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May 13, 2012

  • Threat To Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda
    Threat To Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda
    • Lobbyists Plot To Kill Reports On Merger Of Agencies
    A GREAT deal of arm-twisting is going on in Abuja’s public sector and, indeed, inside the government to frustrate President Jonathan’s transformat...Read more...

  • Nigerian Graduate Breaks Fresh Grounds On Cancer Therapy
    Nigerian Graduate Breaks Fresh Grounds On Cancer Therapy
    A MONTH after his 2009 graduation from Yale Law School, Seun Adebiyi learned he had not one but two lethal blood cancers and began an odyssey to find a bone-marrow donor. Mr. Adebiyi, 28, who came to ...Read more...

  • How UNILAG’s VC, Sofoluwe, Died
    How UNILAG’s VC, Sofoluwe, Died
    An Untimely Loss, Says Soyinka
    AS  news of Prof. Adetokunbo Sofoluwe’s death spread  yesterday, sources within the University of Lagos (UNILAG) community  gave indication that the school...Read more...

  • Armed Bandits Kill Soldier, Policeman, Injure 3 In Yobe
    Armed Bandits Kill Soldier,  Policeman, Injure 3 In Yobe
    THE manhunt, by the Joint Task Force (JTF) and the Police, of the bandits that carted away workers’ salaries at the Damagum Council Headquarters of Fune in Yobe State, yesterday resulted in the killin...Read more...

  • Anambra Will Remain Polio-free — Obi
    Anambra Will Remain Polio-free — Obi
    ANAMBRA State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday said his administration is determined to tackle all known health challenges and ensure that the State remains polio-free. Obi, who administered immunisa...Read more...

  • Allocation Of Federal Boards Divides southeast Political Leaders
    Allocation Of Federal Boards Divides  southeast Political Leaders
    LEADERS of southeast caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are at daggers drawn over distribution of federal boards allocated to the zone by the federal government even as governors of Ebonyi a...Read more...

  • UNILAG VC, Sofoluwe; Bola Ige’s brother, Dele; ex-IICC player, Appiah are dead

    From left; Sir Dele Ige, Joe Appiah and UNILAG VC, Professor Adetokunbo Sofoluwe
    THE 10th vice chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe, died at the early hour of Saturday at  Read more...

  • Salami: Jonathan to decide Tuesday •Judiciary divided over reinstatement •NJC erred - NBA national secretary •Oni, Oyinlola, busybodies -Ngige •We will speak soon -NBA
    Barring judicial intervention, President Goodluck Jonathan will approve, on Tuesday, the resolution of the National Judicial Council (NJC)  Read more...

  • Salami:I Won't Withdraw My Case Until I'm Re-instated
    Justice Ayo Salami
    Justice Ayo Salami, who on Thursday got some reprieve when the National Judicial Council (NJC) asked that he be reinstated as President of the Court of Appeal, has vowed not to withdraw the case he filed against the council until he is returned to office. Read more...

  • Declare State of Emergency in Education, Amaechi Tells Northern Govs
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    Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
    Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has advised governors of northern states to declare a state of emergency in the educational sector and vote enough funds to it “as a way of addressing certain prevalent social malaise in their region.” Read more...

  • Gunmen bomb bank in Bauchi

    It was a bloody weekend in Bauchi State as six persons, including two policemen, were killed in three separate attacks at Misau, Shira and Tafawa Balewa local government areas of the state. | Read more...


  • How Sofoluwe, UNILAG VC, died

    For the University of Lagos (UNILAG), yesterday marked the end of another era following the sudden death of its Vice Chancellor, Prof Adetokuno Babatunde Sofoluwe, in the early hours. It was shock and disbelief among staff and students when news of the death hit the campus about 6 a.m. with many recollecting seeing him healthy on Friday. Aged 62, the deceased reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in his private office | Read more...


  • Fire guts 40-yr-old Catholic cathedral
    Disaster struck penultimate Sunday at the Catholic Church Diocese in Ogoja Local Government Area, Cross River State, when the Saint Benedict’s Catholic Cathedral one-storey building was gutted by fire.
    Consequently, property worth millions of naira was lost to the inferno and a visiting Reverend Father sustained serious injuries.
    The about 40-year-old building, which served as residential quarters for the Cathedral Administrator and | Read more...


  • My people didn’t want me to marry Okorocha –Imo First Lady

    Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha, wife of Imo State governor, is an amazing woman. Every month she holds a one-day prayer meeting for women in the state. That is her core pet project known as Women of | Read more...


  • Nigeria needs a powerful leader –Momodu

    Dele Momodu
    It has always been a regular refrain for people to apportion blame on the followership for the problem of bad governance confronting Nigeria as a nation. However, the presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the last general election, Dele Momodu, | Read more...


  • Fuel Subsidy: Fear of revolution made govs abandon Jonathan
    Fuel Subsidy gone
    Seven-day protests and strikes embarked upon by organised labour and civil society groups in January forced most ...Read more...

