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I’ve no regrets over single tenure – Jonathan

ABUJA – President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he had no regret for his proposal for a single tenure for the President and Governors which he said was for seven years apiece even as he chided critics for commenting on the issue which he said had not even  been tabled before the National Assembly. Speaking during […]

ANPP condemns calls for emergency rule in Borno, Plateau

ABUJA—The All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) has denounced calls for the imposition of emergency rule in some parts of the country particularly Borno and Plateau states over the high level of insecurity  in the areas, saying such calls are out of tune with rule of law. National Chairman of the party, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu who […]

Jos crisis: Jonathan goes tough (What took you so long?)

ABUJA— Following the incessant blood letting in Jos, Plateau State which has claimed several lives, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday ordered the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Oluseyi Petinrin “to take full charge of the security situation in Plateau State”. This is just as no fewer than eight people, including six policemen were yesterday killed […]

Boko Haram threatens to bomb UI, Uniben, 18 others

IBADAN – DISSATISFIED with its unchallenged bombing activities in the North, Boko Haram has threatened to extend the reign of terror to southern parts of the country. Leaders of the sect said yesterday that their radar was now on University of Ibadan (UI), University of Benin (UNIBEN) and 18 other universities, which they said they […]

Tonto Dike faces sanctions in Ghollywood

For daring star-actor Van Vicker, the Ghanaian movie directors are threatening to sanction actress Tonto Dike should she eventually fail to apologise to the former as soon as possible. The movie directors are compelling the actress to apologise to Vicker or she should forget about participating in any movie production in Ghana. According to a […]

Zuma, NATO and the Battle for Libya (2) – By Prof. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai

Prof. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai, NNP, Sept. 12, 2011 – The regular visits of the South African President, Jacob Zuma to Tripoli, since the Battle for Libya began early this year singles him out as a courageous African leader, who has looked at the evidence on the ground, leading him “to lash out at NATO for […]

SWF: What They Are Not Telling Us – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – Sept. 12, 2011 – The recent call by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF)  for the suspension of the implementation of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) has mostly generated angry responses from Nigerians, who are miffed that the Governors do not seem to think of tomorrow. It should be […]

Ekiti federal varsity takes off in 2012 — VC

  The Vice-Chancellor of the new Federal university in Ekiti State, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has said that the institution will commence academic activities in January 2012. But the commencement is predicated on a factor: An approval by the state government for the takeoff of the university from the Government Unity School, Oye-Ekiti. Nebo, a former […]

I don’t have oil block with Andy Uba – el-Rufai

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has described the allegations contained in the posting by the whistleblower, WikiLeaks, as “fairy tales and lies.” Specifically, el-Rufai said he neither had a joint ownership of any oil block with Senator Andy Uba nor had seven upscale property in Abuja as alleged by […]

Herdsmen rob passengers on highway

  Suspected herdsmen on Sunday unleashed mayhem on passengers along the ever-busy Benin-Sagamu Expressway, dispossessing the passengers, including a former staff of PUNCH, Mr. Jonah Iboma, of valuables. Iboma, in a distress call to a correspondent, said both the 18-seater Toyota bus, belonging to Agofure Transport Limited, which was conveying himself and 17 others from […]

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