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RIVERS TO LAUNCH SECURITY TRUST FUND BY JANUARY 2020, SAYS GOV WIKE

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state will launch a State Security Trust Fund as part of its move to strengthen security in the state to attract more investments. According to a report by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Governor Wike stated that all major companies operating in the state must contribute to the state … Continue reading RIVERS TO LAUNCH SECURITY TRUST FUND BY JANUARY 2020, SAYS GOV WIKE

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International Anti Corruption Day: GOV WIKE URGES EFCC TO WORK WITHIN AMBITS OF THE LAW

The 9th of December every year is a day set aside by the United Nations to mark the International Anti Corruption Day. The 2019 Anti Corruption day saw Governor Nyesom Wike join the EFCC, Civil Society Organisations and other anti corruption organisations for an anti corruption walk. Speaking at the start of the walk at the EFCC Headquarters, Governor Wike told the EFCC that the … Continue reading International Anti Corruption Day: GOV WIKE URGES EFCC TO WORK WITHIN AMBITS OF THE LAW

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DUMO LULU-BRIGGS CONGRATULATES GOV WIKE ON CONFERMENT AS ‘DIKE OHA IKWERRE’

David Diai Rivers born Oil Industry Mogul and frontline politician, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, has congratulated the State Governor, Chief Ezenwon Nyesom Wike, on his conferment of the title, ‘Eze Oha Ikwerre’ by the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, during a grand civic reception organized for the Rivers Governor, at the Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt, on Saturday, 7th December, 2019. In a personal statement released … Continue reading DUMO LULU-BRIGGS CONGRATULATES GOV WIKE ON CONFERMENT AS ‘DIKE OHA IKWERRE’

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GOVERNORS, LAWMAKERS, TOP POLITICIANS, TRADITIONAL RULERS HONOUR WIKE, AS IKWERRE HOLDS GRAND CIVIC RECEPTION FOR RIVERS GOVERNOR

State Governors, Serving and former Federal Lawmakers, Council Administrators, Traditional Rulers and Religious Leaders joined thousands of Ikwerre people on Saturday to celebrate Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in a Grand Civic Reception organised by the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide to recognise the outstanding contributions of the Rivers State Governor to the national development process. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State … Continue reading GOVERNORS, LAWMAKERS, TOP POLITICIANS, TRADITIONAL RULERS HONOUR WIKE, AS IKWERRE HOLDS GRAND CIVIC RECEPTION FOR RIVERS GOVERNOR

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DELTA NIPR GETS SUBSTANTIVE EXCO, AS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER, UKAH, EMERGES CHAPTER CHAIRMAN – By Patrick Ochei

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Delta State Chapter has elected a substantive executive led by the Delta State Commissioner for Basic Education, Chief Patrick Ukah as Chapter Chairman to pilot the affairs of the Institute for the next two years. The Exco emerged during the 2019 Delta State Chapter Annual Conference/General Meeting and Election held at Orchid Hotel Asaba, Delta State capital on … Continue reading DELTA NIPR GETS SUBSTANTIVE EXCO, AS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER, UKAH, EMERGES CHAPTER CHAIRMAN – By Patrick Ochei

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NDUKA OTIONO, CARLETON UNIVERSITY DON, TO OFFER BIOCRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON JAMES EZE’S ‘dispossessed’

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Awka, the capital of Anambra State shall witness literary fireworks as some of Africa’s finest writers and scholars gather to welcome ‘dispossessed,’ a collection of poems by James Eze. The Graduate Programme Coordinator at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Prof Nduka Otiono has confirmed that he would be on hand to provide what he called “Biocritical … Continue reading NDUKA OTIONO, CARLETON UNIVERSITY DON, TO OFFER BIOCRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON JAMES EZE’S ‘dispossessed’

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I WAS ‘JEALOUS’ WHEN RONALDO WON FIFTH BALLON D’OR TO LEVEL WITH ME – Messi

