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Boko Haram: Bishop Kukah canvasses support for Jonathan’s strategies

Foremost religious leader and Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto State, Monsignor Matthew Hassan Kukah has enjoined Nigerians to believe in President’s Goodluck Jonathan’s plans and strategies in the war aginst the activities of the dreaded Islamic insurgent, Boko Haram. Speaking to journalists yesterday at a press parley organized to mark the conclusion of the […]

Opinion: Imo: 100 days after Ohakim

The character of any government is defined by its vision. Encapsulated in the vision are the needs of the people purposely sifted from the wants of the society. Thus, the tradition of celebrating 100 days in office, which we copied from the Americans, is rooted in establishing the vision and focus of a government. The […]

Nigerians should hold public officers accountable–Okonjo-Iweala

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recently unveiled a blue print on how she intends to manage the nation’s economy. The Minister was also in Washington, DC, United States of America where she led the Nigerian delegation to the just concluded World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual […]

Reps to probe CBN over nationalized banks

The last may not have been heard about the nationalization of three banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] as the House of Representatives Committee on capital market gave indication of its readiness to revisit the exercise.  Chairman of the recently inaugurated Committee on Capital Market, Hon Herman Hembe, who gave the hint at […]

200 flights to airlift 99,000 pilgrims for hajj (Who is paying for it?)

No fewer than 99,000 pilgrims would be airlifted in 200 flights from 12 centres, across the country, for hajj, it has been disclosed. This is even as the Federal Government has commended the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for raising the standard of hajj operations since coming on board in 2007. Vice President, Namadi […]

FG moves to ban overseas treatment for government officials

Federal Government has said it has begun the process of laying out a plan to restrict government officials from travelling abroad for medical treatment. The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, told newsmen that a policy is in the offing to compel every public official to get medical attention here in Nigeria if government was going […]

Yobo, Odemwingie, Ike Uche hit Eagles’ camp for Guinea

Fenerbhace defender, Joseph Yobo and West Brom attacker, Osaze Peter Odemwingie, are expected to arrive the country later today from their respective locations in Europe in preparation for this weekend’s Nations Cup qualifier against Guinea in Abuja. Yobo is expected to resume training tomorrow with other players who are already on ground for the crucial […]

In Picture: Nigerian woman who died years ago, dies again in Benin Republic

Monday, October 03, 2011 • Ekanem Photo: Sun News Publishing Her story reads like a thriller: the type only a great novelist could spin. However, the somewhat grace-to-grass context and the many twists and turns of her life’s tale could make some of the classic tragedies spun by dramatist extraordinaire Sophocles of ancient Greece appear […]

Soyinka defends govt’s action on Libya

IT was one of the rare instances of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka endorsing the Federal Government’s actions. To him, the logic of Nigeria’s recognition of the National Transitional Council (TNC) of Libya was so compelling that it could only elicit his approval. Prof. Soyinka’s submissions were contained in the full lecture he initially delivered at […]

Gunmen kill 23 in Zamfara community

IT was just one attack apparently. But at the end of it, a community in Zamfara State lost 23 people to gunmen. The attackers who were about 70 raided Ligyado village in Maru Local Council of the state with offensive weapons like AK47 rifles, daggers, machetes and sticks. The sad development was the second of its […]

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