Cultural Heritage: Awgu Youths Write Ugwuanyi

By Uche Mbah Reactions has been trailing the decision of Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to destroy some cultural heritage in the fight against herdsmen in the state, with a group, Awgu Youth Council, taking to letter writing to express their grievances. Recall that in the wake of the death of a reverend father in Ihe, Awgu, and subsequent protests by priests, Ugwuanyi has been under pressure to take a non prevaricative stand on the issue of herdsmen in the state. Recently, he had visited Ihe, promising a military base…

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Electric Car: Nigerians Urge UNN To Partner With Innoson

By Uche Mbah A cross section of Nigerians believe that the breakthrough by the Engineering Department of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, can best be harnessed if the University will partner with Innoson Motors, who are already in the process of indigenous manufacturing of  a local brand, the IVM series. It will be recalled that the University, in response to a request by the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDCD), manufactured a 5- seater Electric Car named’ Lion Ozumba 551″ . UNN was one of the Universities mandated…

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Inferno: NNPC Cuts Off Supply To Ijegun Pipeline

By Uche Mbah The fire that engulfed the sleeping community of Ijegun, Igando area of Lagos may have been contained when the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, appealed to the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation, NNPC, to cut off fuel supply to the pipelines that was carrying the inferno. Recall that the Ijegun area was engulfed by fire in the early hours of Thursday when there was a pipeline explosion due to the activities of oil bunkerers. Bunkerrs were scooping fuel from the pipeline and carting away in tankers. On…

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Ruga: South east, Others Reject Settlement, Cry Fulanisation Plot

By Uche Mbah All South east Governors, Governor Ortom of Benue state, Darius Ishiaku of Taraba state, and the Ondo state Governor have sworn that they will not allow the federal government to establish Ruga Cattle ranches in their states, saying that it is the first step to Fulanization. The immediate past Minister for agriculture, Audu Ogbe, had informed the Nation of President Buhari’s approval of the Ruga settlements of Fulani in all states of the Federation, with the pilot scheme in 21 states. This was just before the winding…

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Lagos: Federal Government Properties, Monuments Wasting Away-Investigations

By Uche Mbah Federal government buildings and historical monuments in Lagos have been left to rot with age and disuse, and mostly have become abodes for the homeless and miscreants, apart from reptiles and rodents. Where they are partly put to use, Chinese companies hire maybe just a floor-or parts thereof-at giveaway rents. Buildings like NECOM building, the National Theater and others have become symbols of the waste culture by successive governments. Once, the monument-NECOM- was gutted by fire, but after that, nobody appeared to be interested anymore. Indications are…

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Solid Minerals Minning: Proceeds May Have been Going Into Private Pockets

The Zamfara Killings may have opened up a Pandora’s Box of strange doings in the Northern part of the Country, where illegal Mining has been taking place for ages with nothing coming out of it for the common good. And Zamfara is not alone in the natural endowment in solid minerals Millions of Metric tones of Solid Minerals are to be found, not only in the North, but also in the southern part  of the country. For example, apart from Gold found in Zamfara, it is also found in very…

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Access Bank Sets Davido Against Tiwa Savage At BAFEST

By Bayo Bernard Eko Atlantic, Nigeria’s sprawling city on the ocean will next Monday witness the biggest entertainment event ever in the country with A-list sensational artist DAVIDO performing live alongside Tiwa Savage in the 2018 edition of Born in Africa Festival, BAFEST. The one day event is sponsored by the Herbert Wigwe-led Access Bank Plc, Nigeria’s top entertainment promoter. Other stage wizards like Awilo Longomba, Sho Madjozi, Olamide, Timaya, Kizz Daniel, Yemi Alade, Falz, Dbanj, Burna Boy, Flavour have been confirmed to perform. According to the organizer, the festival…

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FG Begins Reconstruction of Oshodi-Apapa Highway

By UcheNwosisi The Federal Government, last Saturday, November 17, 2018 flags off the reconstruction of Apapa-Oshodi expressway, the 32km road linking the Apapa ports to other part of Lagos is a major route for trucks and tankers evacuating cargo from the Tin Can and Apapa Port complexes to other states. The reconstruction work which would be handled by AG Dangote, on a special tax waiver arrangement with the federal government. The construction will be different from the one in the past because it now includes a rigid pavement rather than…

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Lagos Attacks the StateTraffic Demon

By Oji Odu Monday, October 29, 2018, Lagosians are seen stranded at the bus stops waiting for vehicles to take them to their destinations. Unfortunately, most of these vehicles are off the roads. Reason? The Lagos State government has, again, embarked on sanitising Lagos roads, a decision that has become a yearly ritual. This is because the lawless traffic situation returns no sooner the operation ends. Will this year’s own which kick-starts today be any different? Will it mark the beginning of a new sanitised Lagos traffic system? The Lagos…

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A Port Harcourt High Court Jails Shell MD, Shell Appeals

By Uche Mbah A Port Harcourt High Court presided over by Justice George Omeriji has sentenced Shell MD, Osagie Osunbor, Head, Legal, Nike Oyinola; and Deputy Country head, Legal and Managing Counsel, Litigation, Keibe Atemie, to three months imprisonment with hard labour. He has directed law enforcement agents to arrest them and send them to prison for contempt of court. But Shell Petroleum Development Company, (SPDC), immediately challenged the order while insisting that they have tremendous respect for the Nigerian legal system. As far as they are concerned, there is…

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