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Jega, INEC boss, escapes mob attack in Jigawa

By Aliyu Dangida Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Mohammed Jega,  reportedly escaped death, yesterday,  when some youths attacked him at the palace of the Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Hussaini Adamu, in Jigawa State. Jega  was said to be  in the town  to attend the wedding of the daughter of  […]

Borno Govt. releases N100m for purchase of surplus onions

The Borno State Government said on Saturday that it had released N100 million for the purchase of surplus onions produced by farmers in the state. Alhaji Zanna Mustapha, the Deputy Governor of the state dropped the hint in Maiduguri, while inspecting some bags of onions, which had been purchased and kept at the government’s central […]

Oil thieves held in military dawn raid

By SAMUEL OYADONGHA, P/Harcourt The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, at the  weekend, smashed an oil theft syndicate using the riverside Otuogori community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State as depot for the transportation of illegally refined petroleum products to other parts of the country. Six […]

FG to Boko Haram: Grab offer of dialogue now

* All options are open – VP Sambo By Kingsley Omonobi “Drop your arms and embrace dialogue”.  With these words, the Federal Government restated its willingness to engage in talks with the Islamist group, Boko Haram, to end the spate of bombings, gun attacks and killings in some parts of the North. The vice president, […]

Pictures: King Mswati III of Swaziland leaving a lavish lifestyle while his people starve

Photos are beginning to come through from the picket in London to protest that King Mswati III of Swaziland has been invited to take part in the Jubilee celebrations of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth. The King, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, is staying at the Savoy Hotel, where rooms cost about £400 per night. He […]

Picture: Wife of suspected Media house bomber arrested

 Hauwa responding to questions from journalists As JTF uncovers sect’s enclave in Jos • Five other suspected bombers’ wives held • Accept negotiation offer, Sambo tells sect A suspected Boko Haram enclave came down in rubbles yesterday in Jos. Its last occupants included Hauwa Mohammed, said to be the widow of the suspected ThisDay suicide […]

Obama Announces Food Initiative for Africa

“Today, I can announce a new global effort we are calling a ‘New Alliance’ for food security and nutrition. And, to get the job done, we are bringing together all the key players around a shared commitment,” said Obama. At a food security forum in Washington, the president said ending hunger by making African farms […]

“Why the Armed Forces Took Over” – Buhari in 1984 – By Nasir el-Rufai

By Nasir El-Rufai | NNP | May 20, 2012 – In pursuance of the primary objective of saving our great nation from total collapse, I, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari of the Nigerian army have, after due consultation amongst the services of the armed forces, been formally invested with the authority of the Head of the Federal […]

When Democracy Lacks Accountability – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | May 20, 2012 – Since Abraham Lincoln defined democracy as “Government of the people, by the people and for the people”, it has remained the most popular and acceptable definition of the term. The reason is that it encapsulates and conveys the essence of democracy as it was […]

Nigerians, Where Do We Go From Here? – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | May 20, 2012 – Only a few Nigerians may not be aware that their country is presently engaged with too many problems on her plate. But how do we articulate those problems in a way that facilitates an understanding of both the dimension and probable solutions?   […]

YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


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