Senatorial seat: Ndi Okigwe, this time calls for wisdom, by Emeka Ahaneku

Let me begin this discourse with nostalgia about the development affinity of Okigwe and Igbo people of the 1960s where mediocrity and retardation are rejected without any fear or pedestrian considerations. Today, all that has changed, for the worse, as

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Dicks clocks 50, rededicate life to God

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has re-committed his life to the service of God and humanity, stressing that life is only meaningful when it is dedicated to the service of God and mankind. According to him, turning 50

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PDP Chairmanship: No Vacancy for Gulak, Secondus Remains Chairman – Gov. Dickson

Re-elected Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson on Saturday in Yenagoa threw his weight behind the embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, saying he remains the party’s chairman (Secondus). According to him, contrary to the

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Obasanjo’s regime introduced corruption in N/Assembly – Dino Melaye

Says his letter was “a misplacement of anger” The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Otunba Dino Melaye, on Thursday reacted to the letter written by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House

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Buhari’s continued persecution of Nnamdi Kanu and Justice Tsoho’s bail denial: Kanu, a prisoner of conscience – SBCHROs

The Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs), coordinated by Intersociety, and comprising the following ten rights organizations: International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Center

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Opinion: Who wants the Igbos out of Nigeria? By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

There is no doubt about the reality of a renewed and arguably more stringent push for the actualization of the sovereign State of Biafra. The most vocal of which is the one championed by a group known as the Indigenous

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Buhari’s Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws: A Call For Rejection Of All Forms Of Unconstitutional Enactments In Nigeria

Ref: Intersociety.Org/NG/001/01/016/NA/ABJ The Senate President (Senator Bukola Saraki) Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Red Chambers, National Assembly Complex Three-Arms-Zone, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria   The Speaker of the House of Reps (Hon Yakubu Dogara) Green Chambers, National Assembly Complex

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Supreme Court Verdict On Rivers State Governorship Matter & Related Issues: Struggle Continues

(Intersociety Nigeria, 28th January 2016)-The heart of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is filled with joy and encouragement concerning the latest grounded judgment of the Supreme Court with respect to Rivers

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Drama in NITDA as minister insists his crony must take over

There was a mild drama on Tuesday at the National Information Technology Development Agency during the handing over following the suspension of its Director-General, Mr. Peter Jack by the Minister of Communication Technology, Mr. Adebayo Shittu. A source stated that

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Nnamdi Kanu Deserves Humanitarian Bail & Judicial Protection From State Falsehood

By Southeast Based Coalition Of Human Rights Organizations (Onitsha Nigeria, 26th January 2016)-It is the authoritative information of the Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs); comprising International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), Anambra

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Fight against corruption is not selective and Buhari is not on a vengeance mission – SGF

Contrarily to accusations from the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari’s crusade against corruption has been selective, vindictive and without respect to the rule of law, on Tuesday the Secretary to the Government of

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Senator Godswill Akpabio speaks on politics of “stomach infrastructure”

Says the news of PDP’s bigwigs defection to APC was APC’s propaganda, because Akwa Ibom’s PDP is intact   A message from Sen. Godswill Akpabio, the Minority Leader of the Nigerian Senate, aired on Atlantic 104.5fm, Uyo on Sunday, 24th

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Tribute: Madam Bessie Ikpeazu (1928 –2015) By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

“When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying”.- Ralph Waldo Emerson. On Friday January 29, the low and

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OKONJO-IWEALA: A STRONG TRANSPARENCY ADVOCATE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHTER

A RESPONSE TO FEMI FALANA, AN INTEGRITY-CHALLENGED CHARLATAN (ICC)   The malicious attempt by Lagos Lawyer, Femi Falana to mix Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala up in issues that have nothing to do with her in his letter to the International Criminal

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Olisa Metuh gave me $2 million by Nelson Ekujumi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday opened its case with two witnesses against the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, in the charges of money laundering involving the sum of N400m which he

