Dickson makes history in new cabinet, appoints APC chieftains special advisers

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday, constituted a 14-member State Executive Council and made history by bringing on board chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) as part of 20 Special Advisers to consolidate on the achievements of

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Dangers Of Fulani Janjaweed In Nigeria

Why State Political & Security Actors Must Tread With Caution & Learn From Darfur & Rwandan Human Disasters (Onitsha Nigeria, 12th of April 2016)-The Janjaweed are a militia that operates in Darfur, Western Sudan, and Eastern Chad. Using the United

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Rivers State: INEC allocated votes to PDP, says Rivers’ APC, insists on fresh rerun elections

After a careful study of the facts on ground, the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come out to declare that what took place in the State on March 19 was not the expected rerun State

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Adams Oshiomhole is a man of double standard and a liar – Agbomhere, APC’s governorship aspirant

Visits Iyase of Benin Kingdom Threatens to probe Oshiomhole if he becomes governor   Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has been accused of having manipulated proceedings leading to the upcoming APC’s governorship primaries in the state in favour of his

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IPOB Press Release: Nigerian Defence Headquarters and Their Deceits

On Monday, the 21st of March 2016, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters represented by General Abayomi Olonisakin inaugurated what it called a 12-man committee on human rights. It is not clear if the Defence Headquarters is acting based on Section-5(1) CAP

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UTME: House of Reps. makes u-turn, backs computer-based test

The House committee on Basic Education on Wednesday in Abuja threw its weight behind the Computer Based Test (CBT) saying the electronic test was in tandem with global dictates to sanitize the education system   The Chairman House Committee on Basic education, Zamari

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Group condemns illegal detention of Oronsaye by EFCC, demands his immediate release

A Coalition of Human Rights groups under the aegis of Human Rights Defense Network in Nigeria has condemned what it described as continued illegal detention of former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Steve Oronsaye by the Economic and

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Anambra Central Senatorial Rerun: Why INEC Insists APC, PDP May Not Take Part

APGA and Chief Victor Umeh’s camp in celebration mood APC warns REC to stop impunity   As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) clarifies reasons for its insistence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) would

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Council tenure extension: APC lambasts Obiano, State Assembly, wants FG to stop allocation

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state has expressed disappointment over the non-conduct council elections which became due last month, by the state government led by Chief Willie Obiano.   APC therefore called on

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S’Court judgments: Era of manipulating judiciary for election victory is over – Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Tuesday said that the era of deceiving the Judiciary to get judgments and electoral victory through the backdoor was over in Nigeria. He premised this optimism on the Supreme Court ruling on the

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NITDA: Buhari should caution Shittu, reinstate Jack – Group

A civil rights organisation, Centre for Leadership Network Initiative, on Wednesday in Abuja advised President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Minister of Communications Technology, Mr. Adebayo Shittu and reverse the suspension of the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development

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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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Fraud: Ibim Semenitari in Want of Accountability Straws For N82 million

Press Statement The explanation of the former Commissioner for Information and Communications in the Rotimi Amaechi administration in Rivers State embodied in a press statement entitled “Rivers State Government and the song and dance about N82 Million “dinner”, in respect

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African reinsurers lose billions of dollars to foreigners

By Odimegwu Onwumere “Business will be smaller without reinsurance in Africa, because the perils preserved will only be roofed by the capital of the insurance companies, but reinsurance comes to supplement the capacity to undertake probability,” said the Group Managing

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Ebonyi workers to receive salaries Jan 15

By Dr. Mcdonald Onu   In keeping with his promise to accord priority to the welfare of workers, the Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, has assured workers that their January salaries would be paid on the 15th. Umahi gave

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OKIGWE SENATE RE-RUN: IGBO ELDERS BEGS NDI OKIGWE TO DELIVER APC

By Emeka Ahaneku The Igbo elders council, has admonished Okigwe zonal electorates to support Igbo progress and the reawakening agenda being initiated by Igbo elders, to address the seeming marginalization of Ndi Igbo, in the present democratic setting, by abiding

