Buhari unveils Pastor Tunde Bakare as running mate.

The presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC),Gen Muhamadu Buhari has picked fiery preacher; Pastor Gbolahan Babatunde Bakare as his running mate for the 2011 presidential election as the deadline for nomination of candidates expires today. The frontline runner for the highest political office in the land hinged his choice on the need […]

Chimamanda: Tougher than she looks!

By Smriti Daniel Dressed in bright red pants, a flowing white top and pretty sandals, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie lounges luxuriously on the cushions under the shade of a large tree in the GLF cafe. Despite her laid back air, it would be a mistake to underestimate Adichie – she’s tougher than she looks. In her […]

ECO 101? Soludo Lectures Aganga on State of the Economy

I have read, with amazement, the totally unprovoked diatribe of the Hon. Minister of Finance, Mr. Segun Aganga (published in the Nation newspaper of January 22, 2011) on my person while he was responding to a letter written by Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on the economy. I left office almost two years ago, and for Mr. […]

2011: How amazons rev political engine in Anambra

Gone seem to be those days when politics was seen as a no-go area for women. In Anambra State today, they have taken the centre-stage in preparation for the April polls. NWANOSIKE ONU reports. The struggle for various seats in Anambra State at the April general elections will be keenly contested between two political parties, […]

Voters Registration: NIS arrests 5 foreigners in Lagos.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested five foreigners for allegedly attempting to participate in the ongoing voters’ registration in Lagos. The five persons comprising three women and two men are currently facing interrogation at the NIS office at Alagbon Close, Ikoyi. Comptroller of Immigration, Lagos State Command, Mr Ahmed Suleiman who paraded the suspects […]

Cash – and – Carry Politicians Responsible for my Poor Showing at PDP Convention – Sarah Jubril

Describing herself as grossly misunderstood, presidential aspirant at the January 13 national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Dr. Sarah Jubril, at the weekend explained why she spent part of the five minutes given to contestants to present their manifestoes singing and dancing. The 65-year-old who said she polled some 900 votes out of […]

I don’t need your votes, Akunyili tells fake drug dealers

By VINCENT UJUMADU , Vanguard FORMER Minister of Information and Communications and senatorial candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for Anambra Central in the April 2011 election, Professor Dora Akunyili, has said that fake drug dealers who are allegedly threatening to deny her their votes during the forthcoming election for her role as the […]

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