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Lagosians kick against Tunji Bello’s gubernatorial ambition

As the race to see who emerges the next gubernatorial candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Lagos State heats up, several names have been springing up. However, in recent times, one name, which has sprung up and has continued to baffle observers, is Tunji Bello, the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment. Though the man may have succeeded in ...

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Adeyemi Ikuforiji:The True Face of Controversy

The political history of Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly has always been filled with inconsistency and questions right from his days as Secretary General of the National Union of Nigerian Students to when he served as President of the National Union of Nigerian Students in Romania, between 1980 and 1981. Not only have posers  been severally thrown ...

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JONATHAN VS AMAECHI BRAWL: WHO SMILES AT THE END? By PASY CHIKERO

They say experience is the best teacher but it looks like President Goodluck Jonathan A.K.A Joe-Shocker and his umbrella party are not good history students or just don’t care where the past points. POTFRON-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the party leader of People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), are about to sacrifice Rivers State on the alter of pride ...

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How Minister of State, Health, Muhammed-Ali-Pate set Record in Nigerian Politics

The Minister of State, Health, Dr. Muhammed Pate, has set a record of being one of the few people in the country to voluntarily resign an appointment. The man, on Wednesday, July 23 resigned from President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet. In his resignation letter dated July 22 and addressed to the President, Pate said he was leaving the cabinet to take ...

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AKOKO GLOWS WITH ABILOYE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TO ONDO STATE STUDENTS

The sleepy town of Ipe in Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo State will come alive on Saturday, July 27, 2013 as His Royal Majesty, Oba Francis Ola Apata, the Olupe of Ipe land, hosts other traditional rulers in Akoko land at the 2013 edition of the annual Jacob Abiloye Foundation scholarship award to students of Ondo State ...

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‘I’m too young to have any issues with President Obasanjo’- Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka

In 2011, Gboyega Nasiru contested to be the governor of Ogun State, and despite being one of the favourites to take the seat, he lost the election to Senator Ibikunle Amosun.  Since then, very little has been heard from him. In this chat with The Octopus, he speaks about his life after politics and his plans for the future.   ...

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Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji, Aide Face 56 Fresh Charges

Nigeria’s anti agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed  56-count amended charge of money laundering against the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly,  Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his personal assistant, Oyebode Alade Atoyebi. In the amended charge dated 4 June, 2013 filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos by Mary Onaja, it was alleged that Ikuforiji and ...

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Edwin Clark celebrates amidst controversy

Prominent elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, Edwin Clark, is one man known to be associated with some level of controversy, both in his business and most especially the politics of Delta State, where he hails from. Although the man received loads of positive comments from his loyalists, when he recently celebrated his 80th birthday, Clark seems not to know how to stay ...

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Akala Joins Ladoja’s Accord Party

What is now a merger of sort between Adebayo Alao-Akala and Rashidi Ladoja is the handiwork of a meeting between two ex-governors of Oyo State that has been going on for a while. A source close to www.theoctopusnews.com revealed that Ladoja and Akala aim at making sure that the incumbent governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi, is not returned in ...

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Why Ifeanyi Uba Won’t Be Next Anambra State Governor

The dreams of the Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas, Ifeanyi Uba of becoming the next governor of Anambra State might have hit the rocks. Sources close to the businessman revealed to www.theoctopusnew.com that the ambition of Uba suffered a setback due to current negative happenings in his life.  In recent times, Uba has had reasons to be called ...

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