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NIGERIA O MY NIGERIA! – CAN WE EVER RECLAIM OUR LAND?

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The growing tension in Nigeria is prompting many people to reflect on the stanza of its national anthem. “Arise o’ compatriots, Nigeria call obey”. It is a call to duty which emphasizes that the citizens of this noble and great country must be alive to their responsibilities. They must be prepared to save the nation’s ship from going adrift.

With all due respect, our politicians are failing the country from top to bottom. Every other facet of the national life, Nigerians are performing, but in politics it is total failure engineering. Can the nullification of a Presidential election ever happen in Nigeria? The answer is simply no. The nation needs to clean its Augean stables.  Otherwise, it is doomed. One feels for all the under 40’s who still believe they have something to inherit or build upon.

Politics in Nigeria is yet to witness change or development. You can imagine in 1964, late. President Nnamdi Azikiwe because of political tension had to suggest that the various ethnic groups should come to a table to discuss how to share the assets of the country. It means that the founding fathers knew that there were problems with the nationhood of Nigeria, yet they failed to address it by way of restructuring. Nigeria has suffered bad leadership from successive regimes. Most people have blamed the poor structure of the country as responsible for the failed leadership witnessed.

Often time’s leaders in Nigeria only notice the lopsidedness of the federation when they must have left the comfort of their offices. Tomorrow, it would be the turn of the former President to speak of how bad the Omagwa International Airport in Port Harcourt is, after abandoning the project. Will Nigeria ever change? Politicians are like hawks, worse off are Nigerian politicians lacking in every sense of ideology.

Politics in Nigeria is shameful; it is all about violence and grabbing of national wealth at the expense of basic amenities such as education and health care. Nigerians are now economic migrants in all the continents of the world. If you go as far as Iraq and Syria you would find Nigerians.  What is pursuing them out of their fatherland?   Continue reading

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HECTOR JOBERTEH GULDER ULTIMATE SEARCH WINNER SEASON III MURDERED

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Winner of the Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) competition in 2006, Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh, has reportedly been shot dead.

Nigerians have been hit with the death of yet another celebrity, Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh.

The GUS season 3 winner and father of one, was reportedly trailed to his house in Lagos, and shot dead by two unknown gunmen.

According to reports, he had just gotten back from picking up his younger brother from the Lagos international airport when the sad incident occurred

Some Facebook users, Baskelly Legendhustler and Oluwatosin Van Phillips Genesis, shared the tragic news on their pages.

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SPECIAL FOCUS: KEY DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS IN RIVERS STATE (1) – By Simeon Nwakaudu

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Infrastructural development forms the most important premise in the empowerment process of the people of Rivers State by the administration of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

Governor Wike sees infrastructural development as a tool to reach all peoples of the state, irrespective of their political affiliation. Facilities provided are non-discriminatory. Anyone can use them.

Upon assumption of office on May 29, 2015, Governor Wike inherited a state that was raped and left in ruins by the immediate past administration. Nothing was working. The economy was comatose as a result of a shattered infrastructure base, state assets sold and the morale of Rivers people left at an all time low, despite the N3trillion that accrued to the failed Amaechi administration.

The major objective was to link different parts of the state to Port Harcourt, the state capital. The government committed itself to creating the needed access to different communities, so that their respective economies can grow. It was in this wise that the Igwuruta-Chokocho Road was reconstructed to create access to the food basket of Rivers State in the heart of the Etche Ethnic Nationality.

There are three capital intensive projects being executed by the Wike administration in its quest to transform the economies of Rivers South-East and Rivers West Senatorial Districts.

The three projects under focus are: the dualization of the Sakpenwa-Bori Road, the construction of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity Road and the Abonnema Ring Road.

These road projects are aimed at driving the rapid economic and social development of communities in Khana, Tai, Gokana, Andoni, Opobo-Nkoro and Akuku-Toru Local Government Areas .

