STEVE OKO, Umuahia
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, has appealed to kidnappers to leave journalists alone, saying that men of the pen profession are “bad markets”.
NUJ Vice Chairman in charge of Zone C, Comrade Chris Isiguzo made the appeal Monday in Umuahia, Abia State at the thanksgiving ceremony held by Abia NUJ in honour of the kidnapped Nation Correspondent, Ugochukwu Eke who was freed last Thursday.
Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on his appointment, even as it requested his immediate intervention in the crisis that has paralyzed the State Judiciary.
The party in the statement signed by its State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, yesterday, drew the attention of the new CJN to the Rivers judiciary crisis that has resulted in the closure of all the courts in the State based on the directive of the state’s Judicial Service Commission (SJSC) due to the dispute over the appointment of a new substantive Chief Judge for the State.
SELYA YARNAP, Bauchi
Following the security challenges facing the North-East in the country, the Christian/Muslim Peace Movement says that they are not in support for President Jonathan moves to extends the declaration of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state, even as its said that the North-east region.
Former USA ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, will on December 4, in Nigeria launch her new book, The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria, a book that focuses on the cultural importance of African signs and symbols as information systems.
The epoch making event which holds at Civic Centre, Lagos by 6pm to 8pm, will have Dr. Alex Otti as Chief Host, while Hakeem Bello-Osagie, Evelyn Oputu, John Momoh and Nike Okundaye as guest speakers.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community over the weekend has called on all religious bodies in the country to unite as a way of fighting against injustices and moral decadence pervading the social fabrics of the nation.
The Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslism Jama’at Nigeria, Dr. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola made this call at a press conference on the state of the nation in Ojokoro, Lagos.
The Muslim organization which is to hold its annual convention later this year with the theme: “Politics, Social Justice and Global Peace: The Dilemma of Religion,” believes the current trend where religion is politised portends serious danger.
SULEIMAN ISAH, Minna
The Governor of Niger state Dr. Mu’azu Babanagida Aliyu has intimated that those working against zoning arrangement in the state have conceded to superior arguments adding that they are already working with zone C for the 2015 governorship race.
Aliyu’s position was contained in a statement extracted from his address at a courtesy visit yesterday in Minna where 14 female aspirants cutting across elective positions were in attendance.
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has said that his government’s understanding of the so-called stomach infrastructure was to make the citizens gainfully employed so that they could have food to feed their families.
He made this known at the Obaseeku High School, Eruwa on his tour of Ibarapa area of the state and to distribute letters to applicants from the zone who were part of the 5,300 applicants recently employed into the state teaching service by his government.According to the governor, the Yoruba people were too sophisticated to be dolled alms to in the name of stomach infrastructure.
Leading Governorship Aspirant in Lagos State under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jimi Agbaje, yesterday collected his Clearance Certificate from the party’s Screening Committee in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.
Agbaje, who faced screening like other aspirants from Lagos State on Sunday, collected on Monday the document confirming him to compete in the PDP primaries.
Telecommu-nications operator, MTN has topped the Brand Africa 100 list as the Most Admired and Most Valuable African Brand. At over $5.4bn, MTN is the only African brand valued over a billion dollars.
The 2014 Brand Africa 100Ò rankings of the most admired and most valuable brands in sub-Saharan Africa were released recently at the Nairobi Stock Exchange in Kenya. In the overall rankings, Coca-Cola toppled Nokia as the most admired brand in Africa, while MTN moved up a spot in the admiration ranks among Africans.
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For the family of Mr. Michael Ahamefule Onukaogu, an Imo State-born father of three based in Lagos, June 13, 2013, would for ever remain indelible. On that day, his promising young son, Mr. Donald Onukaogu, a former Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), died in a ghastly motor accident, alongside four colleagues in Umuahia, Abia State. They were travelling on an official trip to the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at the instance of the former Minister of Education, Professor (Mrs.) Rukayyat Rufa’I, who persuaded them as NANS officials, to intervene on the crisis that led to the death of four students in UNIUYO. Michael spoke to UFOMBA UZUEGBU.