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Ex-Governor Oshiomhole admonishes new APC leaders against extortion of aspirants

Former Governor of Edo and leader of the APC caucus in the state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has advised the newly elected state executives of the party to abstain from extortion.

Delta guber: I’ll retire Governor Okowa, Great Ogboru, others from politics – Ufuoma Esanubi

Ahead of the 2019 general election in Delta State, a governorship aspirant on the platform of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Comrade Frank Ufuoma Esanubi, has vowed to retire politicians between the ages of 60 and 70 from the political scene in the state.

Three Nigerians shortlisted for 2018 Caine Prize

Other shortlisted writers includes South Africa’s Stacy Hardy for her short story, ‘Involution’ and Kenya’s Makena Onjerika for ‘Fanta Blackcurrant’.

Police: IGP Ibrahim Idris was invited to brief Senate on Senator Melaye

The Nigeria Police Force has insisted that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris was invited to brief them on Senator Dino Melaye and not because of the security concerns in the country.

President Buhari condoles with CAN over Musa Asake’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Christian community in Nigeria over the passing of the General Secretary of CAN, Rev (Dr) Musa Asake.

OPL 245: A most popular oil block

The Petroleum Act 1969 (as amended) grants powers to the Ministry of Petroleum, acting through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to administer the licensing of oil blocks in the country.

Congress: Rivers APC stakeholders seek President Buhari’s intervention

Some stakeholders in the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crises rocking the party at the state level.

Church tasks mothers on nation building

Wife of the General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev. Olubisi Meduoye, on Sunday called on women to support each other to increase the participation of women in politics.

President Buhari: I didn’t join politics for fun or to gather wealth

President Muhammadu Buhari says his participation in politics is borne out of a desire and commitment to serve Nigerians, and not for fun or to gather wealth.

Governor Ajimobi: President Buhari has managed economy better than Jonathan, others

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stated that no other president in the country has managed the nation’s economy better than President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mozambique rebel leader Dhlakama dead: party sources

Mozambique's veteran rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who mixed guerrilla warfare with opposition politics, has died aged 65, party sources said Thursday.

Ex-SGF Lawal calls for transparent APC congresses

A former Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has said the forthcoming ward congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa must be fair and credible.

Another comedy of shame

Legislative rascality has a long, chequered history. Perhaps one of the most dramatic in the Senate in the last 18 years happened on the watch of Chuba Okadigbo, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo tried by means fair and foul to remove Okadigbo as president of the Senate.

CAN urges Christians to defend themselves from attacks

The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, has appealed to Christians to save themselves from killings and attacks.

Aare Gani Adams: Why Nigeria is in crisis

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has blamed the crises facing the country on the failure of its leadership to embrace restructuring.

Chimamanda Adichie named Harvard class day speaker

Acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected by the Harvard College Class of 2018 to address the graduating seniors as part of the annual Class Day celebration on May 23, the day before Harvard’s 367th Commencement.

Botswana’s Khama: Politics a dirty game all over the world

Former president of Botswana, Ian Khama, has affirmed a long held cliche that politics is a dirty game. In his view, politics must however be differentiated from governance.

The state of the Nigerian nation

The Nigerian state is passing through a very tough time, and we really need to admit this if we must even have a chance of outlining the solution. In fact, if we will but face the stark reality, the Nigerian national project is tottering terribly on the edge of the abyss.

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