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December 18, 2014

  • Buhari explains choice of Osinbajo as running mate
    L-R: All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari; his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and APC National Secretary, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, during the presentation of Osinbajo as vice presidential candidate in Abuja, yesterday
    *** Decision mark of incompetence, says PDP
    The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) yesterday said he chose Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate because of his sterling qualities as well as other considerations within and outside the party. Read more...

  • Mutiny: Army sentences 54 soldiers to death

    Fifty four soldiers are to face the firing squad, as a General Court Martial, GCM, sitting at the Nigerian Army Headquarters, AGQ Garison, in Abuja sentenced them to death after finding them guilty of mutiny; Read more...

  • Shekau vows to kill Sanusi, Emir of Kano
    Shekau and Sanusi
    Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to attack the Emir of Kano, Muhummadu Sanusi II. Read more...

  • 2015: Parties rush to beat INEC deadline for candidates' list

    Political parties are battling to beat today's deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for submission of candidates' list for the 2015 general election. Read more...

  • Budget 2015: FG reviews GDP growth projections downwards
    Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, presenting the 2015 budget proposal to the House of Representatives in Abuja, yesterday
    .......sticks with $65 oil price benchmark
    The Federal Government has reviewed downwards the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth projections for 2015, in view of the economic headwinds brought on by collapsing oil prices. Read more...

  • Defence chief assures on North-East polls
    Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, yesterday assured that elections would hold in the troubled areas of the North East in 2015. According to him, the nation  Read more...

  • Ojugbele assures of quality representation if elected
    All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Ado-Odo/Ota federal constituency of Ogun State in the 2015 elections, Jimoh Ojugbele, has assured the people of the constituency of his desire to offer quality  Read more...

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  • FG threatens to shut IOCs over Cabotage Policy abuse
    The Federal Government said it will shut any International Oil Company caught subverting the provisions of the Coastal and Inland Shipping Cabotage Act 2003 in its bid to ensure that  Read more...

 
  • FCMB unveils personal business account
    To boost its customers businesses, First City Monument Bank, FCMB, has launched personal business account. Read more...

  • Group tasks National Assembly on Local Content Act
    Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association, CCESSA, has said the National Assembly should take all necessary steps to fast track deliberations on the Local Content bill, in order to ensure the policy is established as a Local Content Act in the construction industry in Nigeria. Read more...

  • AfDB approves $500m to support MSMEs in Nigeria
    African Development Bank, AfDB, has approved a financial package of $500m to support the establishment of the Development Bank of Nigeria, DBN, Plc. Read more...

  • Traders, artisans to benefit from ITF's new initiatives
    The Director General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Dr Julliet Chukkas Onaeko,has said Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, MSMES, requires concerted intervention to support their growth and development. Read more...


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  • S'EAST AND ITS ONE ADDITIONAL PYRRHIC STATE VICTORY
    'AGITATION by the people of the South-East for creation of an additional state in the area to put them at par with other zones of the federation received huge support  when, Thursday, the demand received the unanimous backing from members of the National Conference Committee on Political Reforms and Forms of Government' so says the header glee by the Guardian! It is the NigerianNews opinion on this seeming show of magnanimity that the committee actually missed the point and in fact it actually compounded the problem! If the Zone is the federating unit, a case that this Confab should actually discuss thoroughly, S'East is in fact owed 2 States, while S'West, S'South, N'Central and the N'East are owed one additional State each to keep up or be at par with the N'West, a member of the Zonal federating unit! NigerianNews Editorial

  • 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

    Is Boko Haram the true cause of Jonathan?s dismal Performance as President?
    by Frisky Larr
    November 24 2014'
    These days, there is one argument that is persistently heard when a section of Nigerians attempt to explain why the President of Nigeria Dr. GoodluckEbele Jonathan is largely perceived as having under-performed during his four-year tenure that is running out in a few months. This negative perception is so aggravated in some quarters that some disgruntled sharp-tongued commentators simply rephrased his name in some social media outlets to read "GoodluckEbola JoNothing" while a now deceased Facebook commentator of blessed memory once described him as "Emir El-Retard-eenJonathan". These abuses underscoring the frustration of several hobby commentators often end up amusing the President's opponents while it is generally taken with utmost contempt by his admirers, who cannot understand why people are taking the freedom of expression to the extent of ridiculing the country's own President. NigerianNews Special

  • | Read more articles Frisky
  • Atsar Terver's Current Column
    ECHOES:Commentary on burning public issues

    Impeachments: A new Terrorist on the Prowl's
    by Atsar Terver
    July31 2014'
    When former President Olusegun Obasanjo, then the President of Nigeria began to use impeachment as a tool of coercion to bully politically antagonistic Governors into loyalty to him and the PDP, some of us cried foul. Our position then was that, impeachment even though constitutional as a means to check the executive from grossly violation the constitution under the cover of immunity, should not be converted into a witch-hunting tool by tyrannical leaders with zero tolerance for plurality of political opinion.'s's NigerianNews Special

