Anti-graft war and tons of dollars

In view of the recent startling revelations of millions of dollars being stashed away by former government officials, BIYI ADEGOROYE argues that it is a miracle that the nation has not gone under If the stunning figures and mindboggling revelations of stolen funds churned out in the media in the past one week are anything to go by, then one can safely conclude that the nation’s existence today is a miracle. It does not only confirm that the kind of massive looting of the treasury that took place under former…

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Odumakin: Igbo and Yoruba have put the past behind them

Various ethnic nationalities in the country have continued to identify defects in the structure of the country and called for return to true federalism. The National Publicity Secretary of Pan Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE, speaks on the current efforts to collaborate with the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo in this regard, even as he touches on other national issue What was the philosophy behind the recent interaction Afenifere had with Ohanaeze recently? When Dr. Nnia Nwodo was elected Ohanaeze President-General, Afenifere…

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Why I want to rule Anambra – Nwoye

Dr. Tony Nwoye is an astute leader, a frontline and pragmatic politician who believes in transformation. He is the member representing Anambra East and West in the Federal House of Representatives and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2013 poll in the State. During his university days, he was the National President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), which he piloted to an enviable status. In this interview, he speaks on his desire to be elected the governor of Anambra State in the forthcoming governorship election…

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APC’s school-feeding programme: Oyo fulfiling campaign promise?

Part of the electioneering campaign promises of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 was provision of a free meal per day for pupils in primary schools. This was aimed at enhancing the intellectual capacity of the children. Many pupils do not go to school due to poverty, while many had dropped out due to funding challenges. The Abiola Ajimobi administration had however deemed it expedient to provide free meals in order to attract such pupils back to the classrooms. In fulfillment of the promise, the Federal Government introduced ‘Homegrown…

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Deji of Akure, Eze Ndigbo in royal faceoff

The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyin Ogunlade-Aladelusi, has given the Eze Ndigbo in his domain, Sir Gregory Iloehika, an ultimatum of one month within which to stop parading himself as a monarch and apply for the title of ‘leader’ instead of the Eze Ndigbo being used presently. But the Ohaneze Ndigbo in Ondo State rejected the ultimatum and the offer of the monarch, leading to a royal faceoff. BABATOPE OKEOWO reports…     Whether or not the title of Eze Ndigbo could be used for the head of Igbo community…

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Plateau University convocation: Applauds for Lalong

Twelve years after the establishment of the Plateau State University by the then governor of the state, Senator Joshua Dariye, it had been difficult to hold convocation ceremonies due to the security situation in the state. It was only recently that the institution held it first and second combined convocation ceremonies after such a long time. The reason for the ugly development could also be attributed to political interference with academic activities in the university by the past administration which had on assumption of office frustrated and subsequently ordered the…

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Dogara: Political icon of the year

  “The Board of Editors voted for you in recognition of your antecedents as a dogged patriot, a torch bearer, a staunch believer in the principle of the separation of powers and ultimately the defender of the democratic faith. We have followed your path since you emerged the Speaker of the House. We also know that there have been battles here and there. But you are still here and we recognise the courage you have shown maintaining the delicate balance between the independence of the Legislature and working with the…

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