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June 24, 2011

  • 1999 constitution stale, say S’West senators
    1999 constitution stale, say S’West senators
    Seek true federalism, fewer political appointees
    Yoruba leaders lament zone’s loss of Speaker’s slot
    Ajibola, Fasehun warn against killings
    FOR the nation to enjoy true federalism, security and a robust ...TheGuardian

  • North moves against bombing, violence
    North moves against  bombing, violence
    Ex-military chiefs to prepare report on menace
    THE efforts to restore law and order in the North got a boost yesterday as leaders from the region expressed their readiness to work with the Federal Gove...TheGuardian

  • Nigeria to launch two new satellites next month
    Nigeria to launch two new satellites next month
    Agency dismisses volcanic eruption in Gombe
    ARRANGEMENTS are being perfected by the Federal Government to launch Nigeria’s second and third satellites, SAT2 and SATX that cost £34 million, into the orb...TheGuardian

  • GOVS’ CALL FOR REMOVAL OF SUBSIDY: Petrol may sell for N120 per litre •Governors are inviting anarchy and we will resist it -NLC
    FEELERS in the oil industry indicate that Nigerians may start buying petrol for between N110 and N120 per litre, if President Goodluck Jonathan bows to the current pressure Tribune

  • Settle down for business •US tells Nigeria •I’ll govern with fear of God, Jonathan tells Nigerians
    THE United States government, on Thursday, told the Federal Government that the time had come for it to get down to the day-to-day business of governing after Tribune

  • Insult on Awo: Apologise or else... -Yoruba tells Omatseye
    THE Yoruba, on the platform of the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF), have warned the chairman of the Editorial Board of The Nation newspapers, Mr Sam Omatseye, to apologise to the Yeye Odua, Tribune

  • N35m deal: EFCC charges MKO Abiola’s son to court
    …Says Ikemba now interacts with people, returns soon
    Members of the public were stunned yesterday when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought Deji Abiola, second son of the late business mogul, Basorun M.K.O Abiola to court over alleged N35.5 million deal. |
    The Sun

  • Another bloody Army, Police’s clash averted in Lagos
    There was pandemonium at Obanikoro, Lagos Mainland, yesterday when soldiers clashed with policemen attached to the Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA). Trouble started when a soldier riding in a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) drove through the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane at about 8 am was accosted by the states task force on environment attached to the state government. BRT is reserved for LAMATA buses operated by the state government.| The Sun

  • Reps to repeal anti-FoI Acts –Tambuwal
    To fast-track the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan last May, the House of Representatives said it would constitute a Committee on Reform of Government Institutions and Process as provided for in Section 29, Sub-section 4 of the Act. Speaker of the House, |
    The Sun

  • Seeks financial autonomy for states Assembly
    State Houses of Assembly were yesterday urged to collaborate with the National Assembly in their quest for financial autonomy in the next attempts to amend the Constitution of the Federal Republic.
    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who made the appeal during a meeting with the members of the Delta State House of |
    The Sun

  • Okonjo-Iweala set to be named as economic czar
    Former Finance minister will oversee economic development in new 234Next

  • Kwankwaso bars state media from tribunal proceedings
    Kano governor allegedly orders that only stories favourable to him should be aired. 234Next

  • Police parade fake official of examination body
    Undergraduate faces accusation of fraud and impersonation of JAMB official. 234Next

  • Contractors to hand over Minna-Jebba rail line
    Corporation also commences work on eastern axis rail line. 234Next

  • Ministers: PDP kicks against Jonathan’s list
    There appears to be disquiet in the Peoples Democratic Party over President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to ...


