWO, the duo spoke on the suspension placed on the embattled chairman and the role of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the crisis, among other issues.     What is your reaction to the allegation that…

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Report of my expulsion from APC false — Jibril

  Honourable Abdulmumini Jibril Kofa, has described as false the report that he has been expelled from the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, for anti-party activities. Abdulmumini in a statement on Thursday, said that his purported expulsion was carried out by ‘political antagonizers who are perpetually threatened by his advocacy for transparency in public service and political leadership’. He added that: “This report, I’ve gathered, came from a dubious character and known fraudster who is neither the chairman of my party at the local government level nor a part of…

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Echoes of restructuring at June 12 lecture

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the 24th commemoration of the June 12, 1993 presidential election organised by the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), which was dominated by issues of national unity and restructuring June 12 celebration has virtually turned to annual ritual in Nigeria considering the array of programmes put together annually the country, in different parts of the country, particularly the South-West to commemorate the 1993 presidential election, which many still describe the most credible, free and fair election in Nigeria’s political history. Irrespective of the factors that militated against June…

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