Lionel Messi has admitted that he was a bit hurt (jealous) when Cristiano Ronaldo pulled level with a fifth Ballon d’Or. Messi who claimed his sixth Ballon d’Or on Monday, November 2, to once again move ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo confessed that he did feel hurt when the Portuguese pulled level with him on five Ballon d’Or titles in 2017. Ronaldo was the clear favorite … Continue reading I WAS ‘JEALOUS’ WHEN RONALDO WON FIFTH BALLON D’OR TO LEVEL WITH ME – Messi

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FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT – By Senator Akon Eyakenyi, PhD

Nigeria is ours and we are the only people responsible to make Nigeria work. Our heroes fought for Nigeria’s survival and we owe them a duty to ensure that their labour shall never be in vain. Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right as enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Nigerian constitution – Section 39. Article 9 … Continue reading FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT – By Senator Akon Eyakenyi, PhD

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GOV ZULUM SUPPORTS WIDOWS, AGED, VULNERABLES; TAKES CIVIL SERVANTS ROLL CALL AT STATE SECRETARIAT

In what one can simply describe as the best of leadership style, Governor Zulum Tuesday, December 3 morning, undertook a tour of some places within Maiduguri metropolis. The Governor during his tour identified widows, aged and the most vulnerable members of society and supported them with food items and cash donations. Governor Zulum also supported small scale traders doing various businesses along the road sides. … Continue reading GOV ZULUM SUPPORTS WIDOWS, AGED, VULNERABLES; TAKES CIVIL SERVANTS ROLL CALL AT STATE SECRETARIAT

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OBUAH, THE MAN BEHIND THE MIRROR – By Marvelous Chukwuladi Okoro

Meet Bro. Felix Obuah, one time Local Government Area chairman of Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area, (ONELGA), presently serving his second term as Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Rivers State, is the substantive Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) and is currently Director of the well known Krisdera Hotels and resort. He is the highest Employer of Labour in the … Continue reading OBUAH, THE MAN BEHIND THE MIRROR – By Marvelous Chukwuladi Okoro

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OML 11: OUR AIM IS TO PROMOTE RIVERS INTEREST, SAYS GOV WIKE

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state government’s investment in Oil Mining License (OML) 11 is aimed at promoting the interest of host stakeholder communities and ensure peace for the operation of the oil facility. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, reports that Governor Woke, speaking during a Solidarity Visit by the Ogbakor Etche on Tuesday, … Continue reading OML 11: OUR AIM IS TO PROMOTE RIVERS INTEREST, SAYS GOV WIKE

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MRAKPOR TO PAY FOR OPEN SPACE AT MIDWIFERY MARKET TO ACCOMMODATE STREET TRADERS; LISTS CONDITIONS

The Director-General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Hon. Mrs. Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor, has offered to pay for an open space to accommodate street traders evacuated from the private market at Midwifery Junction, along Okpanam Road, Asaba, the Delta State capital. A statement signed by Fortune Ngozi Onwordi, Special Assistant to the Director General, disclosed that the Director-General, noting that the items sold by … Continue reading MRAKPOR TO PAY FOR OPEN SPACE AT MIDWIFERY MARKET TO ACCOMMODATE STREET TRADERS; LISTS CONDITIONS

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We Will Strictly Regulate, Not Ban NAPEP, Gov Zulum Tells Keke Operators

For the second time in two weeks, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, addressed officials, alongside about 200 operators of commercial tricycles popularly known as Keke NAPEP, during which he clarified that government has no plan to ban NAPEP but intends to strictly regulate their activities in order to address social and security concerns growing in Maiduguri. Leaders and members … Continue reading We Will Strictly Regulate, Not Ban NAPEP, Gov Zulum Tells Keke Operators

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NOW IS TIME FOR GOVERNANCE, SAYS GOV WIKE; RECEIVES NYSC DIRECTOR GENERAL

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that with elections effectively over across the country, the focus should be on governance for the good of Nigerians. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, reports that, speaking during a Courtesy Visit by the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim at the Government House Port … Continue reading NOW IS TIME FOR GOVERNANCE, SAYS GOV WIKE; RECEIVES NYSC DIRECTOR GENERAL

