Posted on Tue 21 Oct 2014, 02:02 PM

From Paul Ibe

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Youth Empowerment, Obi Adim, has joined the race for the PDP gubernatorial ticket in Imo State.

Mr. Adim who recently picked up the nomination form will be contending at the party’s primaries with other political heavyweights such as Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, ex- Governor Ikedi Ohakim, among others.

Posted on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 09:18 PM

From Uche Nwosu
 
In his thesis The Decay of Lying, Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer (1854-1900) declared that, “The final revelation is that lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things is the proper aim of the art”. If we stress it further we can conclude that lying is the art of releasing information that is at variance or inconsistent with the reality.
 

Posted on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 09:08 PM

From Ikenna Maxwell, Awka

 Member of the House of Representatives, Afam Ogene may be having his path towards returning to the legislative house next year dimmed by the interest declared by the Speaker of the Anambra state house of assembly, Chinwe Nwebili.

Both are from the Ogbaru federal constituency of Anambra state. 

Honourable Ogene was one of the legislators reported to have decamped from APGA to the PDP last month. And now, he seems to have retraced his steps and is longing to continue representing his people. 

Posted on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 07:04 PM

From Steph Clem, Umuahia
An Abia state high court sitting in Arochukwu has sentenced the killers of Abia based human right activist, Chidi Nwosu to death by hanging almost 4 years after his death.

Mr Nwosu was murdered in his country home at Ameke Abam in Arochukwu council area of the state on the 29th of December 2010.

Presiding judge, Justice Uche Okoroafor, sentenced the six killers Acha Uka Awo, Chimezie Awo, Oti Uka Awo, Sampson Ngozi Atum, Awo Uka Awo, and Iroha Orji Ogbuagu to death over their involvement in the murder.

Posted on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 09:29 AM

From Ejike Chinedu

Ongoing campaign to force Nigerians and indeed the international community to accept that the #bringbackourgirls agitation is political and aimed at embarrassing the federal government is not just unfortunate but wicked. The promo running on almost all TV stations in the country pointing out two members of the APC among the bring back our girls campaigners leaves a deep soar taste in the mouth of many Nigerians. It simply trivialized the sad tale that a “group of ragtag miscreants” could take on the giant of Africa, depriving its people of sleep and liberty.

Posted on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 07:18 PM

From Paul Ibeh, Enugu

Impeached deputy governor of Enugu state, Sunday Onyebuchi seems not ready to quit without a fight as he takes the state house of assembly to court challenging his impeachment.
The matter which will be heard by an Enugu State high court, filed by a team led by Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria listed the Speaker of the Assembly, Eugene Odoh, the 23 lawmakers and the new deputy governor, Ifeanyi Nwoye as defendants.

Posted on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 06:59 PM

From Ikenna Maxwell

Whether or not Charles Odedo will seek to return to the House of Representatives is no longer an issue of speculation. 

The member of the house representing Idemili federal constituency said that by the end of May 2015, he would have spent six years and ten months in the House of Representatives which will be less than two tenures of eight years.

“So ideally, I am going to contest the 2015 election so that I can convincingly say that I completed two tenures in the National Assembly”, he noted

Posted on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 05:16 PM

Paul Ibeh.

Former minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah has finally joined the race for the Anambra North Senatorial seat by picking the nomination form from her political party, the PDP.

The position is presently being occupied by Lady Margery Okadigbo, wife of former President of the Senate, late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, from Oyi council area of Anambra state.

Posted on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 04:17 PM

From Maduka Ogbonna, Umuahia 

The author of an article on page 20, of The Nation, Friday October 17, wrote with great malice and bitterness, trying poorly to politicize  grave issues that demand urgent and meaningful attention. 

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