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March 11, 2012


  • North, South breaking apart –Agbakoba
    ‘Right now, the southern and northern parts of Nigeria are almost separated. This is because few people in the south would go to Kano State for instance. Not many people in their right senses from the south would go to Maiduguri. Few people from the south would go to the north.’

    That former president of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mr Olisa Agbakoba, is a household name in Nigeria is not contestable. He has not only been around but always speaks out on every national issue no matter how the odds are stacked. |

  • Police inspector shot dead

    A police inspector, Ahamba Njoku, has been shot dead by robbers in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia state , the police said.
    Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, the Police Public Relations Officer in Abia, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Saturday.  He said that Njoku was killed at Omuma Road, Eziama, a suburb of Aba, by hoodlums on Thursday night about 11 p.m.|
  • IBB, Abubakar, Atiku, others in secret meeting
    Elders from the North yesterday held a closed-door meeting at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, to deliberate on the state of the nation.
    Although no communiqué was issued, Sunday Sun learnt that they met to strategise on how to get back power in 2015. The state of insecurity in the country occasioned by the activities of the Islamist fundamentalist sect, Boko, was also said to be on the agenda of the meeting.|

  • Favourite hideout of Boko Haram in Sokoto
    Residents of the quiet Sokoto neighbourhood were taken unawares last Thursday as a scene in a war zone played out in real life with guns booming for about seven hours. It was at Mabera Itti, an extension of Mabera located within the Sokoto metropolis and a relatively quiet area where two Europeans, Chris MacManus, a British citizen, and Franco Lamolinara,...| Read more...
  • PDP Chairmanship race:
    Who wears the crown?

    After several postponements and inside dealings on matters of its constitution review, preparation for the national convention of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is now in full swing. Not unlike the previous ones before it, the race is star-studded. It has on parade a long list of the high and the mighty from the North East geo-political zone of the country, consisting of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states. | Read more...

  • Wobbly Federation Stokes Regional Push
    Wobbly Federation Stokes Regional Push
    SAVE for a collective attempt to restructure the Nigerian polity,  solo efforts by the political leadership in the geopolitical zones for economic integration could exacerbate frictions that pres...Read more...
  • Slain Foreigners: Jonathan Writes British, Italian Prime Ministers
     Slain Foreigners: Jonathan Writes British, Italian Prime Ministers
    Optimistic On Relations Restates, Commitment To Fight Against Terrorism
    PRESIDENT Jonathan yesterday, formally commiserated with the families, people and governments of both Britain and Italy on the “u...Read more...
  • Northern Elders Meet Over Boko Haram
     Northern Elders Meet Over Boko Haram
    Berate Region’s Governors
    ‘Sect’s Activities Beyond Capacity Of A Disorganised Group’
    A MEETING of prominent elders of the northern region of the country was convened yesterday in Abuja to address both ...Read more...
  • Retired Police Officers Protest Paltry Payment
    Retired Police Officers Protest Paltry Payment
    ‘After 35 Years In Service, We Earn N20,000 Monthly’
    Plateau State Pensioners Distance Self From ‘Illegal Group’
    DOZENS of the nation’s retired police officers, including Commissioners of Police, Deputy...Read more...
  • Crises Hit Traditional Thrones In Calabar
    WHILE the Efiks are in the Appeal Court to sort out their Obongship crisis, the Efuts have set up a peace committee to settle the tussle, which has polarised the Efut traditional stool into ...Read more...
  • The Conviction Of James Ibori

    THE conviction, in faraway London, of James O...
  • Niger Delta: Over 100 illegal refineries resurface •Replace those bombed by JTF •Local, transnational gangs rule creeks
    THE Nigerian state may be in for a tough time as a very large part of the Niger Delta region is now ruled by operators of illegal refineries. Read more...
  • SNC: North plots against South
    THE Northern region may have forged a united front in anticipation of the much-advocated national conference.  Read more...
  • ‘Awolowo’s Policies Would Have Helped Nigeria’
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    Late   Obafemi Awolowo
    Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has said that the policies of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, if followed and sustained, would have saved the country from the challenges apparently threatening its peace and unity. Read more...
  • Witness: Sokoto Hostages Killed in Toilet During Rescue
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    Residents gather at the scene where Briton Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara were killed by their captors on Thursday
    The wife of one of the guards who held a Briton and an Italian hostage in northern Nigeria said on Saturday the two men were taken into a toilet and shot dead during a failed attempt to rescue them by British and Nigerian forces. Read more...
  • PDP CONVENTION: Patience Jonathan demands Woman

