Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NEWS

Lagos lawyer asks Court to restrain Magu from parading self as...

By Onyewuchi Ojinnaka Senior Correspondent A Lagos lawyer and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has instituted an action at the Federal High Court Lagos seeking an order...

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram attacks town previously bombed by country’s Air...

By Reuters Around 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed when the jihadists attacked a town in northeastern Nigeria, two days after the air force accidentally killed...

POLITICS

HSBC to refund £4m to bancrupt shoppers

HSBC has agreed to compensate thousands of shoppers who bought goods on credit, but were overcharged when they fell behind with payments. In total £4m...

ENTERTAINMENT

William Onyeabor, Nigerian musician, dies at 70

The enigmatic electro-funk pioneer, who released nine albums between 1977 and 1985 before distancing himself from music, William Onyeabor, has died peacefully at home.  The...

Fela… Arrest the Music!heralds Muson festival 2016

Fela.. Arrest the Music: A musical on the life and times of the legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti will be on stage from October 14...

EDITORIAL

Unsteady steps in agriculture

The $29.96b loan quest

OPINION



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Getting it right in education and national development

Sitting around our dining table one evening just a few days into the new year, 2017, we had a wonderfully engaging and truly enlightening...

Mr President: We are no longer at ease

By .Ayodele Adio SHORTLY after reading through Audu Maikori’s narration of the tragedy befalling the beautiful people of southern Kaduna, I was left in a...

Imo’s unending charade

By Clement Udegbe Last December , Imo State built and commissioned a Christmas Tree at a whopping cost of over N600 million, and in 2016,...

Is Buhari a leader?

By Tochukwu Ezukanma In those tense and terrifying days leading up to the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari was ridiculed, by his detractors, for having...

Subversions of the constitution by Nuhu Ribadu in the name of the war against...

By Ben Nwabueze There is no doubt that Nuhu Ribadu displayed courage and fearlessness in the prosecution of the War Against Corruption, but the harm...

SPORTS

AFCON: Senegal 2-0 Zimbabwe

 Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored as Senegal beat Zimbabwe to become the first team to reach the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. Mane tapped...

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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