Nwobodo, Nnamani, Chime, others named members, as Enugu APC inaugurates state caucus

  As part of efforts to reposition the party towards winning the 2019 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the weekend, appointed prominent politicians in Enugu State, both new and old members, as members of the state caucus of the party. Those that made the list include former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; former governor of the state, Sullivan Chime; former Military Governor of Gombe State, Group Capt. Joe Orji; a transport magnet and CEO Peace Mass Transit Ltd, Evang.…

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Buhari’s mid-term scorecard unimpressive -Senator Ben Obi

Senator Ben Obi is a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a one time Special Adviser on Political Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan. In this interview with ONWUKA NZESHI, the astute political heavyweight reflects on the crisis in the PDP, the scorecard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after two years as well as the agitations for the revival of Biafra in the South-East On May 30, the Indigenous People of Biafra and other pro-secession groups ordered a sit-at-home and effected a lock down in the South-East.…

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It’s no longer contract bazaar at NDDC, says Ifowodo

Human right activist and member, Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), representing Delta State, Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo, speaks with SONY NEME on issues affecting the region, the commission’s challenges and the way forward Can you take us through what is presently obtainable at the NDDC? We were sworn in November last year. So we are barely six months on the job. We were nominated by Mr. President July but it took the National Assembly and other clearing institutions a couple of months to get by. Thereafter, we had…

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$3m hotel: My traducers’ll meet me in court -Gov Yari

Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has been in the news for some time now as his comment on the meningitis outbreak, which claimed many lives, is still fresh in mind. Recently, Yari who doubles as Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), was accused of building a 100-room hotel with Paris refund money. He speaks on these and others issues in this interview with select newsmen including ONYEKACHI EZE in Abuja You are the chairman of the NGF and the relationship between state government and local governments is like the state…

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Retooling Buhari’s anti-corruption war

With the relative success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war, BIYI ADEGOROYE writes that thorough investigation and diligent prosecution should take pre-eminence over setting up of special courts to try corruption cases Recent indications by the Federal Government to reshape the anticorruption war and set up special courts to try cases of graft has caught the attention of many Nigerians. More than ever before, they have realised the gargantuan level of corruption in the country and its dangers to national development. Stemming from the fact that besides tackling insecurity and…

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Dickson is turning Bayelsa around, says SSG Spiff

The Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government, HRH David Serena-Dokubo Spiff, in this interview on the state of affairs in the state since 2012 when Governor Henry Seriake Dickson assumed office, says the state has experienced glorious restoration under the governor Can you give us an overview of what the restoration government of Governor Seriake Dickson has achieved in the last five years? Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, our glorious governor, is actually a positive phenomenon. He ascended to power in 2012 when the situation in the state was horrendous. First,…

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Late arrival of materials mar LG elections in parts of Benue

The late arrival of electoral materials is frustrating many prospective voters eager to vote in the ongoing Benue local government elections, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. Our correspondents, who went round some polling units in Adikpo, Kwande and other local governments, found voters loitering around the polling units while waiting for electoral officers and materials, as at 1.50pm. At some units, NAN found that the electoral officers were already seated but had not commenced accreditation as the materials were still being awaited from the Benue State Independent Electoral…

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Midterm report: Mixed feelings trail APC govt

Last Monday, the Muhammadu Buhari administration clocked two years in office, having been sworn-in on May 29, 2015. Prior the last general election, Nigerians had coped with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government for 16 years before voting in the All Progressives Congress (APC). With the half term gone, Saturday Telegraph in this report by BIO-DUN OYELEYE, ADEWALE AJAYI, IBRAHEEM MUSA, TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, KENNETH OFOMA, ADEOLU ADEYEMO, MUSA PAM and EMMANUEL IFEANYI inquire from supporters and opponents of the administration whether the APC government had lived up to its electoral…

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Lagos LG poll: Controversy trails APC primaries

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the internal wrangling in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s primaries for the forthcoming local government election in the state At present there is mixed feelings in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s recent chairmanship and councillorship primaries for the party’s flag bearers in the forthcoming July 22 local government elections in Lagos State. The party’s chairmanship primaries held on May 27 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium was disrupted half way into…

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Kazeem: Powering Ambode’s dream with instrumentality of justice

“I am a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity- these values mean a lot to me” – Mohammed ElBaradei That Nigeria is abundantly blessed with the requisite human capacity; with some of the world’s most brilliant minds strewn across the globe’s exciting professional landscape is stating the obvious. The lacuna, however, is the recurring mishap of placing square pegs in round holes! Little wonder, the obvious challenge of the slow pace of the country’s socio-economic development. But the exception to the rule has amply…

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