SB Abubakar: A Harvest of Firsts, Built on a Solid Vision

By Emma Agu One of the paradoxes of the current fixation with partisan political debates and controversies is the tendency to lose sight of some sublime and era-defining achievements, taking place across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Time and again, ‘ordinary’ people, led by men and women, with uncommon vision, are busy doing great things that not only impact on the present but hold the key to unlocking the future greatness of the societies in which they live. These leaders are the dreamers. To them, once placed in a position…

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Imo: The Emperor’s Long Goodbye

By Comfort Obi The rising sun has finally pushed the darkness back. Initially, nobody believed it for, the darkness was extremely thick. But as the reality sank, the drums rolled out. And the people rolled in an unadulterated excitement. Phones rang. Text messages stretched from Imo to all parts of the world where Imolites reside. The messages were the same.  Victory, at last, they proclaimed. Don’t blame them. It seemed the victory would never come; That Imolites have been condemned to a very long haul of gnashing of teeth. The…

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Ihedioha’s Victory Excites Imolites; Shatters Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu For Imo state governor,  Rochas Okorocha, and his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, it was a night of the long knives. For, on that night, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, beat other contestants in the Imo governorship election to make history as the first  governor to emerge from the Owerri zone of the state,  in 26 years, after the short-lived tenure of the late Evan Enwerem. Enwerem left office in 1993 following the late General  Ibrahim Abacha’s coup which sacked…

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lmo: Finally, The Emperor Goes – Comfort Obi

The drums are out. The beatings are wild. The rhythm too. And so are the dancers. The feeling is indescribable. At last, Imo is freeeeee! The placenta is out and buried. The ugly placenta bent on destroying both the baby and the womb. The freedom was planted by many. Men, Women, the old, the young, all resolved to give birth to a new healthy baby. And it found a courageous womb in Emeka Ihedioha – a dogged fighter. The labour was long. Anxiety boiled over. But our trust in God…

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Imo: Defeat Confronts Okorocha 

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu With the the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives,The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha maintaining a  lead in the Imo governorship election conducted on Saturday,  March 9, The Source’s findings in the state indicate that out-going  governor, Rochas Okorocha, who is supporting his Son in law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him has resorted to high stakes political manoeuvre to slow down Ihedioha’s projected victory. The plan is two-pronged: To either orchestrate a rigging spree in local government areas where results have not been announced yet to…

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Electoral materials hijacked in Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River has confirmed the hijack of electoral materials in four local government areas of the state. The areas are Abi, Bakassi, Obubra and Etung. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Frankland Briyai, confirmed the development shortly after monitoring the voting process at some polling units in Calabar Municipality and Calabar South. He said that report of hijack at Yakurr Local Government Area of the state was yet to be confirmed, noting that the commission would record zero scores in…

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I Am Embarrassed For The South-South

By Comfort Obi As I watched the pictures which accompanied a news story on Channels Television, Tuesday, March 5. I shook my head, more in anger than of pity. There they were, dozens of people, natives of Abonnema, Rivers state, their luggages on their heads, the little they could manage to pack, leaving their homes in droves. They were running away, headed to wherever, fearing for their lives. They would become refugees till whenever. Their Traditional Ruler, HRH Disrael Bob-Manuel, very worried, has appealed to them to come back; that…

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Imo: Uche Nwosu May Stand Down

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu More trouble is in the offing for the embattled outgoing governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, if feelers from the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC are anything to go by. Multiple sources close to the party hint on an outright expulsion of the governor before the March 9 governorship election. Recall that the APC’s National Working Committees, NWC, led by its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole,  at its meeting on March 1, suspended both Okorocha and the Ogun state governor,  Ibukunle Amosun, over alleged anti-party activities.…

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Court Will Overturn Buhari’s Victory – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has expressed confidence that the court would overturn the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. He, therefore, warned that nobody would stop the party from contesting the outcome of the Feb. 23 Presidential Election in the court. Secondus told journalists on Friday in Abuja that the party believed that justice would be done at the court. “We will go to court. Nobody will stop us from going to court and bring out all of the facts both the international…

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