Femi Fani-Kayode: A Life in Denial of Origin and Gov. Fashola’s Apology To Nd’Igbo
    By: Dr. N. Tony Nwaezeigwe   The problem with a guest-mourner out-weeping the bereaved is that the former often loses touch of the emotional rhythm of the situation and thus often fails to notice when the situation changes to the mood of somber reflection. This is the... Read more
Jubilation in Parts of Northern Nigeria as Population Commission Boss is Sacked
There was jubilation in parts of northern Nigeria today as President Goodluck Jonathan bowed to pressure from a section of northern Nigeria politicians and relieved the Chairman of the country’s National Population Commission, Mr Festus Odimegwu of his position. The president appointed Sam Ahaiwe, the Commissioner representing Abia State... Read more
450-acre Songhai Cross River Initiative Debuts in Abi
  From: Dianabasi Effiong, Calabar   An agro-based programme, expected to cover about 450 acres of land and make Abi Local Government Area the food basket of Cross River has kicked off in Itigidi. The “Songhai Cross River Initiative (SCRI)” is hosted by three communities of Itigidi, Adadama and... Read more
UNICAL Hosts All Nigeria Universities Debating Championship
Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar A championship expected to foster the intellectual capacities of students and prepare grounds for budding students’ politicians in Nigerian universities will be hosted by the University of Calabar. This was disclosed by Prof Eyong Ubana Eyong, the institution’s Dean Students Affairs in an interactive session with... Read more
Commission Wants Nigerian States to Enact Fiscal Responsibility Laws, To Foster Financial Discipline
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar States in Nigeria’s federating unit have been told to establish their respective FIs cal Responsibility commissions and enact laws that foster financial discipline.  The call was made Tuesday by Dr Sylvanus Mordi, Commissioner Policy and Standards in the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) in an interview... Read more
Golden Eaglets Arrives Al-Ain…Receive FIFA’s Certificate of Participation
The National Under-17 team has arrived safely at the City of Al-Ain which is part of the Abu-Dhabi Emirate four days before they open their account at the 2013 FIFA World Cup in the UAE.The team embarked on the 98km journey from Dubai by luxury bus and got to... Read more
N26.5Bn Oil Spill Compensation: Eket Community Issues 7-day Ultimatum to Mobil
A seven day ultimatum has been issued to authorities of ExxonMobil by Stakeholders in Eket Federal Constituency for the full payments of N26.5bn oil to the four oil producing local governments as compensation or risk mass protest and action. Arising from a meeting in Eket, the communities under the... Read more
U.S PDP Coalition Hosts President Jonathan’s Emissaries
  The Coalition PDP USA chapter hosted The President’s  Adviser on Ethics and Values, Dr. Sarah Nnadzwa Jibril, to a private dinner in the state of Maryland, USA, on September 9, 2013. Dr. Jibril gave extensive remarks about the President’s efforts at eradicating corruption in Nigeria.  In her speech, Dr. Jibril... Read more
African Union’s Call for ICC Trial Deferment Deplorable, Says Amnesty International
The African Union’s call for the International Criminal Court to defer the crimes against humanity trials of Kenya’s leadership is “deplorable”, Amnesty International said Sunday. The London-based human rights organisation said the AU, which also called for sitting heads of state to be exempt from appearing before the court... Read more
Paramount Ruler Marks 12 years of Loss of Bakassi to Cameroon, Mourns Day with Special Dress
Diana Okon-Effiong,Calabar Dr Etim Okon Edet, Paramount Ruler of Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River says the problem of resettlement still plagued Bakassi people 12 years after the Peninsula was ceded to Cameroun. Edet who is also Chairman Cross River State Traditional Rulers’ Council stated this in Calabar... Read more