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Between Governor Peter Obi and His Critics – By Chukwudi Nwokoye

‘He made friends and dined with tax collectors, harlots and sinners. John The Baptist’s disciples fasted but His disciples did not observe the sabbath day and did not fast. He said that he would destroy the temple and rebuild it in 3 days…. He blasphemed God by saying that he was the son of God. […]

Can We Revive Our Local Languages? – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | March 15, 2014 – If the number of countries in the world is tripled, it will be impossible to arrive at an estimate of the number of languages and dialects spoken by human beings on earth. Considering that each language belongs to a specific culture, no one can […]

Fuel scarcity lingers nationwide

Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke | credits: File copy Two weeks after the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit started, it has continued to bite hard in some parts of the country. PMS is popularly referred to as petrol. In spite of the promises by the Nigerian […]

Scores feared dead in pipeline explosion

A peninsula in the Ijegun area of Lagos State was gutted by fire after a pipeline conveying petroleum product was vandalised on Saturday. Though details of the incident remained sketchy as of press time, emergency management agencies said the casualty figure could be high because the peninsula was still inaccessible to them as of Saturday […]

APC boycott of national confab childish —Sagay

An expert in constitutional law, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has described the decision of the All Progressives Congress to boycott the national conference, billed to start on Monday, as unreasonable and childish. Sagay, who said this during an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, added that he was disappointed by the position of the APC on the […]

NCAA grounds NNPC’s N4bn jet

Aviation authorities have grounded a N4bn private jet belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, which overshot the Osubi Airport runway in Warri, Delta State, about a year ago. There are also indications that the aircraft with registration number 5N-NOC may not be allowed to fly again. The Beechcraft 4000 Series composite-bodied jet en route […]

‘N4m per month for delegates too much’

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has reacted to reports that the Federal Government had earmarked the sum of N4m monthly on each of the 492 delegates to the national conference. The Executive Director of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, said the amount was too much, adding that each group should sponsor its delegate to the conference. […]

Impatience led to applicants’ death — Minister

Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, has said 520,000 applicants participated in the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise across the country. The minister, however, said only 4,556 would be recruited at the end of the exercise, based on the available space. He said this in Jos, Plateau State capital on Saturday, while monitoring the exercise. […]

Heavy security in Abuja as national confab begins

At least 100 people were killed when some gunmen attacked three villages in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Saturday. Our correspondent gathered that the attackers invaded the three villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi on Friday night when the villagers were fast asleep. According to eye […]

Gunmen kill 100 in Kaduna massacre

Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State At least 100 people were killed when some gunmen attacked three villages in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Saturday. Our correspondent gathered that the attackers invaded the three villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi […]

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