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CONSPIRACY AGAINST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

All stakeholders should work towards making the local government councils independent, including financial autonomy The recent threat by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) to move against any attempt to grant autonomy to the local governments should be seen as a serious affront on the nation’s constitution which in the first place is the basis for their being in office. The 1999 constitution provides for a three-tier government, namely federal, state and local governments...

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Okorocha and Okonkwo: Selling or sealing APGA?

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Two powerful moneyed men are in the forefront in championing the merger of APGA into the opposition APC. Both men who interestingly are new to the party claim to be putting the nation first. ...

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Our plan for Niger Delta, by Orubebe

Uneasy lies the head of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, at this critical time. ...

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‘PDP not afraid of APC’

The chairman of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Capt. Tunji Shelle (rtd) has said that the party is not afraid of the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

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‘Merger will prevent one-party system’

Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande, in this interview with   EMMANUEL OLADESU and JEREMIAH OKE,  explains the significance of the merger and implications for 2015 general elections.  How did the four political parties come about the name, All Progressive Congress (APC)? ...

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Jaji Bombings: General Still Under Investigation

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika By Ike Abonyi and Senator Iroegbu The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika has disclosed that the immediate Corps Commander, Infantry, Jaji, Major Gen.Muhammad D. Isa who was redeployed and subsequently retired as a result of the twin bombs that rocked the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji,  Kaduna State last year is still under investigation for culpability. ...

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Army Denies Lopsidedness In Promotions, Postings, Retirements

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, on Monday in Abuja, said that there was no lopsidedness in the recent promotions, postings and retirements in the Nigerian Army...

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Golden Eaglets Salute Gallant Super Eagles

Golden Eaglets Encomiums have been heaped on the Super Eagles by the technical crew of the Golden Eaglets following the senior national team’s victorious outing at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Johannesburg on Sunday. The Super Eagles claimed Nigeria’s third AFCON title after a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso courtesy of a 50th minute goal by Sunday Mba which ended  the country’s 19-year long wait to conquer the continent. ...

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AFCON 2013: Victor Moses Returns to England

Victor Moses By Tunde Sulaiman Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses, has returned to England, THISDAY has exclusively learnt. The 22-year-old Chelsea star, voted the Best Player at AFCON 2013, is believed to have boarded a British Airways flight Monday morning from Johannesburg for the almost 13-hour flight back to London. ...

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AFCON 2013: Keshi Reportedly Blames NFF for Resignation

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi By Tunde Sulaiman, with agency reportsFresh facts in the Stephen Keshi resignation saga indicates that the ‘Big Boss’ decided to throw in the towel after learning that his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) clearly had no faith in him by opting to buy return tickets for the team as soon at it became clear that they would be meeting the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the quarter finals.According to sources, as soon as Keshi’s wards, who had been unimpressive in their first three group matches, placed second to set up the Elephants’ showdown, Glass House officials had began making plans to end their stay in South Africa.Reports had began surfacing then, which were strenuously denied by NFF officials, they the Glass House had even concluded plans to sack the coaching crew had they lost to their West African foes.Keshi claimed on a radio station, Metro FM, that he heard about the arrangements made by the NFF after the Mali game, but he did not want to dwell on it as it would have affected his team’s preparations for the semi-final clash. ...

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