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13 GOVS FACE UNCERTAIN FATE AS OPPOSITION CANDIDATE’S DRAG THEM TO SUPREME COURT

13 GOVS FACE UNCERTAIN FATE AS OPPOSITION CANDIDATES DRAG THEM TO SUPREME COURT The last may not have been heard about post-election cases in many states as the fate of no fewer than 13 governors depends on the outcome of lawsuits challenging their electoral victory at the Supreme Court. The affected states where the Court of Appeal judgments are being …

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ABDULLAHI ADAMU, FORMER APC NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, BIDS FAREWELL TO POLITICS

ABDULLAHI ADAMU, FORMER APC NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, BIDS FAREWELL TO POLITICS Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has decided to retire from active politics because he is developing an allergy to political activities. Adamu disclosed this at the launch of a book titled ‘Progressive Governance, Showcasing The Achievements of His Excellency, …

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HOW FUBARA FELL OUT WITH WIKE

HOW FUBARA FELL OUT WITH WIKE A list of commissioners, special advisers and other key aides as well as their portfolios was handed over to the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, by his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, Saturday PUNCH gathered. A close aide of the governor, who disclosed this, said Fubara had no input into the appointments as his predecessor was …

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NIGERIA’S PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM DEFECTIVE, RESTRUCTURING CRITICAL BEFORE 2027 – JEGA

NIGERIA’S PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM DEFECTIVE, RESTRUCTURING CRITICAL BEFORE 2027 – JEGA The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has called on Nigerians to put heads together and ensure the country is restructured before the 2027 general elections. He said power devolution to the sub-nationals was critical for the country to develop. He also pointed out …

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MORE THAN 60 MIGRANTS DIE OFF LIBYAN COAST

MORE THAN 60 MIGRANTS DIE OFF LIBYAN COAST Around 61 migrants were missing and presumed dead after their boat sank off Libya’s coast, the International Organisation for Migration said Saturday, in the latest migrant tragedy off North Africa. The “large number of migrants” are believed to have died because of high waves that swamped their vessel after it left Zuwara, …

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CHRISTMAS: A BOUQUET OF MISERY FOR EASTERNERS

CHRISTMAS: A BOUQUET OF MISERY FOR EASTERNERS It is Christmas, just a few days away. Expectedly, Nigeria and Nigerians will be joining the rest of Christendom to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ who, we are told, was born over 2000 years ago not just as Our Saviour, but also as the Prince of Peace. The celebration means so many …

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THE CAPTURE OF STATE ASSEMBLIES

THE CAPTURE OF STATE ASSEMBLIES The capture of the state legislatures by state governors has crippled the principle of separation of powers in the country’s democracy, bred authoritarian leadership at the sub-national level, and obliterated accountability by the executive arm of government in our states. From being teleguided and held by the nose to impeach deputy governors, remove principal officers …

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HOW THE SOUTHEAST BECAME WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY

HOW THE SOUTHEAST BECAME WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY Few economic feats can be as prestigious as becoming the world’s fastest growing economy This has come on the back of having the best social capital, a united people and social harmony, and what is more? “The Igbo state union, the Igbo elders, traditional rulers, and communities put heads together and trained …

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EX-US LAWMAKERS, OTHERS, WANT NIGERIA RE-DESIGNATED RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VIOLATOR

EX-US LAWMAKERS, OTHERS WANT NIGERIA RE-DESIGNATED RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VIOLATOR Respected American experts – including former federal legislators – in the field of religious freedom have lamented the dire state of religious freedom in Nigeria. On Tuesday, December 12, through Christopher Smith (Republican Party), a member of the U.S. House, representing New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District, they called for the West …

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OLIVER DE COQUE (1947 – 2008)

OLIVER DE COQUE’ (1947 – 2008) Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite popularly known as Oliver De Coque was a Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist who has more than 50 albums to his credit and whose career lasted over 4 decades, making him one of the most popular highlife kings in Africa. Oliver and his music band group, ‘Ogene Sound Super …

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