Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999

Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999 I have read the statement issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as to the reason for the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. In the statement, the President relied on the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which ordered that theOnoghen CJN be suspended pending the determination of the case hanging on his neck at the CCT. This order purportedly granted by the CCT was given without jurisdiction. The…

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Nigeria: The Anaemia of a Bleeding Nation

Nigeria: The Anaemia of a Bleeding Nation is a vivisection of the problem with Nigeria by Dr. Anthony Ohanyere N. mni. It offers a penetrating insight into the failure of leadership in Nigeria and the performances of the Nigerian leaders, past and present which Daily Mandate has offered to serialize. In his reflection of what he captioned “Leadership Question,” the author has no kind words for Nigerian leaders. Enjoy the excerpts: It is not contestable that those who struggled and secured our national independence did great job and are deserving…

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Youth empowerment is my Priority- Halims

Honourable Abdullahi Alih popularly known as Halims is a regular contestants into the Federal House of Representatives for  Ankpa/ Olamaboro/ Omala federal constituency. He was between 2007 and 2011 represented Ankpa 1 state Constituency. This period the erosion menace in the Ankpa metropolis that has hitherto defied solutions was fixed. Hundreds of Ankpa unemployed youths were employed into both the Federal and state establishments, including Military, police and paramilitary services. He believes in the empowerment of  the youths  which according to him over 250 young men and women from the…

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SDP blasts police over abduction of member in kogi.

Atabor Julius Lokoja               The kogi state chapter of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) has expressed sadness over the inability of the Nigeria Police and other  security agencies in the state to protect citizenry as her members  in the Central senatorial zone of the state  were being abducted . The  party thumb down the police as a result of the abduction of one of its members, Friday Ovoro from his house in the early hours of 23rd January, 2019 by unknown gunmen, dressed in military camouflage stormed his residence,Ohueta, ,Okehi LGA…

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Jimi Agbaje Laments, Over 3,000 Of My Billboards, Others Destroyed In Lagos

Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has raised the alarm over the persistent methods of removal of his campaign posters and political party signs, which he blamed on the agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He claimed that the practice, which has been on since campaign for the 2019 gubernatorial election started, obviously confirmed APC’s ill-motive and desperation to ensure that there is no level playing field. In an interaction with The Guardian, Agbaje said PDP has on several occasions been the victim…

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Lagos aborigines lobby Agbaje, as he promises equity for state’s 5 divisions

By: Directorate of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation (JACO) The Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has promised to develop all the five divisions of the state into viable economic hubs. He also promised to address the numerous socio-political and economic dislocations that affected indigenes of the state in the last 20 years of the current democratic dispensation. A statement issued by the Media Office of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation (JACO) stated that the governorship hopeful gave the assurance in…

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I have been fair in my appointments-Buhari tells South East leaders

President Buhari has told Igbo leaders not to complain about marginalisation because he has been fair in the appointments he has made so far in his administration. The president said this yesterday January 24th when he paid a courtesy visit to the Obi of Onitsha in his palace. Buhari has been criticised by Nigerians especially people from the South eastern part of the country over his lopsided appointments into government agencies and political appointments.   In response to the allegation the president said about five members of the federal executive cabinets are…

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Oby Ezekwesili steps down from Presidential race

The presidential candidate of the Allied party congress of Nigeria (ACPN),Oby Ezekwesili has withdrawn from presidential race on Thursday morning and has rather opted to help build a coalition to defeat theAll Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party in the February 16, 2019 election. In a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Obiageli Ezekwesili Presidential Campaign Organisation, Ozioma Ubabukoh, Ezekwesili was quoted as saying that her decision to withdraw from the race followed extensive discussions with Nigerians at home and the Diaspora. According to her, the action is…

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Support Atiku, Sule Lamido tells supporters as mammoth crowd welcomes Atiku to Jigawa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, met an unprecedented crowd cheering and chanting Atiku! Atiku! Turaki! Turaki! on Monday.The National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, told the mammoth crowd that PDP is coming to power to put food on their tables and tackle hunger in the land.“We are bringing in an energetic and competent person, Atiku Abubakar, with experience to tackle poverty created by the APC”.Secondus told the jubilant crowd that their massive turn out at the rally is a clear indication that power is returning…

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2019: Be careful with Amina Zakari, PFN, warns INEC

The South East Zone of the Pentecostal Federation of Nigeria, PFN, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the security agencies “to not only discharge their duties honourably, but also resist every temptation to compromise,” as Nigeria heads for the general elections. The PFN Vice President, Dr. Cosmas Ilechukwu, made the appeal at a press conference in Owerri, after a three-day National Action/ Pastoral Committee of the Charismatic Renewal Movement, CRM. “INEC should maintain the position of an unbiased umpire. This is why the outcry against the…

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IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Assumes Office.

