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PDP Decries Oshiomhole’s Vendetta Against NTA Reporters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has decried the role played by Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the transfer of some reporters of the Nigeria Television Authority  (NTA), Benin, out of the state. Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Chris Nehikhare said in a statement that "The heat generated by the intense electioneering in the Edo State 2016 governorship election may have made the audience of ...

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Students Protest In Edo, Want Guber Polls Postponed

Secondary School students have called for a shift in date of the gubernatorial election in Edo State scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 10 to another date as it clashed with their Mathematics examination also scheduled by the West African Examination Council for the same day. The students who stormed the Government House, Benin City with placards with various inscriptions said holding the examination ...

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Triumph of politics? By Dan Agbese

Email: ochima44@yahoo.co.uk SMS: 08055001912 It is truly painful that the report and the recommendations of the national political conference convened by President Goodluck Jonathan, 2013-2014 are gathering dust in the senate chambers. No one seems to remember them, let alone bother about them any more. They sleep in the trash can; a wasted effort in a nation, ironically forever in search of solutions to it ...

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Edo 2016 and Senator Uzamere’s Inconsistency, By Edwin Omoruyi

Senator Ehigie Uzamere, in an interview he granted to the Punch newspaper on February, 28, 2014, justified why he decamped from the APC to the PDP.  Read him: “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality; and the reality of today in Edo State is that despite all the razzmatazz and media visibility, it is an unfortunate situation that we find ourselves in the present party (APC) and government ...

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Stop Playing Politics With NECO Registrar, FG Urged

The Federal Government has been called upon to stop playing politics with appointment of Chief Executive of a sensitive institution such as National Examination Council, NECO. This call was made in Abuja by the Founder of Centre for Credible Examination in Nigeria, Barrister Ayo Yusuf while commenting on the removal of the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Professor Abdulrashid Garba. Barr. Yusuf who d ...

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Abia: Beyond The Limits Of Politics, By Mecha Udo

There is no need regaling us with the sordid tales of the shabby performance of T.A. Orji during his tenor as the Governor of Abia state.  His scandalous record as a thoroughly corrupt and inept tyrant is out there in the public domain. This colossal failure left so much ruin in Abia, that it is becoming more and more difficult to fathom his mindset when he served as Governor. T.A.Orji is said to have loote ...

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Encourage Nigerian Lawyers To Participate In Politics – Kwara Speaker

The Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad has said that Nigeria legislature is suffering due to the nation's hostile system which discourages lawyers' participation and involvement in polit‎ics. ‎Citing example of the United States of America system, Ahmad explained that right from District Attorney to State Legislature, Congressman and to contesting for the position of Governor or Preside ...

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5 Common Mistakes in APC’s Politics (1), By Emmanuel Bello

Let me attempt to outline what I see as some of the common mistakes the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) made in the past and is still making. One, from all indications, the APC didn’t know it was going to win the general election when it first set out. Now this may sound strange but politicians don’t run for office necessarily to win. They could just do it for the sake of gaining some popularity or tr ...

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Airhiavbere’s Politics of Desperation, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

It is now very clear that the former gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State in the 2012 election, Major General Charles Airhiavbere (retd.), is desperate to ingratiate himself, at all cost, with the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).  And, the reason for this ridiculous political gambit has to do with his need to evade the current selective probe, b ...

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Bare-Knuckled Politics, By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

  Before you milk a cow, tie it up. (African proverb.) The deepening and damaging rancour involving the Senate on one side and the executive arm and powerful political forces on the other represents a major threat to the current political leadership and the democratic process. It is conceivable that there is a grand objective to be achieved at the end of a fight that seems destined to continue to take ...

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Principle of Policies in Nigerian Politics, By Femi Fabiyi

Email: femif826@gmail.com)   Lately, western economists have relied on predictive modeling and algorithm tools to set up socio economic agenda for short and long term state budgetary goals. Professionals of various government agencies in the western economies have used data mining and processing to uncover valuable treasures to promoting efficiency and effectiveness in service deliveries and resources ...

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Political Office: Ezekwesili, Abati, Timi Dakolo Join LEPAN To Demand Reduction In Age

Former Vice president of the World Bank, Obiageli Ezekwesili; former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati; and soul singer Timi Dakolo were among hundreds of Nigerians who threw their weight on Wednesday behind a pledge to reduce the age of eligibility to run for public offices in Nigeria. The signing of the pledge was the high point of the launch of the League of Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria (LEPAN), ...

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