HOW TO DEFEAT GODFATHERS IN LAGOS BY EL RUFAI

Oladimeji Ramon The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday said he defeated and retired four political godfathers in Kaduna State, saying the feat could be replicated anywhere, including Lagos State. El-Rufai, who argued that godfathers existed only on paper or in the minds of the people, said the key to defeating them was in going directly to the people. He, however, admitted that defeating godfathers required time and hard work. The Kaduna State Governor spoke in Ikoyi, Lagos, at an event organised by the Bridge Club tagged,…

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20YEARS STILL COUNTING: SEE NIGERIAN POLITICIANS WHO HAVE BEEN IN POWER FOR THE LAST TWENTY YWARS

Nigeria’s Fourth Republic and  long-term political office holders   Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, which clocks 20 years on May 29, has witnessed politicians, who have been in power uninterruptedly for two decades, FELIX NWANERI, TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE and WALE ELEGBEDE report Nigeria’s Fourth Republic became possible, following the death of then military dictator, General Sani Abacha in 1998, as his successor, General Abdusalami Abubakar initiated the transition, which heralded the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999. Abubakar, not only lifted the ban on political activities, but freed political prisoners. This led to formation…

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WE HAVE EVIDENCE OGUNLEWE WAS COLLECTING MONEY FROM TINUBU- PDP

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said it is not surprised by the remarks of one of its chieftains, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works that he will be joining the APC in few days’ time. Describing his impending move as a good riddance, Dr. Adegbola Dominic, the state chairman of the party described Ogunlewe as one of the major problems militating against the progress of the PDP in Lagos, saying his departure is a positive development for the party. According to him, the…

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AKPABIO SPEAKS ABOUT DUMPING APC, COMING BACK TO PDP

Seun Opejobi  A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to report of him planning to defect back to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Akpabio, who was a former Governor of Akwa Ibom, had last year announced his resignation as Minority Leader of the Red Chamber and defected to the ruling APC. However, there have been speculations that the lawmaker was planning to return to the PDP. Reacting to the report, the lawmaker insisted that he was comfortable in the…

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WHY TINUBU, SARAKI, DOGARA ARE FIGHTING AND THROWING MISSILES BY SHEHU SANI

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has revealed the reason behind the fight between a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. According to Sani, the brickbat was all about the leadership of the ninth National Assembly. He also noted that it was a continuation of what transpired at the eight Assembly. DAILY POST reported that Tinubu had accused Saraki and Dogara of having padded the…

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OSHIOMHOLE COUNTS HIS CHICKEN BEFORE THEY ARE HATCHED

By Emmanuel Aziken Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s success as one of Nigeria’s most successful labour leaders is a fact that would remain etched in the annals of the country’s labour movement. His success as governor of Edo State against the benchmark set by the eight-year administration of Chief Lucky Igbinedion is underlined by among others, the remodeling of sections of the state capital which had laid fallow for years before his emergence. Well, that is never minding the predictions of the coming brouhaha between him and his hand-chosen successor, Godwin Obaseki…

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BETWEEN 2015 AND 2019, QUESTIONS PROF. ADENIRAN WANTS NIGERIANS TO ASK

Insists elected lawmakers should be allowed to choose their leaders By Dirisu Yakubu Tunde Adeniran is a former Minister of Education and a one-time Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. A Professor of Political Science, Adeniran is one of the most consistent voices in the nation’s political narratives since the return to democratic governance in 1999. In this exclusive interview with Vanguard, the Acting National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP bares his mind on a wide range of national issues ranging from the recently concluded general…

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APC NWC SUSPENDS ONDO GOVERNOR, AKEREDOLU FOR ANTI-PARTY ACTIVITIES

Olalekan Adetayo, Tunde Ajaja and Peter Dada The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress has suspended the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for anti-party activities, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. The party’s NWC had on March 1 resolved to issue a query to the governor over what it described as glaring anti-party activities. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu, after a meeting presided over by the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, the party had said the governor’s anti-party activities “greatly affected the fortunes of its candidates in…

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TINUBU, APC, OSINBAJO SHOULD FORGET 2023 PRESIDENCY- BABTOPE

Says APC Will Field A Northerner After Buhari’s Tenure By Temidayo Akinsuyi Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, said on Sunday that the South-West zone of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would be fooling itself if it thought the national leadership of the party would zone the presidency to the region in the 2023 general elections. It has been rumoured that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are both nursing the ambition to succeed Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Speaking on…

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FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KINGSLEY MOGHALU QUITS PARTISAN POLITICS

Candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the last presidential election, Kingsley Moghalu has announced his withdrawal from “partisan politics.” IGBERE TV reports that the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, announced his decision in a chat with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. Moghalu, who came 14th position with 21,886 votes in the March 23 poll, said he was now going to dedicate his time to a citizens’ movement called Build A Nation (TBAN) “which seeks to help in the development of Nigeria’s electoral process.” Asked if he…

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