2019 Polls: The Battle For Oke Mosan, Amosun Optimistic Of Akinlade’s Triumph

By Akinwale Kasali Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State is bent on installing his protege, Abdulkabir Akinlade as the next governor of the Gateway State after is exit from Oke Mosan, the state’s seat of power, come 29th May, 2019. Amosun had earlier thought that Akinalde will win the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary in the state, but he was disappointed that his anointed candidate was not given the party’s gubernatorial ticket, forcing Amosun’s camp and loyalists to defect to Allied People’s Movement, APM. During the rally of APM at…

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2019: FG Clampdown On Opposition Intensifies, Opposition Warns on Rigging

By Uche Mbah Despite warnings by the opposition and predictions by western intelligentsia, there appeared to be a desperation to clamp down on opposition and international donor agencies as long as their position is at variance with the position of the ruling party, the opposition has alleged. This comes on the heels of the alleged freezing of the accounts of Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP The PDP had earlier in the year warned of the plan by the APC led government to clamp…

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APC Jittery Over PDP Sokoto Rally, Plans counter Strategies

By Uche Mbah Reports of the Political rally, organized by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,  in Sokoto, appears to have unsettled the All Progressives Congress as reactions began to trail the Rally. Investigations indicate that the rally was devoid of personality attacks but more of issue based campaign. One of the dignitaries that appeared at the rally was former president Goodluck Jonathan from neighboring Chad, with which Sokoto has a boundary-thereby tacitly admitting the ruling party is weak in border control. But Shehu Sanni, the garrulous former APC senator, countered…

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Agbaje Picks Wife of a SAN as Running Mate

By Uche Mbah Peoples Democratic Party governorship hopeful, Jimmy Agbaje, finally decided on a First Bank Director, Mrs Haleemat Busari, as his running mate. Busari, a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, is currently a serving Director of First Bank, Sierre Leone, and a former Director of Zain Nigeria, (now Airtel) According to the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, the decision was arrived at  after exhaustive consultations with stakeholders and party leaders. “Mrs. Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari came highly recommended and…

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Fayose: Time To Call His Bluff

By Comfort Obi I don’t know how many of you who read what the out-going governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, said after the PDP Presidential Primary in PH, Rivers state. I read it. So, briefly. In the aftermath of the failure of the urbane Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to clinch the presidential ticket due to former Vice President Atiku Abubarkar’s landslide victory, Fayose’s anger boiled over. So, like a wild fire, he has been raging. And he is threatening the PDP with fire and brimstone. He says he…

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2019 Polls: Atiku Gets Obasanjo’s Backing, As APC Develops Cold Feet

By Akinwale Kasali During the 2015 presidential electioneering campaign, the battle for Aso Rock seat was between incumbent president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had the blessings of former president Olusegun Obasanjo who many described as the ‘kingmaker’ in Nigeria politics. Three and half year down the line, the once celebrated and eulogised Buhari by Obasanjo has now become a ‘filthy rag’ in the face of Obasanjo, no thanks to his administration’s policy, which Obasanjo says lack focus on economy development. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the former vice-president…

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PDP Presidential Ticket: Tambuwal May Be Crowned In Port Harcourt

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The die is cast and all is set for the October 7 – 8, 2018 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national convention in Port Harcourt, the  Rivers state capital, to pick its flagbearer for  the 2019 presidential election. However, the convention may turn out a mere crowning of  the Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal than elective primary, The Source has been told. Multiple sources hinted that the event may be an almost  walk over for the youthful Sokoto Governor and former Speaker of the House of Representatives who returned to…

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APC Set To Win Akwa Ibom State, As NDDC MD Emerges Governorship Candidate

By Akinwale Kasali For months now that Senator Godswill Akpabio defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progessives Congress, APC, the party at the center is not leaving any stone unturned as its battle ready to win the oil rich states in the general election coming up next year. Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission was on Monday declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections in Akwa Ibom. The chairman of APC’s committee for the governorship primary, Yamah Momoh,…

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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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Minister Amaechi Vs. Senator Abe

By Comfort Obi If anybody was in doubt of why the civilized world laughs at us, the open letter, written to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, by Senator Magnus Abe, published in the ThisDay newspaper of Wednesday,  September 26, puts a seal on the doubt. I read it three times. And each time, my worries increased, with an exclamation to nobody: ‘Look at what politicians have reduced our country to.’ Both the Minister and the Senator are from Rivers state. The former, an Ikwerre man, and the latter,…

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