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Fraudulent construction of 2nd Niger Bridge – Another 419 on the Igbo nation

Fraudulent construction of 2nd Niger Bridge – Another 419 on the Igbo nation

By Obinna Akukwe (profetobinna2@yahoo.com) The construction of 2nd Niger Bridge through a Public Private Partnership involving Julius Berger -NSIA Consortium and tolling the Igbo people for 25 years thereafter is another 419 on the Biafran Igbo citizens of South East Nigeria. According to the terms of this fraudulent business, the project is a Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer (DFBOT) […]

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by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Science
VICTIMS OF DEVALUATION

VICTIMS OF DEVALUATION

Regrettably, inspite of the earlier assurance to maintain Naira exchange rate stability in his inaugural address, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele’s policy summersault with Naira devaluation shortly afterwards, has since led to the National Currency trading around N173=$1, thus establishing Naira depreciation of about 13 percent; alarmingly, the pressure remains unabating and there are real fears that sooner than later, […]

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by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Economy
Emefiele And The Inherited ‘Curse’ Of Surplus Naira

Emefiele And The Inherited ‘Curse’ Of Surplus Naira

There has been a palpable feeling of economic uncertainty, since the Central Bank officially devalued the Naira exchange last week; the public’s anxiety is probably, due to the recognition of the pervasive impact of the Naira/Dollar exchange rate on the general cost of goods and motor-spirits (aka petrol) in a heavily import dependent economy. Hereafter, we will briefly discuss the […]

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by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Economy
Dissolution of Local Government Councils in Compliance with Court Order.

Dissolution of Local Government Councils in Compliance with Court Order.

In compliance with a Court Order made by Hon Justice Alaba Omolaiye – Ajileye Kogi State Government has dissolved all the 21 Local Government Councils in the State today 18th December, 2014. A statement from the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Lokoja today said the State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada approved the dissolution of the councils in […]

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by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Niger forwards N80.8bn budget estimates to state Assembly

Niger forwards N80.8bn budget estimates to state Assembly

SULEIMAN ISAH minna The Niger State Governor, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has forwarded N80,815,402,545.00 as budget estimate for 2015 before the state House of Assembly. This was contained in a statement signed by Israel A. Ebije, chief press secretary which shows that the capital expenditure is N38.5bn representing 47.83 percent and Recurrent Expenditure N42.6 representing 52.17 percent. He said the […]

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by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Economy
Buhari has nothing new to offer Nigeria-Kukah says

Buhari has nothing new to offer Nigeria-Kukah says

By Shaibu Stephen Ojate The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Reverend Matthew Kukah on Wednesday said the All Progressive Congress Candidate, retired General Muhammed Buhari has nothing new to offer Nigerians going by what he said in his acceptance speech after being declared winner of his party’s primary last week. The clergyman made this remark while addressing newsmen in […]

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by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics

Religion, A Tool Of Our Partisan Politics

Nigeria’s constitution both past and present proclaims the secularity of the Nigerian state. According to Wikipedia, a Secular state is a concept of secularism, whereby a state or country purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion”. A secular state also claims to treat all its citizens equally, regardless of ones religion. Happenings in […]

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by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Northern group to drag Buhari for Trial at ICC

Northern group to drag Buhari for Trial at ICC

By Shaibu Stephen Ojate The Northern Coalition Democracy and Justice have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to put Buhari on trial for allegedly inciting people to violence over the result of 2011 Presidential election in Nigeria. The group in a statement called for the trial of Buhari for the post election violence in 2011.The human right group justified their […]

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by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Law
Igbo Presidency: Ohanaeze Must Negotiate With Jonathan Now,

Igbo Presidency: Ohanaeze Must Negotiate With Jonathan Now,

By Obinna Akukwe President Jonathan has come again for Igbo votes ahead of the emergence of successful All Progressive Congress (APC) primaries which picked General Muhammadu Buhari as flagbearer. With the emergence of Buhari as APC candidate, it is obvious that it is no more tea a party for the PDP, and one of the places they are farming seriously […]

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by · December 16, 2014 · 2 comments · Politics
Revisiting  those who fell while Obeying the clarion call in 2011.

Revisiting those who fell while Obeying the clarion call in 2011.

