Tribunal Nullifies Nyeson Wike's Election As Governor of Rivers State

The Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Barrister  Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State.
The tribunal held in it judgment the petition of the appellate applicant, Honourable  Dakuku Peterside, who prayed that the state  election was marred with irregularities and in many local government  areas of the state did not witness  movement of polling materials, talk less of having elections conducted in the LGAs.


I want to state from on-start of this article that the views I am about to express are personal, it has nothing to do with my position, it has to do with my heart as a committed and passionate APGAN.

Mazi Odera’s Rant on Abattoir: When Opposition Loses Substance

I laughed out loud when I read Mazi Odera, aka APGA Alaigbo’s rant on Saturday morning over the $11.4m ultra-modern abattoir flagged off yesterday by Governor Willie ‎Obiano of Anambra State. Odera (Stanley Chira actually) who earns a living from attacking the governor of his state and spitting on the exalted office that other responsible citizens revere, seems to have run out of the staple for his comical trade. How else would one analyse his decision to create ridiculous illusions and mislead the people on the Abattoir project that governor Obiano flagged off on Friday?

Obiano Flags off Construction of $11.4m Modern Abattoir in Awka

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The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has flagged of construction work on a modern abattoir valued at $11.4m dollars, located at Amansea, Awka, the state capital.

Performing the sod-turning on the construction site on Friday, the governor recalled that the commencement of construction work on the ultra-modern abattoir was the most critical step following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in June this year.


Read What Whoopi Goldberg Is Doing To Herslf, After Decades Of Film Fun-Fair

 It’s difficult now, especially for folks who weren’t around to witness her become a ubiquitous, transcendent part of the pop culture fabric of the ’90s.
In recent years, Goldberg has become better known as the designated adult on “The View.” She kept the peace when Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar were at each other’s throats. She injected common sense and good old-fashioned side-eye when necessary. She has been the constant as the show churns through one ridiculous or ill-fated co-host after another. But in the last six years, Goldberg has ceded ground when it comes to her ability to rise above the show’s reputation for chaos and uninformed opinions.


Igbo World Assembly (IWA), has called on the Federal Government to immediately and unconditionally release the Director, Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The group said events had shown that Kani is the first political prisoner of the present government.
IWA is the apex global umbrella organization that represents the apex national Igbo organizations outside Nigeria in the various countries of the world.
A statement jointly signed by IWA Chairman, Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze, and Oliver Nwankwor, Secretary General, stated that Kanu was part of the Mass Media and should not be arrested or detained because of expressed opinions.

Ibeto Cement Signs Contract Worth US$386m With Chinese Firm To Construct Cement Industrial Plant In Enugu

One of the Nigerian leading cement industry, Ibeto Cement Company has signed a contract for a cement project with a Chinese company 'Sinoma International Engineering Co., Ltd', a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Sinoma Engineering Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd. to construct a cement plant in Enugu, South East Nigeria, worth US$386m. 
Sinoma International Engineering Co’s contract with Ibeto Cement Company Limited is for a 6000t/day clinker line and 45MW self-generation power plant in Enugu, Nigeria, which will house the manufacturing and packaging of Ibeto cement product for local (Nigeria) and exportation to the sub sahara African countries.


Breaking News: Senate Confirms Rotimi Ameachi As Minister Of Fed. Rep. Of Nigeria

The Nigeria Senate has confirmed  Former Governor of  Rivers State Rt. Hon. Rotimi Ameachi, as minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during its screening exercise today.
The exercise that lasted  about 46 minutes , with questions that cut across. corruption, petroleum, discipline among public office holders and respect for the rule of law.
The embattled APC party chieftain had suffered series of court litigations, only to be considered to appear before the red chamber this morning to prune much pressure being expounded to weaken  his political aspiration.

Tribunal Orders Re-run In 18 Local Councils In Akwa Ibom State

The Akwa Ibom Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has orders a re-run in 18 local government areas of the state.
Giving its verdict on Wednesday, the Tribunal said it was satisfied that there were discrepancies during the governorship election held on April 11.
The Tribunal further asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the re-run elections.

NDLEA Solicits For Collective Efforts To Improve Education Standard

Mr. Sule Momodu
Anambra State Commander of NDLEA
It is a known fact that education is the instrument for economic empowerment and development of sustainable economy. No wonder, one of the national education goals is "the acquisition of appropriate skills and the development of mental, physical and social abilities and competencies as equipment for the individual to live and contribute to the development of the society".
This and many more could not be unconnected with the drive to ensure qualitative education is provided for the children being he cradle to any developing nation to attain greatness in the comity of nations.


Rich & Unsatisfied Nigerians Are Bein Recruited Into Terorism---Osibajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said he has seen wealthy individuals who are being enlisted into terrorism.
He, however, did not name the individuals.
A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Tuesday, quoted the Vice President as saying this while receiving the United States’ Special Envoy on Counter-terrorism Communication, Rashad Hussain, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
Osinbajo was quoted as saying that the development was a clear departure from the case of those who were lured into terrorism for money.

Ekiti/Osun polls: Army probes alleged soldiers’ misconduct

The Nigerian Army has set up a high-powered board of inquiry to probe alleged malpractices by its personnel in the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states in 2014.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in an electronic mail on Monday that the panel was also mandated to probe allegations of misconduct against Army personnel in some states during the 2015 general elections.

