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Akpabio denies presidential, vice-presidential ambition

Contrary to allegations in some quarters that the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio, is nursing an ambition to become president or vice-president of the country in 2015, the state government has stated that there was no iota of truth in the allegations, describing them as an “invidious campaign of calumny and blackmail.” […]

Govs shun Lagos airport presidential wing

Murtala Muhammed International Airport State governors and other Very Important Personalities who are by law allowed to pass through the Presidential Wing of the nation’s flagship airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, have abandoned the facility, investigation has shown. Sources at the Presidential Wing told SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday that majority of the VIPs, […]

Canadian firm to combat mental disorder in children (Using Nigerian kids as guinea pigs?)

A Canada-based organisation, Grand Challenges, is set to provide free diagnosis and treatment of neuro-developmental disorders for Nigerian children under the age of three years. Dr. Muideen Owolabi Bakare of Child and Adolescent Unit, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu is leading the project. Speaking with journalists in Enugu, on Sunday, Bakare said the project, which will […]

French First Lady in hospital after alleged Hollande affair

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler has been admitted to hospital after media reports of an alleged affair involving President Francois Hollande. Her office said she had been admitted on Friday “for rest and some tests”. Mr Hollande’s unmarried partner was admitted after Closer magazine published images of the alleged affair. The French leader has not […]

Okorocha and the Unusable Independent Publishers – By Ugochukwu Favour-Mayor

By Ugochukwu Favour-Mayor | Owerri, Nigeria | Jan. 12, 2014 – The gathering was actually for the Independent Newspaper Publishers Association (INPA) in Imo state, because the year came to an end and it was time for celebration, but it turned out to be a meeting for the association’s reassessment. Yes, all the pen pushers and news-makers […]

The Quality of a Good Politician in a Democratic Society – By Adewale T. Akande

By Adewale T Akande | Barcelona, Spain | Jan. 12, 2014 – My little Oxford dictionary defines politician as “person engaged or interested in politics” and politics as “science and art of government; political affairs or life or principles etc.” Politics consists of “social relations involving authority and power”. A politician is defined as one […]

Like Mandela, Like Saro-Wiwa – By Laburah Ganago

By Laburah Ganago | Atlanta, USA | Jan. 12, 2014 – One, a lawyer, the other a writer; both had a common thread running through their veins. They saw themselves as having been called to a higher duty- to deliver their oppressed peoples from the shackles of internal colonization. And they had an utmost conviction […]

5 reported dead at Rivers rally – APC lawmaker held; party kicks

Five children of Rivers State extraction died when the police forcibly stopped a rally of the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party has said. In a second statement on the incident, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, Senior Special Aide on Media and Publicity to Interim State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, alleged […]

Picture: Man claiming to be Jesus banned from Britain, U.S.

A man who claims to be Jesus Christ and has been dressing up as such since 1979 has been banned from Britain in addition to being expelled from the United States and Venezuela. “This man believes he is Jesus Christ reincarnated despite being arrested more than 40 times,” says a report in Britain’s Daily Mirror. […]

Update: Shot Rivers Senator in critical condition, may be flown abroad for treatment

  The condition of Senator Magnus Abe, who was shot this morning during an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally organised by the Save Rivers Movement at the College of Arts and Science, Rumuola, Port Harcourt, the state capital, is critical, according to state chapter of APC. According to a senior state APC official who spoke […]

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

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