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Olusegun Adeniyi: Where the Governors Got it Wrong

By the end of the amnesty proclaimed for Niger Delta militants on October 4, 2009, virtually all the known leaders had surrendered their camps to the federal government along with 287,455 different types of ammunitions, 2760 assorted weapons, 18 gunboats, 1090 dynamites and 3155 magazines. But there remained the issue of redressing the problem of […]

Dele Momodo: Another Letter to President Jonathan

Dele Momodu : dele.momodu@thisdaylive.com Dear Mr President, I’m pleased to write you again through this medium. Thanks for responding quickly to some of the suggestions I gave in my recent letters to you. Even if I and many of my readers had serious doubts about your ability to take on the hawks in your political […]

Former IMF Boss Strauss-Kahn Released From House Arrest

Former International Monetary Fund chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest Friday after prosecutors said the hotel maid who accused him of attempted rape lied to a grand jury and made other false statements. Strauss-Kahn, 62, still faces charges that he sexually assaulted the woman in New York but questions about her credibility appear […]

In Kano, tussle for Igbo leadership gets messy

The Kano High Court in Gaya, a town some 70 kilometres South of Kano city, was full of life on Wednesday, June 16. The court was hosting a cream of Igbo personalities, including associates and aides and counsel of two Kano-crowned, Igbo monarchs, Nze John Chiejina Nnaji and Chief Boniface Ibekwe, both locked in a […]

6 months on: Anambra to recall striking judiciary and health workers

More than five months after the face-off between the Anambra State government and its judiciary workers, the state has assured that the striking workers should prepare for resumption of duty. Addressing journalists after commissioning the new High Court in Nnewi, the Anambra State governor, represented by his deputy, Mr. Emeka Sibeudu, stated that the state […]

Niger to Spend N6.5b on Minimum Wage …Detects 4000 Ghost Workers

The 25 local government councils in Niger State would need a whopping sum of N6.5billion monthly to be able to pay the new minimum wage of staff and primary school teachers even as the state government detected 4000 ghost workers in the last staff audit. This was coming on the heels of the disclosure that […]

Parents plead with NYSC not to post their children to the north

Gripped with fear of insecurity in the country, parents of the next batch of youth corps members have pleaded with the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to rescind its decision on posting of fresh graduates to danger prone zones in the country. The plea was made against the back drop of deployment […]

Ex Abuja Minister, Mallam Nasir el Rufai arrested by SSS

Former minister of the Federal Capital Territory malam Nasir el-Ruffai was this morning, arrested by the State Security Service (SSS). He was picked up as he landed aboard British Airways flight from London. el-Ruffai has been very critical of the conduct of the 2011 elections and the policies of the Jonathan government. However, It’s not yet […]

Odemwingie to Return For Eagles’ Games

West Bromwich Albion striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie, could make a return to the Nigerian national team setup after he was excluded from the last two games against Argentina and Ethiopia on June 1 and 5 respectively. A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told SuperSport.com on condition of anonymity that the rift between […]

Farmers murder: NAF kills insurgents in Sambisa Forest —Official


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Police finger IPOB, arrest three as explosion rocks Wike father’s church

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