Putting an end to the PDP crisis

Since the 2015 general elections, when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the presidential election to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party has failed woefully in providing opposition to the ruling party. The PDP, which since the return of democracy on May 29, 1999, had been the ruling party at the centre and the majority party across the country, has since former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the election to President Muhammadu Buhari, lost its bearing and has been enmeshed in intra-party crisis. The crisis has threatened the existence of…

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Fayemi tells youths to be change agents

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has again challenged Nigerian youths on the need to change their orientation and position themselves as change agents for the Nigeria of their dream. The Minister gave this charge in his acceptance speech, after his conferment with the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Public Administration of the Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, during the institution’s fifth convocation ceremony on Saturday. Dignitaries in attendance at the colourful ceremony included the Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN); Minister of…

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Ekiti 2018: Jostle for APC ticket begins

The number of aspirants jostling for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State for the 2018 governorship election has increased to 36, thereby putting the party’s leaders on edge over who flies the flag, SULAIMAN SALAWUDEEN reports     The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a dramatic election experience about two years ago, precisely June 21, 2014, lost the state’s governorship election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against “favourable” prognosis and forecasts of pundits and political watchers, who had predicted…

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LG dissolution: PDP drags Ondo govt, INEC to Appeal Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged the Ondo State Government, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) to the Court of Appeal, asking the appellate court to reverse a judgement in favour of the trio, which resulted in the sack of all the 18 PDP local government chairmen last week. An Akure High Court presided over by Justice S. A. Sidiq had ordered the dissolution of the local government councils on the grounds that the PRP was not listed on the ballot paper during…

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Tinubu’s colloquium charts new direction for Nigeria

The Asiwaju Bola Tinubu 9th Colloquium held in Lagos last week provided an opportunity for Nigerians to deliberate on measures to strengthen the economy through patronage of madein- Nigeria products, TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports Lagos, the Centre of Excellence, was agog last week as political gladiators, statesman, captains of industry, military top brass and traditional leaders stormed the state from different parts of the country to celebrate with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who clocked 65 on March 29. As part of activities marking…

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