2019: BEYOND THE POLITICS OF OJU-AWAJIR ROAD

By James Ibechi   The latest news about the Oju-Awajir Road should at least be cheering! Whatever the case, we are at least reassured, once again, that the re-construction of the road that traverses Konshisha, Gwer and Oju LGAs, going by the words of Hon. Ode Enyi, Governor Samuel Ortom’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues,…… Continue reading 2019: BEYOND THE POLITICS OF OJU-AWAJIR ROAD

IGEDE NATION, A CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION OR A CRUCIBLE OF STRIFE

By Comrade Onah Ogbale That moment in every four years when the view of the people is sought by power seekers is here again and Igede land is not kept out of this perennial chess game. To that extent, post primary election consultations and permutations have begun ahead of the 2019 general elections with the…… Continue reading IGEDE NATION, A CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION OR A CRUCIBLE OF STRIFE

BUHARI LACKS MENTAL CAPACITY TO RULE NIGERIA WELL – ADOGA ONA, BENUE DEP CHIEF WHIP  

Rt. Hon. (Amb) Adoga Onah is Deputy Chief Whip, Benue State House of Assembly. The second term-serving lawmaker representing Oju 1 State Constituency doubles as House Committee Chairman on Health. Appointed recently as Chairman Committee on Strategy and Communication of the Atiku/Ortom Presidential Campaign, the lawmaker hosted the executive editors of some media outfits including…… Continue reading BUHARI LACKS MENTAL CAPACITY TO RULE NIGERIA WELL – ADOGA ONA, BENUE DEP CHIEF WHIP  

JOURNALISTS CHANGE SOCIETIES

*How Nick Eworo won 2019 APC’S HOR primary poll By James Ibechi I am James Ibechi, the Editorial Director of jamesibechi.com; an online news blog since the past seven years. As one of our avid readers, I hope you have gained from our thought-provoking, incisive, educative and expository contents in news, interviews, features and opinion, among…… Continue reading JOURNALISTS CHANGE SOCIETIES

BUHARI APPROVES REDUCTION IN THE COST OF UTME, OTHERS

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) form. The Form is commonly known as JAMB Form because the examination is organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, for entry into the universities.   The President also approved a reduction in the cost of National…… Continue reading BUHARI APPROVES REDUCTION IN THE COST OF UTME, OTHERS

ATIKU’S CAMPAIGNER LAMENTS BOKO HARAM KILLING OF OVER 100 SOLDIERS

EJIKEME OMENAZU, LAGOS Dr. Victor David Enweruzo, the Coordinator of the Lagos Atikulated Agenda 2019, has lamented the recent killing of over 100 soldiers by the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State. Enweruzo, who spoke to DAILY INDEPENDENT in Lagos on Wednesday, lamented that the insurgents could do such havoc on the officers of the…… Continue reading ATIKU’S CAMPAIGNER LAMENTS BOKO HARAM KILLING OF OVER 100 SOLDIERS

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT DEFAULTERS OF N500MILLION BENUE STATE GOVERNMENT AND MICRO MEDIUM SMALL  ENTERPRISERS LOAN SCHEME DOMICILED WITH FIDELITY BANK PLC This is to inform the beneficiaries of Benue State Government and SME Loan Scheme disbursed in April  2014 that final demand notice is hereby given to them to repay their loan without further delay. That…… Continue reading SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

HOW INDEGENOUS FIRM IMPACTS BENUE VIA RENEWABLE ENERGY, ICT TRAINING

*Advocates knowledge-based economy for growth   By James Ibechi   Group Chairman of Satwaves Energy Ltd, an indegenous energy and ICT firm, Mr. Egena Jackson, has exposed to the world how the company has been impacting Nigerian youths with the requisite skills needed for a knowledge-based economy. He also announced plans to equip more youths…… Continue reading HOW INDEGENOUS FIRM IMPACTS BENUE VIA RENEWABLE ENERGY, ICT TRAINING

BENUE PEOPLE MAY VOTE ORTOM OUT FOR 7 REASONS – OMENKA

ONAHI GIFT OMENKA is the United Progressives Party, UPP candidate for the 2019 Oju State constituency of the Benue Assembly election. In this interview with JAMESIBECHI.COM, she unveils her agenda for her constituents. She also speaks on salient state and national issues. Excerpts  Why did you decide to run for House of Assembly seat of…… Continue reading BENUE PEOPLE MAY VOTE ORTOM OUT FOR 7 REASONS – OMENKA

