Nigerian Naval Ship, Thunder departs for Australia International Fleet Review, Naval Chief Urges Good Behaviour
  From: Diana-Okon Effiong   Calabar The Nigerian Navy ship, NNS Thunder (f90) departed the Calabar Port Aug. 8 enroute Australia to participate in the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review (IFR). The Chief Naval staff Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, charged the 177-member crew including 37 officers and 140... Read more
Between Hate Rants and a past of narcotic drugs addiction
By John Okiyi Kalu   I was upset yesterday by a hate filled article written by a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria titled “the Bitter Truth About Igbo”. I was ready to respond to his lies, concoctions and attempt to further generate hatred against Ndigbo in... Read more
Nigeria Targets North For Wheat Bumper Harvests, Set to Halve Imports by 2015 via Local production
The discovery of two improved varieties of wheat is expected to position Nigeria well in local wheat production, sufficient to reduce national wheat import by half in 2015. This was disclosed by the executive director, Lake Chad Research Institute (LCRI), Dr. Oluwasina Gbenga Olabanji, in Abuja, while presenting 100 per cent... Read more
Rattled by “deportation” effects, Fashola attempts to pull strings
Thoroughly embarrassed by the reaction to the recent forced arrest and nocturnal expulsion of some Nigerian citizens to Onitsha, Anambra State,  the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola is said to be approaching his colleagues and friends from the South Eastern part of the country discreetly to help him douse... Read more
Jonathan appoints Atako as Interim Head of NDDC
President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed the Director of Education, Health and Social Services of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. (Mrs.) Christiana Atako, as its Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, conveyed the President’s decision to the Chairman... Read more
Egypt’s brotherhood not persuaded to “swallow reality”
The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to “swallow the reality” that Mohamed Mursi will not return as Egypt’s president. The envoys from the United States and the European Union, trying to resolve a political crisis brought on by the army’s overthrow of the Islamist Mursi... Read more
Igbo deportation from Lagos
By Herbert Ekwekwe On Wednesday 24 July 2013, Nigeria’s Lagos regional regime, headed by Raji Fashola, deported 72 Igbo people from Lagos to Onicha, the Igbo Oshimili/Niger delta city, 230 miles away. This is the second such deportation that Fashola has embarked upon within a year. On 18 September... Read more
Gulf of Guinea naval chiefs seek effective legal framework for maritime law enforcement
  From: Diana-Okon Effiong, Calabar. Heads of Navies and Coast Guards of the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) Wednesday rose from a conference in Calabar and resolved to institute effective legal regime for maritime law enforcement. Their resolve was stated in a communiqué at the end of the first Gulf... Read more
Group urges declaration of emergency on development in south south
                                                                                                From: Diana-Okon Effiong, Calabar. President Goodluck Jonathan has been told to declare a state of emergency against decaying infrastructure and underdevelopment in Nigeria’s South-South geo-political zone. The call was made by the South-South Consolidated Forum (SCF) through its president, Chief Dick K.L Harry in an interview with our... Read more
Insiders Adduce Greed as Reason Akpabio Dropped Umana from Cabinet
From: Tony Udomkpa, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State Secretary to state government, Mr,Umana Okon Umana has been forced to resign from office, in what appears to be an end of an era. Some men of the Nigeria Police Force who were apparently bent on forestalling any break down of... Read more