Politics

Church a key factor in ensuring good governance- Okowa

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has described the Church as a key factor in ensuring good governance. The Governor made the description on Wednesday when the leadership of Delta State Chapter of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria led by Bishop Kingsley Enakirerhi, General Overseer of Heroes of Faith Ministries paid him a ‘thank you’ visit in Asaba. Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle); State Chairman (PFN) Bishop Kingsley Enakirerhi (right) and Deputy Chairman (PFN), Bishop Anene Okafor, during a courtesy call on the Governor, at Asaba Governor Okowa said, “the Church is a key part of governance, it has a lot of roles to play in governance, especially, in ensuring a peaceful state because, when the state is peaceful, you spend less resourc...

MASSOB insists on Biafra, says it will continue to work with Kanu, IPOB

By Chimaobi NwaiwuNnewi – Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra MASSOB Wednesday during their 18 years Anniversary said that it will continue to work harmoniously with the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,for the restoration of Biafra. Comrade Uchenna Madu with spokesman of Yoruba Liberation Movement Mr Makanjoula Muhammed, on the right and South East Coordinator of Yoruba Liberation Command , YOLICOM, Mr Michael Adeleke during the celebration. Addressing members of the group at Rojenny Tourist Center Oba, leader of MASSOB Comrade Uchenna Maduis working said that MASSOB was born out of injustice meted against Ndigbo who are the main builder and lovers of Nigeria. “You cannot suffer to built a build a house and you are pushed out and you feel happy, we do not hate...

Right time to face Arsenal is now- Courtois

By Emmanuel Okogba Thibaut Courtois feels the right time to face London rivals, Arsenal in the Premier League is now. This is coming after Chelsea rediscovered their form as they suffered a shock opening day home defeat to Burnley. Courtois Arsenal on the other hand have had a mixed start to their campaign this term, winning two and drawing two of their first four games. Chelsea will welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for a lunch time kick-off on the back of a 6-0 record equalling white-wash of lowly Qarabag in the Champions League. ‘It is good to face Arsenal now,’ Courtois said. ‘Everybody is healthy and things are going well. We won at Leicester, won comfortably (on Tuesday night) and will go into the Arsenal game with a good feeling. ‘We are doing well. A...

Hillary Clinton Joins the Ladies of ‘The View’ To Discuss ‘What Happened’ Last November

Following yesterday’s release of her new election memoir What Happened, Hillary Clinton stopped by The View today (Sep. 13) to discuss with the co-hosts her writing process for the book, her motivation for writing it, and where she wants the country to go from here.  When asked by co-host Whoopi Goldberg why she would want to relive the pain of her stunning electoral college defeat last November by writing about it, Clinton replied by saying that the writing process was “cathartic” for her and helped her cope with the loss much quicker by facing it head-on. Along with cleaning out her closets, going for walks in the woods, and catching up on sleep, writing about how she felt helped her unwind and recover from a grueling second presidential campaign.  Clinton’s visit...

Health workers to commence strike September 20

…accuse hospital CEOs of not being committedBy Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – HEALTH workers in the country under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals Association (AHPA) has given notice to the Federal Government that they will withdraw their services in the nation’s hospitals from Wednesday 20th September 2017. Health workers during the protest The health workers that code-named the yet to be embarked strike ‘Operation Alligator Bite’ , said it has given the Federal Government a-seven-day ultimatum to address their grievances before midnight of 20th September. The joint health workers unions while addressing journalists in Abuja, Wednesday, claimed that all the demands they had made since 2012 they started negotiatio...

CJN confirms move to appoint 10 new FHC Judges

By Ikechukwu NnochiriABUJA – The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday, said he has okayed process for the appointment of new Judges to fill vacant seats in various divisions of the Federal High Court. Justice Onnoghen The CJN who spoke at the opening of the 33rd Annual Judges Conference in Abuja, maintained that enormous responsibilities bestowed on the court by the constitution, required that it had the full compliments of its judicial officers. He said the appointment process was almost completed. The CJN, whose speech was read by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, said: “The Constitution has vested enormous responsibility in the Federal High Court. “The court is undoubtedly one of the most strategic and s...

