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Opinion: CIA’s forecast: Can Nigeria forestall it?

By Godwin Nzeakah Fresh facts seem to have emerged concerning the CIA’s gloomy prediction about Nigeria and 2015. In an interview with Vanguard (29/11/2012) Chief Abu King Shuluwa, one of the founding fathers of the PDP revealed that there is a liberal clause in the 1914 document, proclaiming Nigeria’s amalgamation. The clause, according to him […]

Letter: Yakowa’s death and Kaduna politics

The death of former Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa was a colossal loss, not only to the people of Southern Kaduna, but for Kaduna State and Nigeria at large. Patrick Yakowa was an experienced, tested and trusted civil servant having served in various capacities from local government to the federal level in the course […]

Shettima weeps during budget presentation

Maiduguri— Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday, wept openly while presenting the 2013 appropriation bill before the state House of Assembly following the havoc wreaked on the state by members of an Islamic sect. The governor, who became emotional towards the end of his presentation, however, affirmed that the state would rise again. “Surely […]

Nigeria hit out at Newcastle over Ameobi

Nigeria have hit out at Newcastle United for not allowing Shola Ameobi to play at next month’s African Nations Cup while also suggesting they may back down if the row causes the striker to fall out with his club Ameobi was named in Nigeria’s preliminary squad for the Jan. 19-Feb. 10 tournament by coach Stephen […]

Why Nigerians think I’m slow – President Jonathan

Ben Agande, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday explained why most Nigerians believed that his administration was slow in implementing and responding to some of the people-oriented policies and projects of the government. According to him, this was because of his resolve to avoid taking hasty decisions that may be fraught with mistakes and which might […]

Sanusi to FG: Stop accumulating debts for future generation

By Babajide Komolafe LAGOS— Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has warned the Federal Government to stop accumulating debts for future generation by reducing its current levels of borrowing. He said the current level of borrowing, if unchecked, would result to unmitigated hardship for future generations. He urged the Federal Government […]

Kaduna House confirm Bajoga Dep Governor

By Luka Binniyat KADUNA—Kaduna State House of Assembly, yesterday, confirmed the nomination of Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga, 63, as the new Deputy Governor of the state. Bajoga was, until his new appointment, Chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. He hails from Koi, Jaba Local Government Area, Southern Kaduna. Speaker of the state House of […]

Breaking News: Fire razes Obasanjo’s Billion naira hilltop mansion

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s multi-billion naira hill-top mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital was Thursday evening gutted by fire.The mysterious fire was reported to have started from the kitchen section of the mansion at about 5 pm which later spread to other sections within the premises. An eye witness disclosed that Ogun State Fire Service […]

Airline operators raise airfares

LAGOS-Domestic airlines operating at the Muratala Muhammed Airport, Lagos yesterday increased air fares due to high demand for tickets by passengers travelling for the festive season. Vanguard gathered that fares by hour flight slightly increased by 20 per cent depending on the airline and the destination of travel. For instance, tickets previously sold for between […]

The Many Troubles of PHCN – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | Dec. 27, 2012 – The recent strike action by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), leaves more questions than answers to the problems plaguing the sector for the past many years. Workers of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), and the Federal Government were at loggerheads over […]

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