NNPC/IPMAN Distract Nigerians Over Pump Price

By Oji Odu First, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) came up with a gimmick, following the postponement of the 2019 elections to reduce fuel pump price so as to help ease movement of voters to their polling stations. Today, the association is threatening hell and brimstone that they will unilaterally increase petroleum pump price to over the official N145 per litre if the depot owners keep selling to them at a hiked price of N135.50 instead of the N133.28 The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on its…

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CAN of the Winners

By Oji Odu The solidarity visit and congratulatory message by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the polls on February 23, 2019, has elicited mixed reactions among Nigerians, some of who believe that the actions of the body in recent times show that they cannot be the mouthpiece of Christians. Is CAN really the mouthpiece of Christians? Did it have any other option other than congratulate President Buhari after an election that was alleged to have been widely rigged, and electorate intimidated…

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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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Okorocha Not Yet A Senator

  By Oji Odu Thursday, March 14, 2019, the D-Day for the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue the Certificate of Return to winners of the March 9, 2019 Senatorial elections at the International Conference Center, Abuja at the end of the exercise, the out-going governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, whose name was earlier announced as winner of Imo West Senatorial Zone did not receive his Certificate of Return. Will the Owelle still make it as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, bearing in mind the heavy…

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Much Ado About Buhari’s Cabinet of Integrity

  By Oji Odu The recent disclosure by President Muhammadu Buhari that his new cabinet will be comprised of people of integrity, has rather elicited skepticism among not a few Nigerians on what to expect on the ‘Next Level’ promise of the government, bearing in mind what many perceive as failure on the part of those that ran the first four years of his administration. President Buhari disclosed this at a dinner organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youths to celebrate his re-election. He acknowledged the vital…

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Mixed Reactions Trail Buhari’s Second Chance

  By Oji Odu Why has the announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) brought about a situation that can best be described as graveyard silence instead of the loud rejoicing that accompanies such announcement? Why are many Nigerians rather wearing long and gloomy faces? Lamenting to the Magazine, Peter Oladipo, an unemployed father of three said his current ordeal began with the announcement of President Buhari as winner of…

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IPMAN Denies Bogey Reduction of Pump Price

By Oji Odu Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the day many motorists, and generator users expected the new petroleum pump price to take effect, although briefly, nothing happened. From the beginning of Ikorodu Road, Lagos, to Ikorodu town, there is no filling station selling at the new N140 per litre price. Rather, some that had for business purposes earlier reduced their prices to N143 per litre had continued. Truth be told, Nigerians were not surprised by the directive said to have emanated from the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN),…

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AGF’s Desperation for Disqualified APC Candidates

  By Oji Odu Following the upholding of the decision to bar the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in Zamfara state from the 2019 general election by the Court of Appeal, Sokoto, after a Federal High Court in Abuja had overruled the decision of the State High Court sitting in Zamfara, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and justice minister, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the election to field candidates in the exercise in Zamfara state. The High Court had earlier nullified INEC’s…

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2019: Puncturing Violent Election

By Oji Odu Former President Goodluck Jonathan will always be remembered by posterity for making the 2015 general election violent free, even when under pressure not to do so. With 2019 election just days away, calls and pleas have re-echoed for violence free polls. Will there be violence free elections when the gladiators have continued to tear each other with hate speeches, unguided provocative languages and words? Will it be violence free when such words are echoed by both religious and traditional rulers? Will it be free polls when there…

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Last Minute Scramble for PVCs

By Oji Odu Monday, February 11, 2019, the last of the three days  grace to those who have not collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) still with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do so, many eligible voters have like in the last two days thronged  Commission’s offices throughout the nation to do so. Yet, six days to the Presidential poll many are still unable to get them. Have they been disenfranchised? Will the electoral body still do something quickly to allow them exercise their constitutional right to vote?…

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