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Sanusi explodes again

Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has said that he is not afraid of losing his job over his call for reduction of the nation's workforce, insisting that being the helmsman of the apex bank does not set him in a popularity contest with any other government functionary.Fielding...


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Pope welcomes UN vote on Palestine

POPE Benedict XVI has expressed satisfaction with the majority approval of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) for Palestine to become a Non-member observer state of the global body.The pontiff, in a statement issued by his office, said the vote should be placed within the context of the...


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Okada not responsible for crime, accidents in Lagos — body tells court

PARENT body of commercial motorcycle operators (aka Okada riders), the All Nigerians Autobike Commercial Owners and Workers Association (ANACOWA), on Friday rejected the claim that the use of motorcycles was responsible for high rate of accidents and criminal activities in Lagos State.The Okada riders, made this known through their counsel,...


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PDP condoles Buhari

PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, joined the teeming rank of Nigerians to console former Head of State and leader of opposition party, Congress for Political Change (CPC) Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, (rtd) on the death of his daughter, Hajiya Zulaihatu Junaidu Abdullahi.She died at a Kaduna hospital last Thursday.In a statement,...


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Ajimobi defies court, demolishes Celestial Church in Ibadan

DESPITE an injunction of an Oyo State High Court restraining the government of Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, some agents of the government yesterday demolished the Celestial Church of Christ, Onala Parish along Mokola-Sango Road, Ibadan and arrested the Head of the church as well as nine other members.The action was part...


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In Delta's Benikrukru community hot torrents trail oil firm's pact

THE aftermath of a pact signed by an international oil firm, Chevron and the leaders of Egbema/Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF) remains eventful in one of the core communities, Benikrukru. Following the disclosure of the unease in our November 18 news report, 'Delta Community Threatens Shutdown of Chevron Flowstations,' as...


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Strange story from Nigerian survivor of human trafficking in Isreal

Do we stop addressing these Jewish people as children of God or do we retrace our steps when dealing with these ants?”That was the poser raised by a young, adventurous Nigerian, Nmezi Obinna Stanley, after experiencing Israel recently. In his odyssey occasioned by the need to escape the vicelike grip...


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AGAINST the muchtouted achievements being claimed by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, the immedi-ate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in the state, Engr. Fatai Akinbade, has said ...

the-internet-blessing-or-curseIT is a known fact that the Internet plays a major role in our day- to-day...
eniola-badmus-source-of-worryPLUS size nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus who popularly known as Bigz...

Yobe: Federal allocation and social development

yobe-federal-allocation-and-social-developmentGOVERNOR Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State stirred the hornet's nest on...

NLC gives Jang deadline to end strike

nlc-gives-jang-deadline-to-end-strikePLATEAU State Governor, Jonah Jang, has been given a 10-day ultimatum to...

FG told to merge Parastatals to reduce weight

fg-told-to-merge-parastatals-to-reduce-weightAKWA Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio has called on the Federal...
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Pope Benedict XVI is now present on Twitter. The high ranking clergy and leader of the Catholic church worldwide has joined other world ...

An Islamist-dominated panel tasked to write a new constitution for Egypt began voting yesterday on the document's final draft, a move ...

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Kogi Assembly impeachment saga: How Abdullahi Bello lost to hi-tech politics
Kogi Assembly impeachment saga: How Abdullahi Bello lost to hi-tech politics

AT last, some semblance of peace may have returned to Kogi State House of Assembly which was engulfed by the leadership crisis, following ...

  • Those who lost elections are championing referendum, Zakari Muhammed 12.01.2012
  • Anambra LP: We’ve no room for godfathers 11.30.2012
ACF's death penalty suggestion will stop corruption - Okoro
ACF's death penalty suggestion will stop corruption - Okoro

Arthur Ben Okoro is a Legal Practitioner, Human Rights and Revolutionary Activist. He spoke on a wide range of issues in this interview ...

  • Hurdles against local council autonomy 12.01.2012
  • 2015 Presidency: Jonathan and the South-East anger 11.30.2012

THE man died who keeps silence in the face of tyranny. This phrase, a very unique one is taken from the master piece: 'The Man Died' ...

  • Tinubu, ACN fingered in indefinite adjournment of Ikoyi LG appeal cases 11.18.2012
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Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal will go from 'strength to strength' following Jack Wilshere's return against Everton on Wednesday.

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Ex- Flamingoes striker, Chiwendu Ihezuo has expressed her gratitude to God for her nomination by the Confederation of African Football ...

EKO 2012: Journalist decamped for exposing sharp practices in camp
EKO 2012: Journalist decamped for exposing sharp practices in camp

The Nigerian Compass Correspondent, Cheke Emmanuel, covering Team Nasarawa at the18th National Sports Festival has been decamped by ...

  • Boxer Camacho shot, critically wounded 11.22.2012
  • Heineken ignites ‘Sail Around the World’ project at Lagos Yacht Club 11.22.2012
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Gone are the days when women were relegated to the kitchen, especially in this part of the world - Africa. Nowadays, women are not ...

The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria’s 48th President of Mr. Adedoyin Idowu Owolabi, has applauded the role of ICAN in the ...

