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By Umar Ardo, Ph.D In my view, notwithstanding the view expressed by Prof. Ben Nwabueze, the major challenge facing President Goodluck Jonathan with regards to the 2015 presidential election, more than his electability, is his eligibility. Given the provisions of the constitution and the judgments of...
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By Mazi Orji Nkemdiri Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu is not a new face in Anambra politics and in Nigeria as a whole. Since 1999 he has been on the political scene vying for one position or the other. He had been outwitted a number of times for the senatorial and governorship seats by both Senator Ugochuk...
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Commentary on occasion of September Recovery Month By Worku Abebe (wazeleke@yahoo.com) September is a National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in the US. In recognition of the significance of this event in a number of other countries, this year’s Recovery Month is anticipated to go internat...
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by Obinna Akukwe The recent attempt by Atiku and a group of governors to break up the ruling PDP have raised questions on the ability of President Jonathan to deliver himself from self seeking aides and sycophants. One of the greatest tragedies of Jonathan presidency is the array of prayer warriors, ...
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Addis Ababa — Ethiopia’s youngest opposition party, the Blue Party, says it will try again to hold a demonstration against the government. The party had planned to hold a protest this past weekend, but was stopped when more than 100 members were arrested. The Blue Party held a successful demons...
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Via Vanguard By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Henry Umoru & Levinus Nwabughiogu LAGOS — The Bamanga Tukur-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on the precipice, yesterday, after 58 members of the House of Representatives publicly switched sides to the Kawu Baraje New PDP (nPD...
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By Frank Onuoha Many of us have been following judiciously the political crisis in the People’s Democratic Party and other ruling parties across the states. While some may be shocked at the latest developments like the emergence of a ‘new PDP’ led by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and seven gov...
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By Adeyeye Joseph At a protest last July at the University of Ibadan in south-western Nigeria, a student brandished a placard that complained, “Education is dead in Nigeria.” The demonstrators were from Nigeria’s oldest university, founded in 1948. They had taken to the streets to demand an end...
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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenges and controversy Martin Luther King Jr Fejiro Oliver Fellow Countrymen; it’s with deep sense of patriotism that I make this speech tonight. You will recall that when I was made the ac...