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By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo, NNP, April 15, 2008 –  I have been on record as one of the most ardent advocates for women leadership in Nigeria. In fact, I believe that women are better custodians of the public trust than men could ever boast of, we need not go too far to fetch the evidence […]

Dora Akunyili as a Political Chameleon

By Kenneth Uwadi, Imo, Nigeria – Jan. 2, 2011 – The 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), generated several headlines and commentaries. Dora Akunyili (DA), affectionately called ‘Auntie Dora’ by her admirers, said […]

Dateline 2011: Okenwa For President!

By Sunny Chris Okenwa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Jan 2, 2011 Fellow Nigerians, Happy and prosperous new year 2011! Now that we have said farewell to 2010 as it became history, ushering in another brand new year 2011 it is imperative to note that this new year will define and re-define our troubled nationhood in […]

U.S. bomb experts arrive Abuja

Bomb experts from the United States of America yesterday arrived the federal capital territory to begin investigation into Friday’s bomb explosions at the mammy market at the Mogadishu Cantonment (formerly Sani Abacha Barracks). The team of forensic specialists, who arrived the cantonment in a space bus with registration number 140CD179, were received by the commander […]

Bomb Blast Rocks Abuja Barracks, 11 Feared Dead – MEND claims responsibility

No fewer than 11 people were reported dead yesterday when a bomb blast hit the Mammy Market of the Mogadishu Military Cantonment popularly known as Abacha Barracks in Abuja. Our reporters gathered that the blast occurred in the heart of the roasted fish section of the market at about 7:30pm, leaving three people dead on […]

Abuja blast: Terrorists at work – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday described Friday’s bomb attack at the Mogadishu Cantonment Mammy Market as a terrorist attack on Nigeria, saying  preliminary analysis of the explosives so far has shown that they have same characteristics with the ones used in the Jos Christmas eve attacks. His words, “These explosives and explosions are part of the […]

Bomb Blast: Pregnant woman, 3 others confirmed dead;24 others injured

Of the four persons officially confirmed dead in the Mogadishu Barracks, Abuja, blast on new year eve, was a pregnant woman. A soldier who had his leg amputated and a five-year old daughter, left with a fracture, were among the 26 injured during the incident. The dead pregnant woman had travelled from Jos to Abuja […]

My account of the clash that claimed Eleweomo – Senator Folarin

“ON Wednesday, at the commencement of the ward congress, I learnt Eleweomo and his people in about 20 buses had stormed my ward 5, Idi Ose area of the local government. They were armed with guns, and on getting there, I inquired from supporters what the business of Eleweomo was. Shortly after, he (Eleweomo) went […]

FG, States Share $1b Secretly – Deplete Excess Crude Account to $3m

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) at an emergency meeting yesterday in Abuja, shared $1billion from the Excess Crude Account. With the disbursement of the amount, the balance in the ECA account now stands at $3million. The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, lasted for only 29 minutes (11:10am and ended at about 11:39am). […]

I Will Not Vote For Jonathan – Pastor Bakare

Convener of the Save Nigeria Group and senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly Pastor Tunde Bakare has said President Goodluck Jonathan  failed Nigerians by not performing creditably well in the outgoing year (2010) President Jonathan had on  Monday given his administration a pass mark, saying Nigerians could boast of progress in some sectors, unlike […]

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