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  • #LagosDecides2015: Obanikoro congratulates governor-elect Ambode

    April 13, 2015 10:46 AM 17

    Obanikoro who lost to Jimi Agbaje during the Peoples Democratic Party primaries in Lagos urged residents to support Ambode to ensure Lagos appreciates in years to come. “I congratulate @AkinwunmiAmbode on his election into the office of Governor of Lagos State,” the Minister of State II, Foreign Affairs wrote on his Twitter account. He followed that with: “I urge Lagosians

  • The sweet, bitter experiences of Saturday’s polls

    April 12, 2015 11:00 PM 24

    WITH the conduct of the April 11 elections, the political gladiators are gradually coming to terms with some realities concerning the 2015 elections. Our correspondents bring some twists and turns that marked the Saturday poll across the country. A lot of politicians and individuals are still counting their gains and losses after the governorship and state

  • #LagosDecides: Ambode floors Jimi Agbaje….see detailed result

    April 12, 2015 5:37 PM 27

    Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has beating his arch-rival, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to become the next governor of Lagos. Ambode’s victory has served to douse ethnic tension in the country’s former capital, with some creative minds coming up with a photo of Igbos in the lagoon

  • Politicians will soon be going to learn from Jonathan —Obi

    April 11, 2015 11:00 PM 22

    THE peace committee on the presidential election played a very pivotal role in ensuring the peaceful conduct of the election. What was the source of inspiration for this committee? I will start by first and foremost congratulating President Goodluck Jonathan for understanding what modern day politics is all about. If you recall, starting from 2011, he made that prophetic

  • Defections: Nigeria’s politics of ‘where the money is’

    April 11, 2015 11:00 PM 30

    The 2015 general election might have been concluded yesterday, it has, no doubt, exposed the soft underbelly of the Nigerian politics and why there is no clear cut direction political direction, following the drama of the defection currently playing out. MOSES ALAO examines the clear lack of ideologies among the nation’s political parties and Nigerian

  • I fight back tears for Chibok girls when I look in my daughter’s eyes —Governor Shettima

    April 10, 2015 11:00 PM 24

    The last four years of your administration have been eventful, especially with a security challenge that has appeared as the worst in the history of the state. Virtually all the socio-economic strata of the state have been affected and attacks by insurgents are still going despite the counter offensive of the security forces. How have you been coping

  • Ekiti impeachment saga and a decisive election

    April 10, 2015 11:00 PM 23

    THE ongoing crisis between the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the state House of Assembly has been reduced by many observers of the event to a fight for the political life of the lawmakers. Today’s House of Assembly election in the state, according to some of the political stakeholders, has been at the heart

  • Saraki and the senate presidency politics

    April 10, 2015 11:00 PM 27

    The 2015 presidential and National Assembly elections gave the All Progressives Congress (APC) a clear majority in the new National Assembly with the implication that the party will certainly produce the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives. Barring the interplay of unforeseen political intrigues and last-minute review

  • 2015 Guber Election: Nigeria Governors Warn Security Agencies Against Bias; ask Nigerians to. . . .You Need To See This

    April 10, 2015 9:44 PM 23

    The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to investigate and prosecute anyone caught sabotaging or violating the electoral process, no matter how highly placed, during the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections. It also asked the nation’s security agencies to perform their duties professionally

  • WIRED!!! BAD NEWS: Presidential Helicopter Crashes At Lagos Airport, 4 Injured || Is Jonathan Among The Passengers? SHOCKING DETAILS

    April 10, 2015 5:33 PM 23 1

    Supa Puma, Presidential Helicopter One of the helicopters in the Presidential fleet on Friday crashed in Lagos injuring all four persons on board. The helicopter, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Super Puma, carrying two pilots and two passengers, was said to have crashed around 11am at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA)