Office of the First Lady: The hypocrisy of President Buhari and his wife

By Onyiorah Paschal Chiduluemije   It is a common impression that people who most times appear in public to feign prudish are more often than not extremely lascivious, especially when indoor activities or matters about them are involved. This, at

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The changing narrative of the Aba shoe maker

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu   Between the 80s and the early 90s, the Aba shoe industry witnessed an unprecedented boom. Aba shoes made in the popular Ariaria International Market captured the West African and Central African markets such as Togo

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Biafra: Crush unarmed, non violent protesters and rot in jail locally and internationally – Human rights coalition warns military chiefs

(Onitsha Nigeria, 13th November 2015) – We, the Coalition of Southeast Human Rights Organizations, comprising the Anambra State Branch of Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), Center for Human Rights &

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History Beckons: Open Letter To The Minister Of Justice And Attorney General Of The Federation, By Inibehe Effiong

Dear Sir, Let me begin by congratulating you, Mallam Abubakar Malami, SAN, on your well deserved appointment and inauguration as the Minster of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation by President Muhammadu Buhari. Among the eleven legal practitioners appointed

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Foundation raises alarm over health of IDPs, solicits support of Nigerians, organisations

Stefanos Foundation, a Jos-based NGO has solicited the support of Nigerians and corporate organisations to address the increasing health needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camps scattered across Nigeria and parts of Cameroon. The Programme Coordinator of the foundation,

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Kogi governorship Poll: I didn’t marry a new wife, says Abubakar Audu

A former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu has debunked reports that he has tied the nuptial knot with a legal practitioner and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Mrs. Halima Alfa in a secret

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Removal Of Ibrahim Lamorde, End Of A Decadent Era In EFCC, COHRD

The Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD) has described the removal of Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday November 9, 2015 as the end of a

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Bayelsa: 1000 APC Southern Ijaw youths defect to PDP

About 1000 youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Southern Ijaw in Bayelsa State have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). They were received into the party by the state Governor Seriake Dickson at the banquet hall of

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Online Publishers Association Nigeria (OPAN) sets to formally inaugurate association

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) founded in May 2010 and registered at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is set to be formally inaugurated at 10am prompt on the 26th of November, 2015 at the Protea Hotel, Ikoyi. The

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Ikechukwu Amuka’s certificate forgery and scandal: A case of a lizard with public hairs

The advent of social media has in no small measure helped the cause of socio-political crusade work in Imo State in particular and Nigeria in general. The social media account for over 90% of news and information in this country;

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Understanding the renewed agitation for a Biafran Republic

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones The Biafran struggle is as old as the Nigerian struggle. Long before the actualization of Nigeria’s independence in 1960, the Igbos whose sons formed the fulcrum of the nationalistic struggle had seen and expressed fears over

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Video – Interview: President Buhari has given Nigerians hope – Ambassador Ayoko

Says Boko Haram is on the verge of collapse   “We have a new Nigeria. Nigerians are hopeful that Nigeria is going to be a better place for all of us, a corruption free society, a new Nigeria of hope

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Uche Nwosu: The Valerio Viccei of Imo

Valerio Viccei, an Italian moved to London in 1986 . He was a playboy and serial seducer who came to London in search of a big life and he had found it. “I had a passion for weapons, beautiful women

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Proposed ban of prayers in schools, plans for grazing reserve for Fulani herdsmen throughout Nigeria – CAN reacts

The Christian Association of Nigeria has warned state governments and concerned authorities scheming to stop prayers and assembly devotion in primary and secondary schools across the country to have a rethink because such thoughts were “evil and must not prevail.”

