Okonjo-Iweala: When the prophet is not celebrated at home

By Bade Adebolu   Nigerians are usually excited about changing governments. The incoming administration comes with Nigerians, as usual, having high expectations, only to end up being more disappointed than they were before the administration took off. One recalls the

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Governorship election: APC stands no chance in Bayelsa, says PDP, as Dickson gets certificate of return

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has been tipped for victory ahead of the December 5 governorship election. Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ), Prince Uche Secondus, said this at the party’s secretariat on Tuesday in

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Niger State Accountant General, Deputy Amir Hajj die in Mecca stampede

From Danlami Mohd, Minna   Niger State State was in mourning immediately news filter in from Saudi Arabia that the State Accountant General Alhaji Shehu Kontagora is among those that died in Mecca last week.   Government house source in

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Treachery and betrayal: El-Rufai’s companions

By Mohammed Seidu   Opinion – I will continue to write my expose until someone capable takes heed and takes steps to save our nation from another Macbeth in pious clothing. When it comes to the game of power and

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Electricity: Ndokwa youths vow to shut down Agip oil installations in Delta

Youths drawn from Ndokwa ethnic nationality in Delta State have vowed to shut down Agip Independent Power Plant should the oil firm fail to step down its Independent Power Plant and supply electricity to the three local government areas within

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Excess crude account: Akwa Ibom Assembly approves N10billion loan for Gov. Udom Emmanuel

Funds to be used for capital expenditure – Gov. Udom   By Mfonobong Ukpong Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has acceeded to a N10Billion(Ten Billion Naira) loan request by executive. The loan was approved today (Monday) during plenary. Though

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Perjury: Documents Show INEC Witnesses Lied On Oath At Akwa Ibom Governorship Tribunal

By our reporter Documents has revealed that the Resident Electoral Commissioner and all Electoral Officers in Akwa Ibom State had personal and express notice of the directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the use of Card Readers

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Opinion: Our governor is rewarding thieves

Last week Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State called Imo Civil Servants thieves claiming they are more corrupt than politicians. The statement credited to the governor was reported by the National Gazette newspaper . The governor’s reason for his government’s

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SARAKIGATE: AS JOE-IGBOKWE BECOMES JOE-YORUBAKWE

By Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha   Opinion – The biggest news today in Nigeria is the allegation of false declaration of assets by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. The alleged crime was

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NDDC alleged contract scam: Skyview powertechnologies Ltd, Income Electrix Ltd, Kevtric Nig Ltd, Modev Nig Ltd, AVC Nig Ltd, UIDW Nig Ltd used to siphon money – CCSG

Two South-South legislators figured as arrow heads Group seeks probe of NDDC contracts awarded in the past 5 years Our contracts duly awarded, monitored and executed, says NDDC   A coalition of civil society groups on Friday in Abuja gave

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Niger Delta leaders tell Buhari, Oyegun, others to remove Oshiomhole

By Fidel Njamanze   Top Niger Delta leaders under the aegis of the Niger Delta People’s Movement (NDPM) on Friday, advised Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to shun politics of witch hunting, imposition and urged the leadership of the

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Imo State Ganja weed government (Part 1)

By Kenneth Uwadi   Two months ago the mass of Imo poor and oppressed working people, including pensioners trooped out in thousands to emphatically reject the nonpayment of salaries and pension in the state via street protests and other forms

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Anticorruption war: Standing the test of crime

By Abiodun KOMOLAFE   Opinion – BY sheer providence and People Power, the progressive camp is now at the helm of affairs in Nigeria. May God’s name be praised!   For sixteen years, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ruled Nigeria like a party that was

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Prisoners Cry Out: We’ve Spent Over 9 Years Awaiting Trials in Delta Prison

Prisoners awaiting trial in Kwale Prison in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State are crying for justice as many have been in prison custody for over nine years while awaiting trials for crimes which many say they have

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Bayelsa polls: APC’s primary is a show of shame – PDP

Says contending parties should put their houses in order The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on all the political parties to put their houses in order to avoid a repeat of what happened during the All Progressives Congress (APC)

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Tackling poverty through meaningful and sustainable job creation in Nigeria

