Emmanuel Ogbeche

PERISCOPE : Joe Igbokwe, thou art a serial falsehood peddler

Looking back now, the Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, and perhaps the greatest chess player of all time, Garry Kasprov, was speaking of Mr. Joe Igbokwe, the Lagos APC publicity secretary, when he said, “The point of modern propagand [...]

Sun, 22 July 2018


The humongous N242.4bn budget for 2019 elections

On July 17, 2018, President of the Senate Bukol Saraki read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari on a supplementary budget with a whooping price tag of N242.45 for the execution of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as well as security agencies.  [...]

Sun, 22 July 2018


Ekiti poll: APC sets sight on Osun · PDP kicks · Buhari, Obj hail Fayemi · INEC yet to upload result on web

Barely 24 hours after the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was declared winner over his main rival, Prof. Olushola Eleka, The Abuja Inquirer gathered that the party’s gaze has now being turned to Osun state.

Osun state is expected to hold its election on Septem [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


PERISCOPE For Fayemi, the fates are good

 

It was Trisha Yearwood that said, “What's meant to be will always find a way.” So it has turned out for Dr. Kayode Fayemi who is set to return to the Ekiti Government House as governor having trounced Governor Fayose’s proxy, Professor Ishola [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


PERISCOPE Indeed, you are the son of your father

Indeed, you are the son of your father

The political turf is not for the lily-livered or those not given to chicanery. It is therefore something of little wonder that witch hunts are part of the political space.

For those given to historical narratives, the [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


U.S. embassy honours winners of “NaijaGEMS” contest

The United States Embassy has presented awards to the three winners of its NaijaGems photography contest in Abuja.

Country Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Aruna Amirthanayagam presented prizes to the winners last Thursday.

The finalists were Mr. Ikechukwu [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


Periscope Adam Oshiomhole the coronation

Adam Oshiomhole, the coronation

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, former governor of Edo state and one-time labour activist, Adams Oshiomhole, was formally crowned the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the party’s long overdue [...]

Sun, 24 June 2018


Attacks: We’re deeply pained, imposes curfew – Plateau gov’t

Following an almost 48 hours sustained attacks on three local governments: Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos south, the Plateau state government has imposed a curfew, while expressing its deep pain at the fresh killings.

Secretary to the Plateau state government, Rufus Bature, announced the curfew on [...]

Sun, 24 June 2018


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The Divisional Police Office, DPO, in charge of Kwali area council, CSP, Sabo Majidadi, has said that the division would hold security meeting next [...]

14 September 2018

PhotoThree women get 45 days imprisonment for fighting in Abuja

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced three women to 45 days imprisonment for fighting and biting themselves in public.

The [...]

14 September 2018