The new destination choice

FELIX NWANERI reports on the recent visits by a section of Nigeria’s political leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja House in London, which has turned the building to Mecca of some sort     Abuja House, the official residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), located in the posh Campden Hill area of the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London, is fast turning to a destination choice for powers that be in Africa’s most populous nation. The reason is, however, not farfetched….

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Anti-graft war: Ebonyi, ICPC partner on strategies

UCHENNA INYA reports on the partnership between the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Ebonyi State Government on the anti-corruption war   When he took over the mantle of leadership in 2015 as the chief executive of Ebonyi State, Governor Dave Umahi declared zero tolerance to corruption and immediately constituted the Fiscal Responsibility Board charged with the responsibility of fighting corruption in the state. After constituting the board, Umahi went into probe of projects handled by the immediate past administration by directing the contractors to join…

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No plot to impeach Osinbajo – Marafa

Senator Kabir Marafa represents Zamfara Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly. He speaks on the insinuation in some quarters that the Senate plotted to remove Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. CHUKWU DAVID reports The Coalition of Northern Youths recently described you as an enemy within for allegedly supporting Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe on an alleged motion to make the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, acting president, when Prof. Yemi Osinbajo travelled out of the country earlier this month? It is an unfortunate development within the politics of North- West in particular. I…

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Idle elite heating up polity with calls for restructuring – Oshiomhole

Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, believes that Nigeria’s problem is not that of structure, but attitude to public office. He also speaks, in this interview, on litigations and the electoral process. FELIX NWANERI reports How do you react to the recent validation of the election of your successor, Governor Godwin Obaseki, by the Supreme Court and the implication of the courts as the ultimate decider on election matters in the electoral process? What the Supreme Court did is basically a vote of confidence on the electoral process and…

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How to resolve Lagos PDP crisis – Adewale

Mr. Segun Adewale is the factional chairman of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, he speaks on the just-concluded Lagos State Local Government election and the leadership crisis in the party. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports How would you assess last Saturday’s local government election in Lagos State? The election in my local government is not something to write home about because in most of the polling booths, there are ballot papers for councillorship position but ballot papers for chairmanship not available. In Agbado-Oke Local Development Area (LCDA),…

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Senate: Court verdict, Osun West victory resonate PDP’s voice

  CHUKWU DAVID reports that the recent Supreme Court judgement, which resolved the protracted leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s victory in the Osun West by-election, have strengthened the opposition party in the Senate The protracted leadership crisis in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) actually shook the party’s foundation and threatened its existence. Some of the “bread and butter” members of the party had to hurriedly dump it and migrated to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Most people, including political analysts had concluded…

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Akeredolu joins APC restructuring committee

.. As Committee is build to submit report Aug 20  The governor of Ondo State, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has been co-opted into the committee set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to articulate the position of the party on restructuring. The APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun co-opted Akeredolu in a letter dated July 17. Also, in the letter, Odigie-Oyegun charged the committee to submit its report on August 20. The Committee, that was set up a fortnight ago by the National Working Committee of the APC after…

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