By Elder (Dr.) Chukwuma O. Nwaonicha, Agbor, Delta State   Job Creation is the notion that jobs are created in response to some sort of event or situation, for example; great depression – an economic slump (a period of poor

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Opinion: Time to impeach Saraki

By SKC Ogbonnia The election of Muhammadu Buhari on March 28, 2015 came with much hope. The euphoria continued to breeze until June 9, 2015. June 9 was the day Bukola Abubakar Saraki emerged the President of Nigeria’s Senate. Since

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Kogi West: INEC confirms Melaye’s nomination as APC candidate

DSS confirm tampering with INEC sensitive materials   The Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed that Senator Dino Melaye was properly nominated as candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the last National Assembly election in Kogi West Senatorial District.

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Bayelsa APC primary: Alaibe set to dump APC for LP

APC SUMMONS ALAIBE, SYLVA TO ABUJA   Following his defeat at the Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, the party’s governorship aspirant, Time Alaibe, is set to join the Labour Party (LP) to realise his ambition, it was

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Nigerian who died in police custody in Austria, died from cocaine poisoning – Autopsy

Nigerian who died in police custody in Austria, died from cocaine poisoning – Autopsy   Account of how Kingsley died He threatened to commit suicide, and the bruises on his face and swollen lips were as a result of repeated

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Hijacking of electoral process characterizes APC’s primary in Bayelsa as Sylva defeats Alaibe

Vanguard – The Governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Bayelsa State was, yesterday, characterised by confusion,controversy and alleged hijack of the electoral process from the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole-led Electoral Committee.   APC primaries in Bayelsa

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Imo bleeds as Okorocha borrows another N20b, secures loan for 2019 coming governor – Uzoma Ahamefule

‘Rochas Egbule Imo’   All is not well in Imo State right now. Governor Rochas Okorocha who is on borrowing spree in contradiction to his electoral promises has yet again secured another N20 billion-naira loan.   On 4.5.2015 Okorocha sent

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Burkina Faso Military “Coup”: The Time To Get Serious

What happens when an organism stops growing? My guess is that you know the answer, but I do not request yours. If we agree with the “evolutionists” that the main purpose of life is growth, then the extinction of certain

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Roads, gully erosion menace in Akwa Ibom: Assembly assures Uruan people of govt. Intervention

As Idongesit Ituen solicits more support for Udom Emmanuel’s administration By Mfonobong Ukpong The Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Works and Transport, Hon. Idongesit Ituen has Urged the people of Uruan local government area to remain calm as he

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Political Tension In Delta: Tribunal May Upturn Gov. Okowa’s Election, How Deputy Speaker, Osanebi, May Emerge Acting Governor

PDP Vs APC   Indications are rife that Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi, may likely emerge as Acting Governor of Delta State following the possibility of the election petition tribunal trying both Governorship

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Breaking: Bloody clashes in Bayelsa APC primary, Alaibe storms out of venue

The Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary, was on Tuesday turned to a battle field as supporters of two leading governorship aspirants, Timi Alaibe and Timipre Sylva engaged themselves in violent clashes

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Buhari Presidency’s Response To The Trent: Trent Editorial Board Reacts

The attention of our Editorial Board has been drawn to a publication by the Nigerian Presidency on its website (www.statehouse.gov.ng) threatening our President and Executive Editor, Ms. Aziza Uko. The publication titled, President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and El

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Again, Okonjo-Iweala to head two key international positions

*ELECTED CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF GAVI, A $12 BILLION MULTILATERAL PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ON VACCINES *APPOINTED SENIOR ADVISOR, LAZARD INVESTMENT BANK *EX MINISTER THANKS NIGERIANS AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORT Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy,

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Niger Governor’s Wife Advocate More Appointments For Women

From Danlami Mohd, Minna   The wife of the Niger State Governor Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello joined the fray of gender advocates canvassing for appointment of women into political offices in the country. She said this during the National Women Conference organized

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We’ve Adhered To Federal Character Principle in Distributing Federal Jobs – FCSC Chair

The Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Deaconess Joan Ayo, has said that the commission had adhered to the federal character principle in carrying out its constitutional mandate of recruitment, promotion and distribution of vacancies in the federal civil

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