Friday, March 24, 2017

NEWS

EFCC arraigns businessman for N7m Land scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned a businessman, Ibrahim Kamba, before Justice Y. Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High...

How Badeh used N800m NAF fund for shopping mall – Witness

  A prosecution witness, Nuhu Dalhatu, yesterday, told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that about N800 million used for the construction of a shopping...

POLITICS

APC to broker peace in Senate, Ali face-off

By Valentine Amanze   The All Progressives Congress (APC) has resolved to end the lingering feud between the Senate and the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs...

ENTERTAINMENT

Why 2Face cancelled planned nationwide protest

Popular music star, Innocent Idibia a.k.a 2face, has backed out of the planned nationwide protest, announcing its cancellation 24 hours to the cancellation of...

I never said 2face Idibia’s rally cannot hold – Lagos CP

Anyone planning to join the anti-government rally planned by Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia popularly known as Tuface Idibia (2face), will be protected and...

EDITORIAL

Unsteady steps in agriculture

The $29.96b loan quest

OPINION

Wike and the Spirit of Rivers Development

By Simeon Nwakaudu On Tuesday , a friend and colleague drew my attention  to a feature titled: "Rivers State: Wike, Amaechi and the Familiar Spirit...


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Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba: A tragic exit

By Innocent Nzeke Waniko On Monday 6th March 2017 at about 10am,I received a call from an older associate asking if I had received the...

Amosun and the neglected areas of Ogun

By Ayo Afuwape Communication remains a key component of sustainable development because it leads to effective collaborative efforts on issues that border on development and...

Election tribunals: A litany of unpunished forgeries and perjuries

By Aloy Ejimakor In Nigeria, forgery and perjury, by whatsoever other names called in our different statutes, are serious offenses under both the Criminal Code...

Wike, the miracle man of Rivers

  By Ogbonna Onuoha   After the 2015 elections, discerning political observers knew that the newly elected governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, would face...

SPORTS

2018 African Senior Athletics Championships: Okowa assures Kalkaba of best...

  The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured the President, Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba, that state would host the...

COLUMINISTS

Amnesty International, Nigerian Army and IPOB challenge

 No matter how it is looked at and the efforts at downplaying it, the report by Amnesty International on the bestiality of the Nigerian...

Once again, Obasanjo thunders

OlusegunObasanjo is back on a familiar terrain. One thing you cannot take away from the war tested soldier is that he does not suffer...

Missing soldiers, killing of policemen

News from the army and police are not palatable. They are bad news in all  ramifications. They make the heart bleed, diminish all of...

Finally, truth trumps PenCom’s lie about FGPL

On May 22, I wrote an article in this column on the travails of my friend and former member of the House of Representatives,...

A return to the Niger Delta Question

In a way, the Niger Delta Question has become a bad dream; in fact, an incubus of sorts, in Nigeria’s socio-political interaction. Hard as...

Echoes from my past: My first marriage (2)

The cars were done and I paid heavily. I had left Lagos with sufficient funds to cover all eventualities on the way, but I...

CIVIL SOCIETY

Curbing violent extremism: WANEP’s non-combat alternative

Fighting violent extremism through combat seems not to have yielded expected results, as the military is winning the battle but losing the war. CHUKWUDI NWEJE examines the West African Network for Peace-building (WANEP)’s non-combat...

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