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The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 – 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics.
Concerned Yoruba leaders are already making moves to resolve the dispute between two elder statesmen, Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun State and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the 2014 National Conference, Senator Femi Okurounmu.
The United States-based financial data media house, Bloomberg, says a former Minister of Defence, Lt.Gen Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), is worth an estimated $1.2bn (N432bn). This is the first time Danjuma’s net worth would be made public.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to ensure that he serves the entire country, if he eventually emerges the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the next Assembly.
Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
With its alliances and betrayals, crimes and cash, and even a dash of witchcraft, the theatrical twists of Nigeria's politics are inspiring directors from the country's Nollywood movie industry.
The Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has commended his party and his supporters for “changing the narrative” of Nigeria’s political history, adding that this in itself was a major achievement.
Nigeria’s president and ruling party were on Saturday accused of dirty tricks to stifle opposition support, with one week to go before the election in Africa’s most populous nation.
Mr Joe Igbokwe, Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, says the party delivered more projects in the South East in three years than the PDP did in 16 years.
Elder statesman and the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edibiri, yesterday stated that the suspension of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen is a big boost to President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight and save the judiciary from ridicule.
A Political Scientist, Prof. Femi Otubanjo, says the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Dr Oby Ezekwesili’s decision to withdraw from the 2019 presidential race is in order.
I once had a taste of political violence during the 2015 Presidential campaigns. In Bauchi, our convoy was stoned. In Katsina, restless youths wielding stones and long sticks threatened to attack us. It didn’t matter that it was a Presidential convoy. But nothing in those two places is comparable to what I experienced in Sagamu, Ogun State on Sunday, January 13.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described himself as the watchman of Nigerian politics due to the role he now plays in the country’s polity, and urged all Nigerians to engage in participatory democracy in order to vote for credible leaders who are patriotic.
Mr Tobechukwu Nneli, an Africa Initiative for Governance Scholar, has cautioned Nigerians on the use of free speech on social media as the general elections approach.
As Nigerians set to vote in next month’s presidential election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that his role would be that of a vigilant watchman, who will not hesitate to raise the alarm whenever there is any irregularities.
The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller wants Manchester United as the German offers himself to the Red Devils.
The absence of the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, from office in the recent time has been generating reactions from various quarters as some were saying the governor had been in the hospital, treating food poisoning.
The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.
Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.
The hierarchy of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Heartland, have confirmed an indefinite suspension slammed on the General Manager of the club, Chief Chukwudi Ifeanyi.
Gernot Rohr has reacted to Super Eagles performance in Sunday’s 1-1 friendly draw against five-time world champions, Brazil.
The Bayelsa Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Monday Tom, says INEC is satisfied with the percentage rate of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) collection, promising that the body is adequately prepared to conduct the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.
Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has urged former President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to release former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki from detention.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, said that the Federal Government does not play politics with the security and welfare of Nigerians.