Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Although Senator Uche Chukwumerije was alive on December 16, 2014 to debunk the rumour of his death the previous day, December 15, when it was alleged that he slumped and died following a shock he allegedly had after losing his bid to return to the senate  for the third consecutive time, death eventually crept up to him on Monday April 20, 2015. 

Not since the deaths of former Soviet Union leader, Boris Yeltsin and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, in our modern times have so many world leaders gathered for the funeral of a world leader as happened for the burial of Lee Kuan Yew, former Singapore leader for over 31 years who passed on   last March, aged 91.

Assurances by Senate President, David Mark, on the resolve of the nation’s parliament to work towards the passing of the lingering Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is a very welcome development, coming against the background of spirited opposition by interest groups who have contrived to block the passage of a well thought-out policy that is meant to boost the revenue base of the country and better the lot of Nigerians.

As the heat of general electioneering campaigns intensified especially following the six-week postponement of the scheduled February 14 general election to March 28, a bizarre diplomatic row erupted between Nigeria and Morocco mid-March over whether or not President Goodluck Jonathan had a telephone conversation with king of Morocco, HM King Mohammed V1.

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