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Minister’s Dress Sets Tongues Wagging in Kano

Kano — Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Ogiemwinyi, set tongues wagging yesterday in the ancient city of Kano over her English outfit locals considered offensive to their cultural values. The minister dressed in a smart dark long sleeve shirt and dark jeans trousers to match had arrived Kano on a chattered flight for an […]

Finance Minister-designate, Okonjo-Iweala, Assumes Duty August

FINANCE Minister-designate, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is generally expected to head the economic management (transformation) team of President Jonathan’s new government will not be able to join the federal executive council until the middle of August, and this is official. In an email conversation last weekend on her assumption of duty in Nigeria, where […]

45 yrs after, Isaac Boro’s second in command opens up

The name Isaac Adaka Boro certainly rings a loud bell in the minds of many Nigerians. Boro was the radical and fiery iconoclast who blazed the trail of activism and militancy in the Niger Delta by initiating the Kaiama Declaration, which was a clarion call for self-determination and resource control. As legends had it a […]

Don’t lose to Ghana, Siasia Warned

Atlético Madrid of Spain forward, Otubanjo Olaitan has asked Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia not to lose to the Black Stars of Ghana in the London showdown on August 9. Otubanjo, 19, employed Siasia to attack the Ghanaians just has he did against the Argentine team in Abuja last June. “Well Nigeria has been good […]

Six Year Term for President, Govs, Senator Disagree

The move to elongate the tenure of the president and governors from the current four years to six but limited to one term as against the present two via a constitution amendment may be a titanic battle between Nigerians in favour and those against. This is evident in the disposition of many senators who are […]

Boko Haram: Rival group drops threat leaflets in 10 northern states

The emergence of a  new  group,  believed to be out to checkmate Boko Haram, is  giving security agencies in the  north goose pimples. Security sources said that the new group, Akhwat Akwop, claimed that its target for violence would be women whose husbands were reportedly behind the violent activities of Boko Haram in the last […]

Gov. Rochas’ Blunder on the 10,000 Job Programme – By Kenneth Uwadi

Last week, for writing an article about the quick temper of the Imo State governor, Owelle  Rochas Okorocha and for stating that his hot temper may be his greatest undoing in office, I   got an inbox full  of abusive mails. Some even side that i have started playing politics of hate and distractions. It is […]

CAN erupts on Islamic banking: Reps failed Nigerians

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday, expressed disappointment at the House of Representatives endorsement of the controversial Islamic banking in Nigeria, saying the act smacks of bowing to an already written script. Reacting to the endorsement by the lawmakers after a briefing by the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, […]

US removes Nigeria from terror list

Nigeria may have  been delisted from  the countries that harbour or sponsor terrorism against the United States (US) and its allies which was the source of diplomatic tension between the two countries following the ill-fated attempt by a foreign based Nigerian student, Farouk Umar Farouk Abdulmuttallab, to bomb a plane in Detroit, US  on December […]

An Open Letter to My President – By Clarius Ugwuoha

By Clarius  Ugwuoha, RIvers, Nigeria – July 24, 2011 – I appreciate the enormity of responsibilities you are saddled with. It is therefore, with utmost deference that I write, fully aware that the Nigerian State polled you to power in one of the freest and fairest elections in history. So far, you have striven to […]

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