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People’s Democratic Party and 2019 Presidential Election

The People’s Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP) is arguably the foremost opposition political party in Nigeria today even though they are currently mired in an intraparty warfare for the chairmanship of the party. The party is currently in a mess and they are so factionalized that they cannot even see straight. Mr. Ali Modu Sherriff …

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Lessons from Edo State Governorship Election

Edo State governorship election has come and gone. Candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Godwin Obaseki won the election handily. His only main opponent with real chance of winning the election is the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The question that must be asked is why did the present …

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Hardball Politics at the National Assembly

A political hardball took place at the inauguration of the 8th national Assembly on June 6, 2015. The opposition party, People Democratic Party (PDP) senators connived with few senators from the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) to elect the senate president and deputy senate president favored by the opposition party against senators chosen by …

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Exit of Bamanga Tukur and 2015 Election

Bamanga Tukur finally threw in the towel as the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  It is not clear if he voluntarily resigned or was forced out.  What is clear so far is that he is no longer the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the largest political party in Nigeria.   …

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Optimism and Concerns for Nigeria in 2014

  There has been endless deluge of bad news about governance in Nigeria from federal to local government level.  Some of the pessimism is well deserved but they appear to be some bright spots in Nigeria political and economic landscape. However more work is needed to accelerate this development.  Nigeria is a country endowed with abundant natural …

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