Buhari, Saraki, Kalu, Tinubu, Ooni, others mourn Adeleke

Sympathisers, associates and family members wept profusely as the body of the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, arrived his country home in Ede from Bicket Hospital, Osogbo where he died yesterday. The body was brought to his house about 1 p.m. in a wine Sienna bus. Meanwhile, irate youths took to the major streets of the town to protest his death which they said was not ‘natural’. The indigenes of the town attributed his death to spiritual forces from politicians, who felt threatened by his political…

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Battle to change political fortune

Ogun West: On a date with history Ogun West and the battle for Amosun’s seat In the 41 years existence of Ogun State, only two out of the three senatorial districts in the state have produced governors between themselves. In this report, WALE ELEGBEDE writes on the renewed vigour and resilience of Ogun West senatorial district to break the jinx in 2019 “In the interest of justice and fairness, Ogun West Senatorial district should be given the slot to produce the next governor of the state. If Ijebu and Egba…

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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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…Governors, others congratulate Christians

As the ruling All Progre s s i v e s Congress (APC) on Saturday expresses its best wishes to Christians in the country and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous occasion of Easter, former Vice President of Nigeria and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Christians in Nigerians, saying the country will get better. In a press statement released by Atiku’s Media Office, he urged the Christian faithful and Nigerians of other faiths to see the sacrifice and deprivation of the period preceding Easter as…

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Buhari: Testator of APC’s survival

Since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the 2019 timetable for elections, political activities are gradually gathering momentum, quietly though. There has been increased communication among top political gladiators across the geo-political zones as well as the political parties. Nocturnal meetings are already returning. Reconciliation of sworn enemies in the political arena is on-going, too. Possible alignment and realignment of political interests and forces are being discussed. Apparently, the early announcement of the election timetable may be a strategy to divert attention of politics-inclined critics from the daily lampooning…

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