Youth Involvement in Agriculture takes Centre Stage as Nigeria Launches new Initiative at Economic Summit
President Goodluck Jonathan will launch an agricultural initiative at the opening of this year’s Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) 19 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja today (Tuesday). The programme, referred to as Nagropreneurs programme, is targeted at encouraging youths into commercial agriculture. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural... Read more
Mandela Spends first Night at Home After Hospitalization, Remains Critically ill
Nelson Mandela spent a first night back home after being discharged from hospital Sunday, but the South African government said the anti-apartheid hero remains critically ill and under intensive care. The former president had been in a Pretoria hospital for almost three months, spending his 95th birthday there as... Read more
FG should Withdraw Query to Odimegwu and Apologies to him – CAN
  The call by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on President Goodluck Jonathan to make sure that the chairman of National Population Commission (NPC), Chief Festus Odimegwu does not supervise the 2016 census is misplaced. The question we are asking is: which part of the North are they saying... Read more
Nigeria’s Ruling Party Splits in two at Special National Convention
President Goodluck Jonathan, Saturday, said that the 14-year-rule of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was a blessing to the Nigeria. In a speech to the Special National Convention of the ruling party, Jonathan hailed the numerous achievements in many sectors of the country including communication, power, education and transportation as... Read more
Nigeria Charges Two Citizens for Aiding Iranian Terror Cell
Nigeria charged two of its citizens on Wednesday with assisting an Iranian militant cell in planning possible attacks on Israeli targets, alleging that one had travelled to Tehran and Dubai to receive cash and had known about spying on Israeli interests. The secret service (SSS) arrested Abdullahi Mustapha Berende... Read more
Nigerian Court Orders Extradition of Suspected Al-Awlaki Aide to the U.S.A
A Nigerian court on Wednesday ordered the extradition to the United States of a man accused of being a member of the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen and assigned to find English-speaking recruits. The suspect identified as Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, aka “Abdullah” or “Ayatollah Mustapha”, is alleged to be a... Read more
Kwankwaso Overreaches Constitutional Powers, Builds $6.5 million School in Niger Republic
Exercising powers that are exclusively reserved for the Federal Government of Nigeria in the conduct of international relations, Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso whose state does not boast of the best of education funding and standards, has confirmed channeling more than N1 billion (about $6.5 million) of the state’s... Read more
Jonathan Lauds Lawyers’ Association for Insightful Theme of 2013 Conference
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar,   President Goodluck Jonathan has  commended the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association for its choice  of “Law , Leadership and challenges of Nationhood in the 21st Century Nigeria’’ as theme for its 2013 conference. He sated this in an address at the flag-off of... Read more
Fashola Canvasses Removal of Section 285 (6) from Nigeria’s Constitution
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State Tuesday called for the removal of Section 285, Sub-section 6, from the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for failure to improve the electoral process. Fashola, stated this in Calabar, Cross River State in a paper he presented... Read more
POWER Founder/Board Chair, Obioma Liyel Imoke to present keynote address at U.S Conference of Int’l Association of African NGOs
Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar The Founder/Board Chair, Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization, POWER, Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke will be the keynote speaker at the  Luncheon event of the Conference of the International Association of African NGOS holding Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The conference is scheduled for September 5-7, 2013... Read more