Monthly Archives: November 2018

Oyetola Takes Over As Osun Governor Tuesday

Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola will be sworn in today as the new governor of Osun state, succeeding Rauf Aregbesola, who has completed an eighth-year tenure. Oyetola is the fifth civilian governor of the state, created in August 1991. Others before him were Isiaka Adeleke, who ruled between 1992 and 1993, Chief Bisi Akande,(1999-2003), Olagunsoye Oyinlola(2003-2010) and Rauf Aregbesola(2010-2018). The swearing in ...

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Buhari Approves Salary Increase For Police

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved Rank Salary Structure Adjustment, by which salary, allowances and pension of policemen will be increased. This is even as he expressed regret over involvement of military in the maintenance of law and order throughout the country following what he called the inability of the police to maintain their constitutional role as the frontline force in ...

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Umeh Is No Match For Ekwunife — Ex-APGA Chieftain   

…as Ekwunife holds prayer rally, begins campaign  Raymond Ozoji, Awka Former factional chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra state, Prince Azubuike Iloh, has boasted that the incumbent senator representing Anambra-central senatorial district at the National Assembly, Chief Victor Umeh, is no match for senator Uche Ekwunife in the forthcoming 2019 electoral contest. Iloh stated this on ...

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Radio Nigeria Purity Fm Awka Marks 13th Anniversary

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Ahead of the 2019 general elections journalists have been charged to ensure probity, fairness and transparency  in their reportage to deepen the country’s democracy. The first female professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria Professor Stella Okunna who gave the charge while delivering a lecture in Awka at a programme organised by Radio Nigeria Purity Fm Awka in ...

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I’m Victim Of Hate Speech – APGA Chieftain, Obidigwe 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for Anambra-East and West federal constituency in the forthcoming 2019 general elections, Chief Chinedu Obidigwe, says he is a victim of hate speeches and aspersions cast on him by those who he said offered to handle social media publications for him but revolted against him because he declined such offers. ...

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Obi Bemoans Poor Level Of Development In Nigeria

The former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has again bemoaned the level of the development of Nigeria, insisting that any country in the world that cannot feed her citizens should not be regarded as a developing country. Obi was speaking to journalists during the seminar organised by ...

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Metele Killings: Atiku Wonders Why It Took Buhari One Week To Express Shock

The Atiku Campaign Organisation has reacted to a statement by the All Progressives Congress casting aspersions on Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party on the day of his birthday and turbanning as Waziri Adamawa. The group also wondered why it took Buhari one week to express “shock” at the massacre of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram at ...

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Still On Igbo Survival In Nigeria

Casmir Igbokwe My piece last week entitled, “Igbo survival in 2019 and politics of 2023”, evoked a lot of mixed reactions, especially from the Igbo. Some called and engaged me for hours on phone. Some others sent messages through different platforms. It goes to show the seriousness the Igbo attach to the issue of their survival in Nigeria on one hand, and ...

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Nigeria Currently Structured To Favour One Ethnic Nationality And One Religion, Danjuma, Dogonyaro, Others Lament

Few months to the 2019 general elections, a coalition of Christian leaders under the aegis of National Christian Elders Forum has asked Nigerians not to vote for the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, describing the parties as “two evils.” The group also faulted the current political composition of Nigeria, saying it was structured to favour one ethnic ...

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Atiku Is A Committed Democrat — Obi

A former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, has described Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, who turned 72 today as a “true Nigerian and a committed democrat”. He was speaking to journalists in Yola yesterday. Noting the varied contributions of Atiku to societal upliftment, Obi drew attention to Atiku’s varied roles as an entrepreneur, ...

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