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April 24 2014

  • National Conference committee insists on federation
    National Conference committee insists on federation
    ? Empowers states to create councils    ? Northern delegates oppose ...Read more...

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  • Panic in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun

    ?over alleged Boko Haram attack
    Lagos-Ibadan Expressway shut for hours
    Police, NEMA debunk rumour
    Palpable fear and panic reigned in some parts of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states yesterday over an alleged attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on the ever-busy Lagos- Ibadan Expressway. Read more...
  • Military captures insurgents? boat operator, cocaine supplier
    Director of Defence Information, DDI, Major-General Chris Olukolade
    ***?kills, arrests other members
    *** Borno women to storm Sambisa forest
    Troops on offensive at the Lake Chad Island yesterday captured a boat operator who ferries the insurgents across water and a hard drug supplier to the deadly group
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  • Nigeria?s external reserves fall by 13%, says CBN
    Alade
    Nigeria?s external reserves have declined by 13 per cent since the beginning of the year and 22 per cent over the past year as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, increased funding of the foreign exchange market to stabilise the currency amid falling crude oil receipts. Read more...

  • Amosun, Osoba loyalists in free-for-all
    Governor Ibikunle Amosun
    Party members loyal to the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun as well as those loyal to his estranged godfather, Aremo Olusegun Osoba in the state chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, yesterday engaged each other in a fisticuffs at the Appeal Panel?s sitting which held in Abeokuta, the state capital. Read more...

  • Jonathan hails Buhari?s stand on terrorism

    President Goodluck Jonathan has commended former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, for ?his very statesman-like views? on terrorism and insecurity in the country, as expressed in his article published by the media over the past few days. Read more...

  • Olokun foundation celebrates festival in Lagos
    The Olokun Festival Foundation in conjuction with the Onigbongbo community of Ikeja, Lagos has celebrated this year?s ?Wealth Festival? with pomp. The festival which featured?Read more...

  • Kwara donates N1m to fire victims
    The Kwara State Government has distributed the sum of N1 million to victims of a fire disaster in Oke Onigbin, Isin Local Government Area of?  Read more...
  • Amosun?s aides, Osoba?s loyalists fight over Ogun APC congresses
    IT was free-for-all at the appeal hearing session of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State chapter in Abeokuta yesterday as...Read more...

  • An open letter: In defence of the national delegates
    MOST honourable, most respected and most envied National Conference delegates, I am rising stoutly in your defence, not because you cannot defend yourselves but because you are too busy looking at how to solve the problem called NIGERIA ? a problem created before any of you was born. Read more...

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  • FG rules out waiver on over 25 shiploads of rice
    The Federal Government has ruled out the possibility of granting any import duty waiver on over 25 shiploads of rice, most of which arrived the nation?s seaports since last year ahead of speculations that the government might relax the 100 per cent duty and 10 per cent levy on imported rice. Read more...

 
  • Baker Hughes, Aker Solutions form alliance to enhance oil recovery
    Baker Hughes Incorporated and Aker Solutions with strong bases in Nigeria have agreed to form an alliance to develop technology for production solutions that will boost crude oil output, increase recovery rates and reduce costs for subsea fields. Read more...

  • Rebased GDP: Telecoms sector to remain star performer
    Nigeria recently published its new rebased Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures which put the nation?s telecoms sector as a star performer in the economy. KUNLE AZEEZ, examines salient initiatives and programmes already in place in the telecoms and communications services sector that will make the sector retain its star-performing status in years to come. Read more...
  • Sterling Bank grows Q1 profi t by 17% to N3.5bn
    Sterling Bank Plc recorded impressive growths in the top-line and the bottomline in the first quarter, showing a positive contrarian trend that defied the industry headwinds. Interim report and accounts of Sterling Bank for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 released on Tuesday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, showed that gross earnings rose by 24.1 per cent while profit before tax grew by 17.2 per cent. Read more...

