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Guilty Or Not Guilty: Verdicts on Jonathan’s 2015 ambition have been political –Soba


A former Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, Soba has been credited with several changes that reportedly gave the party a great level of respect in the state. He reveals much of his political thoughts in this interview with CORRESPONDENT, JULIET OYOYO. Excerpts… How do you view the alleged assassination attempt […]

Security agencies must shun partisanship during polls – Ajose

Akinsanya Sunny Ajose

Akinsanya Sunny Ajose, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was Head of Service (Hos) as well as former Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola. In this interview with SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he speaks on the Osun election, DSS allegations against APC, and how the crisis in Badagry chapter of the party was […]

2015 polls: Trouble brews in INEC over N9bn ballot papers contract – See more…


Crisis is brewing at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, following the decision of the Commission to contract the printing of the ballot papers to be used for the presidential and governorship elections to a foreign firm at the cost of N6 billion. Although the Commission is yet to award […]

Disbanding the JTF in the North-east was a grave mistake – By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri


Disbanding the JTF is apparently one of the worst things that ever happened to the security crisis in the north east. Ever since a military division was established to take over from JTF, the security infrastructure over there appears to be on the verge of total collapse, while most of the skilled military personnel may […]

The days of your misrule are numbered – Odigie-Oyegun tells PDP

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, assured yesterday that the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which started 15 years ago, would end next year. He said the administration would be replaced by that of the APC. Odigie-Oyegun spoke at the Third Progressive Governance Lecture Series in Owerri, […]

PDP IN TROUBLE: As Northwest PDP fails to endorse Jonathan…You need to know why


President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaigners have hit an obstacle, with the Northwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) divided over his yet unannounced ambition. An attempt to present a unanimous block support for the President in the Northwest failed on Sunday. Jigawa State – one of the states in the zone- yesterday repudiated the communiqué of the […]

Fire for Fire: How Nigerian Army battled Boko Haram, killed 59 in Bama

How Nigerian Military Arrested 14 Key Members Of Boko Sect In Maiduguri

Boko Haram’s drive to expand its caliphate suffered a major setback on Monday as 59 of its members were killed by soldiers while trying to capture Bama, one of the largest towns in Borno State. The terrorist group had last week declared a caliphate in Gwoza, a town 135 kilometres from Maiduguri. Investigations revealed that […]

EXPOSED: How Lagos PDP plans to toy with the lives of Lagosians


The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Chief Dele Ajomale, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party for criticising the restriction on commercial motorcycle riders otherwise known as okada. Ajomale told our correspondent during an interview that that by promising to reverse the restriction on okada if it wins next year’s governorship election in […]

Fashola Vs. Jonathan: ‘The difference is so clear’…A MUST READ


In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Chief Dele Ajomale, speaks on politics ahead of the 2015 elections and the policies of the state government. Your party has zoned the governorship seat to the Lagos-East senatorial district. If a strong candidate who is not from that […]

WAKE-UP JONA! Nigeria Doesn’t Deserve A Sleeping Or Drunkard President – Mrs. Ganiat Fawehinmi

ganat fawehinmi

Mrs. Ganiat Fawehinmi, widow of late radical human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, has expressed shock at the mysterious deaths and killings of young lawyers in the country. She attributed the crisis of security in the country to the slumbering approach of President Goodluck Jonathan to national security issues. Citing death of Bamidele Aturu, murder […]

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