War-weary Nigerian Army now fighting better armed Boko Haram – AFP Security analyst

Disillusioned and exhausted, Nigerian troops battling a surge in Boko Haram jihadist attacks have reached breaking point, protesting less than six months before presidential polls. The Nigerian army dismissed it as a “misunderstanding”, but on Sunday hundreds of soldiers protested in the airport of Maiduguri, the capital of restive northeast Borno state, for several hours, […]

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Buhari writes National Assembly for more days to complete medical text

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has extended his 10-day vacation and has written to the National Assembly to that effect. The letter signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made available to Journalists by the Personal Assistant to the president on Media engagement, Bashir Ahmad, stated that the extension was necessitated […]

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WHY IS NIGERIA SO RELIGIOUS, YET SO POOR? by Olu Fasan

A few months ago, the popular American preacher TD Jakes came to the church I attend in London. Preaching on leadership and wealth, he said prayer is not leadership and won’t make anyone rich. “If prayers were enough”, he said, “Nigeria would be one of the richest countries in the world”. Most people in the […]

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NASS INVASION: MEET REP. BOMA GOODHEAD, THE NIGER DELTA LIONESS WHO CONFRONTED THE DSS

While little may have hitherto been heard of her legislative exploits since coming to the National Assembly in 2015, the unlawful invasion of the legislature by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday, no doubt served as a platform upon which Boma Goodhead, a female member of the House of Representatives, showcased […]

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KEMI ADEOSUN: ROW OVER PROF. SAGAY’S STATEMENT THAT NYSC IS IRRELEVANT

The statement by Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), that he doesn’t  “bloody care” if Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, underwent the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) or not is generating row with some critics describing him a charlatan or he maybe senile due to old age. Following […]

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“MY EXIT, IS THE END OF PDP IN THE NIGER DELTA” – Senator Akpabio

Former Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio said yesterday he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) “in the national interest” and because President Muhammadu Buhari “is  a man of integrity and a nationalist’’. The 55-year-old former Akwa Ibom State governor gave other reasons why he joined the ruling party as the need to put all hands […]

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY INVASION: DSS BOSS, DAURA SACKED, ARRESTED AS SEIYEFA FROM BAYELSA TAKES OVER

Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo has sacked the director-general of the country’s secret service following the service’s operatives blockade of the National Assembly on earlier today. Masked operatives of the Department of State Services have prevented lawmakers, staff and journalists from entering the National Assembly. Opposition lawmakers accused the ruling all Progressives Congress of being […]

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OIL BUNKERING: RIVERS MONARCH ACCUSES SECURITY CHIEFS

CHAIRMAN, Ogoni Council of Paramount Rulers, Ogoni, Rivers State, High Chief Barisi Kpaama, has raised the alarm over the menace of oil thieves in his domain and other parts of Niger Delta region, alleging that some security chiefs were aiding and abetting the criminals. He spoke as the Zonal Director, National Oil Spill Detection and […]

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