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Saddam, Gaddafi and the Arabs: An African perspective(2)

HE was never perceived as a stooge of any government as he stood charismatically for the defence of his country and the African integrity. His country was a major financier of freedom movements in some African countries like Zimbabwe, Angola and South Africa towards their independence. It was not surprising that one of the grandsons […]

Boko Haram an “emerging threat” – US Congress

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – A US congressional report on Wednesday flagged Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist sect as an “emerging threat” that could represent an eventual security risk to the United States and its interests. The group has been blamed for scores of attacks in Nigeria, including the August suicide bombing of the United Nations’ Nigeria headquarters […]

Kaduna Assembly sets condition for passage of 2012 budget

Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa File copy       Kaduna State House of Assembly on Wednesday threatened not to pass the 2012 budget presented by the executive if it was not satisfied with the performance of the 2011 budget. The House Committee Chairman on Information, Mr. Yakubu Yusuf, expressed the view shortly after members […]

Nigeria loses N500 billion annually on ICT-based importation -NOTAP

Director-General, NOTAP, Dr. Buba Bindir File copy       The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion says that Nigeria loses N500 billion annually on the importation of ICT-based technologies. A statement in Abuja on Wednesday by the Assistant Director of Corporate Affairs, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Levi Anyikwa, […]

Man 20, convicted of stealing four generators

A generating set File copy       An Area Court in Karmo, Abuja on Thursday sentenced a 20-year old man, Salisu Mohammed, to two months imprisonment for stealing four generators. The police prosecutor, Corporal Simon Emmanuel, said the suspect committed the offence of conspiracy and theft contrary to Sections 79 and 287 of the […]

Jonathan urges Nigerians to eat cassava bread (while he eats stake)

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said for the country to achieve the desired development, Nigerians must be ready to tame their “exotic taste” that makes them prefer imported goods to the ones made locally. Jonathan spoke when the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, formally presented to him a loaf of bread made from cassava […]

Senators want Obasanjo punished for BPE failures

      OPPOSITION lawmakers in the Senate on Wednesday asked for sanction to imposed on ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo for lapses in the Federal Government’s privatisation exercise in the past 12 years. The Senators argued that sanctions recommended by the senate ad hoc committee that probed the exercise for the former heads of the Bureau […]

FG, nine states will be involved in Ikemba’s burial — Umeh

National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh newafricanpress.com       The National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, in this interview with Ozioma Ubakukoh, says extensive consultations will be made before the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, will be buried and other issues When is the burial of the […]

iPhone users beware: Second iPhone explodes

iPhone 4 engadget.com       An iPhone user narrowly escaped being burnt in the face after his iPhone exploded on a bedside table in Brazil, a few days after another iPhone exploded on a plane. The phone short circuited and started to burn 15 inches from a man’s face as he slept, the online […]

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