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Akpabio
2 Mar 2015
OIL politics, allegations of neglects and zoning arrangements are three issues that are likely to determine the outcome of the next governorship elections in Akwa-Ibom state. Already the people of Eket Senatorial District have been expressing their displeasure about what they called the underdevelopment of their area and stressing the need to use the coming…
Wali
2 Mar 2015
Senator Abdallah Wali is the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate in Sokoto State in the forthcoming elections. A seasoned public servant, Wali joined politics in 1998 and has since been playing active roles in the development of his state and the country. In this interview, he speaks on his chances at the poll and…
Mujica
2 Mar 2015
JOSE Mujica is often referred to as the president most other countries would rather have.   Whatever your own particular “shade” of politics, it’s impossible not to be impressed or beguiled by Jose “Pepe” Mujica.  There are idealistic, hard-working and honest politicians the world over - although cynics might argue they’re a small minority -…
GEJ-GMB-NEW
1 Mar 2015
NOT much has happened to reduce the widespread uncertainty, suspense, and fear of violence and the prevalent sense of inevitable doom around the March 28 presidential election, now only about three weeks to D-Day.    However, the election’s postponement by six weeks from the original scheduled date (February 14) seemed to have offered some truce…
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28 Feb 2015
Unitarism will never work in this kind of heterogeneous society Brigadier-General Christopher Oluwole Rotimi, first Military Governor of Western State from 1971 -75 and former Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S. turned 80 last Friday and had quiet celebration at his Agodi, Ibadan home. He spoke with Anote Ajeluorou on national political issues, including revisiting the…
Osori
28 Feb 2015
AYISHA Osori is the CEO of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund  (NWTF), a not-for-profit organisation created from a public-civil society partnership to increase the quality and quantity of women in government. Created in 2011, the organisation focuses on a getting more women into government through elections or appointments and in line with the National Gender…
yero
28 Feb 2015
WITH dissimilar geography, regional idiosyncrasies and religious consciousness, Kaduna presents a thorny electoral atmosphere. Fondly called KAD by young residents, the state also has a curious blend of voter awareness and affiliations. And so, for the 2015 election, the place is set to witness a crunchy battle. Certain indicators make it so. The nation’s Vice…
28 Feb 2015
IN saner political climes, the electorate would be out there looking for the brightest and the best of candidates; those with the requisite experience, character, clout and courage as well as the vision to right the wrongs of the past. But here, sad to say, some of us take obscene pleasure at running our heroes…
28 Feb 2015
AS Nigerians count down to the rescheduled Presidential election slated for March 28, the support base of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) got a boost last week from Umoji Women Association, Umuoji of Anambra State, Lagos Branch.   The women association at a meeting held in Amuwo-Odofin,…
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27 Feb 2015
AS the general elections gradually come to a climax, there is palpable tension in Ebonyi State, due to the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly and the sour relationship between Governor Martin Elechi and his Deputy, David Umahi.   In the past two week, the House has witnessed some uproar over members’ actions, which…
27 Feb 2015
THE political crisis rocking Ebonyi State took a new dimension on Tuesday when the Accounts Section of the House of Assembly and selected offices within the complex were razed by a midnight inferno.    In spite of vehement condemnation of the incident by many leaders of the state, a group, Ebonyi Patriots Coalition, has tasked the security agencies to…
27 Feb 2015
QUESTION 1: Why use Card Readers?  Answer: For the first time in Nigeria’s electoral history, electronic voter authentication system, with the aid of smart card readers, is being deployed for the 2015 general elections. Using Card Readers has enormous advantages, which include:   Once configured, the Card Reader can only read Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs)…

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