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are Unbridled, meaning, not controlled or constrained
by any interest!!
Reflections On The
New Year 2016: Find The Light and Your Steps Will be Steady Towards
An Assured Future. January 01, 2016
Every New Year people reflect on what the New Year portends.The future has always been a mystery that human beings
have expended a lot of energy, resources trying to figure it
out.Some read the
stars; some read tea leaves, other consult astrologers,
spiritualists and have penetrated the veil between the real,
material world and the spiritual or the unseen world, where the
future, the present and the past all blend into an endless flow.If there is any resolution to be made this year, my
recommendation is don’t take predictions too seriously, don’t
let your life be governed by predictions. If predictions come
true, you have fallen into a self-fulfilling prophesy, and you
cannot prove otherwise. Of course there are some with a keen
foresight and wisdom, who can look at the current trajectory of
a person and make predictions.Those predictions however, need not be treated as
inevitable, but as advice whether to keep the current course or
Nigeria in 2015:
Is There A Way Out of The Wilderness? January 01, 2015 There is the history
of the Jews on their way to the Promised Land, which
they were toldwas flowing with Milk and Honey.The generation that left Egypt was caught up
in the wilderness and never made it to the Promised
Land. Why? They cannot claim that they had bad
leadership, in fact they has a good, inspired leader
in Moses, a courageous leader, who faced down
Pharaoh the ruler of the greatest
world has ever known.Moses their leader was chosen by God Himself
but the people decided to go their own
could not have been accused of bad leadership, of
corruption or favoritism.In fact when he faced accusations, God
Himself vindicated him.Recently our former President, Chief Olusegun
Obasanjo agreed with Pastor Adeboye, the Overseer of
the Redeemed Christian Church of God that Nigerian
The remaining content of his remarks were not
S'EAST AND ITS ONE ADDITIONAL
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
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!
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.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND THE ABSENCE OF APC
GOVERNORS IN AKURE October 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.
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
Dialogue with Boko Haram? Not So Fast! January 31, 2013 Why are these spurious demands for dialogue being made now by people
who should know better? The Boko Haram is being routed from their
covert base in Mali, their world is on the verge of collapse. What
is it to dialogue at this point? That Boko Haram's atrocities never
happened? That those people cowardly murdered are not worthwhile
member of their communities? That the president should negotiate with
them to become a Muslim?
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 NIGERIA! January 01, 2013 We wish all our Nigerian compatriots a HAPPY 2013! Many ups and downs
will straddle our beloved Nigeria this
New Year 2013 that we must not continue to put under the table in
order to appease the angry
gods any longer, if our republic must endure.
Let this president prove he is not a push
over teleguided by people waiting for him to fall! June 01, 2012 Asiwaju Tinubu and the ACN are correct in their position, but we
seem not to be dealing with a rational President. If he is rational,
he would have known that he loses all his South West goodwill by this
not well thought out change of name.NigerianNews
From The University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University: An
Unforced Error by an error-prone President! May 30, 2012 The changing of the University of Lagos name to Moshood Abiola
University seems to us an unforced error by a President who is
willing to use all means to secure a second term, and he thinks the
way to securing it is through the people of the South West! It seems
to us that this president has no clue about the psyche of an average
South Westerner, and we predict this latest act is also the reason
why we think he has destroyed his chance for a second term in this
Fuel Subsidy: In the defense of the 'real
suffering masses' December 21, 2011 We are premising this article on our believe that all parties to this
subsidy debate are patriotic, and all mean well for the country. The
president has never been known to fib to us before, and the people who
want subsidy to stay approximate the name of the suffering masses to
their claim to the impending post subsidy removal doom. Our
recommendations under this condition is, if the president is too timid
to take a bold step like Prime Minister David Cameron did in the UK when he took
over, he should work on how this subsidy works for all real suffering
masses. This should be the fair
solution after the NLC and the TUC have won their battle::
The Unsportsmanlike Losers April 19, 2011
On April 09th 2011, Nigerians fired the first warning
shots. They fired it with the force of the ballot papers in the
privacy of the polling booths. They sent a message and there was no
mistaking it. They were going to be taken for a ride no more.
The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance! April 16, 2011 It is our opinion at NNEWS that the NASS election results of April
9, 2011 have created a reality that, unless the Almighty God acts
on behalf of all parties other than PDP in today's Presidential
election, the die is definitely cast and the PDP has reasons to
be happy about what will happen at the end of the INEC innovative
election collation today!
