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N74bn not enough for amnesty programme – Dokubo-Asari

March 20, 2012 by Friday Olokor, Abuja 206 Comments Former President of the Ijaw Youth Council and Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, on Monday insisted that  the Federal Government’s  N74bn vote for  the rehabilitation and retraining  of the Niger Delta ex-militants  in the 2012 budget was  not enough. In […]

How I was raped by my teacher – Nine-year-old pupil

A nine-year-old pupil of Sunshine Nursery and Primary School, Ile-Ife, Osun State, (name withheld) has narrated before a High Court sitting in Ife how she was allegedly raped by her teacher, Mr. Francis Ijiwande. At the hearing on Friday, the pupil alleged that Ijiwande had  forceful carnal knowledge of her in 2010. The pupil told […]

Fed Govt, states, councils share N620b (Share = loot)

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting which dragged on into the night ended with the three tiers of government sharing N620.738 billion as allocation for February. The gross revenue of N766.772 billion was higher than the N666.324 billion shared in the previous month. The increase was due to increase in Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT)collections […]

Why exploitation of oil in North is delayed, by Sambo

Prof. Sambo The Director General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria, Prof Abubakar Sambo, yesterday stated that exploitation of oil in the North is yet to begin because of politics. According to him, Nigeria has refused to do enough investigation on the oil in the North because there is oil in the Niger Delta. He […]

On the Crashing Nigeria Stock Exchange Market, Ms Oteh And Hon. Hembe – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | March 20, 2012 – I am an investor at the Nigeria stock market. I invested all of my gratuity earnings that I received from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) about six years after I had left the university in purchasing shares of the Transcorp Company in […]

South Africa to deport 56 Nigerians

  South Africa is set to deport 56 Nigerians, The Nation learnt yesterday.  The Federal Government has been notified of the planned deportation, which is coming barely two weeks after a row between the two countries. The deportees, who have overstayed their visas, applied for asylum because of alleged political “crisis” in Nigeria. They appeared […]

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