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Vanguard – Thieves ‘re in Buhari’s government – Secondus

Says the handcuffs on PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh was wicked and vindictive   The acting National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has said that some of the 55 Nigerians identified by the Federal

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Nigeria: A Country Without Sound Population & Industrial Census & National Planning In The Past 63 Years

One of the social maladies, if not the worse, bedeviling Nigeria of present socio-political dispensation is lack of sound general census (population and industrial) and national planning. This is compounded by lack of visionary political leadership and statesmanship. To the

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Budget: Buhari’s N800m website and N4bn Aso Rock clinic outrageous – Activist

Says, “Obama’s website cost less than $1m”       Global Reporters – Nigerians trusted Muhammadu Buhari and voted for him as the President of Nigeria, but just eight months after he assumed office, many are now very skeptical as

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Obiano’s Okada restriction law: Security agents fleece N25M from poor cyclists in Anambra says CLO

When the state chief Executive ends up making any rash and harsh political decisions, the masses are bound to suffer while the oppressors are bound to exploit the situation for selfish gains. The above assertion best summarizes the June 1

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Celebrating wickedness by FCC Jones

There is hardly any ordinary Nigerian who is not embittered about the fact that most of those who had at one time or the other occupied public office have used that opportunity to serve themselves, instead of serving Nigerians, and

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Dasukigate: Arrest Jonathan now, Waku tells Buhari

Says it’s unfair to leave ex-president alone while Dasuki is in detention   A foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party and former member of the party’s Board of Trustees, Sena­tor Joseph Waku has implored Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari to sustain

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Bayelsa Assembly: I didn’t step down as Speaker, I’m still in charge – Benson

Embattled Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Konbowei Friday Benson, on Thursday, dismissed reports that he had since stepped down following the judgment of the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, he insisted

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Press Statement: Rivers PDP Uncovers More Missing Funds Under Ibim Semenitari

While the dust generated by the whopping sum of N82m (eighty-two million naira) siphoned by the immediate past government under Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi through his Information Commissioner, Ibim Semenitari, now Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

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Opinion: The tyrant in Abuja by Iyoha John Darlington

The world has lived through great civilizations and civilization itself has had its worst enemies. Man driven by lust for power and personal aggrandizement plays god to others and we have encountered with so many of them through the ages.

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Violent Suppression Of Nonviolent Protests In Nigeria: Buhari Must Heed EU’s Advice – Intersociety

First of all, we congratulate the newly emerged democratic forces and voices in Nigeria; which emergence followed the birth eight months ago of the chained democratic administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Those worthy to mention are the frontline online media

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Obiano plunges Anambra State into fiscal strangulation says CLO

At the thick of the campaigns to the Anambra 2013 governorship elections that brought in Chief Willie Obiano and Dr. Nkem Okeke as governor and deputy governor respectively, one of the qualities which Obiano’s ‘marketers’ brandished to sway the electorates

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“Jan. 15 1966 coup marked the descent of darkness on Nigeria” – Ex Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amechi

Chief Mbazulike Amechi, now in his 80s was among the privileged few who participated in the pre-independence talks and post independent politics. Though his bones may have weakened by age and vagaries of life, but his patriotic zeal has remained

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Opinion: PDP is too corrupt and too sick to lead the opposition

By SKC Ogbonnia It is a common knowledge that any government without credible opposition is open to dictatorship and abuse of power. Recently, there was an array of hope for Nigeria . For all intents and purposes, Nigerians had witnessed

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Unlocking the potentials of Abia

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu   Recent events in Abia demonstrate high capabilities of unlocking the potentialities that abound in the cultural,tourism,hospitality sub-sectors of the state economy, especially Aba, the state’s economic heartbeat. As 2015 was winding up, Aba Sports Club

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FG is punishing us with bailout funds, says Bayelsa Govt

The Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the non-release of the bailout fund of N1.3 billion it requested from the Federal Government to enable it clear the backlog of salaries of local government workers in the state. A

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