‘My Own Side of The Story’
Being the defence put up by the Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah at the House of Representatives, Abuja, Thursday, October 31, 2013.   1.1 Let me first and foremost apologise for my inability to honour your invitation to appear before you on the last day the public hearing held.... 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
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
In Nigeria, A Policy Boon Re-awakens Agriculture
Awakened to the realities occasioned by the abandonment of massive agricultural production that was once the country’s economic mainstay, Nigeria is fast making giant strides in agriculture following a new focus on the sector. That focus, which is in line with the drive of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture... Read more
NDDC Boss Tasks Contractors on UNIPORT Projects, Completes Hostel for Corp Members in Bayelsa
The Acting Managing Director/CEO of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Christy Atako, has given the contractors handling its prototype hostel project at the University of Port Harcourt six weeks to complete it according to specification for the benefit of the students. Dr. Atako, who gave the ultimatum... Read more
Femi Fani-Kayode, the self-confessed serial adulterer has many false Facebook accounts which he uses for dubious purposes. Back in Nov 2011, a source and the source’s close group of friends, which included Femi Fani-Kayode, were invited to a group chat by a lady of Yoruba extraction who apparently was being harassed by a certain Osahon Audu whom those in... Read more
“Let there be a proper election where even the opposition may win” – Ebiri
Former governor of Cross River State and Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Review of the Nigerian Constitution (1991-2001), Chief Clement Ebri, spoke to Regional Correspondent, Diana Okon-Effiong in Calabar on the implications for institutionalisation of a six-year-single tenure for the presidency, governors as canvassed in some quarters including the Senate of the... Read more
2012 disaster took a toll on farming in communities affected by the disaster, says relief agency boss.
 Correspondent, Dianabasi Effiong spoke with the Director-General of the Cross River State Emergency Relief Agency (SEMA), Vincent Aquah on the impact and role of his agency following the 2012 flooding that devastated several communities of the state after the Lagdo Dam in Cameroun burst and overflowed into neighbouring Nigeria. Excerpts: “Cross River... Read more
(AP) — Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers, a version of which was used in the Boston Marathon bombings, have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one, urging “lone jihadis” to... Read more
MR FELIX NWOYE ADIM V. NIGERIAN   BOTTLING COMPANY PLC & ANOR CITATION: (2010) LPELR-SC.56/2003 OTHER     CITATIONS: 1 Adim v. NB.C. Ltd. (2010) 9 NWLR     (Pt. 1200) 543 S.C. 2 3 In The Supreme Court of Nigeria On Friday, the 30th day of April,   2010 Suit... Read more