APC Moves Against South East; Kalu’s Rebellion Threat Unsettles Party

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu This is authoritative. If the South East eventually ends up with any meaningful position in the yet- to-be composed President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term government, it would probably be a direct result of former governor Orji Uzo Kalu’s threat to revolt against the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the floor of the Senate during the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly on June 10.  Should the zone be denied the Deputy Presidency of the Senate, Kalu threatens to break ranks with his party. Kalu,  is a Senator-elect on…

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Rivers: Mr President, Please, Shame Them

By Comfort Obi “A mad person feels no shame. The shame is felt by relations” The above is an Igbo saying. It’s one I take seriously. On a number of times, it has guided me. I think President Muhammadu Buhari should think about this saying as the scary situation in Rivers state unfolds. Going through national newspapers, everyday, these past few weeks, my question has remained the same: Does Mr President know the truth about Rivers? Or, have they been giving him a different story line? The problem in Rivers, a top…

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Senate Presidency: Internal wranglings Within APC May Give PDP An Advantage

By Uche Mbah The All Progressives Congress, APC’s insistence that the Senate President must come from their Party, and that it must have to be Ahmed Lawan has been generating some rancor within the party, with senators with eyes on the pie vowing to fight solo if the Adams Oshiomhole led party will not backtrack. Although efforts are ongoing to reconcile the warring parties, it may hamper the party’s chances if not diplomatically handled. It will be recalled that the APC has settled on Lawan, with the Party Chairman, Adams…

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Ikeja Electric’s Bill Resolution Board of Deceit

By Oji Odu Why does the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IEDC) think that the solution of the problem of its electricity district, and Nigeria’s electricity sector is the formation of an electricity Bill Resolution Board (BRB)? Why does it think that the nations electricity consumers have become so senseless that they will waste their precious times to come and engage in unfruitful arguments so that their crazy bills will be reduced? Why do they think that they are doing Nigerian electricity consumers favour by establishing such board instead of doing…

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Akinlade Hires Adeleke’s Lawyer, Atiku’s Case Begins Today

By Uche Mbah Onyechi Ikpeazi, SAN, the lawyer who handled the case between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, and the APC Candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, at the tribunal, is now in high demand among some political big wigs that need legal representations. Ikpeazu led a team of lawyers to secure victory at the tribunal-a victory for Adeleke over the Osun governorship election case, which tribunal sat in Abuja for security reasons. It is also expected that he and his team will handle the appeal whenever and if…

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Customs: FG Cracks Down On Diplomatic VIPs

By Bayo Bernard The intelligence unit of the Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS has been stressed to the limit as it struggles to apprehend criminals and smuggler who sometimes use various means, including hiding under the cloak of diplomatic immunity to get passage at the border. The situation is not helped by the delay on the part of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, NNRA to approve for use the multi-million dollar scanner donated by European Union, EU to aide seamless clearance of goods at the Seme/ Krake…

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FAAN vs Air Peace: Pilots Leave In Anger, Fidelity Bank Still Backs Air Peace

The Federal Airports Authority, FAAN, has been battling to extricate itself from the ethnic slur being given to the Ground handling company in the way they handled the Air peace landing crisis. Recall that a Boeing 737-300 acquired by Air Peace was denied Landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by FAAN for several hours.  After several hours of wrangling, the Aircraft was allowed to pack at the Cargo terminal instead of the normal parking bay. The visibly angry foreign Pilots who were expected to train the crew on…

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Rivers: Amaechi’s Camp Collapses As Presidency Wades In

Things have fallen apart in the camp of Rotimi Amaechi following revelation by one of his trusted allies that the Minister of Transport plotted to hijack power in the state by crook. The deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC Akpo Bomba Yeeh disclosed this in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital shortly after he decamped to the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP. Yee has also announced his withdrawal from the race. Reacting to the development, Barrister Teni Aduno, a Lagos lawyer said the implication of Yee’s resignation is that…

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Seun, Popular Traffic Officer, Crushed

By Femi Adetunbi At his regular beat at Badore Ajah, Seun, an Inspector of Police, Traffic Section, was usually the cynosure of all eyes. Very popular, Lagosians, including private and commercial vehicle drivers loved him. And so did tricycle (Keke) and motorcycle (Okada) operators. He did his job with passion. He loved it. And for that, everybody loved him. On their own, they extended goodwill to him. But, all that came to an end Tuesday of last week. Inspector Seun lost his life in a very terrible vehicle accident. For…

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Kano: Ganduje Wins Amid Violence, PDP Rejects results

By Uche Mbah After series of reported violence, intimidation of voters and attacks on Journalists and independent observers,, the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, has declared the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi  Ganduje, winner of the Kano governorship elections. The All Progressives Congress, APC had polled a total of 45,876 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP polled 10, 239 votes.  Prior to this, PDP was leading with 1,014,474 votes against the APC’s 987,819 votes. During the supplementary elections, the media was awash with reports of violence and intimidation of voters…

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