Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Umahi promises more dividend of democracy for Edda people

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has promised the people of Edda in Afikpo South Local Government Area of the stateof more dividends of democracy even as he said that the people will not be left behind in his developmental strides. The governor while speaking on Easter Sunday at the country home of his friend and chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Julius Amah Orji at Nguzu Edda, said the people were dear to his heart. He said it was the special love he has for his friend in…

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Ireland ahead of Nigeria in race for Man United’s youngster

The Nigeria Football Federation are lagging behind their Republic of Ireland counterparts in the race for the services of Manchester United wonderkid Ayodeji Sotona. The Football Association of Ireland have identified the talented winger as a future star and moved fast to cap him for their youth teams though he is eligible to represent Nigeria through his parents. Born 2003, Deji netted on his first start for the Republic of Ireland U-15 in their 1-1 draw with the Netherlands back in February. He began his career with Mullingar Athletic AFC…

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It’s good you left us, PDP tells Elechi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths in Ebonyi State yesterday described the defection of former governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi, from the party to the All Progressives Congress(APC) as a good omen for the party in the state. The PDP youths said the former governor was a mole in the party and that the PDP was already celebrating his exit from the party. In a statement issued by their leader, Comrade Mark Onu, PDP youths accused Elechi of being agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) even while serving…

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EPL: Iheanacho makes cameo appearance as City sink Saints

Manchester City strengthened their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as a slick second-half display saw off a subdued Southampton in a game in which Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho made a cameo appearance. Injury-hit skipper Vincent Kompany headed David Silva’s left-wing corner past keeper Fraser Forster’s weak save for his first goal in 20 months. Leroy Sane drilled in Kevin de Bruyne’s pass after a quick counter, with Sergio Aguero’s far-post volley sealing it. Pep Guardiola’s side are now five points clear of fifth-placed Everton. Mid-table Saints failed to…

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Iheanacho: Why I dumped Arsenal for Man City

Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed that English Premier League outfit, Arsenal, were top on the list of teams that wanted his signature when wanted to join the EPL Iheanacho said he personally preferred Portuguese giants FC Porto over Arsenal and his current club Manchester City. The 20-year-old striker joined City’s Academy from Taye Academy on January 10 2014 and he has since revealed that his father convinced him to join the English side.”A few European clubs were interested in signing me: Arsenal, Porto and some others,” Iheanacho told Theplayerstribune.com….

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Elechi’s detour and APC allure

The defection of the immediate past governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is causing ripples in the state, UCHENNA INYA reports The political situation in Ebonyi State is becoming more interesting. In the last few months, there have been political developments with some politicians defecting to the two dominant parties in the state – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC). But, the mother of the defections was that of the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi….

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