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The problem with the Niger Delta – By Babatunde Rafiu

By Babatunde Rafiu, NNP – June 2, 2011 – It is easy, convenient and fashionable to blame the Federal government for the underdevelopment in the Niger Delta region. This is the position of the editors of www.xclusivenigeria.com, Nigeria’s internet newspaper. Indeed, this tendency is the recourse of Niger Delta politicians and so-called activists when they […]

Western Nations Are Bankers For Gadahafi, Dictators, etc – By Paul I. Adujie

80 Billion Dollars Libyan money is hidden by Gadahaffi in America and Europe, it has now been revealed that western nations and their institutions have been acting as Gadahafi’s bankers. It is as if, and quite similar to what a revelation of the Pope acting as banker and consultant for the Mafia would sound and […]

Doctrine of Necessity Saved Nigeria – Mark

As senators insist on creation of  new states in 7th Session || Senate President David Mark yesterday declared that the ‘doctrine of necessity’ resolution saved the country from a major crisis. Mark made this remark while recounting the achievements and high points of the 6th National Assembly at its valedictory session. Consequently, he commended his […]

Badagry killings: Fashola proposes decentralisation of Police

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), on Thursday expressed sadness over the killing of policemen in Badagry. Fashola, therefore, tasked the Federal Government to decentralise the Nigeria Police Force in order to make them more effective and easier to manage. He also said if soldiers must live in society, they should be ready […]

Oyo drivers on strike

  Drivers of commercial mini buses withdrew their vehicles from the roads in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Thursday leaving many commuters stranded. The drivers said the decision was taken to protest the several tolls being collected by the leadership of the state council of the National Union of Road Transport Workers from them. Routes […]

INEC disowns planned ‘celebration’ of Jega

  The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday disowned a programme of events to celebrate the INEC’s chairman’s one year in office being planned by a group named Nigeria Vote-Count Campaigners. The commission, in a statement by spokesman for the INEC boss, Mr. Kayode Idowu, said, “This programme, scheduled for Thursday, June 9, 2011, in […]

FG wasted N675bn on Ajaokuta in 30 years – Probe panel

  The Presidential Projects Assessment Committee has said that the Federal Government has spent N7.78tn on 11,886 ongoing and abandoned projects nationwide. Presenting its final report to President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, the committee headed by Mr. Ibrahim Bunu, mentioned the Ajaokuta Steel complex which has been ongoing for 30 […]

Siasia hails obedient Eagles

NIGERIA’S coach, Samson Siasia, has said the Eagles found the international friendly game against Argentina less difficult because the players responded to instructions. The Eagles mauled Argentina 4-1 last Wednesday night in Abuja and Siasia explained after the match that the technical crew would remain happy with the team if the players stick to game […]

Argentina FA blasts Batista over Nigeria drubbing • No shame losing to Eagles -Batista

ARGENTINE Football Association (AFA) president, Julio Grondona has accused coach Sergio Batista of jeopardising the reputation of the national side, following the 4-1 friendly loss to Nigeria. The humbling defeat in Abuja last Wednesday arrived just a month before the start of the Copa America (July 1-24), which Argentina will host. “These matches aren’t for […]

Outgoing reps clear, apologise to Etteh on contract scam

The valedictory plenary by the House of Representatives turned into a session of restitution on Thursday, as representatives freely reminisced on their activities as lawmakers in the past four years. The speaker, Honourable Dimeji Bankole and the former House committee chairman on Navy and Petroleum, Honourable Halims Ochuko Agoda, betrayed emotion during their valedictory speeches. […]

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