Nobody Has Right To Ask Igbo, Others In Lagos To Leave, City Belongs To All Nigerians

By Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe Lagos State belongs as much to the ethnic Igbo as to the Yoruba, Ijaw, Hausa, Fulani, Efik, Idoma, Urhobo, Itshekiri, Edo, and so on who live in it, pay tax, identify with it, and settle in it. That compact was made the moment Nigeria became a single nation, and a successor power to the old principalities who were subdued and who ceded their sovereignty for the new commonwealth of Nigeria. It was pragmatic. The Igbo had the skill and the industry, and Lagos was the seat…

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We’ll Not Issue Certificate Of Return For Candidates Declared Winner Under Duress – INEC

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the governorship elections across 29 states in the country said it will not issue Certificates of Return to candidates in places where INEC officials are held hostage or forced to declare winners under duress. Recall that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State held INEC officials, hostage in Owerri and even threatened to kill if the result did not go his way on February 23. The commission also threatened to record zero vote and cancel the results of polling units…

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Atiku: Low Voter Turnout, Nigerians Have Lost Interest In The Process; Buhari: I Expect You To Go To Court

*Buhari (left) with Atiku when the going was good ———————————————————————————– By Andrew Onyejuruuwa The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the just concluded presidential election, which supposedly returned President Muhammadu Buhari re-elected, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has credited the low turn-out of voters in the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections to alleged rigging of the presidential poll. He made the claim after casting his ballot at the Ajiya polling unit 02, Gwadabawa ward of Yola north local government of Adamawa state. He said, “There is low voter turnout and…

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Benue State: Political Thugs Set Electoral Materials On Fire

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa with Agency Reports Persons suspected hoodlums have set ablaze all electoral materials, including ballot boxes and card readers on fire, at Mbalom ward in Gwer east local government area of Benue state. Eye witness said the hoodlums broke into RCM Primary School, Aya, where the electoral materials were kept, firing shots in the air before setting the materials on fire. Ngunan Yongo, the electoral officer for the local government area, confirmed the incident to journalists. The electoral officer said the materials were yet to be distributed to…

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Beating Man United On Sunday Is Key To Our Top Four Finish – Monreal

Nacho Monreal wants Arsenal to take the first step towards their target of finishing in the Premier League top four by beating Manchester United on Sunday. Arsenal host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form side and currently sit a point behind the Red Devils – with a victory at the Emirates Stadium enough to take the hosts back into fourth place. Unai Emery was appointed last summer with the remit of returning Arsenal to the Champions League after missing out on the top four in the last two seasons under Arsene Wenger.…

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Top Contenders Across Parties In Nigeria’s Governorship Elections

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa After the shambolic Presidential and senatorial elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which declared President Muhammadu Buhari re-elected on February 23, 2019, Nigeria will again today March 9, 2019 conduct another elections across 29 states of the federation to decide the governors of the affected 29 states of the federation. From Rivers State where the ‘battle’ is fierce to Lagos State where politicians are pitching the Yoruba against the Igbo and to Imo State where out-going governor Rochas Okorocha is doing all within his…

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Developing Aviation Key To The Success Of The Economy – Aero CEO

Recently Captain Ado Sanusi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aero Contractors recently granted an interview to some select journalists on the activities of the airline, which is under the receivership of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and his summation is that the airline has fared better under the current management and showing prospects of gaining more mileage in the years ahead…excerpts What is the essence of the unveiling of the new cabin uniform and accessories? We are celebrating the new face of the cabin crew of Aero Contractors and…

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As 65 Candidates Contest Governorship Election In Imo State

By Ikechukwu Amaechi As Nigerians vote again on March 9, all eyes will be on Imo State for two reasons. First, with the exception of Rivers State, Imo, the Eastern Heartland, has acquired the notoriety of being the country’s electoral malevolence capital under Governor Rochas Okorocha’s watch. In the eight years that he has been at the helm of affairs, all rules of civil engagement have been torpedoed. He has taken the state hostage, literally. The chairman of the All Progressives Congress Imo State Governorship Primary Committee, Ahmed Gulak, narrated…

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Electoral Materials Missing At Ogudu Collation Centre In Lagos

By Our Reporter (with agency report) News Agency of Nigeria has reported that there was tension early Saturday morning at Ogudu collation centre in Lagos State over missing nine booklets of ballot papers meant for the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. Each of the booklets contains 100 pages meant for Ward 4 centre. The information has it that between 7.35 a.m. and 8.30 a.m., the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) agents protested over the missing booklets. A PDP agent, Kunle Aladiyan, told NAN the party discovered the booklets were…

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We Need More Women In Financial Services Sector – AMCON Boss, Ahmed Kuru

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Peak Performance Academy and Guest Speaker, Mrs. Modupe Wigwe (sitting middle) with the Group Head, Corporate Services, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mrs. Iyatum Adode-Kobiti (sitting 3rd from right) in a group photograph with AMCON female staff at the end of the 1-day event marking the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD) at the weekend ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— By Andrew Onyejuruuwa In commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD) the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru has called on…

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