    . First Lady pressures President, NWC
    Ahead of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slated for March 24, the Presidency and the party are considering zoning the office of the Deputy National Chairman to women, a source disclosed to Sunday Mirror. Also, the reason that the number of women might be increased at the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP is said to be the pressure from the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. Read more...
  • Sambo holds emergency meeting with Northern

    Vice President Namadi Sambo
    Vice President Namadi Sambo is expected to hold a meeting with governors of the North- West zone of the country today at his Aguda House residence, barring any lastminute change. The meeting is coming on the heels of last Thursday's killing of kidnapped foreigners, Chris McManus, a British citizen and Franco Lamorina, an Italian, by the Boko Haram sect, during a failed rescue operation jointly carried out by British and Nigerian security operatives Though the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, it was gathered it would focus on the criminal and murderous activities of the deadly Boko Haram sect, revenue sharing formula, Sovereign National Conference and the unity of the nation.  Read more...
  • Nigerian prisons Filthy, overcrowded, dehumanising

    Nigerian Prison Service headquarters, Abuja.
    Last week, the story broke that one of the suspects in the October 1, 2010 bomb blast at the Eagle Square had died in prison custody. According to his solicitors led by fi ery activistlawyer, Festus Keyamo, he died due to the poor condition of the prison he was incarcerated. His death brings to the fore the call for the reform of Nigerian prisons, which has always been strident. But the rot has not been more pronounced until now when cases of jailbreaks have gradually become a regular occurrence. Read more...
  • Ojukwu’s successor: Monarch defies criticism, formalises Uwazuruike’s title as Igbo leader
    In spite of the criticisms that have trailed the conferment of the Ijele Igbo on the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the traditional ruler of Nri Kingdom, Eze Obidiegwu Onyesoh. yesterday formalized the title. The event, which took place at the palace of the Nri monarch as part of activities marking his 1013 Annual Igu Aro cultural festival.
    ...
  • Lamorde begins reorganisation of EFCC
    The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr.Ibrahim Lamorde, has carried out major reorganisation in the agency in line with his reform agenda. Lamorde had promised major reorganisation in the anti-graft agency shortly after his confirmation as the substantive chairman of the agency for a better performance. A statement from the commission's spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwajuren, said that the most prominent is the emergence of Mr. Olaolu Adegbite, a Chief Superintendent of Police as the new Director of Operations.
    ...
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  • 23 Fuel Vessels Await Clearance at Lagos Ports
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    Tanker vessels  on the high sea
    As the fuel scarcity bites harder nationwide, there are no fewer than 44 fuel-laden vessels that have either arrived or expected at the Lagos seaports with various petroleum products, including petrol. Read more...


  • Govt Outlines Fresh Prospects For Tourism
    Govt Outlines Fresh Prospects For Tourism
    ENUGU State Government says it has a tourism development template that could rival the US city of Orlando in Florida, describing as erroneous views that the government has given up refurbishing and re...Read more...

  • AGBARA: Thriving Business Community With Failed Roads, Poor Power, Security

    WITH the partial collapse of other industrial esta...

  • China’s February deficit highest in 12 years »
    China swung into a huge trade deficit of $31.48 billion in February as oil imports rocketed, customs data showed Saturday. China is normally a net exporter of goods — it…Read more...

  • World of Edo female bus drivers ‘Oshiomhole employs them to help the girl child’
    Edo is again in the news. This time,it is not in respect of its forthcoming governorship election, but of how the state is making ways through the employment of ladies as commercial bus drivers. At the vanguard of this rare move is the state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
    ...

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  • Fuel Subsidy: In the defense of the 'real suffering masses'
    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 pursue 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:: NigerianNews Editorial
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  • Frisky Larr's Current Column

    Who doesn’t wish Obasanjo back as President?
    by Frisky Larr
    Putting all jokes aside, I can assure whoever takes time to read this essay that the number of people who quietly wish to have Olusegun Obasanjo back as President may be growing by the day if a frank and earnest statistic is taken. I will come back to this issue later. NigerianNews Special
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  • Atsar Terver's Current Column
    ECHOES:Commentary on burning public issues

