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Goodluck Jonathan’s Golden Opportunity – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A. Kila, London, UK – March 9, 2012 – Students of strategy and history will agree that in all forms of government rulers are motivated by and subsequently judged based on the legacy they live behind them.  Whilst in power they strive to shape their legacy through their deeds and the statements they […]

Boko Haram next to civil war –Northern govs (See what you created?)

The 19 Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF)  yesterday lamented and declared that the Islamist sect, Boko Haram insurgency was the greatest security challenge  facing the region after the civil war of over 30 years ago. To this end, the governors summoned to their meeting, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar and three other emirs on […]

Dangote, Adenuga make Forbes rich list

Dangote and Adenuga Two Nigerian business giants – Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Dr. Mike Adenuga – are among the world’s richest, according to the 2012 Rich List published by Forbes yesterday. Dangote, 54, with vast interests in manufacturing, is ranked number 76 with a net worth of $11.2b. Globacom boss Adenuga is ranked number 248 […]

Man remanded for ‘hitting’ judge with vehicle

For allegedly attempting to kill a judge of the Lagos High Court, Justice Adeniyi Adebanjo, a 33-year-old commercial driver, Quadri Kasali, has been arraigned in court. Kasali, accused of deliberately hitting the judge with his vehicle on March 1, was on Monday arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court, Tinubu by the Police in Lagos. He was […]

Senate to end discrimination against women

The Senate yesterday promised to stop discriminatory practices against the development of women.  The House of Representatives commended the dexterity and courage of Nigerian women in the face of oppressive and discriminatory practices.  The Senate’s position followed a motion to mark the International Day of Women.   Senator Ita Enang, (Akwa Ibom North East), who […]

Diplomatic Row: African leaders pressure Jonathan to ignore Zuma

South Africa should apologise today for the illegal deportation of 125 Nigerian passengers last Friday at the Oliver Thambo International Airport in Johannesburg or face tougher measures, officials said last night.  Nigeria has given five conditions to be met by South Africa to end the impasse sparked by the incident. They are: •unconditional apology to […]

Obasanjo, Atiku clash over PDP chair

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met yesterday to decide on guidelines for the March 24 national convention, Assistant Editor GBADE OGUNWALE reports the intrigues and forces at work. The search for a new set of national executive to run the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the […]

Qaqa, Sokoto: Our Plan’s to Islamise Nigeria (The Nigeria You Own)

  By  Ike Abonyi Further revelations emerged Wednesday  from the interrogation room of the State Security Service (SSS) when the two principal suspects of the Boko Haram, Abu Qaqa, who was the spokesman of the group, and his recaptured colleague, Kabiru Sokoto, gave insights into why the group attacked Muslims, Churches and schools. The revelation […]

Gunmen Kill DPO, 4 Others

By  Segun Awofadeji         A Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr. Abbubakar Sadiq, three other policemen and a civilian were Thursday feared dead, while another Police Inspector was short on the leg by unknown gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram, during a night attack on a police station and two new generation banks in Ashaka-Bajoga, […]

Opinion: Ibori’s conviction and the way forward

Judicial corruption is a cliché, but that is, for sure, what has elicited deep concern over many years. This concern was certainly not shared by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo who, at the opening ceremony of all Nigeria Judges Conference in 2003, sanctified the nation’s judiciary like this: “The Judiciary in Nigeria is not corrupt or inefficient. […]

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