Emmanuel Ogbeche

Bayelsa Re-Run Polls: TMG Deploys 99 Observers

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has deployed 99 observers for the supplementary governorship election in Bayelsa scheduled for Saturday.

The supplementary vote is expected to hold in Southern Ijaw Local Government as well as in other polling units where elections were cancelled on Decembe [...]

Fri, 08 January 2016


Court Grants Ex-PDP Chair, Son Bail In Sum N300m Each

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Mohammed Bello and his son, Abba Bello at N300m and two sureties each.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling on their bail applications, said, in view of the applicants’ health [...]

Fri, 08 January 2016


INEC To Conduct 78 Re-Run Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to conduct seventy-eight re-run elections this year.

A breakdown of the elections indicates that the Commission will conduct 10 Senatorial elections, 12 State Constituency elections and 37 State Assembly elections.

Others are 17 fed [...]

Fri, 08 January 2016


Northern Christians warn Buhari, don’t drag Nigeria into a proxy war

The National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to drag Nigeria into any proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the handling of the Shiite massacre in Zaria, Kaduna state.

The Christian elders while expressing grave regret and great sadness at the recu [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


2016 Budget and Public Expectation

On January 1, 2016, a new fiscal year will commence with a historic N6.08 trillion appropriation aimed at breathing new lease of life into Nigeria’s ailing economy.

Evidently, 2015 represented an awful mix of watershed political achievements and drawn-out economic slide, which left a [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Samsung Smart School launch at FGBC Apo, Abuja

L-R: Principal, Federal Government Boys College, Mr. Jonathan Mbaakaa, Business Manager Education Vertical, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Matthew Iwundu, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan, Corporate Social Value Manager, Samsung, Mrs. Abosede George-Oga [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


In this season of Christmas

In a fortnight, 2016 will be upon us after a mixed bag of 2015. It is only fitting to retrospectively look at a year that has shaped Nigeria in many ways and count the blessings.

There is no better time to take stock at a time when Jesus Christ, God’s Gift of Love to humanity was born; a [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


Ecuador’s first envoy to Nigeria presents letters of credence

Republic of Ecuador’s first Ambassador to Nigeria, Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto, has presented his letters of credence to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, last Tuesday.

The ambassador during the presentation promised to use his period to strengthen and consolidate relati [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


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