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  • Jonathan’s declaration: The morning after…

    November 15, 2014 11:00 PM 18

    Group Politics Editor, TAIWO ADISA, examines the issues that will dominate the campaign turf in the aftermath of President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration for 2015 presidential race. PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan finally threw his hat into the ring for the 2015 presidential election on Tuesday November 11. Prior to that day, there were innuendoes, pleas

  • Plateau PDP’s war of zoning over 2015 governorship

    November 15, 2014 11:00 PM 20

    Zoning of governorship position has become a problem in Plateau State, what is the true position of thing? Is there anything like zoning arrangement among the three senatorial zones? It is not a constitutional arrangement. In a situation where it is adopted, it is meant to carry everybody along. There is no deliberate attempt to design a formula to say this is how we want to zone the governorship

  • Osun East PDP quakes over senatorial ticket

    November 8, 2014 11:00 PM 18

    LANRE ADEWOLE brings to the fore, the crises, intrigues and battle of wits involved in deciding who picks the Ife/Ijesa PDP senatorial ticket. THE Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is rumbling within and with the crisis already seeping out, only a timeous intervention of the national leadership may save it from reverting to the old days of trouble

  • Delta 2015: Ibori, the ‘unseen’ hand

    November 8, 2014 11:00 PM 21

    FOR Delta State, the coast seems to be getting clearer by the day as regards where the pendulum on who becomes the next governor will swing. The sing-song on the lips of most Deltans, particularly members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is that Mr. Tony Obuh, a permanent secretary in the civil service of the state who retired recently, will emerge

  • 2015: Politics of anointing, succession battles reaches frenetic pace

    November 8, 2014 11:00 PM 26

    AS preparations for the 2015 general election hits a frenetic pace, series of political permutations are daily being hatched by different camps interested in succeeding some outgoing governors. Another dimension to these scheming however, is the culture of endorsements and anointings by not only the outgoing governors but also the godfathers who call the shots

  • LG autonomy: People’s gain, governors’ pains

    November 1, 2014 11:00 PM 20

    Recently, the National Assembly released its draft report on the proposed amendment to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria, but reports have it that the 36 governors of the federation do not want the autonomy for the third tier of government. STEPHEN GBADAMOSI and DAMOLA ADEOYE write on the controversy and pros and cons of the opposing

  • PDP has never won free, fair election in Kaduna —Shehu Sani

    October 25, 2014 11:00 PM 25

    WE learnt that you are interested in venturing into partisan politics by vying for Kaduna Central Senatorial district’s slot in next year’s general election on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). What informed your decision? If you can recall, the democratic process itself is a product of struggle and sacrifice; we fought for this democracy

  • 2015: What role for APGA, LP, Accord, UPN, other fringe parties?

    October 25, 2014 11:00 PM 19

    Pundits seem to have narrowed the contest for the 2015 elections to a straight fight between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), effectively ruling out an upset by other political parties. DAMOLA ADEOYE in this report takes a look at what role these parties will play as the election approaches. SINCE the commencement

  • The problem with Cross River politics —Mbu

    October 25, 2014 11:00 PM 22

    THERE is a row over zoning of Senate position in your constituency right now. What is your position concerning agitation in some quarters against Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba who succeeded you? I think he more than deserves to come back to the Senate. He’s one Senator who has served his people, in fact, Cross River State very well. It’s all about representation

  • Judgment on INEC, Osun

    October 18, 2014 11:00 PM 19

    WHAT is the legal implication of the Court of Appeal ruling in Akure, Ondo State, over the matter between your party, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Osun, Ambassador Toyin Akeju? Let us look at the antecedent of the appeal proceedings. The case was between the Peoples Democratic Party