Politics Today

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Thousands of residents of Ekiti and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday thronged the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion to witness the swearing-in of Dr Kayode Fayemi and Chief Adebisi Egbeyemi as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state. Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Steel, was sworn in as the six governor […]

In February and March of next year, Nigerians will elect a new set of leaders into a dysfunctional political system. We are all familiar with the way the process goes. Election time rolls around and is characterised by lofty promises and colourful shows of support for the wellbeing of the public. Both candidates tend to […]

There was a time when Nigeria was well on her way to self-actualisation. In the abstract political climate of the period in-between Nigeria’s definitive democratic phases lies a host of questions which remain unanswered. In light of this, one cannot help but wonder what exactly happened. All the promises once showed by our great country […]

The US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget. Senators debated all night, and have voted to pass the bill, which must now pass to the House. The 600-page plan proposes an increase in spending, by about $300bn […]

The federal government has directed the Ministry of Interior to desist from giving visa to foreign workers whose skills were readily available in Nigeria. This was contained in an Article one, section seven of Presidential Executive Order recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu read Article on Thursday, […]

The organized labour has submitted a fresh demand for higher minimum wage to the tripartite committee on minimum wage. The Nigeria Labour Congress stated that it has demanded above fifty-six thousand naira to the committee to reflect inflation and other economic realities in the country. The acting NLC President, Kiri Mohammed, disclosed this at the […]

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Federal Government lacks the powers to seize or forcefully take land from states for the establishment of grazing reserves or livestock production centres. Osinbajo also announced that herdsmen will pay for the services to be rendered by the proposed ranches or grazing reserves by the government. He stated […]

The Nigerian power elite is often accused of working as a cartel. Being one of the least trusted groups of people, politicians are seen as a small circle within the population working tirelessly to keep the majority out of government. Because most citizens are excluded from governance, we have seen Nigerian politics slowly turn into […]

The Ekiti State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Tope Aluko who was at war with his ally, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has made a U-turn and reconciled with the governor. Aluko who had confessed on live TV that he was releasing what he called secrets of how the Ekiti election was […]

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, has rejected the outcome of the rerun election, particularly the cancellation of Wards seventeen and four where fifty-two thousand votes were reportedly cancelled. He said the party would explore legal means to challenge the results of the election.   Sylva, who also regretted the alleged […]

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