The future of Kogi

June 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Since the creation of Kogi state by the Ibrahim Babangida administration in 1991, the contest for power supremacy has been the major political characteristic. The three main tribes: Igala, Ebira and Kabba have a rich and interesting history in both the colonial and pre-colonial context.     Brought together by fate,  the vision of the founding fathers was to see the Read More

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National unity: 100 Islamic scholars begin 3-day fasting, prayers

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 100 Islamic scholars,  Monday commenced three days fasting and prayers for national peace and unity in the country. The team leader of the Volunteer and Patriotic Muslim Scholars, Malam Salihu Abdullahi-Mai, said at a news conference in Tudun Wada, Kaduna that the group mobilised 100 clerics for the three- day fasting and prayers. He said “Prayers and Read More

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Zamfara: PDP defectors meet ex-gov

February 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara state has advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remain united and shun any act of discrimination and differences among party members. He spoke in Talata-Marafa, Zamfara, when some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Maradun Local Government of the state defected to APC. Receiving the defecting party members during Read More

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Anambra 2021: Market leader commends Obiano, APGA for rotating power to South

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Vice Chairman, Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association (ASMATA), Hon. Obinna Okechukwu, has commended Governor Willie Obiano and the state ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for zoning the 2021 gubernatorial seat to the southern part of the state. Okechukwu, who is also the Chairman of New Motorcycle Spare Parts (NASPA) in Nnewi, gave the commendation in an interview Read More

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FUG appoints Elechi as new chancellor

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Federal University Gusau, Zamfara state, has appointed His Royal Highness,  Arch. Ezeogo Ewa Elechi, the Isu Oha 1 of Ohaisu Kingdom, from Ebonyi state, as the university’s new chancellor. Speaking at the combined maiden convocation ceremony of the university Saturday, the vice chancellor, Federal University, Gusau, Professor Magaji Garba, described the new chancellor as a great man who Read More

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2023 presidency: Chukwuma urges Ndigbo to support Igbo

January 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Anglican Bishop of Enugu, Dr  Emmanuel Olisa Chukwuma, has called on all Igbo men and  women to support an Igbo man to be president of Nigeria  come 2023. “If an Igbo man becomes the president of Nigeria, everybody should support him,” he urges pointing out that with unity, the nation will achieve greatness. Chukwuma who is also the archbishop Read More

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Oba of Benin’s visit’ll enhance our unity – Obong of Calabar

January 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Obong of Calabar, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has said the visit of the Oba of Benin kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare  II, to Efik kingdom would enhance the bond of unity existing between the Efik and Benin kingdoms. The Obong, who spoke through his media and publicity chief, Otuekong  Francis Edet, said Read More

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Anambra 2021: Ohanaeze sets standard

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As the year 2019 wounds up for the year 2020 to creep in, the attention of Nigerians is drawn on Anambra state whose governorship election is due soon. In view of this, OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU writes on the charge by Ohanaeze Ndigbo to politicians about the need to respect the existing zoning formula.   In 2021, eligible voters in Anambra state would be Read More

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FCT set for maiden ECOWAS-Abuja Int’l marathon

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 500 international and local athletes will participate in the maiden ECOWAS-Abuja International Half Marathon scheduled to hold on Dec. 14. Mr Francis Njoaguani, Director, ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre, while addressing newsmen in Abuja on preparations, said the event is open to athletes outside West Africa. Njoaguani said the race with the theme “Run for Unity Read More

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Riding: Nigeria, South Africa bikers set to promote unity

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bikers from Nigeria and South Africa are to engage in a riding initiative in South Africa tagged, ‘Africa Unite Bike Ride’ aimed at fostering peace and unity between both countries. Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Marketing and Branding International, Mr Yinka Abidoye, said during an interview that the exercise was under the auspices of MzansiNaija and Inspire Marketing & Branding International. “The Read More

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Use electoral victory to reconcile warring members – Ebonyi APC urges Buhari

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his electoral victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday to reconcile warring members of the party across Nigeria. The state chairman of the party, Chief Eze Nwachukwu, gave the advice Thursday in Abakaliki, noting that the victory should also galvanise unity in the party. Nwachukwu urged Read More

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Groups plotting to undermine Nigeria’s peace, DSS alerts

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Nigerians on plans by subversive groups and individuals to undermine national security, peace and unity in the country. DSS Public Relations Officer Peter Afunanya who made this known in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said the groups also initiated narratives to deepen their subversive objectives so as to achieve preferred illegal Read More

