Ijaw leaders call for talks with JTF to end siege

Ijaw leaders call for talks with JTF to end siege

WARRI—IJAW leaders of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, have called for  dialogue with the Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta to brainstorm on the recent pipeline bombing in the state and halt the military siege that has crippled social life, education and economic activities in the area. The leaders are apprehensive that with the manner security agents are allegedly hounding villagers without identifying and targeting the perpetrators, the military…

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I’m the only legal wife of Ojukwu, Bianca tells court

I’m the only legal wife of Ojukwu, Bianca tells court

Lagos—The trial in the ongoing legal battle between the widow of the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu and his brothers over the family estate commenced yesterday before a Lagos state High Court sitting at Igbosere. Mrs Ojukwu in her evidence in chief before Justice Abdulfattah Lawal, admitted that neither her nor her children are shareholders or directors in Ojukwu Transport Limited, OTL. She also admitted that Ojukwu has eight children which…

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Dasukigate: How EFCC raided ex-VP Sambo’s office

Dasukigate: How EFCC raided ex-VP Sambo’s office

ABUJA — Still shopping for evidence to nail top Nigerians who might have benefitted from the $2.1 billion arms cash, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have raided the Abuja office of former Vice President,  Namadi Sambo, carting away $50,000 from his safe. The raid was carried out, weekend, on the building which houses a top European High Commission’s Visa Processing Centre opposite the National Defence College, Abuja, throwing some occupants into…

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BIAFRA: Rights group names Nnamdi Kanu prisoner-of-conscience

BIAFRA: Rights group names Nnamdi Kanu prisoner-of-conscience

ONITSHA—AS reactions continued to trail last Friday’s ruling of  the  Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice John Tsoho which turned down an application for bail filed by the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, members of Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organization, SBCHROs have nicknamed Kanu a prisoner-of-conscience, POC. In a press statement issued yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra state, SBCHROs said that for the fact that  Nnamdi Kanu…

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S-COURT JUDGMENT: Andy Uba, Oduah resume work in Senate

S-COURT JUDGMENT: Andy Uba, Oduah resume work in Senate

ABUJA—THE two remaining embattled senators from Anambra State, Senators Andy Uba and Stella Oduah yesterday made a bold appearance in the National Assembly to disprove assertions of their removal from office. The two senators who were reported by some media channels to have been removed from office on account of the judicial affirmation of the Ejike Oguebego faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also attended their committees’ meetings unhindered. Their action nonetheless, lawyer to…

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My fears for Buhari’s change agenda

My fears for Buhari’s change agenda

LAGOS—FORMER president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, dissected the state of socio-economic affairs of the country, especially the initiatives of the current administration, and returned a verdict of doubt. His words: “The problem today is that it is doubtful if the current administrative system is imbued with right mix of skills and values to successfully implement a well-articulated programme of change.” He also averred that the country was on its way to another debt burden unless…

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I didn’t negotiate with fake BoKo Haram — Jonathan

I didn’t negotiate with fake BoKo Haram — Jonathan

I wont speak on the $2.1bn probe now It was not the thunderous response that was expected. With his regime under fire for all sorts of allegations ranging from corruption to incompetence, it was thought  former President Goodluck Jonathan will react to all the charges against his administration when he appeared before the diplomatic community in Geneva,  Switzerland. Word had gone round that the  former president will  speak on all the corruption allegations and that…

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RIVERS Wike, APC and the Supreme Court ‘shocker’

RIVERS Wike, APC and the Supreme Court ‘shocker’

Governor Nyesom Wike  of Rivers State can  now  move into the Government House, otherwise known as Brick House, Port Harcourt, following the Supreme Court verdict which upheld his  appeal challenging the nullification of his election at the Appeal Court. Since May 29 last year when he assumed office, Wike has operated from his private residence at Number 21 William Jumbo Street, old GRA, Port Harcourt. This is probably the first time an elected governor  of …

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Crude Oil Swap Contracts: How Reps uncovered the underbelly of govt agencies

Crude Oil Swap Contracts: How Reps uncovered the underbelly of govt agencies

To many calculating  the figure-bearing headlines emanating from the ongoing probe by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Crude Oil Swap and Oil Processing Agreement (OPA), so much economic attacks and sabotage appear to have been spearheaded by the same agencies and officials of government who were being paid with the nation’s tax payers’ money to manage and administer the resources. However, to  those who have closely followed the unfolding, events with  patience for…

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Edo 2016: I am the most qualified to succeed Oshiomhole — Ize Iyamu

Edo 2016: I am the most qualified to succeed Oshiomhole — Ize Iyamu

PASTOR Osagie Ize-Iyamu  is a  former Secretary to the Edo State government during the Chief Lucky Igbinedion administration.  He was in the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after irreconcilable differences with Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Now a governorship aspirant in  the July 2016 gubernatorial election in Edo State, he speaks, in this interview, on  the state politics.  What are your expectations as your party settles down to…

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