Farewell the 3rd National Assembly
(2007-2011) and enter the 4th National Assembly (2011-2015) April 02, 2011
The National Assembly has a life span of four years, therefore the
first National Assembly started its life in 1999, and ended its
span of life in 2003, and a new one started in May 29, of 2003. At
this time, May 29 was christened 'democracy day' Henceforth,
a new National Assembly with a new set of legislative and
Presidential players will take a new oath of office every May 29,
of a New National Assembly year. Therefore, a journey to a new and
4th National Assembly begins today, April 2nd, 2011!
Abati, AU, The West
and the End game March 29, 2011
Mr. Abati, sure you know about the Western ringer when
they want a solution passed at the UN. That you are told that
action will be limited to No-Fly zone and you voted for it, does not mean you cannot
complain later when you think the
understanding of what you voted for has changed. The Arab league
was the first to feel deceived and was later 'muzzled' to go along.
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This registration is another fraud of our
time! We at the NigerianNews
have endeavoured to stay out of the political fray in
this coming April election, and we hope pointing out an obvious lie
cannot be ascribed to politics. These are what are known:
North - South Zonal Asymmetry The Representative from
Nnewi North/Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the
House of Representatives, C.I.D Maduabum was quoted in the Tribune
The South-East geo-political zone of the country has so far lost
N200 billion for being one state short since 1999.
and the incapacitation of a presidency
It is clear that President Jonathan does not
understand the import of his Special Assistant to the President
Dr. Cairo Ojougboh declaration's at National Assembly that the
President would run in 2011.
Note on PAC Threat It is sad enough
that Jonathan made his first mistake by appointing this PAC which
includes Danjuma, and sad still when Danjuma-led PAC gave the
Will 2009 be a
Happy New Year for Nigeria? January 06, 2009NigerianNews
takes this opportunity to felicitate with everyone as the year 2009
rolls in. Indeed, our felicitation this New year bothers on the
prophetic, so replace any reference to Jerusalem in the passage below
with Nigeria OR Abuja. Please also understand that
this editorial is not about religion. However, if you must take it as a
religious editorial, also understand that religion is the way we live our
lives. A good and honest human being is also a good Christian and a
good Muslim all at the same time!
Omehia: And the Reasoning
please? January 24, 2008
Anyone who read our article on the Amaechi vs. Omehia titled
The Supreme Court: Supreme in all things but
Remedy! will in no doubt notice that our bone of
contention with the Supreme Court was never about the conclusion they
reached. Our problem has always been the remedy they fashioned to
compensate the winning side in this case, Amaechi.
January 01, 2008 NigerianNews
takes this opportunity to felicitate with everyone as the year 2008
rolls in. Indeed, Nigeria is a country which God has bestowed with
enough resilience to weather any storm. 2007 was such a
turbulent year which some would have either wished it never existed or
certain events never occurred. All the same, all our experience is
sNNDPosed to strengthen us with sufficient energy so that we can witness
the fulfillment of things yet to be revealed to us as a Nation by the
Removal of Ribadu: The Triumph of Aondoakaa and his Ruse of Law December 31, 2007 While the plot was being hatched, those who now
cry foul on the removal of Nuhu Ribadu were busy celebrating the demise
of the previous government. While the celebration went on, the
evil geniuses in our midst were busy perfecting their next move of
The Supreme Court: Supreme in all things but
Remedy! October 29, 2007
We must first congratulate this Supreme Court
for they have done it again! We congratulate you for your
consistent inconsistencies. We congratulate you for consistently
turning the face of logic upside down to the applause of those who
should know better. If your inconsistencies are
not embarrassing, we would have also congratulated you on
your undemocratic imposition of Rotimi
Amaechi who was never voted for by the people of Rivers State. This is a first
in the annals of representative democracy!!
In this theatre of the
absurd, Aondoakaa stands out. September 20, 2007
While the theatre of the absurd has begun to witness a resurgence in
the newly inaugurated presidency of Musa Yar'Adua, it is amazing
that the prominent actors are those who secretly sought the head of
this president while he was still the PDP presidential candidate.
That was then. This is now. And the self-promoters, the uncouth and
the moles planted by the crooked have surreptitiously and stealthily
Okonjo-Iweala, Adeniji: Tendering justice
with mercy. July 24, 2007 That Chief Gani Fawehinmi pursues justice with fervor is by now no
news to anyone who loves justice tendered with mercy. It is this
fervor that brought him to repudiate and prosecute the apparent
reinforcement of that part of George Orwell's Animal Farm that
redefined its original proclamation of equality among animals..
