Weah Showers Encomium Super Eagles

By Akinwale Kasali The Liberian President, and former World Footballer of the Year (1995), George Oppong Weah, has heaped praises on the Coach Gernot Rohr tutored team, after humbling the Lone Stars of Liberia 2-1. President Weah, who featured in the 2-1 loss to the Super Eagles, was anticipating his 52nd birthday few weeks short, and Liberia had arranged the friendly to retire the number 14 jersey made famous by Weah. However, fans were in for a shock when, 16 years after his last international appearance, the striker led the…

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Okorcha Wields The Big Stick, Fires 13 Commissioners, SSAs

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to the forthcoming general polls, Governor of Imo State, Rochas Owelle Okorcha, has fired 13 commissioners and his Seniro Special Advisers, SSAs. The sacking tsunami saw the secretary to the state government, George Eche, his chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, deputy chief of staff, Kingsley Uju, and his principal secretary, Paschal Obi. Others affected by the development are Emma Ojinero, Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Commerce, Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri, Information commissioner, Ngozi Njoku, Commissioner for Gender and Social Development. Joy Mbawuike, Commissioner for Market Development, Obinna…

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2019: Who Clinches PDP Presidential Ticket?

By Stephen Ubanna The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BOT, have begun moves to sensitize  the 10 Presidential Aspirants who had paid the party  N22 million party nomination form to contest the party  Presidential primaries on September 30, 2018, on the need for a Consensus Candidate. Walid Jibrin, the party  BOT Chairman confirmed that they had to step in to ensure a crisis free party and forge a common front  for the 2019 general  election. Given the determination of the party  to form the next government , Jibrin,…

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Lagos: As Tinubu is Full of Confidence, He is Wide Open for a Sucker Punch

By Uche Mbah The festering sore between the Lagos state Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, and the Godfather of Lagos, Bola Tinubu has blown into a scandal of unexpected proportions. Although some see it as political gimmick by the grandmaster of political intrigue, that at the end of the day, Ambode will still be the All Progressives Congress, APC flag bearer, it is clear that the whole shenanigan has gone dirty. Tinubu had the same altercations with the current Minister for Power, Babatunde Fashola, for his second term bid. They eventually settled,…

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MTN’s Pathetic Dance

By Oji Odu When Nwanza the little bird dances in the open without fear, it is indeed certain that there are powerful forces secretly beating the drums for it. But when it challenges its god to a fight, will these unseen forces be able to sustain the drumbeats and the tempo? Will they stand and defend Nwanza when the chips are down, or will Nwanza be sacrificed? This is currently the situation as MTN, on Monday, September 10, 2018, sued the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and the Attorney General…

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