Category: Politics

QuickRead: Akeredolu versus Fulani ‘invaders’. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter
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QuickRead: Akeredolu versus Fulani ‘invaders’. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter

Kunle Adeleye- January 24, 2021

The most dominant piece of news past week was, perhaps, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s face-off with Fulani herders who had made Ondo forest reserves home. This ... Read More

Investigation… Inside Enugu markets where traders are choked by multiple taxes
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Investigation… Inside Enugu markets where traders are choked by multiple taxes

Kunle Adeleye- January 23, 2021

In recent times, the world economy has developed tremendously and this is partly linked with activities of petty traders who are part of the informal ... Read More

Fresh Political Realignment Emerges as Ex-CPC Chairmen Float New Movement
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Fresh Political Realignment Emerges as Ex-CPC Chairmen Float New Movement

Kunle Adeleye- January 21, 2021

A fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the ... Read More

QuickRead: Buhari sits as judge. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter
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QuickRead: Buhari sits as judge. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter

Kunle Adeleye- January 17, 2021

Buhari’s introspection on his administration is a major feature on QuickRead, as we review key political developments shaping the future of Nigeria. Beyond President Muhammadu ... Read More

Anambra 2021: E-voting, electoral act amendment top lists of areas of concern
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Anambra 2021: E-voting, electoral act amendment top lists of areas of concern

Kunle Adeleye- January 17, 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said it has identified five critical areas of concern and challenges likely to confront the commission in the conduct of the Anambra State governorship election this ... Read More

761 Days to 2023 Presidential Election, Politicians Scramble for Re-alignments
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761 Days to 2023 Presidential Election, Politicians Scramble for Re-alignments

Kunle Adeleye- January 17, 2021

•Emerging consensus supports southern presidency•Atiku plans another run•Tinubu readies his political machine•Saraki’s supporters say he is the bridge between North and South•Governors move to choose ... Read More

Kano elections: Residents defy restriction rules, COVID-19 protocols
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Kano elections: Residents defy restriction rules, COVID-19 protocols

Kunle Adeleye- January 16, 2021

Kano residents shunned COVID-19 protocols and restriction rules on Saturday as local governments election hold in all the local government areas of the state. READ ALSO, 18-year-old rapes 5-year-old girl in Kano ... Read More

Poll: Fani-Kayode, Dino Melaye, Wike, 7 others rated top opposition voices in Nigeria since 2015
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Poll: Fani-Kayode, Dino Melaye, Wike, 7 others rated top opposition voices in Nigeria since 2015

Kunle Adeleye- January 16, 2021

Nigerians have reacted to a poll which seeks to know the leading opposition voice in Nigeria since the take over of power by President Muhammadu ... Read More

South West speakers endorse Tinubu for 2023 presidency
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South West speakers endorse Tinubu for 2023 presidency

Kunle Adeleye- January 16, 2021

Incumbent and former Houses of Assembly speakers across the South West geopolitical zone have endorsed the 2023 presidential aspiration of former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, ... Read More

Akeredolu Names Son, HoS In Handover Committee
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Akeredolu Names Son, HoS In Handover Committee

Kunle Adeleye- January 16, 2021

In a bid to ensure a seamless process preparatory to the transition to his second tenure, the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has constituted a Handover Strategy and Implementation Committee. READ ALSO; ... Read More

Why power should shift to South in 2023 — Zulum
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Why power should shift to South in 2023 — Zulum

Kunle Adeleye- January 16, 2021

The Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zulum, said on Friday that for the sake of fairness, power should return to the south in 2023. ... Read More

ASO ROCK WATCH: Deal or be damned! Two other talking points on the Buhari presidency
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ASO ROCK WATCH: Deal or be damned! Two other talking points on the Buhari presidency

Kunle Adeleye- January 11, 2021

The relish that Aso Rock Villa should ordinarily provide may be turning nightmarish in the face of the Buhari presidency many promises yet unkept since ... Read More

APC Crisis: Hurdles Before Oyegun’s S/South Peace Panel
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APC Crisis: Hurdles Before Oyegun’s S/South Peace Panel

Kunle Adeleye- January 10, 2021

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recently inaugurated a 7-member Peace Panel headed by a former national chairman of the party, John Odigie Oyegun to ... Read More

WotzupMetrics: For an average Nigerian, it’ll take 69 years to earn a Senator’s one month salary in 2021
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WotzupMetrics: For an average Nigerian, it’ll take 69 years to earn a Senator’s one month salary in 2021

Kunle Adeleye- January 6, 2021

To say Nigeria’s National Assembly is expensive is no news, but the disparity to the harsh reality of over 200 million Nigerians is quite baffling. ... Read More

Long walk to 2023 begins
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Long walk to 2023 begins

Kunle Adeleye- January 3, 2021

Who will be gearing up for 2023? A growing number of names have been floated as potential presidential aspirants in the 2023 general elections. They ... Read More

Live Updates: Lagos By-Elections
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Live Updates: Lagos By-Elections

Kunle Adeleye- December 5, 2020

At 8:45am, voters in Agboyi Ketu 1 under Kosofe Local government on queue, waiting for INEC officials to begin accreditation.Passengers were left stranded as police ... Read More

Bandits Disrupt Voting In Zamfara By-Election
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Bandits Disrupt Voting In Zamfara By-Election

Kunle Adeleye- December 5, 2020

Suspected armed bandits on Saturday disrupted the voting process during the State Assembly election in Oroji village in Rini ward of Bakura local government area of Zamfara state. ... Read More

Lagos By-Elections: APC, PDP Clash Over Vote-Buying
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Lagos By-Elections: APC, PDP Clash Over Vote-Buying

Kunle Adeleye- December 4, 2020

Ahead of Saturday’s by-elections in Lagos, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said it has uncovered plan by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ... Read More

Ojukwu’s son declares Anambra governorship bid
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Ojukwu’s son declares Anambra governorship bid

Kunle Adeleye- December 4, 2020

Emeka Ojukwu, son of the late Biafra warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, on Thursday declared his intention to vie for the Anambra State governorship seat in 2021. ... Read More

Why South-East can’t get power in 2023 – Tanko Yakasai
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Why South-East can’t get power in 2023 – Tanko Yakasai

Kunle Adeleye- December 2, 2020

 First republic politician and former Special Adviser to late President Shehu Shagari on National Assembly Matters, Elders Tanko Yakasai has completely dismissed the popular opinions making ... Read More