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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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Stop Media Persecution of Amaechi, SNYA Tells Rivers State Government

  The Southern Nigerian Youth Alliance (SNYA) has called on foreign media to always balance their news before publications.In a press release jointly signed by Kelvin Adegbenga (the Coordinator) and   George Nwachukwu  (the Publicity Secretary ) of Southern Nigerian Youth Alliance in Abuja today, and made available to NF-Reports, the group said Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi remained innocent as ...

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Timing And Context In Politics, By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Do not call a dog with a whip in your hand - African proverb. What appears to be the resumption of organized violence against the Nigerian state from the Niger Delta should worry Nigerians and the international community who  are encouraged by efforts to improve the state of national security and management of the nation's economy. There is wide consensus that Boko Haram has been severely contained, althoug ...

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APC Inaugurates 5-Member Fact-Finding, Reconciliatory Committee For Edo

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Monday inaugurated a five-member fact-finding,reconciliation committee to look into immediate and remote problems affecting the party and stakeholders in Edo state. The five-member committee is chaired by former Osun State Governor, His Excellency, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola. Other members are APC National Organising Secre ...

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