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Edo: Court nails dep gov’s wife for battering soldier

THE pronouncement of Justice Adamu Hobom of the Federal High Court, Benin ordering the wife of the deputy Governor of Edo State, Mrs Endurance Odubu to pay the sum of N12milion as compensation for beating up an Army Captain, Olorunduyilemi Stephen was a landmark judgement. Hitherto, uniformed personnel had been accused of taking the law into their hands at the slightest excuse. But this time, Captain Stephen, perhaps because he had just come out of the House of Prayer, or for whatever other reason, chose the path of civility for his patience for the violent attack on him on January 11, 2010.

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Inside Imoke’s engine room

Cross River State in the last administration was said to be standing on a tripod with the then Governor, Mr. Donald Duke as the Commander in chief, while the present governor Liyel imoke was in charge of the foot soldiers and Mr. Geshorm Bassey in the think tank unit. The three were referred to as the three wise men as all decisions on how the state was run were taken by them.

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Senate stirs storm with another probe of BPE

“We should approach the exercise with an open mind, no witch hunting, there should be no victimization; there should be no playing to the gallery,” Senate President David Mark said penultimate Tuesday as he empanelled a fresh team of seven Senators to conduct a comprehensive probe of the privatization process undertaken by the Bureau for Public Enterprises, BPE.

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Lawmakers ‘ll ‘joyfully’ support President’s agenda – Senator Emodi

Senator Joy Ifenyinwa Emodi, (Ada-Di-Ora-Mma) widely acclaimed as the Joy of the Senate for the grace and grit with which she attended her legislative duties during her Senate years has recently been appointed as Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly. An educationist turned lawyer before her political advent in the mid nineties, Mrs. Emodi’s sagacity and steely style in grassroots politicking is the subject of political folklore in her native Anambra State.

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My Speakership, contracts, future – Ochei

BEFORE his emergence as Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Engr. Victor Ochei, was among the
most vibrant and probing members of the House. He has now found himself in a position where as a presiding officer, he is bound to watch the vibrancy and listen to the grandiloquence of others without automatically imposing his own views.

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This Senate is exciting – Gemade

Senator Barnabas Gemade, erstwhile federal cabinet member, first freely elected national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and now Senator representing the Benue Northeast senatorial district has distinguished himself in his engineering profession and his political proclivities.
As Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of the Benue Cement Company, BCC between 1985 and 1992 he is believed to have laid the foundation for the emergence of that company as the biggest and most successful industrial enterprise in the middle belt

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Rupert Murdoch: Media, power & politics

Murdoch is not a politician but he wields economic and media power that any politician or celebrity can ignore at his or her own peril. Murdoch’s influence in the mass media market is so awesome that political leaders court him and do his bidding. He is a colossus in the global media business where he controls 40% of the world media.

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