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Chief (Mrs.) Sifau Omolere Suraju was born to the Royal family of Late Alhaji & Mrs Mustapha Adenuga Tembele of blessed memory on the 10th of April 1926 in Ogere Remo. Her father, Late Alhaji Tembele was a great and early Islamic Cleric in Ogere. He would be remembered for passing fatwa that all Muslim Pilgrims should work and put loads on their heads which he demonstrated by moving around the entire town with his head loaded. That was as a result of common belief then that whoever has gone for Hajj and worn Zabaka Cap shouldn’t put loads on…

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Chief Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe, the President of Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, an accountability advocacy Non-Governmental Organization has appealed for the release and accessibility of the NDDC Forensic Report to those who want to have access to it in accordance with the spirit and letter of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Chief Obiaruko who made the appeal on her “Media FBI” Youtube Channel with the headline “Matters arising from the Forensic Report on (NDDC)” said, “The forensic report has come out, the President has received it. He has asked Malami, the Minister for Justice, to look into it, set up…

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The battle lines were drawn, the drums of war drowning the initial applause that greeted the order for the financial probe of the corruption-riddled interventionist agency – the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), whose headquarters is in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The first Salvo was fired by the Vice President sometime in May 2019, while on a visit to Delta State. Professor Yomi Osibanjo had publicly declared the Commission a non-performer having failed to fulfil its first mandate of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta, in 9 out of 36 states. This shot by Buhari’s Deputy had sent the signal that…

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The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) Women in IT (WIIT) chapter celebrated its relaunch and the launch of its new website with a special Women’s Day webinar on personal and professional coping strategies. The special Women’s Month event allowed participants to compare notes on how women IT professionals are juggling the work from home environment, looking at how they can better own their time, master their headspace and make remote working work for them so that they can show up powerfully to themselves in life and business. TEDx speaker, coach, trainer, and author from Beyond the Dress,…

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Rivers State’s All Progressives Congress (APC) has praised the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) for stepping in to arrest the drift in the judiciary, following the indiscriminate sale of restraining orders by judges to politicians. The party said in its reaction, that the decision of the CJN and the leadership of the NBA over forms of judicial abuse has come at the right time. “We believe that the intervention of the CJN and the Nigerian Bar Association on the side of truth, as a result of the horrifying manipulation of the judiciary by members of the political class, has come…

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BudgIT, a foremost civic-tech organisation leading the advocacy for fiscal transparency and accountability in Nigeria, has launched govspend.ng, a visual platform that provides citizens, CSOs, the media and stakeholders access to simplified data from the Federal Government’s Open Treasury Portal. Recall that in December 2019, the Federal Government launched the Open Treasury Portal to increase transparency and accountability in government spending. The portal provides a space for collating data by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on budget implementation financial records and transactions above the threshold of N5 million by MDAs and N10 million by the Office of the Accountant…

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Eze reveals Governor’s failed attempts at joining the All Progressives Congress (APC); and uncovers details of how he sponsored Abe, Aguma to secure him a safe passage into the ruling party but failed woefully, and sets eyes to the formation of Third Force as an alternative to PDP and APC. A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State recently attempted to constitute himself into the General Commanding Leader of the PDP and by extension, arrogating to…

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In the words of the Spanish-born American scholar, George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And by any stretch of the imagination, no group of people in recent memory has failed to remember its past more than the United States of America. Within a span of about five decades, the US has twice failed to take cognizance of some ugly occurrences in its past and has therefore incurred avoidable humiliation and derision. The unfolding events in Afghanistan are reminiscent of occurrences in the closing days of the Vietnam War of 1960 – 1975, which…

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He has been very much around in the political terrain. His political savvy and ability to meander through the uncharted waters of the stillborn democracy had once earned him the title of “The Luckiest Rivers Politician” by The Beam Newspaper, in December 2007. Prince Uche Secondus has proved that the Bible days of Daniel serving under four different Kings can be replicated in 21st Century Nigeria. He goes by a sobriquet “Total Chairman”, which he apparently earned during his tenure as the Rivers State Chairman of PDP during the years of Dr Peter Odili as Governor. Nobody was in doubt…

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In March 2018, a publication was made and I read of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) where it states clearly the role of media and investigative journalism in combating corruption. It says the “media and investigative journalism play a crucial role in bringing allegations of corruption to light and fighting against impunity”. An international consortium of investigative journalists is an example of international cooperation that leads to tangible results in bringing financial and economic crime to the attention of the public and law enforcement authorities. Media reporting is an essential—albeit untapped—the source of detection in corruption cases.…

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