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July 22, 2012

  • ‘Peoples’ Constitution’ Ready July 2013, Says NASS
    ‘Peoples’ Constitution’ Ready July 2013, Says NASS
    Key Areas Of Focus: Devolution Of Power
    . Fiscal Federalism. Immunity Clause
    . Land Use Act. Local Govt Autonomy
    . NYSC . Boundary Adjustment...
    GOING by lawmakers’ pledge in Asaba yesterday, Nigeria...Read more...

 
  • STF Operation: Four Plateau Communities Return Home
    STF Operation: Four Plateau Communities Return Home
    FOUR of the five communities in Riyom and Barkin Ladi local government of Plateau State evacuated by the Special Task Force (STF) have returned to their places of abode. The STF spokesperson, Captain S...Read more...
     

  • Police Corporal Kills Makoko Evictee
    Police Corporal Kills Makoko Evictee
    THE ongoing demolition being carried out by the Lagos State government in the shantytown of Makoko claimed its first human casuality yesterday, when the Otun Baale of Makoko, Mr. Timothy Aripena, lost...Read more...
     

  • Lagos Community Fire Victims Seek Govt’s Aid
    Lagos Community Fire Victims Seek Govt’s Aid
    ABOUT 6,500 residents of Lagos suburb, Ijora Badia, who were displaced by fire outbreak have made passionate appeal to the Lagos State government to assist them, saying they have been rendered homeles...Read more...
     

  • Low Turnout, Missing Names, Allegations Of Fraud Mar Exercise
    Low Turnout, Missing Names, Allegations Of Fraud Mar Exercise
    Amosun Gives Election Pass Mark
    LOW voter turnout, coupled with allegations of electoral fraud characterised the local council election in Ogun State yesterday. It was however peaceful and orderly, des...Read more...
     

  • ‘Why The Wealthy Should Emulate Olusola’
    ‘Why The Wealthy Should Emulate Olusola’
    THE need for wealthy Nigerians to make sacrifices for the wellbeing of ordinary citizens came to the fore during the internment of Ambassador Olusegun Olusola at his hometown of Iperu Remo, Ogun State...Read more...
     

  • African Journalist Award: Zambian Minister To Investigate Visa Delay For Nigerians
    African Journalist Award: Zambian Minister To Investigate Visa Delay For Nigerians
    THE Minister in charge of Zambia’s Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Given Lubinda, has promised to investigate the sudden introduction of new visa requirements, which caused late arrival of some Nigerian ...Read more...
     

  • Robbers bomb bank, police station •Kill policeman, wound female officer
    ARMED robbers numbering over 20, on Friday night, at about 9p.m., bombed a police station and a branch of Unity Bank, killing one policeman, while another  female police officer was wounded in Iyara, Ijumu Local Government Council in Kogi State. Read more...
     

  • Apathy mars Ogun LG poll •I’m satisfied —Amosun •Obasanjo’s name missing on voters’ register •Local government reports on pages
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    Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun casting his vote at African Church Central Primary School, Ward II, Unit 12, Ita Iyalode in Abeokuta North Local Government Area, during the election into offices of local government chairmen and councillors, on Saturday.
    The election into all the 20 local government councils and 236 wards in Ogun State, that held yesterday, was marred by low turnout of voters and other forms of irregularities. Read more...
     

  • Bola Shagaya, Kupolokun, Ibru, Others Get Oil Blocks
    BOLA SHAGAYA
    Recently, the federal government awarded oil block licences to no fewer than 21 indigenous companies to prospect for oil. LEADERSHIP SUNDAY...Read more...
     

  • Police Arrest Gun Manufacturers In Benue

    Policemen in Benue State under Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested three gun manufacturers for producing and selling dangerous...Read more...
     

  • Monarch Of Makoko Shot Dead By Police, As Lagos Demolishes More Structures

    As Lagos State Government turns bulldozers on structures built on Makoko waterfront, the ...
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  • Fraud Allegations: My Story – Ambassador Adefuye

    Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, Professor Adebowale Adefuye, has reacted to a...
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  • Violence, poor logistics mar Ogun Council poll

    Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun,, and wife, Funsho, being accredited yesterday
    Low turn-out, missing names on the voter register and pockets of violence characterised the local government election held across all the 20 local governments of Ogun State yesterday. Read more...
     

  • Senate committee chair Uzodinma in certificate forgery, debt scandal

    The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has been accused of lying about his Degree in Arts/Criminology from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, according to a news portal, Pointblanknews.com findings. The Senator had, in an interview with a national newspaper (Not Sunday Mirror), and on his Facebook page and other documents, indicated that he obtained a Degree in Arts/ Criminology from the Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Read more...

