by on November 11, 2018
IT emerged in Abuja on Saturday that a number of chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and defectors to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been gripped by fear over the ongoing ordeal of the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.Sources close to the party said that a number of party stalwarts, who were lured into the party in recent months, especially those with existing issues with anti-graft agencies were gripped by fear on hearing about the or...
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WE are in the darkest hour. Yet in these times, we still bask in past glory. We can't continue holding on to our glorious past, making it a point of comfort to cover up for the present mess; putting off till tomorrow what can be done today instead of forging a way forward. Since Nigeria gained independence in 1960, the male gender has been in charge of the leadership of the country. But there has been little or nothing to show for it; rather, all we are holding on to is the story of the glorious...
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Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace Most Reverend Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, on Thursday, ordained five new priests and one deacon for the Lagos Catholoc Archdiocese.The Archbishop, while speaking on the occasion advised the priests to follow the way of Christ.The new priests are Reverend Father Joseph Oyewole Oyekunle; Reverend Father Martin Ebuka Ozonwafor; Reverend Father Paulmary Taiwo Otupke; Reverend Father Emedo Raymond Uchenna and Reverend Father Toye Andrew Abiodun, while Brother ...
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Chief Mrs. Rebecca Apedzana served as a commissioner during the George Akume administration and was a pioneer Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State. She speaks with journalists in Makurdi about the killings in Benue and the politics of the state. JOHNSON BABAJIDE brings the excerpt: WHAT are your expectations of the forthcoming election?My expectations are very high, but sorry to say this, the players are not playing towards meeting my expectations. We have a Federal Gov...
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This was largely due to the fact that what many saw as disadvantages were several potentials to be tapped, thus, what was then required was the right leadership to lift it from a poor state to a level that its potentials could be fully tapped for the benefit of its people.Recall that back then, many saw Akwa Ibomites as backward in view of its hundreds of exports to big cities, including Lagos and Abuja to work as house helps, especially cooks.This was largely due to poverty, escalated by a larg...
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Of all the demands of the people, electricity has been the promise public officers find most difficult to handle, even half-way. This is simple. Power is peculiar. Unlike the other aspects of life where a little effort could be noticeable, power is only available when 100 per cent complete. No aspect of power can be showcased until taken to 100 per cent completion. But the enthusiasm of public office holders has never been lacking. The revered Cisero of Esa Oke, Chief Bola Ige, was once quoted ...
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Number one bestselling author and former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri, has claimed that the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai had, in 2011, sent him an email wherein he used derogatory name to describe women of southern Nigeria.In a couple of tweets on Saturday, Pastor Omokri challenged the governor to deny ever sending him such mail. He said he would make the email public if the governor tries to deny it. This is coming just hours after Omokri took on the gover...
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Beginning from Sunday, November 11, one of Nigeria's brilliant minds, Pius Adesanmi, will embark on a creative journey in the Tribune every Sunday with his column, "Injury Time with Pius Adesanmi".Adesanmi, now a Professor of English Language and Literature and Director, Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, Canada, made First Class at the University of Ilorin. He is one of the few young Nigerians who spearheaded the rebirth of literary creativity in the country in the late 1990s...
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A Human Right Activist, Bukola Ogunsanwo, has advocated for good governance for the overall development of the country.Ogunsanwo, who made this known to journalists recently, explained that the country is in dire need of reorientation, beginning at the grassroots, to work not for personal gain but for the greater good."The spate of wasted potentials is too severe for us to ignore it anyhow. The problem has become worse than lack of proper education."It is now greed excessive desire to make ...
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November 10, 2018Press StatementThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cautions Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, over his unguarded comment, wherein he referred to our Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as a tribal bigotThe party says Chief Peter Obi is well known for his nationalist disposition and cannot in anyway be associated with tribal bigotry.The PDP therefore advices Governor el-Rufai to face the myriad of problems he has caused in Kaduna state for which the people have resolved t...
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Lawmakers including the newly elected Speaker, Rt Hon Olumide George, Deputy Speaker, Bimbo Fajolu, and former Speaker Jumoke Akindele, were not spared from the attack by the men suspected to be members of NURTW in the stateInvestigation by Tribune Online revealed that men of the transport union were misinformed about the impeachment process in the State House of Assembly.A member of the union who spoke with Tribune Online explained that members of the union were informed that the lawmakers have...
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Nigeria's former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka as a credible candidate for the governorship position in Ogun State in the 2019 elections.He declared this at the official presentation of Isiaka, his running mate,Mrs.Olabisi Okeowo-Bolade and other candidates to Obasanjo by the party's leadership, held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library auditorium, Abeokuta, on Satur...
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