Garlands as Tinubu turns 65

The height, which the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is 65 years today, has reached and kept, was not attained by a sudden flight, FELIX NWANERI reports Like the king, who William Shakespeare in his book: “King Richard 11”, said all the waters in the rude rough seas could not wash off the anointing balm on his head, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has turned to be a leading light, when the nation is still groping in…

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Governance: Women seek equal political representation

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports on this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, which Nigerian women used to call for positive change in the country March 8 of every year is a special day for women worldwide because the day is regarded as International Women’s Day, which is also celebrated in Nigeria. Nigerian women who joined their counterparts across the world to celebrate this year’s event used the occasion to draw the attention of the federal and state governments to their plight. In Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State, business activities were disrupted…

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Tinubu @ 65: Celebrating the architect of a new Lagos

During the historic regime of Asiwaju as Senator Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State is fondly referred to, many people who were familiar with the managerial acumen and political sagacity of the renowned guru of inestimable value were not surprised with the relentless efforts and visionary leadership he put to play in laying and building a solid foundation for the modern Lagos State. Against all odds, including the seizure of the Federal Government allocation and other intervention funds due to the State, the Jagaban Borgu did not give…

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2019: INEC commended over early release of schedule

Former National Publicity Secretary of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for releasing the schedule of the 2019 general elections almost two years to the polls. Speaking to New Telegraph in an exclusive interview, Sani said releasing the election date very early will enable Nigerians and political parties to be aware and prepare for the elections. His words: “I see nothing wrong in the release of time table by INEC two years to the time. This would enable Nigerians and the…

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POLITRICKS: Recession hits party chairman

Though 2019 general elections is still about two years away, the contest for elective positions has already started as politicians have started showing interests for the various positions up for grab. While those who are presently occupying public offices are doing everything possible to retain their seats, some aspirants are strategising to unseat the incumbents at the state and federal levels. And ahead of elections, the national chairman of one of the newly registered political parties is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that his party remains relevance in…

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POLITICAL NOTES: Still waiting on LASIEC

According to the Holy Book, hope deferred makes the heart sick. This appears to be the lot of aspirants jostling to take a shot at the local government election in Lagos State. For over two years, the apprehension and anxiety on when the grassroots election would hold has been a consistent thematic. With several reasons being adduced for the failure to get the election up and running, the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas are currently being managed by sole administrators. Notably among the issues preventing the…

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Sheriff’s back and forth movement

Last weekend’s collapse of the peace accord between the two factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership tussle was a prediction fulfilled. ONYEKACHI EZE chronicles several breaches of such accord in the past     The repudiation of the peace process by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) barely two days after it was reached seems to have confirmed the belief in some quarters that it is not the wish of the former Borno State governor that peace returns to the party, at least…

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Politics of no vacancy in Anambra

  This year is already turning out to be a very interesting one. One interesting thing is that it is a year of election in Anambra State and all eyes are focused on the state. Many people will be disappointed at the end of the day because what they expect will not come to pass. God is going to intervene to make the election very smooth. We are confident that All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) is going to win the forth coming Anambra State governorship election primarily because its candidate…

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Oil-based economy can no longer sustain Nigeria – Ojudu

Senator Babafemi Ojudu is the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters. He speaks in this interview on Nigeria’s challenges, blaming them on the handiwork of forces within the system     You are one of the founders of The News/PM News group, a media organisation that famously fought military dictatorship in Nigeria. How would you describe those years? It was very interesting and dangerous at the same time. It was also a very challenging period of my life. We lived as if everyday was the last. We did…

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Magu: A chequered financial crimes busting career

Commissioner of Police, who has a degree in Accounting and further trained in Financial Crimes Investigation at the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and London Metropolitan Police Institute, is a pioneer staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under the headship of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, He had previously served as head of agency’s Economic Governance Unit (EGU) responsible for investigating senior public officials. The Senate’s turndown of his confirmation is not the first time he would be facing challenges in the course of his career with…

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