DUALIZATION OF SAKPENWA-BORI

This is one of the most outstanding projects of the Wike administration. It is in fulfilment of the Governor’s campaign pledge to the Ogoni people. The most historic intervention of any administration since the creation of Rivers State, 50 years ago.

The objective of the road is to open up the economy of the Ogoni Ethnic Nationality to the rest of the state and the world. The road is also aimed at reducing carnage on the existing single carriageway that leads to the heart of Ogoni-land.

Since the project was flagged off by Governor Wike on May 26, 2016, it has progressed satisfactorily. The percentage of milestones of completion so far reached have excited the people, as the Wike administration is driving the road towards Bori town. The World-class contractors, CCECC, who are handling the projects are living up to the expectations of the people.

At present, the bridge just before Bori is under construction. The drainage by the Birabi Memorial Grammar School is also under construction, while earthwork has reached the Kpopie junction.

As expected, Ogoni people and their leaders appreciate the efforts of Governor Wike in delivering this project.

Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Mr. Legborsi Saro Pyagbara praised Governor Wike for living up to his promise, saying the governor has by his action served the interest of all Ogoni people, irrespective of their political differences and affiliations.

Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, King Godwin Giniwa commended the Governor for his work in Ogoni land. He said the dualization of the Sakpenwa-Bori Road and the key appointments extended to Ogoni people in Wike’s administration are praiseworthy.

Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Hon Kenneth Kobani said the commencement of the construction of the road is a dream comes true for Ogoni people.

Former Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Dum Dekor declared that by Governor Wike’s investments in Ogoni land, he will continue to enjoy the support of the people.

CONSTRUCTION OF OGONI-ANDONI-OPOBO ROAD

This road upon completion will link two riverine local government areas to the mainland of Rivers State. It is a road that will revolutionise the economies of Opobo-Nkoro and Andoni Local Government Areas.

After flagging off the completion of this road which was abandoned by the immediate past administration, Governor Wike has sustained funding and supervision to ensure scheduled attainment of required milestones.

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AMAECHI’S CRUSH ON BANNERS, SHOVELS AND STRAWS : By Oraye St Franklyn

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Port Harcourt International Airport! Port Harcourt International Airport! Port Harcourt International Airport! Port Harcourt International Airport!

We no hear word.

Jonathan doesn’t love us! Jonathan hates us! Jonathan this! Jonathan that! But Jonathan while fixing the current Airport in Port Harcourt built a completely new one that they have refused to put to use to this day. It rots away.

Worst still, the uncompleted one has remained as Jonathan left it. But for the fact that, occasionally and that’s whenever Mr. Amaechi is up to his usual mischiefs during the visits of high profile visitors to Rivers State, we find men with shovels and straws scouring for gold rather than building an Airport, that place would have been a phantasmal fantasy. Nevertheless it is derelict and is evidently the sore thumb of Nigeria’s transport sector; a bloody shame and insult on a State that reasonably sustains the Nation.

2 years down the line, as Minister for Transportation all we see at the Port Harcourt International Airport are “Coming Soon” banners, shovels and straws.

For all the noise and the millions of US dollars of Rivers money that sank in the cesspit of the worst political treachery in Nigeria’s history, all we get are banners, shovels and straws.

If Amaechi were to even complete it and credit it solely to himself, it would have been much better than the insult on the sensibilities of our people with banners, shovels and straws.

Whether he intends to transform the place to a barn, stable or perhaps, manger for the celestial birth of an airport, one cannot tell. But for sure, his crush on straws is the greatest mockery of Rivers people and indeed Niger Deltans.

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47 Things That Define True Love

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Along with the new wrinkle on my forehead and the increasing severity of hangovers, getting older has also brought me something a lot more welcome — it’s brought me a little bit of wisdom. With each passing year, we understand more about ourselves and our #relationships. My significant other and I have been together for over five years, and I’ve had some of the best experiences of my life with him. We’ve also had some pretty difficult ones. While I’m not sure there’s one true secret to making things work, I do know that it’s possible if you’re both really in it together.

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