Presidential system wasteful, can’t facilitate development in Nigeria – Olurode

The most challenging thing for any incumbent government is to deliver on electoral integrity and that is the reason people are giving kudos to former President Goodluck Jonathan all over the world.

~ Punch

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Buhari’s govt shouldn’t shield corrupt persons from prosecution – Archbishop Ladigbolu

Despite his ecclesiastical calling, Ladigbolu, who is also a prince of Oyo town, led the current Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, in to seclusion before he was inaugurated in January 2018.

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ASUU talks tough ahead of Friday meeting with INEC – Punch Newspapers

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Tanko Yakassai To Ndigbo: You Won’t Get Presidency In Next 20 Years If APC Wins In 2019

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Workers, JAMB bicker over welfare, working conditions, others

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