Factional PDP Blames state of Nigeria’s Economy on Jonathan
The Chairman of the splinter faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has condemned what he described as “the rape of the country’s economy by the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration.” The Baraje-led PDP faction stated this in a news release issued in Abuja on Thursday... Read more
Uduaghan Deploys Education Marshals to get School-age Children Back to Schools
 From: Diana Okon-Effiong Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, has inaugurated no less than 25 Education Special Marshals and 100 Education Marshals (EduMarshals) with a charge to ensure that all school-age children  attend school compulsorily. Uduaghan, who said that education was the bedrock of every society, noted that the inauguration of the... Read more
2015: A’Ibom South Assembly Commends Akpabio on Zoning
      Stakeholders including opinion leaders, women and youth groups from the 12 Local Government Areas making up the Eket Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State have commended Governor Godswill Akpabio over his avowed position to support justice, fairness and equity, a disposition they maintain has greatly accounted... Read more
Environmental Rights Group chides Agip for Slow response to Spill in Bayelsa
From Arodiegwu Eziukwu (Yenogoa) Environmental Rights Action/Friends of Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for a prompt response to the ongoing oil spill in Ikenghenbiri, Southern Ijaw council area in Bayelsa. The group has criticized the slow response of Italian oil firm Agip on the oil spill reported over one... Read more
“ASUU and Government to be more Committed in reaching a Solution” – Catholic Bishops
  A PRESS STATEMENT  BY THE DIRECTOR OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY OF THE CATHOLIC SECRETARIAT OF NIGERIA AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/CEO OF CARITAS NIGERIA/JDPC  FR EVARISTUS BASSEY Gentlemen of the press, these are the days when silence is no longer golden, when the fear of being drowned in the cacophony... Read more
Investors Accuse Nigeria Customs of Strangulating Economic Activities within Tinapa FTZ
From: Diana Okon-Effiong (Calabar) A group of investors have alleged that there are deliberate decisions by the Comptroller General of Customs “to shut down genuine economic activities within Tinapa Free Trade Zone”. The group, made up of no fewer than 18 investors operating within Tinapa Business and Leisure Free... Read more
10 African Naval Chiefs Meet U.S, British Counterparts in Nigeria on Gulf of Guinea Challenges
By Dianabasi Effiong Naval chiefs from no fewer than 10 African  countries; the US; the UK; and other collaborating nations met recently  at Tinapa Resort, Calabar, to strategies on ways to ensure a safe and secure maritime environment in the Gulf of  Guinea (GOG). According to Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba,... Read more
Nigeria’s Second Eminent Persons’ Group Meeting on Agricultural Transformation ends in NewYork
The second meeting of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), a high level advisory body of internationally recognised persons brought together by Nigeria’s reformist Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akin Adesina to advise President Goodluck Jonathan on how to make the administration’s agricultural transformation agenda work, has ended in New York, United States of America. The... Read more
From a windowless room in a dilapidated Hong Kong high-rise, Ali Diallo sells Chinese electronics to retailers across Africa. The modest surroundings belie the multi-million dollar business the West African trader has built in the five years since he moved to the city. The 39-year-old from Guinea is part... Read more
Nigerian Troops repel Boko Haram Attack near Legislators’ Quarters
Nigerian forces and members of Boko Haram clashed in a shoot out near the main residential compound for lawmakers in Abuja on Friday, state security services said, the first clash involving Islamist militants in the capital this year. A security team was searching for weapons after a tip-off from... Read more