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IGBAKPA ROLLS OUT EMPOWERMENT, DEVELOPMENTAL SCHEME FOR CONSTITUENTS

I am Ben Rollands Igbakpa. By the grace of God Almighty and by the mandate of the people of Ethiope West and Ethiope East, I represent Ethiope Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representative. I started this journey of representation since 2016 ever since the people calls came to go and represent them in the green chamber. I also once again, thank my people … Continue reading IGBAKPA ROLLS OUT EMPOWERMENT, DEVELOPMENTAL SCHEME FOR CONSTITUENTS

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Reuben Izeze: FESTOONS FOR A REVOLUTIONARY COMRADE – By Nelson Egware

When William Shakespeare pontificated many years ago that some people are born great, others achieve greatness, while others have greatness thrust upon them, he had the likes of the Majority Whip of the Delta State House of Assembly and member representing Ughelli South Constituency at heart. The Comrade turned lawmaker’s odyssey in life since his birth shows that he is a naturally born great man. … Continue reading Reuben Izeze: FESTOONS FOR A REVOLUTIONARY COMRADE – By Nelson Egware

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RONALDO CROWNED BEST PLAYER IN SERIE A, AS MESSI WINS SIXTH BALLON D’OR

Lionel Messi, Barcelona and Argentina forward and captain, has won the Ballon d’Or, the France Football Award for best player in the world, for record sixth time. Messi is now one Ballon d’Or win ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was noticeably absent at the colorful ceremony. The Juventus star was however in Milan, at the prestigious Serie A award ceremony, the Gala del Calcio, which … Continue reading RONALDO CROWNED BEST PLAYER IN SERIE A, AS MESSI WINS SIXTH BALLON D’OR

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COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS GOV WIKE’S RE-ELECTION, STRIKES OUT FINGESI, ADP’S APPEAL

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday, November 2, 2019,/upheld the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as they struck out the appeal filed by the defeated Governorship Candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr Victor Fingesi. Mr Victor Fingesi had approached the Court of Appeal after the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal on October 5, 2019 dismissed his petition … Continue reading COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS GOV WIKE’S RE-ELECTION, STRIKES OUT FINGESI, ADP’S APPEAL

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CHARLES EHIEDU ANIAGWU, DELTA INFORMATION COMMISSIONER: AN EPITOME OF CLASS AND TASTE – By Patrick Ochei

The Delta State Ministry of Information is in good and capable hand; so rightly affirmed by a majority opinion. The Ministry is manned by a thoroughbred journalist, a well experienced information manager, a resilient businessman, an amiable encyclopedia of knowledge and a dignified personality that was elevated from Chief Press Secretary to Commissioner of Information in the same administration; and that is Mr Charles Ehiedu … Continue reading CHARLES EHIEDU ANIAGWU, DELTA INFORMATION COMMISSIONER: AN EPITOME OF CLASS AND TASTE – By Patrick Ochei

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PROF. EGWUNYENGA ASSUMES DUTY AS NEW DELSU VICE CHANCELLOR, CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING MASS AT ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHAPEL, ABRAKA

David Diai History was made on Monday, 2/12/2019, as the new Vice Chancellor, Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. Andy Ogochukwu Egwunyenga officially assumed duty, as the driver of the ship in the activities of Delta State’s premier tertiary institution. And to commemorate his formal assumption of Office as DELSU Vice Chancellor, Prof Andy Egwunyenga, his wife Prof. Mrs. Ebele Egwunyenga and his family, celebrated with … Continue reading PROF. EGWUNYENGA ASSUMES DUTY AS NEW DELSU VICE CHANCELLOR, CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING MASS AT ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHAPEL, ABRAKA

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GOV WIKE APPOINTS 15 SPECIAL ADVISERS.

