Okorocha Suffers Setback as Party Denies Uche Nwosu

Uche Nwosu

By Gideon Njoku Uche Nwosu, son-in-law to the out-gone Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, and governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, got the shock of his life when his party denied him on Friday,  May 31, before the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Owerri. He, thus, suffered  a setback. It all started when two lawyers, Chief Okey Ehieze and, Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN, battled for who should represent the  Action Alliance, AA. While Akintola told the Tribunal that he was representing Uche Nwosu and the Action…

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APC: Plot Against Oshiomhole Thickens

By Bayo Bernard For Adams Oshiomhole, the no-nonsense National Chairman of the ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the exalted position has suddenly become a burden. The news that he was embarrassed by the commander of the Brigade of Guards, for occupying the wrong position at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital went viral on Wednesday. Barely 24 hours, after that incident some members of his party are plotting to throw him out of his prime position. Few…

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Ayade Sworn-in for Second Term Amid Cheers

Governor Ayade

……Says He Will be Project Manager Chidiebere Onyemaizu The UJ Esune stadium, Calabar was agog Wednesday May 29, 2019 as Cross River state governor Professor Ben Ayade took oath of office for his second term before thousands of Cross Riverians. At exactly 11.40 am, the re-elected governor, adorning a blue Jean trousser over a ash coloured T-shirt and a bowler hart, was sworn-in by the state’s Chief Judge,Justice Michael  Edem amid thunderous cheers from the ecstatic crowd. His deputy, Professor Ivara Esu had earlier been sworn in. The colourful ceremony…

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I Will Step On Toes, Imo Must Work – Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha

By Gideon Njoku Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Governor, Imo state, says he will step on toes. Speaking at a lecture to mark his inauguration as governor, Ihedioha noted that Imo was in bad shape, but promised he would work with everything in him, along with his team, and Imo people to make the state work.  “Imo must work”, he said. Delivering the Key note address with the theme, “The Problems Confronting Governance In Today’s Nigeria: The Imo Challenge”, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,  Chief Nnia Nwodo, said: Emeka Ihedioha,you are at…

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Imo: Don’t Waste Money, Ignore Chartered Jets, Peter Obi Warns Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state

By Gideon Njoku From former Governor of Anambra state and the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 General elections, His Excellency Peter Obi, came a warning to  new Imo state Governor, His Excellency Emeka Ihedioha. Speaking at a very high profile lecture on May 28 to mark the inauguration of Ihedioha as the governor, Obi, who was the Guest of Honour warned Ihedioha off three things. The first thing, Obi told Ihedioha, is not to imbibe the habit of flying in chartered jets. 99 per cent of Nigerian Governors feel it…

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Don’t Commit That Suicide

By Adewale Kupoluyi The increasing cases of suicide in the nation require paying of closer attention to the problem.  In the last few days, weeks and months, many people, mostly youths and young people have taken their lives prematurely. Not only is the country losing a chunk of its priceless assets, family, friends and well-wishers of suicide victims are thrown into despair and monumental tragedy. At the end, it is the society at large that losses out. A recent report of the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that every 40 seconds,…

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Ihedioha: From the Green Chamber to Douglas House

Emeka Ihedioha, Imo State

By Hon. Victor Afam Ogene When the Imo state electorate chose the Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as their next governor, at the last election, it was a bold statement anchored on an informed judgement. Their action was a clear message that “leadership is a serious business that is sustained by trust and  evaluated by its level of responsibility and responsiveness.” That apparently was the verdict that ensured that the people openly rejected Uche Nwosu, the son in-law of the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, who he had presented as his preferred…

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Posterity Will Judge Me – Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode

Outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, says he has served humanity to his best, and posterity will judge him. Ambode spoke to newsmen shortly after inaugurating the 400-seater Lagos theatre on Friday night in Epe area of the state. The governor, while reviewing his tenure which will end on Tuesday, expressed gratitude to God for giving him the grace to serve humanity and govern Lagos. “This is more of a fulfilling day for me. If there is anything for me to say, it’s that I am fulfilled that…

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May 29: Okorocha Hires Social Media Influencers and Lobbyists to Burnish His Image

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Social media influencers and lobbyists are on the prowl at the behest of out-going Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has allegedly engaged their services to help clean and burnish his image and public perception which have seriously received unmitigated bashing in the last six years of his eight year reign. Worried by the negative perception and unsettling commentaries about him trending in the media, the embattled governor is said to have decided to do everything within his powers to change the narratives before yielding power to…

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Finally, Justice Bulkachawa Has Recused Herself From The Election Tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa

By Uche Mbah The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, appears to have won the first round in his quest to wrestle power from President Muhammadu Buhari. The Chairman of the Court of Appeal has agreed to step down from the case. Counsel to Abubakar, Livy Uzoukwu, SAN had objected to the President of the court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachawa, heading the Tribunal. Uzoukwu alleged that Bulkachawa is not qualified to be part of the tribunal based on clash of interest. Her husband,  he opined, is…

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