GOV. IKPEAZU AT BOOK LAUNCH: ABARIBE IS TRULY MADE IN ABA

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has described the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s life in public service as truly reflective of the spirit of the Aba man. Speaking as Special Guest at the launch of an autobiography of Senator Abaribe today in Abuja, Governor Ikpeazu stated that Abaribe embodies the can do spirit of Aba which has the ability to rise above challenges and record successes. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, quotes the Governor as saying,”The Aba spirit is enterprising and full of energy. It doesn’t succumb…

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NIGERIA TOYING WITH WAR BELLS

By Chuka Nnabuife First Prime Minister of India, Pandit Nuhru in his ‘Tryst of Destiny’ to his country’s Constituent Assembly on August 14, 1947, spoke to representative of his nation thusly: “We have to work, and work hard, to give reality to our dreams. Those dreams are for India….” What one gets from that is that everyone in a nation has to give his or her dreams for the country. So what is our dream for Nigeria? Nothing seems to thrill Nigerians more, these days, than chants of war and…

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DAY PLANTASHUN BOYZ GATHERED FOR FAZE IN LAGOS

Plantashun Boyz, the singing group that ruled Nigerian music scene years back, got back together over the weekend, in support of one of their own in Lagos. The group which comprised of Africa’s best singer-Innocent Idibia(2Baba), Chibuzor Orji(Faze) and Augustine Ahmedu(Blackface) gathered for the service of songs of Ifeyinwa Orji, the twin sister of Faze, who died two weeks ago, just two days shy of their birthday. Faze had announced the death of Ifeyinwa on February 22nd in an Instagram post. It would be recalled that since the Plantashun Boyz…

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OKONJO-IWEALA ASSUMES DUTY AS WTO DG TODAY

The newly-elected Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will assume duties today. The former Nigeria’s two-term Finance Minister was selected by the General Council of the WTO a fortnight ago, as the organisation’s seventh director-general. With her emergence as the first African and first female to be the Director-General of the WTO, Okonjo-Iweala had unveiled her agenda, which included working with other members of the organisation in reforming and rebranding the global trade body. Okonjo-Iweala, in her acceptance speech, had also highlighted the need for…

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