  • Environment: Conservation body plans achieving forest cover for Nigeria
    Apparently worried by the inability of Nigeria to achieve the 25 per cent forest cover for vegetation, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, NCF, has concluded plan to vigorously pursue all actions aiming at returning Nigerian vegetation to 25 per cent cover. Read more...

  • Experts seek focus on Diaspora resources
    NIGERIA may have to tap into the rich human capacity reserves in the Diaspora, to further bolster its economy.     This...Read more...

  • World Bank approves $250m facility for Nigeria?s water project
    THE World Bank has approved a credit of $250 million from the International Development Associa?Read more...

  • Delta commits N16b to pension in scheme
    DELTA State Government has committed N16 billion to the state?s contributory pension scheme for?Read more...

  • Sterling Bank?s gross earnings up by 24%
    THE gross earnings of Sterling Bank Plc rose by 24.1 per cent for the first quarter ended March?Read more...

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  • THE HOUSE LUGARD BUILT, NIGERIA, MAKES IT TO 2014 BY THE WILL OF GOD, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    January 01 2014
    We wish all our Nigerian compatriots a Happy 2014! Many ups and downs will straddle our beloved Nigeria this New Year more than it was in 2013. We need to renegotiate the basis for our coexistence through the National Conference in 2014 if we must prove those who think Nigeria will collapse in 2015 wrong. We again must not continue to put our problems under the rug in order to appease the sacred cow in our midst, if this Federal Republic must endure NigerianNews Editorial
     

  • NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND THE ABSENCE OF APC GOVERNORS IN AKURE
    Octobe 21 2013
    We all share Fmr. Gov. Bola Ahmed Tinubu's scepticism, but a lot of us are students of history! So, for us, the best place to express this scepticism is at the Conference of unique ethnic nationalities. As students of history, in 1964, UPGA decided to boycott the federal election. The boycott was almost total in the East, UPGA boycotted the election in the West, but the Akintola's NNDP, an alliance in NNA went to the poll. NigerianNews Editorial

     

  • NigerianNews Side Bar: (Why confab?s outcome will go to N?Assembly, by Jonathan)
    What happens to referendum? This is where Asiwaju Tinubu and other skeptics should start putting pressure on Jonathan to let referendum be the final place of decision in a true National Conference of ethnic Nationality. If the conference decides that the National assembly should cease to exist, we cannot expect faithful execution from the National Assembly.
    PLEASE LET JONATHAN KNOW THAT HIS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CONCEPT WILL NOT LEAD TO PEOPLE'S CONSTITUTION. OKUNROUMU, YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR THIS DAY, LET YOUR FRAMEWORK CONTAIN PEOPLE'S REFERENDUM. LET YOUR FRAMEWORK ALSO BE A FRAMEWORK OF UNIQUE ETHNIC ASSEMBLAGE WHERE EVERY UNIQUE ETHNIC NATIONALITY HAS EQUAL REPRESENTATION REGARDLESS OF SIZE. ETHNIC REPRESENTATION MUST BE UNIQUE AND NOT BASED ON DIALECTICAL DIFFERENCE ALONE! NNEWS
     

  • NigerianNews Side Bar: Tinubu Says No To National Confab
    Nothing ingenious about articulating that Jonathan wants National Conference for his own reason and benefit, what history can be termed as dumb is not to take the bait and work around it turning it into a gift and advantage from Jonathan. We at the NNews believe the persons of Okuroumu and Nwabuaze will not allow themselves to be used for Jonathan's electoral purpose. We only hope between Lai Mohammed and Tinubu that APC would not be destroyed in the South West before it has chances of deep root. We can put this Tinubu assertion in the same blunder category Lai Mohammed committed when Jonathan declared State of Emergency in those states in the North East. There are ways not to oppose for opposing sake. We just have to hope that personal ambition is also not driving Tinubu's comment and we sincerely wish the Asiwaju well hoping he does not dash the hopes and ambitions of those who believe in (S)National Conference NNews
     

