Nigeria Going Through Tough Times – Utomi

By Chris Udochukwu Professor of political Economy, Pat Utomi has declared that the country was going through the most challenging times at the moment. Professor Utomi stated this in Abuja on Thursday in his Keynote address at the presentation and launch of a book authored by Elder Ejodame Emmanuel. He noted that the book titled, “A Handbook for Changing the unpleasant narratives of our National …

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It’s Yohanna Time On The Plateau

“A wind of change is blowing across the continent of Africa” …. ED Blyden As the 2023 gubernatorial race heats up with political parties strategizing with lists of names of formidable personalities deemed to have the potentials to help their parties cruise to victory come 2023 governorship polls, the Labour Party (LP) has zeroed in on a most outstanding and sophisticated administrator cum technocrat, Chief …

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Air Peace Should Stoop To Conquer In Kano By Chido Nwakanma

It was stunning to read on many platforms people urging Air Peace Airlines and its chairman to adopt a gung-ho approach in missed flights by the Emir of Kano. It is unhelpful to the airline. The critical issues involved include aviation practice, a penchant for flight delays becoming a negative rap, business interest and cultural communication.A. AVIATION PRACTICE. People in the industry confirm that airlines …

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The 9TH National Assembly And Electoral Act 2022

By Ola Awoniyi The happy ending of Electoral Act No.6  2010 (amendment) Bill 2022, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 25 after much apprehensions, reminds one of the Petroleum Industry Bill, aka PIB. For almost two decades, the PIB was at the National Assembly, during which time it changed in shape and contents, and became an enigma too difficult for the …

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Letter To The Editor, Financial Times By Garba Shehu

We wish to correct the wrong perceptions contained in the article “What is Nigeria’s Government For,” by David Piling, Financial Times (UK), January 31, 2022. The caricature of a government sleepwalking into disaster (What is Nigeria’s government for? January 31, 2022 ) is predictable from a correspondent who jets briefly in and out of Nigeria on the same British Airways flight he so criticises. He …

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Yahoo Boy On The Run After Allegedly Killing Girlfriend for Ritual In Benin

suspected internet fraudster has reportedly killed his girlfriend for money ritual in Edo State. According to Punch, the suspect, simply known as Osas, is on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend, Elohor Oniorosa, on Christmas eve. Police spokesperson, SP Bello Kontongs, said the father of the deceased, William Oniorosa, reported the case to the police and investigation is on to arrest the suspect. The …

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Electoral Act amendment bill: My problem with Buhari

All said and done, the drama attending the amendment of Nigeria’s Electoral Act is about the political class and not the people. Pretend as they may, members of the National Assembly’s attempt to foist direct primaries on the nomination processes of political parties is suspect. It is evident of a desire to end the eternal grip of state governors on the electoral process in the …

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I was gang-raped at Sambisa, thrown out of IDP camp by govt – Saleh, 26-year-old victim

In this report by DOGARA BITRUS, a 26-year-old woman, Hussaina Saleh, recounts how she was kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and taken to Sambisa forest; her escape from the insurgents and self-development efforts at an Internally Displaced persons camp in Borno Following the closure of internally displaced persons’ camps in Maiduguri by the Borno State Government, some IDPs who have found shelter in the …

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Bisi Akande’s Book Was Written to Promote Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – Bode George

Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George has continued to call out a former Governor of Osun state, Bisi Akande over his controversial book. George said Akande’s recently released book was written to promote former Governor of Lagos state and national leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition. Bode George who had earlier asked Akande to withdraw the book which he …

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We’ll Toll Roads To Repay FG’s Loans – Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has revealed how the federal government plans to raise money it will use to repay loans running into billions of dollars. Emefiele said most of the roads constructed in the country will be tolled to repay loans. Emefiele said this on Wednesday while answering questions after the two-day retreat of the Bankers’ Committee in Lagos. …

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24 Alleged Cultists Involved In Police Killing In Awka Arrested

As many as 24 persons suspected to be involved in the killing of two policemen, an unidentified woman and the abduction of a tricycle rider in Awka have been arrested, according to Daily Post. A tricycle driver, identified as Snoop was reportedly abducted during a massive shoot out at UNIZIK junction in Awka on Tuesday. The shootout was reportedly carried out by cult groups, The …

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Nnamdi Kanu’s Life In Danger, Doctor Takes Blood Samples 21 Times, Lawyer Alleges

The life leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is in danger in the custody of the Department of State Services as his blood had been taken 21 times for an unnamed test, a member of his legal team, Maxwell Opara, said on Monday. According to the lawyer, Kanu is battling with hunger as he is being starved of food, while he …

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Itsekiri leader, Chief Isaac Jemide, dies

The Oshodi of Warri Kingdom and one of the oldest chiefs of Warri Kingdom, Isaac Jemide, is dead. He reportedly died around 10 am on, Sunday. He was one of the Itsekiri Leaders of Thought (ILOT), a lawyer and former commissioner representing Delta State on the board of the now-defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC). A statement signed by the secretary of the …

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Insecurity: 2022 will be very challenging, IGP alerts police managers

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Monday, charged strategic police managers in the Nigeria Police Force to brace up to the anticipated internal security challenges that the year 2022 will present. The IGP said 2022 would be very challenging because it precedes the 2023 general elections and the Force would be confronted with the management of threats associated with an active political space. Baba …

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Man Remanded in Prison for Allegedly Killing Buhari Supporter Who Sued End SARS Protesters

Security operatives have apprehended a man alleged to have killed Kenechukwu Okereke, a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari. The tenant accused of killing Okereke has now been arraigned in court and also remanded in prison custody. The deceased, a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, was popular for speaking against the End SARS movement. Last year, he sued a number of celebrities, pastors, and …

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