Month: November 2020

Health
Politics

Behold the Pool of Bethesda healing Abia’s 21-year sickness

It was a Sunday morning of anguish as the pastor sermonised on the 40-year travails of Israel-nation in the wilderness after they scurried off Egypt in a journey that ought to have lasted only 11 days. Even the stone-hearted were unable to fight back the tears as he adumbrated their near-death predicaments – thirstiness, pestilence, […]

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Business
Politics

Bobboi’s Tenure Renewal: A Toast To PEF (Management) Board

The news that President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Ahmed Bobboi, Executive Secretary of Petroleum Equalisation Fund(Management) Board, for a new 4-year term had drawn wide acclaim and commendations from oil industry practitioners, the organised private sector and other pertinent stakeholders. The presidential pat on the back, many believe, came on the heels of trailblazing activities […]

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Lifestyle

I abolished Osu caste system so their pretty women would marry – Igwe Nnewi

Obi of Otolo and Igwe of Nnewi in Anambra State, Igwe Kenneth Orizu, speaks to TONY OKAFOR about the abolition of the Osu caste system in his kingdom, among other issues You have been on the throne since 1963; did you ever imagine that you could serve for this long? No, I didn’t. It’s the […]

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Law

#EndSARS: Court orders police to probe Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Moe, Tiwa Savage, others [Full list]

A Magistrate Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Police to investigate 50 End SARS protesters. They are accused of playing active roles in the agitaion. They include Aisha Yesufu, David Adeleke – Davido, Ayodeji Balogun – Wizkid, Deji Adeyanju, Sam Adeyemi, Ayo Sogunro, Tiwa Savage, Dipo Awojide, Folarin Falana – Falz, Modupe Odele – […]

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Politics

INEC announces new date for pending by-elections across Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Friday announced that all the pending by-elections across Nigeria would be conducted on Saturday, December 5, 2020. INEC’s National Commission and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement. Recall that INEC had postponed by-elections slated for October 31, 2020, in six […]

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Politics

Ikpeazu issues 14-day ultimatum to federal road contractors in Abia

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, on Friday gave contractors handling the rehabilitation of federal roads in the state up until Nov. 28 to return to site or the state government would take over the projects. The Governor issued the ultimatum during an interactive session with newsmen at the Government House, Umuahia. According to him, […]

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General

#EndSARS: We have not been petitioned over shootings at Lekki – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has said that they have not received any formal petition over their alleged shooting of peaceful End SARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Oct. 20. The counsel for the Nigerian Army, Mr Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN), made this known on Saturday when they appeared before the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry […]

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International
Politics

US election 2020 results: Protesters storm vote counting centres with guns

Armed protesters have been seen gathering outside offices where election workers are counting the votes that will decide who wins the US presidential race. According to Al Jazeera, some of the angry protesters carry shotguns; some have handguns while some other carry black, military-style semi-automatic rifles. According to the report, the protesters with weapons are […]

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General

#EndSARS: Godwin Emefiele under attack over order to freeze accounts

Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has come under attack for filing a suit seeking to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the EndSARS protests. DAILY POST reported that the request filed by the CBN on October 20 was granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a […]

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General

#EndSARS: Ikpeazu approves deployment of modern technology in crime fighting

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State. The Governor, who made this known in statement released via his Twitter account on Wednesday, said the decision was taken in a bid to strengthen the fight against crime in Abia State. […]

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