  • Obama and his slap on Nigeria's face
    July 01 2013
    It is becoming like an affront to Obama's friends both in Nigeria and the US, especially Nigerian-Americans. There has to be more to Obama's speech everywhere so far in Africa without mentioning Nigeria NigerianNews Editorial

    NigerianNews Side Bar: 'Obama and his slap on Nigeria's face' Unique Visitor counter
    Ridiculously, someone went to our server side at 8:34 PM EST Monday July 1, 2013 and reset the above article's unique counter to 91. The purpose may have been to indicate that No one is reading the article! Our observation earlier showed above 1000 unique readers as recorded by the counter. At this point, whoever did this was not able to reset counter for people who read this article from our Facebook site from where 465 of our unique readers at that time came. This people have a long reach, even if it means sabotaging friends! NNEWS


 
Special Columns
  • Frisky Larr's Current Column

    Boko Haram, Gov. Nyako and the President
    by Frisky Larr
    April 23 2014
    There was hardly any reasonable political analyst one year ago, who did not see through the President?s game plan when he suddenly declared his intention to convene a National Conference to have Nigerians dialog on the numerous political and constitutional issues confronting the nation. The announcement came when the heat of the President?s second term ambition drew close to a boiling point. It had long been the nation?s worst-kept secret NigerianNews Special

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  • Atsar Terver's Current Column
    ECHOES:Commentary on burning public issues

    Benue Under Siege
    by Atsar Terver
    March 18 2014
    There have been persistent unprovoked attacks by suspected Fulani Herdsmen on several communities in Benue State, an act which has been going on Since 2009, and becoming more frequent and deadly in the last few months; leading to the sacking of several entire communities, brutal killing, psychological torture, molestation and displacement of thousands of Benue indigenes from their ancestral homelands, making them refugees in their own country. Even the ancestral home of the paramount ruler, the Tor Tiv who is the chairman of the Benue State Traditional Council, has not been spared in the attacks. These attacks appear to be a coordinated plan to overrun the Middle Belt and other parts of Nigeria. NigerianNews Special

  • |Read more articles by Terver
  • Uyi Edogamhe's Current Column

    OBASANJO?S INTENT AND PURPOSE.
    by Uyi Edogamhe
    December 18 2013
    Nigeria being the most populous black country on planet earth and the most populated country in Africa, occupies a notable place of strategic importance, both in Africa and the world. There is a general hypothetical assumption that, one in every four black person is a Nigerian. The factual accuracy of this claim, is not necessarily in the spread out of Nigerians around the globe, as you are very likely to find a Nigerian in every corner of the world, but in the numeric strength of Nigerians with regards to the global black population. The symbolic importance of this fact is that, Nigeria is and has to be taken most seriously, in global political and economic affairs. NigerianNews Special
    | Read more articles by Edogamhe

  • Madaki O. Ameh's Current Column

    ANOTHER NEEDLESS MAYHEM IN NIGERIA
    by Madaki O Ameh 
    April 15 2014
    The events of Monday 14 ? 4 -14 should mark another watershed in the annals of Nigeria's history, as we mourn, yet another round of blood-letting and needless deaths in Nigeria. How on earth can a group of people take pleasure in murdering innocent citizens, who in the face of grueling poverty, unemployment and despondency, were just leaving their shanties in the early hours of the morning, to eke out a livelihood, no matter how miserable that may be? NigerianNews Special | Read more articles by Ameh

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  • AN INTERVIEW WITH Former Governor Donald Duke of Cross River
    NigerianNews Interview Series

    Fmr Gov Donald Duke
    "Those that are now fanning themselves out to serve on the platform of PDP, and now appear to be the solution to the problem of Nigeria, are indeed the problem of Nigeria. The problem cannot all of a sudden turn out to be the solution. I have problem with that. To me Nigeria is sacrosanct, PDP is not." NigerianNews Interview click here