  • Falana, Sagay, others differ on immunity clause
    Mr. Femi Falana
    Constitutional lawyers and civil society groups have described efforts by some state governors to stop the removal ...Read more...

  • Jonathan’s loyalists start underground 2015 campaign
    President Goodluck Jonathan
    An underground campaign to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan contests and wins the 2015 presidential ...Read more...

  • Ekiti varsity’s unending cult wars
    Ekiti Varsity
    The authorities of Ekiti State University claim to have put up spirited efforts to rid the institution of cult activities. However, the murder, a fortnight ago, of a final year student in an inter-cult war casts doubt on the success of the efforts, reports Read more...

  • CBN Plans To Introduce N5000, N2000 Notes

    In an attempt to reduce the volume of cash baggage and security exposure in cash transactions, the Central Bank of Nigeria may be...Read more...

  • Why Jonathan Shelved Cabinet Reshuffle
    Despite denials from the presidency that a cabinet reshuffle was imminent, ministerial hopefuls and top players within the Peoples...Read more...

  • Money laundering: U.S banks freeze Nigerian Embassy’s accounts

    Henry Odein Ajumogobia, Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister
    Two American banks have reportedly placed an embargo on accounts belonging to Nigeria missions in New York and Washington D.C., according to a report yesterday by, a web-site news publication. According to sources familiar with on-going investigations initiated by two leading American banks, Bank of America and Wells Fago, the Nigerian missions, the country’s Embassy In Washington D.C and the permanent mission to the United Nations had their accounts frozen following the failure of Nigerian diplomatic officials to satisfactorily explain suspicious use of a total of $3.6 million sums, wired through separate accounts with the two banks. Read more...

  • Constitution review: On the march again

    National Assembly complex, Abuja
    The attempt to amend the Nigerian Constitution is not new. During the tenure of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, there were several attempts to rejig the Constitution; they came to naught. Today, the seventh National Assembly has kick-started another move for a review of the Constitution. How will it end? What are the expectations and which are the knotty areas in this new move? Head, Special Investigations, Isioma Madike, examines all of these, in this report Read more...

  • Shock, surprise trail Sofoluwe, UNILAG VC’s mystery death

    Prof. Babatunde Sofoluwe
    The news of the death of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Prof. Babatunde Sofoluwe, who slumped and died in the ear-ly hours of Saturday, aged 62, has come to many as a shock. Read more...

  • Bola Ige’s younger brother dies at 80
    The younger brother to the late Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, Sir Dele Ige, is dead.The late Ige, a lawyer and contractor, reportedly passed away yesterday morning in the Ibadan residence of his nephew, Akin Ige, who was said to be celebrating his 60th birthday anniversary.Sunday Mirror learnt that the deceased, born September 6, 1932, slumped and died shortly before delivering his speech on the birthday occasion.
    ...

  • I know who can end Boko Haram violence –Shehu Sani
    President, Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria (CRCN), Mallam Shehu Sani, has said that he knows the right person who can end the Boko Haram violence which had led to the death of hundreds of Nigerians and destruction of property worth millions of naira in the country. Speaking in an interview with the Sunday Mirror in Kaduna, the human right activist said, “I can tell you if President Jonathan sees the value in my efforts and places a phone call and asks of one person who can offer a breakthrough in this Boko Haram insurgency, I am going to tell him that person who will do that.”
    ...

Nigeria business Today
  • NCC Fines MTN, Glo, Etisalat, Airtel N1.17bn
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    NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Dr. Eugene Juwah
    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Friday came down very hard on key telecommunications operators in the country over poor quality of service across networks. Read more...

  • Workers Threaten to Shut Down Mainstreet Bank
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    Mainstreets Bank CEO, Faith Tuedor-Matthews
    The rationalisation exercise embarked upon by the management of Mainstreet Bank Limited may snowball into a pitched industrial crisis capable of disrupting the operations of the bank next week following a seven day ultimatum given to its management to rescind its decision and return to the negotiating table by the bank workers unions. Read more...

  • Ecobank, Radisson Hotel Acquire Oceanic Real Estate Assets
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    Oba Otudeko, chairman
    Ecobank Nigeria Plc and Radisson Blu Hotels and Resorts have recently acquired two prime real estate assets located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, which belonged to the defunct Oceanic Bank International Plc and its former owners. Read more...

  • Julius Berger, Investors Reach Consensus on Growth Strategy
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    Ahead of its annual general meeting slated for June, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc held an investors’ forum in Lagos last week, where it tabled its growth strategy  and its 2011 results. Read more...

  • Oil/Gas: How To Leverage ‘Nigerian Content Vehicle’ Offshore, By Avuru

    MANAGING DIRECTOR of Seplat Petroleum Development ...

  • Poor services: NCC fines four GSM operators N1bn
    Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson
    The Nigeria Communications Commission has said four Global System for Mobile Communications operators are to pay a ...Read more...

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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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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


    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
    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
  • 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
    |  Read more articles by Prof Mobolurin

    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
  • 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
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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,
    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
    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 ...

  • 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.
    ...

  • 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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