OSUN DEFENDER
South West News 19 Ekiti lawmakers

Weird week in Ekiti!: When 7 is bigger than 19…A MUST READ »

In Ekiti State, there is no love lost between the All Progressive Congress (APC) dominated House of Assembly and the state government under the control of the Peoples Democratic Party…

Nov 23 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
Jonathan, obasanjo and babangida

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan and the 2015 presidential elections (1) »

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo greet supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on November 11 declared…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Dr.-Adewale-Omirin

Ekiti Assembly crisis: N’Assembly may intervene in the crisis rocking the House »

Strong indications have emerged that the National Assembly may intervene in the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly. Specifically, the House of Representatives has indicated its readiness to…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Atiku declares

2015: Atiku considers four govs for his running-mate, here they are… »

Ahead of the December 10, 2014 presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has begun the search for a possible running mate, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt.…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
APC reg center

DSS attack on APC: Don’t test our patience – TUC warns politicians, Police »

The President of the Trade Union Congress, Mr. Bala Kaigama, on Saturday, warned the political class and security agencies against stressing the patience of Nigerians in the interest of democracy.…

Nov 23 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
APC reg center

Why DSS invaded Lagos APC secretariat, destroy party database »

Armed security operatives on Saturday attacked the Lagos, western Nigeria office of the main opposition party in the country, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai…

Nov 22 2014 / 10 Comments / Read More »
Osun Governorship Election Tribunal 2014

OSUN ELECTION TRIBUNAL UPDATE: Omisore’s Lawyers Tender incomplete voters Register. »

Hearing on the petition challenging the victory of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in the August 9 Gubernatorial election in the state of Osun continue today, Saturday 22/11/2014 with tendering of voters…

Nov 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Jonathan Sorrowful

Jonathan’s Performance Below Average, Says OBJ »

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday described the performance of President GoodluckJonathan as below average. Obasanjo spoke during an encounter with book writers in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as…

Nov 22 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »
Embattled Speaker of the Ekiti State Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin
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Why Ekiti Speaker Drag PDP Lawmakers To Court »

The embattled Speaker of the Ekiti State Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, and his deputy, Tunji Orisalade, have approached an Abuja Federal High Court for the restoration of all their rights…

Nov 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
BREAKING: President Jonathan Grants Amnesty To Boko Haram Insurgents

Jonathan celebrates in London, says Boko Haram has not seized another territory in one week »

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Friday in London that the Federal Government, the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies were working very hard to ensure that Boko Haram do not…

Nov 22 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
Aregbesola and Omisore

Don’t insult me, Aregbesola’s counsel tells Omisore’s lawyer »

Counsel to the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Professor Yemi Osibajo, SAN, has warned the lead counsel to Senator Iyiola Omisore, and the Peoples Democratic Party,…

Nov 22 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
Dr.-Adewale-Omirin

Ekiti Impeachment: Speaker finally drags PDP lawmakers to court »

The embattled Speaker of the Ekiti State Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, and his deputy, Tunji Orisalade, have approached an Abuja Federal High Court for the restoration of all their rights…

Nov 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Obasanjo and Jonathan

Jonathan’s performance below average – Obasanjo »

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday described the performance of President Goodluck Jonathan as below average. Obasanjo spoke during an encounter with book writers in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part…

Nov 22 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
ALHAJI-SANI-DANLADI-ABUBAKA

Supreme Court sacks Taraba acting gov, reinstates ex-deputy »

The Supreme Court has ordered the immediate reinstatement of the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sanni Danladi, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly in October 2012.…

Nov 22 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
PDP

Loo ri ere! PDP Witnesses Run Away From Court »

Apparently scared of the damaging questions from counsel to the respondents in the petition of Senator Iyiola Omisore against the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, some of the Peoples Democratic…

Nov 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Aregbesola and Omisore

Omisore: Another Futile Journey…A MUST READ »

Like the snake whose head has been cut off but which still erroneously believes it could fight on, the shamefully defeated PDP governorship candidate in the last governorship election in…

Nov 21 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
fayose

Aftermath of #EkitiDecides: The predicted drama begins…. »

THE overwhelming loss of Governor Kayode Fayemi of APC at the June 22 Ekiti State Governorship election to PDP’s Ayo Fayose, a man whose first tenure as governor was dogged…

Nov 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »


SATURDAY, 22ND NOVEMBER 2014 EDITION


EDITORIAL

NIGERIA ECONOMY: DROP IN PRICE OF CRUDE OIL. WHO WILL SAVE THE NAIRA? »

Naira-notes

Nigeria needs to restrict imports as well as curtail its dependence on oil The persistent drop in the price of…

Nov 19 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Delta State Governor Condemns Abduction Of 14 Journalists »

