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The Caller You ‘Re Trying to Reach Has No Phone…By Prince Charles Dickson

 By Prince Charles Dickson | Jos, Nigeria | Oct. 24, 2012 – Aki gbele gba ofa lailo ogun–meaning, one does not sit at home, not go to war and yet be shot with an arrow. As usual there’s been little to cheer within the last week. I was sure that my admonition was going to […]

Volunteers in Nigeria Where Art Thou? – By Paul I. Adujie

By Paul I. Adujie | New York, NY  | Oct. 24, 2012 – Despite the upsurge of Christian and Islamic fundamentalism and fanaticism in Nigeria, there is dearth of volunteerism in Nigeria. Volunteerism is profoundly absent and yet,  Nigerians are said to be most religious? What then is religiosity without selflessness or being our brothers’ […]

Have the Igbos been Reintegrated Back Into Nigeria? – By Max Siollun

By Max Siollun | NNP | Oct. 24, 2012 – In an article he wrote for the UK’s Guardian newspaper last week, Nigeria’s acclaimed author Chinua Achebe said that after the Biafra-Nigeria civil war, “Igbos were not and continue not to be reintegrated into Nigeria, one of the main reasons for the country’s continued backwardness.” […]

The Ondo Elections: Performance is the Key – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | Oct. 24, 2012 – The gubernatorial elections held recently in both Edo and Ondo states has come and gone with all stakeholders, most especially the INEC as the electoral umpire having learnt one or two things. Even as this writer is of the opinion that there is more […]

Letter: Rejoinder to Nigerian Tribune article on the suffering of Nigerian embassies

The editor, Punch Newspapers, Kindly allow me a small space to comment on the shameful headline article in NIGERIAN TRIBUNE of today. The problem of our dear country, Nigeria, is that we do not have NATIONAL PRIDE. I repeate my assertion based on many years of experience following  what has been going on in the […]

Sallah: IGP orders 24hrs surveillance nationwide •Muslims make last-minute withdrawals

IN order to ensure a peaceful and incident-free sallah celebration, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has directed all Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGs) in the zones and state command commissioners of police to take adequate measures to ensure the provision of water-tight security across the country before, during and after the celebration. Consequently, […]

Nigeria ranked 131 out of 185 in global doing business report

Mauritius 19, Ghana 64, South Africa 39 By STEVE AGBOTA The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank yesterday released the 10th edition of Doing Business report series, ranking Nigeria 131 out of 185 countries surveyed. Doing Business analyzes regulations that apply to an economy’s businesses during their life cycle, including start-up and operations, trading […]

Nigeria opens fresh talks with Cameroon on Bakassi

We ‘ll protect minority rights, says Mark From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Quebec Canada Nigeria has commenced fresh talks with the Republic of Cameroon on the fate of Nigerians in the ceded Bakassi Peninsula. Senate President David Mark made this known at the ongoing 127th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Quebec, Canada. The Senate President is expected […]

Costly prayer: Passenger causes scare on Arik flight

Pilot makes emergency call to control tower  • His chant of Allahu akbar forced other passengers, suspecting him to be a suicide bomber, to overpower him By UCHE USIM, Lagos, and Molly Kilete, Abuja There was panic in Abuja, the nation’s capital yesterday when it was rumoured that an Abuja-bound Arik aircraft was laden with […]

N15bn fraud: Ex-gov, 6 others for fresh trial -Court

FORMER Nasarawa State governor, Aliyu Akwe Doma and six others listed in an alleged N15 billion money laundering charge would have their trial starting afresh, starting with fresh arraignment, a Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, said this on Wednesday. The de novo trial order was consequent upon the transfer of the trial judge, Justice […]

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