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Ethnicity, Hate Speech & Nation Building – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

Dr. Jideofor Adibe | London, UK | August 31, 2012 – Am I alone in noticing how Nigerians seem to enjoy profiling and pouring invectives on one another whenever they congregate in their in-group to discuss the Nigerian condition? And if you think this is only a past-time of the uneducated and those who believe […]

NNPC needs N474bn to upgrade pipelines – GMD (Another avenue to steal)

August 31, 2012  by Stanley Opara 3 Comments GMD, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu | credits: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation needs close to $3bn (N474.15bn) to upgrade its depots and refineries’ pipeline infrastructure nationwide, its Group Managing Director, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, has said. The GMD said this on Thursday during a forum in Lagos. In […]

FG designates Anambra oil producing state

August 31, 2012  by Emmanuel Obe and Olalekan Adetayo Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi | credits: History was made on Thursday when the Federal Government announced that Anambra State had joined the list of oil bearing states in the country. The announcement was made by President Goodluck Jonathan while inaugurating Orient Petroleum’s Anambra River Production […]

My campaign promises’ll manifest in 2013 –Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has asked Nigerians to expect the fulfillment of his campaign promises by in 2013. The President said this on Thursday in Onitsha, Anambra State where he inaugurated a number of government and private sector projects. The projects were the Orient Petroleum refinery, Aguleri Otu; the Niger River Port at Onitsha; Sabmiller Brewery, […]

Mikel, Moses set for Super Cup history

August 31, 2012  by Pius Ayinor Victor Moses | credits: Mikel Obi and his compatriot Victor Moses are in Monaco, France where they hope to emulate former Nigerian star Celestine Babayaro by helping Chelsea win the UEFA Super Cup inside the Stade Louis II. While Mikel is already an established member of the Stamford Bridge […]

Obasanjo still fighting Eedris (the rapper) over Nigeria jaga jaga song (is Nigeria still not jaga jaga)

Eedris Abdulkareem | credits: About 10 years after ebullient rapper, Eedris Abdukareem, released a song titled Nigeria Jaga jaga, former President Olusegun Obasanjo is still angry with him. Obasanjo had  hit back at the artiste when the album was freshly released, with some people quoting him as saying it was the singer’s father’s house that […]

Data of SSS agents leaked on Internet

Ekpeyong Ita, the Director-General of the State Security Services (SSS) | credits: THERE are indications that the safety of agents of the State Security Service has been compromised with personnel records of current and former operatives leaked on the internet, Associated Press reports. The leak, sources said, was already creating panic among SSS operatives  and […]

New Africa: how an entrepreneur became ‘the Bill Gates of Ghana’

Software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse in central Accra, Ghana. Photograph: Per-Anders Pettersson /eyevine David Smith,The Observer Herman Chinery-Hesse left America to return to his parents’ country with only a computer and some big ideas… He was born in Ireland, studied in America and worked in Britain. But when Ghanaian Herman Chinery-Hesse decided to build a software […]

Senator On The Run over Boko Haram

The former Minister of Works, Senator Sanusi Dagash has been forced into an exile abroad after the general elections last year, no thanks to threats by the Boko Haram Islamist group. Sources close to the former minister said he was being hounded by the terror group over his support for President Goodluck Jonathan in the […]

Protesting lawyers shut NBA Abuja conference

Protesting lawyers, Thursday, shut the main entrance into the  Abuja International Conference Centre, venue of the on-going  Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, annual general conference. The protest, which lasted over two hours threw the entrance into conference venue and adjouring areas into confusion. The lawyers, who were protesting against 500 percent hike in conference fees since […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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