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May 12, 2012

  • Constitution amendment: North, South clash imminent
    Senate President, David Mark and Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal
    As the National Assembly prepares for the amendment to the 1999 Constitution, a clash is imminent between the North ...Read more...

 
  • Scrap pilgrims boards, c’ttee tells FG
    former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Stephen Oronsaye
    The Presidential Committee on the Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government Parastatals, Commission ...Read more...
     

  • JTF arrests suspected Yoruba Boko Haram leader
    JTF soldier
    The Joint Security Task Force, on Friday, arrested a middle-aged man suspected to be a leader of the Boko Haram ...Read more...
     

  • I stole my boss’s car to spite him –Sacked driver
    I stole my boss’s car to spite him –Sacked driver
    A Lagos-based driver is arrested for stealing his former employer’s car after what he described as ‘unjust sacking,’ writes COMFORT OSEGHALE Read more...
     

  • ‘$1bn Sovereign Wealth Fund To Begin Soon’

    Nigeria’s controversial sovereign wealth fund is set to go into operation in the next few months, finance minister Dr. NgoziOkonjo-Iweala...Read more...
     

  • You’re A Tribal Leader, Buba Galadima Tells Jonathan
    The national secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Alhaji Buba Galadima, has blamed the inability of President Goodluck...Read more...
     

  • Appraising 5 Months Of Emergency Rule
    Five months into the declaration of a state of emergency in 15 LGAs spread in four states of the federation, the move has failed to yield...Read more...
     

  • Education: FG Must Enforce Almajiri Style On Igbo Children – Sambo

    The federal government yesterday warned that the trend in which children of school age are engaged in other businesses as obtained in the South-East, or roam the streets begging and hawking must stop, saying what happened to the almajirai in the North must be extended to the South-East and other regions in the country. Read more...
     

  • Obasanjo: FG Already Talking With Boko Haram
    Obasanjo: FG Already Talking With Boko Haram
    JTF Kills Terrorist, Arrests Two Gunmen In Borno
    Bomb Explodes In Jalingo
    Suspected Boko Haram Leader, Wife Arrested In Kano
    THE Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in Borno State yesterday killed one terror...Read more...
     

  • Six Police Officers Beat Up A Colleague Over Caution On Extortion In Rivers
    Six Police Officers Beat Up A Colleague Over Caution On Extortion In Rivers
    SIX police officers yesterday beat up a colleague  in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital  over caution from extorting money from a commercial  motorist.
    The Guardian gathered that t...Read more...
     

  • Defence Headquarters Removes Plateau STF Commander
    Defence Headquarters Removes Plateau STF Commander
    FOLLOWING the inability of the Special Task Force (STF) to put an end to the spate of violence and incessant attacks in Plateau State, the Defence Headquarters yesterday removed Commander, Major-Gener...Read more...
     

  • Lagos, Doctors’ Talks Deadlocked
    Lagos, Doctors’ Talks Deadlocked
    TALKS to mediate a peaceful resolution of the face-off between the Lagos State Government and its sacked doctors have ended in a deadlock, with doctors alleging insincerity on the part of the governme...Read more...
     

  • Anambra APGA Expels Obi’s Uncle, Two Others
      Anambra APGA Expels Obi’s Uncle, Two Others
    THE crises rocking the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Anambra State chapter worsened yesterday with the State Executive Council announcing the expulsion of the Special Adviser to the Governor o...Read more...
     

  • Lagos Health Workers Protest Consolidated Salary Implementation
    Lagos Health Workers Protest Consolidated Salary Implementation
    May Join Strike Soon
    LAGOS State University Teaching  (LASUTH) health workers embarked on a mild protest mid-day yesterday at the hospital premises to register their displeasure over the manner th...Read more...
     

  • Salami: Battle Shifts To Aso Rock •As PDP, NBA Scribe Sue Jonathan •NJC Must Apologise To Nigerians —CNPP
    SPIRITED moves were launched  on Friday in Abuja by pro and anti- reinstatement of Justice Ayo Salami as the President of the Court of Appeal on the recommendation  Read more...
     

