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Army: Boko Haram Tactics, Strange to Us

By Paul Ohia in Lagos, Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri,  Senator Iroegbu in Abuja and Wole Ayodele in Jalingo The Nigerian Army has said the tactics employed by the Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram, in its operation is strange to it, but assured Nigerians that it is equal to the threat, adding that it will soon […]

Opinion: Nigeria and the endless orgy of terrorism

WHEN on July 12, 2009, the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, bombed Atlas Cove, a sprawling Federal Government owned oil facility in the heart of Lagos, it was a shocked nation that suddenly woke up to the realisation that the country as a whole was no longer safe from attack by the […]

Obasanjo warns against economic growth without jobs

Abuja-Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that economic growth witnessed in African countries without job creation has led to frustration among the youth. Obasanjo’s view is contained in a speech he delivered yesterday at the ongoing European Policy summit in Belgium, with the theme, “Africa: Building on Growth”, and made available to the News Agency […]

Army dismisses officer over clash with task force in Lagos

The Nigerian Army, yesterday, dismissed from service, Lance Corporal Sunday Ayode, the soldier who clashed with men of the Lagos task force on BRT last week at Obanikoro, Lagos. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Major-General Kenneth Minimah, disclosed this to Vanguard, yesterday, at his Victoria Island, Lagos office. Minimah said the Nigeria  Army […]

Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria & a Grateful Nation – By Paul I. Adujie

By Paul I. Adujie – New York, NY – June 27, 2011 – Exuberance, elation and unrestrained joy, overflowed upon reading that A Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria awarded monetary compensations and damages in favor of some Nigerians who were arrested and detained unlawfully and arbitrarily! The plaintiffs instituted legal action against the Inspector […]

Another take on June 12 – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – June 27, 2011 – June 12 has come to mean different things to different Nigerians. For some, it is a celebration of a triumphal moment in our history while for those on the other side of the story at that time, it is a date they would rather […]

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should reject ministerial position – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu, NNP, June 27, 2011 – The government of President Jonathan is in the process of appointing cabinet ministers. Many of the old faces are busy clamoring for one position or another, but Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in particular is being persuaded and wooed to come back based on merit and history of achievement.  […]

Is Prof Barth Nnaji the Right Man to Rescue the Power Sector? – By Churchill Okonkwo

By Churchill Okonkwo, NNP,- June 27, 2011 – Now that the name of Prof. Barth Nnaji is being forwarded to the senate for approval as minister for power (most likely), the question of whether he is the best man for the job needs a quick answer. While his role as the special adviser to Goodluck […]

Don’t depend on federal allocation, state govts urged

State Governors, barely a month old in the saddle, got an admonition yesterday that they should institute some fiscal restraint in their expenditure and should not depend on the monthly federal allocation for the realisation of their campaign promises. Rather, the executive chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS),Ifueko Omoigui Okauru, said they should grow Internally […]

Tribunal: Court fixes July 6 to hear Jonathan’s objections to CPC’s petition

The Court of Appeal sitting as Presidential Election Tribunal, on Monday, in Abuja fixed Wednesday, July 6 to hear the objections filed by President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the legitimacy of the petition filed by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) to nullify the April 16 presidential election. The tribunal […]

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