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Sanusi: Why Nigeria may remain underdeveloped

If the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has his way, the nation would jettison the states, local governments and ministries which, according to him, are not viable. To him, it has come to a time in the life of Nigeria that it must overhaul the structures that make the […]

Ex-minister joins race for PDP chairman

By Emmanuel Aziken The contest for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, intensified, weekend, with a former Agriculture Minister, Dr. Shettima Mustafa, joining  the fray. Mustafa, who was running mate to Dr. Nnamadi Azikiwe, the presidential candidate of the Nigerian Peoples Party, NPP, in the 1983 presidential election, during a pre-launch chat […]

Amendment of EFCC Act: We’ll be guided by public opinion – Tambuwal

By Daniel Eteghe & Okebugwu Chinomnso Following the alleged plan to remove the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, by the House of Representatives through the amendment of the EFCC Act,  2004, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal yesterday said that the House would seek […]

`How Air Force pilots survived plane crash in Akwa Ibom’

The authorities, yesterday, shed more light on the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane that crash landed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, saying the aircraft landed 1,100 meters from the runway. They insisted that the two pilots of the plane, one of six involved in the 2011 Staff Continuity Training Exercise and Sports Week […]

Killer wonder bank•25 depositors die •13,000 lose N22bn •Emir shields fraudster from police

Like Judas goat, he led the unsuspecting lambs to the slaughter. He swore that he never meant to swindle anybody but four years after his victims took that tragic turn in the road, all most of them have to show for their ‘labour’ is tears and debts the size of a small Latin-American country. And […]

NAF plane crashes in Uyo

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane has crashed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The L-39 trainer jet was on a routine training exercise from the 303 Training School in Kano when it crashed about 50 metres away from Uyo airport. However, no life was lost in the incident, which happened at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. […]

Tinubu worse than Abacha, IBB–Obanikoro

Ambassador Musiliu Obanikoro is not new in politics. He was chairman, Lagos Island Local Government, a former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and currently the nation’s High Commissioner to Ghana. In this interview, he speaks on the recent local government election in Lagos, describing the results as shocking. His son, Jide Obanikoro, contested […]

Rita Dominic on the nick of time

Over a decade ago, Rita Dominic was a wannabe star. At a meeting over a decade ago, she told this reporter that she wanted to be all she could be. Shortly after, Rita emerged from the lot to become a bona fide star. A star whose stardom transcends the shores of this country; and ever […]

I listed 500 Nigerians who stole govt funds and nothing happened – Nzeribe

Age and time might have slowed down the pace of the maverick Senator Arthur Nzeribe, but the vehemence of his conviction remains ablaze as usual. From the way he fumes, not minding the situation of things, about the prevailing developments in Nigeria, he remains himself, unfazed, undiluted in sharp criticisms and unrelenting in what he […]

Nigeria fire head coach, Samson Siasia – Tips Keshi, Oliseh (Is Siasia the problem?)

The Nigeria Football Federation yesterday rose from its emergency congress to announce the sack of Samson Siasia as coach of the Super Eagles bringing to an end weeks of wide speculations about his future as Nigeria’s coach. Siasia was fired for failing to qualify Nigeria for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. In the contract […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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