The New Alliance On the Block

[Guardian] The news media are awash this week on what appears to be an interesting development in the ardent quest to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock with a new face come next February. PDP, SDP, R-APC and 36 other mushroom parties are s…

[Guardian] The news media are awash this week on what appears to be an interesting development in the ardent quest to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock with a new face come next February. PDP, SDP, R-APC and 36 other mushroom parties are said to have formed an alliance for the holy or unholy purpose (depends on how you look at these things) of making Buhari a one-term president.

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Thunderstorm Kills Three in Ogun

[Guardian] Awka -Three persons, including a motorcyclist, were struck dead in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, by a thunderstorm yesterday followings hours of torrential rain that pounded the ancient town. The victims who were in their 20s were riding on a motor…

[Guardian] Awka -Three persons, including a motorcyclist, were struck dead in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, by a thunderstorm yesterday followings hours of torrential rain that pounded the ancient town. The victims who were in their 20s were riding on a motorcycle and elected to take cover in a solitary building along the former Gateway Hotel annex situated few metres from the residence of an ex-governor of the state, pending when the rain will subside, but the accompanying thunderstorm struck three of them dead.

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Lagos NCP Denounces Alliance With PDP, R-APC, Others

[Guardian] Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) has dissociated itself from the recent alliance and signing of MOU with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other 38 political parties.

[Guardian] Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) has dissociated itself from the recent alliance and signing of MOU with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other 38 political parties.

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NCC Signs MoU With NSCDC to Protect Telecoms Infrastructure

[Guardian] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to protect switch stations and BTSs of service providers in the country.

[Guardian] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to protect switch stations and BTSs of service providers in the country.

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Monarchs Flay Alleged Assault On Fayose

[Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -Monarchs in Ekiti State yesterday condemned the alleged unwarranted attack on Governor Ayodele Fayose.The Chairman of the Council, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju, said this in a communiqué yesterday at the end of their emergency meeting in Ado Ekiti.

[Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -Monarchs in Ekiti State yesterday condemned the alleged unwarranted attack on Governor Ayodele Fayose.The Chairman of the Council, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju, said this in a communiqué yesterday at the end of their emergency meeting in Ado Ekiti.

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RMRDC, AIEN Sign Cluster Development Strategy MOU to Boost Economy

[Guardian] Nigeria’s effort to achieve economic growth and food security may have received a boost as the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) and the Association of Agricultural and Industrial Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (AIEN) have sig…

[Guardian] Nigeria's effort to achieve economic growth and food security may have received a boost as the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) and the Association of Agricultural and Industrial Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (AIEN) have signed a pact to collaborate in that regard.

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Edo, Nasarawa PDP Condemn Attack On Governor, Warn Against Poll’s Rigging

[Guardian] Benin City and Uyo -Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State yesterday staged a peaceful protest against the attack on Governor Ayodele Fayose.They warned against intimidation of voters and attempts to rig tomorrow’s electi…

[Guardian] Benin City and Uyo -Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State yesterday staged a peaceful protest against the attack on Governor Ayodele Fayose.They warned against intimidation of voters and attempts to rig tomorrow's election.The state Publicity Secretary of the party, Chris Nehikhare, led the members in a peaceful protest from the Edo State secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), to the state Police Command, Benin City.He said the PDP as a family believes in the rule of law and wants free and

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Further Notes On Political Alliances

[Guardian] In a previous piece on this subject (Notes on political alliances, July 4, 2018), I proposed that the following three broad objectives have propelled Leftist organisations, at home and abroad, to seek political alliances with non-Leftist for…

[Guardian] In a previous piece on this subject (Notes on political alliances, July 4, 2018), I proposed that the following three broad objectives have propelled Leftist organisations, at home and abroad, to seek political alliances with non-Leftist formations: to fight or to prevent the emergence of certain forms of dictatorship (e.g. fascism and the one-party state); to expand the existing "democratic space;" or to capture power/accede to office. The aim of the present piece is to extend this proposition in two or t

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CP Bans Policemen From Wearing Mufti, SARS Jackets

[Guardian] The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday gave a stern warning to policemen attached to divisions in the state to desist from wearing mufti bearing ‘SARS’ (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) while carrying out offici…

[Guardian] The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday gave a stern warning to policemen attached to divisions in the state to desist from wearing mufti bearing 'SARS' (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) while carrying out official duties. He threatened to sanction any policeman who violates the directive.

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