Fight Ensues at Nigeria’s Lower Legislative Chamber as Renegade PDP Faction Deny Peace Deal
The floor of Nigeria’s House of Representatives was turned into a battleground Wednesday afternoon when its members returned from a six-week vacation in response to a letter from the Kawu Baraje-led splinter group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) requesting to visit the House. The bubble burst when members... Read more
British Court Shown Jailed Nigerian Former Governor’s Extravagant Palace
A British court was shown footage on Wednesday of a palatial property built in Nigeria for jailed former governor James Ibori, complete with marble columns and a private gym, that offered a glimpse into the lifestyle of Nigeria’s ruling class. The opulent mansion staffed by cooks, maids and chauffeurs... Read more
Of Okorocha, An Abortion Law and ignorance on rampage
I am of the view that if we make efforts to drop our pretense and tackle some of our development issues based on the realities of the situations on ground we would achieve more. But being a society with the intellectual articulation of Ostriches, we chose to bury our... Read more
It was a parade of men and women adorned in colourful attires and costumes depicting an array of cultures and traditions cutting across the length and breadth of the country including the Federal capital Territory at the opening ceremony of the 27th National Festival of Arts and Culture, (... Read more
New Petition Urges Egypt’s Military Chief to run for President
A group of professionals and former army officers launched Monday a petition urging Egypt’s military chief, who ousted the country’s first freely elected leader, to run for president, highlighting the yearning for a strongman to take charge after nearly three years of turmoil. The campaign for Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi... Read more
Renegade PDP Governors Withdraws Demand on Jonathan’s 2015 Ambition
Following the volte face made by the seven renegade governors of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the splinter faction of the party which they founded have withdrawn their demand for President Goodluck Jonathan to rescind his ambition to run for a second term in the 2015 presidential election.... Read more
NDDC Commissions Solar-powered Street Lighting for UNIBEN
In line with the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has commissioned 149 units of solar powered street light at the University of Benin, Edo State. Speaking during the commissioning of the light project, the NDDC acting Managing Director/CEO, Dr. Christy Atako, said the... Read more
Delta Honours Okagbare, Prepares Star for 2016 Olympic Gold
      Okagbare gets $120,000 yearly training grant Named Youth Ambassador         Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State Friday in Asaba honoured Delta-born Africa’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare with a charge on politicians not to distract the athlete as she prepares for the 2016 Olympics.... Read more
Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar   National Table Tennis coach, Richard Edem, has assured on need to groom upcoming and talented  table tennis players to enrich the pool of players which abound in Nigeria. Edem, a coach with Cross River Sports Commission, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in... Read more
Nigerian Leader Sacks Nine Cabinet Ministers
In an apparent move to rid his cabinet of partisan appointees loyal to those opposed to his leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine ministers. A source told told www.Africanewscircle.com that the move was in consonance with an agreement reached with defecting... Read more