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Don’t Pray For Nigeria, Pray For… By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria – July 9, 2011 – It is a funny odd country…I love Nigeria. Things change and remain the same all at the same time–Bello Salihu Recently back, into the country from one of those quick study trips, I had reason to be at the new Park & Shop Departmental […]

Buhari’s Biggest Burden – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A, Kila, London, UK – July 9, 2011 – Unlike most people who simply read and consume the daily chronicles and stories of their time for information and decisions, students of strategy like those of history and politics have a quirk: they read and follow events looking for what the big issue is. […]

Picture: Nigerian man in US tries to cash bank check, ends up in jail

Ikenna Njoku of Auburn, Wash., says he was mistakenly jailed for four days after he tried to cash a Chase cashier’s check at a Chase bank branch. Tha bank has apologized. For 28-year-old Ikenna Njoku, what should have been the simple act of cashing a check turned into four days in jail and the loss […]

Canada recognizes independent South Sudan

MONTREAL — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Saturday that Canada recognizes the newly-independent country of South Sudan, and welcomed the new country into the “community of nations.” “This historic occasion represents an important opportunity for the people of South Sudan to build a brighter, better future for themselves,” Baird said in a statement. Baird […]

Myths & the Struggle of Socialists for Power in Nigeria – By Dr. Abayomi Ferreira

Dr Abayomi Ferreira, NNP – July 9, 2011- Nigerian Marxists parade some mythical concepts as essentials for the socialist transformation of the country. This writer wishes to discuss the myths and determine their loci in serious political work in Nigeria. We are of the view that undue devotion to the myths amounts to wastage of […]

Boko Haram and Sharia Law, What is the difference by Emeka Collins Eke

By Emeka Collins Eke, Los Angeles, CA, July 9, 2011 –  I found it very difficult to understand the outrage, disbelieve and surprise many Nigerians expressed when they head the meaning of Boko Haram and the religious believe and their plan in Nigerian society. I was particularly surprised of the reactions of some Northern Nigerians so […]

Salva Kiir Calls for Forgiveness as South Sudan Gains Independence

In his first address as the President of the new South Sudan Republic, Mr Salva Kiir asked the people of the South Sudan to forgive but not forget those who committed atrocities against them during decades of conflict with the north in which some 1.5 million people died. Mr Kiir, who signed the constitution and […]

Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence For Hausa Actress

The Supreme Court, on Friday, upheld the death sentence passed on Kano State-based Kannywood actress, Miss Rabi Ismail, by a Kano State High Court and the Court of Appeal in the Kaduna Division, for allegedly killing her boyfriend, Ibrahim Auwalu, in 2002, by drugging and drowning him. In the lead judgment of the apex court […]

Two Foreigners Bag 45 Years For Drugs

A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Friday, sentenced a Taiwanese, Fong Chiu Sen and a Chinese, Wang Richard, to a cumulative jail term of 45 years for conspiring to import about 450.4 kilogrammes of cocaine from the Republic of Chile into Nigeria. Three Nigerians, Inua Mohammed, Ezeala Kingsley and Godswill Asomugha, who have been […]

Shortage of Funds Grounds Police

With the high  rate of insecurity of lives and property in the country, the agency empowered with the maintenance of law and order in the country, the Nigeria Police is said to be broke and lacks adequate fund to operate. The fund for the day- to-day running of the force and fuelling of patrol vehicles […]

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