Uwazurike: Ndigbo’ll not hesitate to approach ICC

…Threat to Ndigbo by Northern Youths The ultimatum given by an amorphous and nebulous group should be paid 100 per cent attention by the security agencies in this country. It should be borne in mind that the Biafra agitation is peaceful and does not threaten anybody. But the full weight of the security agencies has been brought to bear on the agitators including death, arrests, detention without trial, flagrant disobedience of court order and prosecution. Is it not surprising that this amorphous group is given the prestigious Arewa House to…

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Ekujumi: Nigerians must be vigilant, keep faith with democracy

…Threat to Ndigbo by Northern Youths Just like millions of Nigerians and lovers of peace, harmonious cohabitation and relations of people across the world, I was taken aback by the crude, irresponsible, provocative, reckless and invitation to anarchy threat by some youth groups, which claimed to represent the interest of the people of Northern region of Nigeria. Without mincing words, this threat is an assault on the collective sensibilities of Nigerians, which must be condemned in its entirety. The threat on persons of Igbo extraction to leave the northern part…

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Ikokwu: Nigeria’s centre cannot hold

…Threat to Ndigbo by Northern Youths There is without any doubt rising tension in Nigeria today as most law abiding citizens across the length and breadth of Nigeria are alarmed at the turn of events in the land. Due to the state of the nation’s economy, and the rising tide of criminality, kidnappings, violence across the country by armed herdsmen, graduates unemployment and increased rate of unemployment of high school leavers and the present unviability of about 30 out of the 36 states in the country. It is very clear…

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SIECs should be scrapped for credible council polls – Banire

Muiz Banire

Dr. Muiz Banire is the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview, the convener of the United Action for Change (UAC) speaks on the state of the nation, anti-graft war and the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State, among others. WALE ELEGBEDE reports.   The APC-led Federal Government is two years. Would you say that you are satisfied with the party’s performance? Nobody can ever be satisfied; the government itself is not satisfied with what they have done so far. There would always be…

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Abiola: Al-Mustapha opens another can of worms

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the claim by Major Hamza al-Mustapha (rtd), the former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, that a video of the last moments of the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential elections, Chief Moshood Abiola, in his possession was responsible for his incarceration for 15 years Since the death of business mogul and acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola on July 7, 1998, the controversy surrounding his demise has been a recurring decimal, especially…

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House stabilises after the storm

Midterm scorecard Dogara stabilises House after the storm The 8th House of Representatives will be two years on June 9. PHILIP NYAM examines the performance of the parliament under Speaker Yakubu Dogara in the last two years On Friday, June 9, 2016, the House of Representatives will roll out its drums to mark two years of its four-year tenure. The 360-member legislative house was proclaimed and inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday 9 June, 2015. After two years, political pundits and indeed Nigerians have formed their opinion about the…

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APC has redefined governance in Kebbi – Macido

Kebbi State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barr. Muhammadu Maccido, speaks in this interview with ABUBAKAR ABDUL, on two years of Governor Atiku Bagudu’s government and the recent defections to the party in the state Your party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has just celebrated two years in office, as the chairman of the party in Kebbi State, how would you access its government in the state? In the last two years, our government has done tremendously well in all facets of human endeavour such as agriculture, education,…

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POLITRICKS: The fear of anti-graft agencies

There is no doubt that the ongoing war against corruption by the Muhammadu Buhari administration has succeeded in cowing most politicians, especially members of the opposition political parties. While some are currently held in detention for their respective roles in the immediate past administration, others have either escaped abroad or gone underground. But, to some who are yet to be quizzed, the best option is to shun politicking for now to avoid having the various antigraft agencies beam their searchlight on them. Politricks encountered one of them recently, and when…

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POLITICAL NOTES: Opposition as alternative platform

This tend to be when it is simply in the wider public interest that a problem is fixed as well as when the solution the government is proposing has wide support and is hard to disagree with. Regrettably, this has not been the case in Nigeria. Instead of holding the government accountable and serving as alternative platforms, most members of opposition parties chase political offices. Much noise would be made to rubbish and paint the party in power in bad light, but immediately an opportunity is opened, they grab it.…

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POLITRICKS: No more free meals for hangers on

It is hard time for hangers-on, who depend on public office holders for survival, no thanks to the economic recession, which has forced most politicians to adjust their expensive lifestyles. Some of these hangers- on, who usually seize the opportunity of any political gathering as time of merriment given the presence of the benefactors, experienced the shock of their lives during a recent political event in one of the communities in Imo State. The event, which was organized to honour a son of the community, who was appointed as board…

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