Mohammed and his vilification of Chief Gani Fawehinmi June 25, 2007
If we understand Chief Gani Fawehinmi and his thoughts on Peter
Obi's Supreme Court judgment correctly, it can be said the Chief was
only worried about jurisdiction and its attendant consequential
remedy stemming from this judgment. We were rooting for Gov. Peter
Obi here at the NigerianNews
at the beginning, middle and the end of this saga, but as patriots,
was also worried about the remedy for this serious injustice against
an innocent man.
Chief Fawehinmi Press Statement |
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The Terms of the
Nigerian Political Offices are scalar and not vector quantities! June 15, 2007 The Supreme Court by granting Governor Obi of Anambra an
extension is expressly stating that the terms of the
Nigerian political offices cannot be considered a vector quantity as
the value of the office longevity can only be characterized in a
scalar term. For those who may want to know, all vector or tensor
quantities will retain their values in any assigned frame of
reference (either in a covariant or contravariant tensoral
transformation). A tensor or vector quantity must have magnitude and
direction, because of this, if for example the position of a
governor is given a vectoral value of four years, this value will
remain same if evaluated in an interstellar space. Of course, like
velocity, a vector may be considered not to be an objective vector.
NBA call for court boycott, hypocrisy and the
equal opportunity riggers
May 14, 2007 We highly respect Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the
NigerianNews, however, if the
lawyers and the Judges were to go on strike on cases that they may
have to handle by taking position a priori, what is the point filing
election petition either way? Is it not better that other organization
but not the officers of the law be the organizers of strike? What
happens to the word "sub judice" especially when the officers of the
law are the ones violating the principle?
The slow but certain destruction of the
Nigerian Bar Association
It is with sadness we embark on this article. When Mr. Agbakoba
asked INEC not to appeal whatever judgment came out of the Federal
High Court ruling yesterday, predictably, we knew he was up to his
strings of mischief. However, little did he know that a more
superior court will be barring his friend Atiku from this election!
This amazing 2006
Census! January 11, 2007 We have always told whoever has ears to hear that our Northern
compatriots are always all ears! While we gang together helping them
to uphold what we think is the right thing to do on the "Third term"
and the Obasanjo/Atiku imbroglio, our Northern compatriots are busy
addressing the possible repercussion of the 2006 census! Why not,
the tactics has worked since Lugard's amalgamation of Southern and
Northern Nigeria; it worked during the much to do about nothing
"Third Term" The North knew during the so-called "Third term" there
was no way in hell this "Third term" would pass, of course, they are
better thinkers, so they crave the diversion.
Happy New Year and Welcome 2007, a year of decisions!
January 01, 2007
Again, what a year! Year 2006 was marked with mixed occurrences in
our dear country. To some again, it was a totally bad year of
presidential rapacity and/or vice presidential obfuscation and lack of
honour, and to others it was a mixed bag of both!! We ask again; What
is in a year after all if not for the apparent relativity of its
the unbiazed judge interpret 142(1) and 146(3)(c) of the 1999
constitution? December 24, 2006
A VP is a product of party selection in a convention where the
presidential candidate is ELECTED and not SELECTED. In other words,
Yar'Adua and Buhari were ELECTED recently by their various party
conventions, and then Yar'Adua SELECTED Goodluck Jonathan, while
Buhari SELECTED Ume Ezeoke. Is this a paradox? We don't think so!
Where is the Emergency?
October 25, 2006
The toothless bulldog, otherwise known as the National Assembly or the impeachable offence enumerator, now has an opportunity to face the job of the nation with malice to No one! When the State of Emergency in Ekiti comes for debate tomorrow, the question to ask the sender is; where is this emergency? Does an elected democrat sack another elected democrat unless on a serious ground? We are afraid our brothers and sisters in the National Assembly will either pass the bucks at the end of this important debate by assigning the blame on someone else or just consign the Ekiti anomaly as one of those impeachable offences which at the last count would be numbered 129 ( or is it 130?)
The Exit of Agag the Amalekite
October 17, 2006
Did we not hear in the recent days the arrogance of our modern day
Agag - King Fayose who boasted No one can impeach me, because God
installed me? Has he not now learnt a lesson that you must obey
God first, then He can be your God? So long King Agag!!
Egunje and Nigerian Journalism - a Reply to
Peter Taylor's conjecture
here for Mr Taylor's letter)
To test your egunje theory, it would be nice if EFCC would
direct its searchlight on us as well as all the Nigerian media,
because you are right, there are some egunje passing hands right now,
but you can be sure we are not part of it.
Obasanjo vs Atiku:
Is Chivalry Dead? September 13, 2006
It may be necessary to explain that we refer here strictly to the 13th century medieval chivalry code of conduct as applicable to Nigeria today. However, before the gullible distorts our non-partisan intention, the chivalry code of conduct we think should be imbibed by Nigerians Knights, Priest, Mullahs and commoners is provided for all just by clicking
here for a copy.
