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How good people elect bad leaders

A lot of people must have been inundated with messages on different social media platforms and elsewhere urging citizens of voting age to step out and obtain their permanent voters cards by getting registered and also ensure that they vote in the upcoming elections.

2019: Catholic Bishop warns Nigerians against selling their voter’s cards

Most Reverend Akin Oyejola, Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Diocese, has warned Nigerians against selling their voter’s cards, describing it as mortal sin against God and humanity.

Rivers APC crisis deepens as ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi shuns lawmakers thanksgiving service

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has lamented the crisis in All Progressives Congress, APC, that has sharply divided the supporters of Senator Magnus Abe and the Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, and former Governor of Rivers State.

APC can’t win Rivers without reconciliation – Senator Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has warned that unless members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reconcile their differences, it would be difficult for the party to win any election in Rivers State in the 2019 elections.

Governance as a relay race

I first met Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode early May 2014 somewhere in Victoria Island, Lagos. We had just launched TheCable online newspaper. We ran a story — “The man who would be next Lagos governor” — which surprised him, for it was not yet public knowledge that he was going to throw his hat in the ring.

Nigerian politicians are liars, dishonest – Lam Adedibu’s son

The first son of late Chief Lamidi Ariyibi Adedibu, who was fondly called the “Garrison Commander” of Ibadan politics, Adeyemi Abass, has described his father as a liar and dishonest man.

How Labour Party may rescue the Third Force

Since those who subscribe to the idea and possibility of a third force to neutralise and replace the former ruling party PDP and the current APC are beginning to swell by the day, I believe that it is apposite to give some kind of direction to the clamour for a third potent Party to challenge the status quo.

President Buhari sending Fulani soldiers to protect herdsmen in Benue – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government deployed Fulani soldiers to Benue State to protect herdsmen and not people of the state.

IPAC commends INEC, EFCC partnership to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy

Chairman, Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Yobe, Alhaji Umar Kukuri, said partnership between Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.

Ethiopia releases blogger, opposition figure

Ethiopia's attorney general ordered the release of hundreds of prisoners on Thursday, state media reported, including journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage whose jailings drew international condemnation.

IBB’s letter to his countryman

What was meant to be an assessment of the three-year-old government of President Muhammadu Buhari turned on its head before the ink dried up on the press statement.

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar under pressure to abandon presidential ambition

It was gathered that the intense lobby resulted in certain underground meetings by Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, with governors of the North-East and politicians from the geopolitical zone in the remote Yankari Games Reserve in Bauchi, recently.

Ex-President Obasanjo’s Third Force full of corrupt politicians – APC chieftain

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Ekiti State, Bayo Orire, on Monday, said the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) recently formed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is full of old politicians, who had contributed to Nigeria’s downfall.

Maldives judges arrested over ruling

The Maldives opposition leader and two senior judges have been arrested after a state of emergency was declared.

2019: Beware of false prophets – Governor Okorocha

Ahead of Nigeria’s forthcoming general elections, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has warned power-thirsty politicians to beware of those who dubiously predict victory for them at the polls in order to make money.

Jigawa govt denies holding political meeting in Kaduna

The Jigawa state government has discredited reports disseminated from an online media that the state Governor had held a political meeting with APC executives and party’s stakeholders in Kaduna state.

Maldives army seals off parliament, arrests MPs

Security forces in the Maldives have sealed off the country's parliament and arrested two opposition legislators amid a deepening crisis over a court ruling ordering the release of jailed politicians.

Maldives top court ‘in bid to remove’ President Yameen – attorney general

The Maldives' chief law enforcement officer says the nation's Supreme Court is trying to remove President Abdulla Yameen, days after the top court ordered the release of several jailed opposition leaders.

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