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Super Stars and the Pressures of Fame – By Prof. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai

By Prof. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai, Abuja, Nigeria, Feb. 29, 2012 – Superstardom carries the   burden, which afflicts a person’s ego, turning one from brute to man and from man to demi-god.Fame is sweet but it fades away, leaving nostalgic reminiscences of the stage-lights, the genuine and fake smiles, the roving eyes of admirers and the […]

Tribute as Aba receives Odumegwu-Ojukwu

    Anambra reps suspend sitting Enugu declares holiday THE torrent of tributes pouring in for the Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, continued yesterday in Aba, Abia State where the remains of the late Igbo leader laid in state at the Aba Sports Stadium. Meanwhile, the Enugu State government has declared tomorrow a public holiday […]

Delta awaits return of Ibori’s loot (Only to be re-looted)

THE Delta State government is eagerly waiting for the British government to fulfil its promise to return to the people the money and assets it seized from the former governor of the state, James Onanefe Ibori. Ibori had on Monday pleaded before a British court that he was guilty of all the 10-count charge of […]

In Enugu, Police kill their own Chifoo

Policemen shoot dead an Inspector returning from night duty, leaving his family in tears AFTER serving 31 years in the Nigeria Police Force, Clement Onwuegbuta, had slowly and painfully risen to the rank of an Inspector and was head of Surveillance Unit, Uwani Police Division, Enugu, till last Saturday. On that day, as he walked […]

National confab is call for anarchy, says Senate (What are you afraid of?)

    Probes corruption in sports sector WITH a dispiriting verdict that the raging agitation for a Sovereign National Conference (SNC) is an invitation to anarchy, the Senate left no one in doubt yesterday that it would not yield to the  clamour. The Senate, which is riled by the perennial failures of  the  handlers of […]

Gunmen kill ruler, police, Immigration officers

GUNMEN suspected to be members of the Boko Haram yesterday continued their attack and killing of security agents and community leaders in Bauchi, Borno, Plateau and Yobe states. The Federal Government is not however helpless over the situation as it unveiled more measures to check the development. It also announced a three-day national conference on […]

Minister, Ribadu pledge to clean up oil sector rot

Task force inaugurated WE seek new ethics by promoting values that support a new dawn of business conduct in the sector. Those who play by the rules will enjoy the best support and unscrupulous players should know now that the game is over.” With these words, former Chairman, Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu […]

Thrills as Mimiko renders account of stewardship

The people of Ondo State, especially the state’s stakeholders, last Monday were in festive mood as Governor Olusegun Mimiko rendered accounts of his stewardship for the last three years at a Stakeholders Forum in Akure, the state capital. Mimiko, who said he could not afford to let the state down disclosed that one thing that […]

Ibori to face fresh trial in Nigeria –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commsion (EFCC) says embattled former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who is standing trial for money laundering in London Court will still be tried for corruption whenever he returns to Nigeria. This was contained in a statement issued on behalf of the commission by its acting head, Media and […]

Picture:At 3, Obasanjo’s church rolls out the drums

  -SunIt was praises and thanksgiving all the way as members of the Chapel of Christ The Glorious King (CCGK), a church founded by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, celebrated its third anniversary recently. Amid dancing, drumming and singing, the former president was full of praises to God, saying he […]

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