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Awo: The Release (1)

Chief Obafemi Awolowo

In the last couple of weeks, there had been inferences from various Igbo individuals and organizations purporting to prove that Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s release from Calabar prison was at the instance of both Aguiyi-Ironsi and Odumegwu Ojuwku. It is necessary to hear from the man himself, as he was known to keep clear records of […]

#Nigeria@54: Aregbesola says total respect for democratic rights of the people will make independence meaningful

#Nigeria@54: Aregbesola says total respect for democratic rights of the people will make independence meaningful

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has identified peoples’ freedom to willingly choose their leaders as a hallmark of democracy. Aregbesola, in a message by the Director, the Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, observed this in a message to mark the nation’s 54th independence anniversary. The governor […]

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#Nigeria@54: Who is your Nigerian hero?

Nigeria Heroes

For every strides achieved by all well meaning nations, there are heroes who are well known for the significant roles played in relative field towards the attainment of set national goals. Today, we enjoin you to join us in naming 54 national heroes as Nigeria celebrates her 54th independence anniversary. Share the thoughts of who […]

2015: The ONLY way APC can defeat PDP – Buhari reveals

General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.),

A former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday said he would contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. He said he decided to run because the Peoples Democratic Party-led federal administrations from 1999 till date were purposeless and that there appears not to be a government in […]

One scandal begets another in Ekiti State

Gov. Fayemi inspecting-the ruination in the state

Ekiti State, the self-styled “Land of Honour,” can’t seem to do anything honourable in recent times. “Ile iyi, ile eye” or “Land of honour, land of integrity,” its moto boasts. Having coined the imperishable new phrase “stomach infrastructure” to define its loftiest vision of governance, and gone ahead to elect as its chief executor an […]

#Nigeria@54: I believe we are progressing in the right direction…Nigeria can’t be changed overnight —says Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said that the transformation agenda of his administration notwithstanding, Nigeria could not be transformed overnight. The President said development was a gradual process. He spoke shortly after the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh, conferred on him the Primatial Award of Excellence in Christian […]

2015 Gen. Elections: Jonathan, TAN’s noisy rallies; where has INEC been – APC asks

Pro-Jonathan rally of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN)

The All Progressives Congress has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission for acting “too little, too late” by issuing a warning on illegal public political broadcast and campaign, months after several groups, especially the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, had been running television adverts for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election In a statement issued in London by […]

A MUST READ: Nigeria @ 54 & Many broken dreams

Nigeria @54

HE was born on October 1. He also got married on October 1 and had his third child and only daughter on the same date. His family ought to be celebrating every October 1 but Babs feels funny every passing year as the date approaches. It appears the date is set aside to mock him. […]

Ekiti Violence: Why I am not suprise at the attacks on courts and judges -Jide Ojo…’I saw it coming’

Ekiti state governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose

Compatriots, hearty congratulations on Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary and successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease. Today, as the President reads his independence speech, so will the Independent National Electoral Commission be issuing the Notice of Election in fulfilment of the provision of section 30 (1) of Electoral Act 2010, as amended. With the umpire […]

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