Dokpesi, not our founder but media partner – APDA

By Dirisu YakubuABUJA- Newly registered Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has faulted the claim by media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi of being the founder and financier of the party. Dokpesi In a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Tosin Adeyanju, APDA urged Dokpesi to make available in the public domain, the cost he incurred in founding the party. “APDA challenges Chief Dokpesi to make public the expenditures that made him the financier of the party. APDA also challenges him to name the PDP governors and the federal government agency which he claimed is sponsoring APDA. These two clarifications would easily exonerate him or clearly show that his claims are not true for what it is worth,” the statement read in part. According to the ...

Board applauds LMC, Nigeria police for successful 2016/2017 NPFL season

The Board of National Nationwide League One (NLO), on Wednesday, applauded the League Management Company (LMC) for a successful organisation of just-concluded 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Newsmen report that the 2016/2017 NPFL came to an end on Saturday with Plateau United FC winning the trophy in their last match in Jos. A Director in NLO Board, Ebere Amaraizu, told newsmen in Enugu that Shehu Dikko-led LMC had an impressive organisation in the just-concluded season. Policemen on training Amaraizu, who is in-charge of NLO activities in the South-East, said that the season had been relatively hitch-free due to the close monitoring and interventions of the LMC. “I followed matches in the just-concluded NPFL 2016/2017 season, which had wi...

Breaking: JOHESU declares strike tagged Operation Alligator Bite

By Anthony Ogbonna The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU, has threatened it would embark on a nationwide industrial action tagged Operation Alligator Bite over what it termed the federal government’s failure to meet its demands. It said it tagged the planned action Operation Alligator Bite because it would be more severe than the Operation Python Dance launched by the Nigerian army in the South-East. The group, in a letter titled, “Looming Nationwide Industrial Action: Request for Audience,” and signed by its National Chairman, Joy Josiah, and the National Secretary, Ekpebor Florence, also demanded an audience with President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola  Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday...

Win more medals, Gov. Obiano urges Anambra youths

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has urged the state contingent to the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin, Kwara to garner more medals for the state. Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State Obiano gave the charge when he visited the team at the University of Ilorin Sports Complex in Ilorin on Wednesday. The governor, who was represented by Mrs Uju Nwogu, Commissioner for Sports and Youth Entrepreneurship, lauded the team for their efforts at the youth championships. Newsmen report that Anambra has so far won one gold in Karate and a silver in the girls’ 100m race. The commissioner, who cheered the athletes in some of their competitions, said she was hopeful that the state that placed third in the last edition would better their position in the Games. She urged the c...

Photos: Over 500 IPOB Members Head To Nnamdi Kanu’s House In Umuahia Abia State

Photos: Over 500 IPOB Members Head To Nnamdi Kanu’s House In Umuahia Abia State September 13, 2017 – Photos: Over 500 IPOB Members Head To Nnamdi Kanu’s House In Umuahia Abia State Over 500 IPOB members from different south-East states are heading to the home of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Umuahia, following the alleged invasion of his home. According to the Herald, the IPOB supporters who are seen in tippers, buses, and other cars showed up in protection of Kanu, whose home in Afaraukwu was surrounded by the Nigerian Army barely 48 hours after the clash between Army and IPOB members on Sunday evening which left three people injured. Tension returned in the state after the soldiers returned with about 10 Armored carrier vehicles and seven Hilux vans. The recent development has caused pani...

Desperate parents of seven daughters buy son for over N4m

A Chinese couple who already has seven daughters has allegedly spent more than 90,000 yuan (£10,345 or N4.7m) buying a son from strangers in order to carry on their family name. According to the Mail Online the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Chen, have been arrested and charged by the authority of Fengshun County in China’s Guangdong Province. Local reports say the baby boy, just over a month old, had been abducted and sold to the couple, but Mr. and Mrs. Chen told the court that they had not been aware of that fact. Mr. Chen. Source Dailymail The incident was revealed by a recent report from a programme called ‘Mingsheng 820’ aired on the Meizhou Broadcasting and Television Station. The Chens had been married for many years and were desperate to have a son because of their ‘traditional mindset’, sa...