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Soyinka: Why Abiola must be declared elected president

MKO Abiola was the nation’s elected president.  Let that fact be enshrined in the nation’s records, then we would have embarked on one of the tributaries to the amplitude of true national reconciliation”. With those words, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, spoke on the anniversary of the death of Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner […]

A Place in History for (U.S.) Chief Justice John Roberts – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A. Kila | London, UK | July 7, 2012 – There is no other way to put it Chief Justice John Roberts of the supreme court of the USA has earned himself an important place in the history of law and politics. Regardless of whether they are within or beyond the borders of […]

Eagles will roll over Liberia – Fetuga (In the same way you rolled over Guinea & missed the Nation’s Cup)

July 7, 2012 by Kazeem Busari 10 Comments Former youth international, Olusegun Fetuga, has written off the Lone Stars of Liberia as a threat to the Super Eagles as both sides are drawn to clash in the final qualification round for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. In the draw conducted in South Africa on […]

Exam fraudsters earn N25bn yearly – FG

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja expressed concern over the increasing rate of examination malpractices. It regretted that fraudsters had made about N375bn fortune in the past 15 years (that is, N25bn per annum). The FG thus asked the National Assembly to enact a legislation making it possible for parents and employers to institute […]

PDP, ACN in war of words over Edo gov poll

July 7, 2012 by Friday Olokor and James Azania 116 Comments Charles Airhiavbere and Adams Oshiomhole | credits: A week to the Edo State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Action Congress of Nigeria are still at loggerheads. A national leader of the PDP, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, in an interview with journalists in […]

EKSU student kills wife during brawl

A 400 level student of the Department of Public Administration at the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Mr. Danusa Jimoh, has allegedly killed his wife, Mopelola, during a brawl. The couple, whose relationship is blessed with a child, were said to have got married in 2008 and they had consistently been at each other’s throat for […]

NSCD team arrests female robbery suspect at Gov’s Office

July 7, 2012 by Segun Olatunji  Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps arm squad | credits: The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Friday arrested a suspected female robber, who attempted to steal the sum of N98,000 from a car parked at the Governor’s Office in Oke –Mosan, Abeokuta, […]

Two of Nigeria’s refineries pack up …others produce at 25% of installed capacity

An oil refinery in Port Harcourt. Inset: Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke | credits: The four Federal Government-owned refineries in the country are producing refined petroleum products at an abysmally low level. Investigations by SATURDAY PUNCH show that the refineries are producing at about 25 per cent of installed capacity. The investigations show […]

PDP begins sale of nomination forms ahead of National Convention

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