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Respectfully, Sir, Senator Akpabio’s Defection Case Has Not Opened Any New Frontier For Constitutional Amendment?

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A rejoinder by Sylvester Udemezue Introduction (An Aside): Expelled or Defected? A breaking news on August 08, 2018 came under the head, “Senator Akpabio Officially Dumps PDP for APC.” (see <https://www.channelstv.com/2018/08/08/senator-akpabio-officially-dumps-pdp-for-apc/> accessed May 18, 2019). Channeltv.com had summarized the news report thus: “Senator Godswill Akpabio has officially announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party […]

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Before We call for the Release of Suspected Drug Traffickers

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By Umar Sa’ad Hassan Several reactions have trailed the release of Zainab Aliyu,a Kano based Nigerian arrested in Saudi Arabia for smuggling in Tramadol, a banned substance while arriving for the lesser pilgrimage in company of 2 family members. While a lot of Nigerians are commending the Buhari administration for its swift response after the […]

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What is Atiku Abubakar’s Real Motive with Alternative Facts?

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By S.K.C. Ogbonnia The 2019 presidential election, in which Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner, has continued to generate tension. The main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has since filed a petition at the election tribunal. But he did not stop there. Mr. Abubakar has embarked on an aggressive global campaign that attempts to paint a grim […]

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INEC, its Critics and the Facts

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By Salisu Na’inna Dambatta One fact that stands out for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is that it was granted independence to work impartially by the Act establishing it by politicians elected to work as law makers at the National Assembly. The law was assented to by the President of the country, who is […]

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Warning Alert to Political Leaders: Compliance with Federal Character Provisions of the Constitution is not dependent on Voting Patterns during Elections

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By Sylvester Udemezue ”Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past” (George Santayana). I woke up this morning (15/03/2019) and found the following comment FORWARDED as a private WhatsApp message to me by my bosom friend and very respected learned Senior colleague who is a notable party […]

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Giving Credit When Due by Duro Onabule

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In local or foreign politics, it is rare for rival parties to acknowledge achievements of each other. The situation is not helped when one party faces the task of dislodging a ruling party. to some Nigerians. Even in an advanced democracy like the US, opposition Democrat currently stick more to the combustive personality of President […]