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Lagos, one of the worst cities to live in

The 2011 Liveabililty Ranking and Overview has rated Lagos city as the fourth worst city to live in. Last year, the city ranked fifth after an assessment of living conditions in 140 cities around the world using 30 indicators across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. This was revealed in […]

Campaign mishap: ACN chieftains escape death

The presidential campaign of the Action Congress of Nigeria, (ACN) in Bauchi yesterday almost ended on a tragic note when the jet  conveying top officials of the party, including the vice presidential candidate, Fola Adeola, nearly crash- landed at the Bauchi airstrip. The aircraft crashed into some animals on the runway as it landed. The Jet with […]

Naira weakens on strong dollar demand

THE naira weakened slightly against the United States dollar on the interbank market, on Monday, as demand for the greenback remained strong and inflows from energy companies decreased The currency closed at N154.30 to the dollar, compared to N154.25 on Friday The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sold $350 million at N150.68 to the dollar […]

April polls: PDP, 12 others refuse to sign election Code of Conduct

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has expressed concern over alleged hostility by some state governors to opposition parties in their states, especially as it concerns electioneering campaign. He expressed his concern just as some 13 political parties, including the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) withheld their assents to the new […]

EFCC seals off Igbinedion’s Abuja houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed off two choice houses of former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion. The properties are those on 7, Justice Fatai Williams Street, Asokoro Abuja and 5 Danube Crescent, Maitama Abuja. The exercise was carried out on the heels of a forfeiture order granted the EFCC on […]

Martins returns to Eagles

Obafemi Martins’ cup-winning feat with Birmingham City has been promptly rewarded with a recall by coach Samson Siasia. Martins has been overlooked by the Super Eagles since a disastrous outing at last year’s World Cup in South Africa, but a top team source has now revealed that ‘Obagoal’ will be picked for this month’s Nations […]

Why Jonathan won’t attend presidential debate’

Indication emerged yesterday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Dr Goodluck Jonathan may not attend the debate, being organized for all presidential candidates for the 2011 general election. There are 18 presidential candidates for the 2011 presidential elections . Addressing newsmen at Legacy House, Director of Publicity of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), […]

Senate fails to form quorum, postpones passage of PIB bill

ABUJA-THE Senate has shelved the passage of Petroleum Industry Bill to Tuesday, March 15, after failing to form a quorum yesterday. Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the debate in the absence of Senate President, David Mark, said the Senate would not be blackmailed into passing the bill by protesting charlatans. Senator […]

Kanu asks FG to absorb Biafran scientists

The Federal Government has been urged to absorb Biafran scientists who produced the technological and scientific innovations that sustained their efforts during the thirty months civil war, despite the adverse conditions which they operated. The submission was made by Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, former military governor of old Imo and Lagos States and member of the […]

Kano 2011: Kwankwaso, Gwarzo, Abacha clash in public debate

KANO – Former defence minister and PDP governorship flag bearer, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, is to lock horn with Muhammad Abacha of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, the incumbent Deputy Governor, Tijjani Gwarz, ACN, and Sagir Takai, ANPP, in a public debate organised by the Kano chapter of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR. The two […]

Naira begins new week on negative note

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