    We Must Beg the President
    by Atsar Terver
    If you need anything from a President Jonathan there is something you must know how to do very well. Begging! The man loves to be begged. Begging moves the body, soul and spirit of the president faster than strikes and street protests. This is one lesson ASUU has not learnt and hence their prolonged strike to which the man has not given them as much as a glance. NigerianNews Special

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  • Madaki O Ameh's Current Column


    by Madaki O Ameh 
    Once again, Nigerians are being put through the pain and trauma of the debates, posturing and propaganda around removal or non removal of ‘subsidy’ on petroleum products.  In the last decade, this debate has had crippling effects on the economy, as speculations around it always results in needless suffering for the citizenry, evidenced by panic buying, hoarding of petroleum products, and the attendant long queues at petrol stations, which we are already witnessing all over the country.  From all indications, this will be a bleak Christmas indeed, judging from the kilometers long queues at petrol stations all over the country, barely one week to the Christmas festivities. NigerianNews Special |Read more articles by Welcome

  • M O Welcome's Current Column

    Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    r's Current Column

    Employing A Super-Multimodal System, Avoiding The Usual Business, No Negotiations, Plus…

    by Menizibeya Osain Welcome.

    • Know where they are; Lash them when they move
    • High precision intelligence gathering techniques
    • Sanitation of the system  
    • Use option F

    The weakness and corruption in local intelligence gathering have been the major causes of the Boko Haram success. Nevertheless, there is always a solution. The terrorist group can be tracked down, and get their wings ripped off. Modern knowledge and technology provide the secrets for a high-standard intelligence gathering system. Here are some points to consider.   NigerianNews Special |Read more articles by Welcome

  • Theo I Oguune's Special Column

    Theo I Oguune's Current Column
    Theo Ikes Ogune, Esquire
    Before you read the two sides to the story, you should recall the background.  There was a time when former President Obasanjo was hailed as the hero in Nigeria for showing the so-called “Maradona” that he was “Pele” and “Dunga” combined -- that was when we hailed him for taking the ball from Babangida and dribbling around him to score Goodluck Jonathan for us.  Even despite the mud on Jonathan from wrestling with Atiku or being tossed around at a time when he was trying to fill the shoes of a dead president whose shoes contained plenty pebbles when he died, the hope in him led some of us to lay down our arms against Jega’s pretense that the elections after Iwu were free and fair. NigerianNews Special
    |Read more articles by Ogune


  • AN INTERVIEW WITH Former Governor Donald Duke of Cross River
    NigerianNews Interview Series

    Fmr Gov Donald Duke
    "Those that are now fanning themselves out to serve on the platform of PDP, and now appear to be the solution to the problem of Nigeria, are indeed the problem of Nigeria. The problem cannot all of a sudden turn out to be the solution. I have problem with that. To me Nigeria is sacrosanct, PDP is not." NigerianNews Interview click here


    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ojo Maduekwe, was recently in the United States as a participant in the 'Nigeria Meets The World Conference' organized by ThisDay, and the United Nations General Assembly session. He spoke exclusively with NNews at the New York Millennium Plaza. NigerianNews Interview
  • Leadership Failure: Nigerians Are Walking Prisoners In Austria
    Report by Uzoma Ahamefule
    Mr President Sir, members of the honourable national Assembly and House of Reps, the foreign Affairs Minister and fellow Nigerians, when one extends hands of friendship it is natural that one has exposed oneself to danger. Today not only that I have extended those hands of friendship but I have equally once more exposed my emotions and love to public ridicule and attack because of my affection for Nigeria. NNEWS Correspondent
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Religious Special Columns

    Practice Forgiveness: A Powerful Tool to Open the Door of God's Blessings

    Minister Ayodele Mobolurin
    The goal of forgiveness is restoration. Restoration of your peace of mind and restoration of a broken relationship. The second goal may not be possible, because the other party does not want to put away the contention. However, the first is achievable, since it depends only on one party to the contentious issue. Forgiveness is a powerful tool for restoring your peace of mind.  You are at peace even with those that consider you an enemy. The scripture commands forgiveness  NigerianNews Religious Special
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    by Pastor Joseph Idowu
    In John 3: 16 and 17 we read “
    For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” . NigerianNews Religious Special | Read more articles by Pastor Idowu

Guest Columns
    by Femi Aborisade
    Permit me to express profound gratitude for the opportunity extended to me to deliver a paper at the First Annual Lecture Series/Award of Academic Excellence. Your choice of topic shows that your Department fully appreciates that education must be tailored towards solving societal problems. As a philosopher puts it, the measure of all intellectual work is the emancipation or freedom of the people from political, social and economic subjugation. NigerianNews Guest Column
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  • Transforming Nigeria with what is Right about Nigeria
    By Dr. David Ogula
    Scholar-Practitioner, New York,
    The nationwide protest against the removal of petroleum subsidy in January, 2012, furnish an assortment of possibilities against which future response of Nigerians to the enduring cycle of pain and suffering may be forged.  In effect, the cohesiveness of the response created a framework that underlies citizen contribution in shaping a national path. Read more...

