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The Season for Propaganda – By Agatha Okoroiwu

By Agatha Okoroiwu, NNP, May 25, 2011 – In spite of manipulations, vile propaganda and outright violence, the opposition in Imo State last week failed woefully to rout and remove Governor Ikedi Ohakim  as they had boasted. In spite of their undisguised desperation and their utopian promises to Imo people, the voters still showed their […]

The Middle Belt Federation in the British Nigeria – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – May 25, 2011 – Eleven days after Nigeria got her political independence on October 1, 1960, the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello said, as was carried by the Parrot newspaper on October 12, 1960: “The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great […]

Massacre: My husband died on empty stomach

Wife of slain Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of Ibereko Barracks, Mr. Samson Okedusi, Tayo has told how her husband rushed to his death. Tayo, who spoke at their home, House No. 1 Sam Tayo Street, Ibereko, said she had prepared tea for her husband before he received a phone call that he should report in […]

N-East rules self out of House Speaker

THE North East caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday supported the zoning formula of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, provided the position of deputy speaker remained in the zone. This development has automatically thrown a spanner into Rep Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s aspirations to contest the speakership position in the seventh assembly, barely two […]

Indictment allegation unfortunate, says Petroleum Minister

THE Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, yesterday strongly denied allegations of corruption which said she was indicted for fraud on two different occasions by the Senate, describing those behind the rumour are enemies of progress. She said the story was unfortunate and uncalled for adding that those behind the story are nameless cowards […]

World Cup: Falcons depart for final training camp

The National Women’s football team, Super Falcons on Wednesday departed for Saalfelden, Austria, venue of a four-week training camp that will usher the African champions into the 6th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals starting in Germany next month. A team of 16 players and the full technical and administrative crew flew out of the Nnamdi […]

Northern senators endorse Mark

THE Northern Senators Forum, NSF, yesterday, endorsed Senator David Mark, for the Senate Presidency with a warning to Governor Danjuma Goje that he would be humilated if he dared to contest against Mark. The endorsement of Mark was conveyed at a press conference addressed by executive members of the NSF in the National Assembly complex […]

Anambra calls for review of Federal allocation

Anambra State government, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to review upwards its monthly allocation from N2 billion to N5 billion to enable it pay the N18,000 national minimum wage. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Chief Maja Umeh, government said the present wage bill with the N7,500 minimum wage paid workers stood […]

Newspaper proprietors commend NASS on passage of FoI bill

Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN, has commended both Houses of the National Assembly for passing the Freedom of Information Bill, FoI, saying it is a significant development in the quest for accountability and transparency in public service and, by extension, good governance. A statement by NPAN President, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola, said with the passage […]

Massacre: How soldiers executed my DPO, DCO, others – Survivor

One of the survivors of last Monday killing of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) and other policemen at Badagry, Lagos by irate soldiers from Ibereko Military Cantonment, has opened up on how they were attacked. Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, Afolabi Taofeek, the Crime Officer at Badagry Police Station who […]



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