2019 Polls: El-Rufai Says Christians Would Not Vote For His Re-election

Nasir El-Rufai

By Akinwale Kasali Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has dropped a bombshell, saying that 67 percent of Christians will not vote for him at the coming poll in the state. The former Federal Capital Territory Minister, who has been under series of attack from different political and religious groups, not forgotten that some Non-governmental organisations have criticised the policies of the El-Rufai administration, most especially the crisis in Southern Kaduna, which led to loss of lives and properties. The number one citizen of the state said he is aware that…

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APC Lagos Primary: Why Ambode Is Jittery

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of Akinwunmi Ambode hoisting the All Progressives Congress, APC, flag as the candidate of the party in 2019 Governorship in Lagos State is dangling like a pendulum. The reason for this is not far-fetched, as the media have been awashed with the politicking that has rocked the party, with Jide Sanwo-Olu, an aspirant challeging Ambode for the APC ticket is been tipped to be the party’s flagbearer. Ambode is however jittery, following the overwhelming support Sanwo-Olu is enjoying from top chieftain of the party, most…

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The Return Of Great Ogboru

By Akinwale Kasali Great Ovedje Ogboru is an household name in Delta State politics. Most especially during election period. Some political analysts call him a serial loser, while some call him ‘ Uduaghan’s nightmare’. Having contested for the governorship seat of Delta State, though, he  a Nigerian businessman turn politician who was the gubernatorial aspirant for Alliance of Democracy, Democratic Peoples’ Party and Labour Party in the 2003, 2007 and 2015 Delta State governorship elections. From obscurity comes the Great Ogboru, who has been silent since his lost to Governor…

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Osun Election: Royale Rumble

By Akinwale Kasali Less than 24 hours to the Osun State governorship election, the state has been beefed up with security details from all the forces. In every nooks and crannies, from Oshogbo, to Ife, Ilesha, Ila Orangun, Ede, Modakeke, Ijesha and its environs, security personnels could be seen roaming round the streets, getting prepapared for Saturday’s election which is mainly between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, candidates. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, state Resident Electoral Commission,…

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Adeleke In Exam Malpractice Scandal, As Police Files Case Against Him

By Akinwale Kasali This is not the best of time for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Osun State, governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke. The PDP gubernatorial candidate has been told to report to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, with immediate effect, over allegation on examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, and impersonation. Adeleke was asked to report to the Special Investigation Panel alongside one Sikiru Adeleke, the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, a worker who facilitated the registration of candidates for the National Examination Council in the school, Mr.Gbadamosi Ojo…

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Ambode ‘Toast’ Tinubu

By Akinwale Kasali Following rumours that the All Progressives Congress, chieftain, leader and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has decided not to support the second term ambition of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to seek re-election come 2019, Ambode and Tinubu has played down the situation. Political observers speculated that Tinubu was inline and has indicated interest to support Jide Sanwo-Olu, who is also vying to become the governor of the Center of Excellence, under the APC platform, at the expense of the incumbent governor, who also happens…

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APC Cautions Okorocha Over Attack On Party

Rochas Okorocha

By Akinwale Kasali Governor Rochas Owelle Okorocha is presently swimming in trouble waters with the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress over several verbal attacks on party leaders. Okorocha, who was once the ‘beautiful bride’ and a party faithful of the ruling party few years back. But, Okorocha is presently on the bad books of the party as he has began ruffling feathers with the powers that be in the party. The party advised the governor to work with the party leadership in his state instead of making…

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2019: Worse Days Ahead?

Ayodele Fayose

By Stehen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari has a big task at hand to prove to Nigerians that he has all it takes to organise a free and fair election in 2019 without  bloodshed. Fears are being expressed in both official and unofficial circles that the election might run into murky waters  because of the politically motivated crisis  in different parts of the country.  There is no gain saying the fact there is proliferation of arms  which had been smuggled into the country through illegal routes by desperate politicians and their…

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Adebutu Says He Remain Steadfast In PDP

Hon Ladi Adebutu is not one to change guards anyhow. When the rumour mill went wild that he was moving out of his favoured party, pundits were taken aback. Now the scion of Sir Kessingtion Adebutu has come out to debunk the rumours that he was dumping the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for another party to realize his gubernatorial ambition. The deeply-grass-rooted politician is one chap that will not shy away from the intrigues of politics even in the face of unsubstantiated rumours about his ambition. Adebutu is a very…

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