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2015 Presidency: Jonathan and the South-East anger

While Nigerians are waiting till 2014, to hear from President Goodluck Jonathan, whether he will or not contest the 2015 presidential election, as he remarked in his last media chat, there are certain factors and options before Mr. President to consider along as he thinks and consults ahead of 2014 and 2015. There are also strong indications that the southeast zone may reconsider their support for the  president or possibly withdraw the support they gave him in 2011. Emmanuel Enyinnaya-Appolos reports

Can Nyame’s return heal the wounds in Taraba?

He stomped out of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in anger over what he termed betrayal  by his political son, the Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Danbaba Suntai. But now, a former Governor of the state, Rev. Jolly Nyame, is staging a comeback after a failed mission in the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. But there are old wounds, animosities and bad blood between him and his former political acolytes. Can his return signal the beginning of a new day in the state or another round of battles?  AUSTINE UNOARUMI in  Jalingo, raises the questions that need urgent answers.

APGA: Can South-East CAN reconcile this party?

Since  December 15 2004, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has been embroiled in leadership crises that would have eclipsed any opposition party in our political firmament. On that day, the party's National Working Committee (NWC) met in Abuja and suspended the pioneer National Chairman, Chekwas Okorie over gross antipartyactivities regarding Peter Obi’s victory in the April 2003

Ondo Election: Revisiting ACN’s frustration

Of the statements made before the October 20 landmark election in Ondo State, perhaps the most profound and most memorable was Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s declaration that “one of my opponents trust in his principal; the other trusts in his god-father; but I trust in God the Father.’’.

Essence of Oni’s Supreme Court Appeal

Two self-motivated schools of thought have argued for and against the decision by former Governor of Ekiti State, Engineer Segun Oni, to head to the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict of the Court of Appeal in Ado Ekiti, which dismissed his petition against the October 15, 2010 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Ilorin, which sacked him from office.

Yobe: Federal allocation and social development

Governor Ibrahim GaidamGOVERNOR Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State stirred the hornet's nest on November 18, 2012 when he called attention to the skewed nature of monthly federal allocation in the country.

Between Okorocha and his PDP predecessors

In democracies, quality leadership either is evaluated by the level of dividends of democracy the governed can attest to. Again, Democracy is also better appreciated when the will of the majority is largely enshrined in the both constitution and policies of the government except in some exceptional cases especially when it bothers on the security of the State.