Zamfara: INEC Finally Confirms PDP Governorship Candidate, Others Duly Elected

By Uche Mbah The Independent National Election Commission, INEC, after an emergency meeting on Friday, 24 May 2019, ratified all The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidates in Zamfara state. These include the Governorship and Deputy Governorship Candidates. This has put to rest fears that a constitutional crisis may ensue from the Supreme Court rulings. The Supreme Court has ruled that all votes cast for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just concluded general elections were “wasted votes”, and therefore candidates of the party that came second should be declared…

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Supreme Court Sinks APC

Five days to the May 29 swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari and newly elected governors across the country, the governor elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the last governorship election in Zamfara state, has been hit with a misfortune: Mukhtar Idris will not be sworn-in as governor of the state. The APC candidate is the preferred successor of out-going Governor Abdulaziz Yari. Idris is not the only politician in the ruling APC that has been hit with this tsunami of election losses, the election of…

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Nigeria: An Unhappy President, an Angry People

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi We have a quotable quote from President Muhammadu Buhari. He says he is unhappy. “I am the unhappiest President in the world”, national newspapers quoted Mr President as saying. He spoke from a foreign land, Amman, Jordan, where he addressed some Nigerians who live in that country. “It is uncharitable of those who accuse me of not being worried over the killings going on in Zamfara”, he added. The killings are not  exclusive to Zamfara. Every part of Nigeria is soaked in blood – especially parts of the North-west and…

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Solid Minerals Minning: Proceeds May Have been Going Into Private Pockets

The Zamfara Killings may have opened up a Pandora’s Box of strange doings in the Northern part of the Country, where illegal Mining has been taking place for ages with nothing coming out of it for the common good. And Zamfara is not alone in the natural endowment in solid minerals Millions of Metric tones of Solid Minerals are to be found, not only in the North, but also in the southern part  of the country. For example, apart from Gold found in Zamfara, it is also found in very…

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Zamfara: Nigeria Runs On Autopilot, Killings linked to Illegal Gold Mines

By Uche Mbah Over the years, blood has been dripping from the rafters of governance in state with the story being subsumed in political expedience and apparent nonchalance from the All Progressives Congress led Federal government. But the recent massacre has become significant because it came at a time when Nigeria is on Auto pilot. Currently, all the principal heads of governance in Nigeria are outside the country on one engagement or the other. The President, Vice president and the senate President are out of the Country, leaving a constitutional…

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