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PVC distributions: There’s no sinister plot against any state – Igini

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Barrister Mike Igini is the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Cross River State. In this interview, he bares his mind on the operational challenges in the distributions of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), INEC’s preparedness for the 2015 general elections, and subsisting cases of defections, among other issues. Excerpts: Mike-IginiThe PVC distribution exercise was […]

Ogun PDP Crisis: Why INEC backs Kashamu’s faction

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The crisis in the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party over parallel primaries has taken a new dimension with the Independent National Electoral Commission giving recognition to the faction led by the South West leader of the party, Mr. Buruji Kashamu. The position of INEC was contained in a letter by its Secretary, […]

#EKITI CRISIS: We never collected any bribe from Fayose –Omirin reveals shocking details

Fayose and Omirin

In this interview with KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE, the embattled Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin, talks about his face-off with the governor, Ayodele Fayose The factional speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dele Olugbemi, said your impeachment was constitutional because the House had the number of people required to impeach you, which […]

Osun Speaker Explores Workers’ Understanding On Fund Paucity

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The Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salaam, has lauded the patience of the state workers on the current challenge of paucity of funds confronting the state. He said the stakeholders in government have started brainstorming on the possible options that would be win-win situation for the workers and the state. In […]

Is Buhari Nigeria’s Charles de Gaulle? – By Yomi Obaditan

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If General Muhammadu Buhari is voted into power, come Feb­ruary 2015, the army general-now-turned democrat, will follow the footsteps of Charles De Gaulle of France, who was the man of the moment in the crucial hour of that nation. De Gaulle was a statesman, domi­nant military and political leader of France for much of the […]

OSUN ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL UPDATE: Aregbesola Appears at Election Petition Tribunal…

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Osun Tribunal: My Witnesses Haven’t Disappointed Me – Aregbesola

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—As APC Opens Defence‎ Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said none of his witnesses before the state Election petition Tribunal hearing the petition challenging his re-election has ever disappointed him. He spoke on Friday after he attended the tribunal proceedings, as All Progressive Congress (APC), the second respondent open defence […]

Tight security as Aregbesola, Osinbajo appear before Osun tribunal

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Security was heightened around the Osun State High Court premises on Friday as Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the Vice Presidential candidate ofthe All Progressives Congress, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ( SAN), appeared before the Election Petitions Tribunal hearing matters arising from theAugust 9 governorship election in the state. There were more armed security agents in the […]

OSUN ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL UPDATE: My Witnesses Haven’t Dissapointed Me – Aregbesola

Osun Governorship Election Tribunal 2014

Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said none of his witnesses before the state Election petition Tribunal hearing the petiton challenging his re-election has ever dissapointed him. He spoke on Friday after he attended the tribunal proceedings, as All Progressive Congress (APC), the second respondent open defence against the petition. The […]

Osun: Consolidating The Gains Of The Past

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It would be understandable if the euphoria of victory in the just concluded governorship elections in our dear state of Osun takes a bit of time to wear off. To say that the battle was fierce would pass as an understatement. An ordinary civil process to elect the governor would turn out to be an […]

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