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FCT Primaries: No APC member will defect to PDP

Ahmed Abdulmalik Usman is the FCT Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He believes that the party will not only effect the necessary change come 2015, but that no APC aspirant for any elective position will defect to the PDP, especially those in the FCT that will participate in the senatorial and House of Representatives primaries scheduled for this weekend. He spoke with Patrick Andrew. Excerpts...

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Insecurity: NGF yet to implement our report, says Gen. Usman

General Yakubu Usman(rtd) was a member of the Northern Governors’ Forum Committee on Insecurity in the North. In this interview with our Correspondent, Ahmed Kaigama, he lamented the non-implementation of the report of his committee. He dismissed assertions that the military is ill-equipped to confront Boko Haram and end insurgency in the North East. Excerpt….

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Why we want states, LGs to have more powers than FG —Adamu Aliero

Mohammed Adamu Aliero holds very strong views on sundry matters like the devolution of powers, resource control, fiscal federalism, land use act and such other delicate matters of national concerns. The former Governor of Kebbi state, FCT Minister, who awarded the contract for the construction of the 10 lanes, each, Airport Road and Kubwa Expressways, believes fears over whether the recommendations of the sixth National Conference will be adopted and implemented by the government is premature.

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Hard lessons Sanusi must learn – Dr. Naniya

Dr. Tijjani Muhammad Naniya  is of the department of History at the Bayero University Kano. In this interview with Mustapha Adamu in Kano, he speaks on the appointment of the new emir of Kano State, Mallam Sunusi Lamido Sunusi, the controversy that has trailed the appointment and the way forward.

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15 years after, democracy dividends only in statistics, Sen. Lawan

Senator Ahmed Lawan is one of the longest serving members of the National Assembly. He was there in 1999 when democracy debuted 16 years after the second Republic was truncated. The Yobe state senator says there are little dividends of democracy to cheer, that the economy has been more of statistics than real positive change in the lives of the people. He believes insurgency should not be reduced to tribal or faith thing but must be the concern of all Nigerians. This interview was conducted by AIT and monitored by Patrick Andrew in Abuja. Excerpts….

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