Nigeria’s unity must be re-negotiated —Akinrinade

Former Chief of Defence Staff and Minister of Agriculture, Industries and Transport, Lt-Gen. Alani Akinriande (rtd), yesterday, said that the socio-political and economic woes befalling the country can only be resolved when the nation’s unity was re-negotiated through the proposed national conference.Akinriande’s position was re-echoed by a Bini leader, Chief Solomon Edebiri.Gen. Akinriande, a former NADECO chieftain, in a lecture titled Ijaw Quest for True Federalism in Nigeria:A bridge Building Approach through

president Jonathan Nigeria’ll overcome her challenges

Despite increasing onslaught by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in northern part of the country and other security challenges in the country, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, assured that Nigeria will triumph and become the great nation it was destined to be. He spoke at the third service of Dunamis International Gospel Church, Area one, Abuja, where he had gone to worship.According to the President, though the challenge of insecurity has gradually assumed a global phenomenon, Nigeria is having its “unfair” share of the menace.”If you watch television, both local and foreign, we always have negative news as breaking news. The whole world is almost in trouble and as

Nigeria’s Centenary Awards From 1 Retard To 100 Morons

British monarch and Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, is to be conferred with an award on Friday, February 28, by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to mark Nigeria’s centenary. On the same day too, Sir Fredrick Lugard, who effected the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates of the British Crown to form a new colonial territory and his consort, Dame Flora Louise Shaw, who named the territory ‘Nigeria’ would both receive posthumous awards. At the glittering ceremony, President Jonathan would similarly present awards in 13 other categories to 97 distinguished personalities, either alive or dead, who eminently symbolize the tapestry of Nigeria’s first centenary. In a statement, the Presidential Committee on Nigeria’s Centenary Celebrations said the award ceremony scheduled to hold at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja, would kick off at 7.00pm.  A full list of the award recipients is reproduced below. A. Contributors to the making of Nigeria 1. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II 2. Frederick John Dealtry Lugard 3.Dame Flora Louise Shaw, Lady Lugard B. Heroes of the struggle for Nigeria’s Independence/pioneer political leaders 4. Herbert Samuel Heelas Macaulay 5. Rt. Hon. Dr. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, GCFR 6. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE 7. Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo, GCFR 8. Sir Ahmadu Bello, KBE 9. Professor Eyo Ita 10. Jaja Anucha Wachuku 11. Pa Michael Imoudu 12. Chief Anthony Enahoro 13.Chief Joseph Sarwan Tarka 14. Mallam Aminu Kano 15.Margaret Udo Ekpo 16. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti 17.Hajiya Gambo Sawaba C. Pioneers in professional callings/careers 18.Christopher Sapara Williams 19.Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams, SAN 20.Chief Akintola Williams 21.Major-General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi 22.Vice Admiral Joseph Edet Akinwale Wey 23.Brigadier General George Tamunoiyowunam Kurubo 24.Louis Orok Edet 25.Major-General Abdullahi Mohammed 26.Professor Thomas Adeoye Lambo 27.Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike 28.Capt. Chinyere Kalu 29. Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Oviemo Ovadje 30.Professor Grace Alele-Williams D. Pioneers in commerce and industry 31.Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu 32.Alhaji Alhassan Dantata 33. Chief Adeola Odutola E.        Promoters of democratic transition in Nigeria 34. Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR 35. Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola 36. General Shehu Musa Yar’adua, GCON 37.General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar, GCFR F. Heroes in global sports competitions 38. Madam Chioma Ajunwa 39.Nwankwo Kanu 40.Richard Ihetu (Dick Tiger) 41.Chief Michael Okpala (Power Mike), MON 42.Monday Ochuko Emoghawve

Owerri shuts down Okorocha and APC powerless as Jonathan welcomes PDP returnees.

Owerri, the Imo State capital was yesterday shut down as President Goodluck Jonathan visited the state to attend a sensitization rally organised to welcome back some party faithful who left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the past.Early in the morning, major roads around the metropolis were condoned off, leaving only VIP movement around the city, particularly along the popular Wetheral Road that leads to Dan Anyiam Stadium, venue of the rally.Leading the list of returnees to the PDP were former Governor

Nigeria is in a State of Big Mess – Sultan

His Eminence, Sultan of Sokoto and President of National Islamic Council, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has lamented the current spate of insecurity in the country, saying Nigeria is in a state of mess. Abubakar made this pronunciation during the closing ceremony of the National Qur’anic Recitation Competition in Dutse on Saturday. He said that the spate of…

Another 29 Feared Killed in Plateau

Another 29 persons have been feared killed in a fresh attack at Rakong village, a border between Barkin Ladi and Bokkos local government areas of Plateau State Although the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, confirmed the attack he was silent on casualty figures. According to him, “There was an attack yesterday in the…

Nigeria military closes state border with Cameroon

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says it has closed hundreds of miles (kilometers) of its northeastern border with Cameroon to stop Islamic extremists using the country as a haven and launch pad for attacks. Brig. Gen. Rogers Nicholas of the 23rd Armored Brigade told reporters Saturday he was exercising emergency powers because it is…