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February 22, 2018 10:22 AM 2019 elections: Makarfi reveals game-plan of Obasanjo’s coalition

Senator Ahmed Makarfi​, former chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP​, has given an insight into the movement being promoted by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. ​Describing the movement as ‘coalition of Obasanjo’, he noted the group is not a political party​. Makarfi explained that the agenda of the movement is to gather 18

February 15, 2018 12:46 AM INEC, burden of multiple political parties

recent admittance by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the growing number of registered political parties would pose serious challenge in the management of ballot paper during the 2019 general elections should obviously be a source of concern to all. As at end of January 2018, the comprehensive list of the 68 political parties 17

January 19, 2018 1:29 AM Shithole comment: Can we blame Trump?

week’s comment by unpredictable and irreverent American President, Donald Trump describing African countries and Haiti as shithole countries has generated and is still generating heated debates on social media and across the country. Ripples generated by Trump’s remarks cut across other African countries and extend to the American societies. Many have picked 21

November 1, 2017 5:15 PM The Latest: White House calls NYC suspect 'enemy combatant'

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the Trump administration considers the New York truck attack suspect to be an "enemy combatant." Sanders tells reporters President Donald Trump is open to sending the alleged attacker to the U.S. prison on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sanders says the actions of the alleged attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, justify 74

October 31, 2017 12:22 PM The Finance 202: Wall Street shrugs off Mueller indictments

Investors processed some troubling news out of Washington on Monday by downgrading their expectations for a tax overhaul. But the mild stock sell-off that resulted had apparently little to do with the first indictments from Robert Mueller’s probe of the Trump team’s alleged Russia ties. Instead, the market was responding to a Bloomberg News report that House 176

October 22, 2017 6:56 AM Adebanjo, Tinubu and Buhari

In his interview published on page 12 of the Sunday Punch of 15th October, 2017, elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, not only proclaimed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari a failure, he blamed the former two-term governor of Lagos State and frontline leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju 26

October 11, 2017 12:12 PM Spain takes step toward direct rule over Catalonia's independence move

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took the first step on Wednesday toward suspending Catalonia’s political autonomy and ruling the region directly to thwart a push for independence. He demanded that the regional government clarify whether it now considered itself independent following a speech by Catalan president Carles 32

September 28, 2017 8:09 AM Anambra guber: INEC releases names of candidates, parties, observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja said 37 political parties would be presenting candidates in the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 18. This is contained in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi. The candidates are Willie Obiano, the incumbent governor, with his deputy 24

September 25, 2017 12:16 PM German election: European press sees uncertainty ahead

The modest victory of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance in the federal elections on 24 September has prompted European papers to envisage a period of uncertainty for Germany. With the CDU/CSU bloc's worst result in almost 70 years, commentators discussed the need for a "Jamaica coalition", and expressed concern about the historic surge 36

September 22, 2017 10:35 PM McCain torpedos Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

US Senator John McCain Friday announced his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama’s signature health care law, likely dooming the repeal effort. It is the second time in two months that he has defied his party and President Donald Trump over efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” which 24