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Overcoming Sycophancy in Governance – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo / NNP / Jan. 5, 2013 – James Cardinal Gibbons once said” “the trouble with being a leader today is that you cannot be sure whether people are following you or chasing you”. There are respective forms of government, but on close examination of them it is apparent that democracy is […]

The Zero Development Budget Ritual of the Nigerian Government – By Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba / Yola, Nigeria / Jan. 5, 2013 – In 2013, the sum of N 4.987 trillion shall be spent by the federal government of Nigeria. The capital expenditure is a paltry N 1.6 trillion, which is 32 per cent of the entire budget. But more worrisome is the established tradition […]

In Picture: Eagles lift Cataluyna trophy in Spain

President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will today return to the country with the Cataluyna trophy the Super Eagles won on Wednesday night in Barcelona following a 1-1 draw with Catalonia X1 in a friendly game. Alhaji Aminu Maigari, who watched the game live in the company of former technical committee chairman of the federation, Barrister […]

Shelling Nigeria – By Leburah Ganago

By Leburah Ganago / Atlanta, GA / Jan. 5, 2013 – Actually, this caption belongs to Femi Oyafemi who in his thought provoking piece in The Punch (Nigeria), newspaper of Friday December 27, 1996, diligently exposed Shell’s complicity in the executive murder(apologies to Professor Ben Nwabueze) of the Ogoni Nine, on November 10, 1995. In […]

69 die in FCT fire incidents in 2012

N765.7m property lost From FRED ITUA, Abuja As 2012 finally ended few days ago, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is taking stock of major events that shaped 2012 in the nation’s capital. According to records made available to Daily Sun, a total number of 69 lives and property worth N765.7 million were said to have […]

Anambra donates 53 vehicles to police

…As IGP warns against abuse of human rights From EMMANUEL UZOR, Onitsha The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar yesterday made his first official visit to Anambra State where he received 53 operational vehicles from Governor Peter Obi. Speaking during a courtesy call on the governor at the Governor’s Lodge, Abubakar commended the state government’s […]

Lagos 2015: Remi Tinubu, Dabiri-Erewa for deputy gov

As the Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) looks inward to search for credible successor for Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Daily Sun checks revealed that the party’s search has extended to include who becomes the deputy governor in 2015. Since it has become a tradition in Lagos State to have […]

Soldier, policeman, 5 others killed in Boko Haram attack

From TIMOTHY OLA, Maiduguri Seven people including a soldier, a policeman and five others died yesterday in a fresh attack on a military formation in Borno by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram. According to sources, the gunmen had launched the attack on the 21 Brigade troops’ located at Marte, Marte Local Government Area in […]

Sanusi Has Raised a Very Important Question But…By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe / London, Uk / Jan. 5, 2013 – Whenever Lamido Sanusi Lamido says anything, be it an ordinary ‘good morning’, then it has to be like Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – dramatic, colourful, controversial and ‘roforofo’. The most controversial Central Bank Governor in the country’s history is very adept in raising very […]

Taraba State, Suntai and His Health Politics – By Omo Omoluabi

By Omo Omoluabi / NNP / Jan. 5, 2012 – In far away Taraba state, something miraculous is happening. It is as if a prophet of God had been sent there to perform miracles to astound the people. But if it were to be a prophet sent from above, one would not be surprised at […]

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