  • Boko Haram: FG deploys soldiers in Borno
    There were signs in Abuja on Thursday that the Federal Government will not negotiate...Punch

  • Reps promise to reduce cost of governance
    The House of Representatives on Thursday admitted that it had a “very poor perception....Punch

  • UI students protest blackout on campus ...give FG 7-day ultimatum
    Angry students of the University of Ibadan on Thursday took to the streets in protest....Punch

  • Confusion as policemen, soldiers clash in Lagos again
    Motorists and pedestrians, who plied the Obanikoro end of Ikorodu Road around 8:30am...Punch

  • Kwara and Oloye’s imminent return to PDP
    About five months after the strongman of Kwara State politics, Dr. Olusola Saraki....Punch

  • Yoruba elders warn Boko Haram
    Yoruba Elders yesterday urged the Boko Haram religious sect The Nation

  • Eight in race for PDP chairman
    The battle for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman heightened yesterday, with eight aspirants in the race. All the aspirants are from the Northeast, a development The Nation

  • Seven policemen charged with Boko Haram leader’s murder
    Boko Haram
    Seven police officers and men charged with killing leader of Boko The Nation

  • Soldiers, policemen clash again in Lagos
    Policemen trying to arrest the Lance Corporal...yesterday
    There was pandemonium yesterday at Obanikoro, Lagos Mainland where soldiers clashed with policemen who were enforcing the law restraining motorists from plying the Bus Rapid...The Nation

  • An Open Letter to all newly elected Nigerian Representatives
    by Adewale T. Akande

    Your excellency lawmakers, I am using this forum to congratulate you all for having opportunity to be among those political trustees elected to represent our opinions, perspectives and interests in leading us to a nation of our dreams. We have lived in the  worst political times. A change has just come and you are the change. That is why we entrusted you all with this position to make decisions that will benefit all Nigerians and solve those problems that come with today’s complex lifestyle.  NigerianNews Guest Column

Nigeria business Today

  • New electricity tariff takes effect July 1
    THE Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has announced increase in tariff rate for electricity consumption in the country from N8.50 to N10 with effect from July 1, 2011. The commission al...TheGuardian


  • France backs Nigeria’s food security programme with $120m
    Association bemoans poor soil issue in agric produ...TheGuardian
  • Electricity Commission hikes tariff
    Despite epileptic supply, Nigerians may begin to pay more for services not rendered 234Next
  • Union Bank to raise over N280b before deadline
    The bank says it is less apprehensive about the last leg of its recapitalisation 234Next
  • Value of equities improve at the Exchange
    Market watchers say equity outlook in the coming weeks will be more profitable. 234Next
  • NNPC allocates 10,000 metric tonnes of kerosene to IPMAN
    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has allocated 10,000 metric tonnes of kerosene...Punch
  • Union Bank needs N290bn fresh capital –MD
    Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, one of the banks rescued in a N620bn bail-out two years ago....Punch
  • Nigerians to pay more for electricity from July 1 – NERC
    In spite of outages across the country, electricity consumers will from July 1 begin to pay...Punch
  • No respite for consumers as kerosine dries up in outlets
    What looked like a respite for consumers of dual purpose kerosine (DPK) after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)  imported 309.9 million litres of the ...The Nation
  • Electricity consumers to pay N10 per kilo watt
    ELECTRICITY tariff will go up from July 1, the Federal Government announced yesterday. Under the new dispensation, a kilowatt of electricity will now cost N40, up from the ...The Nation

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  • The Unsportsmanlike Losers
    On April 09th 2011, Nigerians fired the first warning shots. They fired it with the force of the ballot papers in the privacy of the polling booths. They sent a message and there was no mistaking it. They were going to be taken for a ride no more. NigerianNews Editorial


  • The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance!
    It is our opinion at NNEWS that the NASS election results of April 9, 2011 have created a reality that, unless the Almighty God acts on behalf of all parties other than PDP in today's Presidential election, the die is definitely cast and the PDP has reasons to  be happy about what will happen at the end of the INEC innovative election collation today! NigerianNews Editorial


  • Farewell the 3rd National Assembly (2007-2011) and enter the 4th National Assembly (2011-2015)
    The National Assembly has a life time of four years, therefore the first National Assembly started its life in 1999, and ended its span of life in 2003, and a new one started in May 29, of 2003. At this time, May 29 was christened  'democracy day' Henceforth, a new National Assembly with a new set of legislative and Presidential players will take a new oath of office every May 29, of a New National Assembly year. Therefore, a journey to a new and 4th National Assembly begins today, April 2nd, 2011! NigerianNews Editorial