  • |Read more articles by Terver
  •  Anthony A. Kila's Current Column

    Politicians are ready; are the people ready?
    by Anthony A. Kila
    December 17, 2014
    The primaries are over. Some politicians are happy many more are grieving and recovering from the shock of losing. That is their world, they are rational political beings: the most stupid politician in the world knows
    NigerianNews Special | Read more articles by Kila

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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
  • Inaugural speech by Governor Fayose October 16, 2014
    GOVERNMENT OF RESTORATION
    INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. PETER AYODELE FAYOSE, GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE OF NIGERIA, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SWEARING-IN CEREMONY AS GOVERNOR ON THURSDAY 16th OCTOBER,2014 AT THE OLUYEMI KAYODE STADIUM, ADO-EKITI.
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  • 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
  • ANY PLACE FOR SELF HELP IN A DEMOCRACY?-
    Kali Gwegwe
    November 27 2014
     Politicians are mostly known for telling voters what they intend to or can do if voted into power. This belief has been dislodged from the consciousness of Nigerian citizens owing to the spate of threats by opposition politicians and political parties.-- NigerianNews Guest Column

  • EBOLA: A bowl of contradictions
    Wole Ameyan, Jr.MD,MPH
    November 19 2014
    The hypothesized setting is a remote village in a remote part of the world. Mr Tuba, a 93 year old man with a known history of terminal cancer sadly succumbs to the disease and dies. He was from a long lineage of longevity. He had been intermittently ill for 3 years. Luckily, a doctor had been to see him and discuss with his family, extended and nuclear,informing that his was a terminal case. Coupled with his old age, he was unlikely to be alive in another 4 weeks. The doctor suggests that efforts be made where possible for the last periods of his life to be spent in relative ease and comfort. With 30,000 in cash, Mr Tuba could be managed properly and provided with items that will make him live in modest comfort until he breathes his last. NigerianNews Guest Column

  • THE SAD POLITICAL FATE OF NIGERIAN DEPUTY GOVERNORS
    Amir Abdulazeez
    November 11 2014
    It is now time for us to ask Nigerian Governors on why they do not want their deputies to succeed them. Alternatively, we may ask the Deputy Governors as to what are their sins which are so dreadful that their bosses wouldn?t want them to succeed them. A Deputy Governor should naturally be the person with the best chance to succeed an outgoing Governor, going by the fact that he is constitutionally mandated to take over from him in the event of any unforeseen circumstance like death, impeachment or incapacitation.  Furthermore, a Deputy is seen as the closest working ally of his principal and probably that?s why the constitution gave an exclusive right to the Governor to determine his running mate. However, this is not the case here in Nigeria, particularly in this dispensation. NigerianNews Guest Column

  • SEPARATING HYPOCRISY FROM POLITICAL OPPOSITION
    Kali Gwegwe
    September 22 2014
    It is important that Nigerians begin to show serious interest not only in the party in power but the opposition too. This is because the strength of a nation?s democracy is in how vibrant the opposition is. For many discerning minds, the greatest threat to Nigeria?s democratic culture and obstacle to a rapid socio-economic development is not the actions or inactions of the party in power. Poor opposition tradition is. NigerianNews Guest Column

  • ?Commander-in-Chief of NTA?
    Amir Abdulazeez
    September 08 2014
    Last week, Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso said President Goodluck Jonathan appears to be more of the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) than of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, because of the promotional television jingles that according to him wrongly compare the President with other successful world leaders. NigerianNews Guest Column

  • IF I WERE IN THE OPPOSITION
    Kali Gwegwe
    September 03 2014
    Political opposition is to democracy what spice is to stew. Unfortunately, most Nigerian opposition leaders mistake hate for opposition politics. This is responsible for the deplorable opposition culture in the country. It means that political opposition has been able to contribute maximally to the growth of Nigerian democracy. NigerianNews Guest Column

  • YOUTHS, Save NIGERIA.
    Ayokunle Adeleye
    June 04 2014
    I have since heard many a youth lament about how our grandfathers continue to ruin the country in the name of ruling it, about how the rulers of yesteryears are yet the leaders of tomorrow, about how these grandfathers themselves were youths when they set out but now detest our youth and our entitlement, about how the affairs of the youth are left for our gramps (and grannies) to ru(i)n. NigerianNews Guest Column

  • The Die is Cast; A Daniel has come to Judgment.
    Godwin Ndubuisi Aleke
    May 15 2014
    Towards 2011 elections, enough of us took to the streets because we saw it an opportunity to break away from our evil past, right the wrongs, and begin to build for a better future. We gave several commitments; we exposed our flanks, all in service to our fatherland.NigerianNews Guest Column

  • The Quality of a Good Politician in a Democratic Society
    by
    Adewale T. Akande
    April, 29 2014
    My little Oxford dictionary defines politician as ?person engaged or interested in politics? and politics as ?science and art of government; political affairs or life or principles etc.? Politics consists of ?social relations involving authority and power?. A politician is defined as one who is actively involved in politics or one who holds or seeks a political office. A politician is an individual who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making in government. Politicians play a central role in our lives.  NigerianNews Guest Column

  • 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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    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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