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A Strike Too Many – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | August 27, 2013 – The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, took the nation by storm recently when it declared an indefinite strike action to press home the implementation of an agreement it reached with the federal government in 2009 and a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, it […]

Okonjo-Iweala: Vilified at Home, Celebrated Abroad – By Omolara Williams

By Omolara Williams | NNP | August 27, 2013 – In the dark old days when the military dominated Nigeria’s political scene, the phenomenon of brain drain became crystallised in our national consciousness, as our best brains in all walks of life embarked on an exodus to nations in different parts of the world, in […]

Understanding Fani-Kayode’s Igbo Problem – By Dr. Chika Ezeanya

By Chika Ezeanya | NNP | August 27, 2013 – One of the first indicators of a sufficiently educated mind is the unwillingness to resort to stereotypes in the understanding and analysis of contending issues of the day. True learning entails the intentional broadening of one’s mental horizon to eschew lumping human beings – with […]

Mr. Kidnapper(s), Ozekhome is the last Person you want to Abduct, here is why

As you may know our brother, Mike Ozekhome, in the last two decades, at least by international standards is one of the most prominent and loudest human rights voice in West Africa, Nigeria in particular. The reason for this is clear. With his legal voice he has engaged in targeted attacks against poverty, inequality, joblessness […]

Ex Kaduna Gov., Makarfi, tells old politicians to quit

  Senator Ahmed Makarfi A former Governor of Kaduna State and Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Ahmed  Makarfi, has urged  old politicians to quit  the political stage for the younger generation. Makarfi  said  a situation whereby  the older generation clung  on  to power stifled the country’s growth. The former governor spoke at a dinner […]

Opinion: Don’t blame ASUU, urge the Federal Government

The negative reaction of the General Olusegun Obasanjo administration to the university students’ nationwide protests in April 1978 against the sudden hike in tuition by his administration marked a turning point in the decline in university education in Nigeria. University campuses were quickly occupied by the riot police as students kept chanting Alli Must Go, […]

Anambra poll: PDP rejects Uba, picks Nwoye

  ANDY UBA The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has accepted the verdict of the party’s Gubernatorial Congress Committee which returned Chief Tony Nwoye as the elected candidate for the Anambra State governorship poll. National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, said that Nwoye was the party’s candidate as he emerged in […]

Rivers PDP expels SSG, 14 commissioners, others

BARELY six days to its national convention, the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State has expelled 18 members loyal to the state Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi. The state PDP announced the expulsion of the members shortly after receiving the report of the Performance Evaluation Committee on Monday at the party secretariat in Port Harcourt on […]

Boko Haram kills 14, injures nine in Borno

Boko Haram members | credits: File copy Nigerian Islamists on Monday attacked Bama, a town in Borno State killing 14 pro-government youth vigilantes and injuring nine others, a local official who attended a mass funeral for the victims has said. Reuters reported that Sunday’s attack was one of the spates of deadly assaults by the […]

FG to complete 11 power plants by 2014

  Labaran Maku The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, has said all the 11 power plants being constructed by the Federal Government will be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2014. Maku stated this on Monday while fielding questions from journalists after the Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders’ meeting in Lafia, Nasarawa […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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