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Inaugural Speech of President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015

I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

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Prof. Attahiru Jega: A Man of integrity?

JegaThe enormous task of superintending over the electoral affairs of any country, particularly a country where the democratic culture is just beginning to take root and one where elections take on a life of their own, requires, forthrightness, dexterity, diplomacy and above all else, a mega dose of integrity. The electoral umpire must in addition to being imbued with high level of personal integrity also, and equally importantly, be perceived by the generality of the electorate and interested parties as being a person of integrity. The reality and perception of integrity must converge on the electoral umpire. Where such convergence is not found, there is the likelihood that whatsoever outcomes produced by such electoral umpire will be viewed with suspicion by some parties to the election and may eventually lead to unsavory events including violence.

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TAN Netherlands appeals for peaceful elections in Nigeria and supports GEJ reelection bid

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Despite the cold weather in the Netherlands, many Nigerians turned out in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC) under the Dutch police scrutiny to organize a peace, solidarity and support rally in support of the current Nigerian government under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in ensuring a peaceful, non-violent, free, fair and credible election come 28th March and 11th of April 2015.

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Adieu to late Ambassador Felix AWANBOR

The voice newsmagazienNigerians are a highly misunderstood lot. There are Nigerians who evoke our more circumspect, if not judgemental, nature. But Nigerians are also the most generous and most humorous people you will find anywhere in the world. Sadly, it is the few brash and rather supercilious types that some foreigners prefer to see as the image of the "typical Nigerian". There are, of course, good and bad Nigerians. But the good ones are the majority - men and women who stand out by their sheer audacity. Men and women of 'timber and calibre'; men and women of pedigree - of culture, intellect and decorum. The late Felix Awanbor was one of such.
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What the people of Oyo State need to break the second term government jinx

Exactly on the 3rd of February this year-2014, Oyo State clocked 38 years. The State was created in 1976 by the then military government led by Late General Murtala Mohammed from the then old Western State which was divided into Ogun, Ondo and Oyo states respectively. In 1991, Osun state was carved out from Oyo state which as of today is having 33 local governments. Since then, we have had both military and democratic governments. The battle forthe Agodi Government House since the first, second and third political dispensations has been producing a one-term government, thus making it a myth that no government/party can rule Oyo State twice.
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