Edo PDP House Of Assembly Candidate condemns the crisis rocking the state house of assembly

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Oredo West Constituency into the state house of assembly, Eghosa Agbonifo has condemned the crisis rocking the state house of assembly when some lawmakers purportedly resumed sittings and claimed to have impeached the Speaker, Rt Hon Frank Okiye in an undisclosed location and thereafter claimed to have elected Hon Victor Edoror as the new Speaker.In a statement issued in Benin City yesterday, Agbonifo said the lawmakers who claimed to have met do not have such powers since their seats have been…

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Tackling banditry and lessons from the North- East

By Enemali Ajibili The wave of renewed rural armed banditry, cattle rustling and inter-connected crimes, which is the bane of security in Nigeria’s Northwest zone has spurred fresh concerns to inhabitants of this geographical zone. It is not only the people directly at the receiving end of these organized crimes by armed criminals that are worried, but every Nigerian is having sleepless nights over this unacceptable development. At the beginning of the present political dispensation, some State Chief Executives in the Northwest region, like the Zamfara state Governor, Alhaji Bello…

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Retirement of 365 soldiers has nothing to do with Boko Haram, Independent Monitoring Project reveals

A report by the Independent Monitors Project (IMP) has rubbished insinuations that 365 soldiers retired due to low morale in the fight against Boko Haram/ ISWAP terorists.  IMP said after a week-long extensive investigation and assessment of the North-East, it discovered that contrary to speculations, the troops are in high spirits, dedicated and commited to winning the war.  In the report signed by Special Rapporteur, Udo Toby, IMP revealed that a bulk of the soldiers voluntarily disengaged on health grounds while others reached the 35- year statutory age for retirement and had nothing to do with…

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TAIWO AKERELE: VISIONARY MAN WITH POLITICAL POWER.

By Victor Ureshemi Akande Akoko Edo, Edo State. Mr. Taiwo Akerele resigned days ago from the government of his Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. And his story reminds us of the truth in a portion of the Bible in Proverbs 29 verse 2, which says, “when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn”. Since the advent of democracy in Nigeria, Akoko Edo Local Government area which is the largest and oldest local government area has had its fair share of opportunities…

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Boko Haram: The Taming Of A Monster

By Dan Abakpa In September 2014, the Jonathan Presidency served a pyrrhic victory to Nigerians over claims that it has killed Boko Haram’s most vicious leader, Abubakar Shekau. The public statement excited Nigerians, but sadly turned out to be a ruse like previous such claims in July 2009 and another in late June 2013. The then Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told reporters in Abuja that the man posing as Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was his moniker adopted by the sect. He insisted that Shekau had been killed earlier during…

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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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