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Ending Stigmatisation of Rape Victims – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | Oct. 31, 2012 – The agony in her voice was unmistakable. From her narration, the torment she experienced following the tragedy that befell her daughter was better imagined. For 40-year old Nyeduko Mbapari (not real names) a housewife based in Port Harcourt, August 15, 2012, was a day […]

Achebe and the Bitter Truths from True Elders – By Ikechukwu Enyiagu

By Ikechukwu Enyiagu | NNP | Oct. 31, 2012 – Those who boastfully killed God’s children with starvation, deprivation and outright murder turned around, after they have made rubbish of their anti-Igbo privatization policy, and started ordaining themselves as priests of the very God whose children they joyfully killed – priests to the “Most High,” […]

Sheila Solarin and the Rest of Us – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A. Kila | London, UK  | Oct. 31, 2012 Just last week we got news of the death of Mrs Sheila Solarin, wife of the late author, educationist and social activist, Dr Tai Solarin. Mrs Sheila Solarin was very much but not just the wife of her husband. In her own right, she […]

Rejoinder: Biafra by Other Means: Achebe, Awolowo and the Civil War of 1967-70

The editor, Kindly allow me a small space to thank DR. KUNLE OJELEYE for his wonderful contribution on the above subject matter. In fact, he analysed the whole episode without allowing tribal sentiments to becloud his reasoning. As some of elders can honestly conclude, there was more than enough portions of blame for the various […]

Akwa Ibom dep gov, Ekere, resigns

AKWA Ibom State Deputy Governor, Mr. Nsima Ekere, on Wednesday resigned his position with immediate effect and without official explanation. His Chief Press Secretary, Inemesi Ina, in a statement, said Ekere resigned “on personal grounds” and declined to elaborate. However, there were indications that the Deputy Governor’s resignation might not be unconnected with his governorship […]

Opinion: Persecuting Henry Okah

It is my conviction that Sabella Abidde wrote the aforementioned piece ostensibly to establish Henry Okah’s innocence of October 1, 2010 bombing incident. Where I have grievance against the Federal Government on the issue, however, is the manner President Goodluck Jonathan hurriedly defended the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, especially when it claimed […]

Jonathan effects minor cabinet reshuffle, swaps two ministers of state

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday effected a minor cabinet reshuffle. In the surprise shakeup, Jonathan moved the Minister of State for Power, Darius Dickson Ishaku, to the Ministry of Niger Delta. Dickson swapped places with the Minister of State for Niger Delta, Hajia Zainab Kuchi. The change takes effect from next week. The announcement was […]

Besiktas target Amokachi for coordinator role

Turkish side Besiktas have reportedly indicated interest to hire their former striker, Daniel Amokachi, as the club’s coordinator of football administration. Amokachi, now an assistant coach of the Super Eagles, joined Beşiktaş for £1.75m in 1996 and was a fans favourite in the three seasons he spent at the Turkish giants. He scored 19 goals […]

FG paid N17bn Rivers money to Bayelsa — Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi | credits: AS anxiety over the alleged ceding of oil wells continues to mount, the Rivers State Government on Wednesday accused the Federal Government of paying the sum of N17bn belonging to Rivers to Bayelsa State. The money, according to sources, was expected to remain in a special account […]

Sack Alison-Madueke, Okonjo-Iweala, boards –Groups

Some civil society organisations on Wednesday in Abuja called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sack the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her counterpart in Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, based on the Report of the Nuhu Ribadu-led Petroleum Revenue Task Force, which alleged corruption in the oil and gas industry. The groups […]

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

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