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Benue Must Borrow To Pay Salaries – Gov Suswam

Benue Must Borrow To Pay Salaries – Gov Suswam

Benue State governor Gabriel Suswam yesterday said the state is left with no option than to borrow money to clear the salary arrears owed workers in the agrarian state. The governor, however, condemned in strong terms the politicisation of the issue of non-payment of salaries by the opposition, saying their campaign is not issues-based but mere propaganda and cheap blackmail. ... Read More »

Soludo, Fayemi and Fani-Kayode: My Takeaway By Iyabo Obasanjo

Soludo, Fayemi and Fani-Kayode: My Takeaway By Iyabo Obasanjo

Professor Soludo’s article on the elections in Nigeria is the best writing I have read recently on the real situation politically and economically in Nigeria. The well-articulated response from Dr. Fayemi compared to the abuse infused response from Femi Fani-Kayode on the PDP side is a great example of the contrast of the status-quo compared to the alternative. Whatever the ... Read More »

Lots Will Decide Whether Guinea Or Mali Reach The Africa Cup Of Nations

Lots Will Decide Whether Guinea Or Mali Reach The Africa Cup Of Nations

Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after a draw in Mongomo. Modibo Maiga’s header from Abdoulay Diaby’s cross in the second half left Mali and Guinea with identical records, having drawn each of their games 1-1. The drawing of lots has been postponed until Thursday, having originally been pencilled in for Wednesday ... Read More »

Serena Williams To Face Maria Sharapova In Australian Open final

Serena Williams To Face Maria Sharapova In Australian Open final

Serena Williams will face Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets in Melbourne. World number two Sharapova won an all-Russian contest against Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-2. Williams, the top seed, converted her ninth match point to beat fellow American Madison Keys 7-6 (7-5) 6-2. Britain’s Andy Murray takes on Czech Tomas ... Read More »

I have Not Done Much For My People Because I am Transparent -Jonathan

I have Not Done Much For My People Because I am Transparent -Jonathan

Speaking at the PDP rally in Rivers state, at the Amiesimaka Stadium, Igwuruta-Ali, Greater Port Harcourt City, President Jonathan, in a rebuttal to a statement he attributed to an APC chief in their campaign that held recently in Yenegoa, on why he had not fulfilled his promise to the Souh-south region. The President said he did not concentrate development on ... Read More »

Soludo Is Seeking Relevance — NGF

Soludo Is Seeking Relevance — NGF

The Governor Jonah Jang-led Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, yesterday tongue-lashed the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Soludo, over his comments on the economy, saying he was only seeking for attention. In a statement in Abuja by the Secretary and Administrator of the Forum, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, the governors noted that they were at loss as ... Read More »

Allow Buhari Seek Medical Attention Abroad – Fayose Pleads To APC Leaders

Allow Buhari Seek Medical Attention Abroad – Fayose Pleads To APC Leaders

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has pleaded with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC, especially former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Tinubu to be human enough to allow the party’s presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) embark on his planned medical trip abroad. The governor said Buhari was being prevented from travelling abroad for medical treatment, despite ... Read More »

Re:Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election – Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Re:Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election – Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

BEYOND BELIEF: SOLUDO’S SELF-SERVING ARTICLE ON ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT IS DEFICIT IN FACTS, LOGIC AND HONOUR (Response to “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election, by Charles Soludo”) 1. For anyone who has not read Professor Charles Soludo’s article in the Vanguard (online version) on January 25 2015, I would encourage them to do so. It is littered with abusive and unbecoming ... Read More »

Arrest Tompolo, Dokubo, Others—Gen. Danjuma

Arrest Tompolo, Dokubo, Others—Gen. Danjuma

Elder statesman and former Defense minister,  Gen. Theophilous Yakubu Danjuma has called for the arrest of Asari Dokubo, Government Tompolo, Boyloaf and others over recent war threat by the ex-Niger Delta militants. Gen. Danjuma who spoke to reporters at the permanent site of North West University , Kano, after he commissioned the multi billion naira in Kwankwasiyya city  said the ... Read More »

PDP Pushed Me Out Because I’m A Christian – Maku Replies Mark, Ali

PDP Pushed Me Out Because I’m A Christian – Maku Replies Mark, Ali

The Campaign Organisation of former minister of information, Labaran Maku, says its attention has been drawn to repeated accusations by some leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who continuously portray the governorship candidate of the All Progress Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Labaran Maku as an ingrate for dumping the PDP to pursue his ambition in APGA. A statement on ... Read More »

Dlamini-Zuma says she’s deeply horrified by Boko Haram

Dlamini-Zuma says she’s deeply horrified by Boko Haram

Nigeria must accept it cannot defeat Boko Haram fighters alone and work with regional armies in a new multinational force, the United Nations envoy for the Sahel region said on Wednesday. More than 13 000 people have been killed and more than one million made homeless by Boko Haram violence since 2009. Earlier this month Nigerian security officials ruled out ... Read More »

Former Priest Spends Millions on Prostitutes

Former Priest Spends Millions on Prostitutes

A former Norwegian priest has confessed to spending 15 million kroner (1.9 million dollars), which he embezzled from a welfare organization, on parties and prostitutes in Spain. “It was totally out of control, the size of the sum shows that,” DPA quoted Are Blomhoff as telling the district court in the eastern Norwegian city of Drammen on Tuesday. Blomhoff told a ... Read More »

Luis Figo To Run For Fifa Presidency

Luis Figo To Run For Fifa Presidency

The former Portuguese international has declared himself in the running to become the head of football’s main governing body, just one day before the deadline for candidates Portugal legend Luis Figo has announced his decision to run for Fifa president at this year’s election as he aims to dethrone current boss Sepp Blatter. The Fifa statutes set the deadline for ... Read More »

APC Sues NCC For N25bn

APC Sues NCC For N25bn

The All Progressives Congress has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Nigerian Communications Commission to pay it N25bn as damages for allegedly banning its presidential campaign fund-raising scheme. Joined with the NCC as respondents in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/16/15 are Etisalat, MTN Nigeria Limited, Globacom Limited, Airtel Nigeria and Visafone Communications Limited. In an 18-paragragh affidavit ... Read More »

Presidential Debates to Hold In February #NigeriaDecides

Presidential Debates to Hold In February #NigeriaDecides

For the first time in many years There is going to be a presidential debate for Contestants of the Feb 14th Election in Nigeria Slated for the 8th of Feb 2015 at the ICC centre at the federal Capital Abuja . We don’t know  how many presidential candidates have accepted this invitation but we all surely know we would want ... Read More »