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Nigeria: 2015 - Amaechi Tasks Jega On Smooth Elections
Friday, 07 November 2014

Rivers State governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors' Forum, Mr.

Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, challenged the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, to ensure the smooth conduct of elections next year.

Governor Amaechi spoke while addressing journalists at Government House, Port Harcourt, on the need for registered voters in the state to collect their permanent voter cards, PVCs, which would enable them, vote in the forthcoming elections.

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Nigeria: Gov Akpabio Submits Form for Senate
Friday, 07 November 2014

Ahead of November 22 Senatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governor Godswill Akpabio, of Akwa Ibom State,

yesterday, stormed the party's national Secretariat with his loyalists to support his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the 2015 Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district election.

Speaking with Journalists yesterday at PDP Secretariat after submitting his forms, Akpabio who doubles as Chairman of PDP governors' forum, said the ambition of some state governors to seek election to the senate was not a threat to the re-election bid of serving senators.

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AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL’S DEFECTION AND THE QUESTION OF MORALITY
Friday, 07 November 2014

In one of my earlier comments in relation to this whining news of Aminu Waziri Tambawal’s defection, this is how I summarised the development:

His defection is regrettable - because it places him at par with other none ideological and unprincipled politicians - but it also highlights the level of intolerance and anti democratic forces bedevilling PDP. I have always insisted that we do not have political parties in Nigeria which you can ascribe any kind of ideology to. What we have, at best, can be regarded as political groups”.

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PDP SHOULD BE VERY CAREFUL WITH TAMBUWAL
Friday, 07 November 2014

Every one of us knows that Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is only relatively young in age but that is where it stops. He has charisma like none other of

the young cream of politicians you get in the lower house.

His defection is regrettable - because it places him at par with other none ideological and unprincipled politicians - but it also highlights the level of intolerance and anti democratic forces bedevilling PDP. I have always insisted that we do not have political parties in Nigeria which you can ascribe any kind of ideology. What we have, at best, can be regarded as political groups.

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NIGERIA’S FIRST FREE NEWSPAPER DEBUTS
Friday, 07 November 2014

A revolution is unfolding in the Nigeria media industry with a debut of the nation’s first ever free newspaper. The newspaper, Mailexpress made its debut on the newsstands on Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Mailexpress is a weekly newspaper (magazine in tabloid form) that will be on the newsstands every Sunday morning. Its philosophy is anchored on the social responsibility theory and development media theory. In essence, Mailexpress shall promote the virtues of accountability and transparency in governance.


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Written by Jonathan Elendu   
Saturday, 15 July 2006

Veteran journalist and two time executive Governor of Ogun State, Segun Osoba celebrated his 68th birthday this morning with family and friends in London. Osoba while responding to goodwill messages from Elendureports.com said, “I am happy and grateful for your good wishes and I’m glad I am still strong and able to serve our fatherland.”

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                         

Segun Osoba started his professional career in journalism in the 1960s. He rose through the ranks to the post of Editor and Managing Director of Daily Times of Nigeria. He was also at one time the Managing Director of Sketch Newspaper.

 

A very prominent member of the opposition movement in Nigeria, Osoba was defeated in 2003 by Gbenga Daniel of the Peoples Democratic Party when he ran for reelection. The election is believed by many Ogun State indigenes to have been rigged by Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo and his Party as a punishment to Gov. Segun Osoba.

 

Top politicians in Ogun State believe that Segun Osoba’s hard work during the 1999 campaign led to the dismal performance of President Obasanjo in Ogun State, especially at the polling booth where he voted. Known for his vindictiveness, the President did not forgive Osoba for that defeat and despite an alliance between the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo ensured that his friend of decades lost the governorship of Ogun State to Gbenga Daniel. Ironically, Segun Osoba campaigned for Pres. Obasanjo in 2003.

 

Elendureports.com joins his friends and well wishers in celebrating the life of Segun Osoba, journalist and politician.

  

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