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Pictures: Charity Marks Nigeria’s Anniversary in Budapest

By Hakeem Babalola, Budapest, Hungary The Embassy of Nigeria in Budapest celebrated the country’s 52nd Independence Day with a visit to two social institutions in that country. The gesture, described as part of “a practical expression to bring the two countries and their people closer”, is the first of its kind by the embassy since […]

NJC plans to hasten Salami’s recall

National Judicial Council may have decided to assert its powers by taking steps to hasten the recall of the suspended President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami. NJC is headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar. After voting to recall Salami, the NJC had written President Goodluck Jonathan, asking him […]

1,000 Anambra flood victims lose N1bn property – Rep

October 5, 2012 by John Ameh and Emmanuel Obe – Punch At least 1,000 persons displaced in the floods ravaging parts of Anambra State are without food and health facilities, a member of the House of Representatives said on Thursday. Mr. Ikechukwu Ameke, who represents Anambra-West/Anambra-East Federal Constituency, one of the worst-hit areas, sought urgent […]

Active mobile telephone lines now 105.2 million

The country’s mobile telephone subscriber base has continued to record strong growth with the number of active mobile telephone lines hitting 105.2 million in August, the latest subscriber data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed. The data, which was released on Thursday, revealed that mobile network operators in the country added over 1.8 […]

FG alone can’t solve insecurity – Maku

Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, insists the Federal Government alone cannot successfully address the security challenges facing the country. Speaking during a Citizens Forum in Ilorin on Thursday to mark the end of the National Good Governance Tour in Kwara State, the minister said to address the security challenges, there was the need for […]

Ministers stall probe of N155bn Malabu oil deal (What do you expect?)

The bid by the House of Representatives to probe the controversial sale of an oil block, OPL 245, was stalled on Thursday by key Federal Government officials with information on the deal. The alleged “shady sale” involved the Federal Government, Shell/Agip Consortium and Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, with OPL 245 being sold to the […]

ACN flays Jonathan’s defence on anti-graft claim

The Action Congress of Nigeria has criticised the decision by the Presidency to blame the inaccurate claim on Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts, contained in the President’s 52nd Independence anniversary speech, on the media. It described the defence as “a product of poor thinking,” saying it is “worse than the original gaffe.” This was contained in a […]

Of Politics, Freespeech & Religious Extremism – By Leburah Ganago

By Leburah Ganago | NPP | Oct. 4 , 2012 – In the 2012 election year, Republicans have made it clear that bad news is good news for them. All along, they have been strategizing  for bad economic news- slow economic recovery, bad monthly job reports  have always provided them with their own version of […]

52 Years of Flood in Nigeria – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson | Jos, Nigeria | Oct. 4, 2012 – So, who do we blame, and really is it a blame game or the scary realisation that we are just a nation run on auto-pilot, one for which after 52 years, we are still plagued largely by the same problems? We are 52, […]

The Re-invention of Goodluck Jonathan (III) – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | NNP | October 4, 2012 – The first instalment in these series was published on 1December 2011 while the second instalment was on 13 September 2011. In these series, which will not run consecutively, I will try to monitor the putative re-inventions of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) and the consequent […]

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