Breaking News: Ita, former DG, DSS, loses wife

For Ekpenyong Ita, former Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS, also known as the State Security Services, SSS, life has handed him and his family a poisoned chalice. His lovely and loyal wife of many years, Temitope, inexplicably passed on in the morning of Tuesday, March 12, after a very brief illness. Ita was appointed DG by the Goodluck Jonathan regime, and held the position until President Muhammadu Buhari replaced him. He has since been living a quiet life in Abuja. Details of the cause of death are…

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How the South East Will Grab Senate Presidency

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Three months away from the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, returning and new South East federal lawmakers are engaged in pragmatic bi-partisan efforts to grab either the Speakership of the House of Representatives or, the presidency of the Senate. This Magazine is privy to series of informal meetings and conversations for this purpose. “With 65 APC Senators and PDP’s 37, so far declared, it would be practically impossible for  the opposition party where majority of us come from to produce a Senate President. Had it not…

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As Chibuike Moves On…

By uche Mbah It is a truism that many people only think of death when it is at their doorsteps, when a close relative, colleague and acquaintance passes on. Sometimes we react out of shock, with the realization that there is an element of vanity in life, vanity that makes morbid materialism an empty striving after the wind. The death of Chibuike Osuji, a friend and colleague, has sent those of us at The Source Magazine into reflections on the vanity of Life. When 52 year old Chibuike joined The…

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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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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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Plane Crash: After US Ban, FG Makes U-turn

By Uche Mbah After the US government placed a blanket ban on Boeing 737 Max 8 throughout the entire United States, the Federal Government, in a volte-face, decided to ban the aircraft from the Nigerian Airspace. President Trump, after days of pressure, on Wednesday placed a blanket ban on Boing 737 max 8 from the American airspace, thereby reversing the earlier position that the aircraft will continue to fly pending result of crash investigations. Some 42 countries have banned the aircraft that has been involved in two major mishaps in…

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Kano: Intrigues, As Kwankwaso Forms Elders Forum, Buhari Summons APC Governors

By Uche Mbah Storms appear to be gathering over the proposed March 23 rerun elections in Kano state, where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the elections inconclusive based on the fact that the winning margin with which the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won the election is less than the number of cancelled votes in the state. There have been reactions to the election inconclusive status, with tension building up in the state over the issue. Meanwhile, subtle changes are being made in the electoral and security structure of…

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No Boeing 737 Max 8 Owned By Nigerian Airlines, Says NCAA

By Uche Mbah The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has allayed fears of possible air crash involving the Boeing model following the crash of Ethiopian Airline Flight 302 minutes after take off, killing all passengers on board. As a result of the crash, many countries either grounded their Aircraft pending investigations, or ordered for immediate checks on the Airline.  At least 114 planes have been grounded worldwide, with China leading with 97 planes. The groundings  has posed many administrative and logistic bottlenecks for such airlines, resulting in flight cancellations, loss…

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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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