Uzodinma’s Validation, APC’s Brightest Chance

By Emma Agu If any evidence was required to confirm the political stature of Senator Hope Uzodinma, the APC governorship candidate in Imo State, the result of the Saturday, February 23, presidential election in the state, was the litmus test. Though Abubakar Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in the state, President Muhammadu Buhari, who flew the flag, of the All Progressive Congress, APC, can beat his chest that he garnered the 25% that contributed to his victory. That feat was achieved in spite of…

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Hoodlums Take Over Buhari’s Election Victory Celebrations, Cause Mayhem, Deaths

By Uche Mbah There appears to have been a spike in violence following the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, at the February 23 polls. Buhari was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the winner of that election. He has since been given his certificate of return. Initially, there appears to be deafening silence after the elections, such that in the social media, there were worries that the celebrations were either low keyed on nonexistent. But that soon changed. In Abuja, as…

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Kwara: Saraki Surrenders, Backs Out of Guber Election

By Bernard Bayo There’s no end to the misfortunes of Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s in his home state, Kwara. Barely one week after he lost his senatorial seat to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC has backed out of the March 9 governorship election in the Harmony state. The APC won in all the 16 local governments in the state. In a swift reaction to the electoral defeat suffered by the PDP, the former governor has instructed his supporters not to participate in the coming election in two…

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Saraki: Finally, They Got Him

By Comfort Obi For two days, I battled, with myself, whether to write on the unbelievable routing of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in the February 23 Presidential/ National Assembly Elections  or not. It was the same way I battled before my write-up on the uncommon fall of Godswill Akpabio, former Akwa Ibom state governor, former PDP Senate Minority Leader and, soon to be former Senator in the same election. The difference: While Saraki’s took me the whole of 48 hours to decide, Akpabio’s was less than 20 minutes. Even the…

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Buhari’s Next Move

For more than three years Ibrahim Magu was blocked from becoming the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC by the Nigerian Senate. This will likely change now that President Muhammadu Buhari has been returned for another four years in office by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The case of the EFCC boss is one of the factors that will determine Buhari’s second term presidency, close watchers of the nation’s politics say. Nigeria Stocks Exchange Suffered A Hit Just few hours before Buhari was declared winner…

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Mixed Reactions Trail Buhari’s Second Chance

  By Oji Odu Why has the announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) brought about a situation that can best be described as graveyard silence instead of the loud rejoicing that accompanies such announcement? Why are many Nigerians rather wearing long and gloomy faces? Lamenting to the Magazine, Peter Oladipo, an unemployed father of three said his current ordeal began with the announcement of President Buhari as winner of…

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Buhari: Gloom in Calabar

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu In Calabar, the capital of Cross River state,  gloom reigns. Depression and helpless are the order of the day. These started 24 hours before the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared President Muhammadu Buhari, the winner of the very hotly contested February 23 Presidential election. Buhari had scored over 15 million votes to defeat Atiku Abubarkar of the PDP, who scored over 11million votes. Buhari won in 19 states, while Atiku won in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Before the piecemeal announcement of the results…

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Despite Pressure By Buhari, Northern Elites to Accept Poll Result As The “Will of Allah”, Atiku rejects Poll

By Uche Mbah Feelers from those close to former Vice President and  Waziri of Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar,  are that he has been under pressure to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced Buhari winner of the 2019 presidential elections. Recall that INEC had, after three days of vote collation and announcement, certified Buhari as duly elected President of Nigeria amid controversial circumstances. But Atiku, who has been mute since the collation of the results started, has rejected the elections saying that Democracy will not be…

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Akpabio: The Uncommon Fall

By Comfort Obi Everything about Godswill Akpabio, former PDP two-term governor of Akwa Ibom state is uncommon – or so he says. As a governor, he gave himself that name. An uncommon governor. A man of uncommon touch. An uncommon performer. An uncommon organiser. Indeed, he is also an uncommon husband. Married to a beautiful Igbo girl, Unoma, both are a spectacle to behold in public.  As a governor, each time Akpabio was giving a speech in public and, Unoma was present, she would, like a police orderly, stand behind her husband.…

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Ajimobi: Demystified

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to Saturday February 23rd, 2019 polls, Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi was optimistic and confident that he will return to the Senate after finishing his tenure as the governor on 29th May, 2019. Unfortunately, he was living on the crest of illusion and fantasy, as the electorates had another mission and intention in stock for him. Which is simply denying him their votes at the poll. Ajimobi had been a senator, representing Oyo South Senatorial District before contesting for the gubernatorial seat and winning…

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