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N7.65bn presidential jet arrives

  One of the three presidential jets ordered by the Federal Government last year has arrived the country. Sources close to Aso Rock told our correspondent that the jet, a Falcon 7X, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from France a week ago. The aircraft which was manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France cost […]

I never sponsored MEND or militants – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has declared that he had never sponsored or aided the activities of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) or any other militant group in the oil rich region in whatever guise. Special Assistant to Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Timi Frank who spoke on behalf of the former Vice […]

War in Akwa Ibom – 5 killed, many injured as ACN, PDP supporters clash

No fewer than five persons were feared dead in Ikot Ekpene yesterday as supporters of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed with those of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). The campaign train of the CAN, led by its gubernatorial candidate, Senator John Udoedehe, was in Ikot Ekpene but was allegedly attacked by the […]

Nigeria is On The Road to Somalia – Utomi

Professor Pat Utomi cuts the picture of an entrepreneur, intellectual and politician of repute. Severally, he has kicked against the system as operational in Nigeria and advocated change. The former director of Lagos Business School and presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Mega Party (SDMP), alludes that a new concept of leadership needs to be […]

Abdulsalami Heads Group to Douse Tension in North

A five-man lobby group to stave-off the rising incidents of violence between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that of other political parties particularly the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has been raised by President Goodluck Jonathan. This comes as President Goodluck Jonathan is scheduled to […]

A Quiet Revolution in The Federal Civil Service

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo, London, UK – Mar. 24, 2011 – Not too long ago, a survey of some of the developing economies revealed Nigerian bureaucracy to be not just one of the least efficient and one of the most corrupt, further it was also found that working with the Nigeria’s civil servants was a […]

Buhari, Ribadu, Shekarau Opt out of BON Debate

The hopes that Nigerians have of seeing a televised debate involving all the leading presidential candidates in the country will have to wait a little longer following the decision of the three frontline opposition candidates to withdraw from the event schedule to take place next Tuesday, March 29 in Abuja. Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress […]

N/A budgets N300bn for N-Delta devt

The National Assembly has appropriated an initial sum of N300 billion for infrastructure development in the Niger Delta. Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Matters, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, who disclosed this in Lagos, said the money was for projects, such as the 704km East-West Road that connects Calabar with Epe in Lagos as […]

ACF security parley: Ex-Generals lament state of insecurity

THE Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, convened round-table meeting on the security situation in the North ended in Kaduna, yesterday, with retired military generals, retired intelligence chiefs and ex-police big wigs from the North insisting that more needed to be done on the rising tide of mass murder and destruction of properties in some of the […]

Youth Power for a Peaceful Revolution

Cliff I. Edogun, PhD, North America Director, NIGERIA RALLY MOVEMENT <www.nigeriarally.org> cliffedo@nigeriarally.org NIGERIAN YOUTH, ARISE, UNITE AND TAKE BACK YOUR COUNTRY! Somehow, with the notable exception of sore losers like the unproductive and intellectually lazy Speaker of the Nigerian National Assembly, many skeptic Nigerians are now suddenly falling in line to accept that a democratic […]



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