‘Go into business, don’t be housewives’
‘Go into business, don’t be housewives’

Mrs. Sulaiman Nafisah Bashir, Managing Director, Nafnaf Global Enterprises. She is a graduate of Business Administration from Igbinedion ...

Airtel gives customers  free roaming call, wins Africom award
Airtel gives customers free roaming call, wins Africom award

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has ...

Google tests Maps app for iOS

A standalone Google Maps application on iOS could prove to be lucrative for Google as it will allow the search giant to push advertising ...

Last week, Airtel Nigeria invited ICT journalist for an urgent meeting designed to address critical issues in the telecoms industry that ...

Ogbori Ozigi Kadri works with the Power Holding Corporation of Nigeria (PHCN) as a transmission engineer. He is responsible for the ...

Experts in the built environment have again put heads together to find a lasting solution to the issue of collapse buildings in the ...

Understanding the steps in building a house will aid your knowledge more and always make you come out with better result. It does not ...

The report of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force (PRSTF), which was headed by Nuhu Ribadu, is still generating come controversies. ...

Hydrocarbon resources in water depths greater than 7,000 feet in Nigeria have remained untapped, Chevron Nigeria Limited has said.

The Federal Government, at the weekend, while receiving the report of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task force (PRSTF), which was headed by ...

The outlook for the Asian market remains relatively bright for 2013 despite a recent slowdown in traffic growth, challenging conditions in ...

Med-View buoys aviation industry ––  Stakeholders
Med-View buoys aviation industry –– Stakeholders

At a time when domestic airlines operating in the country are faced with the problem of inadequate capacity to meet passengers’ demand ...

Since assuming duties as Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah has left no one in doubt that she is on a mission.

Stocks value, index decline 1.19%
Stocks value, index decline 1.19%

Transactions closed last week on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), on negative notes, as major performance indices, the All-Share Index, ...

UNIC Insurance, Nigerian Ropes, E-Transact post loses
UNIC Insurance, Nigerian Ropes, E-Transact post loses

UNIC Insurance Plc has recorded loss of N51.264 million in its audited results for the year ended December 31,2011 released by the Nigerian ...

Experts appraise how loss adjuster aid insurance claim settlement
Experts appraise how loss adjuster aid insurance claim settlement

The issue of claim settlement in the insurance industry is never completed without the work of loss adjusters. In this report, KAYODE ...

Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) may face problem ın the presentation of its 2013 budget as Senate Committee on Marine Transport has ...

The challenges facing those who want to introduce the mandatory verification of shippers’ declared weight of loaded sea containers  ...

The Controller in charge of Western Marine Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Mr Zakka Audu, has said that facilities at the command were ...

As part of effort at boosting its growth in the Nigeria banking industry, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria has officially opened its new ...

CBN approves Merchant banking license for FSDH, FirstRand Bank
CBN approves Merchant banking license for FSDH, FirstRand Bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued merchant banking licences to South Africa’s FirstRand Bank and Nigeria’s First Securities ...

FBN Capital confab ties Nigeria’s  double-digit growth to investment in power
FBN Capital confab ties Nigeria’s double-digit growth to investment in power

Stakeholders comprising Panelists at the just concluded second annual investor conference organized by FBN Capital have unanimously ...

Mrs Osigwe Stella Chidinma is the founder of Destined Women and Child Foundation (DWCF), which was founded to promote, empower and explore ...

Agriculture to boost Nigerian economy in 2013 –– FG
Agriculture to boost Nigerian economy in 2013 –– FG

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina, has disclosed that  in 2013, agriculture would lead ...

Lagos focuses on agriculture to boost food security
Lagos focuses on agriculture to boost food security

The Lagos State Government said it would be focusing on agriculture and the agricultural value chain to promote food security in the state.

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And grandpa Alii eventually become a lawyer
And grandpa Alii eventually become a lawyer

TO ISIAKA Aderemi Alii, 57, age is no barrier for attainment of anyone's heart desire, provided he has the will to pursue the goal.

THE 9th annual Channel O Music Video Awards may have come and gone, but its memories will continue to linger not only in the minds of the ...

Goethe-Institut Nigeria begins half-century celebration
Goethe-Institut Nigeria begins half-century celebration

OMORROW the German cultural centre Goethe-Institut Nigeria will begin the  commemoration of its 50-year operation in Nigeria tomorrow ...

As early as 5.00am on Tuesday, October 30, the entire Ilasa Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State had literally begun to ...

JUST as toddlers, who wobble, owing to their weak limbs are given support by paediatricians, lest they get exposed to hazards of falling, ...

Kate Opesanmi sits atop Midas Xquisite, one of the leading beauty therapy centres in the country. The centre on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos ...

Why we premiered James Bond Skyfall in Nigeria - Heineken
Why we premiered James Bond Skyfall in Nigeria - Heineken

Before it was finally premiered in Nigeria, consumers of Heineken and fans of James Bond had waited in anticipation the world’s leading ...

