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In Picture: Hillary Clinton lectures Jonathan on Boko Haram

Sept 30-In very strong terms the US government is speaking out against Nigeria’s government’s efforts at negotiating with Boko Haram, insisting that it might be impossible for the federal government to convince Boko Haram to end their violence, which the Americans consider as “absolutely unjustifiable,” because many of such terror groups are “absolutely unreconcilable,” according to […]

Jonathan denies celebrating independence anniversary in Aso Rock

  President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday denied claims that his administration marked the nation’s 51st independence anniversary inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted the president as making the clarification in Kigali, Rwanda, during a joint press conference with his Rwandan host, […]

Northern senators meet over fuel subsidy removal

  Northern senators met on Wednesday night to analyse plans by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy in January, 2012. Our correspondent learnt that senators under the Northern Senators Forum, headed by Senator Umar Dahiru, discussed the matter extensively and planned the strategy to adopt. Although some senators have spoken for and against the […]

Reps stop N30bn ID Card contract

  The House of Representatives on Thursday asked the Federal Government to suspend the fresh N30bn contract for National Identity Card Scheme. It also ordered an investigation into the first ID Card scheme, which started in 2001 but was reported to be inconclusive. In a resolution, the legislature described the fresh contract as strange, especially […]

EFCC to arrest six more ex-governors

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arrest six more ex-governors who vacated office on May 29, THE PUNCH has learnt. A reliable source in the EFCC dropped hints of the arrest on Thursday even as the anti-graft agency arrested and detained the immediate past governors of Ogun, Oyo and Nasarawa states, […]

Soldiers kill Boko Haram members

  Two suspected Boko Haram members were on Wednesday shot dead by soldier while attempting to gun down a tea seller in Zannari, Maiduguri. The Borno State Police Commissioner, Mr Simeon Midenda, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri that the incident happened in the evening. Midenda said the suspects had gone to the […]

Nigeria denies Guinean Coach visa for crucial Abuja encounter

GUINEA coach, Michel Dussuyer will not be on the bench tomorrow. A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said Frenchman Dussuyer was not granted visa by the Nigerian embassy in Paris, France, where the team trained before they set out for Nigeria yesterday. “He did not get an entry visa to Nigeria and […]

The Broad Daylight Rape of Imo State – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi, Imo State, October 6, 2011 – On Monday, 3rd October 2011 , I   received   a   mail   from a   Mr   Chinedu   who   threatened to deal with me for   what he sees   as   giving   the   government of   Owelle   Rochas   Okorocha   a bad press. The threat was in reaction to an article I wrote on […]

Fani-Kayode’s Zombies & the Delusion of Daniel Wilson-By Oyetope Olufunke-Felix

By Oyetope Olufunke-Felix, NNP, October 6, 2011 – For those that may not know Daniel Wilson, is a fading musician who used to sing love songs back in the early ’90’s. Sadly today his sweet voice has gone, he is completely jobless and he is desperately trying to get the attention of the government. He […]

Nigeria, Rwanda sign air agreement, others

Nigeria and Rwanda have formalized their relationship by signing a bilateral agreement that would strengthen the ties between the two countries. This was even as the Rwandan Government through it’s ministry of health had requested that the next batch of the Technical Aid Corp (TAC), be composed of specialists in general surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics […]

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