RIVERS STATE GOVERNOR, NYESOM WIKE APPOINTS 15 SPECIAL ADVISERS. They are: 1. Mr Sunny Wokekoro 2. Alabo George Kerley 3. Barr. Okiri Aribitonye 4. Barr. Erastus Awortu 5. Hon. Sylvester Mgbor 6. Hon. Victor D. Ekaro 7. Hon. Innocent Paddy Wali 8. Barr. George Ariolu 9. Hon. Deima Iyalla 10. Barr. Emma I. Utchay 11. Engr Nkem Nwaribe 12. Hon. Harvey Azuka Ideozu 13. Mr … Continue reading GOV WIKE APPOINTS 15 SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Borno: EDUCATION GETS LION SHARE, AS ZULUM BUDGETS N134.5 BILLION FOR 2020

Projects and services related to education have been allocated N23 billion, by far the highest in sectoral allocations for the year 2020 in Borno state as Governor Babagana Umara Zulum budgets N134.5 billion for capital and recurrent expenditure. Zulum read and laid down the budget estimate at the Borno state assembly in Maiduguri on Monday. The Governor announced N67. 5 billion representing 50.3 percent for … Continue reading Borno: EDUCATION GETS LION SHARE, AS ZULUM BUDGETS N134.5 BILLION FOR 2020

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UGWUANYI RECEIVES APC SENATORIAL CANDIDATE BACK TO PDP, REITERATES COMMITTMENT TO INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE

*** INAUGURATES PROJECTS EXECUTED BY NKANU EAST CHAIRMAN Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has reassured the people of the state that his administration will soon reel out its grassroots-based programme that will be all-inclusive and ensure that everybody is carried along in terms of political appointments and participations. Gov. Ugwuanyi spoke at Amagunze, the headquarters of Nkanu East Local Government Area, during the inauguration … Continue reading UGWUANYI RECEIVES APC SENATORIAL CANDIDATE BACK TO PDP, REITERATES COMMITTMENT TO INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE

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Breaking: ADEYEMI WINS KOGI WEST RERUN POLL, MELAYE VOWS TO CHALLENGE RESULT IN COURT

Senator Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won the Kogi West senatorial zone election, following the conclusion of the November 30 rerun poll ordered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Recall that the earlier November 16 election had been declared inconclusive by INEC on the ground that the results canceled from 53 units and 20 registration areas, was more … Continue reading Breaking: ADEYEMI WINS KOGI WEST RERUN POLL, MELAYE VOWS TO CHALLENGE RESULT IN COURT

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Rivers State: THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, THE PAST, TODAY AND THE FUTURE – By Dumo Lulu-Briggs

“Rivers State once had a glorious era, propelled by patriotic leaders. These leaders transformed the state into a preferred destination for Nigerians and foreigners alike. Life in Rivers State was never as it is today. Our people have been impoverished and traumatized, leaving a large segment of the population poor and homeless; the elderly are abandoned; majority of our youths are jobless and a large … Continue reading Rivers State: THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, THE PAST, TODAY AND THE FUTURE – By Dumo Lulu-Briggs

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ABE COMMENDS GOV WIKE FOR SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO RIVERS PROBLEMS, AS RIVERS LEADERS COMMISERATE WITH FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OVER WIFE’S PASSING

Rivers All Progressives Congress, APC, Chieftain, Senator Magnus Abe has commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for taking concrete measures to resolve the challenges facing the state. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, reports that speaking during a funeral service in honour of Late Mrs Fyna Oby Atuzie-Boms, Wife of Former Attorney General of Rivers State, Barrister Worgu … Continue reading ABE COMMENDS GOV WIKE FOR SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO RIVERS PROBLEMS, AS RIVERS LEADERS COMMISERATE WITH FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OVER WIFE’S PASSING

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DON’T ALLOW POLITICIANS TO USE YOU, GOV WIKE TELLS SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has advised top military personnel not to allow themselves to be used by politicians, because the security architecture suffers when politicians influence military operations. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, reports that speaking during a Courtesy Visit by General Felix Agugo, the New General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army at the … Continue reading DON’T ALLOW POLITICIANS TO USE YOU, GOV WIKE TELLS SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS

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FC IFEANYI UBAH PLAYERS ATTACKED BY ARMED ROBBERS ALONG KABA JUNCTION, NEAR LOKOJA

