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[UPDATED] Military relaxes Maiduguri curfew for Islamic prayer

Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade | credits: twitter.com [UPDATED] The Nigerian Army on Friday temporarily relaxed the curfew imposed on Maiduguri, the capital of troubled Borno State. It is believed that this is done in order to allow the Muslim faithful in the town to attend the Friday Islamic congregational prayer. Though the […]

Nigerian Democracy Needs a Robust Opposition – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | May 15, 2015 – In addition to its defeat in the presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost its dominance in the Senate and the House of Representatives and control of some time-honored PDP states like Plateau, Niger and Benue. Following these losses, the party is in […]

Opinion: Nigeria just had a revolution

’Tunji Ajibade I chose not to discuss Nigeria’s last general elections as of the time they took place for personal reasons. I still don’t have any intention to discuss it. But it was partly on this subject matter that another Nigerian, one who moved with the high and the mighty, made his thoughts known to […]

Blues legend BB King dies at 89 (RIP)

| credits: Aljazeera Blues legend BB King has died in Las Vegas at the age of 89, his attorney has said. King, who inspired a generation of mainstream guitarists, died late on Thursday, triggering shockwaves across social media, with stars from the music world lining up to pay tribute. The 15-time Grammy award winner was considered one of […]

Gov forum’s crisis paved the way for PDP defeat –Tinubu, Soyinka

Tinubu, Soyinka The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday in Lagos said the 2013 Nigeria Governors’ Forum crisis paved the way for the end of the 16-year rule of the   Peoples Democratic Party. They made the observation during the public presentation of ‘Dynamics […]

Ojukwu never imagined I’d go to war – Gowon (Allow Ojukwu to rest in peace)

Former military head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon A former military head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, says the leader of the defunct Biafra, the late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, underestimated him by thinking that he (Gowon) would never go to war. Gowon, who led Nigerian forces to defeat Ojukwu’s army during the Nigerian civil war from […]

I haven’t got useful tips from Jonathan – Buhari

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has accused the outgoing Goodluck Jonathan government of not giving him “tips” on how to kick-start his administration on May 29. He spoke on Thursday when a committee from the   Centre for Human Security of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, presented a five-point policy document to him at the […]

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