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Presidency, APC in war of words

The Presidency on Sunday blasted APC leaders saying that they were not only unprogressive but also describing them as “politically expired” politicians. However, the APC reacted swiftly, saying Nigerians knew very well that most of the PDP leaders were septuagenarians and octogenarians. APC national leaders – Chief Bisi Akande is 74 years, Maj.-Gen. Muhamadu Buhari,70; […]

Opinion: The difference al-Mustapha should make

Nigeria’s democracy is growing; but painfully and slowly. Since 1999, we have organised three national elections; no matter how flawed those elections were, we did not take up arms against ourselves; at least on a national scale. We stopped the bid for life presidency by Olusegun Obasanjo and, by so doing, gave notice to would-be […]

Policemen implicated in varsity student’s killing arrested (Idiots in uniform)

The policemen accused of collaborating with hoodlums to kill two youths in Badagry, Lagos State, have been arrested. They were arrested on Friday, according to the police authorities. However, a new video made available to our correspondent identified two of the policemen as Inspector Adefemi Ashogbon, who is the station officer of the Badagry Police […]

Supporters of Zimbabwe opposition MDC allege attacks

Members of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC party say they have been attacked by followers of President Robert Mugabe. The allegations come a day after official results from Wednesday’s poll gave Mr Mugabe a seventh term in office and his Zanu-PF party three-quarters of the seats in parliament. Eleven people in Harare and around 20 from Mashonaland […]

A Case for Strong Institutions – By Hon. Dakuku Peterside (House of Rep)

By Dakuku Peterside | Abuja, Nigeria | August 5, 2013 – All men of goodwill who look forward to a more progressive and equitable world appreciate the tremendous good Transparency International, TI does with its periodic verdict on nations and institutions across the globe. Sometimes I just wonder what our world would look like without […]

Imo Chief Judge and the Press – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo, Nigeria | August 5, 2013 – I read with dismay the letter written by the Chief Judge of Imo State Honourable Justice Benjamin Ahanonu Njemanze via his solicitor Prof F.C Dike( SAN) of Nnaji Dike Chambers threatening libel suit against Emperor Iwuala and two media houses based in Owerri (Trumpeta […]

How Governor Akpabio’s Brothers Are Cleaning the Local Government Treasury in Akwa Ibom – By David Emma

By David Emma | Uyo, Nigeria | August 5, 2013 – In what appears to be their personal estates, the brothers of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio have remained unruffled in their continued milking of the treasury of the 31 local government in the state. A source close to the Local Government […]

Moses, Nsofor desperate for Bafana Bafana

The build up to the August 14 Mandela Challenge prestige clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana has started to reach the real actors of the game, with Chelsea of England’s Victor Moses, declaring that he has missed his colleagues in the national team and cannot wait for the Mandale […]

Kano bombings: Nigeria belongs to all – Makinde

By Sam Eyoboka PRELATE, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Sunday Ola Makinde, yesterday, joined the league of eminent Nigerians who are displeased by the recent multiple bomb blasts in Kano, which killed 15 innocent civilians. Makinde, in a statement by the church’s Media and Public Relations Officer, Rev. Oladapo Daramola, said the sustained acts of […]

Ogonis to drag Shell to court over sale of assets

By EGFUE YAFUGBORHI PORT HARCOURT — SELF determination seeking Ogoni ethnic nationality in Rivers State has said it would drag Shell Petroleum Development Company, to court to stop the oil multinational from selling its assets in the area. Shell, whose vast oil exploration operations in Ogoniland had been shut since the 90s following Ogoni struggle […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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