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Abati: The rascals in Nigerian politics

“HELLO rascal, long time, where have you been?” “Who is your rascal? Don’t let me get angry with you oh?” “Come, where were you when President Jonathan said the South West has been taken over by rascals and that the PDP is determined to rescue the political zone?” “And they told you the President mentioned […]

Jonathan receives new envoys, pledges free, fair polls

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday expressed confidence that the April general elections would be hitch-free despite the current tensions and challenges in the run-up to the polls. Also, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has submitted that the general election was the country’s last chance to demonstrate to the world that it had […]

Soyinka decries insecurity, backs Ribadu for President

THE Democratic Front for a Peoples Federation (DFPF), yesterday declared its support for the candidature of Malam Nuhu Ribadu of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the race for the Presidency in the April elections. In a communiqué issued by the party’s Directorate of Publicity after an emergency meeting by its executive in Abuja, […]

(Picture) My ordeal in the hands of thugs–Ogun monarch

For the, Oba Olayinka Balogun, in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State, the unexpected happened when hoodlums armed with guns and machetes stormed his palace. The strange visitors did not only storm the palace, but left indelible marks on the royal father who currently carries about plasters over wounds he sustained from the thugs. […]

2011: APGA adopts Jonathan as presidential candidate

The Goodluck/Sambo Presidential ticket yesterday got one of its greatest boosts when the reinvigorated All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at its national convention yesterday in Awka, Anambra State adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its official presidential candidate for 2011 presidential election. Also yesterday, APGA renewed the tenure of its National Working Committee, led by Chief […]

N50bn fraud: Lawal, ex-minister, arrested

A former minister of Works, Alhaji Hassan Lawal, was yesterday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N50 billion fraud. Lawal, who had also held sway at the labour ministry, arrested over his alleged involvement in fraud, abuse of office, and breach of government regulations and due process […]

Kwankwaso steals the show at Jonathan/Sambo campaign rally

 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano state, and former Governor the State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso stole the show yesterday in Kaduna at the Jonathan/Sambo, North-west Presidential campaign rally. Kwankwaso who was also the Minister of Defence during former President Olusegun Obasanjo administration had his name rent the air intermittently, particularly by party supporters […]

Ojukwu is alive -Bianca

 In the wake of fresh rumours yesterday about Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu’s state of health , the Anambra State government and the Ikemba’s wife, Bianca Ojukwu, have restated that he was recovering speedily and was in no danger of any sort. Bianca spoke yesterday at the convention of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Awka, Anambra […]

Stampede in Ibadan – Parents storm schools, withdraw pupils

 There was pandemonium in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital as thousands of panic-stricken parents besieged public schools in the metropolis to withdraw their children, following rumours that some pupils died after eating meal allegedly poisoned but provided free by the Adebayo Alao-Akala government. The poison scare was coming even as the rumour mills went abuzz that […]

‘Mubarak world’s richest’

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak  Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is likely the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune worth about 70 billion dollars. According to the Guardian, Mubarak has money stashed in several Swiss and other foreign bank accounts, and has shadowy real-estate holdings in Manhattan, London and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. […]

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