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Beyond Boko Haram – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – Sept. 8, 2011 – The bombing of the UN Office in Abuja on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, is one of several spates of mayhems thought to have been carried out by Boko Haram. The group, believed to have been formed in 2002 by […]

Recasting Lagos in Parisian Elegance – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochuckwu Ezukanma, Lagos, Nigeria – Sept 8, 2011 – As we rode from Ikoyi towards 3 rd Mainland Bridge, a friend remarked that this area looks like Washington, DC. Yes, it looks like the area outside of Washington, DC, leading into Crystal City, Virginia. But then, it is all about looks. Nigerians are obsessed […]

Okonjo-Iweala vows to tackle corruption

  The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday vowed to tackle corruption in the ministry, saying the move would help the ministry to effectively deliver on its mandate. She also pledged to put in place equitable training scheme that would help to develop capacity of government officials in the ministry. The minister said […]

FG reshuffles permanent secretaries

  The Federal Government has effected a major shake-up in the Federal Civil Service with the posting and redeployment of Permanent Secretaries. The posting and redeployment by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi, was contained in a statement on Wednesday night by the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations) […]

Lagos breaks world record in book reading

  Lagos State Government on Thursday wrote its name in the World Guinness Book of Records after the state’s Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, and some other adults read a book with 4,500 students of Lagos schools. Upon confirmation from Guinness Book of World Record, the state will hold the record as the world largest […]

Tambuwal: PDP turns down Obasanjo’s request

  The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday turned down former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s request that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, should vacate his post for the South West to take the slot. The Acting National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, at a news conference on the registration of […]

Brazil beat Nigeria 10-8

  The Super Beach Eagles were denied a semi-final berth after losing 10-8 to four-time world champions Brazil at the Beach Soccer World Cup in Ravenna, Italy on Thursday. The South Americans started the brighter of the two sides and amassed a 3-1 lead at the close of the first period. Andre opened the scoring […]

Al-Qeada influence growing in Nigeria, others – Report

  A detailed analysis by a leading global news agency on Thursday says the influence of the global Islamic terrorist group, al-Qeada, is growing in Nigeria and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Quoting intelligence experts, analysts and diplomats, Reuters reports that there is growing interaction between al-Qeada and Nigeria-based terrorist sect, Boko Haram. Boko Haram […]

Picture: My man can be ugly but not poor -Maheeda, Nigerian singer

Wave-making singer Caroline Sam, aka Maheeda is not ready to slow down. Orphaned at 14, pregnant at 16, later became a house help to fend for herself and her baby, Maheeda rose above her challenges and mistakes to become one of Nigeria’s sought after musician. In a recent chat with Daily Sun, the single mother […]

Tough procedures await immigrants at entry points

Tough entry requirements have been put in place for foreigners at Nigeria’s border posts. This, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) said, will check terrorism traced to the aliens. The NIS Comptroller-General, Chinyere Uzoma, said yesterday that henceforth, Immigration officers must be sure of the identities and missions of aliens before allowing them into the country. […]

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