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Peter Obi Is Perfect For Atiku, But Bad News For Ndigbo -By SKC Ogbonnia

The excitement flowing behind the choice of Peter Obi as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential nominee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is a teachable moment. It shows that the Nigerians still appreciate good people. Overall, Obi acquitted himself credibly enough as governor of Anambra State. At least, he is one the […]

In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, we see Lucifer the Great Deceiver banished from Heaven. In Dante’s Inferno, Satan is presented as a ghastly Beast. In Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, Satan is a pathetic collector of souls. What about the dark ones in Nigerian politics? When you consider the characteristics of Lucifer and Satan in Milton, Dante, […]

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I spent the better part of last Tuesday, October 16, focusing on developments in Ekiti State. It was the day of John Kayode Fayemi’s return to office as Governor of Ekiti State and his inauguration for a second-term, after an interregnum of four years, 2014-2018 during which former Governor Ayo Fayose reigned. It was also […]

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Let me begin this piece with a very resounding appreciation of the former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, who has come out, though belatedly, to say the truth about Buhari’s buoyancy in the past Nigerian political dispensations. Recently in an interview with Channels TV, he declared that Buhari won the three past Presidential elections […]

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Few hours back, I strolled into one of the key offices under the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria with a singular matter for constructive dialogue with a friend who is a senior aide of President Muhammadu Buhari. My concern was on the observed lack of observation by the mainstream political […]

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As a young girl in secondary school, I caught a glimpse of a book with one of my teachers and the title made an impression, though I never had an opportunity to read it as I was in a boarding school where access to non-academic Literatures was a bit of a challenge. I cannot recall […]

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Much of the nation heaved a sigh of relieve on 7th October with the announcement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The peaceful conduct of the exercise, and the harmony and congeniality among the contestants, who accepted the results gracefully, gladdened a lot of well-meaning Nigerians, […]

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The most significant election since independence in 1960 will take place in February next year which is approximately four months away. The year 2019 presidential election particularly is significant for a number of reasons and extenuating circumstances. Firstly, the election is being intensely contested by two Northerners made up of the incumbent, a retired military […]

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ABUJA, 12 October 2018 — Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) make plain the status of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with regard to their eligibility or otherwise in participating in the 2019 general election. The Party noted that INEC had recently […]

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Before the 2003 presidential elections, former president Olusegun Obasanjo who was seeking reelection was humbled by his then vice, Atiku Abubakar. Atiku was then a demigod and Obasanjo had to bow before him for blessing. There were clear indications that Obasanjo would have been proportionately defeated if he did not recognize Atiku as his then […]

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