WHAT exactly is Godswill Akpabio and his cohorts up to in NDDC?

By ANDREW OSSAI EKE On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the list of nominees into the incoming board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was read on the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Shortly thereafter, and to the utter amazement, shock, incredulity, confusion and indeed disgust of discerning Nigerians, a counter-list of a so-called steering committee for the same NDDC was released to the media. Thus, as if in homage to unbridled rascality in governance, a list of appointees from no less an institution than…

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Opinion: Where are the elders in Midwest.

By Emmanuel Copi Iriogbe The above question has become imperative because having observed events since Muhammadu Buhari took office on May 29,2015 and the drift of the Nigeria state into chaos and anarchy, other regions have come out with position statements by their leaders. It must be emphasized that the Midwest remains the only legal entity since its creation was through a constitutional process, approved by law, plebiscite. The Midwest Federation has been blessed with such noble and respected statesmen such as Anthony Enahoro, Denis Osadebe, Chief Marierie, Chief Festus…

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OPINION: SOUNDS LIKE THE MACHINATIONS OF A VERY SMART AND TACTICAL MACHIAVELLIAN EMPEROR.

By Deji Idowu APC gubernatorial candidate Sanwoolu is an indigene of Ijebu Ife in Ogun State. His running mate is an indigene of ewekoro, also in Ogun state where his father is a king. Both of them are being imposed on Lagos state by Bola Ahmed Tinubu and APC. So no indigene of Lagos state is fit to be the governor or deputy governor. Nothing shows the hypocrisy of the Yoruba race than what is happening in Lagos state. Tinubu himself is from Iragbiji in Osun state. His commissioner for…

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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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