Tag: Opposition

Opinion: What Exactly Does Professor Wole Soyinka Wants?

On my way to work this morning, one man asked: “What does this Soyinka want?” Sitting beside him in the same bus, I couldn’t immediately provide a reply. One thing I was sure of was that this man was really angry with the Nobel Laurette. As he spoke further, I[Read More…]

PDP 2.0: Opposition In Secret Talks To Woo Saraki, Tambuwal, Wamakko Back To Rebranded PDP

By Chris Nomjov The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is allegedly plotting a sensational move to rebrand the party, by making subtle overtures, to bring back ex-governors and other party heavyweights who defected to the governing All Progressives Congress to the party. Among those being targeted by PDP are ex-Vice President[Read More…]

‘Brace Up For The Back Seat’: Mark Tasks PDP Lawmakers To Prepare For Opposition Role

Senate President, David Mark, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) to brace for the role of a credible opposition and put the failures of the last elections behind them. The ruling party lost the March 28 presidential election to the opposition All Progressives Congress. The PDP also lost[Read More…]

Jonathan Admits That Opposition Is Now Stronger In 2015 Elections

By Chris Nomjov President of Nigeria and Presidential flagbearer of the PDP, Goodluck Ebere Jonathan yesterday acknowledged that the opposition was stronger today than it was in 2011. He noted that this was so, because those who defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gave the opposition the strength[Read More…]

Opinion: Power Of Opposition; The Burkina Faso Example

Blaise Compaore until 31st October 2014 was the president of of Burkina faso. He took over power as head of state on 15th October 1987 in a coup that murdered Thomas Sankara one Africa’s great leaders. Thomas Sankara has been cited as a revolutionary inspiration not only in West Africa[Read More…]

Governor Godswill Akpabio Of Akwa Ibom To Assassinate Political Opponents

GOVERNMENT OF AKWA IBOM STATE Office of the Secretary to Government July 25, 2014 Chief Assam E. Assam Ede Urua, Eket – Akwa Ibom State Dear Chief Assam, RE: THREAT BY GOVERNOR GODSWILL AKPABIO TO ASSASSINATE POLITICAL OPPONENTS We are in receipt of your letter dated July 22, 2014 on[Read More…]

Darasimi Oshodi: Why Bola Tinubu And The Opposition Should Be Careful

I had intended to write this piece before the tweets by Senator Musiliu Obanikoro suggesting that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s friends are Boko Haram sponsors. I had observed a conscious attempt by some people I believe to be members of Nigeria’s ruling party and the government to make Nigerians believe the[Read More…]

PDP Challenges Opposition To A Debate On President Jonathan’s Achievements

NAN The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday in Abuja, challenged the opposition parties to a debate on the achievements of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration. Mr Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the party, gave the challenge in a statement, adding that the debate should be[Read More…]

South African Opposition Merger Collapses

A deal, which would have given South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) a black presidential candidate, has collapsed. Last week’s agreement would have merged the DA with the Agang party of anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele. Ms Ramphele had been put forward as the DA’s presidential candidate for this year’s[Read More…]