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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.