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Nigeria’s WAZOBIA dilemma

August 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chains by any other name would still hurt as much—anonymous 2023 presidency: Northern youth group endorses Tinubu to lead, Nigeria: Igbo Presidency 2023 – Nigeria’s Date With Justice and Unity. 2023 Presidency: Nigerians divided over Tinubu’s ambition. Disunited South-West, South-East Risk Losing 2023 Presidency, Says Sani. Why North may retain power in 2023 –Kwande A cursory look at the few Read More

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Let’s put 2019 election behind – Rep

August 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The member representing Hong/Gombi federal constituency of Adamawa state, Hon Yusuf Captain Buba, has urged Nigerians to put aside their differences which arose from the 2019 general elections and work together for the peace, unity and development of Nigeria.  Buba, who is the chairman House Committee on Foreign Affairs stated this Tuesday in Yola in his Sallah message to Muslim faithful Read More

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Kaduna: New NAPSP leadership emerges, chairman harps on unity

June 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The newly elected chairman of National Association of Private Schools Proprietors (NAPSP), Kaduna main Division, Mr. Akintunde Busayo, has promised to build on the legacy left behind by his predecessor by ensuring unity of its members.  The proprietor of Destiny College Malali in Kaduna North local government area, who took over from, Alhaji Shettima Abba Gana, said that his leadership Read More

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Kwara North APC: Elders call for fair distribution of political appointments

May 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara North All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders’ Council, Wednesday, called on the governor –elect, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, to ensure fair and equitable distribution of political appointments in the state. The elders in a communique jointly signed by Abubakar Mora, the chairman of the council, and Manzuma Abdulmalik, the secretary, Wednesday in Abuja said sure approach would quarantine unity and strengthen Read More

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Oshiomhole undermining party unity, stability – APC youth wing

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) North-east Zonal Youth Wing Abuja chapter has accused the party national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of progressively undermining the unity and stability of the party. The group alleged that Oshiomhole’s approach to the emergence of the leadership of the 9th Assembly was a clear invitation to anarchy, adding that this must be halted if the party to Read More

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Kaduna: Kurmin stun Kagarko as Commissioner’s Cup kicks off

January 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kurmin Jibrin FC dropped the underdog toga to defeat Kagarko North FC 4-2 on penalties after both sides played to a 1-1 draw during regulation time of an exciting opening match of Commissioner Cup yesterday in Kaduna.   The football competition, which is in support of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir el-Rufai, is sponsored by the Read More

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Peace and unity as tools for development

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

It is not our differences that create disharmony, conflicts or religious/ethnic crises. Rather it is the large intolerance and un-willingness to accept each other as one family and brothers in humanity. We need to accept one another, and love our fellow mankind, we don’t have to agree with each other; but we shouldn’t disparage other’s belief and culture or make Read More

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Dogara congratulates Osinbajo at 61

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on the occasion of his 61st birthday anniversary, describing him as “a man who epitomises humility, intelligence and patriotism.” In a congratulatory message he personally, Dogara extolled the virtues of the vice-president and saluted his “unalloyed loyalty, dedication and commitment to the Nigerian project.” Read More

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2019: APC Senators battle state governors

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has remained mired in controversies among its leading lights in respective states barely 12 months to the 2019 general elections. PATRICK ANDREW writes. Why the conflicts Since the All Progressives Congress (APC) against all odds took Nigeria’s political stage by storm by defeating the incumbent and seemingly invincible Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it has remained Read More

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Lent: Pray for Nigeria, Buhari tells Christians

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Christians in Nigeria on the solemn occasion of the commencement of this year’s Lenten season. “As they join their counterparts worldwide to emulate the worthy example of Jesus Christ who fasted 40 days at the beginning of His earthly ministry, the President urges Christian brothers and sisters to pray fervently for the country’s Read More

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4,000 Delta APC members defect to PDP

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Over 4, 000 All Progressives Congress (APC) members from Ika North East local government area of Delta state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s domain, have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defected, led by APC chieftain, Comrade Ebenezer Obiazorkwo and seven APC ward chairmen in the council, were received by governor Okowa during PDP meeting held Read More

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Kogi monarch tasks Ebira on sports development

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim has called on well meaning Ebira people and corporate organisations in Kogi to invest in sports in order to discover new talents and reduce youth restiveness in the state. The royal father, who made the call at the weekend during the grand finale of the 2017 edition of Ajanah Read More