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Armed Forces remembrance day held amid tight security

AMID tight security, President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday led top government officials in the country to conduct the wreath-laying ceremony in honour of the departed men of the Armed Forces as part of the 2011 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Abuja. Curiously, the President, his deputy, Alhaji Namadi Sambo; Senate President, Dr. David Mark; […]

N54bn voter registration: machine shortages, low batteries, protects mar exercise

NIGERIA yesterday began the first leg of the April general elections with the commencement of voters’ registration across the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on a shaky note. Apathy, insufficient supply of the DDC machines as well as low battery occasioning poor functions of the DDC machines were reported in […]

‘Dead men voted in Delta PDP primaries’

NAMES of several dead people surfaced on the executive delegates list of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) used in the conduct of Ika South and Ika North East Federal Constituency of Delta State and were fraudulently answered by voters in a bid to ensure the return of their candidates. This was part of the allegations raised […]

Crisis looms in First Lady’s camp

The poor showing of women in the just concluded primaries of political parties has started causing ripples within the camp of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, founder Women For Change Initiative. Some of the ardent followers of the initiative by the First Lady have been evpressing regrets that the gospel of 35 per cent […]

Life as Fela’s daughter – Yeni Kuti

Yeni Kuti , the first child and daughter of late Afro beat maestro , Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is a reporter’s delight . At her residence, you are welcomed by five hefty Alsatian dogs, a puppy and a cat. Her household is at peace too, except for the destructiveness of the cat. Before this interview began, […]

Ameobi Finally Snubs England for Nigeria

At last it appears that Newcastle United’s Nigerian born forward Shola Ameobi has finally decided to play for his fatherland after his name was included in the list of players invited for next month’s international friendly against Guatemala. For years the player, who was born in Nigeria but moved to England with his parents at […]

Guatemala Offers Eagles ‘Five-star’ Treat

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has jumped at the offer to play Guatemala on the next world international free day on February 9 after the South American football lightweights tabled a juicy, all-expense paid package before the national team of Nigeria. The match to be played in Miami, Florida has already been approved by Super Eagles […]

How Jonathan Crushed Atiku

Hire-wire politics and last minute intensive lobbying of the delegates by governors of the Peoples Democratic Party was what eventually gave victory to President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential primary of the party on Thursday, investigation has revealed. According to sources, part of the strategy used by the governors to ensure that their delegates did […]

Oyo State is Not a battle Ground

Adewale T. Akande, Barcelona, Spain – Jan. 15, 2011 – The recent political imbroglio in Oyo State that caused the gruesome murder of the dismissed Chairman of the state National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Lateef Salako (aka Elewe-omo) and two other party men in a local government congress of the People Democratic Party calls […]

Shekarau, Akande, Others Battle For ANPP Presidential Ticket

Stakeholders on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) had secret meetings yesterday, with a view to arriving at a consensus candidate for the presidential elections in 2011. Kano state governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, Chief Harry Akande, Alhaji Bashir Tofa and Alhaji Dauda Birmah are in the race to fly the party’s presidential […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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