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At last, Jonathan’s untouchable women bow out

  Jonathan’s untouchable women President Goodluck Jonathan’s government had a number of women but none of them wielded as much power as that of an elite class often referred to as ‘the untouchables,’ GBENRO ADEOYE writes As President Goodluck Jonathan takes a bow on May 29, 2015 following the expiration of his tenure, so will […]

Untold gists of First Lady’s thanksgiving

  Olalekan Adetayo Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, was at her best again on Sunday. The venue was the Aso Villa Chapel where she joined her husband, our outgoing President, for a special thanksgiving and farewell service organised in their honour. As usual, President Jonathan arrived the chapel a bit earlier than his […]

VP Sambo, ministers to travel abroad after May 29 (Escaping???)

    Vice-President Namadi Sambo President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo and many ministers have concluded plans to travel abroad shortly after the May 29 inauguration of a new government. While Jonathan had said he would travel out of the country for a much deserved rest after the May 29 inauguration, Sambo is planning to […]

Why applicants are denied US visas – Consul-General

The Consul-General, United States Embassy, William Laidlaw, has said the US visa application processes were simple and not as stringent as people thought, stressing that the mission was working to improve and make its visa processes better for Nigerians by decentralising it.   Laidlaw explained that to qualify for a visit to the US, an […]

Court dismisses Nyako’s bid to return as governor

A Federal High Court sitting in Yola has dismissed a suit filed by former governor Murtala Nyako challenging his impeachment by Adamawa State House of Assembly last year. While delivering judgement, presiding judge, Justice Bilikus Bello Aliyu said the case brought before her by Nyako was an abuse of court process as three suits are […]

11 reasons why Nyesom Wike should not be sworn in as governor on May 29 by Joe Igbokwe

Because we have not sufficiently punished political criminals in Nigeria for 16years now, the hearts of our politicians have been schemed to continue to do wrong, believing that they are above the law and that nothing will happen to them. Impunity and political corruption have choked Nigeria’s development in the last 16 years and I […]

Okonjo-Iweala and Madueke summoned to Senate for Fuel crisis

Okonjo-Iweala and Madueke are expected to speak to the Committee addressing the causes behind lingering fuel scarcity, which has brought on untold hardship for many Nigerians. Senate Joint Committees on Petroleum Resources (the Upstream Committee and the Downstream Committee) statement on Friday summoned the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi […]

Corrupt REC flees, avoids Akwa Ibom court mandate to release election materials

There is palpable tension in Akwa Ibom State following the continued refusal of the REC, Mr. Okojie, to release electoral materials used during the April 11 governorship polls to lawyers representing the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Umana Okon Umana, in accordance with the legally binding ruling from the recent tribunal. Independent […]

Muslim youths burn down a Kano Sharia Court over blasphemous comments

Hundreds of Muslim youth protested outside a Sharia Court located in Kano City on Friday morning. According to protesters at the scene, they were upset over a blasphemous comment made by Malam Abdul Nyass, from the Tijjaniyya path of Islam. Protesters outside the Sharia Court, where Malam Abdul Nyass was expected to he arraigned for […]

Buhari’s associates surprised by London trip, Diezani unable to chat with him

Last night’s secretive and rather abrupt trip to London by Nigeria President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari caught several of his political associates unawares, several of them learning about it only when we broke the story. Asked if the President-Elect had any health issues that may have required urgent travel overnight, they insisted he appears to be healthy. […]

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