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Umahi kick starts N1.2bn Water Project, rural electrification

By Dr. Mcdonald Onu The Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has flagged off the construction of the Ivo Water Project estimated to cost over N1.2bn. Speaking at the ceremony in Amagu Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area, Umahi disclosed

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Exposing Police Robbery On Southeast Roads: How IGP Arase Illicitly Pocketed N1.03Billion In 60 Days Using Pro Biafran Protests As A Cover

(Intersociety, Onitsha Nigeria, 22nd December 2015)-The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) had on 11th December 2011 released a report of its national investigation of the Police Roadblock Extortion across the country particularly

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Phantom Treasonable Felony Accusation Against Citizen Nnamdi Kanu: A Height Of Presidential Recklessness & Mockery Of The Rule Of Law In Nigeria

The rule of law and the constitutionalism have finally been nailed to the coffin in Nigeria by President Mohammadu Buhari. Throughout the history of democracy, rule of law and constitutionalism in the country; be they parliamentary or presidential; Nigeria had

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Opinion: No finishing school for Oshiomhole, by Uwa Eghomeka

I have read, first with discomfort, and then with something akin to horror, the words that have been attributed to my dear governor, Adams Oshiomhole. I call him “my dear governor” for two reasons; first, I am indigene of the

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Onitsha Killings: Facts & Pictures Of Unarmed Protesters Murdered & Maimed By IGP Solomon Arase & Major Gen Tukur Buratai

By Southeast Based Coalition Of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs)   “I maintain that protest is an important democratic component of freedom of expression and freedom to assemble. Protest is an inalienable right of the human person. It starts from the

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Biafra on my mind

By Chido Onumah   I am a child of Biafra. I was born on the eve of that avoidable and internecine civil war. My father fought in that war on the side of Biafra. I have sat through many hours

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Rivers’ APC Tasks Niger Delta Ministers, Draws Attention To Areas Of Urgent Need

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has challenged Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani Uguru, and his Minister of State, Cladius Omoleye Daramola, to become agents of change who would turn around the fortunes of the

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Revisiting Misleading Remarks About Biafra Agitations, By Paschal Chiduluemije Onyiorah

Opinion – Ever since the recently renewed struggle for the realization of the sovereign state of Biafra began, a lot of misleading and silly remarks and misinformation have flooded and continued to be peddled around the Nigerian political space about

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Ekwunife, Oduah, Dozie Nwankwo storm Appeal Court as panels receive final briefs, addresses

From Awka – Senators Uche Ekwunife and Stella Oduah, both of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday stormed the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu for the submission of their final briefs/addresses in the on-going appeal tussle by their respective

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MASSOB, IPOB protest turns bloody. 4 killed, 30 injured, Mosque, vehicles burnt

Markets, movement remained paralyzed   From Awka  – The planned combined protest/demonstration against the continued detention of the leaders of the pro-Biafra agitators, – Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Bejamin Onwuka of Biafra Zionist Movement

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Bayelsa Polls: APC planning to arrest PDP members – Dickson campaign group

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Tuesday raised alarm over alleged plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to implicate and arrest some of its members with strong and influential electoral support base a day before the

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Intersociety, Anambra CLO, FJEDHR & Electricity Consumers Forums Rise Against EEDC In Southeast Nigeria

(Onitsha, Southeast Nigeria, 27th November 2015)-The leaderships of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, led by Emeka Umeagbalasi; Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization, led by Comrade Aloysius Attah; Forum for Justice, Equity &

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Out of sync and out of step: A governing party, its change mantra and the threat of consolidation of a rotten past

By Jaye Gaskia   It will be six months exactly by the 29th of November since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari [PMB], and with it the ascension to power of the new ruling party and self-styled ‘Governing Party’, the

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Alarm: Assassination attempt on Senator Ekweremadu

From Mr. Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu’s special adviser on media   The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, escaped suspected assassination attempt, Tuesday (17.11.2015). The attempt occurred at about 10:00am between Apo Flyover and Dantata Construction Company’s yard, close

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