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South African Police storm Nigeria Embassy over bribery allegation

A diplomatic storm is brewing after police allegedly tried to storm the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg this week. The drama played out on Tuesday when 68 members of Twelve Apostles Church in Christ who were to travel to Nigeria on Wednesday demanded their passports back after being denied visas over claims they “refused […]

Digging into the Palimpsest: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the Nigerian tradition in literature

Saturday, December 03, 2011 Chimamanda Photo: Sun News Publishing Juxtaposed with Chinua Achebe’s Aristotle-like praise of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s accomplishment as a historical/war novelist, Joyce Carol Oates’ description of Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun as “a major successor to such twentieth-century classics as Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart” (Half blurb) is significant enough to […]

What Ojukwu told me before, during and after the war —Sam Aluko

•Ojukwu Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section This interview is the most intimate account of the thoughts and actions of Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu before, during and after the Nigerian civil war. The account is coming from Professor Sam Aluko, the respected Nigerian economist, who has revealed that he was the most trusted […]

SSS raids computer village over missing INEC DDC machines

Detectives from the State Security Service (SSS) have stormed the famous computer village located at Ikeja area of Lagos over stolen materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos office of the commission INEC Lagos office declared, shortly after the April general elections, that some materials, such as Direct Data Capturing (DDC) machines […]

Senators goofed on Ojukwu –CRC president

Barely 24 hours after the Senate turned down calls for the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, to get a state burial, President of the Civil Rights Congress (CRC), a coalition of human rights and civil society groups in the 19 northern states, Comrade Shehu Sani, has condemned the decision. After torrents of eulogies, […]

Boko Haram: 140 killed in 138 attacks –Army chief

The Army High Command yesterday disclosed that the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic fundamentalists group killed 140 people in 138 attacks carried out between the year 2010 and 2011. This is coming at a time the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, said that the sect was a product of bad governance and […]

Jonathan fires sports minister

President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved the Minister of Sports, Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman of his post with immediate effect. This is to afford him the opportunity to focus fully on the pursuit of his declared political ambition. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, President Jonathan […]

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