Edo: Obaseki, Oshiomhole In Fight To Finish

The attack on Seidu Oshiomhole, younger brother of the National Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC Adams Oshiomhole on Tuesday, by unknown thugs presents a new twist to the supremacy battle between the former governor of the state and his successor, Godwin Obaseki. Seidu and 14 other lawmakers of the state house of assembly were beaten up by thugs suspected to be angry with the former governor of the state. They were attacked in a hotel as they were reportedly holding a meeting. Sources told the magazine that the…

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Much Ado About Buhari’s Cabinet of Integrity

  By Oji Odu The recent disclosure by President Muhammadu Buhari that his new cabinet will be comprised of people of integrity, has rather elicited skepticism among not a few Nigerians on what to expect on the ‘Next Level’ promise of the government, bearing in mind what many perceive as failure on the part of those that ran the first four years of his administration. President Buhari disclosed this at a dinner organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youths to celebrate his re-election. He acknowledged the vital…

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Last Minute Scramble for PVCs

By Oji Odu Monday, February 11, 2019, the last of the three days  grace to those who have not collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) still with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do so, many eligible voters have like in the last two days thronged  Commission’s offices throughout the nation to do so. Yet, six days to the Presidential poll many are still unable to get them. Have they been disenfranchised? Will the electoral body still do something quickly to allow them exercise their constitutional right to vote?…

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Okorocha Pledges Allegiance To APC

By Akinwale Kasali Imo State Governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha has said that he is still an active member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and he remains unshakable in his quest to lead the party to victory come 2019. Okorocha made this known at the Government House, Owerri, during a media parley. He also stressed that the candidate of the party in the state for the 2019 gubernatorial poll, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, remained the best candidate for the election in the state. The outspoken governor said that national chairman…

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Government Okays the ‘Oshiomhole’ Minimum Wage

  By Oji Odu The high hopes of the Nigerian worker which was recently raised by the Federal Government that he will soon smile by the increase in the minimum wage has been dashed. He is so confused about his fate as government stated that it cannot pay more than N25,000 per month as the new minimum wage, an increase of seven thousand naira from the current N18,000. The N25,000 stance by Federal Government also shocked other members of the Tripartite Committee on minimum wage as their meeting ran into…

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Ikeja ‘Notorious’ Electricity Distribution Company

By Oji Odu No month or year passes without Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) being enmeshed in one form of controversy or another. To electricity consumers under it, the name of the company is now  synonymous with ‘Notorious’, because of its myriads of illegalities employed to rip them off of their hard earned money without commensurate services. Worse still, it seems the electricity company is above the law. Because IKEDC has allegedly been treated with kid gloves by the authorities, the company has continued to ignore and refuse to obey…

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Akpabio may lose seat when National Assembly reconvenes

By Uche Mbah Senate may not reconvene on Tuesday 14th August 2018 as is being speculated in certain quarters. It has been discovered that as at Monday, the 13th, the Senate Presidency, through the Clark of the house, have not issued any memo to the senators to reconvene after the National Assembly went on Recess. It will be recalled that the All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, had insisted on National television that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, must be impeached within the confines…

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Minimum Wage: Nigerian Workers Remain Monkeys

By Oji Odu There is heightened anxiety and fears by Nigerian workers less than one month to the September date for the kick-off of the new minimum wage regime that the date may not be feasible. This means a continuity of the peanut N18,000 minimum wage and Nigeria’s ‘Monkey’ labour force, because when you pay peanuts to your workers, you tuMinimum Wage: Nigerian workers to Rrn them to monkeys. It also means a continuity of high level corruption in the civil service which they use the tight bureaucratic structure perpetrate…

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2019 Election: Vetoing Buhari’s Veto

By Oji Odu It may not yet be uhuru for the National Assembly whose quest for reordering of the sequence for the 2019 general election as put forward by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was upheld by the Appeal Court after President Muhammadu Buhari vetoed it. The daunting poser remains: Why is the President and the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the reordering of the 2019 elections which kicks off with the Presidential election in spite of its popularity claims? Why does the National Assembly think that the INEC…

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Federal Governments Questionable Security Deployment

By Oji Odu Given the recurring spate of killings, invasion and alleged occupation of parts of Middle Belt states and parts of the north, and the non chalant and indifferent stance of Federal Government to the problem in spite of several security deployments, why should the the President Muhammadu Buhari government continue to deploy security personnel to the areas that have been invaded by fulani herdsmen or bandits with the attendant pathetic loss of lives and properties? Of what use are these deployments when the perpetrators of the killings continue…

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