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March 2011 Blog Posts (172)

Who is afraid of Dame Jonathan?



The First Lady: Dame Patience Jonathan      Photo:Next



Written by Dele Oladele Thursday, 31 March 2011



The Nigerian political scene has never been more enlivened than in the current dispensation. Listening to the electioneering of the various contestants for votes and watching them…

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Not Yet a Done Deal

Written by Anza Phillips, Abuja Bureau Wednesday, 30 March 2011



Another attempt to sell the Nigeria Telecommunications Ltd, NITEL, flops

For the umpteenth time, the attempt by the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, to privatise Nigeria Telecommunications Limited, NITEL, has failed. The latest effort to sell the company to New Generation Consortium has reached a dead end following the inability of the consortium to pay the 30 percent bid security at the expiration of the time… Continue

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In the Throes of Inflation

Written by Sebastine Obasi

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Housewives and families groan as prices of basic food items and other essential needs continue to rise

Asmau Ibrahim, a house wife, resident in Ifako Ijaiye area of Lagos, was sad, Saturday, March 5. She could not convince her husband that the three thousand naira given to her for a week’s feeding could not fetch her all she budgeted for. The nursing mother, whose husband barely earns N36,000 monthly, had earlier told him of the… Continue

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The Plan to Re-industrialise Nigeria

Written by Maureen Chigbo Wednesday, 30 March 2011



President Goodluck Jonathan lays the foundation for a gas revolution that would support and promote agriculture and other industries

The federal government is fast-tracking Nigeria’s industrial rebirth through a revolution in gas exploitation that will be based on the building of two world class petrochemical plants, two fertiliser plants, five fertiliser blending plants, a methanol plant and a Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG,… Continue

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The Battle to Stop Gaddafi

Written by Pita Ochai Wednesday, 30 March 2011



America and some European countries sponsor massive air raids against Libya to force the Muammar Gaddafi regime to stop killing civilians

The protesters had no illusion that the task they had assigned to themselves would be easy. But it certainly turned out to be more tedious than they had thought. Muammar Gaddafi, the Libya’s leader for 42 years, and whose exit was the mission of the protest, refused to quit. Instead, he deployed… Continue

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Race to Unseat PDP

Written by Chris Ajaero Wednesday, 30 March 2011



The April 2 election is a race by the other parties to wrest overwhelming control of the National Assembly from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP

The stage is set for the National Assembly poll scheduled for April 2. With just a few days to the election, the candidates jostling for the Senate and House of Representatives seats under the platform of their respective political parties have been mapping out strategies that would… Continue

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I Won’t Succumb to Blackmail

Written by Ray Ekpu & Mike Akpan   Wednesday, 30 March 2011

 

Four years after leaving office, Victor Attah, former governor of Akwa Ibom State, still believes he is politically relevant as a power broker. Although he was not instrumental to the emergence ofGodswill Obot Akpabio, as his successor, he boasts that he has the power to stop his tenancy in Government House, Uyo in 2011. But Akpabio has dismissed such…

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Permanent Intrigues Only

Written by Mike Akpan

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

In Akwa Ibom State, those opposed to Godswill Akpabio, have proved through their acts and utterances that in politics, there are no permanent friends but permanent intrigues

In politics, some people say, there are no permanent friends but permanent intrigues. That is exactly what is playing out in Akwa Ibom State which prides itself as the land of promise. A state which was once acknowledged as the haven of peace, has now become a… Continue

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How not to destroy stability in Imo

By SAM OSUJI Thursday, March 31, 2011

Governor Ikedi Ohakim

Photo: Sun News Publishing

In Imo state today, there is a palpable stability which pervades the socio-political and economic horizon. This was made possible through the idea-driven leadership of Dr. Ikedi Godson Ohakim who made it abundantly clear from the outset that he had come to effect a transformation that would see Imo into the heights… Continue

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Gaddafi's last stand: A tragedy for history

From the Other Side BY LINDSAY BARRET Thursday, March 31, 2011



Anyone who has been following the outburst of popular disenchantment in the Arabic nations of North Africa and the Middle East will definitely have observed the twist of fate that has exposed the near clinical insanity of Libya's Col. Muammar Gaddafi. This is an unfortunate reality of the African political scene that we have tolerated and probably encouraged through negligence for several decades. When the breakdown of… Continue

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The election and its aftermath

By Olu Obafemi (omoajon@yahoo.com)

