AN ARMED ROBBER CAN WIN ELECTION IN NIGERIA. – AMBASSADOR UBANI.

‘REDUCE WHAT PUBLIC OFFICERS GET’ By Best Ofori. The need to de-monetise politics as it is practiced in Nigeria has been current in debates for several decades of Nigeria’s checkered political history, with successive government paying leap service to such calls. Speaking recently on Daily Report, a flagship programme on Star FM 101.5, a legal practitioner and human rights crusader, Monday Onyekachi Ubani, stressed the need to shun money and material acquisition from our body polity. “When the people know that what they will get from winning elections is huge…

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I WANT LEADERSHIP POSITION AT 9TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY – OLUREMI TINUBU.

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, (APC) Lagos Central on Thursday said she deserves to be given leadership position at the 9th National Assembly because of her overwhelming experience at the Senate. She also called for more women to be considered for leadership positions. Tinubu, made the remarks in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the presentation of certificate of Return to elected National Assembly members in Abuja. Tweet

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ATIKU HAS THE RIGHT TO GO TO COURT. – VICTOR OKHAI.

BY BEST OFORI The presidential candidate of Providence peoples Congress in the Just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections, Victor Okhai has urged the runner-up in the election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples democratic party to go to court. He said those who are begging Atiku not to go to court, perhaps have skeleton in their cupboard. “Going to court has many advantages. There are many things to be tested. Those who are begging Atiku not to go to court have something to hide. It is his inalienable right…

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NIGERIANS SHOULD BE SECURITY CONSCIOUS DURING ELECTIONS – DR. DESMOND ONONUJU.

The Precarious security situation in Nigeria was manifest in the just concluded February 23rd 2019, Presidential and National Assembly elections. This is against the backdrop of a badly funded and centralized police. A Security expert and public affairs analyst Dr. Desmond Ononuju bemoans the unnecessary loss of innocent lives across the country each time there is an election. He therefore advised that Nigerians should be very sensitive and avoid dangerous terrains. “It is sad that Nigerians just have to protect themselves at this point in time. As they go out…

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SENATE PRESIDENT, SARAKI LOSES SEAT.

The incubent Senate President , Dr. Bukola Saraki, who represented People Democratic Party [PDP] in last Saturday’s National Assembly election in Nigeria, has lost his seat to former Majority Leader in the state assembly Dr.Ibrahim Oloriegbe of All Progressives Congress [APC]. The results were officially announced at the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] office located at Mandate area , Adewole, Ilorin, by returning officer for Kwara Central Senatorial Election. Tweet

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2019 ELECTION POSTPONEMENT : STAKEHOLDERS LAMENT ECONOMIC COST

BY BEST OFORI In the early hours of Saturday, February 16, 2019, Nigerians woke up to the astonishing news that the much awaited general elections scheduled for that day has been postponed. The electoral body cited difficulties in transporting electoral materials to some areas. The new dates fixed for the elections are February 23, for Presidential and National Assembly elections and March 9, for governorship and assemblies elections. A few weeks back, the INEC chairman, stated that every logistic arrangement has been put in place and there is no possibility…

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I WANT MY WIFE BACK HOME, BUT PARTY LEADERS SAY NO – TINUBU

Best Ofori. National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has revealed how some influential members of the party in the Lagos APC Governor’s Advisory Council GAC, upturned one of his critical decisions not to return his wife, Remi, for a third term in the Senate. According to Tinubu, ’’The coup, was hatched prelude to the conduct of the last primary elections across the 245 wards of the20 Local Government Areas of the last year.” He said this, while addressing party…

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DONALD DUKE STILL IN THE RACE

Best Ofori. A former governor of Cross-River state, Donald Duke has reiterated that he is still in the presidential race and on the ballot as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the 2019 elections. The National Executive of the SDP had earlier met in Abuja and endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Party, APC as its party candidate. Speaking on ‘Daily Report’, a radio programme on Star Fm in Lagos, Duke blamed the crisis in the party on an aspirant, who lost at the…

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A SACRIFICE FOR OUR NEW POLITICAL ORDER – OBY EZEKWESILI

Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria [ACPN] Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has explained that her withdrawal from the race was not ill-conceived. She spoke at a press conference in Abuja, where she asked her supporters to be prepared to vote for the consensus candidate that the fringe political parties would come up with soon . Ezekwesili condemned the ruling All Progressive Congress [APC] and the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], saying there is nothing appealing about them . Reading from a speech she titled ‘’A sacrifice for a new…

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‘’LEGACY IS BETTER THAN WEALTH’’ – AMANDA OKOYE

By Best Ofori There is no gainsaying that the value system in Nigeria has taken a turn for the worse over the years. This condition has been further exacerbated by the greed and avarice that has characterized successive administrations. Speaking in an Extraordinary Townhall Meeting on the Nigeria Social Contract, organized by Our Mumu Don Do Movement[OMDD] and Catalyst For Global Peace and Justice Initiative[CPJ], recently, Amanda Okoye of the London bureau of ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ expressed dismay that Nigeria , blessed with every natural resources could not be…

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