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BENIN KINGDOM: How a new Oba will emerge

Oba of Benin, HRM Omo N'oba Erediuawa

According to Benin tradition, the Oba never dies, he only joins his ancestors or he transits.

Nobody announces his burial because he did not die in the first instance. What is announced after an interlude is coronation, which usually lasts 3-4 months.

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, (left) sympathizing with one of the victims of herdsmen’s Monday attack in Nimbo, admitted at Holy Cross Hospital, Nsukka, Enugu State, yesterday.

Enugu: Blow-by-blow account of how herdsmen killed 46 natives

Hell was let loose last Monday in Ukpabi-Nimbo, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, when dare-devil herdsmen, numbering over 500, unleashed terror on hapless natives, killing 46 and burning the Christ Holy Catholic Church, Odozi-Obodo. 11 houses were razed while 14 victims are lying critically ill at Royal Cross Hospital,Nsukka,Nsukka District General Hospital and Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka.

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Corrupt elements, incompetent aides, saboteurs join forces to hinder Buhari — Bashir Tofa

Remember Alhaji Bashir Tofa?
He was the man who contested the June 12, 1993 presidential election against the late Chief MKO Abiola. Abiola was generally believed to have won that historic election which was unfortunately annulled by the military. In this interview, Tofa wonders whether anybody said Abiola won the election and he lost.

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HERDERS VS LOCALS: Bitter lessons from Agatu

Benue State is counting its losses in the aftermath of the bloody crisis that raged like wild fire in the last two months between suspected Fulani herdsmen and local farmers. Though some parts of the state may be enjoying truce amid rising tension owing to the outcry that trailed the dastardly killings in Agatu, Logo, Guma, Tarka, Buruku Kwande and Katsina/Ala local government areas, the signs of the crisis still dot the landscape.

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Gov. Obiano

Obiano: Two years, two good

By James Eze ON Thursday March 17, 2016, Governor Willie Obiano marked his two years in office. There were no ceremonies. Not even the usual state banquet or the solemn high mass. In fact, the governor kept a busy schedule on that day; commissioning the House of Assembly Complex and playing host to some important
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Some of the abducted Chibok girls

Chibok Girls: Why Evil Thrives

Just imagine. Imagine, that, in 2010, at the height of the contestation for power, between the leadership of the Northern Political Leaders Forum, NPLF, a wing of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the fledgling Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, there was a consensus on how to deal with members of the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, which, in English, means, “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”, and otherwise known as Boko Haram!

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Change slogan is losing melody 

A good campaign slogan is like a good fortune: concise, clever and crisp. The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, found one in the slogan Change, which was to drive home the party’s campaign for the change of what was considered as the difficult situations Nigerians believed they were living under in the years before the historic May 29, 2015, handover from the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC.

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