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Press Release: The Days of Abacha Are Here – Breakaway PDP

13-09-13 PRESS RELEASE            The Days of Abacha Are Here Again With Us – Breakaway PDP It started like a joke. After the State Governors elected their leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, in a vote of 19 to 16, defeating Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau State to retain his position as Chairman […]

Jonathan’s Secret Plot Against Tukur – By Obiaruko Ndukwe

By Obiaruko Ndukwe  | NNP | Sept. 13, 2013 – The battle of wits in d Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which culminated to the polarization of the Party during its Special Convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja may take a new turn going by revelations made to AGOGO NEWS by a source close to […]

Looking Beyond the Politics of Deportation – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | Sept. 13, 2013 -Recently, Nigerians were riveted by the controversy over the deportation of Igbo destitute to Anambara State by the Lagos State government. The governor of Anambara, Peter Obi,vociferously denounced Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State for that rounding up, transporting and dumping of Igbo destitute at […]

Canada’s romance with Nollywood at Toronto International Film Festival

  -Punch The 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival may be one of the most memorable Nigerian film practitioners have been part of. This is not just because Half of a Yellow Sun, a film adapted from Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie’s novel that goes by the same title, was premiered there on Sunday. Perhaps more important is […]

Two Foreign Journalists Held In Rivers State

By SaharaReporters, New York SaharaReporters has learned that John Vidal, a correspondent with The Guardian newspaper in London, has been arrested by overzealous local police men in Eleme, Rivers State. Sources said he was seized along with his photographer, who was identified simply as Noah. Both British nationals were said to have been taking pictures […]

FIFA fines Kenya for attack on Eagles in World Cup qualifier

  -Punch FIFA has slapped a $5,370 fine on Kenya for the improper conduct of fans during the 2014 World Cup Group F qualifier return leg match against Nigeria in Nairobi on June 5, reports in Kenya say. In a letter to Football Kenya Federation, FIFA stated that the federation was liable for the improper […]

APC ask Fashola to lobby ‘rebel’ governors

  -Punch The leadership of the All Progressive Congress has directed its governors to enter into talks with their aggrieved counterparts in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The 11 APC governors, including Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, it was gathered, had been asked to use their contact and speak with the governors on the […]

Outrage greets FG’s alleged order for N682m iPhones

A report in a British newspaper alleging that the Federal Government placed order for 53 customised gold iPhones, ahead of the 53rd independence anniversary, has sparked outrage on the social media. The Independent reported on Wednesday that the FG ordered the iPhones said to be worth N682m from a luxury products company, Gold and Co. The […]

Opinion: PDP crisis, a citizen’s perspective

The fully unravelling Peoples Democratic Party represents two unwholesome legacies of prolonged military rule; namely, the politics of violent subjugation in which dissent and treason are synonymous; and the politics of what Chinua Achebe called “the juicy morsel”, which speaks to a terrain in which state power is viewed cynically as a loot sharing instrument […]

Na’Abba, Turaki, others, may replace sacked ministers (Let the recycling begin)

-Punch President Goodluck Jonathan’s strategists and close associates  have begun pushing for the appointment of grass-roots politicians to replace the nine  sacked ministers. The  PUNCH gathered in Abuja  on Thursday that the strategists and aides believe that  states, whose governors are considered hostile to Jonathan  should produce persons who are politically astute and brave enough to […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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