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2015: Politics Of Bitterness Rages In Enugu

News Introduction: 
In Igbo land, it is forbidden to involve traditional rulers in partisan politics. - By Maurice Okafor

In Igbo land, it is forbidden to involve traditional rulers in partisan politics. As the custodians of the people’s sacred culture and truth, they speak and criticise social misdemeanours for the overall interest of championing and promoting the cause of peace and development in their respective communities, without bias.
But the dignity, respect and honour bestowed on this crop of Igbo leaders is presently being bastardised as many of them  with regards to monetary inducement have become preys and tools  of politicians, who are desperate to grab power.

Obasanjo Desperate To Re- Create And snatch Back His Lost Times—Hon. Daramola

News Introduction: 
Hon. Abimbola Oluwafemi Daramola, firebrand new-breed politician, representing Ekiti North Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives of Nigeria, spoke with Dapo Olaosebikan in his office last week on burning national issues, particular- ly the controversial letter written by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan recently. It is quite revealing. - By Maurice Okafor

How do you react to the dust being raised in the national landscape by the Obasanjo letter to President Goodluck Jonathan?
These are interesting times in Ni- geria. I have said it severally and instructively that if a madman tells you your house is burning, you don’t need to dismiss that it does not matter-rather you may have to investigate and authenti- cate the information by the mad- man. Yes, there may be some material issues arising from the

Sanctioned For Abandoning Duty Post

News Introduction: 
For embarking on an unauthorized foreign trip, Chief Roland Ibierutomwhen, the Council chairman of Orhionmwon in Edo state incurs the wrath of the Edo Assembly even as a group calls for his prosecution. - By Victor Osehobo

These are very challenging times for Chief Roland Ibierutomwhen. He was still in the Italian capital city, Rome, when the State assembly, acting on the request of the governor suspended him from office for two months while a panel of inquiry was also set up to look into the activities of his council since he assumed office in April this year. 
Ibierutomwen, his cabinet and the council’s legislators were sacked on the request of Governor Adams Oshiomhole for “dereliction of duty”. The Governor said by his action the chairman has created a vacuum in governance.

Political Delimma Of Kwankwaso

News Introduction: 
Kano governor Rabi`u Musa Kwankwaso may likely face the music as the long awaited Local Government election may hold amid political turbulence in the state. - By Bello Fagge

Even as Gov. Rabi`u Musa Kwankwaso appears to have rejected the call to join the All Progressive Congress APC, there are strong indications that the governor is not unlikely to dump the People Democratic Party (PDP).  The crack in the PDP, caused by the rebellious seven governors of the PDP despite several meetings held between the seven governors, the Presidency and the national leadership of the Bamanga Tukur-led PDP for reconciliation, appears to add to the difficulty Gov. Kwankwaso is facing.

Oshiomhole: Five Years In The Saddle

News Introduction: 
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state marked five years in office with a promise to continue on the journey of taking Edo to greater heights. - By Victor Osehobo

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole rolled out the drums last week Tuesday to mark his fifth year in office. The event made Ogbe Stadium to be filled to capacity as indigenes of the state from the three senatorial districts thronged the venue to express their support and love for the Comrade Governor and his Deputy, Dr, Pius Odubu.

Thug Of War In Enugu Over 2015

News Introduction: 
Ahead 2015 general elections, there is a raging cold war within Enugu State’s PDP. There are emerging indications that some major stakeholders of the party from the state-some of whom are currently serving at the National Assembly, are at daggers drawn with the state governor, Barrister Sullivan Chime over the choice of candidates for 2015 general elections in the state. - By Maurice Okafor

The PDP is the ruling and domineering party in the state, controlling all the 260 electoral wards, 17 council areas; the 24 member of the state house of assembly and all the federal legislators serving at the National Assembly. In the November 2, 2013 council elections held in the state the re-established its dominance winning all the 260 wards and 17 council areas.

Kwankwaso In Stormy Political Waters

News Introduction: 
Kano governor Rabi`u Musa Kwankwaso may likely face the music as the long awaited Local Government election may hold amid political turbulence in the state.

The PDP is the ruling and domineering party in the state, controlling all the 260 electoral wards, 17 council areas; the 24 member of the state house of assembly and all the federal legislators serving at the National Assembly. In the November 2, 2013 council elections held in the state the re-established its dominance winning all the 260 wards and 17 council areas.

Akpabio Is The Best From Ikot Ikpene Senatorial District – Ukpe

News Introduction: 
Recently, a team of journalists interviewed Pastor Anietie Ukpe, Chief Press Secretary/Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State on issues pertaining to Akwa Ibom State and his boss, Governor GodswillAkpabio, Chairman of the PDP’s Governor’s Forum. He spoke on wide issues relating to Akwa Ibom politics. Find the excerpts below as reported by Dapo Olaosebikan.

In recent advertorials, some groups have come out to criticize Governor Akpabio on his ambition to go to the Senate vis-a-vis zoning arrangement in your state. The argument is that it is the turn of Abak Federal Constituency to go to Senate yet he is interested. What is your take on this as a leader fromAbak LGA?
 

Kano LG Poll Still A Long Way

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The Kano State government has, at last, announced that local government election in the state will hold in May 2014. Besides, the sum of N1.5billion has been earmarked for that purpose. Stakeholders are asking questions why such a long postponement. - By Bello Faggae

The long awaited local government elections in Kano state were now slated to hold the next five months. But there are unanswered questions of why the poll should be so far flung to the next five months, which is May 2014. For reasons best known to the immediate past administration of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, under Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, the much anticipated local government elections could not hold.

Kwankwaso And Cracks In G7

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There are strong indications that like other members of the rebel PDP group, Governor Musa Kwankwaso’s political interest is almost causing a ripple both in the G7 and in Kano politics. - By Bello Fagge

The political relationship between Governors Sule Lamido of Jigawa State and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State appears to be on the brink of breakdown. The duo appears to have been developing mutual suspicion on account of their self seeking interests in the rebellious new PDP and its stance against President Goodluck Jonathan and the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur-led national working committee.

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