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Agbaje: Why I’m promising Lagosians ‘freedom’

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God has chosen Atiku; Nothing will stop him from winning presidential election — Prophet •Offers to cure Buhari

God has chosen Atiku; Nothing will stop him from winning presidential election — Prophet •Offers to cure Buhari Prophet Okechukwu Daniel Udoka is not a regular Christian given the grace he claims to have to foresee events, especially such that affect the political life of the people and the world. In this exclusive interview with O’STAR EZE, he details the revelations he purportedly received from God concerning the most...... more

I’m certain of Supreme Court victory and winning the Rivers governorship election: Tonye Cole

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There is significant opportunity for consolidation in banking sector — FirstBank MD, Adeduntan

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2019: If Buhari plans to rig, we shall give him fire for fire — Atiku support group

2019: If Buhari plans to rig, we shall give him fire for fire — Atiku support group Lucky Futughe is the National Coordinator of Atiku Political Vanguard (APV), a registered frontline support group of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming general elections. In this exclusive interview with News Express, the University of Benin Geology graduate-turned businessman speaks of the...... more

Why Lagosians have rejected APC — State PDP Chairman, Dr Adegbola

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Over-population still a major challenge to Nigeria, Africa – Appiah

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Corruption: APC governors mock Buhari behind his back — Shehu Sani

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Why PDP lost 2015 general election and why APC may lose in 2019 – Kwankwaso

Why PDP lost 2015 general election and why APC may lose in 2019 – Kwankwaso In this interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, a former Governor of Kano State and a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, speaks about some of the party’s plans, ahead of the 2019 general elections. Question: It’s less than six months to the elections and your party...... more

Akpabio wants to play God in Akwa Ibom but he has failed already — Commissioner

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Shehu Sani can never be elected senator on the platform of any other political party — Kozah

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Why we’re angry with Canada — Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria

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2019: I will serve only one term if elected President, provide job opportunities for all Nigerians who want to work — Atiku

2019: I will serve only one term if elected President, provide job opportunities for all Nigerians who want to work — Atiku Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who has officially declared his intention to contest the presidency in 2019 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in this exclusive interview with THISDAY conducted by Olawale Olaleye and Bayo Akinloye, lays out his plan to reposition the country to realise its full potential. Atiku...... more

A position of responsibility is a mandate from God, He will ask us what we have done with it — Prof. Matto

A position of responsibility is a mandate from God, He will ask us what we have done with it — Prof. Matto Prof. Kabiru Matto is the Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs. In this interview with EMMANUEL ADO, syndicated columnist/host: ‘Let's Talk’, Matto, among other issues, speaks on the induction workshop for the new LG chairs, reforms and the 2018 Kaduna State Local Government  Law, which  introduced ‘ a presidential system’ at the...... more

Why kidnappers are after me — Mikel Obi’s father •Opens up on strained relationship with Mikel

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Nigeria needs national maritime policy — Enwelu, NCMDLCA Apapa Boss

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Wike became Governor through violence, deceit and has maintained the position by doing same — Princewill

Wike became Governor through violence, deceit and has maintained the position by doing same — Princewill The Prince of the Niger Delta has been a voice, not only in Rivers state, but across the country. Known for his blunt positions and his habit of speaking truth to power, discussions with Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill always make waves. This one was no exception; read and digest. The name...... more

The ‘I Am Alive Programme’ has minimised sufferings of Kaduna State pensioners — Ndackson

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National Convention: Okorocha should accept his fate or APC – Uwajumogu

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Nigerian Army, Ohanaeze and South East governors know the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu — IPOB

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: How Abiola died and those who killed him -- Personal physician

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Buhari: A hope betrayed — Dansallah •Why he dumped APC for PDP

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Africa is lagging behind the rest of world in terms of investments in STEM education — Microsoft’s Celine Bremaud

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2019 polls will make or mar Nigeria — Primate Ayodele

2019 polls will make or mar Nigeria — Primate Ayodele Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele (JP), Prophet and Spiritual Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke Alfa-Ejigbo, Isolo, Lagos State, lives more for the down-trodden and spends a greater part of his resources to feed the poor. In an exclusive interview with News Express, he speaks with candour and boldness as he...... more

Why I dumped Oba title for ‘Emir’ — Oluwo

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How PDP will defeat APC in 2019 — Secondus

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Why I want to govern Imo again — Ohakim

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Shocking confessions of a serial killer: I killed over 100 people •Details of atrocities

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Imo guber: APC’ll lose if Okorocha fields son-in-law — Uwajimogu

Imo guber: APC’ll lose if Okorocha fields son-in-law — Uwajimogu Senator Ben Uwajimogu, represents Imo North at the National Assembly on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview culled from Daily Sun, he advised the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to heed President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent warning that they should not allow imposition of...... more

 

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