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How I made my money, fathered 30 children – Atiku


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has revealed how he made his money and also built a house for his mother at the age of 15. Atiku, who is one of the presidential aspirants in the All Progressives Congress, in his new book titled ‘My Life’, which he authored, said he bought a mud house for […]

Nigeria @ 54: The people, their pains

Nigeria @ 54

Today marks the 54th anniversary celebration of Nigeria’s independence. KEHINDE OYETIMI, PAUL OMOROGBE and FESTUS IYORAH report the pressing challenges, the celebrated victories and the people’s perceptions since 1960. After Nigeria’s inaugural independence celebration in 1960, the pomp that followed subsequent anniversaries have not been as elaborate. Various issues on resource control , ethnicity, secessionist […]

Nigeria @54: Average Nigerians are still suffering – Amosun

Nigeria @ 54

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Wednesday said average Nigerians are still suffering despite the recent grading of Nigeria as fastest growing economy in Africa. He said this in his goodwill message marking the country’s 54th independence anniversary held at MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta. Amosun who also noted that the country […]

2015 General Elections: INEC gives the breakdown of the elections

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun on Wednesday said it had displayed notice of the 2015 general elections in line with its timetable and schedule. A statement signed by Mrs Adenike Tadese, the Chief Public Affairs Officer of the commission, said the notice had been displayed at the headquarters and local government offices […]

President Jonathan’s 2014 Nigerian Independence Day Address

Independence Anniversry Cake

2014 Independence Day Broadcast by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR Wednesday 1st October, 2014 Fellow Nigerians: 1. Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation. This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of our nation in January this […]

Democracy: 1999 was a turning point for Cross River- says Imoke

Governor Liyel Imoke

Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke has said the return to democracy in 1999 was the turning point for the state. This came just as Imoke recounted his achievements in his last Independence Day celebration as governor. The governor, who made this observation on Wednesday in Calabar while delivering his speech at the U.J. Esuene […]

Three Borno pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia – Alhaji Adamu Timta

Nigerian pilgrims in Mecca

Makkah(Saudi Arabia) – Alhaji Adamu Timta, Secretary of the Borno Amirul Hajj committee on Wednesday’ confirmed the death of three pilgrims from Borno performing this years Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Timta, stated this in an interview in Makkah. He said one of the pilgrims died before being airlifted at the Aminu Kano Internal Airport Kano, […]

Nigeria @54: `What are we celebrating when Chibok girls are still in captive?’


A cross section of Nigerians on Wednesday said Nigeria’s 54th Independence anniversary was worth celebrating because “we are still a united nation’’ in spite of the numerous challenges. Other citizens, however, said that the atmosphere was not ripe for celebration due to insurgency in parts of the country and the Chibok girls, among other challenges. […]

A MUST READ: When Death of Dozen Doesn’t Matter – By Jaafar Jaafar

BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY: Record Setting Condolence Messages(A MUST READ)

Immediately after Lt. Felix Olanrewaju Odunlami squeezed the trigger of his service pistol, firing 9mm bullet at his target, the attention of a huge crowd of bystanders was drawn. The crowd suddenly metamorphosed into a lynch mob. One morning in July 2005, Lt. Odunlami drove through the Lagos’ traffic snarl from the State Secretariat, Alausa […]

The only way Nigeria will progress is to vote out PDP in 2015, Buhari tells voters

Fomer Head of State, Maj-Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (retd.)

Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd),has called on all eligible voters in Nigeria to take the advantage of 2015 general elections to vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) out of power. Buhari was speaking in Ado Ekiti Wednesday during the commissioning of 12,000 -seater Ekiti Parapo Square, condemned the alleged tyranny of the […]

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