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NFF warns Siasia

The Nigeria Football Federation is not comfortable with the degree of attention Super Eagles chief coach, Samson Siasia is paying to the Nigeria/Argentina friendly. The football house is worried that there has been so much media hype about the June 1 high-profile international friendly at the expense of the all important 2013 African Cup of […]

Shocker! Siasia drops Osaze for Ameobi in Argentina friendly

Coach Samson Siasia has left out Osaze Odemwingie from his squad for June’s double header against Argentina and Ethiopia. Instead, Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has been called up to take part in the high-profile friendly against the South Americans in Abuja and an African Nations Cup qualifier in Addis Ababa. Siasia also handed a recall […]

Leave outgoing govs alone •Jonathan tells govs-elect

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has reminded state governors-elect that the tenure of incumbent governors, who failed to get re-election would end on May 29 and, therefore, should be allowed to carry on with the business of governance without harassment. He spoke at the 2011 induction/symposium organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for newly elected and […]

Again, bomb explosions rock Maiduguri •10 killed in Boko Haram’s attacks

MAIDUGURI, the Borno State capital, on Thursday, was rocked by three separate bomb explosions, which left an officer of the Nigeria Police dead, while several others were said to have suffered varying degrees of injury. In one of the explosions, five security officers were injured near a military checkpoint. This came barely 12 hours after […]

Borno PDP women reject nomination of Inna Ciroma

WOMEN in the Borno State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have rejected the nomination of Hajia Inna Ciroma for a ministerial position by the state chapter of the party. Rising from an emergency meeting held at the PDP state secretariat in Maiduguri, on Wednesday, the women stakeholders rejected the nomination of Ciroma, the […]

We will improve on pilgrimages -Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has expressed government’s decision to institutionalise the leadership of federal delegations to all pilgrimages, saying that it was to build institutional memory and establish an acceptable standard of operations. He said this when he received the report of the Federal Government’s delegation for the 2010 Christian pilgrimage to Israel, at the State […]

Christians live in perpetual fear of death in the North •Says Bishop of Gusau

THE Bishop of Gusau Anglican Diocese, Zamfara State, the Right Reverend John Danbinta, has said that Christians in the northern part of the country live in daily fear of being killed through the brute force of anti-Christian elements. Bishop Danbinta spoke on Thursday in a sermon at the opening of the first session of the […]

Oyo Gov-elect, Ajimobi, debunks claim of dual citizenship

Oyo State governor-elect, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday, debunked the claim that he has dual citizenship, describing it as mischievous and unfounded. Ajimobi, in a statement signed by his Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Yanju Adegbite, denied ever being a dual citizen of Nigeria and the United States of America. According to him, the […]

Nigeria: For Post-independence Nigerians – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – May 19, 2011 – May 29th, 2011 signals the end of an era, an era when pre-independence Nigerians dominated affairs in Nigeria; an era of wasted opportunities. Simply put, the pre-independence era is one that Nigerians should not be proud of. Who are the fathers of Nigeria? […]

Jonathan defends large cabinet •Says it’s a constitutional matter

THOSE who hope for a reduction in the number of federal ministers may have to wait a while, because President Goodluck Jonathan has indicated that such a move is beyond his power since it is a constitutional issue. The president said in a valedictory session with members of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC), led by […]

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