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Ndigbo : Uwachue blames Igbo politicians for woes

By Chidi Nkwopara OWERRI – THE President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Ambassador Ralph Uwachue, has blamed Igbo woes on “the individualistic and blindly opportunistic attitude of some Igbo politicians in total disregard of Igbo collective interest within the Nigerian family”. Uwachue stated this while delivering the sixth Senator Emeka Echeruo Memorial Lecture titled “the political
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Negotiating team : MEND doesn’t need every militant leader’s support – Jomo Gbomo

By Emma Amaize WARR I -  MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND) says it does not require the blessings of every militant leader in the region to constitute a negotiating team to present its demands to the Federal Government. Spokesman of the group, Jomo Gbomo in an exclusive electronic mail response to Vanguard
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The lover who refused to be used and dumped

“I tried to shut the door in his face, but he went berserk. Booting the front door open, he pushed his way into the flat.’ I love you Melisa’, he wined, ‘and I’m not leaving your house until you admit you love me too’ His eyes were bulging. He looked really demented. If I didn’t get him out of the flat soon, Seun would come back and find out about everything.

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Taking on the monitor

The ombudsman is a monitor of the observance of rules set in a polity for the operation of its affairs. The modern use of the term began in Sweden, according to Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, with the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman instituted in 1809, to safeguard the rights of citizens by establishing a supervisory agency independent of the executive branch.

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Re: A ministry for children

Again, some people may question how successful these imported ideas have been. If they didn’t work out well, it would have been the Nigerian factor that was at play, not that those ideas were bad. In most national issues, the average Nigerian has a way of putting himself first, thinking of how he can benefit from it personally than to how much good it would do the country and its citizens.

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I was in Warri (3)

They were still shaking their heads after we returned at about 7.00 p.m that evening. From what I saw and heard, it is clear that the JTF might win the present and other battles, but it might not win the war. As David Neustadt, had pointed out in his engaging book, Power and Presidents, “the only battle that counts is the last one.” The JTF, like the Americans in Vietnam, might win a lot of battles but the last one is not yet in sight and it is doubtful that victory will be theirs.

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Drama at Transcorp Hilton Hotel as Greece envoy, wife label Nigerians thieves

BY SAM EYOBOKA THE Greece ambassador in  Nigeria,, Mr. Haris Dafaranos and his wife, Haralambo,  at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja,  on Friday evening,  labelled Nigerians thieves. The couple were at the reception of the luxurious hotel  when the wife found a wrist watch belonging to a  customer of the hotel, Mr. Notore Kolagbodi, who
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Fasehun’s group pleads for reconstruction of Gbaramatu

…urges Akwa Ibom to reject Cross River’s 76 oil wells THE  Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities of Nigeria (CENN) has asked the Federal Government to draw up a “Marshal Plan” to reconstruct, rehabilitate and compensate the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom and other areas of the Niger-Delta destroyed during invasion by the Military in pursuit of militants.
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EC staff goes to NPC

BY VINCENT UJUMADU Awka- THE 2010 governorship election to be held in Anambra State has been fixed for January 20, 2010 by the Independent National Election (INEC), the national chairman of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Chief Edwin Umezeoke said in Awka yesterday. Speaking during the handing over of the party’s ticket for the election
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