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Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has strongly condemned the recent kidnap of 14 journalists who had gone for…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Big Ideas for a Big Country -By Tolu Ogunlesi »

Sam Nda1

Sam Nda-Isaiah is running for President, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The pharmacist-turned-publisher-and-entrepreneur is pushing a campaign…

Nov 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

You Need To Read What Atiku Has To Say About Nigeria And PDP »

A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has again lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government for bringing untold hardship…

Nov 10 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

AKWA IBOM STADIUM OPENING: 2 Feared Dead, 20 Injured »

The much-awaited opening of the Akwa Ibom International Stadium might have turned into the tragedy, as 2 people feared dead…

Nov 7 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G: Speaker Tambuwal Gets OPC Protection »

Reports just reaching us from FCT Abuja states that the embattled Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal…

Nov 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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SATURDAY, 22ND NOVEMBER 2014 EDITION

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POLITICS

Does the Senate have the political will to abolish Degree/ HND dichotomy? »

HND/Degree dichotomy

Vice chairman of the Senate Com­mittee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Senator Kabir Gar­ba Marafa, a chemical engineer, tells ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI why he supports abolition of the discrimi­nation between degree holders and HND holders in Nigeria. As far I’m concerned, this is one of the hypocrisies…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Jonathan going down the drain of merciless history, says Sheikh Gumi »

Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, the Kaduna based muslim cleric said President Goodluck Jonathan has entered a cul-de-sac with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, with all his strategies failing, one after the other. He spoke in a statement following the fracas at the National Assembly on Thursday,…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

DETAILS: Muazu’s many troubles…how would he survive this? »

Alhaji-Adamu-Muazu

Things are definitely not going easy for Alhaji Adamu Muazu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party’s decision to give governors the power to control the party’s machinery in the state has put him on firing line with senators. Dare Odufowokan, Assistant…

Nov 23 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
FEATURE

Does the Senate have the political will to abolish Degree/ HND dichotomy? »

HND/Degree dichotomy

Vice chairman of the Senate Com­mittee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Senator Kabir Gar­ba Marafa, a chemical engineer, tells ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI why he supports abolition of…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Jonathan going down the drain of merciless history, says Sheikh Gumi »

Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, the Kaduna based muslim cleric said President Goodluck Jonathan has entered a cul-de-sac with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, with all his…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fashola swears-in new High Court judges »

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday sworn-in four new judges to the state High Court. The new judges are Justice Iyabo Olamide Akinkugbe; Justice…

Nov 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Sports News super-eagles

Kojo faulted Jonathan’s hand in Eagles failiure

— attacks NFF for accepting responsibility for Keshi’s failure Outspoken former head of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Anthony Koj-Williams has blamed President Goodluck Jonathan for the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for next…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »
X-RAYS HND/Degree dichotomy

Does the Senate have the political will to abolish Degree/ HND dichotomy?

Vice chairman of the Senate Com­mittee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Senator Kabir Gar­ba Marafa, a chemical engineer, tells ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI why he supports abolition of the discrimi­nation between degree holders and HND holders in Nigeria. As…

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »
Niger Delta Gov. Adams Oshiomhole

Don’t Drag My Intergrity In The Mud- Gov. Oshiomhole Warns Fayose

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has told his Ekiti state counterpart, Mr Ayodele Fayose, to buckle up and face the task of governance rather than drag his (Oshiomhole’s) name into the political gangsterism that has…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »
Letter To The Editor Jonathan and Ahmad Gumi

“Military Coup Option For Nigeria? Don’t Commit Suicide!” – Gumi Warns Military

Popular and controversial Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi has warned against any idea or attempt of military putsch. He said it would be a suicide by such adventurists in uniform. He said Nigeria is “too big,…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »
ENTERTAINMENT

CURTAIN FALLS: Nigerian Comedian MC Longs Passes Away

The Nigerian entertainment industry has lost a fast rising comedian and musician Longji Joseph popularly known as MC Longs. The Jos-based comedian gave up the ghost yesterday night, November 14, 8 days after he was involved…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »
INTERVIEW Jonathan, Amaechi and Oshiomhole

How Jonathan is turning the 2015 race into war – Oshiomhole reveals

For the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), it was time, penultimate Wednesday, to clink glasses in celebration of the sixth anniversary of the APC – led Adams Oshiomhole administration in Edo State.The leaders stormed…

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »
Odd World

Borno Village Buries 45 Corpses After Boko Haram Attacks

n what a military source described as a reprisal, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents attacked the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State during the week, killing at…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »
EDUCATION HND/Degree dichotomy

Does the Senate have the political will to abolish Degree/ HND dichotomy?

Vice chairman of the Senate Com­mittee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Senator Kabir Gar­ba Marafa, a chemical engineer, tells ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI why he supports abolition of the discrimi­nation between degree holders and HND holders in Nigeria. As…

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »
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