I Am Embarrassed For The South-South

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi As I watched the pictures which accompanied a news story on Channels Television, Tuesday, March 5. I shook my head, more in anger than of pity. There they were, dozens of people, natives of Abonnema, Rivers state, their luggages on their heads, the little they could manage to pack, leaving their homes in droves. They were running away, headed to wherever, fearing for their lives. They would become refugees till whenever. Their Traditional Ruler, HRH Disrael Bob-Manuel, very worried, has appealed to them to come back; that…

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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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Akpabio’s $25million Defection Larges Tears APC Apart

By Uche Mbah Facts are emerging on how the former Director of Security services, DSS, Lawan Daura, ran his empire, and how the defection campaign campaign fund handed to Akpabio may have been handled by the ruling party. An interview granted to an online medium by his erstwhile colleague, Abdulwahab Abdulrhahaman, a retired DSS official who served with Daura until 2016, revealed that e is a man of insatiable greed. “Daura was receiving money from everyone, including the president’s enemies”, Abdulrahman told Premium Times. “I noticed immediately we started work…

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Why APC Offered Ekweremadu, Akpabio Senate Presidency, Vice Presidential Slot

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The source has been informed of how the All Progressives Congress, APC and a cabal around President Muhammadu Buhari dangled irresistible offers before the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpbabio to ditch the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. However, while Ekweremadu out rightly rejected the offers, Akpabio, with eyes on a higher political realm, asked for time to think. Rattled by the defections of 14 of its Senators and 34 House of Reps members to the PDP, the APC national leadership…

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Akpabio: Blackmail, Betrayal and Intimidations Trail his Expected Crossover to APC

By Uche Mbah It started as a rumour. Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, who has been vocal in the criticism of the failures of the Federal Government, suddenly is making plans to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. He is of the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and, before the Tsunami of defections, the Senate Minority leader. As things stand now, when the Senate convenes in September, if the restive ruling party did not effect a Kangaroo change of guard as alleged by the PDP,…

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Presidential Ticket: PDP/CUPP Settles For Atiku, Favours Obi For VP

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Barring an 11th hour reconsideration and recalculations, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will be nominated by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP as its standard flag bearer for the 2019 presidential election. Atiku, a founding member of the PDP returned to the party last November after a sojourn in the All Progressives Congress, APC where he squared up against President Muhammadu Buhari for the party’s 2015 presidential ticket. Multiple PDP sources who spoke to The source individually on Atiku’s chances confirmed the party has narrowed its search…

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