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Kaduna bloodbath: The inside story

The 21st century in which Arabs fought and won their freedom against tyranny is the one in which the North is fighting against injustice and vote stealing and allocation.” These were the words of one Aminu (not real name), a northerner and a graduate, who even did his postgraduate studies at Leeds University, in the […]

INEC drafts students to conduct polls in Bauchi, Kaduna today

Following the decision by corps members to back out of the conduct of gubernatorial and state Assembly elections in the troubled Bauchi and Kaduna states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has settled for students of tertiary institutions in both states to serve as ad-hoc personnel for the election billed for today. The bulk of […]

Reform of power sector will transform lives of Nigerians– Onagoruwa, DG, BPE

Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Ms Bolanle Onagoruwa, is passionate with her job, especially as it relates to the privatization of the power sector. Last week, Ms Onagoruwa was in Lagos to brief Business Editors on what the BPE was doing to drive the power sector reforms of the Federal Government […]

Kwara guber: How Gov. Saraki dusted father, sister

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won the Tuesday gubernatorial election in Kwara State. Its candidate, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, polled 254,969 votes to defeat his the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) counterpart, Mr Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN), who scored 152,580 votes. Senator Gbemisola Rukayat Saraki of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) had 72,456 […]

Gov. Oshiomhole dumps Olympic Soccer iteam

Following what they termed political commitments, Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has pulled out of the U-23 Olympic team camping sponsorship arrangement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), for the return leg of the All Africa Games qualifier encounter against Liberia. The head of technical of the federation, Emmanuel Ikpeme, disclosing this to Daily Sunsports […]

Akpabio returns as A’Ibom governor

Governor Godswill Akpabio was yesterday evening declared winner of last Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in Akwa Ibom State. In making the declaration, the state returning officer, Professor [Mrs] Comfort Ekpo announced that the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] scored 957,585 votes to beat its closest rival Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN] which polled 163,449 votes ,while the […]

Liberal Signpost: Who are Liberals – By Charles-Bruno Okpuruka

By Charles-Bruno Okpuruka, Toronto, Canada – April 27, 2011 – The Nigerian general elections hopefully, will come to a close this week with the conduct of the gubernatorial and state assembly elections. The avalanche of positive endorsements on its conduct from every quarter across the globe is indicative of the maturity of Nigeria’s democracy. All credits […]

Breaking News: INEC cancels Imo guber elections results – Okorocha was leading…

The Imo State governorship election lived up to its billing, with tension and drama, and has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Before then, Governor Ikedi Ohakim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) were running head to head. Okorocha led in 12 […]

Nigeria: Between The Pulpit And The Podium – By Sunny Chris Okenwa

By Sunny Chris Okenwa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 27, 2011 – Nigeria is a country of contrasting phenomena, a nation whose socio-political complexity is simply amazing. I spent some months in Nigeria since last January when I left my location for the burial of my late mother in the village east of the Niger. She […]

Between Ngige and Akunyili – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – April 26 – Anambra State has always been politically challenging, especially in the current political dispensation. In this sense, the controversial outcome of the April 9 National Assembly elections, which   pitted former Governor Chris Ngige against former Information Minister Dora Akunyili in a dog fight essentially means that […]

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