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH CHIEF OJO MADUEKWE, THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER IN PRESIDENT UMARU MUSA YAR?ADUA?S CABINET

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ojo Maduekwe, was recently in the United States as a participant in the 'Nigeria Meets The World Conference' organized by ThisDay, and the United Nations General Assembly session. He spoke exclusively with NNews at the New York Millennium Plaza. NigerianNews Interview

Reports
  • RIVERS JET: ATEKE WANTS AMAECHI OUT
    FORMER Niger Delta freedom fighter, Chief Ateke Tom, has called on Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State in Southern Nigeria, to quit his office. NNEWS Correspondent
     

  • Leadership Failure: Nigerians Are Walking Prisoners In Austria
    Report by Uzoma Ahamefule
    Mr President Sir, members of the honourable national Assembly and House of Reps, the foreign Affairs Minister and fellow Nigerians, when one extends hands of friendship it is natural that one has exposed oneself to danger. Today not only that I have extended those hands of friendship but I have equally once more exposed my emotions and love to public ridicule and attack because of my affection for Nigeria. NNEWS Correspondent | Read more reports

Religious Special Columns
  • Practice Forgiveness: A Powerful Tool to Open the Door of God's Blessings

    by
    Minister Ayodele Mobolurin
    The goal of forgiveness is restoration. Restoration of your peace of mind and restoration of a broken relationship. The second goal may not be possible, because the other party does not want to put away the contention. However, the first is achievable, since it depends only on one party to the contentious issue. Forgiveness is a powerful tool for restoring your peace of mind.  You are at peace even with those that consider you an enemy. The scripture commands forgiveness  NigerianNews Religious Special
    |  Read more articles by Prof Mobolurin

  • THE POWER OF REDEMPTION: THE JOY OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS (Part 1)

    by Pastor Joseph Idowu
    Introduction
    In John 3: 16 and 17 we read ?
    For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.? . NigerianNews Religious Special | Read more articles by Pastor Idowu

Guest Columns
  • APC AND THE DEARTH OF CHRISTIAN PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS
    Kali Gwegwe

    April, 07 2014
    As the 2015 presidential election draws close, Nigerians should expect to see the ugly, hear cheap lies, and taste the bile of hypocrisy. This is therefore the best time for Nigerian electorates to separate real politicians from the fake, opportunists from nationalists, and charlatans from patriots. NigerianNews Guest Column

  • WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA?
    Amir Abdulazeez
    March, 24 2014
    It has become imperative on us to ask ourselves the questions of why do Nigerians go to school and what do they want to achieve by been educated? This is in consideration of the new dimension unemployment has assumed in the country in recent times. Just over a week ago, we witnessed a tragic situation in which according to newspaper and eyewitness reports, twenty one Nigerians lost their lives and many others sustained different degrees of injuries in search of jobs with the Nigerian Immigration Service. Apart from the dead, fainted, slumped and the injured, hundred others lost all or some of their heard-earned academic credentials NigerianNews Guest Column


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  • RE- IS IGP ABUBAKAR SERIOUS ABOUT SAVING THE POLICE?
    by Adewale T. Akande
    March, 16 2014
    Azu?s piece on LEADERSHIP Friday 14th of March, 2014 (Conversation with Azu) on the Inspector General Police reminds me of one of my published online articles as soon as Mr M. D. Abubakar was appointed as the nation IGP. It goes with the title: ?If I were to be the new Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force?.  My article listed six new interventions to be done in order to improve police integrity and responsibility as important framework for effectiveness of the public service delivery. Surprisingly, I got a letter from a Police chief of one of the Nigeria neighboring countries. He shared his experiences and  acknowledged the success that follows one of the ideas of erecting Police Force Watch Boxes in all the government post offices throughout the country as whistleblower for apprehending hoodlums through impartial investigation of Police
    Complaint Commission that have access to all keys for these Boxes as it was stated on the article.  NigerianNews Guest Column