PRESS RELEASE FC IFEANYI UBAH PLAYERS ATTACKED BY ARMED ROBBERS ALONG KABA JUNCTION, NEAR LOKOJA. This is to inform the general public that at about 1:30pm today, players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) who were travelling to Kano for their scheduled NPFL matchday 6 fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars ran into a group of armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms, operating at Kabba junction, … Continue reading FC IFEANYI UBAH PLAYERS ATTACKED BY ARMED ROBBERS ALONG KABA JUNCTION, NEAR LOKOJA

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Insecurity: SOUTH-SOUTH GOVERNORS, IGP ENDORSE COMMUNITY POLICING

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and his counterparts in the South-South, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, endorsed the proposal by the Nigeria Police Force for community policing as panacea for persisting security challenges in the country. The governors declared the support for grassroots policing at a one-day South-South Nigeria Police Regional Security Summit in Asaba, with, “Strategic Partnership for Effective Community Policing in the South-South … Continue reading Insecurity: SOUTH-SOUTH GOVERNORS, IGP ENDORSE COMMUNITY POLICING

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ARSENAL SACK UNAI EMERY AFTER 18 MONTHS IN CHARGE, LYUNBERG TAKES TEMPORARY CONTROL OF GUNNERS

Arsenal football club, popularly called the ‘Gunners’ have sacked Unai Emery as its manager after 18 months in charge. The Spaniard, who succeeded the legendary Arsene Wenger, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018, after previously leading Paris St-Germain to the French league 1 title, as well as three Europa Leagues with Spanish club Sevilla. He has been replaced on a temporary basis by his … Continue reading ARSENAL SACK UNAI EMERY AFTER 18 MONTHS IN CHARGE, LYUNBERG TAKES TEMPORARY CONTROL OF GUNNERS

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OKOWA ATTRIBUTES DELTA’S SPORTS GREATNESS TO OGBEMUDIA’S SEED, AS COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, WARRI, WIN ZENITH BANK FOOTBALL PRINCIPAL’S CUP

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa has attributed the sterling prowess of the state in sports to the initiative of late Samuel Ogbemudia as military governor of defunct Bendel State. The governor, who made this known at the final of Zenith Bank Delta Principal’s Cup Football Competition at the Stephen Keshi Staduim, Asaba, on Thursday, November 28, 2019, said that Ogbemudia pioneered the concept of … Continue reading OKOWA ATTRIBUTES DELTA’S SPORTS GREATNESS TO OGBEMUDIA’S SEED, AS COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, WARRI, WIN ZENITH BANK FOOTBALL PRINCIPAL’S CUP

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF MR ALLEN ONYEMA’S WEALTH – from Ata Ikiddeh (#Hope For Nigeria)

I have taken out time to research into Mr Allen Onyema’s past and what you will read here should be of interest to every Nigerian. You will decide on the guilt or innocence of Mr Allen Onyema. In 2007 when Yar’Adua mounted the rock, the Niger Delta was no man’s land, it was a region devouring itself. The Niger Delta was a warring nation and … Continue reading THE SECRET HISTORY OF MR ALLEN ONYEMA’S WEALTH – from Ata Ikiddeh (#Hope For Nigeria)

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Workers’ Welfare: GOV ZULUM INAUGURATES MULTI-STAKEHOLDER COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday, November 28, 2019, inaugurated a committee of government and labour officials to work out measures and advise the state government towards the implementation of new national minimum wage for workers in Borno state. The committee, made up of 22 persons drawn from the Nigeria Labour Congress, the trade union, former heads of service and some government officials, is … Continue reading Workers’ Welfare: GOV ZULUM INAUGURATES MULTI-STAKEHOLDER COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

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WHY I’M BACKING REVIVAL OF BRASS LNG PROJECT – Sen. Omo-Agege

PRESS STATEMENT WHY I’M BACKING REVIVAL OF BRASS LNG PROJECT – SEN. OMO-AGEGE …. Says $20bn potential revenue already lost due to non-completion Fifteen years of stalled work on the Brass LNG Project in Bayelsa State have meant loss of more than $20 billion in estimated revenues, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said. According to him, the need to ensure that … Continue reading WHY I’M BACKING REVIVAL OF BRASS LNG PROJECT – Sen. Omo-Agege