  • Abati, AU, The West and the End game
    March 29, 2011

    Mr. Abati, sure you know about the Western ringer when they want a solution passed at the UN. That you are told that action will be limited to No-Fly zone and you voted for it, does not mean you cannot complain later when you think the understanding of what you voted for has changed. The Arab league was the first to feel deceived and was later 'muzzled' to go along.
    NigerianNews Editorial | Related Issue

  • This registration is another fraud of our time!
    March 16, 2011

    We at the NigerianNews have endeavoured to stay out of  the political fray in this coming April election, and we hope pointing out an obvious lie cannot be ascribed to politics. These are what are known:
    NigerianNews Editorial

  • The North - South Zonal Asymmetry
    August 02, 2010
    The Representative from Nnewi North/Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, C.I.D Maduabum was quoted in the Tribune today that The South-East geo-political zone of the country has so far lost N200 billion for being one state short since 1999. NigerianNews Editorial

  • Zoning and the incapacitation of a presidency
    It is clear that President Jonathan does not understand the import of his Special Assistant to the President Dr. Cairo Ojougboh declaration's at National Assembly that the President would run in 2011. NigerianNews Editorial
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Special Columns
  • Tunde Adenodi's Current Column

    Buhari-The grouchy old soldier
    by Tunde Adenodi.
    June 13, 2011
    General Muhammadu Buhari reminds me of John McCain, the US presidential contender against President Barack Obama in 2008. He had not a scintilla of respect for the person of Barack Obama in the run-up to the US presidential election. He, John McCain, a Vietnam War hero, shot down in the jungles of Hanoi, a celebrated POW who still carries the scar of that war every day of his life and will continue to do so until he dies and finally, a Senator of several decades was running against a skinny black first term US Senator!  NigerianNews Special
    | Read more articles by Adenodi

  • Madaki O. Ameh's Current Column

    by Madaki O Ameh
    February 10, 2010
    With the passage of concurrent motions by the two chambers of the Nigerian National Assembly on Tuesday 9th February 2010, finally empowering the Vice President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, to assume the elusive title of ‘Acting President’, it is hoped that one of the darkest phases of Nigeria’s democratic history will finally be on its way out, with what is left being the healing of the deep wounds created in the process.
    NigerianNews Special | Read more articles by Ameh

  • Frisky Larr's Current Column

    Time to Wield the Ax: Arrest and Try Buhari Now!
    by Frisky Larr
    It remains a mystery to the discerning mind from where and how Muhammadu Buhari sternly believed that he would have garnered all the necessary votes to make him the civilian President of Nigeria in the April 16th Presidential election. Every sane, objective and intelligent analyst saw through the not-too densely darkened haze of the April 09th election into the National Assembly which way the tendency pointed. NigerianNews Special
    |Read more articles by Larr | Book Review

  • Atsar Terver's Current Column
    ECHOES:Commentary on burning public issues

    On Jonathan’s Divisive Victory
    by Atsar Terver
    April 21, 2011
    The 2011 Presidential election has come and gone, but like a Tsunami that leaves rubbles in its trail, the nation will have to grapple with the aftermath for a while. The country needs some tremendous capacity to absorb political shockwaves generated by this election.
    NigerianNews Special

  • | Read more articles by Terver

  • Dotun Oyeniyi's Current Column

    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    May 11, 2010
    There comes a moment in the lives and times of most clever men, when out of a self deluding believe in their supposed superior intellect over others and the assumed idiocy of others; they end up taking decisions which are anything but clever.  I strongly believe that that moment is here for General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) with his decision to return to power.
      NigerianNews Special | Read more articles by Oyeniyi

  • Joe Chikunie's Current Column

    by Joseph Ifeanyi Chikunie
    February 15, 2011
    In every country of the world, the head of state and the head of the Judiciary are two very important personalities who head the executive and judicial organs of government. Both them ought to be inspiring figures, who people look up to as role models and sources of wisdom.
    NigerianNews Special>> | Read more articles by Chikunie

