In my secondary school days there used to be this musical band known as Sweet Breeze, and one of their hit songs used to croon this way: “Miss Patience without patience, who gave you that name?” Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the ubiquitous wife of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, reminds me of that song. It is obvious […]


Okrika used to be a euphemism for second hand clothes. That tag arose from the heavy trade in used clothes by traders from this area of Rivers State. A thriving waterfront in the Okrika area gave the community easy access to ships bringing goods from Europe and among the goods were used clothes bought cheaply […]


More than three months after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) authorities placed a ban on activities of commercial sex workers, Benue, a neighbouring state has continued to record an influx of prostitutes on a daily basis. Nigerian Compass’ investigation has revealed that the prostitutes are mostly seen in large numbers in the three major towns […]


Despite the signing of the reviewed Electoral Act by President Goodluck Jonathan last week Friday, the Presidency has already initiated a process of sending an Amendment Bill on the Electoral Act to the National Assembly. In fact, the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has set up a committee with the mandate of vetting the entire Electoral […]

How Police brutalized a Beauty Queen

On December 12, 2009, I had two projects to execute in connection with my source of livelihood. The first project, the shooting of the musical video of Eugene De Coque, was billed to take place at Beaton Studios, Egbu Road, Owerri. It was scheduled to start at 11.30 a.m. The other project, Uwenja Fashion show […]

My Experiences In A UK Immigration Detention Camp

I have been in UKBA detention for one month now and I think it is about time I put down my experiences here. First and foremost, I was arrested justly; I overstayed my visa and used another person’s identity to secure employment. Whilst I know people might scream at this and say I broke the […]

Presidential Election Holds January 15 – N/Assembly January 8 – Govs/State Houses Assembly January 22

The much talked about 2011 general elections will be holding on January 15, 2011, according to the timetable and schedule of activities to be released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, this week. Documents exclusively obtained by Sunday Trust show that the presidential election will be holding Saturday, January 15, 2011 as opposed to […]


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