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Presidential election trial – Jonathan won insists INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday urged the Presidential Election Tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), challenging the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] and to uphold the poll’s result as credible, free and fair. INEC made the submissions yesterday as the […]

Army promotes 200 officers

ABUJA—The Nigerian Army weekend promoted officers from the ranks of Major to Colonels, with over 200 officers in Army formations across the country elevated to the next rank. Amongst the officers promoted to the rank of Colonel are Lt. Colonel Sani K. Usman, Lt. Colonel John Agim-Agim, Lt. Colonel (Mrs.) Mba of the medical corps, […]

Youth Corps member gang-raped in Kano

TWO weeks after the uproar over the reported gang-raping of a student of Abia State University by five hoodlums, the police in Kano State, yesterday, paraded two of the four men who allegedly gang-raped a youth corps member. One of the suspects has confessed to having allegedly taken part in ‘’gang-raping’’ the youth corps member […]

Gov. Okorocha orders new Nigerian champion Heartland FC to remain in Lagos

Governor Rochas Okorocha is still high on the success of Heartland FC who won the FA Cup on Sunday. The club was to return to Owerri Monday morning but he has ordered them to stay back in Lagos. There are no pretences about his mood. The success, coming 23 years after they won the FA […]

The Shame of Nigerian Professors and Universities – By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo

By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo, NNP – Sept. 26, 2011 – Last week, the long awaited list of university rankings in Africa was released, specifically, the top one hundred high performing universities (in Africa). The list was published on the http://www.newnigerianpolitics.com website (see complete list below) and when I saw it before glancing through, I was […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai Dies in Nairobi

Prof Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace laureate and conservation heroine, has died in Nairobi after a long battle with cancer. She was 71. The environmentalist and politician died at the Nairobi Hospital at around 10pm on Sunday, officials at her Greenbelt Movement organisation told Nation.co.ke. Prof Maathai will be remembered for her fight against the Moi […]

Mugabe and large entourage Stranded in the United States

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe and his bloated delegation of around 100 people failed to fly back home from New York on Friday after their chartered Air Zimbabwe plane’s tyres were punctured while landing. Mugabe left the country on September 17 to attend the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Air Zimbabwe board Chairman Jonathan […]

Obasanjo’s Doublespeak – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – Sept. 26, 2011 – I am among those often accused of being fans of Obasanjo. I have never denied that but I need to put a big qualifier to this. Every era has specific leadership qualities that are most needed to get over the challenges of its time. […]

Book Launch –“The Republic of Biafra: Once Upon a Time in Nigeria My Story of The Biafra-Nigerian Civil War – A Struggle For SURVIVAL (1967-1970”)

A New Book on the Preservation of Igbo and Nigeria’s Historical Events and Culture –“The Republic of Biafra: Once Upon A Time In Nigeria My Story Of The Biafra-Nigerian Civil War – A Struggle For SURVIVAL (1967-1970”) Dr. Onyema Nkwocha   Synopsis of the Book Product Not quite four months after the Western Region’s election […]

No plot to move against Anyim –S’East

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-east zone has described as unfounded, allegations that chieftains of the party from the zone were hatching a plot to ensure the removal of the Secretary to the Federal Government and former Senate President, Chief  Anyim Pius  Anyim from office.  National Vice Chairman of the party from the zone, Chief […]

Naira suffers major crash at BDCs, Black market


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


Pastor Oyedepo sacks 40 plus pastors for failing to bring in sufficient offerings and tithe

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