The Moral Equivalence Please?
We are about to commence a new conflagration to deflagration
phenomenon again in Abuja, a city where people fail to learn any
lesson, and where only few of the highly placed residents take the
business of governance seriously.
Bakassi and raw justice June 17, 2006
VERY SAD! America or any worthwhile government will definitely not
allow her people to be parceled off under a new sovereign
arrangement because some judges in the Hague decreed it. When United
States's interest was threatened during the time of Reagan, Reagan
took a temporary exit from the body to protect the interest of
A Hansard and Two Spins
April 21, 2006 On
the focus section of the NigerianNews
yesterday, we settled down to publishing the ThisDay version of the
House of Lord's deliberation on the Third Term. In doing this we
weighed the spin contents of both ThisDay and The Guardian, and
found The Guardian too far out in spin missing the most salient
points. Judge for yourself!
Booming Business of Third Term.
April 18, 2006 A third term follows two completed terms, and the third term is also
a subset of many more possible terms. So, by this simple reasoning,
it is unfortunate those who advocate this Third Term stops at "Third",
for, we at the NigerianNews
believe in "many terms" where "many" is greater than "third".
hands were stained to everyone's horror before asylum.
March 29, 2006 The
headlines all over the Newspapers and online news yesterday focused
on how some more powerful States may be mad at Nigeria, and Obasanjo
in particular on the Taylor saga. Some of the comments bother on
speculative journalism tracing Taylor disappearance to Zimbabwe, and
even Venezuela, with the Nigerian government connivance.
Democracy on trial
January 23, 2006
Nigeria is a country blessed with a lot of educated people and she
is also a country of chameleon-like practitioners of democracy.
Happy New Year and Welcome 2006, a year of new opportunity!
01, 2006. What a year! Year 2005 was marked with mixed occurrences in our dear
country. To some, it was a totally bad year, and to others it was a
mixed bag of both fortunes and misfortunes. What is in a year after
all if not for the assumed relativity of it.
The Charlatans and the Third term
December 26, 2005 We surely like this young man called Ribadu at the
Unfortunately, there are many agents of the beast who do not like
Alamieyeseigha made a mockery of British
security and defense perimeter! November 22, 2005
If the exploit of Alamieyeseigha, his escape of the dragnet drawn by
the Metropolitan police in London had been enacted in Nigeria on the
Nigerian Police dragnet, we would have heard so much from the
Western press of the corrupt Nigerian way of life!
Shame on this Mr Adeleke Ojo
November 08, 2005
The Chairman of Ikeja NBA needs to examine his own conscience in
view of what we all know about the case of Chief Diepreye
We like this former Senator !
September 22, 2005
We at the
are not the type to hide our feelings for certain Nigerians of which
Senator Okunronmu is one. This Senator does not take position based
on the personality involved, he stakes the positions some of which
are sometimes detrimental to his own well being. This is a trademark
of an intellectual, and this is the way we would want all Nigerians
An Editor's Burden and Dilemma - An
additional feedback by Madaki O. Ameh
September 27, 2005 Thanks for the publication of my feedback. The discussion is
really quite interesting, and in your reaction, you raised additional
issues, which I would like to briefly address
An Editor's Burden and Dilemma - A
feedback by Madaki O. Ameh
September 19, 2005
This is the feedback to our editorial of September 14, 2005. Our
disagreements with you Mr. Ameh are clear and have to do with the
methods used in making observations, and can be likened to two
observers in the application of Einstein's Theory of Special
Relativity. Enjoy this piece and give us some further feedback!
An Editor's Burden and Dilemma
September 14, 2005
"It is no secret that you are always out protecting Mr Obasanjo on
any issue concerning bad governance. As a resident of US well versed
with what amount to corruption and bad governance do you think in
the clime you are The President would have lasted 6 years in office?
Judge it yourself and remain the comfort of US!"
An open season of trivialization
September 12, 2005
of September 11, 2005
on Muyiwa was first reported by Daily Sun in a very timid way
on September 09, 2005. We say timid because the most important
caption was left for the inside story and an obscure caption for the
cover page. So, we decided to use the Sun's inside caption of:
It’s Stella’s son who bought New York house, not me in
the first article of our
TOP NEWS of that
The President and the Spare
September 10, 2005
From what we know of Atiku, some swear by God that he is a nice man,
and we agree. However, this is not about a nice versus bad man but
about the stability of our institution and country. A good Vice
President makes the job of his boss easier by constant sNNDPort of the
policy for which they have been elected. When sNNDPort becomes
impossible, and in the interest of the nation, a "nice" Vice President
resigns, freeing himself from the "immorality" of his boss. This
"nice" Vice President has not done that.
