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July 23, 2012

  • Parties, Bakare back call for Jonathan’s exit
    Parties, Bakare back call for Jonathan’s exit
    Cleric says fresh presidential polls to hold before 2015
    ACN lists alleged president’s acts of impunity
    CITING several lapses of the Federal Government, which have almost earned the nation the status of...Read more...

 
  • Nigeria needs new foreign policy road-map, say Reps
    Nigeria needs new foreign policy road-map, say Reps
    Plan oil exploration body
    THE House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs has declared that Nigeria urgently needs a new road-map on the continent.
    Chairman of the panel, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje, Read more...
     

  • Tension in Bakassi as Cameroun deploys troops, arms
    Tension in Bakassi as Cameroun deploys troops, arms
    Indigenes want return to homeland, alert on youth restiveness
    BARELY three months left to end the final ceding of Bakassi, Cameroun has started deploying troops in the  peninsular.
    But Bakassi yout...Read more...
     

  • ACN clears Ogun council polls, PDP alleges fraud
    ACN clears Ogun council polls, PDP alleges fraud
    THE Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has won 19 of the 20 chairmanship seats in last Saturday’s local council elections in Ogun State.
    It also clinched 226 councillorship seats of the 236 wards in the ...Read more...
     

  • Terror won’t silence Nigerian media, says editors’ guild
    Terror won’t silence Nigerian media, says editors’ guild
    Nigerian journalist wins CNN/Multichoice Free Press Africa award
    AMID threats to its practitioners, the Nigerian Guild of Editors has restated its commitment to professionalism, with a promise to be da...Read more...
     

  • Why Reps are after Jonathan
    FURTHER details emerged at the weekend as to the real intents of those behind the impeachment threat against President Goodluck Jonathan in the House of Representatives, as sources confirmed that a part of the agenda has to do more with the 2015 electoral battle than the disagreement over the implementation of the national budget.  Read more...
     

  • Constitution amendment: Senate gets 56 fresh requests for state creation
    AS the National Assembly continues its efforts to amend the critical areas of the 1999 Constitution, it has emerged the no fewer than 56 requests for state creation have been submitted to the Senate Committee on Constitution Review.  Read more...
     

  • Ogun LG poll: ACN in landslide victory
    THE Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ogun State won 19 local government chairmanship seats and 217 councillorship seats in last Saturday’s local government election in the state. The chairman, Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Alhaja Risikat Ogunfemi, while announcing the results at the state headquarters of the body in Abeokuta, on Sunday, declared that the ACN won with a landslide victory. Read more...
     

  • Investigation: Economic Growth Slows As Oil Theft Threatens Output

    Ahead of a more pronounced decline in oil prices stemming from sluggish global economy, Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth...Read more...
     

  • Sango Tragedy: Pregnant Woman, 4 Others Crushed To Death

    Tragedy struck in Sango, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, yesterday when a truck loaded with cement ran over a pregnant...Read more...
     

  • ‘There Are Shortcomings In Power Sector Reforms’

    As the power sector reform process gains momentum following the opening of the bids for the PHCN...
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  • 25 bidders meet deadline on power stations

    Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji
    Twenty-five potential investors, including Transcorp Plc, Nestoil and Danglobe Consortium, have met the Federal Government’s deadline for the purchase of the nation’s power generating stations. Read more...
     

  • PDP, PPN protest as ACN sweeps Ogun LG poll

    Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State
    The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ogun State has recorded victory in the local government election held at the weekend as it won 19 chairmanship seats of the 20 local governments in the state. Read more...
     

  • Fear grips SEC staff as Oteh resumes today

    Director- General, Ms. Aruma Oteh
    Scores of staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, staff are nursing fears of losing their jobs or being victimised for protesting the return of the Director- General, Ms. Aruma Oteh last Wednesday in Abuja. Read more...
     

  • Nigerian journalists get CNN award
    Organisers of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalists Awards have honoured Nigerian journalists with the 2012 CNN MultiChoice Free Press Award for practising in difficult environment and exposing corruption even at the expense of their lives.
    ... Read more...

Business
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  • Era of bank failure over, says AMCON
    Era of bank failure over, says AMCON
    THE Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) has projected a robust profile for the nation’s deposit banks, after the successful bailout of the distressed financial institutions by the company. Read more...

 
  • Canadians take over transmission firm, govt rules out job loss
     Canadians take over transmission firm, govt rules out job loss
    Ughelli plant gets highest bidders
    BARRING any last-minute hitch, Canadian firm, Manitoba Electrical will today take over the management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
    The transmission sy...Read more...
     

  • Kaduna farmers secure $6.2 million World Bank facility

    ABOUT 3,717 farmers have benefited from a World Ba...Read more...
     

  • Producers Hike Price Of Sachet Water By 100% In Kwara

    Manufacturers of sachet water , popularly called ‘pure water’ have hiked the price of a sachet by 100 percent in Kwara State. Read more...
     

  • Rising Inflation, Fiscal Laxity: What Will CBN’s MPC Decide Tomorrow?

    Members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) would find it difficult to decide which way the pendulum should swing when they ponder tweaking benchmark rate and other variables. Read more...
     

  • FG Inaugurates C’ttees To Tackle Nigeria’s Doing Business, Investment Bottlenecks

    The Federal Government has inaugurated two technical committees for the Doing Business and Competitive Committee and Investor-Care Committee to tackle the problems militating against the ease of do Read more...
     

  • Union Bank: Osibodu to Hand over to Emuwa in Three Months
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    Mrs. Funke Osibodu,Outgoing MD, Union Bank
    Fresh facts emerged at the weekend that the outgoing Group Managing Director of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, will effectively exit the bank three months, after the completion of a three-month terminal leave. 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
    |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
  • 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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