Monthly Archives: July 2022

Before Our President Is Kidnapped

By Casmir Igbokwe In Ola Rotimi’s play, ‘The gods are not to blame’, King Odewale is destined from birth to kill his father and marry his mother. To avert this tragedy, his parents, King Adetusa of Kutuje and his wife, Queen Ojuola, give Odewale (soon after his birth) to their special messenger named Gbonka, to dispose of in an evil ...

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We Are Facing Most Challenging Times In Nigeria — Obi

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has reiterated the need for the church to remain in prayers, saying that the nation was facing the most challenging times in its history. Obi, who received a rousing welcome, with loud ovations of ‘OBIdients’ at the inauguration of Most Reverend Daniel Okoh as the new President, Christian Association of ...

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Terrorism Reporting: SERAP Gives Buhari 48 Hours To Withdraw Threat To Sanction BBC, Daily Trust

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently instruct Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture to withdraw the threat to sanction the BBC and Daily Trust over their documentaries on terrorism in the country, whether through the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) or any other agency of government.” According to reports, Mr Mohammed had last Thursday ...

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The ATIKU-lated, The BAT-ified And The OBI-dient

By Isidore Emeka Uzoatu This title of ours, no doubt, needs some disambiguation, lest it be lost in transmission before the awaited transition. Most so because of the proffered order of its protocol. Permit me to add that as an unrepentant democrat, it was promptly put to an individual vote and the ayes had it. Of course, it would never ...

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ASHIA Moves To End Extortion Of Enrollees By Health Care Providers In Anambra

By Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA) has risen up to the urgent need to protect her numerous enrollees from the wiles of fraudulent health care providers who extort money from them upon treatment of ailments. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the agency Dr. Simeon Beluonwu Onyemaechi disclosed this during a phone interview ...

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Soludo Flags Off Renewed Sanitation Exercise In Anambra State

By Christian Aburime As part of his administration’s commitment to ensuring a healthy and liveable environment, Anambra State Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Saturday flagged off a Special Sanitation Exercise in the state capital. Mr. Governor performed the exercise at the popular Eke Awka Market roundabout. Speaking shortly after the exercise which recorded active participation of a great number of ...

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Anambra SSG Under Fire As Keke Drivers Accuse Him Of Backing Illegal Revenue Collections 

By Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Secretary to the Government of Anambra state Professor Solo Chukwulobelu is currently under fire as tricycle drivers in the state accuse him of being one of the masterminds backing illegal revenue collections imposed on them by touts and miscreants employing all manner of destructive means to forcefully extort money from them on daily basis. The ...

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Sanwo-Olu Mourns Aide, Omotayo Sanyaolu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the passing of his Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youth and Student Affairs, Omotayo Sanyaolu, who died today (Friday). Sanyaolu, who was the immediate past Youth Leader of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), died on Friday after his involvement in an auto crash in Lagos. Governor ...

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PVC Registration: POSN Threatens Court Action Against INEC

The Peter Obi Support Network has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration exercise until at least, November 2022. The group stated this through its Director for Legal/ Election Monitoring, Modupe Olufemi-Akodu, in a media parley yesterday. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, the POSN official said that the group might be left ...

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Ben Egbuna Tells It All As “Mr. Radio”

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu A Destiny Fulfilled by Ben Egbuna; Diamond Publications Ltd, Lagos; 2021; 387pp It reads stranger than fiction that Ben Egbuna visited a prophet of what he called one of the “rapid result churches” shortly after being a teenage soldier in the Biafra war, and got the prophecy that he would be famous. Ben Egbuna eventually ended up ...

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