OSUN DEFENDER
Category archives for: POLITICS

Arrest Of Jonathan’s Boys, Ex-militants Dokubo-Asari, Tompolo And Boyloaf

Arrest Of Jonathan's Boys, Ex-militants Dokubo-Asari, Tompolo And Boyloaf

The police have said they are still studying the threat by some ex-militants to declare war against the nation, if President Goodluck Jonathan does not win the forthcoming presidential election. The Force stated that it would take appropriate action at the right time. Some ex-militants, including Mujahideen Dokubo-Asari, Tompolo and Boyloaf, had threatened to wage […]

An emerging power bloc in the Senate

Public Notice: Former Deputy Senate President Is Dead

The political trend of former state governors becoming senators appears to be on the ascendency in 2015. As the seventh National Assembly (NASS) winds up, Weekly Trust looks at how these ex-governors, now senators functioned as legislators. When the eighth National Assembly (NASS) is eventaully convened within the next five months, the number of former […]

INEC Releases 11 Names Of Candidates For 2015 Presidential Election (See The Candidates And Their Running Mates)

INEC Releases 11 Names Of Candidates For 2015 Presidential Election (See The Candidates And Their Running Mates)

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the names of the presidential candidates and their running mates who will contest the 2015 elections. Although there are 26 registered political parties in Nigeria, only 11 have submitted names of candidates to run for the presidency. The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, submitted the names of […]

INTERVIEW: Buhari will win presidential poll by a landslide – Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Michael Abimboye, journalist, social critic and former presidential candidate, Dele Momodu, speaks on the coming presidential election, the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other sundry issues. Excerpts: You are one of the critics of the Jonathan administration, what do you think it could have done better? […]

Frustration! PDP Governor Rain Curses During Jonathan’s Campaign Rally

Frustration! PDP Governor Rain Curses During Jonathan's Campaign Rally

Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State on Friday rained curses on the opposition, saying, “it will not be well with them.” Suswam made the comment at the ongoing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign held in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of the state. The governor said “some of those who have benefitted immensely from the […]

I have not endorsed any candidate —Shagari

Former Heads Of State Pledge To Assist In The Rescue Of Chibok Girls

The oldest son of former President Shehu Shagari, and the District Head of Shagari, Captain Bala Shagari (retired), has advised PDP leaders to stop dragging his father’s name into the endorsement politics of their presidential candidates and allow his father to enjoy the quiet life of his retirement. Bala Shagari, who holds the traditional title […]

Declare your stand on insurgency, Tompolo challenges Danjuma

A. K. A Tampolo

Former leader of the Niger Delta militant group, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has asked General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd) to make public his position on the spate of insurgency in Nigeria, particularly, having not known to have condemned the atrocities of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Ekpemupolo, yesterday in a statement, accused the elder […]

Obasanjo And Soyinka Meets In Lagos; What Is Happening?

Obasanjo And Soyinka Meets In Lagos; What Is Happening?

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Africa’s foremost female drummer and one of Nigeria’s greatest entertainment exports, Aralola Olamuyiwa, popularly known as Ara as a pride to the African youth. The event, tagged ‘an evening with Ara’ held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, last week, was a multi – dimensional event, which featured a movie […]

Why I Sacrificed My Presidential Ambition For Buhari –Tinubu

Tinubu and Buhari

A former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday said he sacrificed his presidential ambition for the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu stated this while addressing a crowd of APC supporters at the party’s presidential rally in Lagos. He said Nigeria was facing an economic crisis and an internal war and […]

February elections: The prophecy of the Book of Jonah

index

A Nigerian, Sina Fagbenro-Byron has dug into the Bible to make a meaning out of Nigeria’s February elections. What he found as he posted on Facebook, was instructive and it came from the Book of Jonah. Will the Biblical story conveyed in the verses be the epilogue of the 14 February election after Nigerians voted […]


THURSDAY, 8TH JANUARY 2015 EDITION

Latest Stories

e-copy: Osun Defender

THURSDAY, 8TH JANUARY 2015 EDITION

Photo Gallery