The Formal Inspector General of police Idris Ibrahim hands over to AG.IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed. With the appointment and assumption of duty of the New Inspector General of police AG.IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed to office has drawn a national and international policing leadership experience to bridge the missing link.The IGP during his speech said ” The absence of leadership has always been the missing link in policing  in Nigeria, it is my conviction, therefore, that if the quality personnel potentials of the force are blended with purposeful and motivational leadership at…

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Kogi Gov. Appoints Onogwu Mohammed as new chief press Secretary

Kogi state governor, His excellency Yahaya Adoza Bello has approved the immediate appointment of Onogwu Muhammed as the Chief press Secretary. He is to replace Petra Akinti Onyegbule who resigned earlier this week. The governor also announced the appointments of the following into his new direction government. Hon. Ogbodo Patience Yemi Senior Special Assistant to your Excellency on Multilateral and Donor Agencies Sanusi Abdul Usman Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties Kogi East (Governor’s Office) Opeyemi Ajiboye Special Assistant to the Governor on Grassroots Connect Kabba/Ijumu Federal…

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2019: A Clarion Call For Change In Government

With less than two months to go, Nigerians are still pondering on which presidential candidate to vote for in the general elections of 2019. It will be definitely fun to watch the winner of the election. In the build up of 2015 presidential election, many Nigerians were meant to believe that corruption increased by unimaginable proportions, leading to hardship, hunger, frustration and withdrawal. In fact, one of the strongest points the opposition had against the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was his seeming inability to curb insurgency. Criticisms were rife.…

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Cacophony of Predictions of 2019: Heaven is empty, all the prophets are in Nigeria

By Jonathan Ochemeje In Nigeria, the year 2019 appears to be the year of astrologers. As 2018 was ticking to a close, star gazers, prophets, fortune tellers and apostles were busy brandishing their quivers of predictions.  It was not surprising that the predictions of what 2019 holds were as deafening as the knuckle cracking of the New Year knockouts. Many of the predictions bordered on the outcome of the 2019 presidential elections. As if competing with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, most of the prophets fell short of releasing…

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Group blames poor economy on insecurity

The Promoters Hunters Forum, PHF, under the aegis of Alhaji Akitu Abubakar support group and the People’s Democratic Party PDP has said that the state of insecurity in the country has gradually derailed the nation’s economic growth. The National coordinator of the group Misbawu Sani who made this known in Abuja promised to hunt for more supporters across the country for Atiku Abubakar vowing to turnout in their numbers to vote for the PDP presidental candidate in the forth coming general elections. Sani who graved for urgent need to salvage…

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Lagos 2019: Parties, Candidates sign peace pact as police promise adequate security

As part of the measures to set the tone for the 2019 elections in Lagos state, the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr. Edgal Imohimi, has promised to provide adequate security for all candidates and political parties and their candidates before, during and after the elections. The CP who disclosed this at the Stakeholders meeting at the Officers Mess, Ikeja on Wednesday warned all political parties to desist from thuggery, do-or die politics and other conducts capable of causing a breach of peace in the state. He lamented that…

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U.S. supports full inclusion of persons with disabilities

The United States Consulate in Lagos on Thursday called for more concerted efforts to ensure the full inclusion of persons living with disabilities in every aspect of social, political, economic, and cultural life. Delivering remarks at a program organized by Project Enable Africa in commemoration of the 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, U.S. Consulate Public Affairs Officer Russell Brooks, reaffirmed the U.S. government’s support for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Brooks explained that the United States, as part of its foreign policy, works to remove barriers and…

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Group seeks an end for all discriminatory policies against female police officers

  CLEEN Foundation is seeking for the abolishing of all discriminatory policies and practices affecting female police officers including unmarried, married and pregnant ones and other extant rules affecting the Police as an equal opportunity employer. This was contained in Memoranda and Position on the Police Bill for an Act demanding repealing of the Police Act CAP P19 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and enacts the Nigeria Police Act 2018. The group presented her position at the Public Hearing by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, December 5,…

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Ikeja Electric Wins SERAS Innovation Prize for 2018

Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has won this year’s edition of SERAS Innovation Prize at the SERAS Awards held last Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. The DisCo bagged the prestigious award, which was keenly contested by Union Bank Plc, ISON BPO, Access Bank and Data Jaja, in a category that focused on innovative and sustainable ideas with positive environmental impact on society. Ikeja Electric which was making its debut appearance at the prestigious Awards, was nominated in three categories; Best Corporate Communications…

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