ANEBI’S SPECTACULAR TRANSFORMATION AMIDST DAUNTING CHALLENGES AT FFS

BY OMOBA KENNETH AIGBEGBELE According to Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” Code enforcement simply ensures that everyone exercise their ounce of prevention. The name of the Lagos Police Fire Brigade was changed by the legislation in 1964 to the Federal Fire Service (FFS).In 2007, the Federal Government transferred the agency from the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urban Development to the Ministry of Interior and since then the story had never being the same again. Since December 2014, when Engr. Joseph Garba Anebi…

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OPINION: What does Atiku Abubakar want?

By Hope Eghagha Early in 2018 when Mallam Atiku Abubakar began to reference restructuring the nation’s polity as one of his cardinal goals I thought I should take him seriously. As a man from the Niger Delta whose region has been fundamentally shortchanged by the current quasi-federal arrangement I naturally took interest in this core northern leader who had decided to make restructuring a campaign issue. Middle of last year I tried through some of his aides to reach him. No luck. He was either too busy or the aides…

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OPINION: IF I WERE ATIKU. By Victorson Agbenson

I was in Port Harcourt last weekend to witness history as Atiku emerged winner in a tough contest for the PDP ticket. A feeling of nolstalgia engulf me at a point at the Adokie Amasiemaka stadium as my mind drove back into the primary election ahead of the 2011 Presidential election where Atiku challenged Jonathan for the party’s ticket at Eagles Square Abuja. Atiku was greatly demonized by the PDP, he looked like a lepper and nobody cared to listen to him. If not for a few compatriots like Senator…

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OPINION: Independence Without Culture Or Identity?

By Dan Amor Culture is the artistic and other activity of the mind and the works produced by this. It is also a state of high development in art and thought existing in a society and represented at various levels in its members. But culture as a thematic focus in this piece, concerns the particular system of art, thought, custom, beliefs and all the other products of human thought made by a people at a particular time; in short, the way of life and identity of a people. This essay…

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OPINION: Governor Obaseki the extreme hard worker, is human

  *By Crusoe Osagie Our attention has been drawn to a mischievous campaign designed to smear the image of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Governor Obaseki. The disparagers have populated the internet with photographs of the governor when he momentarily succumbed to fatigue after a long flight, preceded by a chaotic itinerary in Edo State before heading to New York for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the United States of America. The idle hands and mischievous minds behind the smear campaign against governor Obaseki are…

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Rule of the lawless.

Rule of the lawless. By Owei Lakemfa. Journalists in the country under the banner of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) poured into the streets of our country on Thursday, August 30, to protest against the unceasing attacks, incarceration and intimidation of journalists by security agencies. The journalists had lived under the infamous State Security (Detention of Persons) Decree 2 of 1984. Under that decree, for fifteen years, journalists and other patriots who questioned military misrule and the privatization of national wealth by the generals and their collaborators, were detained…

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My ‘New Deal’ project is ensure up-to-date payment of journalists’ salaries- Jacob Edi

Comrade Jacob Edi, former chairman, Abuja Council, is running for the office of President,Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in this interview with journalists in Abuja, he disclosed that his topmost priority is to address the issue of non payment of salary to journalists by employers among other issues. EXCERPTS; You want to be NUJ President, what is wrong with the incumbent? Yes I want to be NUJ President. Nothing is physically wrong with him if that is what you mean but quite frankly if you mean as NUJ President then…

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I will do one term if elected–Atiku

Atiku: I Will Do One Term Only, If Elected President in 2019 Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who has officially declared his intention to contest the presidency in 2019 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in this exclusive interview with Olawale Olaleye and Bayo Akinloye lays out his plan to reposition the country to realise its full potential. Atiku speaks on a wide variety of issues, including youth unemployment, the troubled education system, insecurity, and restructuring. Furthermore, for the first time, he committed himself to doing just one…

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NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY UNDER SEIGE:PROSECUTE LAWAL DAURA AND OTHER USURPERS FOR TREASON BY MIKE A.A.OZEKHOME,SAN

NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY UNDER SEIGE:PROSECUTE LAWAL DAURA AND OTHER USURPERS FOR TREASON BY MIKE A.A.OZEKHOME,SAN,OFR,Ph.D CONSTITURIONAL LAWYER AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST The chickens have finally come home to roost.How fast the cookies crumble! The hitherto veiled crude assault on Nigeria’s democracy and democratic ethos has finally been lifted by a desperate,clueless,rudderless and non performing APC government,that has been nothing short of a “one- chance” vehicle of fake and failed promises of “change”.Yes,”change” there has been,but one of negative,retrogressive and anti-people “change” that has not only impoverished and degraded Nigerians,but has actually…

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OPINION: Jonathan ( omonabiese) Good bred

By Charles Novia In March 2015, a couple of days after then-President Jonathan conceded defeat to General Buhari in the Presidential election, my mother called me on the phone. She’s 86 now and was 82 then. She knew I was a steadfast supporter of Jonathan and she felt I was distressed at his loss at the polls. I was. Millions of us who supported him were. There will be stories for another day of how many wept and were inconsolable for days. For me, I was sad. I knew a…

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