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Abuja technology village: Barren six years after conception

Check this triangle: Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood. The oldest of the triumvirate, Hollywood, is in the United States of America and from it India and Nigeria adapted the Bollywood and Nollywood respectively. The three are doing well and well known all over the world, especially in movie circles and are making money for different stakeholders. […]

Column: Let’s leave Patience Jonathan alone

The pull-my-lips-I-spit tussle between the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, and Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, took a somewhat amusing turn when some Nigerians called for a debate between both parties. The call is a far-fetched joke, most likely intended to ridicule “the Dame”. However, before we turn the whole affair to an Awada Kerikeri performance, […]

Opinion: How to be a ‘successful’ Senate president

The position of the President of the Nigerian Senate is a minefield of banana peels and intrigues that even the most scheming of politicians would fear to tread. A look at the history of the Fourth Republic would reveal how the number three position has thrown up more casualties than survivors. Perhaps, one reason that […]

Keshi recalls Nsofor, Ameobi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has recalled Emmanuel Emenike, Obinna Nsofor and Shola Ameobi to the team. The attackers were part of a 20-man team list released on Wednesday ahead of an international friendly match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Durban on August 14. The game which is based on the annual […]

PDP crisis: Jonathan overrules Tukur on convention

President Goodluck Jonathan has overruled the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, on the suspension of the mini convention of the party. Tukur and other members of the National Working Committee of the PDP had on Monday asked the members of the Convention Committee, headed by Prof. Jerry Gana, to suspend […]

Opposition parties, Presidency trade words on govs stoning

Opposition political parties and the Presidency on Wednesday engaged in a fresh war of words over the political crisis in Rivers State. The latest twist to the tale was the stoning of the convoy of four northern state governors, who paid a visit to their Rivers State counterpart, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday. The Action […]

Patience Jonathan opens up on rift with Amaechi

Contrary to her earlier denials of involvement in the political crisis rocking Rivers State, wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Wednesday opened up on the matter. She told 16 bishops from the South-South, who visited her at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, that her misunderstanding with Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, started about four years […]

Ghana official calls for higher marriage age

The legal age for marriage in Ghana should be raised from 18 to 23, chief government statistician Philomena Nyarko has said. This would make women better prepared, physically and mentally to have children, she said. It could also slow population growth in Ghana by 15% to 20%, Ms Nyarko added. Her proposal comes as MPs […]

Nelson Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour. South Africans are being urged to mark the former president and anti-apartheid leader’s 67 years of public service with 67 minutes of charitable acts. Mr Mandela, who is in critical […]

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