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  • Nollywood has derailed –Okey Bakassi
    Okechukwu Anthony Oyegbule is a motivational comedian and movie actor, who has dabbled in politics in his home state of Imo. Friday Flavour occupied his space in this interview where he told TERH AGBEDEH about his future plans since his return to showbiz.
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  • You need patience to make it in acting –Orhorha
    Is he really deaf and dumb? For people who admire Jude Orhorha, that is what readily comes to their minds when they meet the Warri, Delta state-born actor cum comedian; but he is not. It is just a character (Gbenro), which he has so well interpreted in a sitcom, Fuji House of Commotion, from the stable of Amaka Igwe Productions
    ...

  • Nollywood pays better than Kannywood – Hauwa Maina
    She’s appeared in a couple of Nollywood movies after attaining superstar status in Kannywood, but Hauwa Maina says the English-speaking Nigerian movies attract a bigger payday. Weekend Magazine cornered her for a chat on her iconic role as Queen Amina of Zazzau, family life and many others. Excerpts: Read more...

  • ‘Only a real man can approach me’

    Amina Ndim may not ring bell in the minds of movie lovers. However, she is one of the upcoming actresses who knows her onions and has created a niche for herself by the way she interprets her roles. Amina, who says she is a Nigerian, is the fourth child among six siblings. In this interview with Saturday Sun, she talks about her life and challenges in the industry. | Read more...

  • Star actress, Monalisa Chinda lands N30m endorsement deal

    Multi million Naira endorsement deals are currently flying left, right and centre in Nollywood with most of the stars involved smiling heavily to the banks with mouth watering offers. | Read more...

  • AGN commences Nollywood mega city projcet

    For doubting Thomases who may think that nothing good can come out of Actors Guild of Nigeria, they have to brace up to the fact that the proposed Nollywood City project have commenced. | Read more...

  • Day Soyinka led Nollywood’s invasion of Kenya
    It was an invasion that will not be forgotten in a hurry. The street of Nairobi, capital city of Kenya, was literally taken over by Nigerian movie stars, who had come in droves to showcase the magic of | Read more...

  • I love Nigerian men but ... - Yvonne Nelson
    Yvonne Nelson
    I’m not dating Jim Iyke BENJAMIN NJOKU With a superb  body and sexy long legs, Yvonne Nelson is one actress to behold. A popular face in Ghollywood, ...Read more...

  • NDLEA places 9 Nollywood stars on watch-list
    It is no longer news that celebrated comic act, Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba Suwe was arrested on Wednesday while allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine out of the country. What is, however, of interest to many now is that cocaine is yet to be found in his system. The actor, whose career spans over two decades was arrested on his way to France | Read more...

  • Heralding a Nollywood Project
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    Nigeria and Nollywood are strange bed-fellows. Perhaps, not so strange since Nollywood is a product of the Nigerian media content. It only follows that a multitude of genetic traits travel from mother Nigeria through the cinematic veins of Nollywood Read more...

  • Nollywood gave Nigeria identity –Keppy Bassey

    Popular actor, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, is one of the pioneer stars in Nollywood. The Akwa Ibom State-born actor is also a talk-show host and producer. He studied Linguistics and holds a second degree | Read more

  • Shan George blasts Silverbird

    Veteran Nollywood screen goddess, Shan George, is fuming and blowing hot. She is angry with president of Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce, ver his alleged comment that any movie not premiered | Read more...

  • My man, my marriage –Ini Edo

    Ini Edo is tired. Very tired. The actress, who lit the screen with her presence, confessed she’s tired of doing same of the same movies. “I am taking a stand against bad jobs,” she said. | Read more...

  • Presidency, Filmmakers Dialogue On Fortune Of Nollywood
    THE Presidency at the weekend, in Lagos, appealed to practitioners in the Nigerian film sector to use their craft and resources to help redefine the image of the country, especially at this time that ...TheGuardian


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