Bickering in Nigeria Governors’ Forum unnecessary distraction, says Sen. Otu
By Diana-Okon Effiong Calabar, June 29, 2013 Sen. Bassey Otu has described the crisis within the leadership of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) as a distraction which should be discouraged in the nation’s polity. Otu, representing Cross River South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, stated this in an... Read more
Senator Esuene sues for unity between Akwa Ibom and Cross  River States
By Diana-Okon Effiong Senator representing Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Helen Esuene, has sued for stronger ties between the people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. She also stated that those fanning the embers of disunity between the two sisters states using the... Read more
Gov. Rochas and Construction of Rural Roads in Ngor/Okpala
By Nwaorgu Faustinus Though I have done some opinion pieces on the current administration in Imo State, led by the peoples’ Governor – Owelle Rochas Okorocha in connection to infrastructural development, particularly in the area of road construction, it would not be out of place to draw the attention... Read more
Again, Campbell propounds more fallacies on Nigeria
By Nkem Ekeopara:   As usual, in each of his fallacies, John Campbell, former US Ambassador to Nigeria and currently the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York laid claim of being a friend of Nigeria as he... Read more
NGF: Jang, others ask court to quash Fashola’s suit
Plateau  State Governor, Jonah Jang and other defendants have  approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, praying the court for a  preliminary objection to the suit filed by the Governor of Lagos  State, Babatunde Fashola, over the outcome of the recent Nigeria  Governors’ Forum election. In  separate motions on notice filed at the court last... Read more
“I cannot run away from PDP. Run to where? Leave PDP for who?” – Senator Etuk.
Senator Aloysius Etuk is Chairman, senate Committee on Establishment and Public service. He represents Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State in the National Assembly. He fielded questions from journalists in Calabar after the inauguration of the South South Zonal Office of the National Pensions Commission on the... Read more
Mandela’s condition critical, says South Africa’s president
Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday. The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that he had visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a hospital Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that... Read more
Egypt’s military warns of intervention to prevent slide into “dark tunnel”
Wading into an increasingly volatile fray, Egypt’s military on Sunday gave the nation’s Islamist rulers and their opponents a week to reach an understanding before planned June 30 opposition protests aimed at forcing out the president, in a toughly worded warning that it will intervene to stop the nation... Read more
Like a prophet, “Ojukwu was right on Confederacy in 1966[1967]”
By Nkem Ekeopara Of all the headlines competing for space and attention on the popular Vanguard online edition of June 12, 2013, the above caption attributed to Professor Francis Oluyemi Fagbohun, literally jumped at me. Really, it did! It had to, considering that Nigeria remains a place where truth... Read more
Islamists rally support for Egypt’s president
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood staged a show of strength in Cairo on Friday, rallying a huge crowd to demonstrate support for President Mohamed Mursi – and warn opponents who hope to force him out. The opposition called it an attempt to “terrorize” them before mass rallies they plan for just... Read more