  • 2015: I’ll Contest Gov Seat If...–IBB’s Son
    THE underground moves by some political gladiators in Niger State to outdo one another in the bid  to succeed the incumbent Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu come Read more...
     

  • Ekiti Moves To Delineate Local Government Areas
    There are indications that the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State may create local development areas or ‘local council development authorities’ before the end of his four-year tenure as governor. Read more...
     

  • Protest, Anguish Mar Oyerinde’s Burial
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    Olaitan Oyerinde
    Protest Thursday greeted the burial ceremony of the late Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Mr. Olaitan Oyerinde, as civil society organisations, students and human rights groups high jacked the ceremony, asking for justice on the murder of the late activist. Read more...
     

  • Shettima: North Could Go Extinct in Five Years
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    Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima
    Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Thursday raised the alarm over the state of insecurity in the north, saying the region faces a possible extinction within five years if urgent steps were not taken by the leaders to address the Boko Haram challenge in the area. Read more...
     

  • Lagos evicts sacked doctors

    Last minute effort to resolve the feud between Lagos State government and medical doctors in its service failed yesterday as a meeting held by the national body of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the state officials in a bid...| Read more...

     

  • Performance will determine Jonathan, others’ fate in 2015 –PDP

    The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said that record of performance in office will determine the chance of President Goodluck Jonathan and other politicians who may be interested in picking its tickets for elective offices in 2015. National publicity secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, who stated this yesterday while speaking with reporters in Abuja, urged such aspirants presently holding public office to ensure that they deliver on the party  ... | Read more...
     

  • Mark to Boko Haram: Accept Dialogue
    Senate President, David Mark yesterday called on members of the Boko Haram sect to accept the overtures made by the Federal Government on dialogue. In a statement by his Media Adviser, Kola Ologbodiyan, the Senate President made this call at the Stakeholders’ Broadcast Summit, organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) held in Lagos yesterday.| Read more...

     

  • At 52, Dikko’s passion to perform is glaring
    Customs administrations around the globe play an important role in the implementation of a range of critically important government policies, and contribute to the achievement of a number of national developmental objectives. Without an efficient and effective national customs administration, governments will not be able to realise its policy objectives with respect to ... | Read more...

     

  • Boko Haram: EFCC shuts down borno office

    The fear of the militant Islamist sect, Boko Haram, may be the beginning of wisdom for Nigerians, it is profoundly so to law enforcement agencies, especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.| Read more...

     

  • Gov Obi, APGA & I - Umeh

    All is certainly not well in the Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives People Grand Alliance (APGA). Accusations and counter-accusations bothering on the running of the party and management of | Read more...

Business
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  • Tanzania to Get $495m from Donors for Budget
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    President Jakaya Kikwete
    (Reuters) - Donors have pledged to increase aid to Tanzania to $495 million for its 2012/13 budget but warned future disbursements could depend on how it tackled corruption and misuse of public funds. Read more...

 
  • US: S&P 500 Falls to 2-Month Low as Banks Tumble
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    New York Stock Exchange
    (Bloomberg) U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a two-month low, as a slump in banks driven by JPMorgan (JPM) Chase & Co.’s $2 billion trading loss overshadowed an increase in a gauge of consumer confidence. Read more...
     

  • NCC Slams N1.2 Billion Fine On Telecoms Operators
    NCC Slams N1.2 Billion Fine On Telecoms Operators
    PIQUED by the constant and increasing falling standard of telecommunications services offered by telecoms operators in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has slammed a N1.2 bil...Read more...
     

  • The Way To Go

    The Nigerian Stock Market: Strategies For Recovery...Read more...
     

