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APC Presidential Ticket: Can Buhari make it?

APC Presidential Ticket: Can Buhari make it?

By Ohia Israel As the Contest for the 2015 Presidential Election begins, the All Progressive Congress is gearing up for its party primaries which will bring out its flag bearer for the 2015 General election. There has been rancour, intense horse trading and power play going among the top aspirants. As gathered by this paper,


Jonathan under fire!

For mocking Chibok Girls Why Okupe may be fired The sustained and nauseating campaign in the country to ‘bring back Jonathan’ in 2015 has made a mockery of the Presidency and Nigeria, reports Ohia Israel   Mid last week, President Goodluck Jonathan ordered the removal of billboards bearing messages which contains hash tag said to

Dr. Stephen Davis

Alleged Boko Haram Sponsorship: Why FG must act on Davis revelation

By Ohia Israel  Last week, a Perth-based international adviser, Dr. Stephen Davis, who for four months was involved in negotiations on behalf of the federal government with commanders of Boko Haram for the release of over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the sect last April, named a former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff,

Boko Haram

Boko Haram: How is Nigeria losing!

The series of events in the last few days may have depicted Borno state in very dangerous light never imagined and if care is not taken, Nigeria could lose the battle, writes Ohia Isreal Something nastier than Nigerians dreamt about is fast becoming a pastime in the troubled state of Borno given the recent stories

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Murky Waters of Kano Politics: Who succeeds Gov Kwankwaso?

Maryam Musa and Ibrahim Muhammad examine the strengths and weakness of top contenders in the forthcoming governorship race in Kano state Kano State Deputy Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared his ambition to contest the highly coveted position in Kano; and if all goes well, Ganduje adjudged the most loyal  would in 2015, succeed


Adamawa Guber Fallout: Ribadu, a Political Prostitute!

In the face of all the twists and turns in Nigeria’s democratic journey, the electorate still remains the greatest losers, as they are but pawns in the hands of a corrupt political leadership in a troubled nation, why?  Ohia Isreal has the answer  These quotes gleaned from worried Nigerians since 2011 will suffice: “The People’s


2015: Borno’s Ali Sheriff in Limbo?

Mariam Musa, just back from Maiduguri against the backdrop of Borno’s political pendulum, captures the balance of power in the forthcoming gubernatorial race of the state Treachery dominates Borno Politics Electorate spoil for war And it happened that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, Borno’s “BaoBab,” who was regarded as an icon by his admirers, has finally


Why Jonathan may be impeached

As tension and suspicion trail the impeachment of non PDP governors, a dissatisfied camp in the National Assembly is plotting to initiate moves to impeach President for being behind the campaign, writes James Obute  Adamawa State House of Assembly led by its former Speaker (now Acting Governor), Umaru Fintiri, penultimate week impeached Governor Murtala Nyako.

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke speaks at a media briefing on a new gas price regime in the capital of Abuja

Exposed: More scam in NNPC!

How the Corporation connives with Swiss Traders to steal Nigeria’s crude oil By Ohia Israel A damning report titled “Big Spenders: Swiss Trading Companies, African Oil and the Risks of Opacity,” published by Bern Declaration, a Switzerland non-profit transparency organisation, has exposed how the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) selects companies it sells the Nation’s

Airports Remodeling Saga: ‘Senate inflated contract by N26b!’

How N174b debt was incurred ‘I didn’t incur any debt ’ – Oduah   By Ohia Israel Former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, who had touted her efforts in remodeling the Nigerian airports across the federation, may not be the only one to blame, following the findings of a fresh report which accused the Senate of