TRANSPARENCY: LABOUR STRIKE’S CALL OFF VINDICATION OF ORTOM

By Emmanuel Ugaba The recent strike action embarked upon by Benue state workers opened an avenue for people to d…iscuss and paint the good administration of Governor Ortom in bad light. The governor was given several demeaning names at beer parlours, market places and on the streets. Those of us that a pro government are… Continue reading TRANSPARENCY: LABOUR STRIKE’S CALL OFF VINDICATION OF ORTOM

ALOCHU FOUNDATION PLANS MAJOR EMPOWERMENT FOR BENUE ORPHANS, YOUTHS

 By James Ibechi  Alochu Foundation, a Benue State-based charity organisation has hinted of a plan to again put smiles on the faces of the less-privileged in the state. Chief Frank Alochu Ikpobu, the President of the Non-Governmental Organisation which exists purely for the purpose of bringing succor to the widows and orphans, indigent students and… Continue reading ALOCHU FOUNDATION PLANS MAJOR EMPOWERMENT FOR BENUE ORPHANS, YOUTHS

OBASANJO LANDS FIRST NOLLYWOOD MOVIE ROLE

Nollywood star Samuel Ajibola has unveiled to the world a behind-the-scenes photo from the widely anticipated episode of ‘Dele Issues’. This episode features the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo and is scheduled for release October 14, 2017. Samuel Ajibola who is popularly known as Spiff in the sitcom ‘The Johnsons’ made the announcement on… Continue reading OBASANJO LANDS FIRST NOLLYWOOD MOVIE ROLE

PRESIDENT BUHARI’S INDEPENDENCE ADDRESS LACKS DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES – RIGHTS GROUP

…Restates Need For Constitutional Conference Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos  The Foundation for Human Rights And Anti-Corruption Crusade (FHRACC), a Niger Delta-based human rights group, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s last Sunday’s independence anniversary address lacked the principles of democracy where the will of the people is the foundation for governance. The group, which took a… Continue reading PRESIDENT BUHARI’S INDEPENDENCE ADDRESS LACKS DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES – RIGHTS GROUP

2019: WHY APC WOMEN LEADERS ENDORSE NICK EWORO

By James Ibechi Since the aftermath of the 2011 presidential election saw victorious Goodluck Jonathan making up to 35 percent of his political appointments feminist at the national level, women participation and general political awareness among the Nigerian women are undoubtedly on the rise. So when the All Progressives Congress (APC) women leaders of the… Continue reading 2019: WHY APC WOMEN LEADERS ENDORSE NICK EWORO

FAYOSE OWES WORKERS EIGHT MONTHS’ SALARIES — EKITI NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Ekiti State has disagreed with Governor Ayodele Fayose that workers in the state are owed only four months’ salaries. The State Chairman of the NLC, Ade Adesanmi, said state workers were owed about eight months’ salaries. The Punch is reporting. Fayose had, while appearing on a television station interview programme… Continue reading FAYOSE OWES WORKERS EIGHT MONTHS’ SALARIES — EKITI NLC

FACTS ABOUT THE NIGERIAN PEACE CORPS BILL

By Amb Dickson A. O. Akoh For quite some time, there has been series of publications by Mr. Chinedu Nneji, the self-acclaimed Commandant-General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) and his supposed Plateau and Osun States Commandants, accusing me of distorting some facts with regards to the passage of the Nigerian Peace Corps… Continue reading FACTS ABOUT THE NIGERIAN PEACE CORPS BILL

REAL REASON IGBO IN BENUE LOSE HOPE IN BIAFRA

‘… Tiv, Idoma and Igede nations are kind to us’ By James Ibechi Were you wondering why Igbo community in Benue State has lost hope in Biafra? The fear of IPOB activities snowballing into another bloody civil war scares them. That’s perhaps why when the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, recently invited all leaders of the… Continue reading REAL REASON IGBO IN BENUE LOSE HOPE IN BIAFRA

IT’S HIGH TIME BENUE INTRODUCED AMERICAN SYSTEM OF WORKFORCE – GEORGE ALLI

Hon. George Alli is the Executive Chairman, Otukpo Local Government Council of Benue State. In this interview with JAMES IBECHI and MORGAN ADIKWU both of The Hawk Newspaper shortly after assuming office, the former member of the Benue State House of Assembly, unveiled his plans to face development challenges in the face of economic debacle.… Continue reading IT’S HIGH TIME BENUE INTRODUCED AMERICAN SYSTEM OF WORKFORCE – GEORGE ALLI

