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Atiku: Dilemma of a political strategist in 2015

  Atiku | credits: File copy The invitation extended to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, by the All Progressives  Congress and the appointment of Adamu Mu’azu as national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, appears to have put the famed political strategist in a fix,  writes OLUSOLA FABIYI. A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, is not […]

Northern elders’ misguided salvo

IN a country where the level of insecurity and political tension continue to reach unprecedented heights, the stated resolve of the Northern Elders Forum to press criminal charges against the former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, for alleged acts of extrajudicial killings committed by his men, can only drive the country further down the […]

17 PDP senators’ll defect to APC this week –Saraki

  Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki No fewer than 17 senators of the Peoples Democratic Party will this week defect to the All Progressives Congress,  Chairman, Senate Committee on Ecology and Environment, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said. In an interview with journalists in Ilorin on Sunday, Saraki said the concerned […]

Rivers police claim arrest of 320 B’Haram suspects

THE police command in Rivers State on Sunday said its men had arrested 320 persons suspected to be members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The suspects were said to have been in a convoy of 17 buses when they were nabbed at about 5am on Sunday between the border of Imo and Rivers […]

Governors treat Jonathan like their houseboy — Jeremiah Useni

  Jeremiah Useni The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Arewa Consultative Forum, and former FCT Minister, Lt.Gen Jeremiah Useni (retd.) tells ADELANI ADEPEGBA that the proposed national conference is a waste of time and that northern agitators should allow President Goodluck Jonathan contest in 2015 It’s been some time since we heard your voice in the […]

APC Slams Critics, insists on Directive to Lawmakers to Block Executive Bills

By Ayo Balogun, Lagos The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described critics of its directive to its National Assembly members to block all legislative proposals as those who are either ignorant of the workings of democracy or those who have chosen to play to the gallery for pecuniary gains. APC Interim Spokesperson, Lai Mohammed ”Ether […]

Fani-Kayode & Ijaw Dominance of Yorubas – Another View – By Dr. Gigi Don-Pedro

By Dr. Gigi Don-Pedro | New York, USA | Jan. 26, 2014 – Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, the one-time minister of Aviation and the poster boy for ethnic jingoism is at it again. After making a name as the ultimate anti-Igbo crusader of all times with his inflammatory, ignorant and unsubstantiated claims about his Yoruba ethnic […]

Opinion: Anti-gay law: A common sense issue

Anti- Homosexuality Law- A common sense Issue   In the past couple of days the Nigerian media, to some extent the international media and online media, have been awash with discussions, opinions and video clips on the issue of the recently passed anti- homosexuality law in Nigeria. I have listened to the news media and […]

Spike in executions around the world worries capital punishment opponents

  EDGAR Arias Tamayo took 17 minutes to die. The 46-year-old Mexican national was taken into the Texas execution chamber, strapped down and given a lethal injection which would eventually kill him. He didn’t have any final words to say, instead choosing to remain silent. Tamayo, who was convicted of the 1994 shooting and killing […]

Jealous lover hurls grenade at wedding party

Nine people were killed and 30 others injured in a grenade attack on a wedding party. The bride suffered a broken thigh after she was hit by shrapnel while the groom was injured in his hand. Source: Supplied.   A GRENADE was lobbed at a wedding party in Cambodia, killing nine people and wounding 30 […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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