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Kebbi: Where democracy is working, by NURADDEEN KAMARU

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

It a fact that, democracy as a system of governance vests virtually all the powers of decision making on the people. The people are the focal point of every democratic leader’s exploits in office. In advanced democracies, elite and political office holders are very much aware of the dangers associated with wielding their perennial powers at the expense of the Read More

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2019: North-central ADP demands presidential slot

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

…Decries hunger, killings nationwide The North Central zone of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded that the zone should be allowed to produce presidential candidate ahead 2019 general elections. The request came on the heels of the ADP’s insistence that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to vacate office in 2019, saying the current “legacy of killings, hunger and Read More

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2019: It’s dangerous to reject INEC time-table – Jega

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Immediate past national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said National Assembly’s rejection of the 2019 general election sequence as fixed by the INEC portents danger for the electoral umpire and Nigeria’s democracy. The former INEC chairman, who conducted the 2015 general elections that ushered in the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government, Read More

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Ekweremadu to PDP youths: No one can rig 2019 polls

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has assured that with vigilance of the Nigerian youths, nobody would be able to rig the 2019 general elections. He also assured that the National Assembly caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not be intimidated from holding the government accountable, just as it would continue to speak the truth in Read More

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Contemporary issues in Africa By Peter Obi

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Our continent is rising despite its numerous challenges. Africa is home to many great and deeply admired people; I am an African and proudly so. This is not to say we in Africa are averse to public opinion or criticisms, or that Africa does not have serious issues – far from it. We are open to constructive criticisms, constructive Read More

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The right to speak is inalienable in democracy

February 24, 2018 Administrator 0

We have recorded many instances where the present democratic governments in Nigeria, both at the federal and state levels, have attempted to gag citizens. The federal government tested the waters last year when it classified certain forms of speech, especially ones critical of government, as hate speech. There is no law yet to back this up. Just this week, Nigerians Read More

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2019: Call El-Rufai, Bello to order, ADP tells Buhari

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, and his counterpart in Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, over what it called “intolerance” of the two chief executives towards oppositions. The ADP made the call in reaction to the alleged destruction of its bill boards in Kogi state and Read More

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2019: Why we endorsed Buhari, Bello – Niger APC

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Minna Niger state secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Mohammed Liman, has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abubakar Sani Bello were endorsed for second term by the state chapter of the party due to their credible performances, especially in areas of security. Liman stated this yesterday in a press briefing in Minna to throw more light Read More

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ADP accuses Kogi APC of intimidation, harassment

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state of intimidating its members and vandalizing its promotional bill boards. The party, accordingly appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the state chapter of his party to order and allow democracy to thrive in the state. Further, the party warned that that ruling Read More

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Liberia marks transition from negative peace to positive peace

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Charles Brumskine We invite all Liberians, our ECOWAS brothers and sisters, and our friends in the international community to join us in marking Liberia’s transition from negative peace to positive peace. We thank member states of the international community for the billions of dollars that have been contributed to Liberia over the years; and we especially extend our heartfelt Read More

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Sokoto proposes N 220.2bn for 2018

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state yesterday presented a budget proposal of N220.288 billion for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. The 2018 proposal recorded N16 billion increase as against the 2017 budget of N204 billion. Tambuwal assured that his government will concentrate on the completion of all ongoing projects Read More

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NGO urges Nigerians to shun money bag politicians

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Modibbo Haruna Buhari Charity Organisation (BCO), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Abuja, has advised Nigerians to shun money bag politicians during the 2019 general elections for the interest of national development. Chairman of the Board of Trustee (BOT) of the organisation, Mr. Modibo Sulaiman gave the advice yesterday while speaking with newsmen in Masaka, Karu Read More

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Obiano’s victory for all Anambarians – Oduah

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah (PDP, Anambra North) has described the victory of incumbent governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, in the just concluded governorship election in the state as victory for all Anambarians irrespective of political affiliations. Speaking with journalists in Abuja Tuesday, the senator, who added that the victory was for democracy, declared that it Read More

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Many governors are buccaneers – Zorro

November 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Sani Zorro Mohammed is a member of the House of Representatives representing Gumel/Magatari/Sule Tankarkar/Gagarawa Federal Constituency of Jigawa state. He speaks to ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF on the current effort at amending the 1999 Constitution, and urges the populace to stop the ‘buccaneer’ governors from thwarting the latest move to give both the local government and the state legislature the needed Read More

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Stop deceiving voters with late Ojukwu’s name, APC warns APGA

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) deputy governorship candidate, Mr Dozie Ikedife (Jnr), has described as deceitful the campaign strategy adopted by the All Progressives Grand Aliance (APGA), which has been using the name of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, its campaign. Ikedife, who spoke in Nnewi, said that over 90 percent of Governor Willie Obiano’s achievements for almost Read More