Thursday, March 31, 2011



Will April indeed bear out the poet’s words as ‘the cruelest month’? The 2011 general elections in Nigeria are merely two days away. Ordinarily, it should bring joyful ecstasy, that we are about to consolidate our democracy by successfully conducting a free and fair election where the electorate elect into power at the various tiers a leadership of their choice; leaders who will be answerable and accountable to the… Continue

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Dame’s legacies

By Femi Adeoti, femotadeoti@yahoo.com, 08033783302

Thursday, March 31, 2011



It was a monumental fall for the women. They had never had it so bad, so devastating. It was almost beyond redemption. They would not want to forget that the PDP presidential primary in hurry. In fact, some would not want to forget it at all. It was one long night at the Eagles Square, Abuja. A nightmare of sort. They would not wish a repeat.



Their symbol that comely and cold night was Sarah… Continue

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Re: Jonathan is bad news

The Turf Game (Jimanze Ego-Alowes, alowesjimanze@yahoo.com) 08033009539

Thursday, March 31, 2011



Dear Jimanze, please, join the PDP campaign train and stop wasting our Sun page. We are sick and tired of this blackmail. If you are looking for appointment post-2011, after rigging, this is not the right place for you to show yourself.

The Sun is a Newspaper is for honourable people and not job seekers like you. Auta Muhammad.



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As Jega’s acid test commences

ByAlvan Ewuzie alvanatsun@yahoo.com, 07082020392

Thursday, March 31, 2011



The Nigerian electorate worry about their votes. They want it to count. But they perpetually lick their wounds over the years. Will the votes now count? That’s not a question with immediate answers, not when promises of a positive answer had turned out lies in the past. That is the challenge of the up coming polls. Undoubtedly, scores of Nigerians would go to the polling booths. And it would be a sad day… Continue

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Where were Ndigbo in all these?

Sunny Igboanugo, odengusng@yahoo.com



A news report had it last week that the South East is becoming quite restive over their position in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Members of the party from the area were said to have increased their agitation to reclaim the position of the chairmanship of the party, which they lost on January 18, when the last occupant, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo resigned.

Of course it may be a waste of time recounting what led to the exit of Nwodo, pioneer… Continue

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Who needs credible elections?

By Seyi Roberts Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011



The most popular Nigerian slogan these days is “Free, Fair and Credible Elections’’. You hear it everywhere, and read about it in every publication. Honestly, I am becoming tired of hearing or reading about it. The collective Nigerian psyche has now been so fixated on this slogan that people now actually believe that once we have free, fair and credible elections, it will automatically lead to the emergence of good leaders and ultimately result… Continue

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Poll 2011: With love from Botswana

Hardball 30/03/2011 00:00:00



There does not seem to be an end to the gratuitous insult we receive from overseas. We are used to embracing cynical remarks from Western diplomats about our famous incompetence. And we are inured to how contemptuously our citizens are treated at various airports and seaports all over the world on account of our sullied image. Students of history will also recall how we played the laggard, chronologically and ideologically, during the process of… Continue

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Shagaya, Dariye, Useni shake Plateau

Yusufu Aminu Idegu 30/03/2011 00:05:00



In Plateau State, it is the clash of heavyweight and the candidates to watch out for here are: the incumbent senator for Plateau South, John Shagaya. He defected from the PDP and is contesting on the platform of the Labour Party, he has a formidable opponent in the person of General Jeremiah Useni of the DPP.



For Plateau Central many political pundits believe it will be an easy ride for the former PDP governor of the state, Joshua… Continue

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Imo: Udenwa, Uzodinma target Orlu votes

Our Reporter 30/03/2011 00:00:00



He has been a governor. He served as Minister of Commerce. Now he wants to represent the people of Orlu zone in the senate. Chief Achike Udenwa who set the tone for political development of Imo State in the Fourth Republic as governor and leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a chieftain of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Orlu zone.



He was handed the party’s ticket to upturn the advantage being enjoyed by the PDP that is fielding… Continue

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Imo: Udenwa, Uzodinma target Orlu votes

Our Reporter 30/03/2011 00:00:00



He has been a governor. He served as Minister of Commerce. Now he wants to represent the people of Orlu zone in the senate. Chief Achike Udenwa who set the tone for political development of Imo State in the Fourth Republic as governor and leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a chieftain of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Orlu zone.



He was handed the party’s ticket to upturn the advantage being enjoyed by the PDP that is fielding… Continue

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