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Abia: Posterity May Find It Very Hard to Forgive Gov. Orji – by Odimegwu Onwumere

By Odimegwu Onwumere / Aba, Imo State / Jan. 15, 2013 – The latest ranting by Governor Theodore Orji’s aides in the media is dishonourable. They have thrown decorum to the dust bin just as their principal has thrown a gemstone such as the position of a governor away and chose to be a gainsayer. […]

Opinion: Igbos cannot produce president with five states

Igbo Vice Presidency 2015: The pathway to Igbo presidency By John Oshimiri (jackoshimiri@aol.com) I hold an alternative view to Senator Emmanuel Onwe’s elegant piece entitled: “Igbos Cannot Produce a President with Five States published on these pages on January 8, 2013. It is my considered verdict, not opinion that a president of Igbo extraction cannot […]

Ondo commissioner slaps Director

Ondo commissioner slaps Director Tuesday, January 15, 2013 advertisement From TUNDE RAHEEM, Akure Ondo State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Nicolas Tofowomo yesterday threw decorum to the wind as he openly slapped a director in the Ministry of Works, Mr M.J Afeniforo severally over a trivial issue. The commissioner was said to have approached the director […]

Why I took N50b bond – Sylva

Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, on Monday said he took N50bn bond to fast-track the state’s infrastructural development. He also stated that contrary to the claims of his successor, Seriake Dickson, he was not instrumental in the N60bn bank debt. Sylva, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Doifie Ola, also said […]

Rehabilitation begins at National Stadium, Abuja

Comprehensive rehabilitation of the main pitch of the National Stadium, Abuja has begun. Work on the stadium began last week, with the contractors who built the stadium Julius Berger Plc, being in charge of the rehabilitation effort. The Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Bolaji Abdullahi, had assured Nigerians in December […]

PDP: Tukur replaces Oyinlola with Onwe

The battle for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party intensified on Monday as President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, tried to outwit the PDP governors and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The National Secretary of the party and former Osun State Goveror, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has become the first major casualty […]

Jonathan, Kufuor set for Obasanjo’s reception

President Goodluck Jonathan, ex-Ghanaian President John Kufuor and some governors are scheduled to attend a civic reception in honour of former President Olusegun Obasanjo following his voluntary retirement from office as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party. The two-day event billed for the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, from January 18 to […]

Six policemen, woman killed in Lagos robberies

At least six policemen were killed in separate robbery incidents in different parts of Lagos over the weekend, PUNCH Metro has learnt. The policemen, it was learnt, were killed during robbery operations. Also, a mother of four, Lateefah Oyinloye, was killed during one of such incidents. It was learnt that the robberies occurred in Ajah, […]

Drop Ejide now, NFF warns Keshi

…As Ejide resumes light training NFF Technical Committee member Austin Elumelu has called for the immediate replacement of injured goalkeeper, Austin Ejide. This is even as the injured goalkeeper has resumed light training ahead of full fitness return for the Nations Cup this weekend. Ejide sustained an injury in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Cape Verde […]

Nigerians in Portugal want access to e-passport facility

The Nigerian Ambassador to Portugal, Mrs Ijeoma Bristol, on Monday said that the absence of an e-passport unit in the embassy was posing challenges to Nigerians in Portugal. Bristol made the announcement at a reception in honour of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru, when he visited Lisbon. “A lot of Nigerians in Portugal […]

Sowore not leaving Kuje Prison quickly, court grants harsh bail conditions

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