Imoke Asks Legislature to Approve N800m from Fund for New Polytechnic
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar Gov. Liyel Imoke of Cross River wants the State House of Assembly to  approve N8000 million at the newly-established State Polytechnic in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of the State. The money is supposed to be sourced from State Reserve Fund for infrastructure development if... Read more
“Aluu” Style Lynch Mob  Runs Amok Again
By John Okiyi Kalu Most Nigerians, especially those active in online social media such as Facebook and Twitter,  are familiar with the gruesome murder of 4 students of the University of Port Harcourt a year ago at neighboring Aluu community in Rivers State. The unfortunate students reportedly went to... Read more
Why We Cheer: The Reality of The Rice Revolution in Nigeria
By Olukayode Oyeleye Four decades of Nigeria’s food balance sheet history were filled with rhetorics, regrets and rots arising from a decline in local food production profile while the food import bill was on the rise. The vulnerability of Nigeria’s economy during this time was heightened by consumer’s behaviours, public policy inconsistencies premised... Read more
Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union (SOKAPU) Supports The National Conference
Press Release by Southern Kaduna people’s union The Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union (SOKAPU) has expressed strong support for a National Conference to be convened commending President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for taking the bold step to bring Nigerians to a table to discuss the future of the country. The Union... Read more
Libya Post Gadhafi: Anarchy Overtakes Freedom Hoped for Two years After
Libya marks two years since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi on Wednesday, but instead of the freedom and development Libyans had hoped for, the country has fallen deeper into anarchy. Rival Islamist and Western-backed factions are melding with the country’s dizzying array of militias, turning political feuds into armed... Read more
Nigerians Back Jonathan on National Dialogue Report, Proposed Ratification by NASS
Diana Okon-Effiong, calabar The decision by President Goodluck Jonathan to send the outcome of the National Conference for the National Assembly’s ratification has been described as appropriate by some analysts in Cross River State. The analysts gave their opinion in separate interviews with our correspondent in Calabar. According to them... Read more
  From: Dianabasi Effiong   Coach Manu Garba (MFR) has warned his boys against overconfidence as the Golden Eaglets eye a place in the second round; knockout stages ofthe 15th edition of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the UAE. Speaking at  the team’s final training session as well... Read more
The Oduah Saga and the Nigerian Inquisition
By Obichi Ikechi With the flurry of attacks on the Aviation Minister, Mrs Stella Oduah since it was reported that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) bought two bullet proof cars for her ministry, one cannot but wonder if there are other motives behind the attacks especially as this... Read more
Bayelsa/Lincoln University MOU: Governor Summons Stakeholders as State Readies to Select First Beneficiaries
  As direct fallout from the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Bayelsa State Government and the Lincoln University, Pennsylvania in the United States of America, Government is to set in motion, the modalities for the selection of the first set of beneficiaries for a scholarship programme. A Government... Read more
Court Stops Faction, Recognises Tukur as Authentic PDP Chairman as Losers Go on Appeal
The Abubakar Baraje-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its officers have been stopped from posing as the national representatives of the party. The Federal High Court, Abuja which stopped the members of the faction, also declared the Bamanga Tukur faction of the party as the one authentic... Read more