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Ize-Iyamu’s burden in Edo poll

Edo poll and Ize-Iyamu’s burden   Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19 Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu is haunted by past comments made against him, four years ago, by former National Chairman of his party, Adams Oshiomhole, whom he helped to win re-election in 2012. It is […]

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Ijaw communities cry out to FG, others for urgent assistance

At least 10 communities ravaged by river pollution arising from the mysterious death of fishes and deposition of same on the beaches of the coastal communities in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State have expressed deep concern over their plight and sought government assistance.   They said the Federal Government, multinational oil companies and […]

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Ondo 2020: Olafeso congratulates Jegede, charges PDP on equity, fairness

  Immediate past National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West and a gubernatorial aspirant in the Ondo State governorship primaries, Dr. Eddy Olafeso has congratulated winner of the primaries, Barr. Eyitayo Jegede. Olafeso, who polled 175 votes behind Hon. Agboola Ajayi’s 657 and the eventual winner, Jegede scored 888, expressed […]

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Ekiti’s values were bastardised with ‘politics of the belly’ –Prof. Tale Omole

Professor Bamitale Omole is the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where held sway between 2011-2016, and now the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti. In this chat with OLALEKAN OSIADE, the former INEC State Returning Officer for the 2014 governorship election in Osun State, spoke on […]

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Ondo APC: How Reconciliation Committee saved party – Peller

Member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency and secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Reconciliatory Committee in Ondo State, Hon. Shina Peller has said that the interventions of the Committee had saved implosion in the state party. The APC Caretaker/Extra Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee set up the Reconciliation Committee chaired by the Governor of Niger […]

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NDDC: Drama, intrigues as Reps probe alleged sleaze

The House of Representatives has been the cynosure of eyes as the probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) gets underway in the lower chamber. PHILIP NYAM relives the proceedings The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has of late been in the news for the wrong reasons. However, this did not start today as […]

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2023: S’East presidency or Igbo presidency?

Since the zoning of political offices has become the order of the day in Nigeria, an equitable consensus would follow that Southern Nigeria — the Igbo in particular — will produce the next president of the country, come 2023. But such zoning convention has begun to beg the question: Would the candidacy be open to […]

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NDDC probe: HEDA faults NASS, calls for public inquiry

An anti-corruption group, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) has described the current probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the National Assembly as an attempt to delude Nigerians. HEDA in a statement signed by its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju said the federal government should take two important steps to ensure […]

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Service Chiefs: No Executive/Legislature rift – NASS

Against the belief in some quarters that there is a rift between the Executive arm of government and the Legislature, members of the National Assembly Thursday said there was no such rift. Senator Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District and Senator Bamidele Opeyemi representing also Ekiti Central Senatorial District denied Thursday that there was […]

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Deputy Speaker Niger State House of Assembly quits

    Hon. Bako Kasim Alfa has resigned his position as the Deputy Speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly. His resignation was announced during the plenary of the state lawmakers on Thursday. His notice of resignation was contained in a letter submitted to the Speaker and read n the floor of the House. No reason was […]