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
Anambra Gubernatorial Elections and the Battle for the Political Soul of Igboland
By Emeka Nwankwor (e.nwankwor@hotmail.com)     Next year, the curtain will come down on Governor Peter Obi’s eight-year tenure at Government House Awka; but before that, citizens and denizens of Anambra State will go to the polls to elect the man who will be Obi’s successor. Ahead of the election... Read more
Baraje’s Factional PDP Requests Postponement of Peace Meeting
  The renegade Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) factionunder the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has sent an emissary to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, seeking postponement of the reconciliation meeting billed for October 7, 2013. A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze said, “the decision was taken... Read more
Nigeria: PDP Faction Accuses Presidency of Planned Crack Down on Factional Leadership
The splinter Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group led by Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje have claimed that it received intelligence reports that the Presidency was putting finishing touches to what it calls “Operation Total Crackdown on G7 and their allies in the New PDP”, which is allegedly aimed at to... Read more
PDP Faction Warns Against Plot to Remove National Assembly Leadership
The Baraje led- New PDP claims to have learnt of the plan to impeach the headships of the National Assembly headed by Senator David Mark and Speaker Aminu Tambuwal. The splinter PDP made this Known in statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze. According Chief Eze, “We... Read more
Fight Ensues at Nigeria’s Lower Legislative Chamber as Renegade PDP Faction Deny Peace Deal
The floor of Nigeria’s House of Representatives was turned into a battleground Wednesday afternoon when its members returned from a six-week vacation in response to a letter from the Kawu Baraje-led splinter group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) requesting to visit the House. The bubble burst when members... Read more
Renegade PDP Governors Withdraws Demand on Jonathan’s 2015 Ambition
Following the volte face made by the seven renegade governors of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the splinter faction of the party which they founded have withdrawn their demand for President Goodluck Jonathan to rescind his ambition to run for a second term in the 2015 presidential election.... Read more