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KO Baba, the acronym, what does it stand for? Ko Baba: Sometimes, I use the word ‘kind one’ but is actually from my vernacular name Koko. I remember my friends started calling me KO at some point. So, when I started comedy, I started calling myself MC KO and gradually, it metamorphosed into MC KO Baba and gradually, I removed...
Gladys Nweke The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Rivers State, has commenced re-registration of old and new members into the party across the 23 Local Government Areas ahead of the June 16, 2018, council polls in state. Rivers State chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ), Bro Felix Obuah, while addressing council chairmen and secretaries of the party at the PDP...
Gladys Nweke At least two persons have been killed and a community leader kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Rundele community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was gathered that two rival cult gangs, operating within Mgbuelia village, in Rundele had clashed, leaving two persons dead. This was after an argument broke out during the grand finale of their...
As the world celebrated Easter, retailers in Port Harcourt have lamented the drop in sales compared to last year's Easter. Some of the retailers that include supermarket owners, cinema and eatery managers said in an interview that this year's sales affected them badly. The branch manager of a well-know super mart in Port Harcourt said the increase in the value of...
The Management of the Nigeria Customs Service has approved a new additional uniform to give officers and men variety of uniforms that can be worn depending on the weather and assignment to be executed. The additional wear which was officially presented to the public by the Ag. Deputy Comptroller General of Customs in charge of Tariff and Trade, Isa Talatu...
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN and its sister union, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, say they have no reservations against the five percent fuel levy in the harmonised PIGB recently passed by the National Assembly. Recall that the National Assembly Conference Committee last week passed the harmonised version of...
Niger Delta ex-militant leaders on Tuesday warned the newly-appointed Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, against saboteurs and corrupt employees in the Amnesty Office. The ex-agitators under the auspices of the Niger Delta Reformed Ex-agitators Association (NDREA) told Dokubo that such corrupt and selfish elements were behind the downfall of his predecessor, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd). They...
Grindr, gay dating app, has come under fire for sharing information about users’ HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software. Grindr chief technology officer, Scott Chen, said in a Tumblr post that sharing data with partners such as Apptimize and Localytics was “industry practice” and that steps were taken to protect people’s privacy. “As a company...
South Africa on Tuesday paid heartfelt tributes to Winnie Mandela, who died aged 81, as politicians hailed her as an inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner and defended her often controversial record. The former wife of Nelson Mandela died in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday, mourned by many who praised her as one of the most charismatic and energetic activists who fought white-minority...
Ahead of the June 16 local government elections in Rivers state, the PDP chairman of Ebubu clan in Eleme Local Government area of Rivers State, has said reacted to rumors making rounds that Senator Olaka Nwogu is imposing candidate on the Eleme people. The reaction followed allegations that the ex senator is attempting to make an Ebubu son the chairmanship...