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Abia State government says it is committed to the security and welfare of National Youth Service corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state.    Governor Theodore Orji stated this at the Government House, Umuahia, when he received in audience the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC), Brig-Gen Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, who paid him a courtesy visit. 

NKECHI IKE

Apex Igbo body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has renewed its appeal to Ndigbo to think home by investing in Igboland.
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Gary Nnachi Enwo-Igariwe   gave the advice in Lagos on Friday, during the public presentation of Igbo Centenary book: 100 years of Amalgamation; Igbo, What Hope in Nigeria by Ohanaeze Ndigbo South West zone. The book was written by Peter Anosike, a Lagos-based journalist.

JOHN SILAS

Over 4,000 groups rooting for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election have resolved to work under one platform to actualize the president’s second term ambition.
Under the aegis of Presidential Support Group Leaders Forum (PSGLF) and headed by Prince Ignatius Ozara Ebuka, the groups said their coming together was informed by the need to speak with one voice since they are all working for the same goal.

A Lagos based businessman, Adejare Adegbenro, by all standards, is a real trans-ethnic Nigerian. His father, Chief Niyi Adegbenro is from Abeokuta in Ogun State. That makes Adejare a grandson of the late respected Chief Dauda Adegbenro, former Premier of the defunct Western Region. Adejare’s  mother is the daughter of the late Pa Alfred Rewane from Delta State which also makes him the first grandson of the late  activist and financier of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), the group that fought the Babangida-Abacha military to a standstill. In addition Adejare’s son’s mother is from Zaria, Kaduna State. And as a Lagos resident for over ten years, he is also qualified, constitutionally, to be called a Lagosian. He spoke with a select team of journalists recently in Lagos. JOHN SILAS was there and reports.

2019: Mark declares for Presidency, says restructuring inevitable

MUSA BABA AHMED, Abuja

That the nation’s polity is overheated and boiling is no longer news. The body language of actors in the political space is nothing short of battle-ready at least for those who still claim innocence of having their hands enmeshed in intrigues and scheming ahead of the 2015 calculations.
The bad blood created by the November 20th invasion of the nation’s highest lawmaking institution, the National Assembly, by the Police and SSS, both agencies of the Executive arm, is indicative of the fact that all is not well.

UGO ALARIBE, Aba

One of the governorship aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia state, Chief Eric Acho Nwakanma has said that he understands the problems of Abia state more than other aspirants jostling for the seat.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony of his campaign office at Aba, Nwakanma, who was a two-time deputy governor of the state, explained that his former position has prepared him for the job as one with the greatest experience in governance.

MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja

ROBUST democratic process would entail a pragmatic opposition.  . Last Tuesday, the APC in unmistakable terms, made it loud and clear that they are now fully charged to promote opposition parameters. In a simulation of what to expect from them should the 2015 general election get rigged, it called out its members on a street protest from the Eagle Square up to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel junction on Shehu Shagari Way in Maitama before making a detour and terminating at the Police Headquarters in Abuja. 

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose has charged the 2014Batch ‘C’ members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) torespect constituted authorities in the various communities where theyare posted to serve.Dr. Fayose gave the charge at Ise-Ekiti during the closing ceremony ofthe 2014 Batch ‘C’ Orientation course.

FEMI-OLUSOLA IKUGBAYIGBE

The recent demand by Ikorodu indigene in Lagos State to produce the next Governor of the state of excellence in 2015 general elections has generated various reactions among political analysts across the country.
Their agitation according to report was based on equity, competence and promoting the existing unity among Lagosians, noting that any political party that failed to give its governorship ticket to Ikorodu indigene should forget about winning the gubernatorial seat in 2015.

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