Jonathan rains dollars on South-West Obas

President Goodluck Jonathan | credits: File copy The March 28 presidential election has made some traditional rulers in the South-West geopolitical zone millions of naira richer, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Findings show that this change of fortunes was brought about by President Goodluck Jonathan’s quest for the support of the traditional rulers and their subjects […]

Simple Questions for Yoruba Monarchs – By Anthony A. Kila

Anthony A. Kila | London, UK | MArch 10, 2015 – The presidential campaign team of the PDP and their presidential flag bearer, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan must know something we do not know about the electoral value of the monarchs in some parts of Yourubaland for he is spending quite some time with them lately. […]

Rogue cop Sam Chukwu, AIG Mbu plotting to rig elections in Southwest

Sam Chukwu and AIG Mbu Several police and political sources have told SaharaReporters that Sam Chukwu, a sinister police officer reputed for masterminding a group of rogue policemen who carried out kidnapping, armed robbery and other major crimes in Enugu State, was recently promoted and deployed to Lagos in order to fortify a team of […]

PDP seeks South-West foothold ahead of 2015

  National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’Azu OLUSOLA FABIYI writes on the fresh moves by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to maintain power at the centre as battle to unseat the party by the opposition rages The race for the Presidency in 2015 is gathering momentum. The heat is on the ruling Peoples Democratic […]

2015: Jonathan moves to woo S’West

President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan and his top aides are said to be developing strategies to stop the increasing popularity of the All Progressives Congress in the South-West and parts of the North-East and North-West. High-ranking Aso Rock officials told The PUNCH in Abuja, on Sunday, that this informed a recent meeting between President […]

Afenifere demands publication of confab committee report

BY DAPO AKINREFON Afenifere  Renewal Group, ARG, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately make public the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on National Dialogue, which was submitted, Wednesday. A statement by the group’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kunle Famoriyo, said making the report a public document is the only way President Jonathan’s wish to […]

Ibos, Yorubas & The Rest of Us – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson | Jos, Nigeria | Oct. 31, 2012 – We grab a dog with the hands and it escapes; thereafter we beckon it with two fingers. (If both hands cannot detain a dog, two fingers from a distance will not bring it to where it escaped from.) As a public commentator, I […]

Yoruba National Assembly Communique

Text of the communique from the Yoruba Assembly held at the Oyo State House of Assembly, Ibadan, Oyo State — 30 August 2012 Representatives of various political parties, sub-ethnic groups of the Yoruba of Nigeria, professional and vocational groups, at a PAN-YORUBA CONFERENCE to which the following categories of eminent Yoruba personalities were invited:All former […]

Group slams Okupe over call for Lagos Speaker’s resignation

A group, Congress of South-West Youths (COWSY), has criticised the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, over his recent call for resignation of the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji. Okupe had recently called for Ikuforiji’s resignation based on his pending trial by the Economic […]

Congress of S/West youth condemns Boko Haram activities

The Congress of South-West Youths has condemned the incessant attack on people and mosques in the northern part of the country by the Boko Haram sect, calling on the Federal Government to provide lasting solution to the mayhem now or lose its support at the South-Western region. The president of the group, Mr Taiwo Ayedun […]

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