2019, Power Oligarchy And The Endgame

It shouldn’t be pedestrian and preposterous to assert that the race for 2019 presidency began long before Nigerians voted in the presidential election that held on March 28, 2015. The permutations that threw up incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as the choice of the power brokers were orchestrated by the convergence of personal and opportunistic political…

When Catholic Bishops Confronted Buhari With Dire Situation In The Country

Penultimate week, clerics under the auspices of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the palatial Aso Rock Villa, where they confronted him with the dire situation of things in the country and what ordinary citizens felt about his administration. Upon gaining access to the Presidential Villa last Thursday, leader of…

A’Ibom Works Commissioner Emerges Independent’s Best In South South 

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works, Akparawa Ephraim Inyangeyen, has emerged as Independent Newspaper South South Best Commissioner of the year 2017. It will be recalled that the Independent Public Service Award was premised on states, government ministries and parastatals that were able to perform inspite of the 2016/2017 economic recession in Nigeria. As one…

INDEPENDENT AWARDS 2017: Laoye Tomori Dedicates Award To Osun Pupils, Praises Ibori, INL Management

The Deputy Governor of Osun State, Titilayo Laoye Tomori, has dedicated her Award for Deputy Governor of the Year to the pupils of Osun State who, according to her, have enjoyed the exemplary leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in many areas, including in education. While receiving the Award, Laoye Tomori also praised the Publisher of…

INDEPENDENT AWARDS 2017: Ekweremadu Pledges To Work More For Nigeria’s Unity

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has pledged to work more for the unity of Nigeria even as he received the Award of the INDEPENDENT Outstanding National Legislator of the Year. Ekweremadu, while receiving the Award, also thanked the people of Enugu West Senatorial Zone, for voting him into the Senate for four consecutive times. He…

INDEPENDENT AWARDS 2017: APC’s Osoba Presents Award To Ex-PDP Chairman, Makarfi

Former Governor of Ogun State and former Managing Director of Daily Times, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has alleged ‘conspiracy’ as he was called to present one of the awards to Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, the immediate past Chairman of PDP Caretaker Committee. Osoba jokingly said he suspected conspiracy as he, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress,…