THE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF BOLA TINUBU

THE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF BOLA TINUBU

THAT Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has to unleash his feelings most emotionally and at a most auspicious moment on those he felt had treated him with disdain against the laws of reciprocity, has successfully thrown him into the political space for polemicists, pundits,…

OKOWANOMICS IN ACTION: The Agricultural Sector Testimonial

OKOWANOMICS IN ACTION: The Agricultural Sector Testimonial

-Prof. Eric Eboh,Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer In the last seven years, Delta State, under the excellent leadership of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, has witnessed unprecedented positive social and economic transformations. These unparalleled achievements and…

ORJI UZOR KALU AND THE NORTH-EAST ALTERNATIVE

ORJI UZOR KALU AND THE NORTH-EAST ALTERNATIVE

-By Austen AKHAGBEME: For some time now, Senator Uzo Kalu has been under crossfire from the political class of his native Igbo extraction, being vehemently berated by his people for “jettisoning” the age-long desire of Ndi Igbo to produce the next president…

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

-By Tonye OGBOGBULA: Amity between the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the people of Nigeria who he governs is based on trust which is earned from promises made and promises kept. One of such promises by President Buhari to the nation was…

Opinion>> NBBF President: Who Is Witch-Hunting Ahmadu Musa Kida?

Opinion>> NBBF President: Who Is Witch-Hunting Ahmadu Musa Kida?

–By: James Bwala The recent call for the suspension of international competition as claimed to have emanated from the presidency remains doubtful. This call has generated a lot of concern from basketball lovers as to why government would sanction such a great…

Security: Buhari’s APC-Led Govt Has Failed Nigerians —Shehu Sani

Security: Buhari’s APC-Led Govt Has Failed Nigerians —Shehu Sani

-By Albert OGRAKA: Civil rights activist and 2023 gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Shehu Sani, has expressed grave concern on the heightened insecurity situation in Nigeria. The former Kaduna Central senator in the 8th National…

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

The gruesome and barbaric murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto on Thursday by her fellow students speak volumes of the backwardness, zealotry and religious intolerance bedevilling our nation, especially in Northern Nigeria. Deborah’s offence…

GOV BELLO MATAWALLE: CADILLACS IN THE MIDST OF LACK

GOV BELLO MATAWALLE: CADILLACS IN THE MIDST OF LACK

For a state that is plagued with extreme privation, hunger, humanitarian crisis and lack, one would have thought that Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state will be more frugal with expenditures than he unabashedly displayed recently. His warped decision to procure brand…

2023: ISOKO CONSULTATIVE FORUM SUPPORTS OTHIHIWA SENATORIAL AMBITION

2023: ISOKO CONSULTATIVE FORUM SUPPORTS OTHIHIWA SENATORIAL AMBITION

Says Forum will Support Winners of House of Assembly, House of Representatives Candidates after Primaries -From Michael J. EKOKORUWE (OLEH): Isoko Consultative Forum (ICF) at the weekend supported the Delta South Senatorial candidate, Sir Ayodele Othihiwa and promised to support State House…

THE SERMON AND SALVO OF SHEIKH KHALID

THE SERMON AND SALVO OF SHEIKH KHALID

There’s no denying the fact that hypocrisy, political myopia and deception are walking on all four in Nigeria today. The recent sack of Imam Sheikh Nuru Khalid by the management of the Friday mosque at the Legislative Quarters, Apo-Abuja laid credence to…

Decentralize Supreme Court For Speedy Dispensation of Justice, Retired Justice Oniyangi advocates

Decentralize Supreme Court For Speedy Dispensation of Justice, Retired Justice Oniyangi advocates

A Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi on Tuesday called for the decentralization of the Supreme Court to allow for speedy dispensation of justice in the country. Oniyangi, gave this advice in Abuja while celebrating his retirement from…

BUNI: THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY AND GLORIOUS EXIT OF A CHAIRMAN

BUNI: THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY AND GLORIOUS EXIT OF A CHAIRMAN

-By Mamman MOHAMMED: He is either in white or blue colours. These are his two favourite colours. White represents peace while blue represents love. The two colours incidentally reflect the true character of Mai Mala Buni, the Yobe state Governor, a man…

NIGERIAN POLITICAL PARTIES, IDEOLOGY AND POACHING

NIGERIAN POLITICAL PARTIES, IDEOLOGY AND POACHING

By Austen AKHAGBEME: One of the earliest definitions of a political party I knew as a secondary school student was that of Edmund Burke, the eighteenth-century British philosopher and scholar. He defined political parties as the body of men united to promote,…

2023 Election: Aniocha-North PDP Leaders, Stakeholders Reject Consensus Option

2023 Election: Aniocha-North PDP Leaders, Stakeholders Reject Consensus Option

Leaders and stakeholders of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State have rejected concensus arrangements for aspirants to the House of Assembly. This move is contained in a 10-point communique issued at the end of…

