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Appeal move belated, give us compensation – Bakassi people

A surprising division emerged in the ranks of the people of Bakassi Peninsula, who are now making a different demand from the Federal Government. Led by former presidential aide, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, the people, under the auspices of Bakassi People General Assembly, were now demanding that the Federal Government should forget about appealing the judgment […]

Do more to end Boko Haram, oil theft, Jonathan charges service chiefs

Written by Leon Usigbe Tuesday, 09 October 2012 PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, decorated the newly appointed service chiefs with their new ranks, He charged them to do more to end the persistent security challenges facing the country as well as the ongoing crude oil theft in the Niger Delta. Those sworn in and decorated […]

101 First Class candidates selected for presidential scholarship awards

Written by Clement Idoko Tuesday, 09 October 2012 THE Federal Government has announced the selection of 101 First Cass honours degree candidates as recipients of 2012 Presidential Special Scholarship for Innovation and Development. The awardees will be sent abroad to study in the top 25 universities in the world up to Masters and PhD levels. […]

Senate probes UI’s financial activities

Written by Adebayo Waheed Tuesday, 09 October 2012   The Senate Committee on Education, on Monday, issued a two-week ultimatum to the authorities of the University of Ibadan to explain its financial activities and budgetary implementation in the last one year. The committee, chaired by Senator Uche Chukwumerije, made the demand during its visit to […]

2015: Xtian elders oppose Northern Muslim president

Written by Hassan Ibrahim Tuesday, 09 October 2012 Christian leaders from the North have said in Kaduna that they would no longer support the emergence of  a Muslim president from the North since the region had had enough national Muslim leaders from the region since independence. The elders, under the aegis of Northern States’ Christian […]

Canada to assist Nigeria’s security agencies

Canada is to assist in enhancing the operational capabilities of Nigerian security services to enable them respond adequately to internal and regional security challenges. This came as both countries agreed that effective political, economic, security and development cooperation among them would help to build a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria. They also committed themselves to promoting […]

Bakassi: Why we won’t appeal – FG (The consequences of clueless people in power)

THE Federal Government  yesterday finally decided that it would not appeal the 2002 Bakassi judgment. In a statement it released at 11.30pm yesterday and signed by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, the Federal Government stated that the firm of international legal practitioners it hired to advise on the merits and demerits of the […]

Ohanaeze, Afenifere differ over Achebe’s attack on Awo

Gbenga Adeniji 187 Comments Awolowo and Achebe | credits: More reactions on Monday greeted extracts from Prof. Chinua Achebe’s latest memoirs on the Nigerian Civil War with former Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Afenifere leaders disagreeing on Achebe’s attack on Chief Obafemi Awolowo. A leader of the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Senator Femi Okunrunmu, while reviewing the […]

The Gambia claims cure for HIV

74 Comments Gambian President Yahya Jammeh | credits: nigeriannewsworld.com The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has said that dozens of HIVand AIDS patients in the tiny West African state have been cured using his secret concoction of boiled herbs, Reuters reports. Jammeh first announced he had found a natural remedy to cure HIV and AIDS in […]

FG to spend N251bn on repair of three refineries

The Federal Government plans to spend N251.2bn on the repairs of three refineries. The Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke made the disclosure  on Monday when she appeared before the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream). The minister was at the Senate with the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, and the Managing Director […]

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