Monthly Archives: February 2019

Ekweremadu Wins 5th Senate Term

Ike Ekweremadu, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate and deputy senate president has been declared winner of Enugu West Senatorial District for the fifth time in Saturday Presidential/National Assembly elections. Ekweremadu polled 86,088 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 15,187 votes. The Returning Officer, Prof Douglas Nwagbo of the University of ...

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Ifeanyi Ubah And Stella Oduah Win Senatorial Seats

Ifeanyi Ubah and Stella Oduah have both won the senatorial seat for Anambra South and Anambra North Senatorial districts respectively. Ifeanyi Ubah and Stella Oduah won the senatorial seats after contesting on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) respectively. The chairman of Capital Oil and Gas, Ifeanyi Ubah who polled 87,081 votes, ...

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Okorocha wins Imo West Senatorial seat

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has been declared Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial zone. The Collation Officer, Professor Ibeawuchi Francis, announced Okorocha winner, after he polled a total of 97,762 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jones Onyereri of the PDP who scored 63.117 votes. Details shortly. . .

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Buhari and the Blood Pact

By Jude Atupulazi Ahead of the 2011 general elections, a certain Muhammadu Buhari had threatened that the monkey and baboon would be soaked in blood if the results failed to go as he expected. Some Nigerians, if not many, thought little of his threat. Even the then Federal Government of former President Goodluck Jonathan didn’t think much of it either. ...

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Pope Francis on Marriage: It’s Not About the Dress or Photos. It’s About the Mission

By Ann Schneible Marriage is more than the wedding ceremony, the flowers, the dress, the photos, Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience: it is a participation in the Church’s mission. “It [marriage] is not merely a ceremony in a church, with flowers, a dress, photographs,” Pope Francis said. “Christian marriage is a sacrament that takes place in the ...

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Pope Francis Asks for Prayers Ahead of Vatican Abuse Summit

By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis on Sunday asked for prayers for a meeting of the presidents of bishops’ conferences around the world, which started February 21. During his weekly Angelus address Feb. 17, the pope invited Catholics to pray for the four-day event, which he said he wanted to hold “as an act of strong pastoral responsibility before an urgent ...

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INEC cancels, reschedules elections in Rivers LGA

Image source – Google.com The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has cancelled elections in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers after voting failed to take off there today. The commission’s spokesperson in Rivers State, Edwin Enabor, confirmed the decision to our reporters on Saturday afternoon. He said elections in the area would now hold on another date to be ...

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BREAKING: PDP wins at Sanwo-Olu’s polling unit

The Peoples Democratic Party defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress at the Femi Okunnu polling unit, Lateef Jakande, Ikoyi where the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, voted in the presidential poll. The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, polled 52 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, who got 48 votes. Details soon . ...

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Rest in Peace, Dear Paschaline

By Uche Amunike I went to my hairdressers’ shop exactly a week ago to have my nails and hair taken care of. It was on a Sunday evening. The weather was really hot and I was almost losing my mind as a result of the heat when I heard the beep of my phone signifying a text message just came ...

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