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Blame Someone Else–Nigerian Political Pastime-By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo, London, UK – Sept. 19, 2011 – “Our enemies are the political profiteers, the swindlers, the men in high and low places that seek bribes and demand 10 percent; those that seek to keep the country divided permanently so that they can remain in office as ministers or VIPs at least, […]

French president provides Mercedes Benz jeep for Gaddafi’s escape -Report

IT emerged on Monday, that the outsted Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, may have escaped being cap-tured by rebel forces in Tripoli in a state-of-the-art armoured Mercedes Benz 4X4 ML provided by French president,  Nicolas Sarkozy. The revelation given by Mediapart, an investiga-tive news site, showed that the French president approved the sale of the £3.5 million Mercedes […]

Judgement for sale: NBA raises alarm over cash-and-carry judgments

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday bemoaned the rot in the judiciary, raising the alarm that court judgments are now given on cash and carry basis. This development, according to the body of lawyers, is the root cause of the growing number of political assassinations, unresolved killings and terrorism in the country. The NBA’s concern […]

Bakassi natives hail govt over relief materials

It was celebration galore at Dayspring Island II in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State as the natives hailed the government over the donation of relief materials to victims of fire disaster in the community. It could be recalled that in January this year, fire gutted the fishing settlements destroying over 100 huts […]

Why we blocked East- West road – ex-militant leader

On September 6, 2011, fear mixed with panic enveloped Mbiama and its environs as ex-militants under the aegis of Niger Delta Development ex-militants phase two extension, barricaded the East- West road halting human and vehicular movement for eight hours.  The brain behind the plot, Julius Joseph in an interview disclosed that the action to barricade […]

IBB Tasks Youth on Aikhomu’s Virtues

General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, at the weekend, expressed sadness over the death of his former second in command and military Vice-President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu. He also urged younger generation of leaders to emulate his good qualities. Babangida, who was in Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State […]

‘UI Bomb Scare, a Wicked Rumour’

University of Ibadan A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Ibadan, Chief Wole Olanipekun, has described last week bomb scare on the institution alongside 19 others, as a wicked rumour and an unreliable wild tale peddled by some unscrupulous individuals that wanted to disorganize the peaceful environment of […]

ANPP Urges FG to Avert ASUU Strike

The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) has called on the Federal Government to implement its agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to avoid disruption of academic activities in the tertiary institutions. The party said in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, that the country’s educational standards […]

JNI Denies Meeting with Obasanjo

Former Olusegun Obasanjo Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has said there was no meeting between Muslims in Jos and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, as was reported in the media. Muslims in Jos, Plateau State, Sunday broke their silence over reports that they were involved in a peace meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying they were […]

Nigeria Absent as UN Votes to Recognise Libyan Rebels

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru By  Tokunbo Adedoja Nigeria, the first African country to back Libya’s Transitional National Council (TNC), was absent at the weekend when the  United Nations General Assembly voted to recognise the transitional authorities as the representative of the North African country. No explanation was given as at press time […]

Okorocha’s second inland bridge collapses in Imo (Cheap material?)

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