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Why I will Vote for Ikedi Ohakim

By Kenneth Uwadi, Imo, Nigeria – Marc. 30, 2011 – The Nigerian governorship election is to be held in April . Imo State is abuzz these days with political activities and discussions over who wins the Imo governorship election. The state is divided into several political camps, each rallying supporters for their preferred candidate. The […]

A Short Note on Nigeria’s 2011 Elections

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – March 30, 2011 – Are you the Nigerian better off today than you were 12 years ago? As Nigerians go to the polls in April 2011 to choose their representatives in government, this should be the question on their mind. Nigeria has made in the past 12 […]

Nigeria can’t survive without Yoruba, says Aregbesola

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola yesterday challenged the Yoruba race on the need to sustain the nation’s democratic principles. Aregbesola, who was delivering his keynote address at an interactive forum with the theme: “Yoruba Nation: Agenda for National Politics of Development”, said the move became necessary because the Yoruba race constitutes a formidable force with […]

INEC to announce results in 48 hours

Results of the coming elections will be announced in 48 hours, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chair Prof. Attahiru Jega said yesterday. He also said that the distribution of ballot papers, which are being kept at the Central Bank of Nigeria, would be tracked to avoid being hijacked by politicians and thugs. Jega, who spoke […]

Court awards N10m damages against EFCC

A Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, yesterday awarded N10 million damages against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for sealing off the private home of former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose. EFCC operatives swooped the on the building located in Government Reserved Area (GRA), Iyaganku Quarters, Ibadan on September 29, last year; […]

How Soldiers Killed My Husband-Widow

A widow, Mrs. Fumilayo Jato, has told the Osun State Truth and Reconciliation Commission sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, how soldiers invited to the state by ousted Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola killed her husband, Abraham Jato. Testifying before the commission in petition NO 87/ OSTRC/ 2011 against Oyinlola and ex-Commissioner of Police Sulaiman Fakai, Mrs. […]

ACN rejects troops deployment

Troops deployment during elections is wrong, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) said yesterday. The Federal Government said on Tuesday that it would send in soldiers to fight thugs during the general elections, which begin on Saturday. The Council of State at its Tuesday meeting endorsed the proposal. But, to the ACN chairman Chief Bisi […]

The Kind of Senator Anambra Needs

Continuity and sustainability of achievements appear to be rare in Nigerian politics, why do you want to interrupt the incumbent senator representing your zone?  There comes a time when honest, God-fearing men of vision, motivated by the love for their people, step forward for service. Anambra South senatorial zone at this time urgently requires the services […]

Life Imprisonment for Indians Shipping Fake Drugs to Nigeria

In a radical move to stamp out the menace of counterfeited pharmaceutical products, India has approved life imprisonment for any of her businessmen involved in the production and distribution of fake drugs in Nigeria. The new action plan aimed at arresting the seemingly intractable incidence of fake and counterfeit drugs in Nigeria is contained in […]

Enugu Deputy Gov Slumps at Rally

Tension gripped residents of Enugu State Tuesday following reports that the state Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, had slumped during a campaign tour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to Nsukka town. He was however said to have been revived later at his residence in Enugu where he was immediately taken after the incident which […]

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