Segun James wonders if Timi Alaibe will be given a chance to champion the change the Peoples Democratic Party needs in Bayelsa to consolidate its hold on the state
Ordinarily, the contest for the governorship of Bayelsa state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should have been between Timi Alaibe and others, but the reality is that it has become a contest between him and Governor Seriake Dickson.
Although Dickson is not on the ballot, he is however at the forefront of the fight to stop Alaibe from clinching the party’s ticket. Why so, given that at the inception of … >>> Read Full Story
The above-mentioned arbitration ($9.6bn UK Court Award) was commenced against the Ministry of Petroleum by Messrs Process & Industrial Development (P&ID), a limited liability company with which the Ministry of Petroleum signed a Definite Agreement dated 11th January 2010 for Accelerated Gas Development in OML 123 and 67 for a period of 20 years.
In the year 2009, the Federal Government of Nigeria signed a Definite Agreement for Accelerated Development Policy with eight (8) companies, one of which was the Process & Industrial Development company (P&ID).
Following the inability of the parties to implement the Agreement as envisaged, P&ID commenced the above arbitration initially claiming … >>> Read Full Story
Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has advised Arsenal boss, Unai Emery on how to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe in the Gunners’ squad.
Mourinho, who is excited by the potential of Aubameyang, Lacazette, and Pepe, wants Emery not to play the trio like Liverpool’s front line.
Speaking on Sky Sports after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Mourinho said: “I think they [Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe] are very good players and normally they should be on the pitch all three together.
“I think Aubameyang probably he likes to play in the middle because he feels if he’s … >>> Read Full Story
Housemates told to freeze as Ebuka and Jidenna tour the Big Brother House.
Biggie hit the housemates with yet another twist as Ebuka and Jidenna visited the House.
The Housemates were having their lunch in the lounge when suddenly Biggie announced, “Housemates, freeze!” If you saw the looks on their faces, you would think they had seen Big Brother himself for the first time. Ebuka along with the sensational Nigerian born American rapper, Jidenna walked in. Can you imagine their reactions?
Maybe ‘unbelievable’ would be an understatement if we could capture the thoughts of the Housemates as the two unexpected visitors stepped into … >>> Read Full Story
Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, yesterday called on Nigerians to shun prejudice and hatred for one another in the name of religion or other differences.
Instead, he called for support for the oppressed people of the world.
The governor stated this in Ilorin in a speech he delivered at a rally commemorating the 1441 Islamic New Year (Hijrah).
The event was organised by the Kwara State chapter of the Hijrah Ummatul Islamiyyah.
He said one major lesson from the travails of the early Muslims and the support they got from their Christian neighbours was that “our common humanity triumphs over … >>> Read Full Story
From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and undesirable behaviour” and could allow unprecedented control of citizen’s lives.
Confusion clouds China’s social credit system
The fledgling initiative has sparked fears the authoritarian state is tightening its grip on an already heavily monitored public, ensuring that only those strictly adhering to Communist Party values can prosper.
The scheme, which China’s State Council wants to roll out nationwide by 2020, aims to assess individual actions across society effectively standardising conduct through rewards and deterrents.
“It’s a new type of totalitarian society control that allows officials … >>> Read Full Story
Big Brother Naija eviction show on Sunday saw two housemates leave the 2019 ‘Pepper Dem edition.
Esther and Sir Dee were evicted from the show after scoring least votes.
Following their eviction, details of how Nigerians voted stirred controversy online as Cindy came second with the highest votes, defeating Frodd, Venita, and Sir Dee.
Cindy scored 22.03% immediately after Tacha who had the highest votes.
According to some Nigerians on social media, Cindy’s votes is out of pity for her and may earn her the grand prize.
However, some urged BBNaija voters to take the game serious and stop giving pity votes.
Here are some … >>> Read Full Story