Exorbitant Party Nomination Fees

By Adewale Kupoluyi Few days ago, a friend of mine, who is aspiring for an elective post in the country, raised an alarm that the cost of nomination and expression of interest form in her political party was too exorbitant. According to her, such ridiculous amounts would not only drive away genuine aspirants, it would also limit the chances of many women to be elected into offices under the current political dispensation. This unfortunate situation would not only affect female aspirants but other promising contestants, most especially youths and young…

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Customs: Controller Rallies Army, Airforce Against Smugglers

By Bayo Bernard Comptroller Muhammed Uba Garba appears to have realized early enough that the braggadocio strategy employed by his predecessors to tackle the hydra headed smuggling along Seme, the border post between Nigeria and Benin Republic will not be enough to rein in the menace on the long run. The new Area Controller of Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS on arrival at his new post, barely two months ago had sat down with some top officers in the command to chart strategy against smuggling in one…

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Why Buhari Will Not Save Ambode

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu President’s Men Shop for His Replacement, Move Against Tinubu Hope that President Muhammadu Buhari will intervention to reconcile Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode with his estranged godfather and former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu may have dimmed.Multiple Aso Rock source inform that some loyalists of the President are working on the theory that the Ambode/Tinubu tiff provides a perfect opportunity to free the state from the clutches of the ex- governor who is also National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. To achieve…

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