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Nigeria Diaspora Alumni Network (NIDAN) meets Sunday 18 November 2012 in Abuja

Nigeria Diaspora Alumni Network (NIDAN) meets Sunday 18 November 2012 in Abuja Were you a Diaspora Nigerian, now back home in either private or public sector?. The Nigeria Diaspora Alumni Network (NiDAN), a network of Nigerians, who having spent at least one year outside the country, have returned home (or are planning to do so) […]

Where is Governor Chime?

  Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has been away from  official duty for two months. While his spokesman said he was away on ‘extended leave,’ the residents are apprehensive of this unusual absence, reports Ozioma Ubabukoh The two-month absence of Governor Sullivan Chime from work seems to be generating anxiety among residents in Enugu […]

Al Ahly crowned African champions

A mesmerizing Al Ahly side defied the odds to win a record-extending seventh Champions League title after beating Tunisia’s Esperance 2-1 in Tunis for a 3-2 aggregate victory on Saturday. Defending champions Esperance were deemed favourites to retain their title after holding Ahly to a 1-1 draw in Alexandria two weeks ago but they outplayed […]

Bribery allegations: ACN, others berate Obasanjo, Jega

The Congress for Progressive Change, All Nigeria Peoples Party and the Action Congress of Nigeria took turns to carpet former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, for their allegations against political parties. While Obasanjo had accused political parties of printing manifestoes for the purpose of electioneering and throwing […]

Navy intercepts 17 vessels for illegal activities

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, on Saturday said the Nigerian Navy had intercepted 17 vessels in the Niger-Delta which indulged in illegal maritime activities. Ezeoba said this in Port Harcourt while briefing newsmen at the end of a joint sea military exercise code-named “Operation FARAUTA” which means hunting. He said 17 […]

My target is the presidency – Obanikoro

Though he has been declared winner of the October 22, 2011 local council election in Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA, by the Lagos State Local Government Election Petitions Tribunal, Mr. Babajide Obanikoro, son of Nigeria’s former High Commissioner to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro, is waiting to resume duty. In this interview with ALLWELL OKPI, he shares his experience in […]

Corruption: Governors silent on death sentence proposal (Any surprise?)

Governors across the country on Friday refused to comment on the proposed capital punishment for corrupt individuals. The apex Northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum, had in a proposal submitted to the National Assembly rued the destructive impact of corruption, and called for the capital punishment for anybody found guilty of the crime. However, efforts […]

Nigeria needs disciplined force to stop Boko Haram —US (What’s new?)

The United States government has said there is no magic formula to ending the Boko Haram insurgency. It urged the Federal Government to adopt a multi-faceted approach to combating the sect’s violent attacks on Nigerians. The US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Michael Posner, said this during a press conference […]

Nigerians to pay more for petrol in 2013

There were strong indications on Friday that the Federal Government would increase the fuel price in 2013. President Goodluck Jonathan had on Thursday in Abuja said total fuel subsidy removal was a must. He stated that only total removal of subsidy on petroleum products would attract investors to the oil sector and end the importation […]

What president Obama’s success means to Nigeria

The election of Barack Obama as the first black president remains huge to African Americans and to a large extent to Africans in America. His recent re-election speaks volume to the fact that majority of Americans consider his program in his first term more than enough to reward him with another term. However, some of […]

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