Archive for: crisis

Tony Usidamen: #BringBackOurGirls – When silence becomes louder than words

Tony Usidamen: #BringBackOurGirls – When silence becomes louder than words

by Tony Usidamen  Otherwise, how else do we explain the Nigerian President dancing away at a political rally barely 48 hours later? I’m sure President Jonathan realized how costly this mistake...

 

Bamidele Aturu: Crisis in the Rivers state judiciary and its feudalistic traits

Bamidele Aturu: Crisis in the Rivers state judiciary and its feudalistic traits

by Bamidele Aturu Whatever option it chooses, the NJC should withdraw the query it issued to Justice Agumagu as it is uncalled for and constitutes nothing but unthinkable intimidation from a body...

 

Lagun Akinloye: NIS stampede highlights Nigeria’s youth employment crisis

Lagun Akinloye: NIS stampede highlights Nigeria’s youth employment crisis

by Lagun Akinloye …the stampede was not just a result of poor crowd control but a symptom of Nigeria’s desperate dearth of employment opportunities. Both Nigeria’s Senate and...

 

Opinion: A spotlight on Nigerian private universities; the Bowen case study

Opinion: A spotlight on Nigerian private universities; the Bowen case study

by Abiola Solanke It is alarming that in this 21st century, we have institutions that prevent her students from making use of gadgets such as Computers, mobile phones, I-pads etc. Many of them...

 

‘Speak good English, you’re embarrassing us’: Rivers APC warns lawmaker, Evans Bipi

‘Speak good English, you’re embarrassing us’: Rivers APC warns lawmaker, Evans Bipi

by ‘Jola Sotubo Controversial Rivers legislator, Evans Bipi has been warned by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state  to either speak good English, as expected of a legislator,...

 

Tensions rise as Senators bicker over Rivers crisis

Tensions rise as Senators bicker over Rivers crisis

by ‘Jola Sotubo A repeat of the Rivers House of Assembly debacle almost occurred yesterday as some senators came close to exchanging blows. The subject of the disagreement was, ironically,...

 

Mass defection: 27 out of 30 PDP lawmakers decamp to APC in Sokoto

Mass defection: 27 out of 30 PDP lawmakers decamp to APC in Sokoto

by Oke Efagene A majority of members of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Lawmakers said that out...

 

I’ll return to the PDP on one condition – Amaechi opens up

I’ll return to the PDP on one condition – Amaechi opens up

by ‘Jola Sotubo Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers has said that he will return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) if President Goodluck Jonathan satisfies just one condition. Governor...

 

Violence erupts in Rivers community as PDP, APC supporters clash

Violence erupts in Rivers community as PDP, APC supporters clash

by ‘Jola Sotubo The tension in Rivers yesterday erupted into violence in the Emohua Local Government Area of the state. The state has been besieged with constant crises following the disagreements...

 

Rivers State Crisis update: Six anti-Amaechi lawmakers in Rivers sneaked into Assembly building

Rivers State Crisis update: Six anti-Amaechi lawmakers in Rivers sneaked into Assembly building

by Oge Okonkwo The six Rivers state lawmakers seeking to impeach the state’s governor, Rotimi Amaechi, have gained entry into the sealed Rivers state House of Assembly building to begin...