Bellview crash: After 8 years, we’re yet to be compensated –Family of late pilot tells court 0

SUN – The family members of the late Captain Lambert Imasuen, the pilot of Bellview aircraft Boeing 737-200 that crashed on October 22, 2005, has told National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Lagos that after eight years of the demise

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Long Walk To Freedom: Nigerian Pastor Sentenced In Austria Discharged And Acquitted By Uzoma Ahamefule

Knees Bowed, Tears Of Joy Flowed In Court Room Immediately After The Acquittal Pastor Esosa broke the chains of prison against all odds and walked on a multitude of scorpions before historically escaping from the den of coiled anacondas to the disbelief of

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NAMBRA STATE PRE-SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTION: THE FACTS AS THEY ARE AND A CALL FOR JUSTICE, TRANSPARENCY AND PEACE 0

NOVEMBER 29, 2013 ABUJA, NIGERIA PRESS RELEASE ANAMBRA STATE PRE-SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTION: THE FACTS AS THEY ARE AND A CALL FOR JUSTICE, TRANSPARENCY AND PEACE The public has continued to evaluate the November 16, 2013 Anambra State Gubernatorial Election, which was declared inconclusive

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About Life’s Tragedies by Fredrick Nwabufo 0

                     One thing about impartial, dead reality is that ubiquitous tragedies – feared guests you hate to have at your table – imperiously find their uncheerful, rugged routes to your life

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The Problem with EFCC-Jagaba 0

…Says, Nigeria not Serious with Anti-Corruption War By Walter Duru Honourable Jagaba Adams Jagaba Honourable Jagaba Adams Jagaba is the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes. He represents the Kachiya/Kagarko Federal Constituency of Kaduna State

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APC, NEW PDP Merger a Done Deal, MOU Signed *Defecting lawmakers’ seats safe 0

                                                   PRESS RELEASE APC, NEW PDP Merger a Done Deal, MOU Signed *Defecting lawmakers’ seats safe It

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RESCUE MISSION GOVT WILL SAVE IGBO LANGUAGE FROM EXTINCTION – MADUMERE 0

- IMO POLITICAL APPOINTEES TO LEARN HOW TO READ AND WRITE IGBO LANGUAGE  Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, MFR, flanked by the leadership and members of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter yesterday when the latter paid him a courtesy

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ANAMBARA ELECTION: JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE OF IGBO YOUTHS AND STUDENTS HELD AT GOLDEN GARDEN SUITE, GRA, ENUGU 0

COMMUNIQUÉ DRAFTED AT THE NATIONAL JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE OF IGBO YOUTHS AND STUDENTS HELD AT GOLDEN GARDEN SUITE, GRA, ENUGU Speaker of Igbo StudentsParliament, Comr. FlorenceChinonso and National Presidentof Ezumezu Umu-Okoro Igbo,Comr. Samuel Chukwubuikem  Today, the 25th day of November,

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How Not To ‘Detonate This Grand Corruption Conspiracy’ In Nigeria By Bayo Oluwasanmi 0

Late maximum ruler, Gen.Sani Abacha “In sooth, I know not why I am so sad,” Antonio wonders at the outset of The Merchant of Venice. The scourge of corruption that is ravaging Nigeria makes good people like Sonala Olumhense so sad.

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Senate Public Hearing on NFIA Bill: What Implications? By Walter Duru 0

David Mark On Friday, November 29, 2013, stakeholders shall assemble at the Nigeria’s National Assembly Complex, Abuja, to discuss, review and brainstorm on the merit or otherwise of the Bill for the establishment of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency (NFIA),

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WHY WE MUST ALL DO OUR BITS TO MAKE NIGERIA A FUNCTIONAL COUNTRY 0

“Mrs. Goodluck Jonathan’s mum was in Germany earlier this year for a medical checkup. She died a few months later in a car accident on a bad road in Port Harcourt. Ironically, the same road that killed her was then

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Enugu Agog over Corpus Christi as Igbo Pastors Sensitizes for End-time Revival by Obinna Akukwe 0

African Catholic Church Vienna,Austria The city of Enugu was agog on Sunday 24th November 2013 while Catholic faithful were celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi-Christ the King. Catholic faithful left their different parishes on procession to Holy Ghost Cathedral, chanting,

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NOMINATION OF FORMER BAUCHI STATE GOVERNOR, MU’AZU ADAMU AS PENCOM CHAIRMAN-AN ENDORSEMENT OF CORRUPTION BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN 0

PRESS RELEASE NOMINATION OF FORMER BAUCHI STATE GOVERNOR, MU’AZU ADAMU AS PENCOM CHAIRMAN-AN ENDORSEMENT OF CORRUPTION BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN Few days ago, President Goodluck Jonathan nominated former Bauchi State Governor, Mu’azu Adamu as Chairman of the Nigerian Pension Commission (PENCOM),

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Protest Against Discrimination And Molestation Of African Passengers By Turkish Airline Personnel In Istanbul Airport 10

By Nze Louis Asuzu Photo credit: www.turkishairlines.com I wish to use this medium to protest against the undignified treatment been accorded to black African passengers who boarded the Turkish airline flight TK 1883 at Istanbul airport on the 5.11.2013 scheduled

