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Nigeria’s crude oil export dips by N4.4trn in 9 months

By Michael EBOH A sharp decline was recorded in revenue accruable to the Federal Government from the petroleum sector, as the country’s earnings from crude oil export dropped to N5.271 trillion for the nine month period, January to September 2015. According to data obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, the value of Nigeria’s crude […]

Is a good dictatorship better than a corrupt democracy?

By  Tabia Princewill On the subject of the President’s media chat, some say they found his declarations “dictatorial. So, allow me to play devil’s advocate and ask: Is a good dictatorship better than a corrupt democracy? In asking this question I’m reminded of an article “Dictatorship, Democracy and Development by a political scientist, Mancur Olson […]

Islamic cleric sentenced to death for ‘blasphemy’ Islamic cleric sentenced to death for ‘blasphemy’

By Abdulsalam Muhammad KANO— A sharia court in Kano has sentenced a Tijjaniyya cleric, Abdul Inyass to death for blasphemy. The verdict ends nine months of secret trial of the cleric. Inyass and 13 others were arrested May last year,  in Kano during a religious function in the city for blasphemy. An Upper Sharia court […]

Soldiers raped our members before killing them – Shiite women

By Luka Binniyat & Mayen Etim KADUNA—Female members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, yesterday alleged that soldiers raped their members before killing them, in December clash between the Nigeria Army and the movement. Addressing a Press Conference in Kaduna yesterday under the banner of Sisters Forum of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, […]

I’m not in Nigeria to negotiate IMF Loan, says Lagarde

Abuja – Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on Tuesday said that her visit to Nigeria was not meant to negotiate loans but rather to promote physical discipline and favourable monetary policies. Lagarde stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. She said […]

Prophecies, Nigerians and 2016?

By Rotimi Fasan DOWN the ages, philosophers have speculated on time as both an arbitrary and an artificial construct. Time for this class of people is a continuum which humanity has for its own convenience divided into time past, time present and future time. Otherwise, time has no boundaries. But dividing time into parts is […]

Gunmen kidnap wife of Super Eagles midfielder

Gunmen have kidnapped Maimunat Ogude, wife of Fegor Ogude, Super Eagles and Amkar Perm of Russia player, according to TheCable. Ogude, who spoke with TheCable on Tuesday,  said his wife was kidnapped by unknown armed men in Warri. Delta state, on Monday night. “I wasn’t home yesterday. My wife, Maimunat Ogude, went out with my […]

Jonathan should be appreciated for keeping Nigeria one – Maku (Was that not his job?)

By Abel Daniel LAFIA—Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has called on Nigerians to show appreciation to former President Goodluck Jonathan for sacrificing his ambition for the unity of Nigeria against the prediction that Nigeria would break up in 2015. Maku made the call at his country home in Nasarawa Eggon less than 24 hours […]

Don’t deport me to Nigeria, says Bayode jailed for killing in UK

Don’t deport me to Nigeria, says Bayode jailed for killing in UK   Bayode   advertisement      TOP HEADLINES     A KILLER has complained from his jail cell after being told that he would be deported to Nigeria when his sentence ends even though he’s never been to Africa. Junior Bayode was jailed […]

Igbo elites have turned down Nnamdi Kanu’s rhetoric’s to achieve restructured Nigeria -Nwodo

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