Last week’s allegation by the Edo state government through its Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Kassim Afegbua, that the Okpella Water Project in Edo North has been completed and listed as a feat of the present Federal government has been shot down by officials of Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja.
Obviously, the March 28 and April 11 general election is the major concern of many Nigerians at the moment. While the two major political parties-the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressive Congress, APC are preparing hard to outsmart each other and cornered victory to their side, majority of Nigerians are busy checking their manifestos and plan for the country so as to have good reasons of electing their choice.
Commercial bus driving has always been regarded as the sole domain for men, probably because of the stress involved in it. But today the scope of women is expanding gradually by the day and so more women are coming into those skills or vocations that has hitherto being the preserve of men. One of such women who have broken the jinx tied to some traditionally man-dominated vocations is Madam Toyin Fajuyigbe.
She has successfully broken the stereotype belief that commercial driving is for men only.
On Thursday February 26, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division of Nigerian Army, Enugu, Maj-Gen. Shehu Yusuf visited Imo State to commission the Small Arms Shooting Range of the 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze. The commissioning ceremony marked a turning point in the history of the brigade which had been without any shooting range for nearly two decades.
Unsuccessful marriages have become a norm in the society and courts are thriving on cases about divorce between couples. It is very common to see single mothers and single fathers, one wonders if it was in the divine plan of God when he instituted marriage as a sacred union between a man and a woman for the purpose of companionship and procreation.
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the Enugu State 2015 governorship polls, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, popularly called Gburugburu, seems to be set now to occupy the Government House, Enugu, the Lion Building.
Since the year 2009 when Boko Haram insurgency started in the North- Eastern part of Nigeria, scores of people have died and more are still dying due to frequent attacks on lives and property in that part of the country.
Before the latest offensive by Nigerian Army to dislodge the insurgents, there have been continuous media reports of whole communities and even villages being sacked and taken over by activities of Jihadists. The casualties from these attacks when quantified run into millions of naira with attendant gory and agonizing tales trailing those affected.
Recently, the immediate past Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu attained the golden age. For Wogu, it was period full of expectations and fulfilment.”I feel great. Let me begin by thanking God who made it possible for me to attain the golden age which is 50 years. While growing up, I saw a lot of people celebrating 40 and 50 years, people do also celebrate 18 and 21 years.
Recently, key allies of the former governor of Kogi State governor, Prince Abubakar Audu, who parted ways for years rejoined him in the APC with fanfare. With many of his die-hard critics already in the party, political analysts postulates that the combination of these forceful groups may spell doom for the Price Audu’s political ambition, as his leadership role is raising dust among party faithful.
Following the emerging pre-election violence in Ebonyi state, security agencies are currently on red alert to restore normalcy before the elections. Ebonyi state police command under the watch of Police Commissioner Maigari Dikko, has been making relentless effort to nip the ugly situation in the bud; in order to create an atmosphere free of violence before, during and after Elections.