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Veteran Nigerian diplomat and foreign minister, MT Mbu passes on at 82

Chief Matthew Tawo Mbu aged 82, is dead. A statement from the family last night explained that he died in a London hospital. Mbu, born on November 20, 1929 was a lawyer, politician and diplomat. Born in Okonde, Cross River State, he was at various times Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Minister of External […]

Boko Haram marks Prof. Wole Soyinka for assassination

(Saharareporters, New York) Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has disclosed that he is one of the prominent Nigerians on the list of Boko Haram sect marked for assassination. In a down-to-earth interview with TheNEWS magazine which is circulated within outside Nigeria this week, Soyinka revealed that he was not only on the sect’s assassination list […]

Nigerians have lost confidence in Police – Okiro

February 6, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi 105 Comments February 6, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi A former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro, has said Nigerians have lost confidence in the Police. Okiro said the bombing of the Force Headquarters and several other police stations across the country had also proved that men of the Force […]

Jonathan seeks Ndigbo’s support over insecurity

February 6, 2012  by Emmanuel Obe and Temitayo Famutimi   President Goodluck Jonathan has solicited the support of the Igbo race in the fight against the menace of the Boko Haram sect in some parts of the country. Responding to a call for urgent attention by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the President expressed concern over the […]

SNG concludes plans for protest against corruption

February 6, 2012  by Ademola Oni Pastor Tunde Bakare  | credits: File copy The Save Nigeria Group has said it is concluding plans to begin a nationwide protest against corruption and official graft in the country. The Convener of the group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, who said this in Lagos during the Sunday service at the […]

FG to spend N3.1bn on Obasanjo, others in 2012 (What a waste of public resources)

February 6, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi and Oluwole Josiah   The Federal Government plans to spend N3.19bn on the pensions and allowances of former Presidents, Heads of State, their deputies, former leaders of the National Assembly and their families in the year 2012. The proposed N3.19bn represents an increase of about N2bn from what was […]

US arraigns Nigerian nurse for fondling patient

February 6, 2012  by Agency Reporter A former Wishard nursing assistant accused of fondling a patient and videotaping it appeared in an Indianapolis court on Tuesday. The judge appointed a public defender and entered a “not guilty” plea on his behalf. But police said the evidence against Folajuwani Ajayi pointed to guilt. His immigration status, […]

Senate commends NCPC for good handling of pilgrimage

By AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, Abuja The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-governmental Affairs has commended the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) for the good handling of Christian pilgrimage in Nigeria. The commendation was made recently during the committee’s oversight visit to the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. The senators who were led by the Chairman of […]

Boko Haram, oil subsidy: All is not well with Nigeria —Akwa Ibom elders

By JOE EFFIONG, Uyo The Adaha Akwa Ibom Organization (AAIO), a socio-cultural organization of eminent elders and dignitaries of Akwa Ibom State, has taken a critical look of activities of the Boko Haram sect and the issue of fuel subsidy removal. Its honest submission: All is not well with Nigeria. Consequently, they say they are […]

Port Harcourt Comprehensive Cancer Centre expected to bring succour

By AZOMA CHIKWE Concerned about the deadly impact of cancer, which is the number one killer of mankind, and the lack of facilities to save the lives of sufferers, especially the underprivileged, some concerned Nigerians have undertaken to establish the first comprehensive cancer prevention, treatment, research and training institute in Nigeria, known as the Port […]

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