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Opinion: Patience Jonathan’s excesses must be curbed

EACH time the wife of the President, Patience Jonathan, hits the road with her long motorcade, including bulletproof and bombproof limousines, or is having a whale of a time at an event, drivers and commuters who find themselves on her routes always have to live with the bitter experience of the encounter. As police empty […]

Nigeria’s ‘finest athlete’ in Canada Honored

Three Nigerian students have been honoured at Albert College, Canada’s oldest co-educational boarding and day school for their outstanding performance. Lotanna Raphael Eze, Anuoluwapo Adetokunbo Adewole and Atinuke Damilola Akinyanbola were among 42 graduates from 14 countries at the 156th convocation of institution held on Saturday June 15. According to a statement by Kelly Bacon, […]

Rejoinder: Okonjo-Iweala is economical with the truth about the state of the economy – Saharareporters

SaharaReporters received a statement signed by Paul C. Nwabuikwu, a senior aide to Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to our recent report on the dire financial crisis in Nigeria.

 Instead of addressing our factual reporting of the declining fortune of the Nigerian economy, the minister resorted to her accustomed pettiness and name-calling. She […]

Economy: Okonjo-Iweala replies Saharareporters

ECONOMY: THE LIES OF SAHARAREPORTERS We have received several enquiries about a story titled “Nigerian Government broke; targets pension savings” posted on the website of Saharareporters. The story, like many other recent articles by Saharareporters purporting to be exclusive stories on various aspects of the Nigerian economy, is a complete fabrication. As Nigerians know, the […]

Ekiti opens sexual offenders’ register

BY GBENGA ARIYIBI ADO EKITI — In a bid to discourage cases of rape and sexual harassment, Ekiti State government has opened a black book, called the Sexual Offender Register, where a list of convicted sexual offenders would be compiled and registered in the government gazette. The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda, […]

Wike, too insignificant to discuss – Amaechi

By JIMITOTA ONOYUME PORTHARCOURT— Rivers State governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday, said that Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, who now leads a faction of the state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was too small for him (Amaechi) to discuss. Speaking at the 60th birthday celebration of […]

I wonder why one person should own houses in Ikoyi, Asokoro, Dubai – Gov Peter Obi

By Tony Edike ENUGU – Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum and Anambra State Governor, Mr. , said Sunday that he would retire from active politics at the expiration of his second term in February next year. The governor spoke in Enugu during the thanksgiving service and award ceremony to mark the end of the 2nd […]

FG denies $27 million missing from Nigerian Embassy account (Cover up?)

Written by Christian Okeke – Abuja Monday, July 1, 2013 advertisement THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied the report that $27 million was missing from the account of the Nigerian Embassy in the United States of America. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations had conducted a hearing to investigate allegations of the embezzlement of $27 […]

Obama and the Politics of Boycott – By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo

By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo | NNP | July 1, 2013 – As the President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama, tours three African countries, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, the media has been gleefully awash by the exclusion of Nigeria from this latest African tour. It will be recalled that Obama’s first […]

Fleeing robbers kill 10 travellers

After storming prison, freeing 179 criminals From TUNDE RAHEEM Akure Hell was let loose in the early hours of yesterday in Akure as some armed robbers invaded Olokuta Medium Prison on Ondo Road Akure in the state capital, freeing about 179 inmates and killing 10 travellers. Eyewitnesses disclosed that the robbers, about 30, and fully […]

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