Betty: A Woman of Steel

By Comfort Obi Even though we are from the same state and zone, Imo, Owerri, I first met Ondo state First Lady, Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu on the pages of newspapers before I met her physically this other day in Akure. Let me also disclose that we attended the same secondary school – Egbu Girls, in Owerri North LGA – but I didn’t quite take note. I was her junior, and you know, at the time, junior students held their senior students very much in awe. But our paths crossed on…

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FCMB Rewards 2,576 Customers with Millions, Gifts in Millionaire Promo Season 5

A total of 2,576 customers of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) have won millions and various gifts at the end of the Bank’s reward scheme tagged ‘’FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 5’’. The promo, designed to reward and empower customers, ran from March to October this year with four regional and zonal draws, including the grand finale, on November 28, 2018. Of the 2,576 winners, 16 lucky customers won cash ranging from N1million to N2million, while the remaining 2,560 were rewarded with LED televisions, generating sets, decoders, tablets and smart phones.…

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Campaigns At Low Key, Sparks Fear of Inconclusive Election

By Uche Mbah By now, it is expected that the polity will be charged with electrifying campaign gatherings  public debates, but unfortunately, there has been lackluster activities in the political scene. True, the President was in Kano for political rally, but this was occasioned by the need to shore up confidence in the presidency after the barrage of criticisms President Buhari has faced due to the recent massacre of Nigerian soldiers by the Boko Haram terrorist group. After a barrage of criticisms, the President was forced to invite Security Chiefs…

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Defection: Why Okorocha’s Courage Failed Him; May Face APC’s Hammer

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Source has learnt that fear of slipping into oblivion politically rather than the desire to stay and ensure president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Imo state nay the entire South east in the February 16,2018 presidential election played huge part in Governor Rocha’s Okorocha’s decision to stay back in the All Progressives Congress, APC while his preferred successor and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu moved to the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP to actualise his  governorship ambition following APC and INEC’s refusal to recognise him as the party’s governorship candidate…

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Atiku turbaned in Adamawa without South east Governors

By Uche Mbah Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was earlier this week turbaned as the Wazirin Adamawa, in Yola, Adamawa state. The occasion attracted the Creme de la Creme of the party hierarchy, but surprisingly, no South east governor was in Attendance. Prominent among the attendees were two former Presidents, Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, a former Vice President, Namadi Sambo; the Party Chairman Uche Secondus and some governors. The absence of South east  governors was not unexpected. Within the same period, the governors,…

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Mourinho Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali Following the abysmal display of the Manchester United players over the weekend against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford during the 0-0 draw against the London Club in the Barclays English Premier League match, coach of the team, Jose Mourinho has told the players to stay back at their respective homes if they are unable to withstand the pressure the Manchester club is facing at the moment. Mourinho said the words is directed at the underachieving players to “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to…

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Buhari Cancels Casual Leave To Honour Boko Haram Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his planned five-day “casual leave’’ as a mark of respect for victims of Boko Haram attacks across the battlefields in the Northeast zone of the country. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President had planned to spend the casual leave at his home country, Daura, Katsina State from November 27 to December 2. The president, according to NAN, had earlier cancelled his official trip to Benin City, Edo, where he was initially billed to inaugurate the Edo-Azura Power Plant and grace the Chief of Army Staff Annual…

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Okorocha Pledges Allegiance To APC

By Akinwale Kasali Imo State Governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha has said that he is still an active member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and he remains unshakable in his quest to lead the party to victory come 2019. Okorocha made this known at the Government House, Owerri, during a media parley. He also stressed that the candidate of the party in the state for the 2019 gubernatorial poll, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, remained the best candidate for the election in the state. The outspoken governor said that national chairman…

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Customs: Seme Controller Gets A Respite

By Bayo Bernard Comptroller Muhammed Uba Garba of the Seme Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS has unknowingly saved himself from the wrath of decision makers at customs headquarters in Abuja and what would have turned out his redeployment from the command, few months after he took charge. Last week, the command announced the seizures worth millions of naira have and arrest of some notorious smugglers . The comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali had in August this year effected a minor shake up leading to the…

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How Churches Are Killing Women – Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu

Ondo state First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, talks about how some Churches are sending women to their early graves, her pride in the Yoruba culture, the girl-child, womanhood and, being an Igbo daughter. Excerpts: Your Excellency, tell us about yourself I’m from Emeabiam in the Owerri West Local Government of Imo state. My parents were teachers, but my mother at a point in time, left teaching and faced trading. I grew up in the rural areas. In those days, teachers were looked upon as number one citizens in every village. Many parents…

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