Gandoki, Seyi Law, end Star Time To Shine
Gandoki, Seyi Law, end Star Time To Shine

STAND-UP comedians comprising Gandoki, Seyi and winners of Star Quest 2012, Crystals were the star attractions as the final draws for the ...

Making Nigeria work
Making Nigeria work

ONE has lost count of the number of books published in recent times on the subject of Nigeria and the challenge of building a strong, ...

Captain Hosa and the UNIBEN honour

He is arguably the Nigerian equivalence of Midas-a Phrygian King who turned objects, everything he touched, to gold in Greek mythology.
...

Olanipekun bequeaths a legacy on Ibadan varsity
Olanipekun bequeaths a legacy on Ibadan varsity

How does it feel to be exceptional and important? If you don’t recognize yourself in this description, then  an opportunity to see a ...

Gains of Interior Minister’s visit to Austria, Slovakia
Gains of Interior Minister’s visit to Austria, Slovakia

The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro’s recent visit to Austria and Slovakia has been of tremendous benefit to the Nigerian people.
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Doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild are advocating for increased funding for public hospitals so as to pave the way for the ...

FG introduces oral health policy, as Unilever pledges support
FG introduces oral health policy, as Unilever pledges support

As the federal government launched the new oral health policy with the introduction of new standards in medical check up for Nigerians, ...

Sudden death: KALVAC embarks on diabetes,  hypertension screening
Sudden death: KALVAC embarks on diabetes, hypertension screening

When Dr. Ada Ekwueme-Onuora led nongovernmental organisation, (NGO), Human Development Initiative (KALVAC) had its launching/fundraising of ...

scientists receive platinum,  gold, other awards in unilag
scientists receive platinum, gold, other awards in unilag

Anyone who attended another University except the University of Lagos (UNILAG), who was present at the University of Lagos 50th Anniversary ...

Research is prima facie in UNILAG
Research is prima facie in UNILAG

tapped and waiting to be translocated into national development and the national economy. We hereby humbly invite our government and the ...

Research is prima  facie in UNILAG
Research is prima facie in UNILAG

The Annual Research conference and fair of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which started in 2005 is now international in nature. This ...

He is the immediate past chair-man of the Ekiti branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Mr. Owoseni Ajayi, who led the association ...

NOTWITHSTANDING the un-ending massacre of their kinsmen and a rumour making the rounds that their attackers had perfected an-other ploy to ...

Piqued by the dwindling standards of law practice in the country, the newly elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. ...

Monalisa's Ex, Dejo Richards, Denies Crack In Marriage
Monalisa's Ex, Dejo Richards, Denies Crack In Marriage

Ex-husband of Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda, Segun Dejo Richards, has reacted to the news that his nearly two-year-old marriage to his ...

Bukky Wright, Dayo Adeneye for youth symposium

Sultry actress, Bukky Wright and charismatic impresario, Dayo Adeneye of Prime Time Entertainment have been named among the resource ...

Oyemade sets new heights for radio comedy

In the comedy world in Nigeria, Ajibade Oyemade has fast carved a niche for himself as a comedian, master of ceremonies and most recently, ...

Andy Stanley walked into his pastor's office, filled with dread. The minister sat in a massive chair behind an enormous desk. He spread his ...

He is the Pope; God’ ‘representative’ on earth. But is he right? That is the question many in Christendom will ponder upon as readers ...

Pope Benedict reappraises Jesus’ birth tale in new book

He is the Pope; God’ ‘representative’ on earth. But is he right? That is the question many in Christendom will ponder upon as readers ...

60 percent of Nigeria’s resources waste on corruption – Melaye
60 percent of Nigeria’s resources waste on corruption – Melaye

Nigeria has been described as an emergency word which can only be rescued by the action or inations of his people.
Making this known was a ...

365 days after Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa became the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, massive developments have sprung up in ...

Nigerian Girls Guides  advocates for girl child  education
Nigerian Girls Guides advocates for girl child education

Founded about 103 years ago,the Nigerian Girl Guides Association, a member of the World Girl Guides and Girls’ Scout now has over 100,000 ...

Mary Slessor: The killing of twins in Calabar
Mary Slessor: The killing of twins in Calabar

Mary Slessor was born on December 2, 1848 in Gilcomston (close to Aberdeen), Scotland. As a child, she lived there for 11 years before she ...

‘Corruption stops in the Nigeria Police Force because of the IGP reform policies? Never!’
‘Corruption stops in the Nigeria Police Force because of the IGP reform policies? Never!’

For ages now, one of the hydra-headed problems which had been plaguing the Nigeria Police Force is corruption.
A lot of atrocious acts, ...

‘What Boko Haram is doing   not allowed in Islam’
‘What Boko Haram is doing not allowed in Islam’

For years, the faceless Boko Haram sect has hit our country, Nigeria, real hard. The casualties   in terms of those either killed or ...

IT had to come to this. What goes round must come ...

“Ohun melo melo ni n’ woledi
 Lai ko s’awo?

Good news: I have now been writing this column ...

And the party continues…
And the party continues…

AS my downtown Lagos friends would say, raising ...

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It can only happen in Nigeria
It can only happen in Nigeria

ONLY God knows the plan she had for the rest of ...

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