Enugu Airport: FG, Enugu State May Reach Rapprochement

Hadi Sirika

By Uche Mbah The threat of closing down Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu may be put on hold going by ongoing discussions between the State government and Ministry of Aviation. Recall that the Ministry has threatened to downgrade and close down the Airport due to Security issues raised by the Ministry. These included incessant bird strikes, bad runway, a market nearby, the Enugu Free trade zone and other issues. But Enugu state government rose from an emergency State Executive Council, SEC meeting and immediately ordered the relocation of the Emene…

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Buhari in Trouble Over House of Reps Speakership

Muhammadu Buhari

By Gideon Njoku Strong feelers from Abuja indicate that President Muhammadu  Buhari is at crossroads over who to back for the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Until now, it had been taken for granted that Mr President was backing the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila for the high profile office, especially,  as his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, had endorsed him as the incoming Speaker, and also endorsed Senate Leader, Dr Ahmed Lawan, as the Senate President. But that was then. Calculations seem to be gradually…

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How Okorocha Starved Imo Workers – EFCC

Rochas Okorocha

By Gideon Njoku The in-coming Governor of Imo state, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, should cry no more. A breather is coming his way.  And there is the proverbial light in the tunnel. Agonising over how he would run the state when sworn-in on May 29, 2019 considering tales of an empty treasury, and alleged massive looting against the outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha’s  regime, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, had just assured him that there is the sum of over N5bn it has blocked, and so  stopped Okorocha from frittering…

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Okorocha in a Last Minute Plot to Stop Ihedioha’s Inauguration

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Out-going Imo state governor, Rochas  Okorocha, is in a race against time. Sources in Owerri, the state capital, and Abuja, inform that the governor who leaves office on May 29, after eight years, is  frantically exploring ways to accomplish two tasks before exiting power: Procure last minute multiple black market court injunctions truncating governor-elect, Rt. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha’s inauguration, as well as another restraining order on  security agencies and anti-graft bodies – EFCC and ICPC- from arresting him after May 29. “If all goes well, Owelle (Okorocha)…

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FEC: Why There Are Three Days Of Meetings, And Counting

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah For the second day running, the Federal Executive Council, FEC, met Thursday 16th May 2019 until late in the evening, when the meeting was adjourned till Monday 29th May 2019, sine they could not continue on Friday, because many of the FEC members will be at the Mosque on Friday. The Meeting, usually held on Wednesdays, was presided over by President Mohammadu Buhari. However, the meeting went into a long recess when the President went for the Iftar, the traditional breaking of fast by Muslims during the…

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NGIJ Concludes Assessment On Bello’s Administration

By Akinwale Kasali After a week long assessment tour of the first term of Governor Yahaya Bello Administration in Kogi State, the Nigeria Guild of Investigative Journalists, NGIJ, has concluded it’s tour. In a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday and signed by the President of the Guild, Mr. Wale Abydeen the Guild stated that the week long assessment tour focused mainly on the achievements, programs and projects of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration in the State. Abydeen explained that the NGIJ team met with almost all…

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400 Million Naira Tears Imo House of Assembly Apart

Imo State Houseof Assembly

By Gideon Njoku Behind the crisis rocking the Imo House of Assembly which has culminated in the suspension of its Speaker, Acho Ihim, is a whooping sum of Four Hundred Million Naira given to members by out-going Governor Rochas Okorocha. The 27-members House, after a rowdy session on Wednesday,  May 16, 2019 suspended Ihim, even after he ran away with the Mace. Appointed in his place is an Interim Speaker, Hon. Chinedu Offor, representing Onuimo Federal Constituency. 21 members signed the impeachment notice served Ihim. Also affected is the Majority Leader,…

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Coup Rumor: Presidency Rattled, Beefs Up Security Around Buhari

By Uche Mbah Rattled by rumors that a group was circulating a document calling for a Coup d’etat against the presidency of Muhammadu Buhrai, Government have beefed up security around Around Aso Rock and the President. The Magazine gathered that the Presidential Guard, the group that is sworn to the protection of the president under any circumstance, is undergoing a silent shakeup while there is an ongoing massive redeployment of Aso Rock staff. This has become necessary particularly in the wake of the 2015 general election, when Buhari lost in…

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Bello Faces Uphill Task To Remain In Office For Second Term, As Workers Welfare May Mar His Chances

Yahaya Bello

By Akinwale Kasali The chances of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to remain at the Lugard House is an Herculean task, as neglect of workers welfare could Mar his chances to remain in office for the next four years. The Nigerian Labour Congress, Kogi State chapter revealed that the governor has failed to make the welfare of civil servants his main priority. Though, infrastructure wise, Labour hailed the Bello administration for been proactive, but has neglected workers. When the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists, NGIJ, visited Kogi State to…

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Yoruba Group Laments How Fulani Herdsmen Have Turned Its Territories To Kidnapping Den

By Akinwale Kasali Foremost Yoruba Group, Apapo Yoruba Koya, AOKOYA, has disclosed that over 1000 cells manned and controlled by Fulani Herdsmen exists in Yoruba forests, which is mainly for Kidnapping for ransom, raping and maiming Yorubas. The group revealed that the Yoruba territories have become a strongholds for the Fulani Herdsmen. In a press release, the group alleged that there are exactly 1,123 cells belonging to armed Fulani herdsmen mainly in forests and highlands located across Yoruba territories. The cells are well organized and they appear to network with…

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