The September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo State has come and gone, won and lost, according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). By Temidayo Akinboyo Highlight Perhaps Mr Tinubu will take a cue from the shellacking the APC got in the Edo election to tread softly in Ondo. The win is as exciting to the winners as the loss is heart-wrenching to … Continue reading ANALYSIS: Edo 2020: Tinubu Should Have Learned From History
Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, who is revered as the national leader of the APC, released a recorded broadcast shortly before the election where he described Governor Obaseki as a “dictator” and called on the people to reject him at the polls. By Cletus Ukpong Godwin Obaseki, Saturday, sailed through a fierce opposition to secure his second mandate as the governor of Edo … Continue reading ANALYSIS: How Tinubu ‘propelled’ Obaseki to Victory Against Oshiomhole, APC
The Nigerian press has been awash with concern about the terms of some loans contracted with or about to be contracted with China. The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, even called on legislators to “look the other way” rather than conduct their due diligence on the loans, or else China will withdraw its support. In this report, we try to tease out all the different … Continue reading ANALYSIS: What To know About China Loans And Their Implications For Nigeria
Like a bolt out of the blue, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara took everyone by surprise when he defected from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). This is coming at a time the APC is struggling with leadership instability at the national level and the PDP is enjoying some relative stability. In this piece, GBADE OGUNWALE reports … Continue reading Why Dogara Jumped Ship Again
There is palpable anxiety among chieftains and members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State over rumours that have refused to go away despite denials by some of those concerned. Fears that the party’s flag bearer at the 2015 and 2019 governorship elections, Dr. Alex Otti, may have concluded plans to leave the party is causing ripples within his party. While it … Continue reading 2023: Will Otti Dump APGA?
When anti-graft czar, Nuhu Ribadu, fell out of favour with the Nigerian political powerbrokers and was subsequently forced out of office in December 2007, he went under the radar for many years. By Tosin Omoniyi He was axed when he unsuccessfully tried to prosecute the influential former Delta State governor, James Ibori, who was a known associate of the late president, Umaru Yar’Adua. Related News: … Continue reading ANALYSIS: Impact Of Perennial Turf War Between Nigeria’s EFCC Bosses and AGFs
If asked to describe President Muhammadu Buhari and his mode of governance, political watchers and Nigerians in general will have a lot to say: good, bad and ugly. By QueenEsther Iroanusi However, one common characteristic that will be mentioned, is his laid-back attitude to crises in the political parties he belongs to. Related News: Mr Buhari has, over the years, been criticised for taking the … Continue reading ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s Apathetic Attitude Fuelled APC Crises