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  By Joe  Iniodu All is set as Ibibio Nation, the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria rolls out the drums to celebrate its own in the persons of His Excellency Mr. Udom Emmanuel, executive governor of Akwa Ibom State, his dear wife and First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel. The reason for bestowing honour on this pair ... Read More »

Edo Governor aapoints Ihonbvere & 6 new Special Advisers

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has appointed Prof. Julius Ihonvbere as Chairman, Strategic Planning Team, Governor’s Office. He also named six Special Advisers. Thisday Deputy Group News Editor Crusoe Osagie is his Special Adviser, Media and Communication Strategy. A statement by Secretary to the State Government,  Osarodion Ogie said the governor named Chief Osaro Idah as Special Adviser on Political ... Read More »

“Corruption is a spirit, living in human beings”-Senator Borrofice

Senator Robert Borrofice representing Ondo North has revealed that the fight against corruption will not be easy because corruption is a spirit. In an interview with Leadership Newspaper, the Senator stated “Corruption is a dangerous thing that is not easy to fight because it is a spirit. It dwells with human beings. So definitely they will fight back, that is ... Read More »

20 years after: Yinka Odumakin remembers Ogoni Activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa

By Yinka Odumakin “My lord, We all stand before history. I am a man of peace, of ideas. Appalled by the denigrating poverty of my people who live on a richly endowed land, distressed by their political marginalisation and economic strangulation, angered by the devastation of their land, their ultimate heritage, anxious to preserve their right to life and to ... Read More »

Troops counter Boko Haram ambush in Yobe, lose 7 soldiers

Nigerian Army troops were engaged in an early morning battle with over 100 Boko Haram terrorists who tried to ambush the 120 Task Force Battalion troops, located at Goniri, Yobe State. A statement by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, said during the encounter, the terrorists killed seven soldiers and wounded nine others. “During the encounter, our gallant troops successfully repelled ... Read More »

eturn of the Okupe: “I wanted APC to breakup then but I wish them well now”

By Tersoo Achineku   Former Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to the Goodluck Jonathan and overall can’t-wait-to-say-stuff-that-will-generate-controversy guy, Doyin Okupe, has changed his opinion about the ruling All Progressives Congress.   Taking to Facebook on Thursday, Okupe announced that he no longer wanted the APC to disintegrate as it would spell doom for the nation.   Okupe also stated ... Read More »

Saraki is the Senate President!

Former Kwara State governor and senator representing Kwara Central, Senator Bukola Saraki, has emerged the new President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. More details later……. Read More »

NASS Leadership: Saraki, Dogara call mock election, mockery of democracy

As the nation awaits the take off of the 8th Assembly, two of the leading candidates for the position of Senate President and Speaker, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogara have called the mock elections conducted by the All Progressives Party leadership over the weekend as a mockery of democracy. The two party chieftains, said the APC leadership ... Read More »

Osinbajo absent as President bids goodbye to worshippers of Aso Rock Villa Chapel

 The rumour mill was agog that on Sunday, May17th, 2015 there will be  a sort of change of guards between President Goodluck President Goodluck Jonathan  and Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo that did not happen. Instead at the same venue, Aso Rock Villa Chapel, there was a thanksgiving service for the first family. And it was at this occasion that ... Read More »

APC Presidential Primaries to Begin October

Ahead of next year’s general elections in the country,  the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set a timeline of October for the commencement of primary elections leading to the election of its Presidential candidate. The party at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held Thursday in Abuja approved the use of modified direct primaries for arriving at the choice of ... Read More »