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Anambra’s 50-Year Plan: A FOOTPATH TO GREATNESS – By James Eze

50 years from now, Thursday November 21, 2019 will be remembered as the day Anambra State began its journey to greatness. If the seed planted in the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia on that day grows to fulfill its promise, future generations will look back to it as the day Governor Willie Obiano gathered some of the brightest minds in the state and placed on their shoulders … Continue reading Anambra’s 50-Year Plan: A FOOTPATH TO GREATNESS – By James Eze

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JOHNGOLD EMERGES CHAIRMAN, AS DELTA NUJ FEDERAL INFO. CHAPEL ELECT NEW OFFICERS

A new set of executive officers to lead the Federal Information Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council has been inaugurated. Election was conducted that led to the emergence of Comrade Abel Johngold Orheruata of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) under the Federal Information Chapel as Chairman, with Comrade Kelly Gilor of the Federal Ministry of Information, also under the Federal … Continue reading JOHNGOLD EMERGES CHAIRMAN, AS DELTA NUJ FEDERAL INFO. CHAPEL ELECT NEW OFFICERS

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Allen Onyema Indictment: WHO ARE THE CO-CONSPIRATORS IN THIS ALLEGED FINANCIAL MALPRACTICE? – By Chris O. Maduka

I’ve reacted extensively on this on my Facebook walls. The Nigerian authorities, not Allen Onyema must rise in defence of their vital and financial interests. The Minister of Justice and the Attorney General in collaboration with the Minister of Foreign affairs must ask their US counterparts: What the hell is going on here? America is not a respecter of people agreed, but selective prosecution must … Continue reading Allen Onyema Indictment: WHO ARE THE CO-CONSPIRATORS IN THIS ALLEGED FINANCIAL MALPRACTICE? – By Chris O. Maduka

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STILL ON ALLEN ONYEAMA… By Joseph Chukwuma Ikunna

No thanks to Allen’s mediocre structure and lack of good business advice, Financial and Legal advisers, Allen did the unthinkable thing and stepped on Boeing’s toes by canceling an almost two billion dollar order, and moving to Bombardier, a Canadian company to make the anticipated purchases. Can we all imagine the effect this had on Boeing, their shares, and the possibility of other companies following suit, at a period where Boeing has been facing a serious crisis with the Boeing 737 max aeroplane crisis, following two major crashes. Why would Springfield have been the first company to cancel orders when other companies were patiently waiting to see the outcome of the software upgrades? Who in Allen’s company had the ability to advise him to hold on and wait and see the outcome of the upgrades, or what decisions the other airlines and country carriers would reach? Continue reading STILL ON ALLEN ONYEAMA… By Joseph Chukwuma Ikunna

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ALLEN ONYEMA OF AIR PEACE AND OVERZEALOUS AMERICAN GRAND JURY – By Chris Okobah

Nigerian media space exploded with news of the indictment of Chief Allen Onyema by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division on November 19, 2019, filed Case 1:19-cr-00464, A “True Bill”, otherwise known as Grand Jury Criminal Indictment against the persons of Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, a Nigerian Citizen, the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace; and Ejiroghene Eghagha, … Continue reading ALLEN ONYEMA OF AIR PEACE AND OVERZEALOUS AMERICAN GRAND JURY – By Chris Okobah

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Social Media Bill: SHORT WALK TO TOTALITARIANISM? – By Matthew Hassan KUKAH

I have consistently tried to create levels of differentiation between democracy and dictatorship, especially dictatorships of the military variant as we have had in Nigeria. I have argued that Nigeria is still very far away from the goal posts of what could be called a democratic society. In my view, the environment does not as yet look anything democratic because the actors are largely strangers … Continue reading Social Media Bill: SHORT WALK TO TOTALITARIANISM? – By Matthew Hassan KUKAH

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Ziko Wins Again, Elected Overwhelmingly As NULGE President, Delta State

