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Jonathan’s 100 days in office: Economic performance below expectations

100 days of president Goodluck Jonathan do not really call for celebration as analysts and stakeholders told BUKKY OLAJIDE and TOYIN WAHEED USAMAH THE global perception of economy is that its management holds the ace in determining the quality of life of the people. Its effectiveness therefore derives from good governance, with aspirations of majority […]

‘We want amnesty programme’

AS hundreds of former militants went on rampage yesterday, the amnesty office said President Goodluck Jonathan had not directed it to admit former agitators in the Niger Delta who failed to embrace the programme. Hundreds of former militants drawn from Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Ondo states barricaded the East-West Road at Mbiama, Rivers […]

Council of State okays rejig of security system

AN overhaul of  Nigeria’s security architecture was approved yesterday by the National Council of State in an emergency meeting in Abuja. The nation’s top advisory body indeed put the issue of security on the front burner. National Security Adviser, Gen. Owoye Andrew Azazi, who briefed the meeting said that the issue of terrorism has not […]

FG, interim govt agree on protection of Nigerians in Libya

FOLLOWING renewed tension and killings of black Libyans and foreign nationals in Libya, Nigeria has secured an understanding with the Transitional National Council (TNC) in Tripoli to protect the remaining Nigerians in the crisis-torn north African country. The accord, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, will subsist well beyond the lifespan […]

Gov. Okorocha, Speaker and the 10,000 Disengaged Workers – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi, Imo State, Nigeria – Sept 6, 2011 – Some Nigerian politicians play the ostrich game; hard to hear, hard to see and hard to smell trouble brewing in the air. Days ago, Invitation started spreading round for a 50,000  man march In Owerri in solidarity for the 10,000 disengaged Imo State graduate  […]

A Divided Nigeria, Ethnicity and Power – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria – Sept 6, 2011 – Bí a bá ńjà, bí í kákú là ńwí? …Even though we are quarrelling, should we wish each other dead? Some seven years ago I had written on a very similar topic and my introduction is not exactly different, it is sad and so […]

Nigeria: Deaf Rulers Behind The Curtain – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – Sept 6, 2011 – We don’t lack solutions for our myriad problems. The tragedy on our hands is the deaf rulers in power, who have vowed to have mufflers in their ears as long as we the people allow them to. And we Nigerians are often angered […]

WikiLeaks: Obasanjo mounted pressure on S’Court over 2003 polls –ex-CJN Uwais

Fresh revelations have emerged on how the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, mounted undue pressure on the Supreme Court justice to get his way in the 2003 presidential election. A just released Wikileaks cable revealed how the then Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Muhammed Uwais, confided in the then US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. […]

PDP Gombe at brink of collapse, warns party chieftain

Political tension is mounting in Gombe State as members and followers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of sidelining them in his planned appointment of commissioners and other public officers. One of the leaders of the party in the state, Alhaji Garba Abdullahi Gombe, stated this in a press statement […]

Magical Messi ruined Eagles – Siasia

A magical Lionel Messi relished his new role as the Argentina captain as he set up two fine goals to help beat Nigeria 3–1 in a friendly encounter in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka yesterday and Nigeria’s Coach, Samson Siasia could not agree more that he is just the best. Siasia, speaking after the encounter admitted […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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