Police clash with MASSOB Protesters in P’Harcourt

Hundreds of supporters of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra  MASSOB, shut down Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, demanding to break away from Nigeria on Tuesday.
Waving the Biafran flag as they marched through major roads in Port Harcourt, both MASSOB members and their supporters chanted war songs as they also demanded the unconditional release of one of their members, Mr. Nnamdi Kalu, said to have been arrested by the police in Lagos.
Though, the MASSOB members were tear-gassed by men of the Nigeria Police, the action did not deter them from marching through Ikoku, Ikwerre and the Government House in Port Harcourt.
The policemen later stopped firing teargas at the protesters and decided to watch the protest march by over 3,000 youths.

Code of Conduct Tribunal Adjourns Saraki’s Trial To November 5 and 6, 2015

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned the trial of Senatate President Bukola Saraki for alleged false assets declaration to November 5 and 6, 2015.
The adjournment which followed an application by the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), was to enable the tribunal to await the judgment of the Court of Appeal ‎on an appeal by Saraki challenging the validity of the charges peferred against him.
The Court of Appeal’s judgment earlier fixed for Monday but was ‎not delivered because it was not ready and no new date has been fixed for it.

President Buhari Names Prof. Mahmood Yakubu As New INEC chairman & Five Federal Commissioners

In the bid to ensure transparency and probity is ensured in the fort coming Kogi and Bayelsa governorship election, and other general elections in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has heed to people's cry to appoint a new Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, that will command the trust of the citizenry.
This however was the clarion call by Nigerians, majorly the opposition party, PDP had many fora alleged that the acting chairman of INEC Amina Bala Zakari , has no constitutional standing to conduct a free fair and acceptable election, having served the constitutional provision of five years, along with the former chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega and four others.  

UNIZIK Lecture: Adoke Frustrated Constitution Amendment - Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, DSP Ike Ekweremadu has spoken up about how the immediate past Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation,
Mohammed Bello Adoke, misled ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan into withdrawing his assent to the amended 1999 constitution after he had initially
assented to it.

Obiano Signs MoU for 10,000 Housing Units In Anambra

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has intensified efforts to end the housing challenges of the state with the signing of an MoU that would ensure the construction of 10,000 units of housing in the state.

The project which involves a partnership with Affordable Building Concepts International Limited is estimated to be valued at $476.1m (N95.2bn) will occupy 200 hectars of land spread across five different locations in the state.


Trump Tips Hillary As Possible Winner of Democratic GOP Primaries

Leader in the US GOP Primaries for Republican party, Mr.  Donald Trump assures that Mrs.  Hillary Clinton may likely win the Democratic nomination because she is being “protected” from any consequences stemming from her use of a private email server.

“I think probably she did well enough in the debate that she’s going to get it, depending on what happens with the emails, but I think she’s being protected,” Trump told radio host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 New York on Sunday.
The Republican primary front-runner also said Vice President Biden missed his shot to enter the 2016 field.

Failure To Perform Military Duties Earned Brig. Gen. Ransme-Kuti's Dismissal From Service – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army confirmed yesterday that Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti was sentenced to six-months imprisonment and also dismissed from service by a military court martial.
The Army, in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, however, said reasons including “failure to perform military duties” for the Army’s decision.


National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday said it arrested a 34-year-old man, Udeh Onuora Pascal suspected to be working for an international criminal organization for being in possession of 108 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) debit cards. The arrest took place at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos while the suspect was attempting to board a Qatar Airline flight to China. The debit cards belong to five commercial banks.
NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Mr. Ahmadu Garba said that the suspect was arrested in connection with suspected money laundering and was immediately transferred to the Assets and Financial Investigation Directorate of the Agency for investigation. First City Monument Bank (FCMB) had the highest number of cards with 58. Stanbic IBTC Bank has 23 cards, Zenith Bank 19, Fidelity Bank six and Diamond Bank two.

Read How Nigerian Oil Giants Used & Dumped Diezani Madueke

It is often said that when the going is good, many people will be your friends but when the going becomes tough, they will all run away. This aptly captures the current situation of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Deziani Alison-Madueke, who was arrested in London two weeks ago by the National Crime Agency on allegations of bribery and money laundering.
In the last six years when she held sway as the Empress of the Oil Industry in Nigeria, Diezani was the darling of the high ad mighty in the public and private sectors.
She was revered as a queen, deified and worshipped like a goddess and dreaded like an empress who had the power over life and death in her kingdom. So powerful was Diezani that the National Assembly stood still any time she came to the parliament to defend the budget of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

War Between Nigeria & Biafra Is Not Over Yet –UWAZURUIKE

The Leader of  Movement For Rehalization of Soverign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has  regretted the defeat of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 presidential polls, saying that Jonathan’s defeat followed the same pattern of the Biafra – Nigeria civil war.
Delivering a speech  at the group’s special meeting held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Uwazurike, who was represented by Elder James Omeke, zonal leader Igboeze North Lo¬cal Government Area.
He disclosed this in a statement signed by the Deputy National Director for Information, Mazi Chris Mocha , explained that the Yoruba of the South West conspired with their Hausa/Fulani of the North and brought enmity between Igbo of the South East and the Igbo brothers in the Niger Delta, adding that such seed of discord sown cost Ndigbo their first attempt at Biafran independence.


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