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14 Feb 2015
• Extended Electioneering Throws Up More Issues  REGARDLESS of the mixed reactions that trailed the adjustment of timelines for the 2015 general election, the shift has proved a welcome development.      Not a few commentators agree that things would have gone awry had the nation held onto the dates and rushed into the tensed…
14 Feb 2015
REMI Sonaiya is the only female presidential candidate in the 2015 elections, which has been rescheduled to take place on March 28. The professor of French Language and Applied Linguistics, who is contesting under KOWA party, is passionate about issues of justice, equity and Africa’s development. Born in 1955, Sonaiya graduated in 1977 with a…
14 Feb 2015
SIGNS of election-induced violence are everywhere and the immediate challenge is how to avert it. This is the concern of West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP-Nigeria), which last week convoked a roundtable to unveil the report of a six-month monitoring and analysis of certain risk factors that have the potential to destabilise the polity and…
14 Feb 2015
THE intimidating crowd at the President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign rally in the capital city of Ondo State, Akure recently had suggested what would play out at the Peoples Democratic Party local campaign rallies which kicked off in Idanre a week later. Dr Olusegun Mimiko, Governor of Ondo state and Coordinator, Goodluck Jonathan Campaign, Southwest led…
14 Feb 2015
Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi is the minister in charge of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. She told BRIDGET CHIEDU ONHOCHIE that though she would not want to quote figures, she would like to be remembered for tackling headlong the 17 million housing deficit she inherited on assumption of office in March, 2014. She also spoke on…
14 Feb 2015
•APC Made The Biggest Mistake By Fielding Buhari Leo Okuweh Ogor, Deputy Majority Leader, Federal House of Representatives, in this interview with ANOTE AJELUOROU, expressed worry over PVC collection and the controversial card reader.  There are complaints nationwide about the inability of the electorate to get their permanent voter cards (PVC). What is the situation…
14 Feb 2015
Former Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Mr. Terhemen Tarzoor, is the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the March 28 governorship elections in Benue State. He spoke to journalists in Markurdi about his background and how the state can survive dwindling revenue from the federation account. Abuja Bureau Chief,…
13 Feb 2015
Ernest Ndukwe, the immediate past Executive/Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) senatorial candidate for Anambra South, spoke to journalists on this month’s elections and other national issues. CHUKS COLLINS was there and reports. WHAT is Ozioma 2015 all about? Ozioma 2015 is all about good news to…
13 Feb 2015
Spokesman of the Lagos State charter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Joe Igbokwe has expressed optimism that the party’s presidential candidate, Maj-Gen Muhammudu Buhari (rtd), will defeat the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the rescheduled presidential polls. He also bares his mind on INEC’s preparation for the general…
13 Feb 2015
THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign train that berthed in Nkanu West Local Government of Enugu State on Wednesday had with it all the trappings of modern day politics as it was filled with glamour and bright colours among other activities that removed boredom from the mammoth crowd. Men and women as well as various youth…
13 Feb 2015
“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday and a watch in the night’’ THAT was the Psalmist recounting how a thousand years pass like a flash in the sight of the Almighty. February 14, 2015, will long be remembered by Nigerians as the most memorable of St. Valentine’s Day in our…
12 Feb 2015
CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY Militarisation of elections I AM one of those who believe that there is no need for the massive deployment of security apparatus that we get at elections, which practically turns the whole nation into a battlefield that in itself is already violence; it is silent but effective violence.    You don’t talk…


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