Abia’s Debt Profile: The True Position By Obinna Oriaku My attention has been drawn to the blatantly false figures of the Abia debt stock conjured up and being peddled by some mischief makers driven by malice who are bent on misleading their gullible followers on the state of Abia debt portfolio. Such falsehood is nothing but only...... read more
Get Armed with Relevant Laws Of the Land for Effective Practice; Ojo Charges Journalist A media consultant and the Director, OJA Development Consult, Mr. Jide Ojo has challenged journalists in Nigeria to get Armed with relevant laws of the land especially  the constitution and the electoral acts if they must discharge their duties effectively. Mr. Ojo made the plea at a two day media workshop...... read more
Mass Communication Don Insists on Professionalism for Practitioners of the Pen Profession The first female Nigerian Professor of Mass Communication, and the Dean, Mass Communication Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna has called on media practitioners to make professional their watchword in the practice of the revered profession. Prof. Okunna stated this while delivering a lecture titled "According Ethics and...... read more
2019: Media Guru Charge Colleagues on More Attention to Women and People Living with Disabilities A media guru and the Assistant Director of Programmes, Radio Nigeria, Mrs. Funke-Treasure Durodola has called on the practitioners of the pen profession to pay more attention to women and people living with Disabilities as the campaign for the 2019 general elections gathers momentum. Mrs. Durodola noted that these marginalized group...... read more
Abia Assembly confirms Ogwe as Chief Judge The Abia State House of Assembly has confirmed the nomination of Justice Onuoha Ogwe as the Chief Judge of Abia State. This followed a correspondent from Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to the Speaker, Chikwendu Kalu requesting the House to confirm Justice Ogwe. Reading the letter at the floor of the House during...... read more
Ortom to name school after late Ochanya Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday said he had directed the Executive Secretary of the  State Universal Basic Education Board, Philip Attachin, to give the school in the country home of late Elizabeth Ochanya a facelift. Ortom, who stated this during an interaction with journalists in Makurdi, added that the...... read more
2019 Elections; Nigerian Media Charged on Professional Reportage The media in Nigeria have been charged on professional reportage of the 2019 general elections with less than three months to the start off of the elections. This was the crux of a two day workshop held for media practitioners within the Southeast and Southsouth at Enugu with the theme "Best...... read more
Stop Using Sniper to Preserve Beans, Ogbeh Begs Traders The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday expressed displeasure at the use of chemicals for food preservation and fruit ripening, and urged traders not to use sniper to preserve beans. Ogbeh said in an interview with journalists in Otukpo, Benue State, that the act was detrimental to...... read more
Disobeying court order is corruption – Emir The Emir of Gummi, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi (retd.), says refusal to obey a court order is another form of corruption, noting that government must exemplify the change it promised before expecting citizens to follow suit. He said disrespect for the rule of law, bad governance, disobedience to court orders, non-compliance...... read more
120 lawyers to defend suspected killers of Alkali Over 120 lawyers, including Senior Advocates of Nigeria, have expressed their interest in defending the 19 persons arrested in connection with the murder of a former Nigerian Army Chief of Administration, Gen. Mohammed Alkali. The revelation came as the accused filed their bail application on Wednesday before Justice Daniel Longji of...... read more
Nnamdi Kanu threatens to expose Buhari The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to reveal a deep secret about President Muhammadu Buhari. IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated this in a press statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Awka, the Anambra State capital. He alleged that the...... read more
War in Abia court: Judge accuses CJ, Registrar of plotting to ‘undo’ him THE ABIA State High Court, sitting at Okpuala Ngwa, which was attacked last week, yesterday sat under heavy security with the presiding Judge, Justice Collington Okoroafor lamenting that the Acting Chief Judge of the State and the Chief Registrar of the State Courts want to undo him in the matter.The matter...... read more
Chimamanda Adichie conferred with Humanitarian Award on hunger Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been conferred with a humanitarian award at the 2018 Action Against Hunger Gala. The Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award, is given to individuals and corporations that have made significant contributions to the humanitarian field. Adichie was presented with the award by CEO of the organisation, Andrea Tamburini, in...... read more
EFCC quizzed me for suspected N6m fraud, not N200m —Abia’s finance commissioner The Commissioner of Finance in Abia State, Mr. Obinna Oriaku, has said that, contrary to speculations, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission only investigated him and four others for an alleged N6m fraud, rather than N200m as speculated. The EFCC had done an investigation into the alleged financial misappropriation involving at least five...... read more
IPOB: I won’t return to court for trial –Nnamdi Kanu The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed not to return to the Federal High Court in Abuja where he was standing trial before he left the country. The Federal Government had charged him with treason but Justice Binta Nyako granted him bail after 18 months...... read more
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