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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is no doubt a special human being and one that brings both the best and the worst out of people, even when it is against their wishes or clearly illegal. The frenzy that attended the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has...
President Muhammadu Buhari, at the weekend, again stirred another round of controversies, when he dismissed calls for restructuring of the country, asking what the advocates of restructuring want to restructure. The President, also, in what appears to be an evidence of his fixation on war, said those calling for restructuring...
President Muhammadu Buhari, after a long troubling silence, decided to grant an interview to Arise Television, in what could be said to be a rare indulgence by Buhari, who had, over the years, maintained an aloofness that many Nigerians found uncomfortable. Though, since the days of President Olusegun Obasanjo through...
Not many Nigerians saw it coming but it nevertheless came when, with a simple statement, the rights of Nigerians to share and receive information was violently curtailed in what has become the #TwitterBan. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed jolted Nigerians back into the reality of what the...
The crisis currently rocking the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be far from over anytime soon as it has claimed its first victim, Mr. Tony Aziegbemi, who has been suspended from office as the Chairman of the party in the state. Aziegbemi's offence was linked...
The Niger Delta region last week witnessed another of distortions as youths under the umbrella of Ijaw Youths Council {IYC} Worldwide made good their threat to shutdown the region, when on Tuesday they embarked on the shutting down of offices of the Niger Delta Development Commission {NDDC}. NaijaNewsNow reported that...
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, is a man many Nigerians have come to understand as someone who loves to talk and sometimes talk ‘out of point’ as it is usually said in local parlance, of people who spew out mostly irrelevant...
The news of the death of a suicide bomber and off course, an attempt to detonate a suicide vest in Afikpo town of Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State must have caught the state government and the police command in the state unawares. It is a given that both...
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State must be a fast learner to have internalized the rule books of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on passing the bucks when necessary. The Ebonyi State Governor displayed how good a student of the APC academy he...
The Senate Majority Leader, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Sunday said he is not interested in becoming the next President of Nigeria. He was however quick to add that he would be willing to take up the role of President of he is called upon to do so. Kalu, who...