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Picture: Ex Green Eagles star, Okey Isima, dies

CAPTAIN of the 1980 Nations Cup-winning Green Eagles squad, Christian Chukwu (MON), has described the late Okey Isima (MON), as a true football stakeholder. Chukwu, in a telephone chat with Tribunesport in Lagos, said that the exit of the former teammate was a great loss to Nigerian football. “In fact, I have not recovered from […]

Bullying the Amazon – By Sunday Ayodeji

By Sunday Ayodeji / Lagos, Nigeria / Feb. 19, 2013 – For many years, African women have been relegated to mere observers in the socio-political and economic scheme of things. They are considered only ‘good to be seen, nor heard.’ And their voices, when they deign to talk, are drowned out by the clamour of […]

2015: A Defining Moment for Nigeria – By Emmanuel Ajibulu

By Emmanuel Ajibulu / Abuja, Nigeria / Feb. 19, 2013 – One of the most virulent ills that our country is facing today is corruption. Unless we recognize the full extent to which corruption, abuse of office and all sorts of plunder of national resources is responsible for our poverty as a nation, we will […]

Ohaneze, OPC, Ijaw groups back zoning in 2015

Three socio-cultural organisations, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Oodu’a Peoples Congress and the Ijaw Monitoring Group on Tuesday endorsed the zoning arrangement among the country’s six geo-political zones for the 2015 polls, News Agency of Nigeria reports. The spokesmen for the groups said zoning should not be dumped in order to ensure Nigeria’s political stability and unity. Their […]

Opinion: Government reward for Super Eagles

THE mind-boggling cash gifts splashed out on the national football team players and officials that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa early in February by the Federal Government is a wrong way of incentivising those who have done the nation proud. It is excessive and perverted as there are standards of […]

Bring out single-term pact, Presidency dares govs

President Goodluck Jonathan | credits: dailypost.com.ng The Presidency, on Tuesday, challenged those who claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan signed an agreement to spend one term, to produce the document. The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Mr. Ahmed Gulak, said this on an Africa Independent Television programme, Focus Nigeria, monitored in Abuja. […]

2015: Jonathan not qualified to run – Junaid Mohammed

ABUJA—As the controversy over the single term agreement said to have been reached by Northern governors with President Goodluck Jonathan deepens, Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, yesterday, said that the furore over the matter was unnecessary, as President Jonathan was not qualified to seek re-election in 2015 in the first place. Mohammed, who spoke in […]

Aginighan to N-Delta govs: Stop neglect of oil communities

BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME PORT HARCOURT – FORMER Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Pastor Power Aginighan, has urged governors in the Niger Delta region, to give special attention to the development of oil bearing communities. Aginighan, also former Executive Director, Finance and Administration of NDDC, said it was lamentable that most of […]

Federal High Court in PH orders FG to pay N37b compensation to Odi community in Bayesla for the 1999 Obasanjo ordered invasion

A Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt Tuesday ordered the Federal Government to pay N37.6b compensation to the people of Odi community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State over the invasion of their community by armed soldiers during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo. Justice Lambi Akanbi of the Federal High Court, […]

French president Hollande suspects Boko Haram kidnapped French tourists

President Francois Hollande confirmed that seven French tourists from one family, including four children, were kidnapped Tuesday in northern Cameroon and said he suspected a Nigeria group was responsible. “What is most probable is they were taken to Nigeria,” Hollande said, adding that they were seized by a Nigeria-based “terrorist group that we know well”. […]

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