When a federal minister overreaches

People who do not know me erroneously think that it’s possible for any hirelings or whosoever to stop me by any means – whether through abuse or attack or howsoever – from talking or writing about my state and community of birth. No, it’s not possible. The more they abuse and attack me, the more I know that I’m making a valid point. Today, I’ll talk about an arrogant and despotic brother, his Hobbesian disposition, unlawful trespass to land, and illegal arrests and detention of innocent youths from our town…

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Fawehinmi: Why Senate can’t compel FG to sack Magu

Mohammed Fawehinmi, scion of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi law dynasty in this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, speaks on the Senate, Presidency’s face-off, rejection of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, former Adamawa state’s governor, Bala Ngilari’s post-conviction bail, democratization of SAN award and sundry issues     There seems to be a crack in the Senate, Presidency relationship over the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu’s rejection as the agency’s czar by the Senate. What does this portend…

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Kalu preaches peace at Easter

Eminent businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has felicitated with the Nigerian Christian community on this year’s Easter celebration. According to the ex-governor, in spite of the challenges facing the country, Nigerians should appreciate God for keeping the nation indivisible. In his Easter message signed by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said: “It is yet another Easter celebration. We bless God for the gift of life. “Let me use this opportunity to call on Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious and political differences to continue…

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POLITRICKS: Ex-Governor Elechi’s detour

Exactly this time last year, the immediate-past governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, announced his resignation from active politics. The 76-year-old twoterm governor whose latter period as governor wasn’t rosy politically, had told newsmen back then in his Echialike country home in Ikwo Local Government area of the state that he has duly navigated the murky waters of the nation’s politics and its time for seek an ‘anchor-harbour’. Elechi, whose choice of succession didn’t go as planned, became Ebonyi governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),…

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POLITRICKS: Balarabe Musa’s low profile

Alhaji Balarabe Musa is one of the respected Second Republic governors, especially among the progressives and the Talakawa in the North. His popularity is not limited to Kaduna State, where he once served as number of one citizen but entire Nigeria because of his integrity, commitment and dedication to the tenets of democracy. Unlike many former governors, who are invisible to members of their immediate environment, Balarabe Musa is different. Till date, he has not lost touch with people at the grassroots. Politricks was recently in Kaduna to interview him…

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Time the EFCC got a life

While not holding brief for the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Uzor Orji Kalu with his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), it is imperative to state that the time is nigh for the agency to get its acts right and together so that Nigerians and the rest of the world do not start seeing the agency as some puppet being managed by the other side of government and some power that be to bully those who refuse to toe the line to keep the dominance…

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36 APC bigwigs battle for Fayose’s seat

Governor: I’ll defeat all of them in 2018   No fewer than 36 chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State are in the race for the party’s ticket for the 2018 governorship election. The large number of aspirants, New Telegraph learnt, is already a source of worry for leaders of the party at the state and national level. Though some of the aspirants have not officially declared their interest, our correspondent gathered that a majority of them are intensifying their efforts in wooing party leaders both in…

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