Electoral Fraud Will Affect Nigeria’s Growth- Peter Obi

By Uche Mbah The former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has said that no nation can grow on rigged elections. Obi is currently the Vice Presidential Candidate of the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. According to INEC announcement, the party lost to the ruling party, the All Progressive Party, APC. But PDP has since gone to court to challenge the results, alleging that the election was fraught with rigging of monumental proportions. According to Obi, the process through which people come into office is far more…

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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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