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No contact from Nigeria, says Anichebe

  Victor Anichebe | credits: File copy Nigeria striker Victor Anichebe insists he has not been asked to return to the national side for the World Cup. The 25-year-old recently put his international career on hold to “manage his body” and to focus on his club. Super Eagles media officer Ben Alaiya once said coach […]

We’ll recover all stolen mandates in Kwara – Jonathan

  President Goodluck Jonathan | credits: nigerianbulletin.com President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said all the mandates of the Peoples Democratic Party allegedly stolen in Kwara State by virtue of recent defection by the state governor and others would be returned to the party. Jonathan spoke while granting audience to a delegation of the state chapter […]

Column: Nigeria’s current image is well deserved

  In early March 2014, domestic media houses reported that the Jonathan administration had earmarked N300 million to combat damaging publicity by foreign news outlets.  The PREMIUM TIMES, quoting directly from the current national budget, reported that the amount would be spent on “external publicity/media insertions in foreign media: print media, electronic media, media forum […]

Opinion: Restoring Nigeria’s values system

  Flag of Nigeria | credits: nigeriaintel.com According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, values refer to the beliefs people have about what is right and wrong and what is most important in life, which control their behaviour. Some universally accepted values include integrity, truth, love, trust and patience. Unfortunately, these are lacking in the […]

Disturbing Picture: Security guard tortures 10-year-old cousin for bedwetting

  Joy Amodu Inset Danjuma The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old security guard, Joy Amodu, for allegedly torturing her 10-year-old cousin, Foziya Danjuma. PUNCH Metro learnt that Amodu, allegedly beat up her niece for bedwetting on February 29, 2014. Our correspondent learnt that the victim was tortured for several hours before she […]

Opinion: Immigration Service recruitment tragedy and corruption

  Uche Igwe | credits: File copy I am outraged, as many citizens of Nigeria, at the avoidable deaths of young people as a result of the stampede during the immigration recruitment last Saturday. I join many patriots to call for the sack and possible prosecution of the Comptroller General of Immigration, the Minister of […]

Immigration tragedy: FG offers victims’ families automatic employment (They have to die to get employment)

  | credits: File copy President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that three employment slots be reserved for the families of those who died during the stampede that occurred during the recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigerian Immigration Service on Saturday nationwide. Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday […]

FG invests N522bn in tertiary institutions’ projects

  Coordinating Minister for Education, Nyesom Wike | credits: File copy The Federal Government said it had spent N522.2bn in the last four years on project development, academic staff training and development, library development and other high impact projects in tertiary educational institutions. The Supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, stated this on Tuesday […]

Opinion: Avoidable tragedy at NIS recruitment

  Jide Ojo | credits: File copy “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King It is the season of anomie in Nigeria. The country is now in the Hobbesian State of Nature where life is short, brutish and nasty. In the last one week, […]

Picture: NYSC offers ex-member N100,000 for loss of limb

  Emmanuel Unogu A former corps member, Emmanuel Unogu, has been offered  N100,000 by the National Youth Service Corps for the loss of his right leg during the service year. Unogu, who served with the Urueffong/Oruka Local Government, Akwa Ibom State in 2008, was involved in an auto accident, which later led to the loss […]

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