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Editorial
  • 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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Special Columns
  • Frisky Larr's Current Column

    Can a Northerner ever be de-tribalized in Nigeria?
    by Frisky Larr
    Let’s face it. In the present dispensation, northern Nigeria has produced three brilliant Nigerians of the younger generation, on which Nigerians may build their hope for a better tomorrow. You may have guessed right if your mindset works like mine. To be precise though, my mind is set on Nuhu Ribadu, Nasir El-Rufai and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Many may disagree instinctively, but my point will be better understood when this submission is read to the end. As opposed to these three individuals, southern Nigeria currently has just Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to boast of. In terms of focus and outstanding performance however, we will mention Babatunde Fashola. Unfortunately though, Fashola is not the radical crusader that is created to fight evil. On the contrary, he is more the invisible crusader serving his people quietly and working for the good of his constituency. NigerianNews Special
  • |Read more articles by Larr | Book Review
  • Atsar Terver's Current Column
    ECHOES:Commentary on burning public issues

    Mrs. Johnson’s Gaffe on President Jonathan
    by Atsar Terver
    One of the biggest jokes of the year is the recent publication by Times Magazine in which Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was named among the 100 most influential persons in the world. One thing I must admit upfront is that being, the President over a country of over 160million people, who are directly affected by decisions taken by him and Nigeria being an oil producing country whose policies affect the global energy market, every Nigerian President automatically qualifies to be named an influential person. But that is just where Jonathan’s qualification ends. Any further criteria that relates to leadership performance, Integrity, anti-corruption, good governance, transparency, promotion of social welfare and respect for human rights and the rule of law must be watered down below the barest minimum standards for him to qualify NigerianNews Special
  • |Read more articles by Terver
  • Madaki O Ameh's Current Column

    THE FALLACY OF OIL SUBSIDY AND ITS REMOVAL

    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 Ogune's Special Column

    Theo I Ogune's Current Column
    UNSHACKLING NIGERIA: WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MIND MAKES
    by
    Theo Ikes Ogune, Esquire
    By now, everyone knows, or should know, the legacy of slavery.  Obviously, the thing that made slavery slavery was the system-wide technique used to control the slaves.  Without it, slaves would not have been submissive to their so-called masters.  Slaves did not just stand there and take it. Apart from the very successful Haitian revolt and the revolt on the Spanish Amistad, there were sporadic slave revolts particularly in the Americas.  Of course, slaves did not want to be slaves and individually could have easily killed their masters.  They were not spineless.  They were pragmatic.  So some ran away, and others did other things.  NigerianNews Special
    |Read more articles by Ogune
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Interview
 
  • 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

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH CHIEF OJO MADUEKWE, THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER IN PRESIDENT UMARU MUSA YAR’ADUA’S CABINET

    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
 
Reports
  • 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

    by
    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
    |  Read more articles by Prof Mobolurin
  • THE POWER OF REDEMPTION: THE JOY OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS (Part 1)

    by Pastor Joseph Idowu
    Introduction
    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
  • Nigerians voted for President Jonathan and he is DELVERING!
    by George Kerley
    Nigeria is currently being cleaned up. Nigerians are now talking freely, criticizing, complaining and showing concern for their country because they see that things have to be done in the right way and the President is listening. Transformation is in Progress! NigerianNews Guest Column
    | Read more Guest Columns articles
L E T T E RS  T O  T H E  E D I T O R
  • Transforming Nigeria with what is Right about Nigeria
    By Dr. David Ogula
    Scholar-Practitioner, New York, ogul1@optonline.net
    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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  • Kannywood Is Key To Nigeria Entertainment Industry – Dila
    Mohammad Rabi’u Rikadawa, aka Dila, is one of the big names in Kannywood. In this exclusive chat with AL-AMIN CIROMA, the movie star spoke...Read more...
     

  • Genevieve fetes Chimamanda
    Genevieve
    Nollywood top actress, Genevieve Nnaji, will feature in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie’s  novel, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’. Read more...
     

  • Around and about Nollywood

    Seminar on copyright in audiovisual industry ends ...Read more...
     

  • Nollywood has derailed –Okey Bakassi
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    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.
    ... Read more...
     

  • You need patience to make it in acting –Orhorha
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    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
    ... Read more...
     

  • 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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