VIRAL VIDEO: WHAT PRESIDENT BUHARI SAID (DIDN’T SAY) IN IMO STATE

By Femi Adesina We have observed that President Buhari’s concluding remarks at the meeting with South East Leaders during his one day visit to Imo State is being deliberately contorted and twisted out of context. The purveyors of disinformation want Nigerians to believe that the President bluntly told Governor Uzodinma, ‘‘I’ll be careful with your future invitations.’’ They have adduced different meanings to the phrase, contrary to the context wherein the President spoke during his successful dialogue with leaders of thought from Igbo land. When he arrived at the banquet…

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BRITISH TEENAGER, EMMA RADUCANU WINS 2021 U.S. OPEN

In the first US Open final between two unseeded players, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu took home her first Grand Slam championship when she defeated 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Raducanu became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam, also doing so in just the second Grand Slam tournament of her career. With the victory, Raducanu became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977. Wade was also the last British woman to win the US Open, back in…

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NIGERIA, AFGHANISTAN IS COMING

By Felix Ofou In the study of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), you don’t disarm a combatant and rearm him in the name of reintegration. Nigeria has gotten it all wrong. The Afghanistan episode will be replicated in Nigeria sooner or later. I gleaned the statement above from a group chat I belong. The missive was not lost to me. It got me thinking for a long time. The import of the statement jolted me like a thunderbolt. And different scenarios kept unfolding in my head. It was difficult imagining…

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FORMER CPS, UGOCHUKWU EMEZUE, EX-FOOTBALLER KARIBE OJIGWE, 25 OTHERS MAKE ABIA COMMISSIONERS LIST

*Ugochukwu Emezue Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the nomination of Mr. Ugochukwu Emezue as a Commissioner nominee. Emezue, a broadcaster per excellence, was Chief Press Secretary to former Gov. Theodore Orji. Also on the list, is ex-Footballer, Karibe Ojigwe. Ojigwe plied his professional trade in Nigeria with Enyimba International FC of Aba before moving abroad where he played for some top European clubs including Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach among others. Those who made the list, include former Secretary to the state Government, SSG, Mazi Donatus Okorie, former…

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GAMBIAN FIRST LADY, FORMER KENYAN VEEPEE, TO BE HONOURED AS THE VOICE ACHIEVERS AWARDS HOLDS IN DUBAI SEPTEMBER 19

The Voice Achievers Award 2021 will take place at the Intercontinental Festival City Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 19th September 2021. The theme of this year’s award is “Bridging Economies UAE & Africa”. The ceremony which is sponsored by KPMG Lower Gulf, Dubai, will be hosted for the first time in an Asian Country. The Voice Achievers Award is one of the biggest African social events in Central Europe, dedicated to appreciating contributions from sons, daughters, and friends of Africa who through their activities and influence have impacted…

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