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Ogoni East –West Road,the Robbers and Governor Amaechi – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi, Imo State, Nigeria – June 30, 2011 – I was cruising through the East West road, Ogoni  axis of Rivers State last week Friday, heading to Port Harcourt  from  Akwa Ibom  State. Ahead of me was an 18 seater Toyota commercial bus. The bus  was also heading to Port Harcourt. There were […]

An Evening With President Jonathan – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria – June 30, 2011 – Last week I was a year older, it was a privilege not only to be alive but in a clime like ours in Nigeria, each year is not just a privilege but a gift that one should grab with both hands and legs. I […]

The Folly of Nigerian Governors – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A, Kila, London, UK – June 30, 2011 – When it comes to utterances and conducts, Nigerian politicians have often displayed a level of audacity that verges on recklessness. The recent request, or is it suggestion, by Nigerian Governors asking the Federal Government to remove subsidies on petroleum products is one of those […]

Imo releases N2.7b for schools’ rehabilitation

AT its maiden meeting on Tuesday, Imo State Executive Council directed the immediate release of N2.47 billion for the rehabilitation and renovation of all primary and secondary schools in the state. Also, all permanent secretaries who were absent when Governor Rochas Okorocha paid an unscheduled visit by 8.00 a.m. at the state secretariat recently, would have […]

AU summit opens without Gaddafi

ORGANISERS printed Muammar Gaddafi’s portrait and mounted it on one of the flags decorating the road to the African Union (AU) summit venue back when he was expected to rule for life. Now his proud face flaps incongruously in the wind here, the only sign of a man who has long dominated this gathering of […]

Why Nigerians are denied visa, by U.S. envoy

THE demand for United States (U.S.) visa far outstrips what the consular section can deal with, rather than a deliberate attempt to shut out qualified travellers from the U.S. Consequently, this is responsible for the apparent delays in the process, which transmutes, in some cases, to denial of application, the U.S. Consular chief in Nigeria, […]

Govt recalls IG from U.S. over insecurity

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has recalled the Inspector- General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, who has been visiting the United States (U.S.), to contend with the alarming insecurity at home. Confirming the recall, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S., Prof. Ade Adefuye said Ringim’s planned public lectures and meetings in the U.S. had all been cancelled as he […]

A’Ibom bans Okada; buys off each bike at N50,000

Akwa Ibom State Government has finally banned the use of all motorcycles for any purpose within Uyo capital city. To show how serious the new directive which takes effect from Saturday, July 2, 2011, is, the state government has begun the purchase of motorcycles from their owners at a flat rate of N50,000 irrespective of […]

Ajimobi inaugurates probe panel on Alao-Akala’s contracts

Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Governor yesterday made good his earlier threat to probe the four year administration of his predecessor, Adebayo Alao-Akala with the setting up of an eight-member contract review committee to investigate all the contracts awarded and implemented during the latter’s tenure. While inaugurating the committee at the Executive Chambers of […]

Soldier, police clash: Lagos drags dismissed soldier to court

Lagos State Solicitor-General, Mr. Lawal Pedro, yesterday, dragged Sunday Ayodeji, 32, the lance corporal who instigated the soldier and police clash at Obanikoro area of Lagos State, to court on a five-count charge. The dismissed soldier was arraigned in the Ikeja Magistrate Court 1 by the Lagos State Government by the prosecutor, Mr. Lawal Pedro, […]

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