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Confab:  Committee adopts rotational principle for presidency, governorship


THE Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, Tuesday, recommended that the presidency and governorship should be rotated among the geo-political zones and senatorial zones respectively and the provision should be enshrined in the electoral law and constitution of political parties. The recommendation came after a robust but heated debate by members. While backing rotation, Senator Femi Okurounmu, from the ...

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APC S-East dissociates self from Anambra repeat congress


All Progressives Congress (APC) South-East zone, Monday,  dissociated itself from the repeat Anambra State congress conducted by some aggrieved members of the party led by Senator Annie Okonkwo at the Women Development Centre Awka last Friday. In a statement by the party’s spokesman in the zone, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, in Enugu on Monday, APC South-East upheld the earlier Anambra State ...

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Nigeria at war, APC raises alarm

President Jonathan

• Akande’s comment is blackmail – Presidency The All Progressives Congress (APC) has regretted the level the country has sunk in recent times and called for efforts at rescuing her from total collapse. Addressing a press conference in Lagos, Sunday  on “Nigeria on auto pilot, let’s rally to save her,” Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi  Akande, said that this was ...

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Okorocha is not sensitive to plight of Imo workers – Abia Govt

T.A. Orji & Rochas

Abia State Government has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of being insensitive to the plight of his citizens especially Imo workers disengaged from Abia State Civil service. Reacting to a statement credited to Governor Okorocha on May Day in which he was said to be apologizing on behalf of Imo workers sacked by Abia state government and yet to be re-engaged, ...

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We must all be united against Terrorism—PDP

Olisa-Metuh PDP Flag

THE national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged Nigerians to unite against terrorism irrespective of religion, tribe and party affiliation. In a statement, Sunday, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the interest of the nation must be paramount and placed first above personal interest, just as he said that Nigeria is bigger than any person ...

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Boko Haram to be stamped out in 3 months – Northern governors


Northern governors Saturday said that their expectation from the Federal Government and the international community was that the insurgency spearheaded by the Boko Haram Islamist group should end within three months. Gov. Babangida Aliyu, Chairman of the forum, disclosed this in an address at a joint Northern States Governors/United States investors’ summit held in Abuja. “Contrary to insinuations that leaders ...

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Five S-East govs shun ex-Ohanaeze leader, Uwechue’s burial


The South-East governors Friday shunned the burial of former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador Raph Uwechue. They were also absent at the service of songs organised in Enugu on Thursday for the late former president of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation. Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State and Chairman of South East Governors Forum, however, sent a representative in the ...

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Mu’azu remains our game changer -PDP

Adamu Muazu, PDP National Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, remains the game changer of the party. The party alleged that there were plans to rubbish Mu’azu and destabilise the party ahead of the 2015 general election, but said that such plan would fail. A statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh ...

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South East govs mourn Oputa

THE five governors of the South East zone have lamented the death of foremost jurist and retired Supreme Court Justice, Chukwudifu Oputa, describing him as an illustrious son of the zone. The governors said they received the news of Justice Oputa’s death with sadness. A statement by the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and governor of Abia State, ...

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The reintegration of Igbos into Nigeria has just begun – Chief Nnadi

Chief Nnadi

Chief Richard Nnadi a public commentator and industrialist said the marginalization of the Igbos after the war was a terrible experience noting that there was no reality in the ‘No victor no vanquished’ declared to end the war as the entire infrastructure consumed by the war were abandoned and not rehabilitated. He also lent his voice to the alarm raised ...

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