Politics

APC BoT member, Nkire, threatens to dump party politics in 2023 if party loses in Abia

A member of the National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sam Nkire, has threatened to quit party politics in 2023 if APC failed to take power from the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State.

Chief Nkire, who is a pioneer leader of Abia State APC caucus said “if nothing was done to correct the joke that took place in the name of congresses in the state, it might leave both the party and the people of Abia State crying, come 2023.”

According to the Abia State-born politician “a situation where the party is handed over to one

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Former Gov of Sokoto, Bafarawa retires from politics after 45 years

Bafarawa, who was the governor of Sokoto from 1999 to 2007, said he no longer has the will to be in active politics.

In an interview with Punch, the former governor said he will never contest for any elective office or accept any political appointment for the rest of his life.

He said, “There was a time I was in politics, the will to do it was there. Now, I don’t have it. I feel I have done my best based on the opportunity given to me and I am grateful for what God has done for me.

“Therefore,

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No room for politics of violence in Osun – State gov to politicians

The Osun State government has warned politicians it will not permit any lawlessness and politics of violence in the state.

The is coming days after Adelowo Adebiyi, the Chairman of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a caucus within the All Progressives Congress alleged that there had been an attempt at assassinating leaders of the splinter group by the government of Adegboyega Oyetola.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, the Osun government bemoaned the slanderous charge against Governor Oyetola, noting that Adebiyi’s attribution of violence to the person of Oyetola was both wicked

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Bafarawa announces retirement from politics

Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto state, has announced his retirement from politics after 45 years.

Bafarawa ruled Sokoto as governor between 1999 and 2007.

Speaking in an interview with the Punch, the ex-governor said he no longer has the will to be in active politics.

The former presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he will never contest for any elective office or accept a political appointment.

“There was a time I was in politics, the will to do it was there. Now, I don’t have it. I feel I have done

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Ndigbo and the politics of identity, by Hassan Gimba –

Even though Anambra has been in the kitty of the All Progressive Grand Alliance for a long time, the recently concluded gubernatorial election in which Professor Charles Soludo bested other candidates to emerge winner is a straightforward case of identity politics.

Identity politics is a political approach in which people of a particular gender, religion, tribe, ethnicity, race, social background, class, etc., develop political agendas based upon these identities. The term can apply to multiculturalism, women’s movements, civil rights, lesbian and gay movements, and regional separatist movements.

While a majority of the Igbo may not be comfortable with a separate

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From Banking to Politics: Late Abiola Ajimobi’s Son-in-Law Throws His Hat into the Ring

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Traditions are the legacies of the fathers. Succession is the right of the children. In between these legacies and rights are choices to follow after one’s predecessor or carve out a path for oneself. For Kolapo Kola-Daisi, the former option is far more sensible and a better pathway towards serving the family and the fatherland.

Kola-Daisi is currently the subject of much contemplation and debate. As the son of an illustrious figure in Ibadan, Oyo State, the 43-year-old man has enough prestige to contest for whatever political position that catches his fancy. The only twist in the narrative is

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Military vows to deal with people dragging armed forces into politics

The Military on Sunday said it will not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group that want to tarnish its image or draw it into partisan politics.

It also said the Armed Forces of Nigeria remains apolitical, warning that ”all mischief-makers and their proxies should not draw the military into their engagements.

Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, in a statement issued in Abuja, stated this while dismissing a report that claimed Defence Headquarters warned politicians and officers against a coup.

Onyeuko explained that the publication, which surfaced online is a handiwork of mischief makers

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Soludo, Ludo game and Anambra politics

The notion of politics as a game is as old as politics itself. As most of us already know, politics originated in ancient Greece with the philosopher Plato who wrote about the nature of justice, what constitutes good government and what is best for humanity.

Subsequently, another philosopher earned the title: father of politics when he elaborated on politics through his writings focused on citizenship and forms of government as well as constitutionalism, etc.

Somehow, the game of politics can be likened to Ludo which is a strategy board game for two to four players, aimed at one person defeating

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This week in US politics: Republicans shock Virginia win what Lady Gaga really wore to the inauguration

This week there was a big election in America.

One candidate fixated on Donald Trump the entire campaign. In his final pitch to voters, he said Trump’s name 13 times in a 15-minute speech.

The other candidate barely mentioned the former president during the campaign, and stuck ruthlessly to the issues. In his final pitch to voters, he didn’t say Trump’s name in his 22-minute speech.

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