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Prof. Dora Akunyili loses to Ngige again

THE election petition tribunal sitting in Awka, the Anambra State capital, has dismissed the petition filed by Professor Dora Akunyili of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), challenging the election of Dr Chris Ngige of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), over non-compliance and inability to file and serve form TF008. The tribunal, headed by Justice Onajite […]

Artistes call for Baba Suwe’s release •As family gives NDLEA 7-day ultimatum

MEMBERS of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), led by their former president, Prince Jide Kosoko, have called for the immediate release of the ace comedian, Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a. Baba Suwe, who is currently being held by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). He said Baba Suwe had been made to go through public […]

Jonathan approves recruitment of 500 engineers, technicians

The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen says President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the recruitment of over 500 young engineers and technicians to increase performance in the ministry. He said on Thursday at the two-day retreat organised by the ministry in Uyo that the new recruitment would provide the enabling environment for the ministry to […]

AU lifts sanctions on Libya

The 14-member states of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) on Thursday lifted its sanctions on Libya. Mr Ramtane Lamamra, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security said in Addis Ababa on Thursday after the council’s meeting that all AU sanctions against Libya had been lifted with immediate effect. NAN reports that some of the […]

Gaddafi’s body has bullet hole, burial within 24 hrs

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will be buried according to Muslim rites within 24 hours, a Libyan transitional government force commander said on Friday. The announcement is coming just as witnesses said the body bore a visible bullet hole in the head. “He will get his right like any Muslim; his body will be washed […]

Minister bewails N2t spent annually on food importation

Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture, says Nigerian spends N2 trillion annually on food importation. Adesina, who disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at an interactive session with members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, said the country had become a dumping ground for imported food. “It is a shameful thing that Nigeria has […]

Boko Haram, Maitatsine and Sharia Law – By Chidi Eze

By Chidi Eze, Houston, TX, USA – October 21, 2011 – It seems there is a written or an implied constitutional provision  either in the Quran or in the northern states of Nigeria’s assembly or in the  Islamic code that the north was born to rule regardless of the ethnic  diversity of Nigeria.  The happenings […]

In Nigeria, Northerners are their Own Enemies – By Ndiameeh Babrik

By Ndiameeh Babrik, NNP – October 21, 2011 – Any Northern Nigerian commentator accusing the South of driving a wedge between Northern Christians and Northern Muslims is a simply being dishonest and the truth is very far from his mouth. For the purpose of this article I am going to lump the far Northern states […]

Between FCC, Zoning and Nation- By Dr. Lanre Odetola

By Lanre Odetola, PhD, Leidan, Netherlands – October 21, 2011 – Alexis Tocqueville, the French political thinker and historian, developed the phrase ‘tyranny of the majority’ in his treatise on possible threats to representative democracy in America. For him, unfettered democracy has a tendency to degenerate into ‘soft despotism’ and ‘tyranny of the majority’. Since […]

Picture: Priest sees mystery snake in vision, days later, same reptile shows up in church member’s house

• The snake lying at the premesis of St Peter’s Angelican Church, Alaba Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Till this moment, many are still trooping into St Peter’s Anglican Church in Alaba, near Alaba International Market in Ojo, Lagos. They want to see the remains of a mystery snake which was […]

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