Kano State is peculiar with radical opposition politics right from the pre-independence days with the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) slugging it out with the ruling Northern People’s Congress(NPC) led by the aristocracy who enjoyed tremendous backing from the colonialists having served British Indirect rule interests with little dissent.
Kevin (not real names) lied critically at the hospital bed of St. Anthony’s Hospital, located along East Road, Aba. Kevin’s lower and upper lips, chins were badly battered as if they were trifled by an unskilled tinker.
Kevin and his relatives would never in their lifetime forget that fateful day when he was badly battered by straying cow which escaped slaughter from the notorious Aba River slope abattoir located along Ikot- Ekpene Road.
Two months after relations and friends of late Chibuike Ede, a former worker with the Protea Hotel, Benin City protested his mysterious death while in Police custody over allegations of stealing N48, 000 belonging to the hotel guest, the same relations and friends have asked the Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, to remind the State’s Police Command of its promise to get to the root of the matter.
Like in all states of the federation, elections have come and gone in Kaduna State leaving different people with different experiences and reflections. Some with excited and victorious reflections while others with regrettable experiences.
Build up to the elections in the state saw trade of words, clashes and intimidation from various political parties heating up the polite and leaving everyone in fear and doubt as to whether or not the election would be or not be violent free.
Just a few weeks back, everywhere in Nigeria people waited for the rains; especially in parts of the north, farmers were worried, mothers cried for the health of their babies due to the high temperature. But now that the rains have finally come, everyone is becoming worried; the farmers are also worried for their crops and the yield, as rains this year appear to be mainly torrential. The year began on a rather fierce note as the harmattan was severe, even in areas that usually experienced mild temperature like Lagos State.
The Star Printing and Publishing Company, a printing company owned by the Enugu State Government and the publishers of Daily Star Newspaper, is in deep trouble. Both the publishing company and the newspaper it publishes are now in troubled waters because the printing company is no longer working and the newspaper it publishes, the Daily Star, is fast losing its name, Daily Star.
The comments credited to Aisha Buhari, the wife of President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari rtd, when she visited Edo state in the heat of the political campaigns that greeted the March 28, 2015 Polls has remained a topic for commentaries since it went viral.
The elections many believed among other things brought to the fore need for women to work for the success of their fellow women in subsequent elections, to increase the number of them in public offices in line with the dream of 35 percent affirmative action.
In the just concluded National Assembly elections eight women were elected to the 8th senate of the Federal Republic. This number is a measly 8percent of the total number of senators serve as the 7th senate.
It would indicate that nothing much has changed when it comes to politics.
HRH Azutorome Unuaikhazor, the Oba of Sasaro in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo is a gentle man, who wants peace in his rural community for development to thrive. And over the years he has spent a greater part of his time on the throne engaging the many restless and jobless youths in his community to pre-occupy themselves with wholesome activities, and avoid crime and other moral vices, which tend to damage the image of a people.
No doubt, All Progressives Congress, APC members in Kogi State are basking in the euphoria of victory, resulting from the just concluded general election in the state. In spite of the unexpected feat at the polls however, the party seems to have only cosmetic penetration in the scheme of things in the Confluence State. This is because inside the party, it appears, there is an assemblage of strange bedfellows with vaulting ambitions that close to tearing the party to pieces in the nearest future..