Oyebode: Buhari seems to have been incapacitated

…Two years of Buhari’s administration You will agree with me that President Muhammadu Buhari was overly optimistic of turning Nigeria around. Buhari himself confessed that he did not know that things had gotten that bad and he was almost throwing in the towel that this was an impossible case. You must remember that he had three times tried to win the presidency and on the fourth effort, he succeeded. But he took so long, nearly six months before he could put his team together. This presidency today has moved as…

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2019: Activist tasks youths on elective offices

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a human rights activist and Executive Director of Hope for Niger Delta Campaign (HNDC), Comrade Sunny Ofehe, has called on Nigerian youths to take active part in the election by contesting for public offices at state and national levels. Speaking as a guest speaker on “Empowering Youths for good governance in Nigeria” at a conference organised by Niger Delta Initiative in Austria, Ofehe appealed to the National Assembly to ensure the passage of the “Not too Young to run Bill” that has gone through…

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Peters: APC’s government is two years of waste

…Two years of Buhari’s administration President Buhari’s mid-term report card is gloomy and the state of the nation, bad. Nigeria has been adrift in the past two years with economic recession, political upheavals, executive-legislature squabble, infrastructural decay, impunity and marginalization of some sections of the country. Nigerians were abandoned again to wander in the wilderness, expecting a messiah to lead them to the Promised Land, where they will be provided with abundant dividends of democracy. It is a sad commentary in our quest for the enthronement of genuine democracy in…

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APGA Crisis: Court order not binding on me – Oye

Dr Victor Oye, a contender to the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has said that the ruling of an Enugu High Court on the dispute is not binding on him. Oye said in Awka on Thursday that the order issued on May 22 sacking his leadership of the party’s National Working Committee was not binding because  he was not a party in the suit. He said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he did not appear and was not mentioned as either plaintiff…

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Razak: National Assembly has failed to support Buhari’s govt

Chief Lanre Razak is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State. He speaks on the state of the nation, governance in Lagos and the forthcoming council poll in the state. FELIX NWANERI reports   How would you rate President Muhammadu Buhari administration in the past two years? My assessment is very clear; I want to thank God that we have a credible person and a new government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, who is fighting corruption in Nigeria vigorously and fearlessly. If you take a close…

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APC behind PDP’s crisis in Lagos – Adewale

Mr. Segun Adewale is the Lagos State Chairman of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with Wale Elegbede, he speaks on the state of the party in the state and the forthcoming local government election, among other issues What is the state of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State? To be sincere with you, we have a serious challenge, but the problem is not really within our party. Although we initially had issue as to who is the authentic…

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APC govt, a misadventure – Fayose

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Mr. Ayodele Fayose is the governor of Ekiti State. He speaks, in this interview, on the state of nation, the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State and the agitation in the South-East, among other issues. WALE ELEGBEDE reports     Are you worried about the agitation for self-succession in the South- East? Igbo people will continue to agitate because it has been their style, but don’t make it look as if they must kill all of them because they are agitating. They are ruthlessly dealing with Igbo people and it…

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Lagos APC primaries: Aggrieved members protest imposition of candidates

Demand Tinubu’s intervention   Worried by the outcome of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship and counsellorship primaries, aggrieved aspirants and members on Wednesday stormed the party secretariat on ACME Road in Agidingbi to demand for the cancellation of the process that led to the emergence of some consensus candidates for the July 22 local government elections in the state. The protesters from Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area and Oriade Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in the state said the recently conducted APC primary elections were fraudulent and therefore…

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Cross River: Ayade trudges despite challenges

Despite limited resources, Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, is working tirelessly to fulfill his promises to the people of the state, CLEMENT JAMES reports “I do believe that the core focus of my administration is taking advantage of all the natural resources we’ve got. It is not true, never ever true, that you have to inherit plenty to succeed. So, my own take is that all the core investors that have been talking with me, the whole essence is how we can package our debt and turn it…

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We are creating Nigeria of our dream – Osinbajo

Democracy Day speech by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) commemorating the second anniversary of the Muhammadu Buhari administration Today (Monday) marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the challenges of the past two years. Our administration outlined three specific areas for our immediate intervention on assumption of office: these were Security, Corruption and the Economy. In the North-East of our…

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