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Oscar Awards: Nollywood is Standing Tall without Nominations -By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu / NNP / Feb. 6, 2013 – When Hollywood announced its 2013 Oscar Award nominations earlier this month, it was said that many Nollywood stars braved the time difference and were wide awake to hear the nomination row-call. When it came to nominations for Best Foreign Language Films, no single Nollywood or […]

Rose Uzoma, Abba Moro & the Rest of Us – By Raheem Oluwafumniyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi / Ibadan, Nigeria / Feb. 6, 2013 – Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence–Napoleon Bonaparte The news few weeks back asking the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mrs. Rose Uzoma to proceed on her pre-retirement accumulated leave, continues to raise pertinent questions why those saddled with the responsibility of […]

Presidency orders arrest of militants that surrender arms in Niger Delta

About 30,000 former militants are currently enjoying the Nigerian amnesty programme The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Kingsley Kuku, has called on security agencies to arrest any militant group found surrendering arms in Niger Delta. Mr. Kuku gave the directive on Tuesday in Abuja at a news briefing he addressed […]

CAN warns El-Rufai again over controversial ‘Jesus’ joke retweet

The Christian Association of Nigeria chastises former Abuja minister over ‘Jesus Christ’ tweet The Christian Association of Nigeria has confirmed that it indeed issued a statement on Sunday warning former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nasir El-Rufai, to desist from making any statement that would disparage the Christian faith. The National General Secretary of the Association, […]

Nigerians reject Jonathan’s electricity claim in CNN Superbowl follow-up

Nigerians, disgruntled by President Goodluck Jonathan’s last CNN interview claim of improved electricity, seized on Sunday’s U.S. Super bowl power outage, to issue a fierce rebuttal, stirring intense debate on the social media on Monday and Tuesday. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who interviewed the president a fortnight ago, said she received torrents of tweets from Nigerians […]

Fraudster uses Jonathan, Dangote’s pictures to dupe victims

The State Security Service has arrested a 35-year-old man, Dennison Onwuka, for attempted fraud and being in possession of $1.5m in fake currency. The suspect was also accused of superimposing his photograph on that of some dignitaries to portray himself as a member of the inner caucus of President Goodluck Jonathan as well as a […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan spends $60,000 to arrange CNN interview

President Goodluck Jonathan’s penchant for foreign media has fetched him criticism, with citizens often bashing him for what they consider his unpresidential poise and bad grammar. As the dust over President Goodluck Jonathan’s embarrassing outing in a recent CNN interview is yet to settle, PREMIUM TIMES can report that the presidency actually spends thousands of […]

Cynthia Osokogu: Suspects to be arraigned today

SUSPECTS found culpable in the murder of Cynthia Osokogu, will, today, be arraigned before Justice Olabisi Akinlade of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja. Justice Akinlade adjourned the matter when at the last hearing, Orji Osita, the pharmacist, and other suspects were absent from court stalling the scheduled arraignment. Those who are to be […]

PDP crisis deepens

THE lingering crisis rocking the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has equally snowballed into leadership crisis at the top echelon of the party has further deepened with the insistence of state chairmen of the party, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) joining forces with 23 PDP governors to call for […]

Alleged ethnic cleansing: COAS postpones explanation till Monday

THE Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika, will, next week, address the issue of lopsided promotions and retirements in the Army, as being sponsored by some disgruntled elements. The army chief, who has registered his disappointment with the alleged ethnic cleansing and victimisation in the Army had promised to address the issue next […]

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