Oshiomhole and Weird Rating of PDP Government

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Edo State governor joined the long list of Nigerian politicians who relish throwing tantrums at the Presidency to the shame of the nation, when he said recently that the President and his party have a scorecard dismal after 16 years in power. - By Victor Osehobo

Edo State governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole last week joined the fray of the many garrulous politicians taking a jab at the Presidency in Nigeria. He chose the occasion of his sixth year as governor to do this. 
This came barely a month after the President Goodluck Jonathan at unity rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benin City, declared that the party would win back Rivers and Edo States in 2015 and 2016 elections. The President said in Rivers State, “We know that the party in-charge is PDP, the All Progressives Congress, APC only exists on billboards.”

Promoting Women Participation in Politics

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As the build up to 2015 general elections gathers momentum, Nigerian women are intensifying agitations for 35 per cent affirmative action. - By Rita Onuoha

For National Development Institute, NDI every country deserves to have the best possible leaders and that means that women have to be given a chance to compete.  If they are never allowed to compete in the electoral process then the countries are really robbing themselves of a great deal of talent. NDI believes that equitable participation of women in politics and government is essential to building and sustaining democracy. 

Tension In Anambra As Police, Union Clash

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There was tension recently in Onitsha the commercial city of Anambra state following the killing of one Mr. Felix Nwoke who was allegedly shot dead by some unknown police men in Ogbaru area of the state. ...-By Aisha Edward

There was tension recently in Onitsha the commercial city of Anambra state following the killing of one Mr. Felix Nwoke who was allegedly shot dead by some unknown police men in Ogbaru area of the state.
Reacting to the development in an interview, Dr Jim Okonkwo, chairman Board of Trustee, Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria (MTUN/OWAN) accused the security operatives, especially the police, of killing one of their executive members who according to him, did not commit any felony.

Chime’s N11 Billion Loan Scandal

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The Administration of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State is engulfed in a questionable N11 billion loan scandal from GTB. The question on the lips of Enugu indigenes is why the loan now. - By Maurice Okafor

On Thursday, November 13, members of the Enugu State House of Assembly reconvened from a long recess earlier scheduled to end on December 4 and held a secret session that did not last up to half an hour where they approved N11 billion loans from Guarantee Trust Bank-GTB sent to them by Governor Sullivan Chime. Journalists were barred from covering the said secret sitting conducted in commando –like precision. Nigerian Newsworld checks revealed that many Coal city dwellers especially newsmen were stunned by the state legislators’ action.

Whither APC After 2015 Elections?

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As 2015 general elections approaches, politicians of different political platform have started what they know best towards the election. But all eyes are on the leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, who are well to do not only politically but in all ramifications. - By Richard Akintade

It is a fact that some of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC have served the country in one way or the other are still are telling the whole nation that they are still capable of ruling the whole country.
Some people believe that if the leadership of APC do not take proper care, it may lead to massive defection by some members of the party. Some people also informed that whoever emerged as the presidential candidate of the party would definitely receive massive support of other aspirants, saying the party is progressive.

‘Abia’s Anointed’ Governorship Candidate and Matters Arising

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Despite purported anointment of Dr. Okezie Ipeazu, a frontline aspirant in the Abia State 2015 gubernatorial race, some aspirants are talking tough, reinforcing the saying, “it is not over until it is over”, writes Senior Correspondent, Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu.

It is not yet uhuru in the Abia 2015 gubernatorial race. Political watchers and analysts are of the strong view it is not yet over as aspirants are daring to sort it out with the person the governor may endorse.
Contrary to speculations that Gov. Theodore Orji has anointed one of the gubernatorial aspirants in the Abia 2015 governorship race, former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has said that he was not aware of the governor’s endorsement of any candidate. 

Lagos Bad Roads And Tanker Disasters

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The menace of tanker inferno in Lagos is becoming alarming by the day as recent one in Ayetoro/Ayobo Road attributed to bad roads, claims lives and property and leaving many in lifetime agony. - By Babatunde Bangbose

Accident is one major disaster that is inevitable in human race. It is a phenomenon that cannot be totally averted while its presence may cause irreparable losses to the victims involved and their families. Though, accident according to the Oxford dictionary is an unpleasant event especially in a vehicle that happens unexpectedly and causes injury or damage. However, causes of disasters in Nigeria seem to be known as some of the factors that lead to the accident often beg for attention.

Why Human-Trafficking Remains Unstoppable

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An African adage has it that since man has learnt how to shoot without missing; the bird has also learnt how to fly without perching. The activities of child- traffickers in Nigerian aptly recast this believe, as incidents of the illicit trade are on the increase, despite efforts by government to stem it... - By Rita Onuoha

UNICEF has estimated that over 1.2 million children worldwide are trafficked each year and research by NAPTIP has it that the highest rates of child-trafficking in Nigeria are found in the Niger Delta region. 
In other  to serve as deterrent to others traffickers, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, has secured the conviction of a human trafficker, Nneka Ebelechukwu popularly known as Ada at a Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja and was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment amongst others.

Oshiomhole On His Six Years In the Saddle

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The drums rolled out last week as Edo people savoured the second year of the second tenure of the state governor, Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole... - By Victor Osehobo

Last Monday, November 10, 2012 Edo State governor, Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, mni, CON, on the occasion of his swearing-in for a second term in office said, Edo State remains totally committed to the unity and progress of Nigeria. He argued, “Challenges and contradictions are, in the first instance, evidence of leadership failure at all levels as exemplified in Edo State.”

Ebola: Need for Border Surveillance

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The importation of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, into Nigerian in July this year by the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, brought high level of anxieties and hopelessness into the Country... -By Richard Akintade

The importation of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, into Nigerian in July this year by the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, brought high level of anxieties and hopelessness into the Country. Nigerian environment mainly the borders of the country with the unflinching support of the government and the dedication of health workers, the country successfully curbed the highly infectious disease.
Although, the World Health Organisation, WHO, has certified Nigerian as Ebola free to some people, it is not over until it is over. 

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