  • Anthony A. Kila's Current Column

    The Italian Festa.
    by Anthony A. Kila
    June 07, 2011
    Our notes will be incomplete if we do not pause to invite some reflections upon some of the events that took place beyond our shores last week. For whilst we were following the state organized inauguration ceremonies of newly elected officials across Nigeria, with some wondering if the spectacles were worth the tabs, and others speculating on who will be nominated by the elected, Italians were partying across their cities and giving the world some useful lessons on what democracy is all about: the primacy of people.
     NigerianNews Special
    | Read more articles by Kila

  •  Uyi Edogamhe's Current Column

    by Uyi Edogamhe
    January 05, 2011
    The state of the nation in a democratic political environment, is supposed to continuously evolve positively, and tangibly impact the lives of the electorates measurably. The government and opposition from their different political script, are supposed to always find a common ground, for the common good of the country. In more politically refined and matured societies, there is a sanctimonious shared interest by all and sundry, to maintain peace and tranquillity  and uphold a commonly shared way of life, that is peculiar to that society.
    NigerianNews Special | Read more articles by Edogamhe

  • 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
Guest Columns
    by 'Bisi Ogunwale
    June 13, 2011
    I set out to further understand how Moses dealt with his assignment of leading the skeptical, unbelieving and hungry Israelites on the joining to the promise land but I was taken aback with what I found. The Bible tells us that when the Israelites were leaving Sinai and the people were complaining about their hardship just as many do in Nigeria today.
      NigerianNews Guest Column


  • Wake up Muslims, Wake up.
    by Tajamul Hussain
    The biggest tragedy with Muslims is that people look upon us assuming that Islam is Muslims because we practice that religion. When a crazy Christian does something terrible, everyone knows it is the actions of a mad man because they have some knowledge of the core beliefs and ethics of Christianity.  NigerianNews Guest Column


  • An Open Letter from Awo, Balewa and Zik to President G. E. A. Jonathan
    by Adewale T. Akande
    On behalf of all Nigerians in heaven, we are using this forum to congratulate you for winning the recently concluded general elections that will usher you as an elected President of Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 29th of May. We are also congratulating those newly elected representatives and leaders to be part of the crew in making a new Nigeria a reality  NigerianNews Guest Column


  • The Demands of the Buhari voters
    by Godwin Ndubuisi Aleke
    I am a proud Igbo man. As a young eleven years old, reading the account of the Nigeria civil war as given by Alexandra Madiebo, I paused to cry at several junctions. I cried for the wasted lives; I cried for the wasted opportunities; I cried for some of the observed mistakes by the Biafran army officers that prosecuted the war. In particular, I shed tears when I set my eyes on a photo of Major Ifeajuna, for he was a handsome young man then. NigerianNews Guest Column


  • The Boko Haram Question
    by Kali Gwegwe
    It is not surprising that the Boko Haram question is fast gaining space in Nigeria. For a country that has almost been ruined by poor leadership in the political, cultural, economic, and religious sectors; the emergence of the Boko Haram sect is only a positive reminder that God loves Nigeria.  NigerianNews Guest Column
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    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

  • Entertainment industry receives presidential boost
    There is cause for the Nigerian entertainment industry to jubilate. President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday announced that the sum of N200 million has been earmarked by the Finance Ministry for direct investment into the Nigerian entertainment industry. The Nation

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    From the 80's till half-way through the 90's, nearly every household in Africa watched Western and Asian movies, but with the arrival of Nollywood in the early 90's and the rising profile of some of Nollywood stars in the late 90's, everything changed. Nollywood has become the talk of the day amongst African youths and many across the seven continents. Leadership 

  • Why I love Nigerians –Yvonne Chaka Chaka
    South African music diva, Yvonne Chaka Chaka has every reason to be angry with Nigerians. This is because many of her live shows which she recorded on CD were massively pirated by some Nigerian | The Sun 

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    Apostle Helen Ukpabio, has spent over a decade in the Nigerian motion picture industry, globally known as Nollywood, producing and funding quality and expository Christian oriented movies for millions of viewers within and outside our shores. | The Sun

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