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N5 trillion stolen under Jonathan – Investigation

Over N5tn in government funds have been stolen through fraud, embezzlement and theft since President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office on May 6, 2010, a SUNDAY PUNCH investigation has found. Our correspondents arrived at the stolen sum after poring over the reports of the various committees set up by the President to probe some sectors of […]

Jonathan congratulates Koroma on re-election in Sierra Leone

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated President Ernest Bai Koroma on his re-election and swearing-in yesterday for another five-year term at the helm of his country’s affairs. President Jonathan and Nigeria welcome President Koroma’s victory with close to 60 per cent of the votes cast in the November 17 presidential elections which was keenly contested by […]

Northern elders back govt. ransome on Boko Haram leaders

PREV1 of 2NEXT • Borno, Yobe Govs Keep Mum; Residents Applaud JTF • Action Reckless, Say Junaid Mohammed, Activists NORTHERN elders, under the aegis of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Saturday, said they welcome the decision of the Federal Government to place monetary ransom on leaders and commanders of the militant Boko Haram sect. The […]

Twice, Obama unable to reach Jonathan by phone

BOTH Presidents Barack Obama and Goodluck Jonathan wanted to talk on phone, but twice calls from the White House to Aso Rock failed to make the connection. Authoritative sources confirmed during the week that efforts by President Obama to personally speak with Jonathan to return his congratulatory message has been aborted at least twice by […]

Picture: Onaiyekan, 5 others, sworn-in as Cardinals in the Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI has sworn in the archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria, John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan and five others into the College of Cardinals on Saturday at the Vatican. Speaking at the ceremony, Pope told the new cardinals that their elevation represents “the fact that the church is the church of all peoples, and so she speaks […]

In Support of Creative Capitalism – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo / NNP / Nov. 24, 2012– Is Nigeria a failed state? The answer could be yes or no depending on the angle it is viewed from. But the country could fail if drastic actions are not taken urgently to address its problems. Our country really has problems of peculiar magnitude. For […]

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