The incumbent State President of Nigeria Union of local Government Employees, NULGE, Delta State, Comrade Eziko Okwudi, has been reelected for another four years in office as the leader of the Union in Delta State. Comrade Okwudi was reelected on Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 along with other officials of the Union in the State, during the 7th Quadrennial Delta State Delegates Conference of NULGE held … Continue reading Ziko Wins Again, Elected Overwhelmingly As NULGE President, Delta State

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Gov Zulum Wins NUJ’s ‘Most Promising Governor’ ‎Award

*** ‘WHY HE EMERGED TOO EARLY IN TENURE’- Talba Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has won the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ 2019 Award, for “Most Promising First Term Governor in Nigeria”, An honour the NUJ said was in recognition of the Governor’s “shocking performance” that topped a nationwide comparative assessment carried out by the group of journalists. ‎”Normally, the NUJ in Borno State does … Continue reading Gov Zulum Wins NUJ’s ‘Most Promising Governor’ ‎Award

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JUDE IDADA, NLNG AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, STORMS PORT-HARCOURT, BONNY WITH ‘BOOM BOOM’

David Diai The cosmopolitan, oil industry cities of Port Harcourt and Bonny, basked in the glow of a sumptuous literary fiesta, in the third week of November 2019, when award winning Nigerian author, screen writer, actor, poet, playwright and producer, Jude Idada, came to town bearing good tidings, as he embarked on an engaging reading tour of his excellent prize winning book Boom Boom, thrilling … Continue reading JUDE IDADA, NLNG AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, STORMS PORT-HARCOURT, BONNY WITH ‘BOOM BOOM’

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ELUMELU HAILS ATIKU ABUBAKAR @ 73

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has congratulated former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as he marks his 73rd birthday. The Minority Leader, in a goodwill message on Monday, described Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a patriotic leader and exceptional democrat who has made immense sacrifices towards the unity, stability, … Continue reading ELUMELU HAILS ATIKU ABUBAKAR @ 73

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SHELL WINS NAPE CONFERENCE’s COVETED AWARD, OTHERS AWARDS

Three Months after winning the coveted awards at the 2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers Conference, energy giant, Shell Companies in Nigeria have now won the most sought-after Best Exhibitor award at the National Association of Petroleum Exploration (NAPE) annual international conference and exhibition held in Lagos between November 19-22, 2019. Shell General Manager Development, Chibogwu Sam Ezugworie, was also honoured with the Fellowship of NAPE … Continue reading SHELL WINS NAPE CONFERENCE’s COVETED AWARD, OTHERS AWARDS

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OSHIOMHOLE SURVIVES, OKOROCHA, AMOSUN, AKEREDOLU NOT SO LUCKY; AS APC HOLDS CAUCUS, NEC MEETINGS

  The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC held it’s Caucus and National Executive Council meetings on Thursday 21st and Friday 22 November, 2019 and undoubtedly, the main talking from both meetings, was the singular declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari, that he would not seek a third term presidency, since he is barred by the Constitution, which stipulates only two mandatory terms for the elected office … Continue reading OSHIOMHOLE SURVIVES, OKOROCHA, AMOSUN, AKEREDOLU NOT SO LUCKY; AS APC HOLDS CAUCUS, NEC MEETINGS

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“I’M INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES”, DECLARES ALLEN ONYEMA, AS U.S. INDICTS AIR PEACE CHAIRMAN FOR BANK FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING

Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has denied allegations of bank fraud and money laundering and for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes. Air Peace’s Chief of Administration and Finance, Ejiroghene Eghagha, 37, was also charged with bank … Continue reading “I’M INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES”, DECLARES ALLEN ONYEMA, AS U.S. INDICTS AIR PEACE CHAIRMAN FOR BANK FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING

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RESIGN OR BE SACKED, OKOWA WARNS NON-COMMITTED HEALTH WORKERS

In line with his administration’s determination to ensure full routine immunization coverage of Delta, the Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has advised health workers not committed to their jobs to resign or be sacked. The governor gave the warning on Thursday in Asaba at a meeting with relevant stakeholders on primary healthcare service delivery in the state. He said that routine immunization could not be … Continue reading RESIGN OR BE SACKED, OKOWA WARNS NON-COMMITTED HEALTH WORKERS

