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EFCC to probe alleged missing $20bn oil revenue

From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, yesterday assured the Senate that criminal investigation of the alleged missing $20 billion oil money will commence as soon as forensic auditors conclude investigations. Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said two days ago that […]

Sanusi’s sack: Debating facts or sentiments?

By ONOFIOK LUKE The stormy ending of Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s tenure as Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor did not come as a surprise to many keen followers of recent events around the apex bank. The CBN has in the past few months become a theatre of melodramas, with the suspended governor’s histrionics, featuring […]

Boko Haram: Military adopts new tactics (Endless new tactics)

From MOLLY KILETE, Abuja  The Defence Head Quarters (DHQ), yesterday said it has fortified counter measures to contain activities of Boko haram group in the country. The announcement came following the brutal killing of some school children  at Federal Government College(FGC), Buni Yadi, in Yobe state. Similarly, the DHQ, said its troops killed six members […]

EU pledges 15m euros to boost Nigerian police (It will be embezzled)

From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE and AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, Abuja The European Union yesterday announced a programme of 15 million euro aimed at reinforcing the security capabilities of the Nigerian police forces. EU President, Jose Manuel Barroso, who met with President Goodluck Jonathan on the sideline of the one day summit on “Human Security, Peace and Development: Agenda […]

Negative profiling of Nigerians in Dallas

 I read with utter dismay a scathing story, “Dallas area home to huge health care frauds,” by Mr. Jim Landers in The Dallas Morning News on February 15, 2014, where he labeled Nigerians (by inference) criminals-an insidious generalization. The story, written in a pernicious spirit with veiled parallels to organized crime and other sinister characterizations […]

What I expect of my successor, by Fashola

BY OLASUNKANMI AKONI LAGOS—Governor Babatunde Fashola, has said he is interested in who succeeds him next year, towards advancing the cause of the state. *Fashola When asked on who he prefers to succeed him, Fashola said: “I prefer a successor that would surpass my achievements in office and advance the cause of Lagos State.” The […]

Wife Murder: Evidence that sent Arowolo to hangman’s noose

By  Abdulwahab  Abdulah Arowolo… the alleged killer EVERY June 24 will always ring a bell in the mind of  Akolade Arowolo, a 31 year old self acclaimed youth pastor, who was last Friday convicted for killing his banker wife, Titilayo Omozoje at their residence, 8, Akindeinde Street, Isolo, Lagos,. This is because the day marks […]

Patience Jonathan makes case for girl-child university education

BY DAYO ADESULU, AMAKA ABAYOMI & LAJU ARENYEKA First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan has said that Nigerians must ensure that a significant percentage of the country’s young people, especially girls, should acquire university education. “There is a popular saying that if you educate a man, you educate a person, but if you educate a woman, […]

Atiku, Amaechi, others reject Jonathan’s ultimatum to return to PDP

    -Tribune THE possibility of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and governors who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) returning to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as requested by President Goodluck Jonathan is zero, the spokesman of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has said. Addressing a PDP grand rally in Owerri, […]

Potentially offensive picture: Afrocandy hits back at Uche Ogbodo

  Written by  Tade Makinde Wednesday, February 26, 2014    advertisement     US-based actress, Judith Opara Mazagwu, popularly known as Afrocandy, has finally hit back at her colleague, Uche Ogbodo, who alleged that she was invited by Afrocandy to play a porn role in her latest movie, “Destructive Instinct,” just as she reinstated that […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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