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Confusion in A’ Ibom as Akpabio visits Umana

From JOE EFFIONG, Uyo Uncertainty reigned yesterday in Akwa Ibom State as Governor Godswill Akpabio visited the home of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Umana Okon Umana’s office. As at the time of filing this report, Akpabio was in Umana’s private residence in Ewet Housing Estate, thus heightening the speculation that Umana […]

Opinion: Lessons from the underage marriage law controversy

This is one controversy, which nearly every actor, reporter, commentator, and protester at least partially got wrong one way or the other. The basis of the controversy is provision (4)(b) in Section 29 of the 1999 Constitution, which deals with the qualification and procedure for the renunciation of citizenship. It is a carryover from the […]

Towards Nigerian Ex-Governors Forum – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | July 30, 2013 – The ambition of some state governors to retire to the senate at the expiration of their tenures in 2015 is causing political tension in the affected states. At the last count, over 10 of such governors are currently scheming to pick their parties’ senatorial […]

Opinion: What’s next for Hamza al-Mustapha?

By Sabella Abidde (sabidde@yahoo.com) Now that Major Hamza al-Mustapha is free, Nigerians will like to know who killed Alhaja Kudirat Abiola on Tuesday, June 4, 1996. Who ordered her killing, and who pulled the trigger? The living and the dead deserve justice. But first, an abridged version of history. From August 5, 1967 until his […]

YeriMalady: Questions Arising – By Dr. Kunle Ojeleye

By Dr. Kunle Ojeleye | Calgary, AB | July 30, 2013 – Against the background of the recent furore on alleged legalisation of child marriages by the upper chamber of the Nigerian legislature, this piece, as the title indicate, is written to seek answers to questions which in my private rumination I have not been […]

Soldiers invade FCT community, demolish classrooms, houses

A detachment of soldiers have invaded Galadimawa, a Gbagyi community in the Federal Capital Territory, demolishing classrooms and over 50 houses. The soldiers, who arrived at the village around 11am on Monday with three bulldozers, started the demolition in the community primary school, where they pulled down an uncompleted block of classrooms before moving to […]

Visa bond: We will retaliate, FG insists

THE Federal Government on Tuesday insisted on retaliatory action against British citizens if their government went ahead with its plan to impose a £3, 000 visa bond on visitors from Nigeria and five other Commonwealth countries. It expressed displeasure that Downing Street, which had already set November as the discriminatory policy’s commencement time, had not […]

2015: Four northern governors meet Shagari

Four northern governors met with Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, in Sokoto on Tuesday. It was gathered that Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and host, Aliyu Wamakko, met the former President to brain- storm on the way out of the nation’s problems. The governors, along with their Niger State […]

Mikel, Moses off to US

Mikel Obi has returned to Chelsea as part of the squad for the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup in Miami. The Nigeria international, who has been subject of transfer away from Chelsea this summer, returned to the Stamford Bridge team after he was given an extended holiday following his participation at the FIFA Confederations Cup […]

Don’t celebrate Nigeria’s amalgamation, Braithwaite tells Jonathan (Nothing to celebrate)

Human rights activist and lawyer, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, on Tuesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, warned President Goodluck Jonathan against going ahead with the plans to celebrate a century of Nigeria’s amalgamation. Specifically, he urged Jonathan to jettison the planned ceremony scheduled for next year. Braithwaite, who spoke as the guest lecturer at a lecture […]

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