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A Legal Examination Of The Judgment Of The Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal, By Inibehe Effiong

The decision of the Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal delivered on Saturday, 7th November, 2015 has a lot of implications for our electoral jurisprudence. The judgment has laid down a radical, novel and insightful precedent in Nigeria. There is no

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Video: Nigerian 55th Independence Party in Vienna, Austria

African diplomats, Nigerians and their friends celebrated the 55th Nigerian Independence Party at the residence of the Nigerian Ambassador to Austria, His Excellency Ambassador Abel Ayoko.     Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/Globalreporters Follow us on Google + https://plus.google.com/117731974741683419994/posts Join

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Hall Of Infamy Award 2015: Southeast Human Rights Coalition Names DSS As Chief Enemy Of Democracy & Rule Of Law In Nigeria

(Onitsha Nigeria, 7th November 2015) – The Coalition of Southeast Human Rights Organizations operating in the Southeast Nigeria wishes to alert Nigerians and the international community concerning the unconstitutional resurrection of Nigerian State Security Decree 2 of 1984 (Detention of

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Air Force officer, Peter Uzezi in failed N30 million property scandal

Abuja-based legal practitioner, Mr. Princewill Maduka, has petitioned the Chief of Air Staff over a failed N30 million property deal with Group Capt. Peter Uzezi attached to the Nigeria Air Force Base, Minna, Niger State. Maduka pleaded with the CAS

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Alamieyeseigha: Igbinedion leads ‘Class of ’99’ ex-governors to condole Bayelsa

Former governors under the aegis of ‘Class of ’99’ on Thursday in Yengoa, commiserated with the people of Bayelsa State following the death of their colleague and first governor of the state, Chief Diepreye S.P. Alamieyeseigha. They specifically commended Governor

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Journalist cries out over threat to life

An Owerri based journalist, Mr. Kelechi Uzomah, has accused a member of the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Joy Mbawuike of threatening his life. In a statement made available to newsmen in Owerri Tuesday, Uzomah a staff of the

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200 ex-militant endorse Dickson, vow to end kidnapping in Bayelsa

Over 200 ex-freedom fighters under the aegis of Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, (PCDI) have pledged to work with the state government and the security agencies to arrest the trend of kidnapping and other forms of crime in Bayelsa State.

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Alleged fraud in FMC, Owerri: How President Buhari cleared MD, Dr. Angela Uwakwem

Cabals within FMC again mobilizing against Dr. Uwakwem By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones   One day, in the nearest future I shall try to fit into my very crowded writing schedules to tell the intriguing stories that surrounded the leadership tussle

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Dickson Commends President Buhari For Disclosing Nation’s Economic Status

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for disclosing the economic status of the country. He urged Bayelsans to brace up for the harsh financial situation facing the state. Speaking during his charge to the new

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Bayelsa Poll: Ijaw leaders slam Tambuwal, say APC plans to rig election

The Ijaw Leaders Forum (ILF), a body of leaders of thought, has expressed concern over the comments made by Sokoto State governor, Waziri Aminu Tambuwal, during the inauguration of the campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in

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Alleged Interference In Akwa Ibom And Rivers States Governorship Election Tribunals: Let The Truth Be Told

By Inibehe Effiong   The sustained vitriolic attacks and despicable campaign of calumny against the Nigerian judiciary and the presidency over the judgments delivered by the Governorship Election Tribunals of Akwa Ibom and Rivers States by the Peoples Democratic Party

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TB Joshua’s uncanny influence in Tanzania

Within hours of Pastor T.B. Joshua touching down in Tanzania on Tuesday November 3rd 2015, he had met the three most important political figures in the country – John Magufuli, the President-Elect, Jakaya Kikwete, the outgoing President and Edward Lowassa,

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BEYA wants Enugu politicians to accept Onyema’s ministerial appointment

A socio-political group, the Better Enugu Youths Assembly, BEYA, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Mr. Geoffrey Onyema as minister, adding that the appointment has highlighted the seriousness of the President in building a crack team that will afford

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Beyond Otti’s ‘ Abia first’ mantra

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu   The streets of Abia, the God’s Own State erupted in wild jubilation Monday afternoon as the people celebrated the well-deserved victory of their Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in

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Bayelsa Polls: Police averts bloodshed as APC thugs attack Dickson’s convoy

A bloody fight was on Tuesday averted in Bayelsa State as suspected political thugs in the All Progressives Congress, (APC) attacked the campaign convoy of Governor Seriake Dickson. Bayelsa state governorship election has been scheduled for December 5. The incident

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The mystery of Buhari – Amaechi union and the Jonathan connection

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, was born on December 17, 1942. He was at various times Military Administrator of the defunct North Eastern State (now Borno and Yobe states) from July 1975 to February 1976; Federal

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