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I Will Contest 2015 Presidency – Atiku


Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has expressed worry over what he called attempts from some quarters to create the impression that he is not eligible to vie for the presidency in 2015. Atiku said that those who claim to have the gift of foresight, especially what would happen in 2015, should stop playing Allah, because ”we […]

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The Battle for the Soul of 2015


By HANNATU MUSAWA One thousand and ninety days to go, the battle for the soul of 2015 has already begun! As we eat up the days in our march towards D-Day, I cannot say enough, within the limited space that I have to write this piece, about the total lack of seriousness of the opposition […]

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PDP Chairmanship: Why Bamanga Tukur Was Installed Against All Odds


By MOHAMMED ISMAIL The election of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has distorted the equilibrium and political equation of his home state (Adamawa). Already, tongues have started wagging over the propriety of such an old man manning the touted largest party in Africa with its complexities, lack […]

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Jonathan is Eligible for Psychiatric Test


By CHARLES OFOJI It is only in a mad country that a sitting president will overtly admit taking bribe from a foreign construction company, in desecration of the constitution he swore to preserve, and still go about his business as president and commander-in-chief as if nothing happened. To acutely grasp President Goodluck Jonathan’s misbehavior in […]

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Who Owns N14 Billion Ikeja Shopping Mall, Others, PDP Queries Tinubu


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu illegally acquired a N14 Billion Ikeja Shopping Mall. The PDP also alleged that Tinubu stole from the coffers of the Lagos State Government during his tenure and used same proceed to acquire Oriental Hotels, Renaissance Hotel, Agindingbi, First Nation Airline, […]

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2015: Where Malam Adamu Ciroma got it Wrong


By ADAGBO ONOJA   It is trite to say that Malam Adamu Ciroma is a heavyweight in Nigerian politics. He cannot be any less having been a technocrat’s technocrat, a journalist’s journalist, a banker’s banker and even the politician’s politician. Given this pedigree, he is one of the very few whose words carry authority on […]

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Jonathan and 2015


By CHIDI AMUTA In this place, the only realm of activity that seems to be thriving is the political industry. It employs many either directly or collaterally. It empowers a few, converting a handful of thugs into instant millionaires while migrating millions of the so-called electorate into worsening poverty at a rate in inverse proportion […]

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OPPOSITION: Abdoulaye Wade Would Have Won In Nigeria?


By CHIECHEFULAM IKEBUIRO It was in 2007 that Prince Vincent Ogbulafor declared that the Peoples Democratic Party would rule Nigeria for Sixty years.Someone else(I think Chemical Ali) even went a step further to declare that the same party would rule over Nigerians forever. Having watched events over the years since these declarations one has no […]

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PDP’s Young-at- Heart; The Adagba Ma Danu’s


By SEGUN O’LAW   It was a youth camp in 2007, Port Harcourt; organized by the Commitee for the Protection of People’s Dignity, COPPED, a roommate had just launched his untamed frenzy. The strong emotion which accompanied his delivery of tirade, at first ludicrously charmed us into some laughter, until his eyes began to reveal […]

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Politics and Praxis of the Dawn


By IBIYINKA SOLARIN  The DAWN document, a well-thought out, and meticulously prepared socio-economic framework for bold economic integration/transformation of western Nigeria was finally unveiled to the Nigerian public on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Those who prepared this document, and the organizers of its public unveiling are students of history. The personage and history of Obafemi […]

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Africa’s ‘Most Organized’ Political Party


By FOLABI OGUNLEYE   A FEW WEEKS AGO, Nigerians were mostly minding their business, striving to keep ahead of the rat race of a competitive world when the president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, grabbed a microphone to tell his fellow citizens something he thought they should know.   According to the president, his party, the Peoples […]

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If Mitt Romney were Nigerian


By ANTHONY A. KILA   Hard as mere students of politics and especially those chronic political junkies in the rest of the world might try, it is practically impossible to ignore American politics. As a means of detoxicating ourselves from the binge consumption we went through during their 2008 elections, many of us have resorted […]

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