The Rise And Fall Of “Emperor” Rochas Anayo Okorocha

By Emeka Ejere Rochas Okorocha, as an elected governor of Imo State, governs like an emperor whose order must be obeyed, but his political future looks imbalance If the withholding of his certificate of return as a senator-elect eventually graduates to total reversal of his controversial victory at the polls, then Rochas Okorocha, the outgoing governor of Imo State may be heading to the twilight of his relevance both in the state and national politics. It looks even more so with the unfortunate development coming on the heels of Uche…

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Inconclusive Elections: Don’t Expect Buhari’s Help, APC Politicians Told

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa The spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Garba Shehu, said the president will neither interfere with the supplementary polls in five states nor ask the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to change results in favour of his party. Buhari sort for reelection on the platform of the All Progressive Party (APC) and was subsequently declared winner in the election, which was marred by irregularities and being challenged in court by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Shehu in a…

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AMCON Demands Aggressive Recovery Performance From AMPs

Managing Director/CEO, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru (left) with the Principal Partner, Lexavir Partners, Mr. Francis Chuka Agbu, SAN at the AMCON/AMP Interactive Session at Rockview Hotels, Abuja ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— By Editor Managing Director/CEO, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, hinted that AMCON may disengage Asset Management Partners (AMPs) that cannot cope with the speed and enormous challenges of debt recovery expected by the corporation. He also promised that the corporation may assign more accounts to AMPs that have shown aggression and…

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Arsenal Faces Napoli In Tough Europa League Draw

Unlike what happened in the Champions League draw where two English teams have been billed to face each other, Arsenal and Chelsea have both avoided each other in the Europa League quarter-final draw with the Gunners being handed a tough last eight clash with Napoli. Maurizio Sarri’s side, who are still unbeaten in this season’s competition, were awarded a favourable tie against Slavia Prague at the ceremony in Nyon. There will be an all-Spanish quarter-final draw against Villarreal and Valencia while Benfica and Frankfurt will go head to head for…

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Ethiopian Plan Crash: Nigeria Bans Boeing 737 Max 8 Aircraft

By Editor Nigeria has joined the league of other countries across the world in banning the “killer” Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane from flying over its airspace to ensure passenger safety. Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, made this declaration when he addressed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Re-elected President Muhammadu Buhari, presided over the meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The minister told newsmen that the planes would remain banned from getting into Nigeria…

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Lacazette Cleared To Feature For Arsenal 2nd Leg Europe League Game

Arsenal will on Thursday tray and upturn the huge challenge of progressing to the next stage of the Europa League. With the way they played Manchester United in the English Premier League last weekend, Arsenal fans all over the globe are hopping they play well enough to reverse the 3-1 deficit. The mood seems to be right though because Alesandre Lacazette was in a cheerful mood in training on Wednesday morning as the Gunners get set to unleash the striker against Rennes this week. The French striker was cleared to…

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At Last INEC Declares Emeka Ihedioha Governor-Elect, Imo State

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Finally, Hon. Emeka Ihediohanma the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the March 9 governorship polls in Imo State, has emerged winner of the election. Prof. Francis Otonta, the Returning Officer (RO) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the final results at the Imo governorship election Collation Centre in Owerri, the state capital on Tuesday. Ihediohanma, who was a former Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, won in 11 of the 27 Local Government Area, polling a total 273,404 votes to defeat…

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FlightRadar24 Lists Airlines That Have Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 Series

A good number of airlines and national aviation authorities have grounded their 737 MAX fleet in the wake of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 on March 10, 2019. Thus far, Chinese and Indonesian regulators along with Ethiopian Airlines, Aeromexico, Cayman Airways, Comair, GOL, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, and Royal Air Maroc have temporarily halted 737 MAX flights. Cayman Airways has grounded their fleet of two 737 MAX 8, VP-CIW and VP-CIX. The airline took delivery of its second MAX 8 (-CIX) just last Thursday and has not yet sent…

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Air Peace Arline Clears Air On Expected Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Series ————————————————– By Editor To avoid passenger apathy when its brand of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes arrives Nigeria, Air Peace Airline has said although Air Peace placed order for 10 brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the airline is yet to take delivery. The order, they explained is still at the design and configuration stage. The airline made the clarification in an online statement signed by the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Chris Iwarah. He was apparently reacting to several calls and enquiries, which poured…

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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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