The battle gets messier

The battle of wits between Governor Yahaya Bello and Senator Dino Melaye is heating up the polity in Kogi State, writes WALE ELEGBEDE Like a recurring decimal, the simmering political crisis in Kogi State is in the front burners again, but this time, the stakes appear to be high and the gladiators are headed for each other’s jugular to put an end to the crisis once and for all. The gladiators in the state, Governor Yahaya Bello and the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, and their…

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Celebrating Ambode at 54

It is always a Herculean task to write tributes to your boss on his birthday, not for want of what to write, but for misconception of readers who may accuse you of being too patronising. As a matter of fact, there is no way a leader, mentor and boss like Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will not be celebrated on his natal day to let people know the humane side of him hidden from the public. Many have read and watched events marking Lagos at 50 and two years…

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POLITRICKS: Anambra guber revs fringe parties

Ahead of the November governorship election, in Anambra State leaders and members of political parties in the state have started strategising and fighting for party positions with the aim of being at vantage positions during the election. Politricks gathered from national chairman of onr of the politicalparties that some individuals have started struggling to serve in the party’s executive at the state level. In fact, Politricks gathered that two people are battling to lead the party in Light of the Nation State. “I have been receiving calls from different people…

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POLITRICKS: Dashed hope for Lagos APC aspirants

The recent chairmanship primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State was a test of might for political gladiators in the Centre of Excellence and explains why the outcome was determined by godfathers and who is who in Lagos politics. The outcome of the APC’s primaries where majority of the party’s candidates emerged through consensus has dashed the hope of over 80 per cent of the aspirants, who coughed out N555,000 and N155,000 in their quest to become council chairmen and councillor.s Politricks learnt from a reliable…

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APC can be sacked – Odigie-Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun Tuesday stated that the party can be fired if it did not meet the aspirations of Nigerians. Odigie-Oyegun stated this at the National Headquarters of the party when a book titled: “APC: The making of a change agents”, written by the  Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla was presented to him. According to him, Nigerians applied the right to fire a government for the first time when they voted out the Peoples Democratic Party…

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Our successes, challenges

An excerpts of a speech delivered by Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Dogara, at the second year anniversary of the 8th Assembly on June 9, 2017 We have chosen to mark this day, not because we are in the mood for celebrations. No. We are marking this day even when the nation is struggling to exit from the excruciating economic recession and anguish being faced by our people. Our intention therefore is to simply appraise ourselves, to find out at mid-term, how far we have kept faith with our…

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Doling out cash, not solution to restiveness – Adjogbe

Mr. Samuel Adjogbe is the Executive Director, Projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He speaks in this interview with SONY NEME, on the agency’s efforts to meet the oil-rich region’s needs When the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo toured the Niger Delta, he threatened to jail contractors who abandoned projects. How does NDDC hope to tackle the issue of abandoned projects that litter everywhere in the region without proper funding? On the issue of the abandoned projects, we have tried to ascertain the reason why those jobs that…

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Awaiting Supreme Court’s judgement

Leaders and stakeholders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court judgement to resolve the leadership crisis in the party, ONYEKACHI EZE reports   Claimants to the leadership of the former ruling party – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will soon know their fate as the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the matter, having reserved judgement on the appeal filed before it by the National Caretaker Committee of the party challenging the February 6 Court of Appeal judgement, which recognised Senator Ali Modu…

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Anambra people are tired of APGA’s false claims – Nwike

Bufo Nwike, an Ireland-based medical practitioner, hails from Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. He speaks in this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE on his aspiration to govern Anambra on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC)     Three years ago, you abandoned your governorship ambition halfway and fled the country. What happened? Yes, I nursed the ambition to contest for governor but what happened that led my fleeing the country is still in the public domain. My brother, Chuddy Nwike, who was the deputy governor to…

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Osun: APC clears Aregbesola’s nominee for Senatorial Rerun election

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared Mudashiru Oyetunde Hussen, the nominee of the Osun State governor,  Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the party’s Osun West Senatorial District primaries. The members of APC NWC cleared the aspirant after its emergency meeting Monday. Husseni, a commissioner in the present administration ‎ of Aregbesola was formally disqualified by the Screening Committee. The committee was alleged to have disqualified him for failing to properly resign his appointment as a Commissioner. But after its meeting on Monday, the APC NWC…

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