Nigeria’s junior team coach resigns,urges payment of outstanding salary, allowances
The Chief Coach of Nigeria’s under-20 national team, the Flying Eagles, John Sam Obuh, has submitted his letter of resignation to the management of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirming rumours that he was no longer interested in the job. Obuh, who was in-charge of the Flying Eagles squad... Read more
Appeal court nullifies the 2008 selection process for Obong of Calabar
By Diana-Okon Effiong The Appeal Court sitting in Calabar Thursday set aside the March 31, 2008 selection and proclamation of  Etubom Ekpo Okon  Abasi Otu as the Obong of Calabar. The court gave the ruling in a lead judgement by Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba assisted by Justices Uzo Ndukwe-Anyawu... Read more
In Libya, women speak out on sex crimes of Gaddafi era
The young woman introduced as “The Revolutionary” was breaking a taboo in Libya by speaking out about how she and other women had been raped by Muammar Gaddafi’s men in the early months of the country’s uprising. “They arrested me publicly at Nasser University,” she said, recalling how guards... Read more
Embattled Mursi, army not ready to budge as deadline lapses
Egypt’s armed forces and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi refused to back down on Wednesday as a deadline for a military takeover passed with rival demonstrators out in force in the streets of Cairo. Military chiefs, vowing to restore order in a country racked by protests over Mursi’s Islamist policies,... Read more
2015: monarchs adopts President Jonathan
Traditional rulers from the South-South and South East axis of the country met on Tuesday in Yenagoa and adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as their candidate ahead of the conduct of the 2015 General election. Expressing their readiness to mobilize support for President Jonathan at ensuring the actualization of his... Read more
Bayelsa restates commitment to fight cultism, commends security network over arrest of kingpin
Bayelsa State Government says the arrest and detention of an alleged leader of a notorious cult group; Mr. Nengi Ikiba would serve as a deterrent to his likes, stating that its declaration of war against cultism and other related vices has begun to yield dividend. Describing the arrest of... Read more
Imoke preaches love, family cohesion, sustenance of institution of marriage
 By Diana-Okon Effiong Nigerians have been told to continue to love one another, encourage family cohesion and sustenance of the marriage institution for the development of positive social values among young people. Gov Liyel Imoke of Cross River gave the advice Sunday in Calabar at the solemnisation of the... Read more
Obama to announce $7 billion power initiative for Africa
  Pointing to Africa’s crippling lack of electrical power, President Barack Obama is due to announce on Sunday a $7 billion initiative over five years to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa. “We see this as the next phase in our development strategy and a real focal point... Read more
Bickering in Nigeria Governors’ Forum unnecessary distraction, says Sen. Otu
By Diana-Okon Effiong Calabar, June 29, 2013 Sen. Bassey Otu has described the crisis within the leadership of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) as a distraction which should be discouraged in the nation’s polity. Otu, representing Cross River South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, stated this in an... Read more
Senator Esuene sues for unity between Akwa Ibom and Cross  River States
By Diana-Okon Effiong Senator representing Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Helen Esuene, has sued for stronger ties between the people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. She also stated that those fanning the embers of disunity between the two sisters states using the... Read more