Factional PDP Directs G7 Governors to Meet Jonathan, Urges Tukur’s Resignation
  The Alhaji Kawu Baraje led-factional PDP has directed the remaining G7 governors who are yet to embark on Haji in Mecca who include Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Alh. Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and Alh. Kwankwaso of Kano State to meet President Goodluck Jonathan by... Read more
Success full of high hopes with Eaglets …As Manu Boys tackle American University on Wednesday
With 10 days to the start of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the UAE, Golden Eaglets’ Isaac Success has said here that the overall success of the team is far more important than any individual ambition. Success comes into this fray in a blaze of glory as Africa’s best striker after... Read more
Rape by Another Name: Nigeria’s National Assembly’s Jumbo Salary As Typical Example
By Kelechi Decca Attempts to defend Nigerian legislators’ outsize pay must crash as spectacularly as the ignoble third term lobby of the Obasanjo administration seven years ago.   Few weeks ago, Nigeria’s emerging nemesis for politicians Oby Ezekwesili took on the members of the National Assembly over their ‘wastefulness’... Read more
Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister Graces The 2013 AgriBusiness Forum in Rwanda
  The AgriBusiness Forum is the largest annual pan-African AgriBusiness Forum held on African soil  which aims at strengthening the Agri-Food sector in Africa, by encouraging partnerships, exchanging best practices and attracting investments. It is the platform to discuss and present successful projects and business models. This year, the... Read more
Anambra Gubernatorial Elections and the Battle for the Political Soul of Igboland
By Emeka Nwankwor (e.nwankwor@hotmail.com)     Next year, the curtain will come down on Governor Peter Obi’s eight-year tenure at Government House Awka; but before that, citizens and denizens of Anambra State will go to the polls to elect the man who will be Obi’s successor. Ahead of the election... Read more
Golden Eaglets Gets Ambassadorial Welcome in Dubai….Resumes Training
The Golden Eaglets arrived Dubai in the early hours of Tuesday into the waiting hands of His Excellency, Alhaji Ibrahim Auwalu-theNigerian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Ambassador Auwalu  had earlier breezed into town  from his base in AbuDhabi( the capital of the UAE) to meet the  National Under-17... Read more
Nigeria: NUJ Wants No-holds-barred National Dialogue, Bayelsa Sets Up Position Articulating Elders Forum
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has counselled the country’s National Assembly to suspend the ongoing constitutional amendment which it is undertaking since President Goodluk Jonathan has constituted  a committee for the convocation of a national conference in the country. According to the NUJ, proceeding with the constitutional amendment... Read more
Dickson Justifies 60M Euros Aid from Poland, Discusses with Spain, Orders Arrest of Fraudulent Civil Servants
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Monday justified the proposed 60m euros Tied Direct Aid, (TDA) from Poland, arguing that it is not a loan facility as being rumoured by members of the opposition. This is just as he ordered the immediate arrest of some civil servants over... Read more
Baraje’s Factional PDP Requests Postponement of Peace Meeting
  The renegade Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) factionunder the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has sent an emissary to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, seeking postponement of the reconciliation meeting billed for October 7, 2013. A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze said, “the decision was taken... Read more
15 Dead as Plane Conveying Remains of Former Nigerian State Governor Crashes
  Another tragic air disaster hit Nigeria Thursday morning when an Associated Airline aircraft conveying the remains of the former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Segun Agagu, from Lagos to the state capital, Akure, crashed at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport killing an unspecified number... Read more