Tinubu, Northern Elders And Politics Of Regrets

By Jude Ndukwe Recently, some Northern elders under the aegis of the Northern Elders Forum declared that the North regretted voting for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The Forum stated this through its spokesman, Abul-Azeez Suleiman: “The North made a mistake in voting Bola Tinubu to the presidency in 2023, and it is unlikely that they will repeat the same error in the future.” “They have learned from their past misstep and will strive to select a candidate who can unite the country and govern in the best interests of all…

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2nd World Igbo Conference 2024: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Defends Stance On Nnamdi Kanu’s Incarceration Amid Criticisms

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu (left), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his lawyer Robust debate was ignited at the 2nd World Igbo Conference as Prof. Anthony Ejiofo, Emeritus Chairman of the World Igbo Congress (WIC), raised concerns about Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide’s perceived inaction regarding Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s continued imprisonment by the Nigerian government. The Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, Tennessee State University, Nashville USA, questioned the organization’s effectiveness in advocating Kanu’s release and urged for more proactive measures. In a swift response, Chief Iwuanyanwu defended Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide’s position, refuting Prof. Ejiofo’s claims…

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Asaba Airport: Prayer For Uduaghan

By Ken Ugbechie Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, a medical doctor, was governor of Delta State for two terms, 2007-2015. Well over eight years after he left office, prayers are still said on his behalf. Last Wednesday, April 10, about 9am, Mama Odera, as she warmly introduced herself, was full of praise and fervent prayer for Uduaghan. Mama Odera (whom I reckon to be a septuagenarian) and I shared a space aboard a 7.30am Aero flight from Lagos to Asaba. A painless, barely one-hour flight which kept to schedule. Mama was chatty…

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Wike: When A Boozing Bozo Becomes A Bare Bully

BY SKC Ogbonnia Enough of Ezenwo Nyesom Wike!  Only in Nigeria could such a character continue to occupy the media space! Before Bola Tinubu rewarded him as the Minister Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Wike was basically a bozo throughout his tenure as the governor of Rivers State. By the way, a bozo in a catholic sense is more or less a wazzock — someone who exhibits the typical behaviors of a buffoon, damfool, a moron, a goon, a sociopath, a callous nuisance, a pathological liar; a barbaric inebriate or a…

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Junior Pope: How Friends Embalmed The Living

By Christopher Chinedumuije, PhD, FBU 1. He drowned following a boat crash while on transit to and fro a movie production set… 2. His body was recovered.., 3. Instead of taking him directly to the hospital for emergency care, they were busy snapping photos, making videos and posting online to tell Nigerians he was dead.., 4. When they were done, they took him to the mortuary without a doctor examining to confirm if he was alive or not.., 5. The Mortician realized he was not dead.., instead of taking him…

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Tinubu’s Anti-People, Reverse Robin Hoodist “Courage”

By Farooq A. Kperogi President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is so inordinately inebriated by his IMF-motivated decision to remove subsidies on petrol that at every opportunity he has he brags about it in giddily superlative terms. For example, during a meeting with the Nigerian community in France on June 24, 2023, he couched his decision to impose the Tinubu fuel tax (to borrow from his 2012 characterization of Goodluck Jonathan’s subsidy removal) on Nigerians in epiphanic, providential, and inspirational terms. He told Nigerians in France that during his inaugural speech on…

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Tinubu’s Budget Arithmetic, Drums And KWAM 1

By Festus Adedayo (PhD) “I know the arithmetic of the budget and the numbers that I brought to the National Assembly, and I know what numbers came back… Those who are talking about malicious embellishment in the budget; they did not understand the arithmetic and did not refer to the baseline of what I brought,” President Bola Tinubu declared at the State House, upper Friday. And there was ominous quiet on the home front. He was hosting the leadership of the Senate at the breaking of Ramadan fast. Do you…

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What Airpeace’ Lagos-London Gatwick Routes Mean To Nigerians

By Tunde Moshood In a historic moment of pride and achievement, Airpeace, Nigeria’s leading airline, defied skeptics and naysayers by launching its own Boeing 777 aircraft for its inaugural Lagos-London Gatwick flight. Amidst the buzz of wet-leased campaigns, Air Peace showcased its commitment to excellence by fielding its own aircraft, bearing registration number 5N-BVE. The successful landing of the Airpeace Boeing 777 at Gatwick Airport marked a monumental occasion for Nigeria, with the airline making headlines both at home and abroad. What set this flight apart was not just the…

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“Rolling The Stone Away” My Easter Message On Mark 16:1-8

By Territorial Envoy Levi Monanu, M.D,PhD. (Zonal Chairman Christian Council Of Nigeria,CCN, South East Zone) Very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” MARK 16:1-8, That first Easter morning, when the women made their way to the tomb, they had just one question on their minds: “Who will roll away the stone for us?” For it was a…

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Pro-Biafra Agitation, Insurgency Cause Insecurity In Southeast, Says RULAAC

A Lagos-based nonpartisan group in Nigeria, the Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre, (RULAAC) has   unveiled a report entitled, “The Roots of Insecurity: Healing the Wounds of Human Rights Violations in Southeast Nigeria: A path Towards Peace, Open Democratic Space and a Prosperous Future”. NewsBits was informed that the report was an attempt to document and project the correct account of the roots, drivers, actors, patterns, dimensions, and effects of insecurity in the Southeast Zone of Nigeria. The report, which followed  various stakeholders convening and brainstorming on insecurity in…

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