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Don’t Emulate Me, Soyinka Tells Nigerian Youth

Noble laureate and social critic, Professor Wole Soyinka has advised the young ones in the country not to emulate him, saying that to be Wole Soyinka is problematic. Wole Soyinka gave the advice when he spoke to some youths who accompanied the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to his Kemta Idiaba, Abeokuta home as […]

Outrage over Boko Haram rises, more states evacuate indigenes

THE tension generated in the northern part of the country by the violent activities of Boko Haram continued yesterday to draw condemnation amid efforts by state governments to evacuate their indigenes from Borno State. Ekiti, Imo and Abia were among states that expressed their intentions to evacuate their indigenes in Borno yesterday while the Rivers […]

Tribunal refuses to dismiss Buhari’s petition against Jonathan

THE Presidential Election Petition Tribunal yesterday rejected bids by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking to dismiss the petition filed by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). CPC wants the tribunal to void the April 2011 presidential polls, which Jonathan was declared winner by […]

Ajimobi sets up committee to create 20,000 jobs

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has inaugurated a six-man committee on the provision of 20,000 jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the state. This is to be achieved within his 100 days in office. While inaugurating the committee, the governor said the provision of jobs for 20,000 unemployed youths in the state was […]

Perm sec tells how N450m was paid for N16m contract

A Permanent Secretary in the Taraba State Ministry of Finance, Asabe Maiangwa, has told a High Court in the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Abuja, how N450 million was paid by the state government to several persons to supply stationery and office equipment. The permanent secretary said out of the N450 million only N16 million […]

North can’t pay minimum wage –Zamfara Gov Yari

Governor Abdul’aziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara State is at loggerheads with his predecessor, Alhaji Aliyu Shinkafi. Yari lamented that he inherited a whopping N42billion debt without any handover note. Shinkafi, however, insisted few days before he left office that he left substantial amount of money that would finish all ongoing important capital projects in the […]

Army begins local construction of assault boats

The Nigerian Army has started local construction of gunboats for use by its amphibious unit, thereby saving the country money. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Onyeabor Azubuike Ihejirika said hitherto, N300million was used to service 10 boats for the unit, an amount which he said was high. He said this N300million was being […]

I’m not the brain behind Boko Haram –Modu Sheriff

Former Borno State Governor, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, has denied a claim credited to former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) General Jeremiah Oseni (retd) that he was the brain behind the creation of the Islamic fundamentalist, Boko Haram. The group, he said, had been in existence before he got into office in 2003. […]

As FG seeks dialogue, Boko Haram gives conditions

From daring Boko Haram came a threat yesterday that the Islamic militants have listed the Presidential Villa, Abuja as target. Their spokesman, Mallam Abu Zaid, who spoke to journalists on phone in Maiduguri, Borno State yesterday, also called for the removal of troops of the Joint Task Force (JTF) troops from the state, maintaining that […]

There is a Boko Haram in Us – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria – July 14, 2011 – On an average Nigeria is good nation , her people are a bunch of like a Banana bunch, a few rotten ones, will always give the whole bunch a bad look and that particular rotten smell. Except in our case the numbers of the […]

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