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Atiku’s VP: South-East, South-West collide
Tue, 09 Oct 2018

Less than 48 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) special convention in Port Harcourt, which produced former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, as its presidential candidate, indications have emerged that a fresh jostle for the vice presidency slot between the South-East and the South-West, has begun.
Daily Sun’s investigations revealed that so far, two prominent politicians from the South-East are being considered. They are incumbent Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and former Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi.

Although, it was gathered that the South-West is also making a strong case for the position, multiple sources from the party who spoke with Daily Sun in confidence maintained that it would be “suicidal” to deny the South-East the vice presidency slot if the party was truly desirous of dislodging the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the centre.

Following the outcome of the party’s special convention in Rivers State, a new power bloc appears to have succeeded in seizing power and control of the party. The new power bloc, it was reliably gathered, would be the deciding “force” in the “distribution and allocation” of positions in government ahead of 2019.

The positions that would be shared, according to a highly placed source within the new power bloc, are president (already taken) vice president, Senate President, deputy senate president, speaker, deputy speaker and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

“We’ll beg the South-West. If we must win and win well, the running mate would have to come from the South-East. Then we can give South-West the Senate President,” the source said.

Explaining why the party must beg the South-West, the source further said, “we will be doing this for two reasons. One, to give them a sense of belonging so that they are not carried away by the political sympathy APC seems to be showing them. Two, we are already hearing that one of the governorship candidates from the area is saying that our candidate had promised him the VP slot long time ago. There was nothing like that,” the source added.

He told Daily Sun that he was aware that in the build up to the party’s national convention in December
last year, which produced its national chairman, some persons met with former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd) and told him that the Rivers State governor was promoting a South-South candidate for the party’s national chairman because he (Wike) was interested in the vice presidency slot.

“And you know IBB being a smart person, when Wike met him, he told Wike that he (Wike) would be good for a running mate in 2019 to a northern candidate. Wike immediately told IBB that there was no way he could leave certainty for uncertainty.”

The above narrative, Daily Sun recalled, was corroborated by another senior member of the party from the North-West shortly before the party’s special convention in Rivers State.

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Fayose threatens to dump PDP over Tambuwal’s defeat
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Speaking with newsmen via telephone, Fayose said: Wehave no regret aligning with Governor (Nyesom) Wike, to support Governor (Aminu Waziri) Tambuwal Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has threatened to leave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). His threat came on the heels of the outcome of party’s national convention held in []The post Fayose threatens to dump PDP over Tambuwal’s defeat appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tech-U’ll address knowledge, skill gaps, says Prof Salami
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
The problem of the country’s education is not a knowledge gap but a skill gap. In the Technical University, we address both the knowledge and skill gap. Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan Pioneer Vice Chancellor of the Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Prof. Ayobami Salami has given reason for the change in name to First Technical University, []The post Tech-Ull address knowledge, skill gaps, says Prof Salami appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PDP convention: Fayose, others threaten to dump PDP
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His threat came on the heels of the outcome of PDPs National Convention held on Saturday in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. READ ALSOAgain, Lagos State House of Assembly postpones resumption by 7 days The governor said []The post PDP convention: Fayose, others threaten to dump PDP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Libya’s no threat to Eagles -Rufai
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Emmanuel Onuoha Former Super Eagles safe hands, Peter Rufai, has expressed confidence that Nigeria will overcome Libya in this weekend’s AFCON 2019 qualifiers billed for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. According to the retired goaltender, he believes the Libyan team do not pose a threat of any kind to the []The post Libya’s no threat to Eagles -Rufai appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Mourinho in fresh trouble
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
The Football Association is set to investigate comments made by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as he walked along the touchline after the 3-2 win over Newcastle. The Press Association reports that the FA will probe Mourinhos reaction following Uniteds dramatic late victory at Old Trafford, with footage showing the coach saying something at []The post Mourinho in fresh trouble appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigerian workers may get N30,000 as new minimum wage
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Labour, which had earlier proposed N66,500, later scaled down to N38,000 and said that would be the least it could accept for Nigerian workers. Bimbola Oyesola The new minimum wage for workers in the country may have been fixed for N30,000 as the committee finalised its negotiation last Friday. READ ALSO:2009 pact: ASUU withdraws from []The post Nigerian workers may get N30,000 as new minimum wage appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC: Presidency not for sale
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Atiku has moved around different political parties, all in his blind and desperatepursuit of his ambition ‘ The Presidency of Nigeria. Romanus Ugwu, Abuja In its first formal response to the emergence of formerVice President, Atiku Abubakar, as the presidentialcandidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) declared, yesterday, that []The post APC: Presidency not for sale appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Osun governorship election and other matters
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
What the constitution says is that a candidate for the election of governorship seat with the highest votes should be declared winner in such election. Kunle Owolabi The Governorship poll in Osun had come and gone. The election was won and lost. The winner was gallant in winning. Whether the loser would be honourable in []The post Osun governorship election and other matters appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Worrisome decrease in voter turnout
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Since after the 2015 general elections, all the off-cycle elections conducted have not crossed the 50% voter turnout mark. Moshood Isah The controversy that shrouded the outcome of the just concluded Osun Governorship elections amidst lack of confidence in the electoral commissionmay just be another reason behinddiminishing turnout in Nigeria’s election ahead of 2019 general []The post Worrisome decrease in voter turnout appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Between Buhari and Atiku
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Between Buhari and Atiku, who do we trust more to deliver on his promises’ As political historians will tell us, ‘trust is not having to guess what a candidate means. Dan Onwukwe It is in the nature of politics that the nominationprocess of candidates for different electiveoffices is often characterised by a frenzied and febrile []The post 2019: Between Buhari and Atiku appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria at 58
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
At 58, Nigeria still imports oil, Nigerians cannot enjoy one week uninterrupted power supply, our roads remain death traps, elections remain full-blown war Jonathan Asikason In order to answer the question ‘ Why Nations Fail” The duo of Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, both professors at US Universities, engaged in a fifteen year research []The post Nigeria at 58 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Woman of the Sun: Samira Balarabe
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Whatever you give to a woman, she manages it very well. And when we say women, we are talking about the right-thinking ones. Sola Ojo, Kaduna Hajiya Samira Balarabe, a lawyer, is the first female secretary of the PostgraduateSchool, Kaduna State University (KASU). An indigene of Kaduna, she is a role model and girl-child education []The post Woman of the Sun: Samira Balarabe appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The call masking challenge
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
The report that Nigeria lost over $3billion or N1.06 trillion to call masking and other related infractions in the telecoms industry in the past 14 months is worrisome. Apart from constituting a security threat, the sharp practices may have robbed the government and telecoms companies of some revenue. READ ALSO:Telecoms most critical growth driver in []The post The call masking challenge appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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