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Impeachment!!! Ebonyi State Speaker impeached at 6.00a.m


THE Ebonyi State Speaker, Honourable Chukwuma Nwazunku, was on Monday, impeached by 18 out of the 24 lawmakers at 6.00 a.m. A new Speaker, Honourable Helen Nwaobasi, emerged as the new female speaker. Shortly after the impeachment of Honourable Nwazunku, the 18 lawmakers, who perfected the impeachment, besieged the Government House where the then speaker […]

#OsunDecides 2014: ‘Timid’ Omisore Avoids Debate, Accuses Aregbesola of Assualt


The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has said engaging Governor Rauf Aregbesola in a public debate may be risky because the governor may attack him. Omisore said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo. Aregbesola had earlier challenged Omisore to a public debate to tell […]

OPINION: The Face Of Rauf In Osun


The Face of Rauf was meant to be social media expos which unfortunately could not see the light of the day. We had observed as far back as 2012 that Rauf’s government has brought smiles onto the faces of the majority of the people of Osun. We created a social media platform whereby every citizen […]

INTERVIEW: Why Ogbeni Aregbesola Must be Re-elected – Hon Rotimi Makinde


Honourable Rotimi Makinde is a federal lawmaker representing Ife Federal Constituency, Osun state south-west Nigeria, under the platform of APC (All Progressive Congress). Makinde is the deputy Chairman, Human Rights Committee at the National Assembly Abuja. He is a well-known Nigerian film actor and producer but very few people knew that he was an accomplished […]

Parents back Aregbesola for second terms


BY GBENGA OLARINOYE With a few days to the governorship election in Osun State, parents of public primary school pupils and secondary school students in Osun state yesterday declared their support for the second term ambition of Governor Rauf Aregbesola as they unanimously endorsed him for second term in office. The parents under the aegis […]

#OnPoint: KORO’S EXCESSES – By Theresa Ugwuanyi


“Pls is the minister of state for Defence Senator Obanikoro a PDP spokesman or a federal minister? I can’t place him along side people like Dr Akinwumi Adesina, or Omobolaji Johnson, the ministers of Agric and ICT respectively who are also From the south west and who may also be members of the PDP in […]

Revealed: How Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter crashes in Borno

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A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission on Monday crashed due to a technical fault at a location South of Bama, Borno State, the Director of Information, Nigeria Defence Headquarters, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in a press statement. Some observers, however, reasoned that the craft could have been blown off by […]

Revealed: How Ezekwesili arrested by security agents, released


Operatives of the Department of State Security on Monday morning seized the international passport of the Coordinator of the BringBackOurGirls group and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Ezekwesili was on her way to London to attend a function when her passport was confiscated by the security operatives […]

R.I.P: Ex-petroleum minister, Rilwanu Lukman, dies at 75


A former Minister of Petroleum, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, is dead. He died in Austria on Monday at the age of 75. Senior officials of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation confirmed Lukman’s death to one of our correspondents in Abuja. An official of the ministry, who pleaded not to […]

Impeachment threat: Al-Makura meets President


Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has met with President Goodluck Jonathan over the impeachment process instituted against him by members of the state House of Assembly. The PUNCH gathered on Monday that the meeting took place in the Presidential Villa, Abuja at the weekend. A Presidency source, who did not want to be named, […]

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