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Bayelsa hosts the world as global leaders storm Yenagoa for 2018 Africa SME Roundtable Forum; Presidents Kagame, Jonathan, Adesina; Elumelu, Ovia are key lecturers/lead speakers; VIP list: Governor, Principe Island, Diplomats, Trade Ministers of Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Gabon, Mauritius etc.

THE World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) has endorsed the City of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State to host the 2018 Africa Roundtable Event. The Event is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3, 2018 at the Chief D. S. P. Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall. Themed “The Position of Africa …

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The quit notice, hate speeches and President Buhari’s northernisation/Islamisation agenda By Professor Ben Nwabueze

NATURE OF HATE SPEECHES In the aftermath of the divisions in the country caused by President Buhari’s Northernisation/ Islamisation Agenda, as manifested in his lopsided strategic appointments that unfairly favour the North as against the South, and the complete exclusion of the South-East from them, which gave rise to agitations …

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Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Ethiopia on Friday announced state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his intention to step down amid unrest and political crisis. The state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said “the ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met and decided to impose emergency rule in the Horn of Africa country.” The announcement did …

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Obanikoro’s son joins father in APC

By Bolaji Buhari Mr Babajide Obanikoro, son of former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, on Friday dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the senior Obanikoro had in November 2017 left the PDP to …

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Development: Mantu, Jerry Gana, others commend Dickson …Say he’s done well, enrol in Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme

Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ibrahim Mantu; former Minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana, on Thursday in Yenagoa, extolled the leadership qualities of the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, saying he has put the state on the global map. Two former Ministers of Information, Chief John Odeh …

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I’m excited by Bayelsa transformation, proud to be a citizen, says Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday expressed shock over the rapid transformation which Governor Henry Seriake Dickson had brought on Bayelsa State within six years. He, therefore, suggested that the younger generation should be accommodated in the nation’s political leadership because “although they are future leaders, tomorrow might not …

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Buhari meets APC Governors’ Forum in Daura; We met with President to condole with him, nothing about 2019 – Governors

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed doors with 18 state governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum in Daura, Katsina State on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that three of the governors were represented by their deputies at the meeting, which started …

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Yari: Security agencies complicit in Zamfara massacre “We alerted them 24 hours before killings but they failed to act;” Buhari condemns killings, orders Defence Minister to proceed immediately to scene

Governor Abdulaziz Yari has alleged that his administration gave security agencies a 24 hour head-start to alert them on the impending invasion of communities in Zamfara by bandits that resulted in the death of 39 persons in Zurmi local government area of the state on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu …

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