BIAFRAN WAR HISTORY CAN’T BE SWEPT UNDER CARPET – NGOZI OBI

 Dr. Ngozi M. Obi, American-based Nigerian pharmacist cum author, in this interview, spoke on why she wrote on the Nigerian Civil War, the separatist agitations and the need for a better Nigeria. She spoke to EJIKEME OMENAZU. Excerpt: Who is Ngozi M. Obi? I am Dr. Ngozi M. Obi, an American author of Nigerian Igbo…… Continue reading BIAFRAN WAR HISTORY CAN’T BE SWEPT UNDER CARPET – NGOZI OBI

S’WEST, S’EAST, S’SOUTH, M’BELT LEADERS URGED TO MOBILISE SUPPORT FOR ATIKU

By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos Dr. Victor David Enweruzo, the Coordinator of the Lagos Atikulated Agenda 2019, has urged leaders of the South West, South East, South South and the Middle Belt to give full full support to the presidential aspiration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Enweruzo, who spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos…… Continue reading S’WEST, S’EAST, S’SOUTH, M’BELT LEADERS URGED TO MOBILISE SUPPORT FOR ATIKU

WINNERS EMERGE IN THE NIGERIA WONDER KIDS AWARDS 2018

… Ozzybosco, Emmanuella, Ambode, Otedola lead the pack Winners have emerged in the Nigeria Wonder Kids Awards 2018 organized by The Top10 Magazine, a Lagos-based monthly publication. The award which was organized to celebrate and honour exceptional Nigerian kids in recognition of their excellence in different fields of endeavour such as academic excellence, entertainment, Music,…… Continue reading WINNERS EMERGE IN THE NIGERIA WONDER KIDS AWARDS 2018

TRUCE IN BENUE APC DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP TUSSLE

The current stalemate in the nomination of a Deputy Governorship candidate for the 2019 governorship race in Benue State is on account of a purported zoning of the position to Otukpo Local Government Area by a few Idoma elders. In 2014, exigencies of the situation got the Benue APC leader, Senator George Akume to consider…… Continue reading TRUCE IN BENUE APC DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP TUSSLE

SDP, ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO APC, PDP – PEARSE

By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos Dr. Adetokunbo Pearse, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lagos State, has described his party as the only alternative to both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Pearse, who was spoke to DAILY INDEPENDET at the inauguration of the campaign office of…… Continue reading SDP, ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO APC, PDP – PEARSE

SUPPORT ATIKU/OBI TICKET, ENWERUZO CHARGES LAGOSIANS

EJIKEME OMENAZU LAGOS   Dr. Victor David Enweruzo, the Lagos State Coordinator of the Atikulated Agenda 2019, has urged Lagosians to embrace the Atiku/Obi ticket for the liberation of the Nigerian people from the shackles of poverty and economic bondage.   Enweruzo, who was speaking at the inauguration of the Iba Local Council Development Authority…… Continue reading SUPPORT ATIKU/OBI TICKET, ENWERUZO CHARGES LAGOSIANS

BENUE APC DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP TUSSLE: A WORD FOR THE WISE

By Ohini Ojegbe It is clear that the task to nominate a credible, politically amenable candidate as APC Deputy Governorship candidate for the 2019 poll, in Benue State has been executed without a workable result. Hence the drag and the failure of the party to officially announce a name and to allow for conjectures to…… Continue reading BENUE APC DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP TUSSLE: A WORD FOR THE WISE

THE RACE FOR THE SOUL OF IGEDE

By James Ibechi (Editorial Director, jamesibechi.com) As each day progresses to the 2019 elections, tempers are rising and the political spectrum is recovering from atrophy. The public is weighing options among a multitude of candidates for elective positions as the electoral umpire, INEC prepares for the most credible election in Nigeria’s political history. In Benue…… Continue reading THE RACE FOR THE SOUL OF IGEDE

OVERCOMING GODFATHERISM IN BENUE: THE ORTOM MODEL

HARD BALL Whether it is in its ordinary parlance or in the Nigerian context, the term ‘Godfatherism’ can be discerned to mean a symbiotic relationship between two persons namely, the godfather and the godson, whereby the godfather uses his political power and wealth to secure political position for the godson, who upon ascension into power,…… Continue reading OVERCOMING GODFATHERISM IN BENUE: THE ORTOM MODEL

HOW APC MAY WIN OR LOSE BENUE IN 2019 DEPENDS ON CHOICE OF DEP GUBER CANDIDATE

The bandwagon effect is a political reality in Benue State. When the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the presidential election in 2014, therefore, the state became vulnerable and the party won the governorship election despite the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) being in power. There’s a proclivity that this pattern will be maintained in the 2019…… Continue reading HOW APC MAY WIN OR LOSE BENUE IN 2019 DEPENDS ON CHOICE OF DEP GUBER CANDIDATE