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Why Senate Leader Failed to Clinch Return Ticket

One of the pressure groups sympathetic to the second term bid of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State, The Pathfinders, has attributed the failure of the Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party’s ticket to return to the Senate to his alleged non-performance. He was also accused of romancing with some chieftains […]

Is Okonjo-Iweala as Ribadu’s running mate a game-changer?

As we approach the April timeline of the national election, the frenzy is palpable. As national elections go, this is one election in which most Nigerians repose a lot of hope: hope that the rottenness characterising past elections will be a thing of the past at least in scale if not in totality; hope for […]

Bankole, Daniel lose in court again

A fresh attempt at ensuring that the Independent National Electoral Commission accepts the list of the Ogun State candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party submitted by the state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has suffered another setback. The PDP and INEC had against an earlier position accepted the lists of candidates submitted for the forthcoming general […]

Yar’Adua, Aondoakaa pressured UK to drop charges against Ibori – WikiLeaks

The Yar’Adua Administration, with its Justice Minister, Michael Aondoakaa leading the charge, refused to cooperate with Britain on a prisoner transfer agreement unless the United Kingdom dropped corruption charges against former Delta State governor, James Ibori, documents released by WikiLeaks stated on Friday. Britain, keen to secure an agreement allowing the transfer of more than […]

(Picture):I didn’t kiss Ramsey Noah in Guilty Pleasures, the character I played did –Nse Etim, actress

  Nse Ikpe Etim, a Nollywood actress, quit the industry some years ago, but staged a comeback awhile back, starring in Reloaded, a movie that has brought her again to prominence. She tells ’NONYE BEN-NWANKWO why she left the industry and how it has been since she returned You used to be in the movie […]

Millions may be disenfranchised as INEC draws curtain on voter registration

There are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission may not extend the voter registration again as the exercise ends today (Saturday). The commission said in a statement on Thursday that it had registered 54.9m prospective voters out of the projected figure of 62m Nigerians. But there were strong indications on Friday that the commission […]

‘How teenagers with $9.7m were arrested at MMA’ Suspects moved to Abuja

Following the arrest of  two teenagers at the old domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, on  Thursday night , shortly after arriving with $9.7m,  664,100 euro  aboard an Arik Air flight from Kano,  a senior police  officer  has called for community policing. Narrating how the teenagers, identified as Abdul Bashir and Rabiu Bashir, were […]

Abati: Egypt/Tunisia: It could happen here

IT all started in Tunisia with an aggrieved vegetable and fruits seller, Mohammed Bouazizi, 26, setting himself ablaze in protest against bureaucratic dictatorship. Bouazizi will now be remembered forever as a martyr whose death drew fresh attention to fault lines in governance in the Arab world. Bouazizi died because he was fed up with government […]

U.S. Consulate Warns of Fraud in Visa Lottery

HE United States (U.S.) Mission to Nigeria has warned the members of the public to be aware of people informing them through scam e-mail messages or short messages (sms) of winning Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery to the U.S. Speaking yesterday in Lagos, Charity Boyette, Vice Consul of the US Consulate General in Lagos said that […]

INEC Re-admits 12 Parties

WITH barely 48 hours to the date of the official publication of the list of candidates submitted by political parties, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said yesterday that  it had re-admitted about 12 of the 20 political parties, whose submissions were rejected earlier this week. In a statement yesterday in Abuja , the Director […]

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