Daily Archives: July 20, 2013

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I think that is obvious. An adage says “Ti ewe bape lara ose o ma n dose ni “ (Leaf wrappings of soap gets to become part of the soap after a while). I was not born a politician, although my father was somehow in politics before, but he belonged to the NCNC, because we stayed in the Eastern region then.

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Police Affairs Minister, Capt Caleb Olukolade (Rtd) and Chairman, Police Service Commission, former Inspector General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro yesterday in Lagos gave reasons the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu has not been removed.

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Lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly have warned Hon. Evans Bapakaye Bipi, to desist from impersonating the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Amachree. This was contained in a press statement issued yesterday and signed by 26 members, which also stated the position of the majority of members, on the recent crisis that rocked the assembly.

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In what appears as a contradiction of a ceasefire deal announced last week by Special Duties Minister, Kabiru Turaki, President Goodluck Jonathan has denied any peace deal between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram islamist sect.

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Just as foreign currencies especially US Dollars and British Pounds are common features in Nigeria’s daily financial transactions, so is the number of international GSM lines in local telephone conversations by state governors, ministers, top security chiefs and several other Very Important Personalities, VIPs to avoid the rising frequent wiretap of private discussions by the nation’s intelligence operatives.

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Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has weighed the frenzy within the presidency towards 2015 against the utterances of some of President Goodluck Jonathan’s foot soldiers and warned them to rein their tongues lest they put Nigeria’s fledgling democracy to jeopardy.

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