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  BY MOKWUGWO SOLOMON 08063831036 On Monday, December 11, 2017, I was in my house at Abube-Uno Nando in Anambra East, where I went to mark the 4th anniversary of my father’s separation from the family. I was sitting by his graveside reflecting on life generally when I received calls from my colleagues in the media, who told me that Emeka Odogwu went viral on the social media discussing me. I logged-in and scanned through the information. Initially, I was reluctant to reply because I felt it was unnecessary dignifying him with my response. Initially, I did not want to join issues with a character whose stock-in-trade is to go about impregnating people’s wives and widows. When I later made up my mind to respond, I reasoned that it was necessary to wait; first, to know what would be the response of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah and Mr. Madu Onuorah, the publisher and MD of The AUTHORITY Newspaper respectively; and also to hear the opinions of the leadership of NUJ as well

Dangote Flour: Investors Await Bumper 2017 Harvest

Having year-to-date (YTD) growth as at December 8, 2017, showing that Dangote Flour Mills has been flight footed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), outperforming the Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index, the rise in the company’s share is as a result of impressive performance seen so far in the year. The company’s share which opened the year at N4.25, gained N168.24 per cent to close trading on December 8, 2017 at N11.40 per share. It would be recalled that the Dangote Flour Mills share emerged the best performing stock in 2016 with a gain of 276.11 per cent. Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) story is changing positively, and quite rapidly, in the context of the magnitude of challenges operators faced in the last two years and ongoing anemic economic recovery. Though capital market analysts had pointed out at the beginning of the year that earnings outlook will be better compared to previous year. The Consumer Goods Company’s performance has been impressive as a result

Uche Secondus Develops Cold Feet after emerging as PDP Chairman

The newly sworn in national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has expressed apprehension and uncertainty about the party’s return to power in 2019, saying it is going to be herculean a task. He however noted that it is achievable, just as he assured that he would ensure internal democracy is enthroned in the party. Secondus, a former deputy national chairman of the PDP was sworn in as the new chairman of the party in the early hours of yesterday after defeating all the aspirants who contested the coveted position with him in the party’s national elective convention held at Eagle Square, Abuja. Protests had trailed his victory, with two aspirants, Prof Tunde Adeniran, former minister of Education, and media mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, rejecting the outcome of the contest. Before then, former deputy national chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George; former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; former governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi