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Imo & the Tripod of Zoning

By Elvis J. Agukwe, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria – Mar 18, 2011 – At the advent of the current civilian dispensation in 1998, Imo political stakeholders met and took a decision that will guarantee equity and justice in the distribution of political offices in the state, especially the governorship. In arriving at this article of […]

Nigeria 2011: Why Jonathan May Not Get His Wish

By Leburah Ganago, Atlanta, Georgia, USA – Mar 18, 2010 – “ Blighted by violence, voter apathy and party boycott in some cases, the local council elections that were held in most states of the federation on March 27 bear the hall mark of a farce ”. ( The Guardian, April 8, 2004).In his interview […]

Obagoal leads Birmingham’s assault against Wigan

Birmingham looks up to Super Eagles’ ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’, Obafemi Martins, to bury Wigan Athletic and further dash the team’s hope of maintaining a grip on the English elite division. Blues, as the Birmingham side is fondly called, could have been well above the relegation mark, but for the 2-3 loss it suffered in […]

Youths’ll determine April polls —Bankole

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, has said that the Jonathan/Sambo ticket has great prospect for integrated youth development. He therefore urged youths to tap into it and make proper use of the opportunity provided. A statement by the speaker’s special adviser (media), Mr. Ebomhiana Musa, quoted him as saying, at the […]

Zamfara: It’s do-or-die between Shinkafi and Yerima

The die is cast. The battle line is drawn in Zamfara State between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). But where will the pendulum of victory swing? The answer lies in the womb of time. The unfolding events indicate that Zamfara is one of the states where next month’s general […]

I’m still in presidential race —Ribadu

Presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigerian (ACN), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, has said that he is still a candidate in next month’s presidential election. In a statement issued yesterday, on his behalf, the Ribadu Adeola Campaign Organization said it has recently been inundated with calls and queries from the media, friends, associates and teeming […]

Why I didn’t attend NN24 presidential debate ––Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday adduced reason he did not participate in the presidential debate organised by the NN24, a channel on DSTV. The debate held, in Abuja yesterday. In a statement by the Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation, signed by Mr. Ide Eguabor, director of media/publicity, the president said that he opted out of the debate because […]

Buhari, Ribadu, Shekarau clash at Presidfential debate

The presidential candidates of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari; Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) last night engaged in war of words as they tried to convince Nigerian voters to pick them as the next president […]

Jonathan laments fallen glory of North

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, at the Northern Economic Summit, lamented that the once rich and glorious Northern Nigeria has fallen far below the Human Development Index, saying something went “grossly wrong.” Also, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, took […]

Enugu:Masquerades strip 2 women for wearing trousers

ENUGU – WOMEN in Aku community, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State are now living in fear, following  violent attacks by Odo masqueraders, which stripped two women in broad day-light for allegedly wearing trousers. The scourge of the latest masquerade scare, which had raised security concern in parts of the state, according to sources, […]

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