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May 21, 2018

That Assault on Nigeria via the Senate

The police have recovered the mace that was stolen from the Senate chambers in Abuja on Wednesday by some thugs.

  Thousands of Nigerians went to bed on Wednesday April 18, 2018 with the embarrassing news from Abuja that thugs invaded Nigeria’s Senate chamber while it was in plenary. The shocking news which spread across the country like a harmattan wild fire was viewed by well meaning Nigerians as the height of gangsterism. The invaders, as it was confirmed carted away the Senate symbol of authority-the mace, only for it to be recovered hours later by the police under a bridge in the federal capital city. By the time the day’s night had turned into another night the incident had…

Election Season Blues is here again

  The air is once again getting polluted with the stench of election rhetorics, somersaults, jingoism and dishonesty. It is not as though it is new; it has been our experience ever since elections are held in Nigeria. I recall about three years ago, when two politicians of opposing political parties had a shouting encounter in the presence of a large crowd. One pointed at the other and said “My friend, go home and rig I will go home and rig; whoever outrigs the other wins.” I stood there, pole-axed. I got to thinking, so this rigging affair has become…

2019: APGA is the party to beat in Imo – Ike C. Ibe

  Former speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ike C. Ibe has said that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is the party to beat in the state, come 2019. Hon. Ibe, a governorship aspirant, said the increasing number of politicians decamping from both the ruling party and other political parties to APGA was a clear indication that Imo people have lost confidence in APC and PDP. At the last count, APGA has 15 governorship aspirants. The Obowo-born politician, who stated this during a media chat in Owerri condemned in strong terms NEPOTISM which he alleged is…

Buhari to APC leaders: No shortcuts, congresses, primaries must hold

  President Muhammadu Buhari this week hosted top leaders of the All Progressive Congress, APC at the Presidential villa in Abuja. He spoke on a wide of range of issues concerning the party. According to Buhari, “Now that INEC has come out with the timetable for elections in 2019, the party should prepare itself for congresses at A. Wards, B. Local Governments, C. States and D. Centre. “We should strictly follow the constitution of the Party in undertaking these party elections. We should ensure internal democracy and avoid short cuts and illegal manoeuvres which have characterized the opposition party with…

Why we register underage voters – INEC

  The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed why some underage voters are being registered in some parts of the country. INEC explained that underage voters were registered because the lives of registration officers were been threatened by some members of the community. Featuring on African Independent Television, on Wednesday, INEC’s Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said officials out of fear for their lives and threats by community members register underage voters. The INEC Director noted that the process of registration and voting could never be perfect because its a human endeavour. Osaze-Uzzi said, “I agree…

UPP chieftain decries policy summersault in Imo” – Calls for e-voting in 2019

  After reflecting on the way and manner Governor Rochas Okorocha is running Imo State, especially the recent appointment of a whopping 29 commissioners, a chieftain of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Chris Ejike Uche has described the governor’s action as “flight of reason and policy summersault.” In a Press Release issued in Owerri, Chief Ejike Uche (Dimkpasaa) recalled that earlier in the administration of Governor Okorocha, he reduced the number of ministries from 16 to 13. “The argument then was that there was need to embark on maximum fund reservation. That sounded reasonable then even though recession had…

Imo Guber: Students join clamour for Owerri zone

Imo Guber Students join clamour for Owerri zone

  … Parley Chief Oweaya on the way forward The leadership of Owerri students in tertiary institutions drawn from the three Local governments areas that constitute Owerri Federal Constituency held an interactive session with Chief Christian Oweaya Anukam on Tuesday 28th November 2017, during which they brainstormed on how to realize their burning passion for a governor of Owerri zone extraction come 2019 general elections. Addressing the students, Chief Oweaya (Ideji Umu Owerri) eulogized them for being proactive and politically conscious of the “Egbu Declaration” which is the outcome of the summit of Owerri leaders resolving to produce the next…

Nigerian Army orders personnel to learn Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba before 2019

  The Nigerian Army has directed all its officers and men to immediately commence the learning of the three major Nigerian languages. A statement by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, on Wednesday morning said all personnel are expected to be proficient in Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba by December 2018. Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, said the directive is part of the new language policy by the army. Full text of the statement, signed by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director, Army Public Relations reads. Nigerian Army Introduces New Language Policy For Officers And Soldiers The Nigerian Army has introduced a new…

Owerri leaders resolve to produce governor in 2019

Paschal Dozie

  … Bemoan excision of Ohaji Egbema to Orlu zone It was a spectacular day of reckon on Saturday 11th November, 2017 as apex leaders of Owerri Senatorial Zone, comprising nine LGAs converged at Egbu Owerri  North LGA under the auspices of “Coalition for Owerri Re-awakening,” took their destiny in their own hands resolving to ensure that for equity and justice to prevail in Imo State, the zone should produce the next governor of Imo State come 2019. The summit which was attended by top politicians, captains of industry, Leaders of thought, Academics, legal luminaries and de crème de Ia…

Buhari’s Performance Is Below Average – Cardinal Okogie Explodes

Buhari's Performance Is Below Average - Cardinal Okogie Explodes

Buhari’s Performance Is Below Average, Nigeria Will Be Worse If He Wins 2nd Term – Cardinal Okogie Explodes. Archbishop of the Lagos archdiocese and former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie has weighed in on the overall performance of President Muhammadu Buhari since his first term began in 2015 and he says ‘it’s below average’. PoliticsNGR learnt that Okogie also warned that the country will be worse than it currently is if Buhari should win again in the fast approaching 2019 elections. The cardinal’s statements is coming shortly after former president, Olusegun Obasanjo also criticized…