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National Assembly Members & Their Syndrome of Endangered Species – By Hon. Bimbo Daramola

By Hon Bimbo Daramola | Abuja, Nigeria | Sept. 12, 2013 –  The penultimate week was not the week of federal lawmakers. The endangered species had to come into fresh national prominence to face the rage of the Nigerian people who largely elected them as their representatives from the length and breadth of this country. The umbrage […]

Sahara Reporters vs Okonjo-Iweala: What Do We Make of This? By Emmanuel Arinze

By Emmanuel Arinze | Abuja, Nigeria | Sept. 12, 2013 – I am not one to make much fuss about media reports beyond profiling and updates. By virtue of my profession, my involvement with virtual and terrestrial media – local and foreign – usually does not transcend the bounds of neutral analysis. But, I must […]

Sacked minister weeps (Didn’t get a chance to embezzle?)

By News Express on 12/09/2013   Nine were sacked but only one publicly wept. For Hajia Hadiza Mailafia, until yesterday morning Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, the sudden loss of her job in yesterday’s cabinet shake-up by President Goodluck Jonathan was too much blow to bear.   Though she tried to sound philosophical while speaking with […]

PDP warns Amaechi against opening secretariat

The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has declared that it would resist attempt by anyone to open up a parallel secretariat in the state in the name of the new PDP other than the existing legitimate ruling People’s Democratic Party. The party in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on […]

PDP crisis a blessing to APC – Amosun

BY DAUD OLATUNJI ABEOKUTA — GOVERNOR Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, has described the internal crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a blessing to the All Progressives Congress, APC. The governor spoke when he received scores of PDP chieftains across the 20 local government areas of the state that defected to APC. Amosun, […]

My US visa has just been renewed, Ex-VP tells ex-president

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar replied yesterday to his former boss Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s allegation of corruption. He said his United State visa had just been renewed, contrary to the insinuations by ex-President Obasanjo. He also said he had visited the United States since he left office in 2007, adding that he had been investigated by […]

Gunmen abduct Bini traditional ruler

The Iyase (Prime Minister) of Udo, near Benin, Mr. Patrick Igbinedu, was on Wednesday abducted by unknown gunmen. Sources at the Iyase’s Palace told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the monarch was abducted by some armed fierce looking young men. They said the Iyase was playing the game of draught in […]

FG deny placing order for golden iPhones

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja debunked media report alleging that it ordered 53 gold-plated iPhones to mark the country’s 53rd independence anniversary. A statement signed by Mr Joseph Mutah, the Press Secretary to the Minister of Information, said the reports were ‘mere’ fabrications. The statement said the story “is false in its entirety […]

Jonathan vows to secure Anglican Bishop’s release

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that he would do everything within his power to secure the release of the Dean of Niger Delta Diocese of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Revd. Ignatius Kattey, There have been growing concerns by the Anglican community and the public on the continued captivity of Kattey. Speaking at […]

FIFA ranking seeds Nigeria in World Cup playoffs

The 10 sides in Africa’s final play-off round for the 2014 World Cup have learned their seedings after Fifa released its world rankings for September. The top five ranked sides in Fifa’s list will be placed into pot one for the 16 September draw in Cairo, Egypt, with the remaining sides in pot two. Ivory […]

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