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50 Reasons Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Not an Agent of the West – By Omoade Adelani

By Omoade Adelani | NNP | Feb. 25, 2013 – For too long, we have been fed with lies, innuendos and sarcasm garnished with semblance of truth by desperate hustlers at the Nigerian political scene. We have been made to believe that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the chief driver of the Nigerian economy, gets her orders […]

Enugu State: Collective Amnesia or Gross Myopia? – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | Feb. 25, 2013 – It is not uncommon to hear that the Nigerian race is quite different, unique and specially moulded to fit into any situation and circumstances. We are a people who, if properly put, belong to a somewhat genetically re-engineered race, openly defying even the Aryan […]

Photocracy–Governance By Photographs in Nigeria – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson | Jos, Nigeria | Feb. 25, 2013 – Ronald Reagan once said “Government is like a baby, an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other end”. And I add a big head that thinks it knows it all and then treat […]

PDP sets up Govs Forum, Akpabio emerges chairman

Attempts to polarise the Nigerian Governors’ Forum took a fresh dimension on Sunday evening with the emergence of Governor Godswill Akpabio as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Governors’ Forum, a new forum. The forum is expected to be at par with the already divided NGF led by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State. […]

Jonathan dissolves pension reform task force

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the dissolution of the Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina-led Pension Reforms Task Team with immediate effect. Although the details of the dissolution were sketchy, The PUNCH learnt on Sunday that letters to that effect were dispatched to all members of the PRTT last week. An authoritative source confirmed to our correspondent that […]

2015: Jonathan to empower ministers against govs

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan appears to have devised a strategy for freeing himself from the clutches of governors hostile to his 2015 ambition, especially those from the states ruled by the Peoples Democratic Party. At the centre of this strategy, The PUNCH learnt, was a plan to empower ministers against the chief executives of their home […]

Okocha, Kanu made me choose Nigeria –Moses

Chelsea forward Victor Moses has revealed how former internationals Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu talked him into choosing Nigeria over England, especially after he was overlooked by England coaches. The former Crystal Palace sensation was named the Player of the Tournament at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa following his […]

Hurricane Mukthar: 3 judges to go

ABUJA—There were indications, yesterday, that the National Judicial Council, NJC, was not yet done with the cleansing of the judiciary of bad eggs that have significantly tarnished the image of that tier of government. In what has now been termed “Hurricane Mukthar,” three more judges, alleged to have been implicated in corruption-tainted matters are said […]

Amaechi: Jonathan in peace move, meets govs

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor LAGOS — The Presidency was, last night, jittery, following the collapse of plans to remove Governor Chibuike Amaechi as chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF. The failure of the plans which got to fever pitch, yesterday, forced presidency officials into a change of plans ahead of today’s scheduled election […]

CAUTION: Very Disturbing Picture: Tears as Goldie is buried

By BENJAMIN NJOKU, FLORENCE AMAGIYA, ANOZIE EGOLE & IYABO AINO LAGOS—Emotion ran high as friends, colleagues and family members paid their last respect to the late pop singer and former Big Brother Africa star, Goldie Harvey, when she was buried yesterday. Goldie died penultimate Thursday night after a brief illness at Reddington Hospital, Victoria Island, […]

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