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New Rivers CP confronts kidnappers, robbers

The new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Mr. Dan Bature, said he would build on the successes recorded by his predecessor, AIG Tunde Ogunsakin. He promised to ensure that the state was free of crime: “I am going to ensure constant patrol of the major roads as a way of keeping criminals at bay.

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Encounters with Black Scorpion

Encounters with Black Scorpion

His fame had preceded him by many decades before I had the privilege of meeting him. And there was that particular story (fable is a better word) I’d heard about Nigerian Civil War hero, Benjamin Adekunle, popularly called Black Scorpion, which stuck[...]

Benjamin Adekunle: A derelict war hero

Benjamin Adekunle: A derelict war hero

In any war, the victorious side always emerges most glorious whether deservingly or not. Nobody aligns with losers. To that extent, outstanding ones in that situation earn reputations as heroes. History is replete with such war heroes. German Chan[...]

Re: Jonathan does not need those signatures

Re: Jonathan does not need those signatures

BROKEN TONGUES of August 28, 2014, asked a question that prompted this immediate clar­ification, as an answer because of the mix-up in the understanding of the messenger and indeed the message. When one understands the messenger, chances are that und[...]

We need to watch  Jega closely

We need to watch Jega closely

When the news broke re­cently that the Indepen­dent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under Professor Attahiru Jega has created some 30,000 additional poll­ing units and allocated over 21,000 of this number to the 19 northern states and the balanc[...]

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