OONI, FAYEMI’S AIDE SPEAK ON YORUBA PLAYING SECOND FIDDLE IN NIGERIAN POLITICS

Ooni of Ife OONI of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Chief of Staff to Ekiti State Governor Mr. Biodun Omoleye have said the Southwest region will not play a second fiddle again in the country’s politics. They said in view of the unquantifiable contribution of the region in the country’s growth, it has no reason to allow itself to be schemed out of the country’s political configuration. The Ooni and Omoyele added that the zone stands the chance of regaining its frontline position, if it embraces unity and value…

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MASS DEFECTION OF AAC TOP SHOTS GIVE AMAECHI HEADACHE

The last-minute defection of top-notch of the Africa Action Congress (AAC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State is causing ripples in the polity Last week’s  defection of the deputy governorship candidate of Africa Action Congress, (AAC), Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came with a rude shock to the party on one hand and to the All Progressives Congress (APC) that adopted the governorship candidate of the party as its candidate for March 9 governorship election in Rivers State on the other. Yeeh,…

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MY RE-ELECTION REMAINS VALID- OMO-AGEGE

Despite losing twice in the courts, including the Appeal court, Senator Omo-Agege is still bosterous. Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta-APC) Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta-APC) has restated that his reelection victory in the Feb. 23 National Assembly poll remained valid and legitimate. Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central Senatorial District, said this on Saturday in a statement by Godwin Anaughe, his Senior Special Assistant, Communications and Strategy, in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Court of Appeal, Benin, had on March 29, upheld the earlier judgment delivered by the…

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WHY AHMED LAWAN AND FEMI GBAJABIAMILA SHOULD NOT BE ELECTED TO LEAD SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPS- OPINION

I have observed the lobbying and politics surrounding the race for National Assembly presiding officers and I think it is incumbent on me to air my opinion on why NASS members-elect, Peoples Democratic Party and Nigerians should resist Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of House of Representative respectively. 1. Gbajabiamila Candidacy Is Against Equitable Distribution of Offices: Having produced the Vice President of Nigeria, it becomes natural that another geopolitical zone in the country produce the number 4 citizen as…

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BROTHERS AT WAR OVER POLITICAL POSTS

In this analysis, BIYI ADEGOROYE looks at the simmering fratricidal political war among hitherto allies in many states of the federation wondering whether an armistice would ever come One time Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Prof. Emmanuel Alayande, is reputed for many controversial but pungent statements. But the one that would readily be recalled was his statement in 1991 upon creation of the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom State. Observing the intractable conflict among Akwa Ibom people over opportunity given them to choose Deputy Vice Chancellors for the…

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WHY APC SACRIFICED GOV BINDOW IN ADAMAWA

HOURS after Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri of the opposition PDP was declared winner of Adamawa governorship election, facts have emerged that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC actually sacrificed Governor Jibrilla Bindow for allegedly working against the re-election of President Buhari in the February 23 presidential election. Saturday Sun gathered that APC leaders in the state including wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha; Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Elimination of Drug Abuse, PACEDA, Gen. Buba Marwa; former EFCC boss, Nuhu…

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WHY BUHARI STAYED AWAY FROM TINUBU’S COLLOQUIUM

Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari (left); wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo; Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; celebrant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; his wife, Senator Oluremi; wife of Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode; Governor Akinwunmi Ambode; Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his Osun State counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola during the 11th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Abuja… yesterday. • APC leader cautions FG against VAT increase • Drama as Akpabio vacates seat for Oshiomhole In what could be described as a repeat of history, President Muhammadu Buhari could not attend the 11th colloquium…

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GOD DISCOVERED AND MADE ME GOVERNOR NOT YOU, UDOM EMMANUEL TELLS AKPABIO

Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom State governor, has said God and not his predecessor, Godswill Akpabio, discovered and made him governor. Mr Emmanuel made the claim on Friday at a Victory Thanksgiving Service to thank God for the success of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the concluded 2019 general elections. POLITICS TIMES recalls that insinuations in some quarters had it that Mr Akpabio brought the banker into politics and ensured he succeeded him in office. Although Akpabio who represents Akwa Ibom North West at the Senate admitted that truly it…

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AKWA IBOM LAWMAKER WHO DECAMPED WITH AKPABIO DENIED CERTIFICATE OF RETURN BY INEC, SEE WHY

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akwa Ibom State, says it would not issue a certificate of return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate who won the just concluded House of Assembly election for Essien Udim State Constituency. Except for this particular area – Essien Udim State Constituency – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the remaining 25 seats for the state House of Assembly. Godswill Akpabio, a senator from the state, is from Essien Udim. The PDP is the ruling party in Akwa Ibom. “We have 25…

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PDP SENATORS STICK TO PLAN B OVER SENATE PRESIDENCY, OTHER POSTS AS APC RENEGADES LOBBY THEM

Olusola Fabiyi, Sunday Aborisade and Leke Baiyewu Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate may have dumped their plan to adopt and support any “friendly” member of the All Progressives Congress that is interested in contesting the position of the senate president in the 9th National Assembly Investigations by one of our correspondents at the upper legislative chamber on Thursday revealed that the PDP senators, numbering 41 at the moment, were determined to present a candidate that would contest against the candidate of the 65-member APC caucus in…

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