POLITRICKS: Wooing electorate with loan facilities

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, politicians are not leaving any stone unturned as they have started strategising on how to win the hearts of the electorate through different tactics.       At present, some of the public office holders, party leaders and aspirants are strategically wooing the people with gifts and empowerment tools all in their respective bids to get their votes in next year’s elections.   Politricks gathered from multiple sources that a particular politician, who is a special assistant to a serving top public office holder…

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Just let Godwin Obaseki be

Edo people escaped the invading and importuning clutches of severe misrule and diabolic maladministration by the whiskers when the spirits of the ancestors and the provisions of the law booted out the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to usher in good governance under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. PDP had been in power for 10 excruciating years and had bled the soul of the heartbeat state dry, looted the exchequer, and done enough damage to undo the exemplary works of the late Dr Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia. Again, the desire for good governance and…

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Ekiti 2018: Jostle for APC ticket begins

The number of aspirants jostling for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State for the 2018 governorship election has increased to 36, thereby putting the party’s leaders on edge over who flies the flag, SULAIMAN SALAWUDEEN reports     The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a dramatic election experience about two years ago, precisely June 21, 2014, lost the state’s governorship election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against “favourable” prognosis and forecasts of pundits and political watchers, who had predicted…

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FHQ: 221 police personnel attached to Wike

   The Force Headquarters (FHQ) Sunday said a total of 221 police officers and men are attached to the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyeson Wike. In a statement by its spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, the FHQ noted that its position was necessitated by an interview the Rivers State Governor was said to have granted a national daily (not New Telegraph). In the said interview, Wike was quoted to have alleged that the police had marked him for possible elimination. The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Nigeria…

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Nigeria’s and its motley parties

The nation’s electoral space is likely to be rowdy with the planned registration of 86 political associations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to participate in future elections, writes ONYEKACHI EZE With 40 registered political parties already in existence, the nation’s political space appears to be saturated. There is, however, every possibility that the number might increase if some of the applications pending before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) scale through. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mohamood Yakubu said at a quarterly meeting with registered political parties last month that…

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PDP crisis: Sheriff walks out on Jonathan, stakeholders

…says anything outside Dickson’s recommendations unacceptable Ex-President: We must make sacrifices The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders’ meeting, convened yesterday by former President Goodluck Jonathan, might have failed to find a way out of the lingering leadership crisis in the party as the Court of Appeal-reinstated National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, walked out of meeting. Sheriff, who arrived the venue of the meeting late, told journalists that he was not allowed to make an opening remark. Hence, he walked out of the meeting that Jonathan convened with major stakeholders…

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INEC should put its house in order before 2019 –Agoro

Dr. Olapade Agoro is a former presidential candidate and National Chairman of the National Action Council (NAC). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he speaks on the nation’s electoral system and the 2019 general elections What is your take on the early announcement of the 2019 general elections schedule by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)? The decision of INEC to release the election dates almost two years to the election is a mismanaged situation meant to put wool on the face of the electorate. Nobody can tell what will…

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