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Chibok girls: kudos for Atiku over scholarship to escaped girls

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that 15 of the 57 abducted Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram custody have been enrolled for studies in his secondary school. Atiku stated on Sunday that the schoolgirls benefitted from a scholarship scheme floated by his friends and associates at the American University of Nigeria Academy, […]

2015: Umeh open up on Why APGA endorsed Jonathan

Chief Victor Umeh

• Gets Senate automatic ticket National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Victor Umeh, said yesterday the party en­dorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for re-election for Nigeria’s unity. Speaking to newsmen at the weekend shortly after the rally organized by the Join Jonathan Journey (JJJ) at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, where the […]

National Conference: Resolutions and the way forward

Justice Idris Kutigi

Contrary to the fears of many Nigerians, the National Conference ended last week on a pleasant note. Instead of a rowdy, ill-tempered parliament, its deliberations were conducted with dignity and decorum. Instead of fisticuffs and brawls, even the verbal contestations were restrained and civilised. Instead of ending in a fracas, the meeting of the Nigerian […]

‘Jonathan’s focus on 2015 portends danger for Nigeria’


Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ojo Constituency II, Lanre Ogunyemi, has observed that the concentration of President Goodluck Jonathan on winning the Presidential election in 2015 may be dangerous for Nigeria. Ogunyemi, in an interview, noted at the weekend that despite the security challenges confronting the country, Jonathan was more concerned […]

Certificate scandal rocks Immigration Service


An intensive lobbying is presently going on in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), a paramilitary agency of the Ministry of Interior, to persuade the authorities to turn a blind eye to the report of two committees, which recently verified the certificates of the NIS staff. The NIS and Ministry of Interior had not long ago […]

Osun: Aregbesola reiterated that he will not make taxes unbearable – Oyebanji

Rauf Aregbesola

The Osun State Government has reiterated that it has no intention of making taxes unbearable for the people of the state during Aregbesola’s second term in office. The Chairman/CEO of the State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Dayo Oyebanji, gave the assurance in a statement issued, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in […]

Terrorism: King Abdullah’s Message To Nigeria – By Sam Nda-Isaiah…A MUST READ


Terrorist group ISIS is causing panic around the world. ISIS, which is the acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is probably the first terror group to have territorial expansionist ambition, and it is so far succeeding in actualising it. It has taken over critical parts of Syria and Iraq already and heavy […]

A MUST READ: Jonathan re-election campagn, INEC and task of enforcing campaign finance

Jonathan, Jega

Why are we operating in some spheres of life as if there are no laws and policy positions? Is Nigeria a jungle? Ignoring stated rules and pretending as if they do not exist are signs and manifestations of impunity. They lead those engaged in the act nowhere and move the nation down the slope. Nigerians […]

EXCLUSIVE: Soyinka, The Arts And Our Losses – By Jimmy Johnson

Prof. Wole Soyinka

Nigeria is a country that is endowed with everything in abundance – black gold, minerals of all sorts and to crown it all the human resources to manage the gift of nature for the benefit of the teaming population. Regrettably, some of those who should contribute to capacity building in the country are only busy […]

2015: Those accusing us of imposition are hypocrites —APC


The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Chief Dele Ajomale, has accused those crying foul over imposition of candidates in the party of hypocrisy saying they have benefited from the very act they condemn. Ajomale said this at an empowerment programme organised by a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly […]

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