Senate Leader, Cross River Governor Tussle Over State’s 2015 Guber Slot
  From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar The choice on who succeeds the Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke in 2015 has pitched the governor against the Senate leader, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN). Already there are disagreements between the governor and his deputy, Efiok Cobham over the same issue. The... Read more
Baraje Faction Denies Gov. Aliyu’s Abandonement of G7, Return To PDP
  The last may not have been heard of the visit of Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu’s visit to President Goodluck  Jonathan as the Alhaji Kawu Baraje-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied the alleged resignation of Governor Babangida Aliyu from its fold. Reliable sources told... Read more
Faction Appeals Ruling, Seeks Stay of Execution on Court Decision Over Unauthentic PDP
The factional Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has filed a notice of appeal over last week’s ruling by a Federal High Court, Abuja, restraining it from using PDP’s logo and colours and recognizing the Alhaji Bamabga Tukur-led National Working Committee (NWC) as... Read more
Court Stops Faction, Recognises Tukur as Authentic PDP Chairman as Losers Go on Appeal
The Abubakar Baraje-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its officers have been stopped from posing as the national representatives of the party. The Federal High Court, Abuja which stopped the members of the faction, also declared the Bamanga Tukur faction of the party as the one authentic... Read more
U.S PDP Coalition Hosts President Jonathan’s Emissaries
  The Coalition PDP USA chapter hosted The President’s  Adviser on Ethics and Values, Dr. Sarah Nnadzwa Jibril, to a private dinner in the state of Maryland, USA, on September 9, 2013. Dr. Jibril gave extensive remarks about the President’s efforts at eradicating corruption in Nigeria.  In her speech, Dr. Jibril... Read more
Akpabio, A’Ibom Lawmakers Risk Jail over Exco Nominee’s LLB Certificate Scam
 From Bassey Ekereuwem …Exco Nominee Allegedly forges LLB Certificate, Lies Under Oath This is not the best of times for the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio as he faces allegations of certificate scam and forgery rocking one of his nominees into the State executive council, Mr Monday Ebong... Read more
The Jonathan National Dialog: Conflict Resolution or Conflict Insemination.
By Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu “Fellow Nigerians, our administration has taken cognizance of suggestions over the years by well-meaning Nigerians on the need for a national dialogue on the future of our beloved country. When there are issues that constantly stoke tension and bring about friction, it makes perfect sense... Read more
Baraje PDP Faction not Worried Over Lagos Court Ruling As Party Pleads with Faction, Governors to Return
The Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has noted the ruling by a Lagos High Court, presided over by Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie, who on October 10, 2013, threw out the suit instituted against the group it described as “the illegal party regime of Alhaji... Read more
Factional PDP Directs G7 Governors to Meet Jonathan, Urges Tukur’s Resignation
  The Alhaji Kawu Baraje led-factional PDP has directed the remaining G7 governors who are yet to embark on Haji in Mecca who include Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Alh. Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and Alh. Kwankwaso of Kano State to meet President Goodluck Jonathan by... Read more
Rape by Another Name: Nigeria’s National Assembly’s Jumbo Salary As Typical Example
By Kelechi Decca Attempts to defend Nigerian legislators’ outsize pay must crash as spectacularly as the ignoble third term lobby of the Obasanjo administration seven years ago.   Few weeks ago, Nigeria’s emerging nemesis for politicians Oby Ezekwesili took on the members of the National Assembly over their ‘wastefulness’... Read more