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EFCC warns govs against money laundering

The incoming and returning state governors got a warning from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC:  to steer clear of money laundering and similar crimes. Chairman of the Commission, Mrs. Farida Waziri at a symposium for “New and Returning Governors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” in Abuja charged the governors to shun safe […]

Jonathan’s cabinet immediately after inauguration

President Goodluck Jonathan is to announce his new cabinet immediately after the May 29 inauguration, his spokesman, Mr. Ima Niboro said yesterday.  He told correspondents in Abuja, that the President was mindful of how short his new four-year term is and wants to start work with his new team immediately after the inauguration. His words, […]

FG vows to unravel the cause of post election violence

The Federal Government has admitted that the post election violence in some parts of the north is embarrassing saying it is part of the challenges Nigeria expects to face to realise true and sustainable democracy. It has therefore declared its determination to ensure that the brains behind the violence are brought to book. Information and […]

El-Rufai confesses – Why he worked against Ribadu

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has passed a vote of no confidence in President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo, saying the duo cannot bring Nigeria out of the woods. El-Rufai also said that Jonathan’s comment on the crisis that trailed the outcome of the presidential election is […]

FG Frowns on Ex-US Envoy’s Stand on Nigeria

THE Federal Government has taken on a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. John Campbell, for his ceaseless “prophecy of doom” even after the generally acclaimed free and fair elections. The government said his outbursts arose from his inadequate understanding and appreciation of the complexity of the Nigerian nation and its peoples. In an […]

It’s a sin to give South-West speakership – Umeh, APGA Chairman

National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Sir Victor Umeh in this interview speaks on APGA’s support for Jonathan; why PDP should ensure the South-East gets the speakership of the House of Reps; why Bianca Ojukwu is operating from Nigeria’s High Commission in London and other issues. Sir Victor spoke from London. Excerpts. Your […]

Court voids Okereke-Onyiuke’s sack from SEC, awards her N500m

The immediate past Director General of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, NSE,  Prof.  Ndi  Okereke-Onyiuke, got reprieve from a Federal High Court sitting, Lagos, Friday, when her sack  by the Nigeria Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, was declared a nullity and awarded N500million as damages. SEC, has, however, faulted the judgement, and gave indication it would […]

Gunmen kill Pastor, neigbour in Bauchi village

Unknown gunmen, yesterday, killed a pastor and one other person at Jaruma village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State. It was gathered that the two victims, Pastor Irmiya Maigida, 55, from Bogor Local Government Area and his neighbour, Joshua were murdered at home while asleep. Widow of the pastor, Keziya Irimiya, speaking from […]

Has sports development suffered setback in the National Assembly?

Very soon, the Life of this National Assembly will come to an end. Consequently, time is ripe to assess its performance in all areas of its works as an arm of Government. It is conceivable that concerned stakeholders would be looking at the National Assembly from different angles. In this case, my concern is in […]

Osaze: Siasia should act like a father – Owoblow

The non inclusion of  West Bromwich Albion striker, Peter Odemwingie in the  Super Eagles’ list for the games against Argentina and Ethiopia in June generated a lot of furore Thursday with former Green Eagles’ prolific left-winger, Felix Owolabi advising the team’s head coach, Samson Siasia to always behave like father to his players  in order […]



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