The year, 2015, is still about two years away. But the battle line is drawn between President Jonathan and his supporters on one hand, and the opposition on the other hand, over who governs Nigeria in 2015. Interestingly, the PDP is also facing stiff opposition, from within its fold, thus making it vulnerable to the opposition, by the day. In 2007, the Presidential contest was an all North affair. Late President Yar’Adua,
There are indications that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is set to make real its threat to resume hostilities, as the militant group issued a statement yesterday, threatening to begin to blow up fuel-laden tankers. The group also demanded the resignation of Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, the immediate release of Henry Okah who is serving a jail term in South Africa,
For Nigerians resident in Kenya, these are the worst of times. Their plight could be compared to the era of slave trade when able-bodied Africans could not tell what the next minute held for them because human traffickers could pick them up the next minute. Checks revealed that in recent times, Nigerians have become victims of undeserved humiliation and deportation in President Barrack Obama’s country of origin.
uReport by Matthew Mbanaja At the 1967 Aburi conference, General Chukwu Emeka Oumegwu Ojukwu brilliantly secured the resource control and the confederal security of the then four zones that make up the fledging nation, General Yakubu Gowon on return from Aburi reneged on the accord.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in Abuja attributed the increase in social vices to deterioration of value system in the country. Among the social vices enumerated by the President are armed robbery, cultism, ritual killing and drug peddling.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on Friday said his government might consider cutting off aid to Nigeria over same sex marriage bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday. The Senate had passed its own version in November 2011. Cameron spoke on a British Broadcasting Corporation programme monitored in Lagos.
In 2008, Mazi Amaechi paid a woman (names withheld) from Ebonyi State but married to an Imo State indigene, the sum of N8,000 and a teenage boy named Onukwube was brought to live with them as a house-help. Initially, there was communication problem because they couldn’t understand each other’s dialect.
Presidential candidate on the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC), Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has stressed the need to convoke a National Conference as a major step to address the nation’s challenges.
It is not sure that the Anambra State governorship election will be conducted next year, as a group is planning to disrupt the poll. The group, the Movement for the Conduct of Local Government Election in Anambra State, has threatened to disrupt the election if the much awaited council poll was conducted by Governor Peter Obi. Addressing journalists yesterday after a meeting with the governor in Awka, its chairman, Mr. Osita Obi, said the group would embark on various measures,
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that all the illiterate traditional rulers in the state would be given the opportunity to go to school to enhance their ability to deliver robust service to their people through the Community Government Council (CGC). Okorocha spoke while addressing the traditional rulers and other stakeholders at Ahiajoku Convention Centre in Owerri, the state capital. According to the governor,