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Blame Jonathan for insecurity – OBJ (Because he has governed Nigeria three times like you did)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of mismanaging the security issues engulfing the country. Obasanjo stated this in an exclusive interview published in the February issue of the pan-African magazine, New African. He blamed Jonathan for the deteriorating situation caused by the insurgent Boko Haram. “If the President is the chief security […]

18 Nigerians languish in Indonesian prisons

By VINCENT UJUMADU, awka NO fewer than 18 Nigerians are presently languishing in various prisons in Indonesia with the fear that some of them may be among 10 slated for execution soon. The18 Nigerians were condemned to death by the Indonesian courts in 2008 for their alleged various criminal offences ranging from drug peddling and […]

Sultan, CAN President differ on licensing of preachers

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, SAM EYOBOKA & Abdallah el-Kurebe Sokoto—Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on the Federal Government to commence the process of licensing preachers in the country to reduce the incidence of wrong indoctrination of youths. He aslo appealed to the government to dialogue with Boko Haram sect to ensure the […]

Afcon: We’ll hold our heads high if…. Keshi (Already making excuses for failure?)

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi said yesterday that in the event of the team losing to the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, his boys would hold their heads high in defeat. “Everybody claims that Cote d’Ivoire are the best team in Africa. They have been together for long and my team are a young team that […]

The Prince on Foot – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba / Yola, Nigeria / Feb. 1, 2013 – I have seen very busy activities by Nigerian professional politicians lately; they work towards achieving their political desires in 2015. I have seen the prince on foot. President Goodluck Jonathan is on foot. I see him walking on foot, without any human security, […]

The Paradox of Twenty-first Century Savagery -By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola / Lagos, Nigeria / Feb. 1, 2013 – On December 31, 2012, while the world was enraptured with the prospect of ushering in the New Year, someone in Kogi state, Nigeria was busy scooping the brains out of his four-month-old son whom he had just murdered. Earlier in October of the same […]

How Much You Go Pay? – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson / Jos, Nigeria / Feb. 1, 2013 – It has lately been called the bribe-for-job scandal, most people are talking about it like it is new but really is it new, or is it a case of business gone sour, business as usual or simply put, it is escalating? Well, let […]

Memo to the President – By ‘Wale Odunsi

Dear President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Firstly, a very warm welcome from your week long trip to Switzerland and Ethiopia. How did your parley with the group of ‘Eminent Persons’ go? I hope the same you had with the leaders of Netherlands, Norway and Costa Rica; as well bosses of Huawei, Total and Coca-Cola will yield […]

18 killed as JTF, Boko Haram members clash

seventeen members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, and one Joint military Task Force (JTF) personnel were said to have been killed in two operations conducted by the JTF, supported by Nigerian Airforce gunship, to dislodge terrorists’ camps located in Sambisa Games Reserve in Bama Local Government and Farin-Ruwa Forest, South West/East of Demboa […]

Quote me, Chime ‘ll return in 10 days —Akpabio

THE intrigues that followed the absence of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State from office over ill-health may soon be laid to rest, as his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Governor Godswill Akpabio, on Friday, hinted that Governor Chime, who has been hospitalised in a London hospital since September 2012, would return to the country in […]

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