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19-year old Miss Akwa Ibom, Iheoma Nnadi Friday emerged winner of the 2014 edi­tion of the Most Beau­tiful Girl in Nigeria, MBGN pageant

Bayelsa restates commitment to diversify economy 0 By Our Reporter on July 20, 2014 · National 19-year old Miss Akwa Ibom, Iheoma Nnadi Friday emerged winner of the 2014 edi­tion of the Most Beau­tiful Girl in Nigeria, MBGN pageant and carted away a cash prize of N3 million and a brand new car, among other […]

FG will crush terrorists –Obanikoro (We’ll believe it when we see it)

By EMMANUEL OGOIGBE Warri on July 20, 2014 · Politics Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has assured that the military would be adequately funded to crush the current security challenge in the country. Obanikoro, who gave the assurance when he spoke with newsmen yesterday in Warri, Delta state, also stressed that the […]

An Open Letter to the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Babatunde Fashola and Lagos State Legislators – By Dr. Philip A. Ikomi

By Dr. Philip A. Ikomi | NNP | July 19, 2014 – Your Excellency and Honorable Lawmakers: I salute your hard work and diligence in the art of your exemplary executive rule and legislation respectively, in Lagos State. I lived in Lagos beginning in1967 when I was an Upper Sixth student at King’s College, Lagos, […]

The Kidnap of Umaru Dikko – 1984 – By Max Siollun

By Max Siollun | NNP | July 19, 2014 – On 31 December, 1983, the elected government of Nigeria was overthrown in a military coup by the country’s army. The new military government jailed several government ministers for corruption and embezzlement while in office. However, the powerful former Transport Minister, Umaru Dikko, fled to London. […]

Primitive Accumulation and the Lessons of Philanthropy – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | July 19, 2014 – When the Federal Government recently announced it was dropping the N446.3bn corruption charge it instituted against Muhammad Abacha, son of former Head of State, the late Gen. Sanni Abacha, a lot of tongues began to wag. The fact that millions of Nigerians were not […]

Oyo PDP lawmakers in moves to unseat gov

[print] Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi. In Oyo State, the fear of the possible impeachment of Governor Abiola Ajimobi heightened last week with a series of secret political moves by members of the state House of Assembly. The development in Oyo is coming just as one of our correspondents gathered […]

Aregbesola may assault me during debate –Omisore

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has said engaging Governor Rauf Aregbesola in a public debate may be risky because the governor may attack him. Omisore said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo. Aregbesola had earlier challenged Omisore to a public debate to tell […]

Niger Delta deserves 100% oil revenue —Falae

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and delegate to the National Conference, Chief Oluyemisi Falae, has thrown his weight behind the Niger Delta region, saying it deserves 100 per cent control of its resources. Speaking to SUNDAY PUNCH, Falae urged other states of the Federation to approach the issue of resource control […]

Nigeria, 5 other countries’ road to monetary union

BY UDEME CLEMENT With less than six months to the deadline set aside by the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) to adopt a single currency for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), experts have disagreed on the ability of WAMZ to achieve a unified payment system for the countries within the sub-region, namely Nigeria, […]

Tinubu, others have lost focus — Presidency (Did they ever have focus?)

HENRY UMORU FOR daring to accuse President Goodluck Jonathan of encouraging fascism in the nation’s polity following Tuesday’s impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, the Presidency yesterday lampooned the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying he has lost focus. According to the Presidency, it was least expected […]

Farmers murder: NAF kills insurgents in Sambisa Forest —Official

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