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Gov Zulum Delivers 20 Bungalows To UNIMAID, Announces 50 Houses For Junior Staff

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday commissioned 20 units of semi-detached bungalows, designed with courtyards, expressly built by the state government as intervention that will increase access to staff housing at the University of Maiduguri. The Governor also commissioned ‎solar-powered water system and electricity installations to serve the houses. Zulum, a former lecturer ‎at the University, had ordered the construction of the spacious … Continue reading Gov Zulum Delivers 20 Bungalows To UNIMAID, Announces 50 Houses For Junior Staff

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Kogi/Bayelsa Elections: ALL IS NOT WELL WITH OUR NATION – PDP

November 21, 2019 Text Of Press Conference by the National Chairman Of The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on the Position of the PDP on the Violence, Killings, Abuse of Human Rights and Rigging in the November 16th Kogi And Bayelsa Governorship Elections. Gentlemen of the Press, We have invited you this afternoon to alert Nigerians and the international community that all is … Continue reading Kogi/Bayelsa Elections: ALL IS NOT WELL WITH OUR NATION – PDP

AKPABIO @57: A LIFE WITH GOD – By Joe Iniodu

Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON, the Minister of the Ministry of Niger Delta turns 57 today. Unlike other remarkable milestones such as 40, 50, 60, 70 ,80, 90 and 100 as the one recently celebrated by Chief Michael Afangideh, Akpabio’s new age of 57 draws fundamental peculiarities that compel observations and perhaps closer study. Not long ago in this State, December 9 had etched itself … Continue reading AKPABIO @57: A LIFE WITH GOD – By Joe Iniodu

CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S WRITING WORKSHOP KICKS OFF IN AWKA

After ten years in Lagos, the highly acclaimed Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop hosted by multiple prize-winning novelist and public intellectual, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has moved to Awka, Anambra State, Adichie’s home state. Almost reminiscent of Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Return of the Native,’ Adichie’s choice to move her workshop to Awka this year in order to give her home state a feel of it has … Continue reading CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S WRITING WORKSHOP KICKS OFF IN AWKA

Sowore: THE PARABLE OF A RAT THAT SAW TOMORROW – By Festus Adedayo

Many commentators on the attempted abduction of rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, right inside a courtroom of the Federal High Court, Abuja by men of the State Security Service (SSS), self-styled as the Department of State Services (DSS), have termed the occurrence tragic. I disagree. I tend to think that the tragedy is not that one person, out of about 200 million Nigerians, was visited with … Continue reading Sowore: THE PARABLE OF A RAT THAT SAW TOMORROW – By Festus Adedayo

DELTA NUJ PRESS WEEK HOLDS, DEC 10TH – 13TH, 2019

9th December, 2019 PRESS RELEASE NUJ PRESS WEEK HOLDS DECEMBER 10-13th, 2019. The annual press week of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, has been scheduled to hold this week from Tuesday 10th to 13th December, 2019. A statement signed by the Council Chairman, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe, said the week will commence with sensitization campaign on Tuesday, … Continue reading DELTA NUJ PRESS WEEK HOLDS, DEC 10TH – 13TH, 2019

WE ARE STRENGTHENING OUR SECURITY ARCHITECTURES TO ENSURE A HITCH-FREE YULETIDE CELEBRATIONS – Odili

The Executive Chairman of Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area, Chief (Amb) Odili Victor Ifeanyichukwu has expressed readiness of the Local Government Area’s administration in ensuring a peaceful Christmas Celebrations in ONELGA. A press release by Uzor Arthur Azubuike, Special Assistant To The Executive Chairman, Media, issued on Monday, 9th December, 2019, disclosed that Chief Odili made this statement while addressing pressmen in his Country … Continue reading WE ARE STRENGTHENING OUR SECURITY ARCHITECTURES TO ENSURE A HITCH-FREE YULETIDE CELEBRATIONS – Odili