Breaking News: Chiji Collins Is Imo Speaker

Imo State Houseof Assembly

By Gideon Njoku The Imo State House of Assembly, in the early afternoon of today, confirmed our story of yesterday, by electing Hon Chiji Collins, as the Speaker. The Assembly, was this morning, inaugurated by Governor Emeka Ihedioha. Collins, from Okigwe zone of the state, defected from APGA to the PDP. He was elected unopposed. Details, later.

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Airforce Chopper Crash-lands In Katsina

By Uche Mbah The Nigerian Air force has confirmed the crash of a Nigerian Air force helicopter in Katsina state, saying it crashed in the process of landing while returning from action against bandits in the North West Theater of Operation Hadaran Daji. The Nigerian Airforce, NAF’s spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said that investigations are ongoing into the cause of the crash. Reports indicate that the helicopter crashed moments before landing at the Katsina airbase. The Pilots are said to have exited from the aircraft before it  burst into…

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Mixed Feelings, As Buhari Names Abandoned Stadium After Abiola

By Uche Mbah Palpable controversy arose over the decision of President Buhari to name the National Stadium Abuja after the late business mogul, Moshood Abiola, as part of the activities to mark the newly minted democracy day. Abiola was the widely acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 elections, annulled by former maximum ruler, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari has, in a ceremony boycotted by former Nigerian leaders-Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Ernest Shonekan-announced the renaming the stadium after Abiola. The Stadium has not been used for years…

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