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An era of change

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In just a little over two weeks, our representatives-elect will be sworn into office.  After months – for some vigilant few, years – of gruesome campaigning, these apostles of change or continuity will start – or continue – the task of building Nigeria into a country worthy of the appellation “big brother of Afri [...]

The time for change is now

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We cannot be angry enough at the goings on in Abia State.  It will be the height of irresponsibility on the part of our people if we allow the present crop of low quality individuals to, having raped our state sore, impose a leadership bereft of ideas and original thought on us. While we may have previously acceded to the wisdom of our politi [...]

Thoughts on Abia…

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The tragedy of Abia State is not that we have a governor who falls short of having even the barest leadership traits needed for leading an electoral ward. The tragedy is that we have men and women who, having reached the zenith of their different careers nationally and globally, do not, or cannot find the courage to talk to a god of rust tin [...]

Who will Buhari pick as his VP candid...

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In my opinion, the success – or otherwise – of the APC in the coming election at the presidential level lies not so much in the choice of it’s presidential candidate, but in that of the running mate. Contrary to the calculations bandied about by APC loyalists, the party cannot afford to leave out the South East and South Sou [...]

BREAKING: Orji Uzor Kalu withdraws fr...

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In a move that caught many by surprise, former Abia State governor, Dr. Orbital Izorait Kalu dropped out of the Senate race today. In a letter addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Kalu hinged his decision on the insistence of the current state governor, Chief T.A. Orji, to handpick all Abia State’s representatives  in next year&# [...]

Alex Otti: my vision for Abia

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          My dear Abians, On Tuesday, the 18th of November I had a meeting with the APGA faithful in Umuahia. What was supposed to be meeting among a few party members turned out to be a huge event, with a mammoth crowd of supporters from near and far, and that would not be dispersed. Such is the yearning for change [...]

On our girls, Boko Haram and the Nige...

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Sadly, I do not believe that the over 200 abducted Chibok School girls will return. I know this is a harsh thing to say, but with all due respect to a hopeful nation and grieving families, there has to come a time when we must face the ugly truth that Boko Haram was never, and has never been interested in a peaceful resolution of the prese [...]

As we decide our fate

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Abia is at at crossroad. Whatever decisions we take with regards to the 2015 elections will determine the direction of the state for the foreseeable future. If we elect as governor, a person whose love for and commitment to Abia supersedes parochial considerations, we will begin our march – even of tortured – towards the great [...]

Abia senators petition Mu’azu, PDP NW...

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THE three senators representing Abia senatorial districts have petitioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s National Working Committee over allegations that the state chapter of the primaries election committee has compiled a list of names favoured for the forthcoming congresses and primaries for resp [...]

Otti: I will run Abia like a business

Otti: I will run Abia like a business
By Sunday Okobi A governorship aspirant in Abia State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Mr. Alex Otti, has condemned the zoning of political positions in the country, calling for it to be stopped, “because it brings problems, confusion, and does not serve any purpose politic [...]

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