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Jonathan stalls govs plan to take over PDP

MUTUAL suspicion between loyalists of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party’s national chairman, Bamanga Tukur, and those of the governors is delaying the convening of the party’s National Executive Council meeting, The PUNCH has found out. The party’s National Working Committee has been unable to agree on when to hold the NEC meeting […]

CNN interview: President comes under fire

The Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen and an opposition party on Thursday took a swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan over his comment that Boko Haram was not caused by poverty or misrule. Jonathan had in an interview with the Cable News Network’s Christiane Amanpour, Wednesday night, said, “The sect was not born […]

CPC blasts Okupe for attacking Buhari

Congress for Progressive Change has lampooned the Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for criticising Maj.-Gen Muhammadu Buhari over his comments on the attack on the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayaro. The party said its attention was drawn to comments credited to the Presidential aide, who they alleged cast […]

Governors Forum, threat to democracy – Clark

A former Information Minister, Chief Edwin Clerk, on Thursday, said the existence of Nigeria Governors Forum was a threat to the nation’s democracy. Clark also claimed that there was no pact between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan on whether the latter would run for a single term or not. Members of the […]

NBC bans Timaya, Psquare’s videos

The National Broadcasting Commission has banned a number of new music videos from being broadcast anywhere in the country. Reports indicated on Thursday that artistes whose works are affected by the action include Psquare, Wande Coal, Timaya, Flavour and D’Prince. The others are Goldie, Chuddy K and Tillaman. The videos were banned for containing erotic […]

Another Look at Marxism – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | Jan. 24, 2013 – Prior to the close of the last century, the influence of Marxist thinking on the industrialised world had been the subject of exhaustive analysis by historians and scholars. But very few attempts were made to gauge its impact on certain contemporary realities of developing […]

Stop Tinkering with the Nigerian Constitution – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | Jan. 24, 2013 – A written constitution is not a prerequisite for democracy. Not surprisingly, some flourishing democracies have no written constitution and some failed democracies had some wonderfully crafted constitutions. Nigeria has had a number of well written constitutions. Lamentably, none of them has worked well. Still, […]

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