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Ike Ibeabuchi: The Greatest Who Never Was – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | london, UK | August 19, 2013 – He was billed to be one of the greatest heavy weight boxers of his generation. He said he took to boxing after watching journeyman James Douglas knock out the then invincible Mike Tyson in Tokyo in 1990. Before leaving Nigeria for the United […]

Obasanjo and the Quest for Statesmanship – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | August 19, 2013 – It was sometime in May 1999 that I dared venture to visit my country, Nigeria, after over nine years in the UK. Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-military Head of State, retired Army general and Civil War hero, convicted of treason and incarcerated, nearly executed by […]

Victims of Too Much Religion – By Abiodun Ladepo

By Abiodun Ladepo | Los Angeles, USA | August 19, 2013 – Just two houses away from ours in Ibadan, a new church sprang up last year.  The arrival of the church signaled the end of the little tranquility we enjoyed in the Apata/Oluyole axis of the city.  Before the church, we had had to […]

Update on sex tales: Femi Fani-Kayode apologises to Bianca . . . also to Chioma and Adaobi

By News Express, www.newsexpressngr.com, on 15/08/2013   Controversial playboy ex-minister Femi Fani Kayode appears to regret his well-publicised claims of amorous relationships with three Igbo big girls and has reportedly apologised. A statement attributed to Mr. Bisi Lawal, who introduced himself as Press Secretary to Chief Fani-Kayode, said:   “Chief Femi Fani-Kayode hereby expresses his […]

Obama, Jonathan meet soon

By News Express, www.newsexpressngr.com, on 15/08/2013   United States President, Barack Obama, and his Nigerian counterpart, Goodluck Jonathan, are expected to meet soon to discuss matters of mutual interest to both countries. US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, who met with Jonathan at the State House yesterday, disclosed the likelihood of […]

Redeemed Church loses big as Cameroonian President shuts branches

By News Express, www.newsexpressngr.com, on 16/08/2013   The Redeemed Church of God (RCCG) is one of the biggest losers as Cameroon continues its crackdown on Pentecostal churches, News Express can reveal this morning. Investigations showed that the lightning speed at which the church and some other Nigerian-owned Pentecostal churches have been spreading in Cameroon is […]

INEC keeps mum on Abuja women rally

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it will not comment on the controversy between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party over the women rally organised by the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, in Abuja last Thursday.  The APC had referred to the event as a political rally and accused the Presidency of […]

N1tn spent on N’Assembly members in eight years – Ezekwesili

    Dr. Oby Ezekwesili | credits: File copy A former Minister of Education, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili,  on Monday said Nigeria had spent over  N1tn on  the National Assembly members   in the last eight years. Ezekwesili, in a keynote address she delivered during one-day dialogue session on the ‘Cost of governance in Nigeria, “ added […]

Boko Haram leader Shekau may have died –JTF

  There is  confusion in high security circles over the reported killing of the  leader of the Boko Haram Islamic sect,  Abubakar Shekau, by operatives of the Joint Task Force in Borno State. The spokesman of the JTF, Col. Sagir Musa, said in a statement on Monday that the Boko Haram leader died of gunshot […]

Family alleges neglect of National Anthem composer’s burial

The family of the late composer of the National Anthem – ‘Arise O’ Compatriots’ –  Benedict Odiase, has accused the Federal Government of not showing “enough interest” in the planned burial of the deceased. In a statement on Sunday, the family noted that with only a few days to the burial, there was no serious […]

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