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Delta Politics: How Uduaghan's deft moves swayed 55 opposition parties

Governor, Dr. Emmanuel UduaghanIn what appears as a political masterstroke, Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has lined up 55 of the 66 opposition parties in the state behind him ahead of plans for the 2015 polls. DOMINIC ADEWOLE, reports.

Joseph Benjamin's marriage crashes

EARLY this week, the seldom controversial handsome beau of Nollywood, Joseph Benjamin, 32, leaped to the front pages with a scorching personal news. The budding acting star and co-anchor of MTN's Project Fame, confirmed that his decade-old marriage has crashed.

Disclosing his hitherto wrapped separation from his wife, he said in an online radio interview (Reel Radio) that the situation had gone so dire that he had to let the cat out of the bag.

He said: “I am no longer in my marriage; we are separated.”

Again, Kano boils

TWENTY-FOUR hours after riot broke out in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano State over an alleged blasphemous, statement made by a tailor; the Kano State Police Command has confirmed that two people died, while seven churches, eight shops and one residential building were torched during the crisis.

Two persons were also injured, while a total of 22 suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the sectarian crisis.

This is coming as armed robbers again raided the Wudil Cattle Market in Kano, kiling and maiming people.

After flooding, famine looms

Following the recent flood disaster that ravaged virtually all the states in Nigeria, KAYODE ADELOWOKAN examines the impact of the floods on food supply, government’s prior plans to increase tariff on rice, and a likely need for massive importation to avert crisis for the country

In the last three decades Nigeria has lived dangerously on what experts described as “keg of gun powder” because of her dependence on other nations of the world for food and fuel. So dependent on other countries has Nigeria been that practically all commodities essential to the survival of any economy are imported.

Defection suit: Ondo Assembly, Labour Party insist on Abena's sack

The Ondo State House of Assembly and Labour Party have told a Federal High Court in Akure that the sacked member of the House of Representatives, Akure North/Akure South, Ifedayo Abegunde  a.k.a Abena must vacate his seat as ordered by the court.

Confusion in Bayelsa as two Dickson aides resign

Governor Seriake DicksonThere was confusion yesterday as two aides of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Legal Matters and Brass Local Government Council representative, Barr. Kemesuode Wodu and Ms Aboye Ebitimi Odibikuma resigned their appointments over personal and political reasons.