Politics

Fayose accuses APC of plot to compromise judiciary to remove him, writes CJN Onnoghen, Says; Fayemi, Oni behind plot

Share This: Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has alerted the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, of fresh plots by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to compromise a section of the Judiciary and muzzle democracy in their desperation to oust him from office, saying; “The essence of all of these is to silence him as the voice of opposition in the country because he has bluntly rejected all overtures to him to defect into the ruling APC or stop talking.” The governor, who warned against any plot to destabilise Ekiti State, wondered how long ...

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Electoral Reform In Nigeria: Setting the Record Straight,

Share This: We have to accept the truth. Our electoral fortunes in the last 22 months have been a mixed bag of little successes and grave disappointments. We may decide to apportion blames to one agency or another; to particular individuals or circumstances, but the reality is that this is a collective indictment on every Nigerian. Our democracy came with a steep price. Sadly in the last 17 years, it appears that politicians have thrown every destructive antic at this democracy to further personal interests at the expense of our collective good. We need to wake up to the urgency ...

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Judiciary must save democracy in Nigeria – Fayose

Share This: Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the judiciary to rise in defence of democracy by doing justice fearlessly, speedily and with honesty in the Ondo State election cases and other political cases before the courts. Governor Fayose, who hailed the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa for the swift composition of a new panel to hear appeals over the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, urged the panel to be mindful of delay tactics by the same people who wrote frivolous petition to impugn on the integrity ...

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Nigeria: ‘Solutions to our nation’s challenges lie within us’ – Osinbajo

Share This: At a time when Nigeria is challenged economically, employment rate that should be growing is crumbling, infrastructures plummeting, what exactly are the roles of Christian leaders to building an enduring and a viable economy? In an effort to justify their roles in national development, Christian leaders under the aegis of Coalition of Nigerian Apostolic Leaders (CNAL) under the leadership of Pastor Wale Adefarasin met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and other well placed Nigerians to channel the new course for total development of the ...

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Fayose condemns Edo election

Share This: The just concluded election in Edo State has stated generating reactions from different corners of political terrain in the country, the Governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose has that said that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu contested against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), not the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing the APC victory in the election as “victory only made possible by the use of federal government agencies to subvert the will of the people.” Governor Fayose, who lamented that the win at all cost attitude of the ...

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Edo Elections through the eagles’ eyes

Share This: The election has come and gone. Like a football final match, the conqueror continually relishes his victory while the vanquished, depending on mood wallows in the blame game. International observers who monitored Edo State governorship election have expressed reservations about the conduct of the poll. The reservations include: entry denial into the central collation centre, security lapses and monetary inducement. One of the reliable eagle eyes that monitored the Edo election is the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) with a strength of 100 citizen observers deployed to monitor elections. In its gateway role, TMG identifies various lapses with in ...

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Edo Election: Election Between Lycan and Vampire

Share This: Ehi Ekhator The election in Edo State between the two major contenders, Mr. Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can best be described as an election between lycan and vampires, Ehi Ekhator, Editor in Chief, Naija Center News writes. There is no much difference between the PDP and APC in the state as the current administration led by Adams Oshiomhole is a product of the PDP connection. Oshiomhole was desperate to become the governor that he sold his soul to the then ruling party, and the Igbinedion family. This is why ...

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72 PLWDs to Monitor Edo Gov Election

Share This: The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities has said it is deploying 72 People Living With Disabilities to monitor the September 10, 2016 governorship election in Edo State. The Executive Director of CCD, David Anyaele, said in a statement on Sunday that the group had already been accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission to monitor the election. Anyaele added that the group had already begun to train the 72 physically-challenged males and females it drew from the 18 local government areas of the state to monitor the election. He said the move was one of the activities by which ...

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Northeast Development Commission’s Headquarter will Be in Maiduguri – Ali Ndume

Share This: Controversies have started trailing the exact state where to site the proposed headquarters of the Northeast Development Commission, an agency that will be set up to rebuild the states that were affected by insurgents in the areas. In his reaction, the Senate Leader of the National Assembly, Ali Ndume has said that the proposed headquarters of the Northeast Development Commission will be sited in Maiduguri Borno State where there are more casualties than any other Boko Haram afflicted States in the Northeast. Ali explained that the hardest hit area among the six states is Maiduguri so it will ...

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Labour Minister, Ngige Sends Strong Warning to Governors Over Salary Cut

Share This: The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has warned state governors against reduction in remunerations and hours of work of workers.  In a statement issued by Mr Samuel Olowokere, Deputy Director Press in the ministry, Ngige said the warning was necessary to restore industrial harmony and forestall breakdown of law and order. He said the warning followed protracted industrial crisis involving the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nasarawa State Government. The minister said: “To avoid further escalation of disputes of this type all over the states of the federation, state governments are ...

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