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OBJ’ll Be Irrelevant After 2011 Elections – Balogun

The chairman of Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former  President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo would be absolutely irrelevant in Nigerian politics after the 2011 elections.This was the view of Senator Lekan Balogun, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and leader of a coalition  against  Alao Akala’s second term […]

EFCC Recovers $11b

The Federal government has pledged a renewed commitment to the fight against corruption in the country, just as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said it had recovered a total sum of $11 billion in seven years, from fraudulent persons, groups and organizations in and outside the country. The Vice President, Federal Republic of […]

1,393 DDC machines faulty in 14 states – Investigation

THE ongoing voter registration, which entered its last week on Sunday, has so far recorded a huge number of faulty Direct Data Capture (DDC) machines across the states of the federation. Investigation by the Nigerian Tribune revealed that no fewer than 1,393 machines are dysfunctional in 14 states across the geopolitical zones. The exercise began […]

Minister blames teachers for candidates’ failure in public exams

Minister of State for Education, Mr Kenneth Gbagi, has blamed teachers for poor performance of candidates in public examinations in the country, saying, “teachers are not doing enough to educate their students.” Gbagi declared  in Minna, Niger State, on Tuesday, that, “from my point of view, it is not government that has failed; we have […]

Jos crisis, not religious – Kukah

Socio-political commentator and Vicar-General, Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Reverend Father Matthew Kukah, has warned Nigerians not to get confused, about the recent crisis in Jos and other parts of northern states of the nation with religion. Father Kukah, while addressing the Young Men Christian League of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Mount of East, Ebute […]

Nigerian Navy fights Nigerian Merchant Navy for supremacy

There seems to be a battle for supremacy between the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Merchant Navy with the former accusing the latter of impersonating the naval personnel by wearing its uniform. The cold war which has lingered for some years reached its peak last week, when the Nigerian Navy clamped down on the commandant […]

Politicians, not Boko Haram killed ANPP guber candidate, 5 others – Gov Sheriff

Following the murder of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) gubernatorial candidate and six others, Borno State governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday, described last Friday’s killing of the late  Modu Fannami Gubio and his younger brother, Goni Mustapha Sheriff as politically motivated and not Boko Haram, as being generally insinuated. Sheriff said that […]

Minister seeks Turkey’s help to develop Abuja

THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, is in Turkey to explore the pro-gress of the country in the development and management of infrastructure to bring changes to the FCT. The minister, a member of the Federal Government’s delegation, led by President Goodluck Jonathan, on an official visit to Turkey, told […]

Christian leaders write Jonathan on Borno, Plateau carnage

THE National Prayer Movement (NPM), on Tuesday, said the ceaseless carnage in Borno and Plateau states portended danger for the corporate existence of the country. In an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, the organisation asked him to immediately demonstrate the necessary political will by tracking down the masterminds of the crises before the situation […]

EFCC’s new office to gulp N18.8bn – FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the construction of the permanent site of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will gulp over N18.8 billion just as the commission chairman, Mrs Farida Waziri, revealed that the anti graft agency had recovered about N11b within the last seven years. The vice-president, Alhaji Namadi Sambo,  who […]



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