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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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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Oyo Rejects Tinubu Votes PDP

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Bayo Bernard Amidst celebration of the victory of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Seyi Makinde in the governorship election in Oyo state, the Pacesetter state was yesterday thrown into mourning over the death of a member of the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye, popular as Sugar. The lawmaker was shot in the face in Ibadan, the state’s capital by yet-to-be identified gun men. He was later rushed to the University College Hospital, UCH where he later died. Sugar has just been re-elected under the ADP platform before the…

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Vote of No Confidence In INEC As Nigerians Shun Polling Booths

By Uche Mbah The Governorship and state Assembly elections has been marred by arguably the worst voter apathy ever experienced in the history of elections in the country, fueling speculations on vote of no confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. In many polling units visited by this Magazine, INEC staff and and the corp members were sleeping due to lack of voters. In some places, some people were going from house to house using bells to urge people to please come out and vote. In some units at…

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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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Elections: Port Harcourt Under siege, Wike Meets Foreign Diplomats

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has met with Diplomats from the United States and Britain, ostensibly to intimate them about the activities of the Military in the state in the run up of the governorship elections in the state. There has been reported massive movement of troops to Rivers state. In Zamfara state, more than a hundred were killed by alleged bandits. The army has also been reported to have invaded the home of a former Niger delta warlord, Ateke Tom, who is now a traditional ruler. He was…

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Court Case: INEC Tardiness Worries Presidency

By Uche Mbah There are indications that Presidency is worried about the tardiness with which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, handled the 2019 Presidential elections which, though the APC presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, was returned, has left many loose ends untied. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari beat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, with about four million votes. Later the same day after the announcement of the results, Buhari received the certificate of return as the President elect. But more than a week after the…

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