From crisis of hope to hope of change: and what happened? By Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN

An Appraisal of President Mohammadu Buhari at 365 days   THE CRISIS OF ORDER There is no doubt Nigeria was in a state of utter chaos and disorder prior to the 2015 elections. Nigeria struggled with massive insecurity, weak political

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Appeal Court throws out Kanu, two pro-Biafra activists’ plea for bail

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the appeal brought before it by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and two others, David Nwawusi and Benjamin Madubugwu, challenging what they

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Emir Sanusi seeks ban of underage marriages, warns against flippant polygamy

The Emir of Kano, HRM Muhammadu Sanusi II has canvassed a ban on the marriage of women below 18 years, stressing that the time had come when the Muslim community should live by the reality of economic recession and consequences

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Opinion: Gov. Fayose’s ban of open grazing in Ekiti State is illegal

By Nelson Ekujumi Just this morning, news broke in the media of Governor Ayodele Fayose verbal pronouncement of ban of herdsmen from open grazing of their flock in Ekiti state in reaction to the recent attack on a community in

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Witchcraft: Police Arrest Man Who Burned Child With Hot Knives in Eket

By Joe Eno   Akwa Ibom State – The Police in Eket, Nigeria have arrested a 34 year old man, Mr. Albert Silvanus Uso, for burning his stepson with hot knives before abandoning him over witchcraft allegations. Mr. Uso who

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Ali-Modu Sheriff: What Happened? By Ikedi Ohakim

Expectedly, Nigerians have been reacting differently to the recent developments in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In all that, however, there is a common denominator; which is that Nigerians are desirous of a stronger and more formidable PDP more so

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PDP crisis deepens as courts give conflicting judgments over who should run party affairs

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took another dimension on Tuesday as two different courts gave conflicting judgments regarding which of former Borno governor, Ali Modu Sheriff and ex-Kaduna governor, Ahmed Markarfi should take over the running of

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Payroll scam: Dickson inaugurates Pensions’ Boards, wants real pensioners identified

Governor of Bayelsa state, Henry Henry Seriake Dickson on Tuesday constituted the State and Local Government Pension Boards, with a charge on them to make concerted efforts at ensuring the physical verification of all pensioners. While giving an assurance that

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One Year After; Where Is the Nigerian Economy Heading? By Uzoma Ngozi

Nigeria’s overdependence on oil is one reality that President Buhari’s government has to grapple with if it will survive the crash in the global oil prices. The good news is that every challenge posed to this administration is a prospect

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Apologise and refund N10b wasted on PDP convention – Rivers’ APC to Gov. Wike

Says betrayal of Sheriff not a surprise   Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has been told to apologise and refund the N10 billion from the State coffers which he wasted on last Saturday’s inconclusive National Convention of the Peoples

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How G8 Countries & China Proliferate Nigeria With Small Arms & Light Weapons (1)

ARMING US AT NIGHT & AIDING US IN THE DAY   Following intensification of regime malfunctioning of the APC and Buhari led Presidency in Nigeria and ahead of this week’s G-7 Meeting in the Japanese City of Ise-Shima, we have

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Jonathan denies being on exile

The immediate past president of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has debunked the report carried by a national daily that he is currently on exile in Cote d’Ivoire, although he admitted being in the West African country to take some rest.

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Okorocha threatens to privatise Imo varsity if workers fail to call-off strike

The Imo State Government has read the riot act to striking staff members of the state-owned university, threatening to recruit new set of academic and non-academic staff for the Imo State University, IMSU, as well as concession the institution if

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Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal: Dickson opens defence, witnesses get death threats

Fresh facts emerging from the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Nyanya area of Abuja, have revealed that witnesses of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson and a second respondent have been receiving threats by faceless individuals and group of persons.

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Ban On Cattle Grazing Reserves: Afenifere Backs Fayose

Our attention has been drawn to the courageous move by the Ekiti state Governor,Mr Ayodele Fayose to ban cattle grazing in the state.   The action of the governor is a timely move to strengthen the civilization that places higher

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Sheriff clings onto position as Wike explains why he was sacked as PDP Chairman

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has explained that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was removed as the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during last Saturday’s convention because the erstwhile leadership was leading PDP towards the precipice. This was

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2015 election: Melaye weeps in church, says he was tempted to seek diabolical solution

The Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Otunba Dino Melaye, on Sunday stunned holy congregation at the Apostolic Church Nigeria, Oke-Ayo (Iluafon) Assembly in his home town, Ayetero-Gbede, Kogi State, when he narrated how he was tempted

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HURIWA accuses EFCC of political witch-hunt, demands action on allegations against Amaechi

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has declared that the failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the sources of campaign fund of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government, while focusing extensively on

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Court order on the alleged missing N30 trillion: Okonjo-Iweala rebuts SERAP, takes legal action

Press Release Our attention has been drawn to media reports regarding a court judgment alleged to have been entered against the Federal Government of Nigeria and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in respect of an action by the Socio-Economic Rights Agenda (SERAP)

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IPOB is registered in over 30 countries – Nnamdi Kanu

Incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi kanu has admitted before the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, that he is the founder of the group, which according to him,

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Editorial: The way to returning permanent peace in Niger Delta

The resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta region has again put Nigeria on the edge. The bombing of oil infrastructure in the creeks has not only been blamed for the collapse of electricity generation systems, it has also affected

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Nigerian economy: When will Buhari end the blame game?

By Bade Adebolu   Since the swearing in of President Buhari on May 29, 2015, there has not been shortage in the blaming of the previous administration by the president and his officials. We have heard in not less than

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I can vouch for Buhari, he won’t mismanage public funds – Tinubu tells NLC

Former Lagos governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has declared that when it comes to managing the nation’s finances, he can vouch for President Muhammadu Buhari, who he described as honest and straightforward.

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IPOB says Biafraland goes beyond Igbo-speaking areas, hails N’Delta militants for demanding Kanu’s release

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has stated that Biafraland should not be construed as comprising only areas inhabited by the Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria. This was as it commended the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, and the Red Egbesu Water

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Dasuki still in detention because it’s dangerous to release him, says FG

The Nigerian government has based the continued detention of the embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) by the Department of State Services, DSS, on his involvement in the over $2 billion arms deal and for his

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Jonathan and Buhari: The difference between 2012 fuel subsidy removal and 2016 fuel price regime

By Nelson Ekujumi   Since the announcement and implementation of the increase in the pump price of fuel from N86 and N86.50 per litre to a cap limit of N145 per litre respectively under the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration,

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Governors support hike in fuel price, set to access $3.25bn World Bank funds

Governors of the 36 states in Nigeria have expressed support for the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to increase the pump price of petrol from N86 to N145 per litre, saying that the policy is in the

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​​Stop Media Persecution of Amaechi – SNYA Tells Rivers State Government

By Nwaorgu Faustinus   The Southern Nigerian Youth Alliance (SNYA) has called on foreign media to always balance their news before publications. In a press release jointly signed by Kelvin Adegbenga (the Coordinator) and George Nwachukwu (the Publicity Secretary )

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Sylva, APC should ask God for forgiveness – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Thursday reacted to the accusation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) linking governor Henry Seriake Dickson with the sponsorship of the new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), describing it

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Okupe tells court how Jonathan approved payment of N400m to Metuh

Special Adviser to then President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe has revealed how his former principal paid N400 million to the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh for publicity efforts for

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