Of Blood And Ambition

Put we our quarrel to the will of heaven; who, when they see the hours ripe on earth, will rain hot vengeance on offenders’ heads-Gaunt, in King Richard II. Vilification and demonisation of opponents have not been known to be appropriate means to resolve issues; rather, such antics result in further recriminations and the polarization…

Wake-Up Call For Niger Delta

I read Dr. Eleanya’s piece titled “A Malevolent Agenda beyond Grazing” (The Tide, May 23, 2018:9) in which he subjected the 1995 poem “Niger Delta Donkey” by Professor Jason Osai to critical analysis within contemporary affairs in Nigerian national life. Reading the piece, I was filled with trepidation over where Nigeria is heading as a…

Ekiti Polls: PDP Holds Nationwide Protest Over Attack On Fayose …Uncovers How FG Moved N18bn Through Airport …Reps To Probe Police Over Ekiti Shooting

In compliance with the directive by its National Working Committee (NWC), members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, marched peacefully to the National Assembly and the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding amongst others, the conduct of free, fair and credible governorship polls in Ekiti State, tomorrow. Led by…

How We Paid June Salaries Without FAAC -Wike …Condemns Attack On Fayose …Urges Rivers People To Defend State In 2019

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has stated that his administration is able to pay the salaries of civil servants for June, 2018 without releases from Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) because of careful financial engineering. Addressing journalists after projects’ inspection, yesterday, Wike said that workers’ welfare was a top priority of his administration….

APC Govt Intimidating Judges Ahead Of Elections – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of the ruling All Progressives Congress,. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who had been critical of Buhari for some time, also alleged that anti-graft agencies were being used to clamp down on the opposition. He spoke…

NASS Pledges Speedy Passage Of Factoring Bill

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, Mr Jones Onyereri yesterday said the National Assembly (NASS) would ensure speedy passage of the Nigerian factoring bill. Onyereri said this at the Nigerian Factoring Roundtable, a breakout session at the ongoing Afreximbank Annual Meeting in Abuja. According to him, factoring is a financial position…

Afreximbank Inaugurates Due Diligence Data Platform

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has inaugurated a pan-African customer due diligence platform known as “Mansa” to provide a trusted source of primary data required for due diligence checks on counterparts in Africa. Dr Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank’s President said this in a statement issued by the Head of Media of the bank, Obi Emekekwue on…

NPA To Sanction Shipping/Terminal Operators

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is to sanction erring shipping companies and terminal operators that fail to comply with an agreement on the use of holding bays. The Managing Director, NPA, MsHadizaUsman made this known yesterday in Lagos. According to her, the agreement, which was reached in November, 2017 between the shipping companies, terminal operators…

2019: Int’l Delegates Arrive Nigeria On Pre-Election Assessment …As Election Observers Condemn Police Brutality In Ekiti

In a bid to effectively monitor the conduct of next year’s general elections, the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), are deploying a joint Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) to assess preparations ahead of the elections, scheduled for February, 2019. The statement issued by the groups in Abuja, yesterday, said, the high-level…