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September 19, 2014

  • Reps to probe $9.3m cash seizure in S'Africa

    The House of Representatives will today begin investigation into the alleged smuggling of $9.3m cash into South Africa by two Nigerians and an Israeli. Read more...
  • 305 conferred with national honours

    President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the award of the 2013 and 2014 National Honours to 305 eminent Nigerians and foreigners, who have contributed to national development in their various fields of endeavour. Read more...

  • Troops capture Boko Haram leader, kill 60 in Konduga
    Nigerian troops in Mali
    A high ranking leader of the Boko Haram sect has been arrested by troops in the ongoing fighting in Konduga, Borno State. Read more...

  • Endorsement: I'm overwhelmed, humbled, says Jonathan
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to the media on the situation in Chibok and the success of the World Economic Forum in Abuja
    .....says he's unperturbed about insults
    President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday welcomed the endorsements galore proclaiming him the sole presidential candidate by all organs of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2015 presidential election. Read more...

  • 200 insurgents killed in battle of Konduga

    *** 15 die, 34 injured as bomb blast rocks Kano college
    No fewer than 200 members of the Boko Haram sect were yesterday killed in fighting with soldiers when they attempted to re-launch an attack on Konduga in Borno State. Read more...

  • Magistrates to be robed like UK counterparts
    Magistrates in the country are to wear a new working robe/dress like the one being used by their counterparts in the United Kingdom. The new outfit, which is designed as Read more...

  • Ndigbo'll vote right in 2015 -IYF leader
    Founder of Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, and Deputy Secretary of Igbo Leaders of Thought, Evangelist Elliot Uko
    Founder of Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, and Deputy Secretary of Igbo Leaders of Thought, Evangelist Elliot Uko, speaks with DENNIS AGBO on issues of implementing resolutions of the National Conference,  Read more...

  • Lagos PDP urges Lagosians to prays for Tinubu
    Tinubu
    Lagos State People Democratic Party, PDP, has called on Lagosians to pray for the quick recovery of former governor of the state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, who has been reported ill in a London hospital. Read more...

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  • LCRI set to launch new commercialised wheat varieties
    The Executive Director of the Lake Chad Research Institute ,LCRI, Dr Oluwasina Olabanji, has said the institute will release two new wheat varieties that can yield six tonnes of wheat Read more...

 
  • BoI targets 1000 cottage industries with N5bn fund
    The Bank of Industry, BoI ,has announced the takeoff of a N5billion Cottage Agro Processing, CAP, Fund targeted at financing 1,000 cottage industries engaged in processing activities across the country. Read more...

  • Chevron gets ultimatum to quit communities if....
    The Gbaramatu, Egbema and Ogulagha Coastal Communities Front have issued a 21-day ultimatum to Chevron Nigeria Limited to stop all contracts, award/dealings with the Communities' former Chairman, George Timinimi, or move out of their communities.  Read more...

  • Nigeria, Poland consider partnership in ship building, maritime studies
    The Government of Poland yesterday initiated talks with the Federal Government to explore possible collaboration in the areas of ship building, maritime industry development and railways in the country. Read more...

  • South Africa postpones regulations for child travellers till June 2015
    The Department of Home Affairs, South Africa, has delayed the implementation of the requirements for children under the age of 18 to present an unabridged birth certificates whenever they are travelling into or outside the country, until June 1, 2015. Read more...


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  • S'EAST AND ITS ONE ADDITIONAL PYRRHIC STATE VICTORY
    April 25 2014
    '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

    A President and Journalists in Need of urgent Help!
    by Frisky Larr
    May 21 2014
    Jide Ajani's article "Goodluck Jonathan: A President in need of help!" was first published in Sunday Vanguard of May 11, 2014. It is a must-read. It is a daring exposť in clear deviation from the contemporary norms defining the state or plight of journalism in today's Nigeria. I find it an interesting masterpiece that is worth the follow-up it received in a Nigerian radio talkshow one week after. I will return to this issue later. NigerianNews Special

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

    Impeachments: A new Terrorist on the Prowl's
    by Atsar Terver
    July31 2014's's
    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
  • 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

  • Joseph Ifeanyi Chikunie's Current Column

    NIGERIA'S FAILING IS VERY EMBARRASING
    by Joseph Ifeanyi Chikunie
    May 09 2014
    As I watched Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Cable News Network (CNN) some days ago appealing to other countries and international agencies for assistance in rescuing the missing school girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, the sad realization of how we have failed as a nation dawned on me.  NigerianNews Special | Read more articles by Chikunie

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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
  • ?Commander-in-Chief of NTA?
    Amir Abdulazeez
    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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  • My boobs are the biggest in Nollywood ?Mimi

    Mitchell Ozakpolor, fondly called Mimi is indeed busty and she feels good about it. She started acting about a decade ago. Mimi resigned from her?
     

  • 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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