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  • Again on the ASUU Strike.
     (ASUU: Academic Staff Union of Universities)

    by Ayokunle Adeleye
    November 01 2013
    There are hints, yes, insinuations, that the President, if ASUU rejects his next (perhaps, last) offer, will forcefully open the Universities- and perhaps Polytechnics, since ASUP is also on strike. NigerianNews Guest Column


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  • PRESIDENT JONATHAN IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO CONTEST THE 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
    by Abubakar Alkali Sokoto
    August 30 2013
    In the run up to the 2015 elections, one topical issue that has overwhelmed the political landscape is the eligibility or otherwise of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the Presidential elections. SHOULD PRESIDENT JONATHAN CONTEST THE 2015 ELECTIONS? Based on the performance of President Jonathan in office in the last 3 years, the provisions of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and the political mood of the nation, the answer proffered by majority of Nigerians to this question is a flat NO. NigerianNews Guest Column


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  • SAFETY NET AND VALUE ADDITION FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTORS UNDER THE NIGERIAN PENSION SYSTEM: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL
    by Femi Aborisade
    July 06, 2013
    INTRODUCTION
    This paper analyses the Pension Reform Act with a view to identifying safety net provisions in the Act, if any, and the adequacy or otherwise of such provisions.
    . NigerianNews Guest Column


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  • Amnesty for Boko Haram: The Conundrum of Northern Political Leaders and a Lesson for Nigeria.
    by Prof. Ayodele Mobolurin
    May 15, 2013
    The current call by segments of the Northern Leadership, including the organization Ja?amatu Nasril Islam (JNI) that amnesty be granted to Boko Haram demands dispassionate analysis of the issues.Boko Haram is organization that is leading an insurgency against the government of Nigeria NigerianNews Guest Column



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L E T T E RS  T O  T H E  E D I T O R
  • THE AUTOCRATIC POSITION OF 'PARTY LEADER' IN NIGERIAN POLITICS
    Amir Abdulazeez

    Gradually, Nigerian politicians are introducing a brand new political system that had probably never existed before and does not currently exist anywhere in the world. It is important to note that, there are two ways to creativity; one, you can create something from the scratch and two; you can modify and re-modify something that is existing, until it becomes entirely different from its former self. Read more...
     

  • REMINDER ON MY PASSIONATE URGENT APPEAL FOR INTERVENTION:
    Ebimieowei David Alabrah
    October 04 2013
    Your Excellency,
    The President & Commander-in-Chief,
    Of The Federal Republic of Nigeria,
    Your Excellency sir, I know you are a very busy person because of the present workload you are carrying but please come to my aid/help now before it will be too late for God's sake. I humbly implore you to read my earlier message to you and act now as the Management of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had not done anything about the matter up until time of writing. Will appreciate you detail either the Minister of Labour, Productivity & Employment of Minister of Petroleum or Group Managing Director of NNPC or your Personal Assistant of Niger Delta/Amnesty to call and follow up with the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Company (SPDC) to resolve this issue.
    Read more...

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  • My tattoo ministers Christ to me ?Bimbo Thomas

    Bimbo Thomas is an embodiment of the popular saying, ?if you?ve got it, flaunt it?. The actress cum fashionista does not fail to show off her smooth skin, curvaceous figure and cleavage. She tells Adaeze Amos in this interview that she does not want to hurriedly rush into marriage, hence her apparent delay in saying ?I do?. Read more...
     

  • CHARITY PICTURES SET TO A DROP MULTI-MILLION NAIRA MOVIE ON DEC 2ND

    Mercy Aigbe
    ?IT IS WELL? a popular slogan amidst Christians and other church goers was the catchy phrase and the title of the new movie employed by Mr. Adeola Adewunmi, the Managing Director of Charity Pictures Production and the producer of the film. The Producer?s intention and mission is to deliver a world-class film executed with strong local relevance and content to excite the Nigerian and African film watchers. Read more...

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