C/River Govt assures donor partners of commitment to 94m Euro water, sanitation project
By Diana-Okon Effiong The Cross River Government says it will diligently manage and maintain the 94 million Euro Water and  Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase 11 (WSSSRP 11) project in the  state. Mr Elemi Etowa, the Commissioner for Water Resources gave the  assurances Wednesday at the closing ceremony of... Read more
“Umeh mounted the saddle of APGA in a ‘military coup’ type conspiracy”, says Okwu
Protocols This event taking place right now today was preciously envisioned for Monday 15th July 2013 after the Court of Appeal would have delivered its judgment on the appeal lodged by our erstwhile National Chairman Chief Victor Umeh against the decision of the Enug…u High court in suit no... Read more
From Alleged Scammers To The Terror List: Vulgarity and The Nigerian State
By Imo Eshiet There are many Nigerians who would easily connect with the magistrate in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting For The Barbarians who remarks that,“ when men suffer unjustly…it is the duty of men who witness the suffering to suffer the shame”. Many decent Nigerians trying to earn honest living... Read more
Al-Bashir arrives Nigeria in contempt of ICC warrant
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Nigeria on Sunday for an African Union summit on HIV/AIDS as his hosts chose to ignore an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against him. Bashir, accused of masterminding genocide and other atrocities during Sudan’s Darfur conflict, which has left some 200,000 people... Read more
Tussle for monarch’s stool goes to Nigeria’s Supreme Court as Calabar Kingmakers Celebrate New Obong
By Dianabasi Effiong The tussle for the throne of the Obong of Calabar has been taken to the Supreme Court of Nigeria by five litigants led by the Country’s former Minister of Finance, Etubom Anthony Ani. They are challenging the July 4, 2013 Court of appeal, Calabar  judgement by Justice... Read more
Ceasefire with  degraded Boko Haram: In whose interest?
By Nkem Ekeopara On Monday July 8, 2013, the British interior ministry announced that the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram operating in Northern Nigeria is to be banned in Britain under anti-terror laws with effect from Friday July 12, 2013. To be banned too is Minbar Ansar Deen, also... Read more
For Tambuwal, a burden of not just calling for, but leading the Nigerian revolution
By Nkem Ekeopara There is nowhere in the world were the English proverb “You can’t eat your cake and have it” ought to become a jingle played every second in the public and private electronic media outlets than in Nigeria. This should be so to remind top ranking Nigerian... Read more
U.S not supporting any Egyptian party, says Obama
President Barack Obama on Saturday reiterated that the U.S. is not aligned with and is not supporting any particular Egyptian political party or group and again condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt. Obama made those points during a telephone conference with the National Security Council about developments in Egypt,... Read more
Egypt’s “brotherhood” accuse West of supporting Mursi’s ouster, believes action will fuel hate
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood believes Western governments fully supported the military overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi, a decision it says will fuel hatred towards the United States and Europe and ultimately backfire on them. Mohamed El-Beltagi, a senior Brotherhood politician, said everyone would lose, including the West, from violence that... Read more
NNL suspends league, investigates allegations of match-fixing
The board of the Nigeria National League (NNL), have set up a five-man panel to investigate allegations of match fixing raised by some clubs in the NNL against the league organisers. The league was last week thrown into confusion with some clubs accusing its secretariat and some wealthy clubs... Read more