djdemkdg,g,g,,dgg

Cover Story

Cover Story

THE PVC FRAUD

News Introduction: 
The controversies trailing the lopsided distribution and disappearances of INECs Permanent Voting Cards-PVC at the twilight of the general elections after four years of preparation poses the question-Will INEC ever get it right? Furthermore, a Rights group wants an Abuja High Court to restrain INEC from using the PVC to conduct the rescheduled general elections. How far will INEC go in the midst of these challenges? JUDE ORJI reports.

On Saturday February 7, the Independent National Electoral Commission-INEC rescheduled the 2015 general elections by six weeks due to intractable logistics problems that has to do with non readiness of some electoral materials the core of which is the Permanent Voter Cards-PVC coupled with the increased terrorists’ attacks in the northeastern part of the country. The presidential and National Assembly election will now take place on March 28 and the governorship and state assembly to hold on April 11. The chairman of the Commission, Prof.

Synoptic Check List of Alleged Corruption And Misrule under Obasanjo

News Introduction: 
Thirteen day to the end of his tenure, precisely on May 16, 13 Obasanjo announced to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, the award of contracts worth N756 billion. - By Dapo Olaosebikm

N850billion Farewell Booty
Thirteen day to the end of his tenure, precisely on May 16, 13 Obasanjo announced to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, the award of contracts worth N756 billion. Frank Nweke, then Minister of Information, explained, N70 billion of this would be for the resuscitation of textile industries in Nigeria; N58.6 billion for the second Niger Bridge; its maintenance was to gulp N42 billion. However, the names of the companies to execute the projects were never mentioned 

The ‘saint’ who wanted third term

News Introduction: 
The antics of former president Olusegun Obasanjo is likened to that of King Louis XIV of France who allegedly equated himself with the state as the longest Monarch in European history. ‘L’état, c’est moi – I am The State’, King Louis XIV arrogantly proclaimed. Obasanjo, the most favoured leader Nigeria has ever produced, brooks no competition or criticism. Nigeria starts and ends with him. Yet, even in his long and almost elongated rule as Nigerian president, he did aptly demonstrated that he is not the country’s awaited Messiah. JUDE ORJI in this report unveils the un-canonized ‘Saint’ and his slide from pinnacle of power to rock-bottom of political inanity.

LITANY OF CONDEMNATIONS TO A POLITICAL HARAKIRI 

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WHO WINS?

News Introduction: 
As Nigerians go to the polls amidst uncertainties, the pertinent question is; who wins the presidential election? And, will the elections be flawed again due to INEC failings? Navigate with Jude Orji to the anchor.

This Saturday February 14, Nigerians would be voting for their new president and members of the national assembly for another four –year term that would take effect on May 29 this year. The two leading contenders are incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, PDP’s candidate and General Muhammadu Buhari [rtd] of the All Progressives Congress [APC]. Opinion polls on the chances of the two show a ‘neck and neck’ possible outcome. But there are indications that the incumbent would likely be re-elected despite all odds.

February Elections: Is This INEC Ready?

News Introduction: 
Assurances by the INEC notwithstanding, indications abound that many eligible voters will be disenfranchised as a result of shoddy distribution of PVCs ahead of February election coupled with deafening threat of post election violence. There is also allegation that the electoral body is out to truncate the elections by receiving General Buhari’s document through the back door 40 days after the expiration of time. How prepared is INEC for the February elections? JUDE ORJI reports.

The die is cast for the February 14 presidential election-mother of this year’s general elections. The highly tense atmosphere currently pervading Nigeria’s political firmament shows ominous signs of political instability and post election wide spread violence. Political observers say the unity of the country is seriously being threatened through the militarization of politics.

ELECTIONS: return of violence ...The Veiled Conspiracy

News Introduction: 
The evolving trend of political violence in the midst of ongoing insurgency in the northeastern part of Nigeria few weeks to the February 14 presidential election akin to what happened before and after 2011 election is putting the nation in fears of imminent dangers. There have been apprehensions of veiled conspiracy and regional agenda being foisted on the electorate via propaganda; failure of which could result in post election violence unmatched in Nigeria’s political history. JUDE ORJI reports.

According to George Santayana, a Spanish-American philosopher, ‘’he who does not take correction of past mistakes is bound to doom’’.  Santayana made his mark in speculative philosophy. These apprehensions are being fanned by politicians’ unguarded and provocative utterances while trying to appropriate political powers at all cost. Expectedly, the politically charged atmosphere is witnessing mass exodus of non-northerners from the violence prone region.

Disasters, Despair And Betrayals in 2014

News Introduction: 
The climax of the 2014 political year was the emergence of Jonathan\Sambo and Buhari\Osibajo as presidential candidates and running mates of the federal ruling PDP and the main opposition APC ahead of the 2015 general elections. The year also witnessed bloodbaths and hostage taking by terrorists across the world. Jude Orji reports the intrigues, nights of long knives, blackmails, despair and betrayals of 2014-a year like no other.

The climax of the 2014 political year was the emergence of  Jonathan\Sambo and  Buhari\Osibajo as presidential candidates  and running mates of the federal ruling PDP and the main opposition APC ahead of the 2015 general elections.  The year also witnessed bloodbaths and hostage taking by terrorists across the world. Jude Orji reports the intrigues, nights of long knives, blackmails, despair and betrayals of 2014-a year like no other.
 
TERRORISTS’ BLOODBATH

The Felled Jonathan Ministers

News Introduction: 
Woeful performances of President Goodluck Jonathan’s ministers who recently resigned their various portfolios to seek party tickets for gubernatorial election is the open secret of a bunch of politicians disconnected from their grassroots. How did it happen? JUDE ORJI reports.

Former minister of Police Affairs-Caleb Olubolade was the first minister to resign from Jonathan’s administration to contest the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State. He lost the PDP party primary to Ayodele Fayose who eventually won that epic battle with then incumbent Governor Fayemi. Despite the woeful performance of Olubolade in Ekiti State other seven cabinet ministers on Wednesday October 15, 2014, again resigned their various portfolios to pursue governorship ambitions in their various states. 

Extravagance, Debts, Rise And Fall Of Umar

News Introduction: 
Former Acting Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Garba Umar whose administration got aborted on November 21, 2014 can at best be described as child of circumstance... By Sam Tyav

Former Acting Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Garba Umar whose administration got aborted on November 21, 2014 can at best be described as child of circumstance. A careful search has confirmed that former Acting Governor Garba Umar was completely strange in the political scene of Taraba state. A detailed search has confirmed also that his name was conspicuously missing in the registers of the political parties that have existed In the state before the last one decade.

2015 Politics Dynasties In Control

News Introduction: 
Politics in Nigeria is fast becoming a cabal or family business of some sort. Our investigation shows that this unprecedented trend is spreading across the land like wild fire. The enormous wealth at the disposal of the political fiefdoms seems the reason for the unbridled commercialization and ‘winner takes all syndrome’ in today’s politics in the country, especially as 2015, the election year in Nigeria, unfolds. ...- By Jude Orji

INTRODUCTION
 
Since 1999, a worrisome political trend seems to have taken over the political firmament of Nigeria. More than ever, opportunistic politicians within the period under review have turned the nation’s politics into family businesses in the country to the detriment of the citizens. Against this backdrop, the affected politicians have carved the country into fiefdoms where they are enjoying customary and legal rights unchallenged. 

Syndicate content
<

A Perspective on Poker Development in the Country And What Nigeria And other Countries Can Learn From France’s Poker Policies

Bitter Story Of Abuja Forex Dealers

Worlds Billionaires 2013