By Henry Amobi
I drove yesterday by road, from Lagos to the East. China virus has done a lot of damage to both the lives and the economy of Nigeria. All the eateries along the way and most of the businesses which rely on travelling citizens for daily bread are comatose. All the major passenger transport companies with branded vehicles are comatose. One can only imagine the ripple effect of this sudden economic downturn on the ancillary beneficiaries of daily bread. Continue reading “Opinion: Interstate Lockdown!”
Immediate past Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi is dead.
He was said to have died of COVID-19 complications at First Cardiology Specialist Hospital, Lagos. Continue reading “Ex-Oyo Governor Ajimobi dies at 70”
• Current enrollees to exit July 31st
• Online portal to open for application on June 26, 2020
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said that it will commence the enrolment of the third batch of N-Power beneficiaries next week. Continue reading “FG to begin enrolment of the third batch of N-Power next week”
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has formally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after his recent resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Continue reading “EDO 2020: Governor Obaseki formally joins the PDP”
By Prof. Ini Udoka
Recently, I have had the privilege of reading trending materials in the social media on the above three related political coinages. The intention of the contributors of these materials is to enlighten the Akwa Ibom politicians on what should be the compass directing the choice of the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Continue reading “Opinion: Of zoning, Micro- Zoning and No Zoning”
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday suspended an airline for conveying Naira Marley to Abuja for a concert.
The minister for aviation, Hadi Sirika, who made this known during the daily COVID19 briefing said that the flight was approved for a different purpose. Continue reading “BREAKING: FG Suspends Airline For Flying Naira Marley To Abuja”
A police officer in Akwa Ibom State has been dismissed from the police force for involvement in cultism. Read below a press release by the police department.
AZ:5300/AIS/PPRD/VOL.4/102 11th June, 2020
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
CP AKWA IBOM DISMISSES A POLICEMAN FOR BEING A CONFESSED CULTIST
-ARRESTS TWELVE (12) OTHER SUSPECTED CULTISTS
-VOWS TO CONTINUE THE ONSLAUGHT AGAINST CULTISTS
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command under the leadership of CP IMOHIMI EDGAL is determined to decimate cultism and other crimes in the State.
To this end, the Command has dismissed F/NO. 513379 PC Mfon Esio for discreditable conduct to wit cultism. The said Constable on 20th May, 2020 was fingered in a Junior Vikings Confraternity initiation in which one Ubong John William ‘m’ was allegedly abducted to a bush along Marina Road, Eket where he was forcefully initiated into the Junior Vikings Confraternity. The Constable has been subjected to orderly room trial where he was found guilty of the offence and has been dismissed immediately from the Force. This will serve as a deterrent to others of his like in the Force. Continue reading “Cultism: Police Dismisses an Officer in Akwa Ibom”
Four years ago, you called him the backbone of the economic success of your eight-year government as Governor. The same four years ago, you publicly lacerated the image of another person, that as a cultist in UNIBEN, he bathed a fellow student with acid, leading to his rustication for two years. You publicly swore “before God”, that Ize-Iyamu was not an individual who could be trusted with the public till, reason you refused to give him an appointment. Yes, you know he is currently on trial by the EFCC for alleged corruption. Yet, he is your new saint. Four years ago when he was not yet charged for corruption, you didn’t find him fit to be Governor but now that he is on trial for alleged corruption, that is the time he is fit to be a Governor. Does that resonate well with a government whose major mantra is anti-corruption? Continue reading “Opinion: Still on Edo Politics by Richard Akinnola”
By Imoh Usanga
Whenever Nigeria faces a little economic adjustment, our commercial motorists are always very quick to respond to it and their responses are always detrimental to passengers. Passengers are always punched in the stomach as they are made to pay high and unwarranted fares. Continue reading “Opinion: Akwa Ibom Commercial Motorists and the Spirit of Extortion”
By Osondu Ahirika
John Donne, it was, who said, “Any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” I agree. However, my earnest prayer always is, ‘May my death never be the reason people can exhale. Continue reading “Opinion: Will Burundi now breathe?”