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Daar Communication Chairman Raymond Dokpesi Dies At 71



Raymond Dokpesi, Nigerian media mogul and founder of DAAR Communications, has passed away at 71. Dokpesi played a pivotal role in shaping the Nigerian media landscape, making AIT one of the country’s most popular TV stations.

Born in Ibadan in 1951, Dokpesi studied law at the University of Lagos. He ventured into journalism before establishing DAAR Communications in 1985, which revolutionized the Nigerian media scene.

AIT became Nigeria’s first private TV station and gained immense popularity.

Dokpesi’s accomplishments are noteworthy:

  • Founded DAAR Communications in 1985
  • Launched AIT TV network in 1993
  • Launched Raypower FM radio station in 1995
  • Won African Media Personality of the Year award in 2004
  • Courageously voiced his political opinions

Dokpesi faced controversy and multiple arrests for his political views, yet he remained steadfast in his pursuit of free speech. His acquittal in 2016 showcased his resilience and commitment to his ideals. He leaves behind an indelible legacy in Nigerian media.

Tributes pour in for Raymond Dokpesi:

Adeolu Akande, Chairman of Channels Television, hailed him as a trailblazer and praised his impact on private broadcasting in Nigeria.

Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovation International, lauded his fearlessness and passion for journalism.
Ebenezer Obadare, Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, described Dokpesi as a great man who shaped AIT into a leading TV station.

His pioneering spirit and dedication to free speech will always be remembered.

Raymond Dokpesi’s demise is a significant loss for the Nigerian media industry. His contributions and pioneering efforts in TV and radio broadcasting have left an indelible mark.

We honor his legacy and remember his commitment to free speech and journalism.

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Your music impacted Nigerians’ – Peter Obi eulogizes P-Square



Former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, has joined Nigerians in celebrating the 42nd birthday of the iconic music duo, P-Square.

Peter Obi took to his Twitter handle on Saturday, November 18, 2023,

to express his admiration for the group’s impact on the Nigerian music scene and

their unwavering commitment to advocating for a better Nigeria.

In his birthday message, Obi lauded P-Square’s ability to entertain,

educate, and inspire Nigerians through their music,

noting that their songs have resonated with people of all ages and backgrounds.

He also commended the group’s active involvement in promoting social change and

their vocal support for the demand for good governance and a more productive nation.

Obi’s message of appreciation for P-Square aligns with the sentiments

of many Nigerians who have grown up listening to their music and

have been moved by their dedication to social activism.

The duo’s music has undoubtedly played a significant role

in shaping Nigerian culture and influencing generations of young people.

As P-Square celebrates another year of life, their impact on

the Nigerian music scene and their contribution to social change remain undeniable.

Their legacy will continue to inspire and entertain for years to come.

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Peter Obi is right to criticize the National Assembly for spending N60 billion on the purchase of SUVs for about 400 legislators.



Peter Obi is right to criticize the National Assembly for spending N60 billion on the purchase of SUVs for about 400 legislators.

This is a staggering amount of money, especially considering the fact that

Nigeria is facing a number of serious challenges, including poverty, unemployment, and insecurity.

The purchase of these SUVs is a clear example of the disconnect between the government and the people.

The legislators are clearly out of touch with the reality of the average Nigerian,

who is struggling to make ends meet.

The money that has been spent on these SUVs could have been used

to fund essential services such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure.

It could have also been used to provide relief to the millions of Nigerians who are living in poverty.

Obi’s criticism of the National Assembly is a reminder

that the government needs to be held accountable for its spending.

The people have a right to expect that their tax money

is being used wisely and for the benefit of all Nigerians.

The National Assembly should immediately cancel the purchase of these SUVs and

redirect the money to more important and urgent needs.

The legislators should also be more mindful of the impact of their decisions on the lives of ordinary Nigerians.

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Rivers Assembly set ablaze over alleged impeachment move



The Rivers State House of Assembly complex was set ablaze on Sunday night amid alleged moves by some lawmakers to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Sources said that some suspected arsonists gained entry into the complex around 9:30pm and set the building on fire.

The fire destroyed some properties inside the chamber, but no casualties were reported.

The police have confirmed the incident and said that they are investigating the cause of the fire.

However, some sources believe that the fire was a politically

motivated attack aimed at preventing the impeachment of Governor Fubara.

The alleged impeachment plot has been brewing for weeks, and there have been reports of threats

and intimidation against lawmakers who are seen as being opposed to Governor Fubara.

The fire at the Rivers State House of Assembly is a serious escalation of the political crisis in the state.

It is a clear attempt to undermine the democratic process and

to prevent the legislature from carrying out its constitutional duties.

The authorities must take swift action to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice and

to ensure that the Rivers State House of Assembly is able to function freely.

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