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My Problem With Nigerians

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba – Yola, Nigeria – Dec 24, 2010 – To what shall I compare this generation? I sang a serenade and they did not dance; I played a dirge and they did not mourn. To an average Nigerian, the greatest problem of Nigeria is corruption. But what is corruption? On many […]

Analyzing Selected Nigerian Presidential Aspirants

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – Dec 24, 2010: I looked into the likely outcome of the 2011 presidential elections; except for any unpredictable determinant circumstances, one of the following shall occupy the highest political office in Nigeria—Goodluck Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar, Nuhu Ribadu, and Muhammadu Buhari. Those four deserve to be taken seriously, […]

‘Auntie’ Dora: The Resignation of a Minister

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe – London, UK – Dec. 24 – The recent announcement by Professor Dora Akunyili that she was resigning as Minister of Information and would contest the Anambra Central Senatorial seat under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has generated several headlines and commentaries. Dora Akunyili (DA), affectionately called ‘Auntie Dora’ by […]

Expect Mass Exodus from PDP – Akunyili

Erstwhile Minister of Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, began her campaign for the Anambra Central senatorial seat on Monday and said that she had been inundated with telephone calls by her supporters on when she would officially kick off her campaign in the state so that they could officially defect from the Peoples Democratic […]

PDP remains a unifying factor, Says Wamakko as 392,299 defect

Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has said that in spite of what is said about the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP by some people across the country, the party still remains the backbone of the unity of this country. He spoke when he received 392,299 people that defected to the party from other parties, mostly from […]

Ojukwu flown abroad for treatment

CHIEF Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, national leader of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), who has been on intensive care at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, since Sunday last week, has been transferred abroad for treatment. The ambulance conveying him moved from the intensive care of the UNTH at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday. The national […]

Drama as Police dock alleged DDC machine thieves

The uncooperative attitude of the police yesterday almost marred the arraignment of suspects alleged to have stolen 20 Direct Data Capturing, DDC, machines at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. The drama that trailed the arraignment began when the suspects were brought to the premises of the Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court at about 10.30 […]

2011: Steer clear of partisanship, IG warns CPs

Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Abubakar Ringim, yesterday, warned police commissioners in the country to steer clear of partisan politics and ensure their relationships with the governors of the states began and ended with providing security for lives and property. He said as the 2011 general elections approached, the “boys would soon be separated from […]

Arms shipment: Court grants Iranian suspect bail

An Iranian, Azim Aghajani, who allegedly conspired with three Nigerians, Ali Usman Abbas Jega, Aliyu Oroji Wamako and Muhammad Tukur Umar, to import 13  containers laden with rockets and other ammunition into Nigeria on October 25, 2010, was yesterday granted bail by an Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama. The Iranian has been under the […]

$180m Halliburton scam: Court grants EFCC leave

An Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama, yesterday, granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, leave to arraign six Nigerians accused of complicity in the $180 million Halliburton bribery scam. Justice Ishaq Bello who gave the anti-graft agency the nod equally fixed January 27, 2011, to take the plea of all the accused persons. […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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