This is not the Rivers State of our dreams, sorry For The Pain and Anguish, Amaechi

The current Minister of Transportation and a former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has said that himself and other political leaders must seek forgiveness from God and the people of the state for things left unfixed and for the torment and anguish the general public have “boldly endured.” According to the Minister, the state, known as the Treasure Based of the Nation, is now almost always in the news for the wrong reasons. He mentioned this on Sunday in his Easter message to the people of Rivers state. He…

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Church leaders will not carry guns, but can address the leaders -Chidi Okoroafor

Rev Chidi Okoroafor is the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Nigeria. In this interview with PUNCH NEWSPAPERS, he addresses issues ranging from the crises in the church to the killings in different parts of the country Two years after the Assemblies of God, Nigeria, won a major court case against its expelled former General Superintendent, the church is still divided. What is responsible for this? I will take exception to the use of the word ‘divided’. Let me use the country for illustration. That you have insurgency in…

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Re: The Legend of Buratai: Why History Can Never Be Wrong!

By Philip Agbese “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots;” – Marcus Garvey. Everywhere in the globe, great nations, societies and communities have had their today elegantly defined by history. History is today’s teacher and tomorrow’s fortifier against the mistakes, pitfalls and inaccuracies of the past. History is kind to everyone and very silent, but speaks a thousand immutable words of wisdom to a whole generation. But mischievous persons seek to destroy history and there are no limits of…

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Chikwe Udensi, Preaches Love, Unity In Easter Message To Abians

Abia State All Progressive Grand Alliance governorship candidate in thejust concluded 2019 governorship election, Sir Chikwe Udensi, has calledon Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrificefor one another as they celebrate the Easter season. The Interpol System Expert while speaking to pressmen in him home town,Atani in Arochukwu, Abia state to commemorate with Abians on Easter, said thecelebration of the resurrection of Christ which the season represents, showsthat no challenge is insurmountable where the unity of purpose thrives, andencouraged Abians to see this period as a time…

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Audio leak: We Get Information Ahead Of Attack -Zamfara Bandit

Bandits ravaging Zamfara communities have disclosed that they have information feeding them with every move of the military against them. This was disclosed in a tape recording the conversation of a bandit (yet to be identified) with an emir in Zamfara, obtained by the Punch newspaper. During the phone conversation, the bandit also claimed that there would continue to be bloodshed as long as the Nigerian government continues to send in more troops to the state. The bandit said: “God has already given you a position (as an emir) and…

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JACKSON UDE’S IMPENDING RECKONING

By Richards Murphy Something profound happened in Nigeria in the month of April but it was lost in the hubbub of the socio-political grind of Nigeria. It was the sentencing of IG Wala, a self-style activist to 12 years jail term for criminal defamation. He is meant to spend at least seven years in the slammer. What is noteworthy is not that Wala got canned. The profound aspect is that he was convicted and sentenced for what he posted on Facebook. The post that sent him to jail claimed that…

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ALLEGED PLAN TO RELOCATE NPSPR ILORIN TO NASARAWA STATE BY THE IGP

There is palpable anxiety over a plan to relocate the Nigerian Police School of Public Relations in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, to Nasarawa, the home state of the Acting Inspector General Police, Mohammed Adamu. The construction works going on in the school has been suspended pending further directives from the police hierarchy. Situated on a vast land lawfully owned by the Nigerian Police in Ilorin, NPSPR is among key infrastructural projects captured in the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan of 2017 to 2020. Documents obtained by PRNigeria indicated…

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“African Leaders Are Intellectually Bankrupt” -Bishop Oyedepo:

Founder, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has berated African leaders, saying that they lack character, capacity and courage, three virtues he said they must have to move the black continent out of the woods. Oyedepo, who delivered a keynote address during Covenant University’s 20th inaugural lecture at the university premises on Thursday, also noted that unlike their western counterparts, African leaders do not build institutions that would outlive them. The lecture delivered by Jonathan Aremu, a professor of International Economics Relations at CU, was themed: ‘Sequencing and negotiating…

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Buhari knows nothing about governance, He’s part of Nigeria’s problem -Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima, former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Nigerian leader has become one of the problems the country has. Mr Galadima, a close friend of the president during their days in the opposition parted ways with Mr Buhari after their political party was factionalised. Buhari had sought the position he is now occupying since 2003 but failed to actualize his ambition until his then party, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and other parties came together and birthed the now ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2013. When…

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Army arrests APC chieftain for aiding bandits in Zamfara killings

Troops of the “Operation Sharan Daji” in Zamfara have arrested the Vice Chairman of Anka Local Government of the state, Yahuza Wuya, for alleged link to bandits. The Acting Information Officer of the operation, Clement Abiade, confirmed the arrest of Mr Wuya in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday. Mr Abiade said the council vice chairman was picked up on April 13 based on credible intelligence linking him to bandits’ activities in Wuya and Sunke communities. He alleged that Mr Wuya “seamlessly assists in selling rustled/stolen cows…

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