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Jos crisis: Cleric warns northern Christians against reprisals

AS sectarian killings continued in Plateau and Borno states, creating fears in Christians in other parts of the North, the national vice president of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in charge of South West zone, Bishop Wale Oke has appealed to Christians in northern parts of the country to resist the temptation for reprisal in […]

Saraki wins PDP ticket for Kwara Central Senatorial District

The chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, and the outgoing governor of Kwara State, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday picked the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) ticket for Kwara Central Senatorial District. He  emerged as the winner of the re-run primary election. Saraki polled 1,044 votes to beat Mallam Yonus Abdulrahman who scored 13 votes and Alhaji LAK […]

Fresh Jos violence, Borno killings heighten security concerns

The outbreak of fresh violence in Jos, the Plateau State capital, yesterday, and the Friday’s killing of the ANPP gubernatorial candidate in Borno State, Engr Fannami Modu Gubio, along with  six  others by suspected terrorists, at the weekend, heightened security concerns in the country. Thick smoke billowed into the sky in Jos yesterday as property […]

Retrial Tribunal Sacks Osun Speaker, Stops Omisore From Rerun Primaries

THE senatorial ambition of Senator Iyiola Omisore, Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation may have suffered a setback as the Electoral Appeal Panel set up by the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) disqualified him from the re-run senatorial race in Osun State. Also, a retrial Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has nullified […]

Why I’m Not Registered Yet, By Governor Obi

ANAMBRA State Governor,  Peter Obi, yesterday explained why he had not participated in the ongoing voter registration in the country. In a live Radio Programme on Rhythm FM, Awka —Viewpoints — the governor said the delay was necessitated by the need to ensure that all eligible citizens of the state are duly registered. Obi, who […]

South South, South East, North Central Govs Endorse Jonathan

Governors from three geo-political zones rose yesterday from a meeting, chaired by their Kwara State counterpart and leader of the Governors’ Forum, Bukola Saraki, with a firm resolve to ensure the stability of the country and support the presidential aspiration of President Goodluck Jonathan in the April, 2011 elections. The meeting, which is a continuation […]

Tunisia’s Dictator’s family investigated by Canadian immigration

Canadian immigration authorities are investigating whether the relatives of Tunisia’s deposed president who arrived in Montreal last week are entitled to remain in the country, a department spokeswoman said Monday. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told CBC Sunday that some family members of former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali have permanent residency status in Canada, […]

MEND threatens to level oil industry

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to destroy the oil industry in protest against the appointment of Mr. Kingsley Kuku as Special Adviser, Niger Delta Affairs, by President Goodluck Jonathan. The group in a statement yesterday did not, however, give any reasons for its opposition to Kuku’s appointment. Kuku, […]

Eligible Voters Set to Detoxify Nigeria

 By Adewale T. Akande, Alicante, Spain – Jan. 29, 2011 –  The word “toxin”was first used by a reputable organic chemist called Ludwig Brieger (1849-1919). According to my little “…Oxford Dictionary” the word signifies “poison especially of animal or vegetable origin; poison secreted by micro-organism and causing particular disease” To detoxify is to literally eliminate […]

I used my NYSC savings to start Ikebe Super

Wale Adenuga is a household name in Nigeria. Ask any television viewer from the age of seven and above, they will tell you he is the creator of Papa Ajasco, the popular comedy TV show featured by television stations in the country and produced by Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP), among other equally interesting comedies. In […]

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