Thursday, May 26, 2016

NEWS

Nigeria to sign visa-free pacts with eight countries

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says plans have been concluded to sign visa-free pacts with eight African countries to promote economic partnership...

Umahi gets Assembly’s approval to buy SUVs for Elechi, others

By Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki Ebonyi State House of Assembly Wednesday, May 25, 2016, approved the request by Governor David Umahi to purchase four Special Utility...

POLITICS

Why we opted out of strike, by Ajaero

Factional President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Jeo Ajaero, tells Editor, Politics/Features, EMEKA ALEX DURU, the reasons for non-participation of his group in last...

ENTERTAINMENT

Why I quit NTA for filmmaking – Alex Byanyiko

By Ishaya Ibrahim Acting News Editor Six years into a promising broadcasting career with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Alex Byanyiko found his job as a...

Ghana Must Go in June

Ghana Must Go, a comedy produced by award-winning Ghanaian-Nigerian actress, Yvonne Okoro, will be coming to Nigerian cinemas next month. The actress, who likes to...

EDITORIAL

OPINION

Who can speak for Ndigbo?

The Hausa, the Igbo, and the Yoruba form the tripod on which the Nigerian nation stands. They are also referred to as the majority...

Lamentation on Nigeria’s power woes

By Uzo Nwokwu For too long now, Nigeria has become synonymous with epileptic power supply. Without doubt, of all nations on earth, the country harbours...

Is print media dead?

Another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. The Independent newspaper in the United Kingdom is going all digital, burying its print...

How NDDC solar-powered water partnership boosts life, jobs in Niger Delta

By Pius Ughakpoteni For Emotiti, a mother of three, growing up in her birthplace, one of the remote villages of the Niger Delta, was gruesome....

Tree planting and extreme heat wave

By Tayo Ogunbiyi Of late, the heat wave being experienced from across the country is becoming quite unbearable. Coupled with the unstable nature of power...

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SPORTS

Players Mourinho may show exit door in Manchester United

Adnan Januzaj, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Antonio Valencia will reportedly be among the first players to be axed by Jose Mourinho if he takes over...

Much ado about Giwa FC

COLUMINISTS

Labouring in Buhari’s vineyard

Last week’s announcement of the “removal” of fuel subsidy and the “deregulation” of the petroleum sector by the government has opened the eyes of...

Echoes from my past

By the end of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) job, I was virtually on the staff of Harriman and Company, the leading indigenous...

Travails of Citizen Chidi Duru

Let me disclose from the outset that Nze Chidi Duru is my friend. I met him for the first time sometime in 1999 through a...

A tale of two fuel price hike protests

It all started at the beginning of the week when a young friend, a university student, called me up to ask what my perspective...

See what they have made of PDP

The story of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s leading opposition political party, is not one that can be exhausted in a setting. This,...

Cameron’s fantastic corruption gaffe

The Prime Minister is not personally corrupt – but he is certainly guilty of epic hypocrisy. So, for that matter, are Britain and the...

CIVIL SOCIETY

Fuel price hike: CSOs, traders lament FG’s insensitivity

The increase in the pump price of petrol and other austerity measures have brought Nigerians on their knees, as activists and other stakeholders lament government’s ‘rash’ decision, reports. Senior Correspondent, ONYEWUCHI OJINNAKA. Disenchanted with the...

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