2019: PDP May Conduct Presidential Primaries September 30

2019: PDP May Conduct Presidential Primaries September 30 The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, may conduct its presidential primary to choose its candidate for the 2019 presidential election on September 30. The proposed date, according to a document obtained by the Punch, is, however, subject to the ratification of the National Executive Committee of the party The…

Trump Invites Putin To Visit US

Trump Invites Putin To Visit US President Donald Trump of the United States has invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to visit Washington in the autumn. Sarah Sanders, the President’s Press Secretary, disclosed via Twitter on Thursday that discussions for the visit were already underway. “President Trump asked (National Security Advisor John Bolton) to invite President…

Return of the Prodigal Son

The Joy of Professor Abednego, Jerry Alagbaoso; Kraft Books, Ibadan, 2018; pp 83 Henry Akubuiro A comedy play consciously exaggerates characteristics for humorous effects intent on x-raying human foibles and hubris. William Shakespeare’s oeuvre is replete with such comedy plays as Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like, Comedy of Errors, to mention…

Sejiro Avoseh: Why my works focus on women

Damiete Braide Up-and-coming artist, Sejiro Avoseh, who is currently having his first solo exhibition entitled When We Are Not What We Are at Rele Gallery, Onikan, Lagos, believes his life experiences generally feels everything he creates, together with personal relationships and those of people around him. The 30 artworks being exhibited include Eden 1& 2,…

Can the Moroccan Approach Inspire a Development Revolution?

By Julia Al-Akkad…. Decades of conflict and complex power dynamics between Jewish and Muslim communities have resulted in a deep-rooted aversion towards cultural engagement. This continues to hinder multiethnic relationships throughout the Middle Eastern and North African region. Even so, a rich history of ethnic and religious diversity remains an inseparable embodiment of the cultural…

The Future Of The EU In The Wake Of Trump’s Betrayal

By Alon Ben-Meir… My visit to Brussels last week during the NATO annual conference was nothing short of bewildering and dismaying. Trump’s rampage against our most trusted and faithful allies sent shivers throughout the city, especially in the halls of the European Parliament where I spent considerable time talking to officials from different countries. They,…

Putin defends Trump against ‘saboteurs’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hit out at ‘saboteurs’ criticising US President Donald Trump following a summit held in Helsinki, Finland. He also accused “powerful” forces within the United States of trying to sabotage ties between Moscow and Washington. In his speech while addressing Russian diplomats in Moscow on Thursday, Putin described his meeting with…

My four-point agenda’ll transform our economy – Adegoke, aspirant

Clement Adeyi, Osogbo A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kunle Adegoke, has said that his four-point agenda can rebuild the state’s economy. Adegoke who is one of the 17 aspirants screened and cleared by the National Working Committee of the party to participate in the direct primary that will…

Ortom Won’t Leave APC, Oshiomhole Boasts

Abuja / Makurdi – Following Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State’s recent “red card” comment, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday assured that Ortom was going nowhere, and asked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to look elsewhere. Oshiomhole made the assurance after a marathon meeting of the leadership of the APC…