Tomisin, 24, was posted to Giade Local Government Area of Bauchi State by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for his primary assignment after the orientation exercise at Wailo Camp in September 2011. Tomisin,was an indigene of Osun State, he was among the 200 other corps members recruited as electoral officers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cover […]

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by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Column
2015 Presidential Election: Forces of Change vs. Forces of Status Quo

2015 Presidential Election: Forces of Change vs. Forces of Status Quo

By Bayo Oluwasanmi The nomination of General Muhammadu Buhari as the All Progressive Congress (APC) Party candidate for the 2015 presidential election rang out with traditional fervor and glad thunder of applause. President Goodluck Jonathan is the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. Certainly, the race for Aso Rock has begun. Four years of the Jonathan administration has left us empty-handed. […]

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by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Buhari admits not being better than Jonathan

Buhari admits not being better than Jonathan

By Shaibu Stephen Ojate The Presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress in his Acceptance Speech after the Presidential Primary election of his party last week admitted that he cannot singlehandedly take Nigeria to promise land without the support of the people. At the national convention of his party last week, the APC Presidential candidate tasked Nigerians to collaborate with him […]

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by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Nigeria’s War On Terror And National Pride By Chris Olukolade

Nigeria’s War On Terror And National Pride By Chris Olukolade

By Chris Olukolade INTRODUCTION 1. On my first day at the Nigeria Military School, as my father dropped me off, he said to me, ”Well son, you have chosen to be a property of Nigeria, I wish you luck.” Then he patted my head and bade me good bye as I went on to be documented along with other boys. […]

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by · December 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Column
Complicities in Nigeria’s .ng domain name

Complicities in Nigeria’s .ng domain name

*By Odimegwu Onwumere* The Federal Government had given states and local governments as well as Millennium Development Agencies (MDAs) in Nigeria, August 2014, as deadline to switch to Nigeria’s .ng domain name. *The President, executive board, Nigeria internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mrs. Mary Uduma* explained that the directive was in a bid to protect state machineries from intentional and unintentional […]

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by · December 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Science
Hawks And Falcons Again  On The Loose. By Iyoha John Darlington

Hawks And Falcons Again On The Loose. By Iyoha John Darlington

By Iyoha John Darlington ”No , but you shall give it to me now , and if not, I will take it by force’ is a hackneyed scriptural verse often credited to the sons of Eli who treated the Lord’s offering with contempt. This again comes into play as we see a tribe of tiny minority transmute into a masked […]

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by · December 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Column
Come 2015, Who will be the real loser when Goodluck Jonathan wins? By Olu Akinmade

Come 2015, Who will be the real loser when Goodluck Jonathan wins? By Olu Akinmade

By Olu Akinmade “In my early days in school I had no shoes, no school bags. I carried my books in my hands but never despaired, no car to take me to school, but I never despaired.” These were words that saw an underdog zoologist from Otuoke, Bayelsa State come to notoriety and went on to be elected or selected […]

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by · December 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Column
Nigeria risks break-up if PDP rigged against Buhari-Prof. Ango, Commaise declare

Nigeria risks break-up if PDP rigged against Buhari-Prof. Ango, Commaise declare

By Shaibu Stephen Ojate The Northern Leaders under the auspices of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, IGP Ibrahim Commaise respectively yesterday gave stem warning to President Jonathan and Peoples Democratic Party of the danger ahead if 2015 election is rigged against Muhammed Buhari, the Presidential candidate of All Progress Congress. The Leaders of […]

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by · December 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
PDP River Guber Aspirant defects to Labour Party

PDP River Guber Aspirant defects to Labour Party

By Shaibu Stephen Ojate One of the frontline Peoples Democratic Party Gubernatorial Aspirants in River state, Tonye Princewill has defected to Labour Party. His defection is coming in the heel of crack in the just concluded People Democratic Party’ Gubernatorial Primary in River state that led to the emergence of former minister of education, Barrister Wike as flag bearer of […]

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by · December 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
2015 Election: The Charade Called Primaries By Godwin Onyeacholem

2015 Election: The Charade Called Primaries By Godwin Onyeacholem

By Godwin Onyeacholem The primaries of the political parties which produced candidates for the 2015 elections have ended. However, Nigeria is the poorer for it. As it was in 1999, so it is in 2014. In fact, rather than getting better, things have indeed taken a turn for the worse. Give it to Nigeria’s rotten political space. Everything that has […]

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by · December 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Column
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