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Fuel Subsidy Savings: Let’s Give Honour to Whom It’s Due – By Abdullahi M. Seidu

By Abdullahi M. Seidu | NNP | Nov. 18, 2013 – In Nigeria, it is customary for us to throw stones at government officials when they stray off course; and even when they get it right, we still find stones to throw, while we turn blind eyes to their good deeds. Perhaps this is due […]

ASUU Strike: Negotiating Through the Barrel of the Gun – By Isaachar Odion

By Isaachar Odion | NNP | Nov. 18, 2013 – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has overstepped the bounds of reason. To say that most discerning Nigerians are angry with the union is an understatement. Whoever anticipated that ASUU’s show of shame would last this long? At first, we all sympathised with the […]

Andrew Azazi, Yushau Shuaib, Festus Odimegwu and the Rest of Us – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | Nov. 18, 2013 – The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature. –- Francis Bacon When […]

U-17 World Cup: If Boys Aren’t Men, Nigeria Shall Rule the World – By Hakeem Babalola

By Hakeem Babalola | Budapest, Hungary | Nov. 18, 2013 – I have followed the FIFA U-17 World Cup United Arab Emirates with much enthusiasm and calmness of the mind. As African, I always want African teams to excel; and as Nigerian, I definitely love Nigeria to “super-excel”. I like good football but whenever my […]

Opinion: A nation and its convoys of death

  Prof. Festus Iyayi It is pitiable how our dear nation has been turned into a theatre of tragedies. It is more worrisome that the people whose statutory duties include the aversion of tragedies have become the harbingers of calamities and death. The rate at which the convoys of  public office holders and other such […]

(Picture) Hajja, 19, escapes from Boko Haram den, narrates ordeal

    In the gloom of a hilltop cave in Nigeria where she was held captive, Hajja had a knife pressed to her throat by a man who gave her a choice – convert to Islam or die. Reuters reports that two gunmen from Boko Haram had seized the Christian teenager in July in the […]

Eagles can win World Cup – Enyeama (Win group matches first, then 1st round, QF, Semis b/4 talking about Cup)

      Vincent Enyeama Nigeria stand-in captain  Vincent Enyeama believes the African champions can win next year’s World Cup in Brazil. The Super Eagles became the first African side to qualify for the 2014 World Cup after beating Ethiopia 2-0 on Saturday for a 4-1 aggregate victory. Enyeama believes Nigeria can become the first […]

APC seeks cancellation of Anambra election result

      Mr. Maurice Iwu, Ex INEC Chairman| credits: File copy The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have expressed different opinion on  Saturday  governorship election  in Anambra State. While the APC demanded a total cancellation of the entire election based on alleged massive disenfranchisement of  voters, the PDP  said  the APC […]

INEC official arrested, 20 others escape robbery attack

      INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega | credits: File copy The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, Mr Bala Nasarawa, on Sunday confirmed the arrest of an electoral official involved in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.  Nasarawa told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka that the  command was interrogating the official  […]

Anambra gov election inconclusive – INEC

The chief returning officer of the Anambra State Governorship election, Prof. James Epoke, on Monday morning declared that the governorship election was inconclusive. Willie Obiano is leading comfortably but the outcome of some areas have been nullified while a rerun will be held in those areas. -Punch

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