Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Beauty of Ibadan

By Paschal Chisom Obi I grew up in the Eastern part of Nigeria. In our Macmillan English text book then were pictures of places, with the histories, myth, and politics. I created a box of memory and imaginative tools of these places. Aba and Onitsha as a place of trade and handwork. Lagos, a land of commerce and industries. Ibadan ...

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Take-off and Landing

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Those who travel by air are quiet familiar with these two terminologies – take-off and landing. The plane starts first by taxing along the tarmac leading to the take-off point. Before this, a member of the crew gives instruction on the important things the passengers should be conversant with. He or she specifies the emergency exists ...

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Sacked Akwa Ibom Lawmakers Hold Plenary, Install New Speaker

As the events following the sack of five lawmakers in the Akwa-Ibom House of Assembly continue to unfold, some members have elected the member representing Essien Udim state constituency, Mr. Nse Ntuen as their new Speaker. Speaking with journalists in Uyo on Monday evening, the factional Speaker, Nse Ntuen said that their decision to change the Speaker followed members’ lack ...

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APC Threatens To Expel Okorocha’s Son-in-law, Abe, Shittu, Others

In what appeared a subtle threat to some of its aggrieved governors and their proxies, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has threatened to activate constitutional provisions regarding the several court actions instituted against it as a result of the outcome of its recent nationwide congresses. Our reporters learned the decision was taken at Monday’s meeting of the National Working ...

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Fayose’s Trial: We Moved N1.2b Cash In Three Planes, Says Witness

A prosecution witness yesterday told the Federal High Court in Lagos how three aircraft flew N1.2billion from Lagos to Ekiti State for delivery to former Governor Ayo Fayose. Danmola Otuyena, a banker, was testifying in Fayose’s trial for allegedly receiving and keeping N1.2billion and $5million said to have been stolen from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), contrary ...

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St Theresa’s Parish Ichida Appreciates Fr Udechukwu, after 9 Years

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Nine years after he served as the parish priest of St Theresa’s Parish, Ichida, and left unappreciated due to problems created by a member of the community, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Uzochukwu Udechukwu, was on Sunday, November 4, 2018, invited by St Theresa’s Parish for reconciliation and appreciation of his good work for the two years he was ...

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Igbo Leaders Endorse Atiku & Obi for 2019 Presidency

By Jude Atupulazi Igbo leaders comprising elders, traditional and religious leaders, as well as women’s groups, Wednesday endorsed the joint presideantial ticket of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Peter Obi. In a five-point communique issued at the end of the summit with the theme “Ndigbo 2019 and Beyond”, held in Enugu, the Igbo leaders said that the decision was based ...

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Political Aides are Like Brigade of Guards – Obi Okoye

….As APGA Reconciliation Committee Meets With Political Appointees By Abuchi Onwumelu The Special Adviser to the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano on Political Matters and the secretary of the APGA’s Reconciliation Committee, Chief Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, has described political appointees as the brigade of guards of any government, noting that the appointees are there to defend and uphold the ...

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2019: Buhari, Atiku Unveil Plans As Campaigns Begin

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday asked Nigerians to re-elect him in 2019, primarily to keep fighting the corruption war his administration started in 2015. He also stated that his commitment to the provision of infrastructure, rebuilding the economy and sustaining the anti-insurgency war would be re-doubled if given a second opportunity. Buhari spoke in Abuja at the unveiling of his ...

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