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Attack on Awo: Babatope takes on Achebe

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Literary giant Chinua Achebe’s depiction of Chief Obafemi Awolowo as a man driven by an overriding ambition for power at the expense of Ibos was Friday described as nonsensical and a twist of facts. In a rebuttal of Achebe’s representation of Awolowo in a new book, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a […]

Mimiko accuses ACN of plan to ‘import’ Tokyo for Ondo poll

The Mimiko Campaign Organisation (MCO), Saturday, alleged the plan by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)  to bring Tokyo, the factional leader of the Oyo State National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) into Ondo state ahead of  the gubernatorial election slated for October 20. In a statement by the MCO’s Director of Publicity and Media […]

Ex-militant leader rallies support for Mimiko

By Dayo Johnson THE leader of ex-militants in the riverine communities of Ondo State, High Chief Bibopiri Ajube, has endorsed Governor Olusegun Mimiko for second term. Ajube, popularly known as “shoot at sight”, also expressed concern over the alleged politicising of the amnesty programme in the state. Speaking with newsmen in Akure, the ex-militant leader […]

Bakassi Appeal: Top govt officials move to defy Jonathan (for selfish reasons)

By Soni Daniel, Assistant Editor & Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Abuja The spontaneous excitement that trailed the announcement of the formation of a team by President Goodluck Jonathan to work towards the review of the International Court of Justice  ruling on the Bakassi peninsula is being cut short following alleged frantic attempt by a top government functionary […]

2015: Southern groups reject northern Presidency

Major groups and key political figures in the South-East, South-South and North-Central geopolitical zones have faulted the position of the Arewa Consultative Forum on the issue of who becomes Nigeria’s president in 2015. The ACF says the North is seeking the 2015 presidency on merit, the zoning formula in the country is now history. The […]

Kidnapped Lagosian spends 12 days in Delta creeks, pays N5m ransom

A few weeks ago, a building contractor based in Ikorodu, Lagos, Alhaji Alaka Kamaldeen, 46, had a harrowing experience. Kamaldeen was standing outside his office on Aug. 24, 2012 when an Audi car with four passengers suddenly pulled up close to him.  The occupants were armed with guns. Without saying a word, they pounced on […]

Achebe’s comments on Awolowo stirs up controversy as Nigerians react

A few days after excerpts from Prof. Chinua Achebe’s latest memoirs, entitled ‘There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra,’ was published in the Guardian of London, the book is still the subject of what promises to be a long-drawn debate on the Internet and social media, particularly on the Facebook. In the book, […]

Sowore not leaving Kuje Prison quickly, court grants harsh bail conditions

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