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The Delusion of Untrammelled Power – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma / Lagos, Nigeria / Feb. 22, 2013 – Long ago, in my village church, an elderly woman was asked to pray. In her prayer, she strayed from the liturgical platitudes that mark such church prayers, and delved into politics. Obviously enraged by the then recent coup that overthrew the government of Shehu […]

Cultivating the Nigerian Spirit – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo / NNP / Feb. 22, 2013 – Something intrigues me about the average Nigerian, how he makes constant efforts in order to achieve a specific goal. The average Nigerian is steadfast in whatever he does so long as the intended outcome is attained. I am astonished at the manner Nigerians persist […]

Kenya: Gunmen open fire at mosque near Somali border

Seven people have been shot dead in an attack on a mosque in a village in north-eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, officials have said. Villagers told the BBC that 10 gunmen opened fire as people were leaving the mosque after early morning prayers. Five men were killed and then two women who heard […]

Opinion: Sports minister’s earthquake Super Eagles’ magic

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 BY ’TUNJI AJIBADE(TUNJIOA@YAHOO.COM) There is a need for two standing ovations. One is for Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi. The other is for the Super Eagles. Mallam Abdullahi’s should precede that of the Eagles. It’s because earlier on the minister had championed something, before the Super Eagles championed something else, winning […]

Man accused of buying human hair escapes lynching

What exactly will make a man go from a salon to salon collecting people’s hair in exchange for money? This is a question that only a 60-year-old man, Adewale Okunade, a landlord of a house on Segun Olatunji Street, Ijoko, Ota, Ogun State, has its answer. Okunade, who hails from Oyo State, narrowly escaped being […]

Nigerians’ll soon enjoy regular electricity supply – Elumelu (Tell it to the birds)

The Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp/Woodrock, the consortium that won the bid for Ugheli Power Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, on Thursday said with the signing of transaction and industry agreements for the Power Holding Company of Nigeria’s successor companies, the stage was set for the citizens to enjoy uninterrupted power supply. Elumelu spoke with State House […]

UNILAG name change: Jonathan makes u-turn

Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has reversed the change of name of the University of Lagos which he renamed Moshood Abiola University in a broadcast to mark the 2012 Democracy Day. Chairman, Governing Council of University of Lagos, Professor Jerry Gana disclosed this yesterday in Abuja during his inauguration alongside three others by the Minister […]

Angry youth stone monarch, beat chiefs over death of young people

THE youths of Emure Ekiti Thursday protested what they called incessant deaths of young people in the community. The angry youths, who made several bonfires in community and disrupted the market, stoned the traditional ruler the Elemure of Emure, Oba Emmanuel Adebowale Adebayo, a retired Commissioner of Police while trying to pacify them. The youths […]

PDP women kick off campaign for Jonathan

• President’s wife tasks N’Assembly over N4b mansion • He can contest, says Fasehun DESPITE a claim by President Goodluck Jonathan that campaigning for the 2015 election is diversionary, what appears like a tacit endorsement of his candidature for the race came Thursday with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader, Ambassador Kema Chikwe, saying that […]

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