• Police, Senate And Budget Palaver

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    Unfolding events between the Nigeria Police Force and the Senate casts doubt over the timely passage of the 2017 budget. But there are implications for an economy in recession, writes EMAMEH GABRIEL Few days to the expiration of the 2016 budget, the rising hope following the early passage of the 2017 appropriation bill presented to…

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  • PDP Crisis And Jonathan’s Elusive Search For Peace

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    The political solution sought by former President Goodluck Jonathan into the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) isn’t going as planned, writes EMAMEH GABRIEL. ould this be an end of an era? Many pundits have continued to ask as emerging indications show that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might be coasting to…

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  • Still On APC’s Anticipated National Convention

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    As momentum builds towards the much anticipated national convention of the All Progressive Congress (APC) there are indications that the party may be in for a stormy gathering when it is convened in April, EMAMEH GABRIEL writes. fter failing to conduct its national convention in a two-year interval as required by its constitution, the ruling…

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  • PMB Resumes, Gives Directives On Economy, Budget, Others

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    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday resumed official duties after returning from a seven-week vacation in the United Kingdom. Apparently burning in an unquenchable desire to speed up work from where he stopped, Buhari, who received briefings on the state of affairs so far in the country from his deputy, Vice President Osinbajo, issued some directives on…

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  • Ibori’s Return And Future Of Delta Politics

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    From across the length and breadth of Delta State, prominent politicians have continued to troop to Oghara, to pay homage to a former governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, at his country home since his return from the UK prison. The unfolding scenario looks like a renaissance in Delta politics and perhaps beyond, writes…

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  • Defection: Between Political Relevance And Fear Of EFCC

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    In this report, EMAMEH GABRIEL writes on what may have informed the gale of defections from the once ‘powerful’ PDP to the now ruling APC. When the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently announced the registration of more political parties, there were array of hopes that more political parties are coming on board not only…

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  • As “Political Grand God-Fathers” Retire From Partisan Politics

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    CHIBUZO UKAIBE and EMAMEH GABRIEL, write on the retirement of some political colossus from active partisan politics and the vacuum thereof. The last two years has seen the withdrawal of some prominent politicians from partisan politics, invariably leaving the scene for the present generation of politicians. These are political colossus, much like “political grand god-father”…

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  • Amnesty Trains 100 Ex-agitators At Bio Devt Centre Odi

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    The Presidential Amnesty Programme yesterday flagged off the training of 100 out of 500 delegates already captured into the programme at the Bioresources Development Centre, Odi in Bayelsa State. The 100 delegatetes are the first tranch of 500 delegates to be trained in various areas in Agriculture at the Bioresources Development Centre, Odi. In his…

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  • Militancy: Beyond Negotiation And Settlement

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    The unrest in the oil rich Niger Delta continues even after meetings between the federal government and leaders from the region, EMAMEH GABRIEL writes The restiveness in the Niger Delta region has lingered more than imagine, especially after decades of agitation from indigenes of the region. Although it is no more news that the conflict…

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