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HOW ELECTIONS ARE RIGGED IN NIGERIA-IN THE LIGHT OF THE CONTROVERSIAL ANAMBRA ELECTIONS 0

Donald Duke is a former Governor of Cross Rivers State. In July 2010, he delivered extemporaneously; an Insider’s Speech on how elections are rigged right from the State level, a Speech which we believe is very relevant now as it

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That reaction to the laxity of a Fire Service by Ugochukwu Ugwuanyi 0

Although the age long aphorism: “better late than never” is generally accepted, there are instances where it mustn’t apply. One of such is in emergencies where if you knew you’d arrive late, so late as to allow the worst happen,

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PDP AND EDO STATE JUDICIARY: PROTECTING THE BENCH BY ABDUL MAHMUD 0

Last week, kerfuffle broke out over the presence of the Chief Judge of Edo state at the fifth anniversary celebration of Governor Oshiomhole. The torrents of attacks unleashed by apparatchiks of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the Chief Judge

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BILL SEEKING TO ALLOW PUBLIC OFFICERS OPERATE FOREIGN ACCOUNTS-A DESPERATE BID TO LEGALISE AND INSTITUTIONALISE CORRUPTION AND MONEY LAUNDERING 1

The ongoing attempt by the House of Representatives to pass a bill that will allow Public Officers to operate foreign accounts is atrocious and a desperate bid by the lawmakers to institutionalise and legalise corruption and money laundering. It is

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National Conference and “the fierce urgency of now!” By Chido Onumah 0

“Between an agenda for a national restructuring and 2015 presidential election, my priority will be the convocation of a sovereign national conference.”– Ayo Opadokun Like many Nigerians I am suspicious of the national conference or dialogue proposed by President Goodluck

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The Igbo Fallacy by Fredrick Nwabufo 0

In my previous didactic, tart, and dispassionate polemic entitled “The Igbo False Dimension: The Igbo I Hate” I adumbrated, exposited and espoused the tendentious logic of vehement and sustained rise in Igbo criminality in Nigeria. The piece extracted venoms from

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NPDP Gives reason Baraje, Oyinlola, others won’t Appear before Disciplinary Committee 1

We have read from some of the national dailies of the alleged summoning of the PDP National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, New PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, National Deputy Chairman, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja, and the National Vice-Chairman, North

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FESTUS IYAYI: WHY THE HARSH CRITICISMS MUST NOT STOP 0

Written by Raheem Oluwafunminiyi  TEARS FOR IYAYI—Relations and sympathizers console Mrs Grace Iyayi (4th L), widow of former president of ASUU, Late Prof. Festus Iyayi at Ekosodin in Benin City. Photo: Barnabas Uzosike. Via Vanguard Not too long ago, while glancing through one

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EFCC CLAMPS DOWN ON NFIU OPERATIONS 0

…AS POLICEMEN TAKE OVER OFFICE, SET TO DESTROY EVIDENCE Written by Johnson Ayorinde No fewer than ten heavily armed mobile Policemen are presently occupying the premises of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), restraining her officers from entering the office

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Enugu Govt House and the Cycle of Wife Hostage and Wife Sacking 1

Written by Obinna Akukwe Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo Enugu State Government House has always been associated with acts that suggests cycles of wife hostage, wife sacking and wifeless tenures of governors. During the era of the charismatic governor Jim Nwobodo, it is

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FESTUS IYAYI’S DEATH-A SAD REFLECTION ON THE NATION’S RECKLESS POLITICS 0

CENTRE FOR CIVIC EDUCATION    (a.k.a Transition Monitoring Group) No 5, Abdurrahman Mora Street, Kado Estate, Abuja – Nigeria P.O Box 11312 Garki-Abuja. Tel: 234-07025403819, 08140439415 Email: secretariat@tmgng.org. tmgabuja@yahoo.com November 20, 2013 Abuja, Nigeria PRESS RELEASE FESTUS IYAYI’S DEATH-A SAD

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Verification of INEC Official Results for Anambra as Announced – TMG 0

Verification of INEC Official Results for Anambra (as Announced Nov 18th, 2013) Delivered at Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) National Secretariat on November 19th, 2013 Distinguished guests, our respected partners, stakeholders, ladies and gentlemen of the media, on behalf of the

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Probe Disruption of G7 Governors’ Meeting – New PDP Demands 0

By Nwaorgu FaustinusThe New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) says it has noted the denial by the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed D. Abubakar, who during his appearance before the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs probing the disruption of

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A TRIBUTE: FESTUS IYAYI AND THE URGENCY OF NOW BY BAYO OLUWASANMI 0

There is no question that troubles the human soul than the cold, stubborn, obtrusive, universal fact of death. Hardly a day passes which does not remind us of death. In these days of evil, death is continually intruding into the

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As we welcome the Boko Haram, Ansaru FTOs listing by Ugochukwu Ugwuanyi 1

Considering the way Nigeria is reacting to Uncle Sam’s designation of the fundamentalist Islamist sect, Boko Haram and its break-away faction, Ansaru as Foreign Terrorist Organisations, FTO, it’s as if the intervention is one that comes with all gain and

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LET THEM USE POWER; WE SHALL USE COURAGE 0

PRESS STATEMENT LET THEM USE POWER; WE SHALL USE COURAGE   The Office of the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has described the reaction of the National Working Committee of the PDP, to Oyinlola’s press

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