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Could Nigeria Ex Military Leader Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida be serious ?

I have not been consulted this time even though I was part of a middle-belt group which the General invited, among others, for “consultation” before his stepping aside in 1993. The General under Nigeria’s constitution has the inalienable right like any other Nigerian, – not disqualified by the rules – to aspire to any political […]

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Jonathan May dissolve the PDP Zoning System come 2011 Election

Nigeria Acting President Jonathan Goodluck This is the story of the bad blood being generated by on-going moves to scuttle the PDP zoning arrangement which concedes the presidency to the north until 2015.  The plot to kill the zoning formula is to pave the way for Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to contest next year’s presidential […]

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Nigeria Acting President says credible poll, security among priorities

ABUJA — Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan said Saturday his priorities while in office were providing a regular power supply, peace and security in the Niger Delta, and fair and free elections. “I have taken the challenge of an inadequate power supply, peace and rapid development of Niger Delta, food security as well as overall […]

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Nigeria’s democracy at risk

The ripples from growing uncertainty about the future of Nigeria’s democracy are spreading far beyond the country’s borders. A briefing by John Campbell (who served as the United States Ambassador to Nigeria between May 2004 and January 2007) and published Wednesday by the US Council on Foreign Relations predicts that President Umaru Yar’Adua’s will soon […]