Politics

G-5: Running With The Hare, Hunting With The Hound

G-5: Running With The Hare, Hunting With The Hound

By SHEDDY OZOENE Since the appointment of former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, the thinking was that all will be calm at Wadata Plaza, headquarters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Wike was believed to have found enough comfort in the ruling All Progressives Congress as to let PDP be. Those who think in that direction are wrong. It has become obvious that Wike and his team of some former PDP governors, codenamed G-5 or the Integrity Group, have more duties to perform. If they have helped bring the party to its…
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Gaza: Counting The ‘Dead’ Before They’re Killed

Gaza: Counting The ‘Dead’ Before They’re Killed

SHEDDY OZOENE The State of Israel does not believe in the Biblical injunction of turning the other cheek when slapped. It does not even stop at the principle of reciprocal justice - an eye for an eye - as explained in the Books of Exodus and Leviticus. When you pluck an Israeli eye, be sure they'll retaliate by plucking your two eyes, shutting your mouth and leaving your nose bloodied. Since October 7, 2023, when the Islamic Resistance Movement popularly called HAMAS launched a surprise invasion of Israel, another chilling season of killings and destruction have returned to that familiar…
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Chicagogate: A ‘Severe And Irreparable’ Damage

Chicagogate: A ‘Severe And Irreparable’ Damage

By SHEDDY OZOENE It has happened in the past that some men, great and small, were able to predict looming unsavoury fates. While some of such predictions end up as flukes, others have come in pin-point correct. A few, like Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln, went to the extent of predicting their own deaths. It is called premonition. As the case instituted by Atiku Abubakar at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, to compel the Chicago State University to disclose Bola Tinubu's academic records proceeded to a decisive end, the Nigerian President had…
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BREAKING: Over 104 ISWAP fighters, family members surrender in Borno [PHOTOS]

BREAKING: Over 104 ISWAP fighters, family members surrender in Borno [PHOTOS]

No fewer than 104 fighters of the Islamic State – West Africa Province, ISWAP , have surrendered to Nigerian troops in Borno State. Nigerian Army Headquarters made the disclosure on Monday via a post on its verified Facebook page. According to the post, those who surrendered to the 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa include 22 males, 27 females and 55 children. The post reads, “ISWAP and their families numbering 104 comprising 22 males, 27 females and 55 children surrendered to troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa, Borno State on Saturday 5 February 2022.” DAILY POST had reported that families…
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Ohanaeze Youths Berate Gov Bala Mohammed For Anti-Zoning Comments

Ohanaeze Youths Berate Gov Bala Mohammed For Anti-Zoning Comments

By Jonathan Okpanachi The Ohanaeze Youth Council has described Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State as 'a poor student of history' for canvassing that th presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 elections, should not be zoned to the South-East geopolitical zone. Gov Bala was allegedly quoted to have stated that agitations that power must shift to the southern part of the country in 2023 "is meant for the All Progressives Congress, and not the Peoples Democratic Party." According to him, the North still has four years left, 'based on the arrangement of the PDP'. The…
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Marafa, Keyamo lose out As APC inaugurates state Excos

Marafa, Keyamo lose out As APC inaugurates state Excos

Factions of the All Progressives Congress in several states that are loyal to some ministers and senators are set to lose out as the APC has perfected plans to inaugurate state chairmen loyal to the governors at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja today. Some of the losers include the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo; and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Others who lost out include former Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Senator Kabiru Marafa and a former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’Aziz Yari’. Several…
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