DONALD DUKE PICKS JUNAID MOHAMMED AS RUNNING MATE

The Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr Donald Duke, in consultation with the Party have chosen Dr Junaid Mohammed as his running- mate in the Presidential election 2019. Mr Duke disclosed this on his Twitter handle. Dr Mohammed was born in Dala, Kano city, on April 12 1950. He trained as a medical doctor at the Kharkov Medical Institute, USSR ( the former Soviet Union) graduating in1976 with First Class Honours with distinction in all subjects. Dr Junaid Mohammed is a well known academic and on the…

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DONALD DUKE WINS SDP PRESIDENTIAL TICKET, POINTS THE WAY FORWARD.

Kunle Job….A former Governor of Cross River State of Nigeria, Donald Duke, has emerged as the flag-bearer of the Social Democratic Party SDP in the 2019 presidential election. He emerged the winner at his Party’s National Convention held at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja in the early hours of Sunday by polling 812 votes to defeat his closest rival. Professor Jerry Gana, a former Information Minister. Mr. John Dara scored 104 vote while Professor Iyorwuese Hagher, a former Ambassador and Minister polled 72 votes. Mr Felix Osakwe, a former Ambassador…

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WHY ONOVO RESIGNED FROM NCP

Tobi Job……ENGR. Martins Onovo, the presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party [NCP] in the 2015 elections, has cited reasons for his resignation from the party. In a letter addressed to the National Secretary of the party on the 4th of September 2018, he wrote “i wish to immediately resign my membership from the National Conscience Party. In the last twelve months, despite our efforts to defend the party’s universal values, it has become obvious that the management of the party has abandoned our principles, values and betrayed the legacy…

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KENYAN GOVT DISOBEYS COURT ORDER SUSPENDING SHUTDOWN OF TV STATIONS

Despite the High Court Order suspending the shutdown of three of Kenya’s largest TV channels, the stations remain off-air. The stations’ signals were cut off on Tuesday to frustrate their plans of broadcast of the unofficial inauguration of opposition leader, Raila Odinga, which the government sees as a possible threat to lives and properties of Kenya citizens. Kenya’s Interior minister Fred Metiang’i said “broadcasting of the event is an attempt to subvert/overthrow the government “and would have led to the death of thousands of innocent Kenyans” The High Court suspended…

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OSOBA CALLS FOR UNITY AMONG APC MEMBERS

A former governor of Ogun State of Nigeria and a chieftain of the ruling party, APC, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has admonished members to close ranks and work for the victory of the party at the next gubernatorial elections and at the federal level. The veteran journalist and administrator spoke at a meeting of party faithful, held at his residence in Abeokuta, the state capital recently. Noting that the party has not endorsed any candidate as the primaries have not been concluded, Chief Osoba warned members to desist from tagging some…

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THE CASE FOR A UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURE

BY BEST OFORI A forthnight ago, Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu announced the cancellation of the trip to South Africa, after about 30 minutes closed – door session of the upper chambers. The trip was to address the xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreigners in that country. He (Ekweremadu) said that the lawmakers reached the decision to withdraw from the trip following the insistence of the House of Representatives to send a separate delegation to South Africa. Ekweremadu disclosed that attempts by the Senate to prevail on…

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THE RISING PROFILE OF ENGR. MARTIN ONOVO;THE NEW GANI FAWEHINMI

Engineer Martin Onovo (MNSE), FInstTA, is an oil and gas Engineering Consultant and an Energy Expert. An alumnus of the University of Houston, Texas, USA. He has worked in the global oil industry for over 25 years, traversing many continents and the Niger Delta region, from where he holds many traditional titles. Engr. Martin Onovo is the President of The Strategic Union of Professionals for the Advancement of Nigeria (SUPA), a group of professionals from all disciplines, who, with in-depth research and highly informed opinions have developed solutions to many…

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APC CONVENTION : A WINDOW INTO 2019 ELECTION

With the 2019 general elections about two years away, the campaign posters of former vice president Atiku Abubakar are already being circulated across kebbi state. Atiku, who visited the state at the weekend during the Abdullahi Fodio 1805 book launch at the Emir of Gwandu’s palace was surrounded by political supporters chanting “Sai Atiku Turaki Adamawa for President 2019” The former vice president, who was the chief launcher at the occasion, donated N10 million naira. The projection and intrigues over who becomes the party’s standard bearer may come to the…

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