Niger’s Tandja in prison on graft charges – Reuters

Niger ex-President Mamadou Tandja was moved to prison from house arrest on Sunday, after the ruling military junta charged him with graft during his rule, according judicial sources. At least $128 million were stolen from the West African state’s coffers during Tandja’s 10 years in office, according to the results of an investigation launched by […]

How Gov. Obi gave APGA tickets to PDP members in Anambra

By Chuks Ehirim The last one week has been a period of lamentation for founding members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance [APGA] in Anambra State as many of them who had nursed the legitimate ambition of using the party’s platform to contest the forthcoming state and National Assembly elections in the state, suddenly realised […]

PDP primaries: IBB’s emulative political garb

What many political observers have described as a mere substitution of the former vice-President Atiku Abubakar for President Goodluck Jonathan, was called the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential primaries on Thursday, 13th January 2011, by the conservatives in the PDP, who would prefer to toe the road of their ancestors than repent of the “carry-go” […]

Opinion: The waste that was Delta State guber re-run

When on November 9, 2010 a federal Appeal Court sitting in Benin City annulled the election of Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, and subsequently ordered fresh elections in the state within 90 days and there were wild jubilations in the streets, I was unable to understand why there should be any celebration at all. It […]

Only Nwodo can sign PDP list to INEC – Court

A High court in Anambra State, sitting in Ekwulobia, in the Aguata Judicial Division, presided over by Justice B. A. Nwankwo, has granted an order restraining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from sending its list of candidates for the April general elections, except the one signed by the party’s national chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo. The […]

DDC Machines Reject Obasanjo, Mark

THERE is big enthusiasm for the voter registration, which opened at the weekend, but the zeal is dampened by a cocktail of hitches. For hours, officials yesterday battled to register former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his wife in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Senate President David Mark and his wife, Helen, waited for three hours – from […]

More Protests trail Anambra PDP Primaries

Protests and conflicting results have continued to trail the primaries of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State seven days after it was conducted. Already, publications and counter publications of results of the said primaries have continued to grace the pages of national dailies, confusing the party faithful the more. One of the strongest and […]

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