This Greek Gift
September 03, 2005
In our comments of
May 12, 2005, we described the cat that was let out of its
cubical enclosure, explaining what Obasanjo unleashed as an unguided
missile which can consume all. At that time, we thought some members
of the National Assembly and some prominent party stalwarts, by
reckless comment might unwittingly prevent us from witnessing the
barrage of exposure of wrong doings that is in the offing. Now, our
foreboding thought is here realized!
August 27, 2005
Good news if the above report about mad people participating in the
census is true. This time, the stigma of having the most mad people
in a town, State or Zone will make this count of the mad people an
oasis in the desert of census deception and inflation.
An amazing citizen and surveyor of the
Republic of Benin!
August 15, 2005 It is amazing to know that the Director General of National Boundary
Commission (NBC), Alhaji Dairu Bobbo has a power to singularly draw
a peace treaty based on his boundary survey without the input of the
two Heads of State involved.
Conscience and moral
Absolutism versus Minimalism
August 13, 2005 Predictably, knowing us at the
we are emphatically moral and conscience absolutists. If you are not
sure of what side to take in the case of Ngige versus Obi, search
through your conscience.
Of Resource Control and
August 09, 2005 In a desire to build a strong nation, the idea of government taking
over a family land when there is a resource discovery on that land
smacks of injustice to the land owner and a bonanza of "reaping
where you do not sow" by those who insist on sharing the wealth.
Illegal Structures July 22, 2005
By the time Britain and US finish with Zimbabwe, they will have
no credibility left in terms of the rule of law in London and
Washington, and the way they want it Zimbabwe. Take a look at a quote
from the article above from the BBC:
July 22, 2005 The wading of Prof. Soyinka into the ongoing Zimbabwe saga requires
a deep thought. Prof Soyinka has advocated in South Africa, that
Mugabe should be sanctioned.
Michael Jackson NOT GUILTY - a case with cultural divides or is it?
June 14, 2005 In about seventy days of trial, if the TV talking heads were to
constitute the jury in the Michael Jackson saga, he would be heading
towards the jail now. The good news for Michael Jackson was, Nancy
Grace and the other talking heads were not the jury.
Back at this Show of Shame again!
May 12, 2005 The President exposed our dirty linen, so, we are going to impeach
him! Isn't this a show of shame by these so-called honorable people?
If Nigerians for other reasons allow this kind of rascality, it
destroys the momentum of this new spirit of confronting the rogues in
From Saint Peter to Benedict XVI
April 24, 2005 Earlier we had written about Gelasius I, who we called
then the first and only African Pope. However, that story was as good
as the story of the ancient world.
One Step Forward and another Two Steps
April 07, 2005 The President was quoted as querying Ribadu why Tafa
Balogun was handcuffed!
Law of unintended consequences - Zimbabwe
April 02, 2005 The worst enemy of the West anywhere is the West itself. The
first of the West's guilt is underestimation of the Third World which
leads to total violation of Dale Carnegie rule of how to make friends and
Terri Shiavo is dead
April 01, 2005 "For better for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us
part" This is the way all Christians know it. A new chapter is written in
Florida, Terri Schiavo died on Thursday at 9:05 AM EST.
Readers watch out! March 31, 2005 Readers please read both reports by BBC and Voice of America above.
Please let us know how you feel about the methods of reporting by
both government sponsored Online News.
Tragedy as we see it unfolds in Florida
March 27, 2005 Either we like to hear it or not, the whole World is one big Island. A
moral turpitude in any part of this big island affects the whole Island.
It is with this heavy heart that we write about the Terri Shiavo saga in
Florida today, the Easter Sunday.
This is sad! March 24, 2005 What points are you trying to make, honourable members of the house?
This is really very sad! If you have done all those you listed as your
accomplishments, should that stop anybody from exposing any corrupt
The sheep which finds dog as companion.
March 23, 2005 It has long been held that a sheep in company of a dog
will make a feast fest of any fecal products.
Gowon: Don't Remove Ngige: Oh Really?
March 17, 2005 We believe the Ngige removal should be left NOT to Gowon
or the PDP.
Ignore the blast, Fr Kukah March 02, 2005 There is no doubt we are in full sNNDPort of the intention and
potential of PRONACO conference over the pre-ordained outcome of the
‘Why Enahoro Shunned OBJ’s Invitation’: A
February 28, 2005
We hope this is not a mistake by our elderly and talented Chief Enahoro.
We feel the Chief and the people associated with PRONACO have so much to
offer this conference and Nigeria.