Business
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  • Stock market probe: More troubles for Oteh, Osibodu

    Trouble is not yet over for the embattled Director- General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms Arunma Oteh, who has just been reinstated to office. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to probe into the report indicting her. Read more...

 
  • How Cashless Can Nigeria Really Go?

    Stakeholders,’ Regulators, Experts List Constraint...Read more...
     

  • Re-Evaluate Acceptability Of Cashless Policy, CBN Told

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been told to measure the success of the cashless policy in Lagos, before extending the policy to other states in the country to avoid wastage of reso Read more...
     

  • Operators seek enabling environment for implementation of proposed SME credit facility

    Operators in the financial sector have urged the Federal Government to create an enabling environment to facilitate the utilisation of the proposed N200 billion Small and Medium Enterpris Read more...

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Editorial
  • From The University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University: An Unforced Error by an error-prone President!
    The changing of the University of Lagos name to Moshood Abiola University seems to us an unforced error by a President who is willing to use all means to secure a second term, and he thinks the way to securing it is through the people of the South West! It seems to us that this president has no clue about the psyche of an average South Westerner, and we predict this latest act is also the reason why we think he has destroyed his chance to a second term in this zone.  NigerianNews Editorial
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Special Columns
  • Frisky Larr's Current Column

    Countdown in Edo State: Will Oshiomole cruise to victory?
    by Frisky Larr
    The paradox in Edo state: The very first Governor since the days of retired General Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia of the defunct Bendel State, who has given Edo State a bunch of visible, quantifiable and palpable uplift, is now faced with the grim reality of possibly losing his bid for re-election. Governor Adams Oshiomole came into office on the heels of people’s expectations and had to tread the thorny path of armchair brigandry, stolen mandate, tribunals, godfatherism etc. before being finally manipulated into his rightful position. His facilitators and collaborators then were no other than those who fought running battles in the camp of his opponent, to assert their supremacy. NigerianNews Special

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

    Ghana Has Gone; Nigeria Must Go!
    by Atsar Terver
    A new brand of luggage bag is about to hit the market stands in Ghana. It will sell under the trade name ‘Nigeria Must Go’. The first batch of users who would test the effectiveness of these bags will be Nigerians in Ghana. These are Nigerians who have been given a quit notice, rightly or wrongly, by their host, necessitating their sudden but compulsory return to their fatherland, and thus creating the demand for an emergency travel bag. NigerianNews Special

  • |Read more articles by Terver
  • Theo I Ogune's Special Column

    Theo I Ogune's Current Column
    The Sorrows of the Nigerian Supreme Court
    by
    Theo Ikes Ogune, Esquire
    Today, while everyone is jumping on the bandwagon of discussing the change of Unilag’s name, I prefer to revisit an old and now very familiar friend: the Nigerian judiciary.  For one thing, the Unilag name change is only a superficial expression of the larger issue of executive power, which is more substantively linked to judicial malfeasance.  I really understand the beef with the change, believe me, but people should care more about the poor state of the education at the university than its name. So I prefer to talk about the Nigerian judiciary.  Just this April, James Ibori went to prison in Britain because he stole money from Delta State.  We all hewed and hawed for about a minute and then went about our business.  What got lost in translation was the opportunity to address a very nagging problem in Nigeria, which is the absolute failure of the country’s judiciary. NigerianNews Special
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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
    | Read more reports

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
  • BECOMING A RESPONSIBLE, CONFIDENT AND SAFE DRIVER
    by Adewale T. Akande
    Driving is a serious responsibility with physical and mental abilities impacting on the driving activities of a driver. It is more than moving a vehicle and knowing how to use the accelerator, brake pedals and steering. Driving is at best when you have knowledge and required skills to drive competently in accordance with those rules and regulations guiding the public roads. A safe and responsible driver has responsibility which makes him a good citizen. Driving is a learned skill acquired with much practice. It is also more important to drive with due regards for safety and convenience of other road users. Driving entails concentration, calmness, and with consideration and respect for others. And at the same time, a driver should ensure proper and total control of his vehicle at all times. That means a driver must not allow anything to take their attention from the road, therefore good anticipation and concentration will help to prevent these usual incident becoming accidents on our roads. The safety of others depends on you when you are on the wheel. NigerianNews Guest Column

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L E T T E RS  T O  T H E  E D I T O R
  • ₪a wa o. Anoda ds signal: I just received confirmation that this is true!
    Lana Onafuye.
    Pls read: Is there any way of getting confirmation about news I'm just getting that the Dana plane was distressed for a while but could not make an emergency landing because the airspace was closed for 2 hours for - the Presidential Jet carrying Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan. 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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