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First it began with a rosy relationship that began from their days at the financial institution where Peter Obi was the chief financial investor and Willie Obiano was the Managing Director. The two gentlemen understood each other’s capabilities and...

Social Commentaries

How President Buhari Emboldens Biafran Secessionists – By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

Even as the bombs boom in Maiduguri, Bama, Yola and elsewhere, properties destroyed and bones litter the grounds of Baga, Damaturu, Potiskum and its environs, even while those native to these lands ran as far as their heels could lift them, with a good number of them not thinking of returning to their lands ever again, you would still see buses conveying people from the Southeastern part of Nigeria...

How Credible And Courageous Igbo Leaders Are Known – Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

Dear Femi, I hope you get to read this letter in the comfort of your home or office and not in a dingy room in prison or in another not so comfortable cell in the EFCC. It will delight me to know that you read this letter, baby-sitting Arragorn, my nwadiala. Looking into his eyes as you read this,...

Trump’s Victory And Nigeria: Promises The President-Elect Won’t Keep – By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

If a mock election for the United States presidency was conducted in Nigeria, like it was done in some other countries like Kenya, I doubt if the former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton would have got up to a quarter of the entire votes. Truth is, majority of Nigerians,...

My Detention: What We Need To Know – By Dr. John Danfulani

Dr. John Danfulani On Monday the 7th of November 2016 Justice Bilkisu Mohammed of Kaduna State High Court 14 of Ibrahim Taiwo Road Kaduna granted me bail. That terminated my 13 days ordeal in a 1915 colonial master’s detention facility- called Kaduna Prison...

Why Saraki Frowned! – By Abdulrazaq Magaji

  A picture of the president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has just gone viral and tongues are wagging. And for good cause too! In the picture was a baleful Senate president with a barely-concealed...

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El-Rufai: Tell The Terrorists I Am Fulani Too And Give Them This Money – By Dr. Peregrino Brimah

Nigeria has a problem: Kaduna. There is an administrator in Kaduna who is very very dangerous. He is a text book definition of an ethnic bigot, a tribalist and a religious sectarian radical. He also believes he is taller than the law and has little regard for Nigeria’s constitution and next to none for the people’s lives. This makes him...

Unraveling The Hidden Underbelly Of Change – By Jaye Gaskia

‘We returned to our places, these kingdoms, But it is No Longer At Ease Here, In the Old Dispensation, With an alien people clutching at their Gods …………’ Nineteen [19] months after being inaugurated,...

Probe Justice Kolawole’s Integrity For Callous Ruling To Further Punish Zakzaky, Wife, Family – By Dr. Peregrino Brimah

Nigeria’s High Court judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole Friday ruled the delayed release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat. The Judge awarded N50 million in his ruling and said, “I have given the 45 days as a reprieve...

Governors And The Politics Of Succession – By Reuben Abati

reuben-abati The recent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states threw up a number of issues about the politics of succession in Nigeria. In Edo state, you would think it was the then incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole seeking re-election....

[Interview] Yuletide Celebrations:  Expect Visibility of Policing …Anambra First Female PPRO

ASP Nwode Nkeriuka (PPRO Anambra State) The Assistant Superintendent of Police, Nwode Nkeriuka is the first female Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra State Police Command, Southeast Nigeria. ...

I Initiated A lot Of Reforms In Interior Ministry – Abba Moro

Comrade Patrick Abba Moro, a grassroots politician from Benue State was the Minister of Interior in the immediate past administration of ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Born onJuly 3, 1958, Moro...

Electoral Reform: Make Use of Justice Uwaise Committee Reports – Fred Obi

Chief Fred Obi Mr. Fred Obi, is the Delta State Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) and a factional Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in the state. In this exclusive interview...

Exclusive Interview: “Buhari Is Clueless, He Knows I Am Not Behind Avengers” –Tompolo

Tompolo High Chief,  Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tom-Polo is on the run from Federal Government forces, who have accused him of aiding and sponsoring the Niger Delta Avenges, the new militant  group alleged...

Withdrawal Of Gov. Wike’s Security Details, Another APC-INEC- Police Conspiracy Against PDP, Rivers People

Press Statement Irked by the sudden withdrawal of the Chief Security Officer and other security personnel attached to the Rivers State Governor, His Excellency, Chief  NyesomWike, by the Commissioner...

Obituary: PUNCHman loses father…

  A community leader and one of the strong pillars of OLOKOR dynasty, PA AUGUSTINE OKUNOJA OLOKOR is dead. A statement by the family said he died on Saturday October 29 2016 at the age of 85 years...

Governor Okorocha Appeals To The General Public Not To Panic Over Heavy Presence Of Soldiers In Owerri

Government Of Imo State Press Release With effect from Sunday, December 4, 2016, there will be heavy presence of officers and men of the Nigerian Army in Owerri, Imo State Capital. And the Soldiers would...

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Receives The 2016 Global Fairness Award

Former minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was on Thursday, December 1, honored with the Global Fairness Award in Washington DC, United States. The award was presented to her by the Global Fairness...