Thursday, June 30, 2016

NEWS

Ojo Maduekwe, ex-minister, passes on at 71

A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, is dead. He died in Abuja on Wednesday evening. The cause of his death was however...

Abia governorship: INEC issues certificate of return to Uche Ogah

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued the Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah as the Governor of Abia State. INEC’s Director of...

POLITICS

Buhari has no Fulani agenda, says Muoghalu

Member, National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), George Muoghalu, who recently visited his Anambra home state, speaks with Special Correspondent, OKEY...

ENTERTAINMENT

Our gateman inspired Deeply Cut, says Kehinde Omoru

Kehinde Omoru, the executive producer of the short film, Deeply Cut, has said that her gateman inspired her to make the flick, which creates...

‘Fuji, devoid of foreign contamination’

Participants at Goldberg forum at the maiden edition of the Fuji Roundtable, powered by Goldberg Lager Beer from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc,...

OPINION

Where is Nigerian economy heading?

By Ngozi Uzoma Nigeria’s over-dependence on oil is one reality that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has to grapple with, if it will survive the crash...

Floating naira projected to lose 70% of its value

By Emeka Chiakwelu The floated naira that has been pegged at N197-199 to a dollar lost over 40 per cent of its value on the...

Reflection on Bayelsa State

By C. Don Adinuba Bayelsa State is a quintessence of how crisis of social values is at the root of the economic underperformance of societies...

Thirteen threats to Nigeria

By Tola Adeniyi With this title, several readers will jump to the conclusion that the dreaded but now degraded Boko Haram terrorist group should occupy...

Bail-out for states: Matters arising

Uncertainties and uncontrollable variables are usually the twin sore-thumb that sticks out to frustrate efforts at effective planning and decision-making. Interestingly, apart from such...
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SPORTS

Champions League: Enyimba guns for three points in Pretoria

Nigeria champions, Enyimba FC, will go all out for its first points of the group stage of this year’s CAF Champions League when they...

COLUMINISTS

Will new IGP, Idris, be up to scratch?

At a brief ceremony at Louis Edet House (otherwise called Force Headquarters) in Abuja on Wednesday, June 22, out-gone Inspector General of Police (IGP),...

Echoes from my past (5)

The professional class compromised their detachment from wealth and lost the tradition of firmness. It could be proffered as subject for debate that Hope...

How do we hold our leaders accountable?

Over and over again, Nigerians have been told that they must demand accountability from their leaders. That was the advice given us by the...

On the road to Monrovia?

Since a relation who lives in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, sent me a picture of reconstruction work in the city, my mind has...

Sheriff, a prediction foretold

In the article titled “Sheriff, PDP chairman or undertaker?” published in this column on February 28, I examined the character and political temperament of...

Chuks! it hurts

How do you suddenly begin to refer to a friend and a colleague with whom you had banters concerning his birthday, which was only...

CIVIL SOCIETY

Starvation, hardship ravage refugee camps

The 2016 edition of World Refugee Day (WRD) was commemorated on Monday, June 20. In marking the event, international organisations expressed their desire to alleviate the plight of refugees. Senior Correspondent ONYEWUCHI OJINNAKA captures...

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