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Press Release: Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to deliver 6th Annual Oputa Lecture at York University in Toronto

by ADMIN on Apr 5, 2012 • 10:50 AM 3 Comments The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu is scheduled to deliver the 6th Annual Oputa Lecture on Governance in Africa, an annual lecture series organised by the York University, Toronto, Canada. According to information made available to IMO STATE BLOG by his Special Adviser […]

FIRS boss, Omoigui-Okauru, steps down

Following alleged  controversy over tenure renewal, chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, has stepped down from office. Omoigui-Okauru’s sudden exit is said to be contrary to  the FIRS Act 2007. Going by the Act, Omoigui-Okauru would have vacated office on May 3, 2013, based on her appointment by the late […]

Court strikes out suit against Calabar Monarch

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Calabar A State High Court sitting in Calabar and presided over by Justice Obojor Ogar has struck out the suit challenging the selection of the paramount ruler of Calabar South Local Government of Cross River State, His Majesty Muri Munene Effiong Okokon Mbukpa. Four Kingmakers from the six ancestral clans of Efut nation […]

WAWA Nigeria urges support for regional women intergration

The head of WAWA Nigeria and founder of Women Care Association of Nigeria (WOCAN), Mrs Beatrice O. Ubeku, has thanked all members of the regional governing body and other members of the group for the recently concluded annual meeting. Ubeku who is the the chairman of the Board in Nigeria reiterated her commitment to the […]

Infidel Kabiru Sokoto’s wife delivers baby in police cell

Wife of the  alleged mastermind of the Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, Kabiru Abubakar Dikko, alias Kabiru Sokoto, has delivered a baby boy in a police cell where she is being detained. The wife of the Boko Haram henchman was arrested by the police after her husband escaped from […]

Malian coup leaders give up power – Northern Rebels declared independence, form new country called Azawad

Malian junta leader, Captain Amadou Sanogo, makes a declaration at the Kati military camp near Bamako on April 1, 2012. Mali’s coup leader, Captain Amadou Sanogo, announced the reinstatement of the constitution and state institutions Sunday, and promised broad consultation on a political transition. “We make the solemn commitment to restore, from this day, the […]

Malawi loses 78 year-old president, Bingu Wa Mutharika

– Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after a heart attack, medical and government sources said on Friday. The 78-year-old was rushed to a Lilongwe hospital on Friday after collapsing but was dead on arrival, the sources said. On Thursday, Mutharika was “very critical” after a heart attack and was being flown to South […]

Okonjo-Iweala Quest to Lead World Bank: Politics Over Qualification – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu | NNP | April 6, 2012 – It will be simply splendid! Splendid indeed  to have a Nigerian woman become the president of the World Bank.  Three frontline nations and economic powerhouse in Africa – South Africa, Angola and of course Nigeria have endorsed her for this important post. Nigeria has even […]

President Obama and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – By Dr. John E. Oshodi

By John E. Oshodi  | Abuja  | Nigeria | April 6, 2012  – President Obama, view Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, through your own lens Mr. President, throughout your life you have always believed that ‘may the best win’ and with this philosophy the world believed in you, and today as the President of the free world, you remain […]

The Marginalized Niger Delta and Their (Last) Chance – By Philip Akpoviri

By Philip Akpoviri  | NNP  | April 6, 2012 – Has anyone ever imagined how much of an Eldorado the South-Western region of Nigeria would have become if the vast reserves of hydrocarbons situate in the Niger Delta were largely domiciled in that region? Probably that part would have been at par with today’s eye-catching […]

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