EXCEPT OJU PEOPLE PLAY FOOL, IT’S THEIR TURN TO PRODUCE NEXT REPS MEMBER – IGODO

 By James Ibechi and Andyson Iji Egbodo Students of history would, of course, remember Nero, the frivolous Emperor of the Roman Empire who famously fiddled while Rome burnt. In Igede nation, nothing can be nearer the truth than the Nero story in the build up to 2019 General Elections. This is a keen observation by… Continue reading EXCEPT OJU PEOPLE PLAY FOOL, IT’S THEIR TURN TO PRODUCE NEXT REPS MEMBER – IGODO

FLOOD: BENUE SPENDS N50M ON IDPs

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that the state government has so far spent no less than N50million on the Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs), in the state. Ortom was reacting to rumour about diversion of relief materials and misappropriation of funds by some officials of his government meant for flood victims. His words:… Continue reading FLOOD: BENUE SPENDS N50M ON IDPs

WHEN CAN WE FIND PATRIOTIC NIGERIANS?

By Ugaba Emmanuel As I was listening to President Donald Trump’s speech at the just concluded 72nd UNGA, I was moved to ask myself “when can we find patriotic Nigerians at the helm of affairs?”   The US President was concerned about the interest of America, the safety, welfare, and the overall interest of Americans,… Continue reading WHEN CAN WE FIND PATRIOTIC NIGERIANS?

AT LAST, LEADER OF IGEDE NATION GRADUALLY EMERGING

*As all and sundry say kudos to Chief Alochu?  By James Ibechi There is a rough rule of thumb that if the wrong kind of people criticize negatively what you are doing, then you must be on the right track. By those lights, the negative criticisms by some people on hearing that, Chief Frank Ipobu… Continue reading AT LAST, LEADER OF IGEDE NATION GRADUALLY EMERGING

ENDORSEMENT VISIT: IGEDE YOUTHS MIGHT BE RIGHT, AFTER ALL

By James Ibechi  A minutest percent of the Igede voting public, Igede Positive Youths for Ortom 2019, seems to see into the future, cues into it and the action has quite baffled a great Igede public.   Yet, the youths’ action might be in the best interest of the generality of the entire Igede race… Continue reading ENDORSEMENT VISIT: IGEDE YOUTHS MIGHT BE RIGHT, AFTER ALL

QUIT PROVOKING YOUR HUSBANDS, MONALISA TELLS NIGERIAN WIVES

THIS IS HOW MONALISA CHINDA THINKS WOMEN CAUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  In an interview with Okey Bakassi on Channels TV’s The Other News, and monitored in Makurdi by jamesibechi.com, Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda told Nigerian women to stop provoking their men into punches and slaps. The question was based around the recent controversial statements made by… Continue reading QUIT PROVOKING YOUR HUSBANDS, MONALISA TELLS NIGERIAN WIVES

I HAVE 7 WOMEN IN MY LIFE BECAUSE HAVING JUST ONE IS TOO CLOSE TO HAVING NONE – EX-BOXING CHAMPION

Retired boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather in an exclusive interview with Awkward Puppets revealed that he has seven girlfriends. When asked how many girlfriends he has, the undefeated and flamboyant boxer said: “I don’t deal with girls. You should ask how many women I have? I have seven deep. Like lucky seven ”  When asked how… Continue reading I HAVE 7 WOMEN IN MY LIFE BECAUSE HAVING JUST ONE IS TOO CLOSE TO HAVING NONE – EX-BOXING CHAMPION

BENUE FLOOD: ANGRY IDPS BLOCK VANS LOADED WITH “STOLEN” RELIEF MATERIALS

  By James Ibechi Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) being accommodated at the International Market Camp, Makurdi on Tuesday protested alleged diversion of relief materials by camp officials.  The protest started when a truck, 2 Hilux vans, a bus and a saloon car loaded with relief materials from the camp warehouse, were about to… Continue reading BENUE FLOOD: ANGRY IDPS BLOCK VANS LOADED WITH “STOLEN” RELIEF MATERIALS

IGEDE YOUTHS TO ORTOM: RUN AGAIN IN 2019, WE’LL SUPPORT YOU

FOR THE RECORDS Being a text of speech delivered by the Coordinator of Igede Positive Youths for Ortom 2019, Emmanuel Oko, when the group visited Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Sept. 11, 2017, at the People’s House, Makurdi. Today is a great day to all of us gathered here to witness the endorsement of… Continue reading IGEDE YOUTHS TO ORTOM: RUN AGAIN IN 2019, WE’LL SUPPORT YOU