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Saraki/Oshiomhole drama: Who blinks first?

— 19th August 2018 If the face-off lingers on for too long, then Nigerians may be in for another round of economic hardship… The question now is: who blinks first? Omomiyi Salaudeen The ongoing political drama occasioned by the recent defection of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) […]

Why the Bounce from Declaring June 12 ‘Democracy Day’ May Not Last Long – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | August 18, 2018 –  Let’s give it to Buhari and his advisers. Whoever suggested making June 12 the country’s ‘Democracy Day’ (rather than May 29, which it has been until now) gave the Daura General a master stroke. It was a decision that especially excited the sensibility […]

Attention LASTMA LASG – Undisciplined Officer Funke (Badge Number 2221) Must be Punished – By Olalekan Waheed ADIGUN,

By Olalekan Waheed ADIGUN | Lagos, Nigeria | August 18, 2018 – On Monday 13 August 2018, I had an urgent call to see my project supervisor at the University of Lagos, Akoka. Because I had other previously-scheduled appointments for the day, I had to defy the heavy rain to see my supervisor in other to […]

Press Release: Nigerian Government and Shell Should be Ashamed of Ogoni Pollution Rather Than Publicize It – MOSOP

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says the Nigerian government and the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited aught to be ashamed of their conduct in Ogoniland rather than speaking of cleanup plans for Ogoni as an achievement. Nsuke spoke yesterday in Bori, Khana local government area of Rivers State […]

Igbo destiny is in APC: Azuka Okwuosa, APC chieftain, Ojukwu associate

 19th August 2018 Okwuosa, who is angling to represent Anambra South in the forthcoming 2019 election, gave reasons he wants to go to the upper legislative chamber. David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi Honourable Azuka Okwuosa is a knight of the Anglican Church and frontline politician in Anambra State, who was mentored by the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka […]

There’s deliberate policy of govt. to undermine public varsity – ASUU

— 18th August 2018 Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised the alarm over what it called government’s programme to undermine public universities in the country. Raising the alarm, on Friday, in Awka, ASUU Owerri zone, said there was a deliberate policy on the part of government to undermine public […]

UN remembers victims of Baghdad, Abuja UN building bombings

NAN Victims of the UN building bombings in Baghdad, Abuja and others cities around the world have been remembered by the United Nations to commemorate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day. Remembering 22 colleagues killed by the “horrific terrorist attack” on the UN headquarters in Baghdad 15 years ago, Secretary-General António Guterres called on all staff to […]

Buhari calls Akufo-Addo, says ‘Kofi Annan’s contribution remains indelible in world’s history’

President Muhammadu Buhari has called his counterpart in Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, from London, to condole him and the people of Ghana over the passing of former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan, in the early hours of Saturday. In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, […]

Buhari back from London

— 18th August 2018 Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after his  10-day vacation in London. He landed 6.35p.m. When asked how he was feeling, he replied, “I’m good.” He was received by the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief […]

Why Zik escaped death in 1966

By Emeka Obasi Major Abraham Eghagha got me thinking about President Nnamdi Azikiwe’s role in the January 15, 1966 military intervention. He was reacting to my piece on Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu. That was in April 2017. Eghagha[N1067] is 78 years now and served in the Nigeria Army Medical Corp[NAMC]. He retired in 1982, three years […]

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