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JJ Okocha, the Irreplaceable African Enigma – Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello

JJ Okocha, the Irreplaceable African Enigma – Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello

In the Eastern Part of Nigeria, Oracle is the word used for a specially made god, worshipped and consulted because of its magical, special and rare power possession, a ‘dibia’ (local priest) consults the Oracle, Okocha is the Soccer Oracle of our time. Originally born as Augustine Azuka “Jay-Jay” Okocha, and known for his stepovers, skills, and techniques,he was a ... Read More »

Abia governorship elections: Is Jega ashamed of his INEC yet? – Chinedu Ekeke

Abia governorship elections: Is Jega ashamed of his INEC yet? – Chinedu Ekeke

Look at the pictures above and feel pity for Nigerians. The country has an electoral body that is inherently partisan, watches political contestants subvert the electoral process without raising a finger and then commands complainants to come up with ‘evidence’ of irregularities. The man in suit cheerfully displaying his certificate of return for ‘winning’ a seat in Nigeria’s Federal House ... Read More »

Introducing Podozi.com – Nigeria’s Foremost Online Beauty Retailer

Introducing Podozi.com – Nigeria’s Foremost Online Beauty Retailer

Podozi.com is a niche beauty ecommerce business set to meet the needs of beauty consumers around Nigeria – especially those who buy beauty products online. We provide not just the widest variety of beauty products for our customers, we equally take away the pains of selecting the right product per needs through our Beauty Expert Panel where customers have the ... Read More »

N2 Trillion Election Spending: Some persons have continued to work very hard to diminish the Jonathan Presidency – Abati | Read Statement

N2 Trillion Election Spending: Some persons have continued to work very hard to diminish the Jonathan Presidency – Abati | Read Statement

FULL TRANSCRIPT OF REUBEN ABATI’S INTERVIEW WITH STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS ON THE SUNDAY PUNCH FRONT PAGE STORY OF APRIL 19, 2015 TITLED “JONATHAN DEMANDS N2tn ELECTION FUNDS REFUND, AUDIT” The front-page story of the Sunday Punch of April 19 alleging that the Presidency spent a whopping N2 trillion on the 2015 General elections, and that a Committee of Five has been set ... Read More »

Shun all forms of religious manipulation, El-Rufai admonishes Kaduna citizens

Shun all forms of religious manipulation, El-Rufai admonishes Kaduna citizens

Kaduna state governor-elect, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai yesterday thanked the people of the state for voting for the APC, as he appealed to them to shun all manipulators of religion and ethnicity. He said that what the state needs is good governance and genuine development, and urged the people to focus on these. A statement from El-Rufai’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, ... Read More »

Where are the House of Assembly election results in Akwa Ibom State? – APC Candidates Are Not Finding Things Funny

Where are the House of Assembly election results in Akwa Ibom State? – APC Candidates Are Not Finding Things Funny

TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED ON THURSDAY 16TH APRIL 2015 IN UYO, BY HON. JOHN HARRY ON BEHALF OF THE APC CANDIDATES FOR THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN AKWA IBOM STATE HELD 11 APRIL 2015 ?Where are the House of Assembly election results in Akwa Ibom State??? Gentlemen of the Press?Today is Thursday, 16th April 2015 – good ... Read More »

Bola Ahmed Tinubu: Nigeria’s Enigmatic Political Legend – Japheth J. Omojuwa

Bola Ahmed Tinubu: Nigeria’s Enigmatic Political Legend – Japheth J. Omojuwa

One can defeat an intelligent politician, one can disgrace a wily political candidate at the poll. One even may, if lucky enough, get over a persistent political opponent. However, a wily, intelligent and persistent political opponent will always be invincible. Nigeria’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu will go down in the nation’s history as one of its greatest political leaders. You can ... Read More »

Benue Guber and The Dynamics of Politics In Benue South Senatorial Zone: The David Mark Challenge – Ushakuma Anenga

Benue Guber and The Dynamics of Politics In Benue South Senatorial Zone: The David Mark Challenge – Ushakuma Anenga

Benue south senatorial zone (zone C) comprises of nine Local Government Areas, six of which begin with letter O namely Otukpo, Ogbdibo, Okpokwu, Ohimini, Oju and Obi, while the remaining  three begin with letter A, Agatu, Ado and Apa. Oju and Obi are inhabited majorly by the Igedes, while the dominant Idomas occupy the other seven. Historically, the Idomas have ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: What Buhari Must Do – JJ. Omojuwa

Chibok Girls: What Buhari Must Do – JJ. Omojuwa

Nigeria is currently on autopilot. Don’t act like one just said anything special, we’ve been on autopilot for the most part of the last half decade. The loss, or rather the abduction, of the Chibok girls, the other abducted children and women in the North-East of Nigeria and the 2000 of them that have already been abducted since 2014, have ... Read More »

FCT Minister: Why This Man Should Get The Nod

FCT Minister: Why This Man Should Get The Nod

Speak to Honourable Yusuf Maitama Tuggar for 10 minutes on the phone. If you are not impressed with what you hear, For The Future (FTF) will refund you the cost of the phone call, and the cost of your time. Equally at ease discussing the complexities of Bauchi politics as he is discussing the American Civil War, the urbane Bauchi ... Read More »

Today we pause to remember the kidnapping of the Chibok School girls – Senator Bukola Saraki @bukolasaraki

Today we pause to remember the kidnapping of the Chibok School girls – Senator Bukola Saraki @bukolasaraki

Today we pause to remember the kidnapping of the Chibok School girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends, and communities. A year may have passed since they were taken, but our sympathy and solidarity with their families, remains as strong as ever; and so does our revulsion at the acts of terror committed. I have been emboldened by ... Read More »

The Music Issue: Can A Christian Artist Sing Secular Songs? – Leke Alder

The Music Issue: Can A Christian Artist Sing Secular Songs? – Leke Alder

A few days ago, there arose a Twitter storm of apocalyptic proportions over news that a young “secular” artiste was invited to sing during a church service. The young artiste is a Christian and the song performed was from his title album, God Win. One must assume that a song titled “God Win” sang in a church setting seemed most ... Read More »

A Tribute to Nigeria’s Social Media Army of Change – Abdulrahman Bala Abba @abbanani66

A Tribute to Nigeria’s Social Media Army of Change – Abdulrahman Bala Abba @abbanani66

I want to begin with a quote from H.R.H Queen Rania of Jordan “Social media are a catalyst for the advancement of everyone’s rights. It’s where we’re reminded that we’re all human and all equal. It’s where people can find and fight for a cause, global or local, popular or specialized, even when there are hundreds of miles between them.” ... Read More »

Swinging Along With The Pendulum – Joshua Amana OTENE

Swinging Along With The Pendulum – Joshua Amana OTENE

The 2015 General Election has ushered-in a new exciting epoch in the political memoirs of Nigeria. For the first time in our checkered history as a democratic nation, an incumbent president has been shown the way out of office via the power of the ballot. Also for the first time since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999, the People’s Democratic ... Read More »

‘Gbénga Sèsan (@gbengasesan): Now That You’ve Won: An Open Letter to the New Governing Party

‘Gbénga Sèsan (@gbengasesan): Now That You’ve Won: An Open Letter to the New Governing Party

I sat on the floor of my son’s room, in tears. It was supposed to be a good day because I had invested resources in an election that meant a lot to me and the numbers coming in meant change — electoral defeat of the incumbent President — was certain. “That’s just the beginning of change,” I whispered in my ... Read More »