Posts From Politicoscope
Olaudah Equiano was born in Nigeria in 1745, an Igbo man. Aged 11, he was kidnapped with sisters and sold to European slave traders. Read his biography.
“President Jonathan was a worthy opponent and I extend the hand of fellowship to him,” Buhari told journalists and supporters to loud applause. Read more.
Jonathan called Buhari to congratulate him Tuesday evening, thus conceding defeat, Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka told The Associated Press. Read more.
“At 5 minutes to 5, President Jonathan called General Buhari, the winner of the elections, to congratulate him,” APC Mohammed told reporters. Read more.
Jonathan: “I want to congratulate Nigerians for coming out en masse to exercise their right to vote.” Read President Goodluck Jonathan politico daily quote.
Olusegun Obasanjo a key supporter of Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 elections, publicly rips up his membership card of the People’s Democratic Party. Read more.
“For me it was lovely to see how people took voting, and their rights very seriously,” voter said. Read more.
“I believe I can say without fear of contradiction that we all clearly cherish the democracy we now have…” Read President Jonathan politico quote of day.
Nigeria overtook South Africa as Africa’s largest economy in 2014, after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its GDP to more than $500 billion. Read more.
Ribadu believes that in countries like Nigeria, if there is going to be hope, it is going to be through the enthronement of law and order, Read more.
Prior to her ministerial career in Nigeria, Okonjo-Iweala was vice-president, corporate secretary of World Bank Group. Read Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala biography..
They held knife up to my neck, “You do not want to convert to Islam? We will kill you…” So I said, “Yes, I will convert.” I begged them not to kill me.
“Two Boko Haram men grabbed me. Then two others came. They trekked with me to their leader. Then they took me to the house,” Ishaya said. Read more.
Rebelling against oppressive regimes through his music, Kuti arrested 200 times, he endured beatings, but continued to write political lyrics. Read more.
Amend the Constitution to enable States and Local Governments to employ State and Community Police to address peculiar needs of each community. Read more.
In the manifesto, the UNITED PROGRESSIVE PARTY sets out its agenda for the reform of our leadership, politics, economy and civil society. Read more.
“It is not because the generality of people do not support us, but the party has been tailored to serve a particular interest,” Ghali Na’Abba. Read more.
As pragmatic, charitable, grassroots’ person, he saw communal service as a veritable tool for social development. Read Asiwaju Tinubu biography and profile.
In mid-1962 Awolowo’s supporters repudiated Akintola as a party leader and had him replaced as premier. Read Samuel Ladoke Akintola biography and profile.