SYLVA HAILS DICKSON’S SHOW OF SPORTMANSHIP, ENCOURAGES HIM TO FINISH STRONG

Minister-designate and former governor of Bayelsa state, Chief Timipre Sylva, thanks his excellency Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state on his show of support over his ministerial nomination and screening The message from the Bayelsa Senators Caucus was well received, as was the statement of congratulations by the state government spokesperson. Sportsmanship has never been better exhibited, and chief Sylva, a passionate advocate of a Bayelsa with a United goal for peace and oneness, is appreciative of this. It appears the loosening stranglehold of godfathers is producing a…

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Don’t jeopardize Nigeria’s existence, concerned citizens write OBJ, GEJ

Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have been cautioned against jeopardizing the country’s existence in a bid to propagate their selfish agenda. Some Concerned Nigerians gave this counsel in a letter signed by Rev Musa Fomson and Prince Raymond Enero, Convener and Secretary respectively and addressed to the former leaders. According to the group, the inciting and derogatory public comments of the pair has reached the head and can no longer be condoned. Read full letter below: Your Excellencies, please permit us to extend our heartfelt and warm greetings…

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INEC Server: CPA warns against Needless Controversy, says EU report exonerates INEC

The Centre for Public Accountability CPA has warned against the attempt to drag the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) into what it termed as a needless controversy, over recent debates, surrounding the commission’s response to the request for an access to its servers, by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Atiku and the PDP had approached the Presidential election petitions tribunal asking that it compels INEC, to grant him access to the results transmission server, used by the commission, during…

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Terrorism: Group condemns senseless killings by ISWAP in Lake Chad region, charges supranational bodies to rise in support of Nigeria

Following series of heightened attacks by the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) around the Lake Chad Basin, the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has called for the intervention of the international community. With the Nigerian military effectively chasing out Boko Haram leftovers, the sect switched focus to the Lake Chad region , wrecking havoc on helpless women and children. Remnants of Boko Haram elements dislodged from the north-east region had converged around the area forming an alliance with displaced terrorists from Syria, Iran and Mali. The Save Humanity…

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Igbo group urge kinsmen to shun Islamization hoax

The South-East Enlightenment Network (SE-EN) has called on all Igbos across the country to avoid being misled into believing the utterly “deceptive” and “humorous” Islamisation hoax. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo planted this seed in May, claiming President Muhammadu Buhari was promoting an Islamisation and Fulanisation agenda. Erstwhile Defence Minister, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, and a host of other notable retired officers soon joined the bandwagon, under the aegis of Nigerian Christian Elders’ Forum (NCEF). Owing to the severity of the claim, the South-East Enlightenment Network has advised Igbos to thread…

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2019: Pro-democracy Group warns US, Eu , UK others against imposing Atiku through undemocratic means

As preparations heat up ahead of the 2019 presidential election, the Nigerian Democratic Forum, a pro-democracy group has raised the alarm over plots by the United State, United Kingdom governments and European Union to imposed Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party on the people through backdoor. The group said the international community had perfected plans to make sure Atiku is announced winner of the presidential election slated to hold on Saturday, February 16. NDF made the claim at a press conference held in Abuja on Wednesday. Speaking at the…

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Biafra: Dried Wounds Licked For Too Long

By Maxi Chidiebere Igbokwe Memories of two personalities of Southeastern origin have etched on the psyche of Igbo nation and on the mind of an average Igbo man in Nigeria, including myself. They are Chief Dr. Nnmadi Azikiwe, the Owelle of Onitsha and the Biafran warlord, Col. Chukwuemeka Odemegwu Ojukwu, the Ikemba of Nnewi. But both represent two opposing phases in the transitional history of   Igbo nation or our people. Also, each one of them made influential imprints on the lives of our people, irrespective of whether it was…

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Standing Tall: Governor Emmanuel’s Enterprise Edge

By MefLyn Anwana The pendulum on which every successful economy in the world swings is entrepreneurship. This truth is etched into the fabric of global economies who embrace industrialisation as the unifying factor that cuts through uncharted barriers, and delivers wealth for its people. Therefore, the government as custodian and administrator of a constituted society bears the responsibility to facilitate infrastructures to ‘Create an Entrepreneurial Economy’. The eventful day of May 29th 2015 ventured His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel into history, on an oath taken to be the Governor of…

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Nigerian Military: A Season Of Openness And Probity

By Uche John Madu My brain has got cracking again!  All things being equal, I should be a happy Nigerian because my country, Nigeria is in a joyous mood, celebrating about 18 years of unobstructed democracy. It is the longest period ever in our beleaguered political history, as a nation, since independence in 1960 that civilians would hold democratic power uninterrupted for this long. Many things are wrong with my country. I mean, so many issues in our public life aren’t just the normal; but the absurd. Like other patriotic…

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Biafra Sit-at-home Order: Group Cautions Igbo Against Self-destruction

The Igbo for Nigeria Movement has strongly frowned against the sit-at-home order on May 30 by some groups agitating for the rebirth of Biafra. INM, while describing the plan as a journey to self-destruction warned Ndigbo, especially those clamouring for the return of the defunct Biafra Republic to think of its consequences and embrace on Nigeria. A statement by the National Leader of the group, Maxi Igwe Ifeanyi warned that the mistake some Igbo leaders made fifty years ago that led to the civil war should be avoided at all…

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