Achebe drew the world closer Obama and Michelle

By Uduma Kalu Lagos—United States President, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle have described the late Nigerian novelist, Prof. Chinua Achebe as a “Revolutionary author, educator, and cultural ambassador.”In a letter made available to Vanguard but addressed to the Achebe family and read by a White House representative, at the Celebration of Life event for…


US put $7m bounty on B’Haram leader Shekau

The United States  has made good its promise to help Nigeria end terrorism by offering a  $7m (N1.1bn) reward to persons with information on the whereabouts of the  leader of  militant islamist sect, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.The  $7m  is part of the $23m   posted on Monday  by the US State Department’s Rewards for Justice programme…

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Northern Governors’ Forum in crisis

More members of the Northern Governors’ Forum are preparing to withdraw their membership of the 19-member group in  protest over the May 24 Nigeria Governors’ Forum election.Investigations by The PUNCH on Monday showed  that the  governors are those sympathetic to Governor Jonah Jang, who heads a faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

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Renewed attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Nnenna Ukeje, has described the renewed attacks on Nigerians in South Africa as distressing. In a telephone interview in Ibadan on Sunday, the lawmaker said that the renewed attacks came at a time when Nigeria and South Africa had shown commitment to fostering…


Jonathan has not rewarded Igbo Uwazurike

By Tony Nwankwo *Says Achebe wrote Igbo English Chief Goddy Uwazurike is a Lagos-based legal practitioner and President, Aka Ikenga, the pan Igbo think-tank organisation. In this interview, he speaks on the development of the South-East, Boko Haram and other issues. Excerpts: We just lost Prof. Chinua Achebe. We already lost Cyprian Ekwensi and Chris…