ATTAHIRU JEGA: THE “LAMENTATION” OF AN UMPIRE

ATTAHIRU JEGA: THE “LAMENTATION” OF AN UMPIRE

By Austen Akhagbeme Just yesterday, the former ASUU President and former INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, fired a familiar salvo, while speaking at the 2022 Workers’ political conference organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in Abuja. The former electoral umpire who…

I’ll Serve Only Palmwine, Locally Made Beer In Govt House, Functions –Soludo

I’ll Serve Only Palmwine, Locally Made Beer In Govt House, Functions –Soludo

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sunny A. DAVID: Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has said that he will serve only palmwine and locally made beer in Government House and at government functions when sworn in. The Governor-elect spoke through his publicist,…

LEAH SHARIBU: THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE

LEAH SHARIBU: THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: It was Dele Giwa, the assassinated journalist and founding Editor-in-Chief of the Newswatch magazine that wrote an article with a near similar title on what he thought to be strange in our clime, during his…

TINUBU AND THE “RED FLAG” CALLED AREGBESOLA

TINUBU AND THE “RED FLAG” CALLED AREGBESOLA

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the former two-term governor of the State of Osun and Buhari’s minister of Interior, has broken his shell. He has chosen to speak out against his benefactor, mentor and Party leader, Asiwaju…

Biu-Garkida Road: How Betara Aliyu Goes Beyond Constituency’s Border In Borno

Biu-Garkida Road: How Betara Aliyu Goes Beyond Constituency’s Border In Borno

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): For decades, the road between Biu, Shaffa and Garkida linking Borno state and Adamawa states in northeast Nigeria had been a nightmare for commuters. Successive representatives of the Hawul, Askira Federal constituency could not in any way make…

Professor Zulum And His ‘Empty Seat Of Power’

Professor Zulum And His ‘Empty Seat Of Power’

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Isa GUSAU: From the most part of March 2020 to date, I have observed that Borno’s governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, abandons the executive red chair, and desk in his main office at the Government House in…

2023, AFENIFERE AND “THE GANG-UP” THEORY

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): It is becoming increasingly difficult to understand the nuances of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, especially in recent times. The much acclaimed and widely proclaimed defender of the Yoruba nation is gradually indulging in the antithetical ethos, detrimental…

The Time Has Come To Choose Wisely

The Time Has Come To Choose Wisely

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –BySenator Kashim SHETTIMA: Being a keynote address at Support Group Conference, organised by Support Groups Management Council (SGMC), in honour of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at International Conference Centre, Abuja, on January 17, 2022. I stand here today…

A SEASON OF POLITICAL ABLUTIONS

A SEASON OF POLITICAL ABLUTIONS

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The year preceeding the general election year in Nigeria is always an interesting one. This is the time when political gladiators, both the serious and the pretenders, jostle for space in their political nests while seeking for attention…

RIGHT OF REPLY: Okowa Is Not Interested In Fighting Anybody -By Festus Bomo Patani

RIGHT OF REPLY: Okowa Is Not Interested In Fighting Anybody -By Festus Bomo Patani

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Editor’s DESK: The recent write up by one Dr. Ejikeme Alphonsus Chukwuemika(@chukwuemika@gmail.com), titled: “THE OKOWA XMAS GATHERING AT OWA ALERO – Demigod On Stilt Against A King David”, is not only laughable but very childish and…

REJOINDER: MSD Decries Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe’s Spasms of Garrulous Belligerence

REJOINDER: MSD Decries Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe’s Spasms of Garrulous Belligerence

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Editor’s DESK: The Movement for Stronger Delta (MSD) has expressed disgust and declared as unacceptable the tendency by the Executive Assistant to Delta State Governor on Communications, Mr. Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, to periodically blackmail and paint…

TONY KABAKA AND THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Notoriety, bravado and the audacious use of extra-territoriality of state power gained traction and popularity with the dreaded Tony Kabaka as he reigned in the heyday of political thuggery and thundering that is often associated with electioneering campaigns…

BENIN REPUBLIC: A BULLY NEXT DOOR

BENIN REPUBLIC: A BULLY NEXT DOOR

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The Democratic progression witnessed in the neighbouring country of Benin, which has served as a good example of democratisation in Africa since 1991, is gradually becoming a nightmare. This owes majorly to the clampdown on the opposition by…

Delta Central 2023: Legacy Of A True Leader

Delta Central 2023: Legacy Of A True Leader

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: One of the most invaluable ingredients in food preparation for most reasonable people in the world over is salt, yet this essential product is not advertised. Its importance is known by all and sundry irrespective…