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84 PDP senators fail to get return tickets

About 84 senators of the Peoples Democratic Party may have lost their bid to return to the red chambers on the party’s ticket. Final standings from the outcome of the primaries held across the country showed that a repeat of what happened in 2007, where most of the lawmakers did not return, is likely to […]

Is Ojukwu a Hero or Villain?

By Max Siollun, NNP – Jan. 10, 2011 – January is a key month in Nigeria’s history. This January marks the 41st anniversary of the end of the Nigerian civil war, and the 44th anniversary of the Aburi accords – the debate in Aburi in Ghana which nearly pre-empted the war. The pivotal figure in […]

Voter registration under threat, three days to go

Three days to the commencement of the long-awaited registration of voters, about 46,000 units of the 132,000 Direct Data Capturing machines ordered by the Independent National Electoral Commission are yet to arrive the country. The contracts were awarded to three companies — Avante Technology, Haier Electrical Appliances Corporation of China, and Zinox Technologies. While Zinox, […]

Uduaghan takes oath, pledges good governance

BARELY 72 days after he was sacked from office by a Benin Appellate Court, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan was yesterday sworn-in as governor of Delta State by the Chief Judge, Justice Abiodun Smith. Meanwhile, a protest match allegedly organised by the faithful of the defeated Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) governorship candidate in last week’s Delta re-run election, […]

Obasanjo leaves Cote d’Ivoire, Gbagbo defiant

The workers of the hotel where Obasanjo was staying and a member of his security detail, according to the Associated Press (AP) confirmed that the former president left early yesterday for Nigeria. Gbagbo has refused to step down even though results issued by the electoral commission and certified by the United Nations (UN) showed he […]

Nigeria to supply 22.76 per cent of Africa’s oil needs by 2015’

A LATEST report from Business Monitor International (BMI) has shown that Nigeria oil and gas sector will account for 8.97 per cent of African regional oil demand by 2015, while providing 22.76 per cent of supply. Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted an increase of one million barrels per day (bpd) in 2011, while […]

Jega decries lack of democracy in parties

INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega has said that the lack of internal democracy in most political parties was posing a serious concern to the commission. He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum, adding that lack of internal party democracy had been noticed in most political […]

Smooth sail for Yuguda, Shema, Wamakko,Shinkafi emerge amid confusion

The results of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries which held across the country yesterday have continued to favour the incumbent political office holders, even as the exercise has been springing up surprises in certain areas. Many of the Governors who aspired to return to office had continued to have easy pick of the party […]

2011: Court clears Atiku

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar on Monday survived two-law suits seeking to stop his presidential ambition. In the first suit challenging the waiver giving to him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Justice Ishaq Bello in his judgment threw out the suit describing the plaintiff, Alhaji Sadiq Jada as a meddlesome interloper and busy body […]

Oyo: Akala’s loyalists sweep PDP Assembly’s primaries

Despite the late arrival of the officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the national headquarters for the primaries into the 32-seat Oyo State legislative arm, the election was successful with loyalists of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, winning most of the seats. Among those that emerged as winner is Mr. Jimoh Fadipe, the lawmaker who […]

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