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Peter Obi laments Nigeria’s reversed fortunes, values

Former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has described as sad, the continued reverse movement of Nigeria from better to worse rather than the other way round.
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Barack Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading list

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has recommended Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.

Senator Ngige: How Tony Nwoye introduced PDP thuggery, violence to Anambra APC

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the last Anambra governorship election, Hon. Tony Nwoye, of importing into the state chapter of the party the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) style of using thuggery and violence to settle political scores.

Governor Obiano: Dim Ojukwu’ll be proud of Anambra voters

Going down memory lane, Obiano recalled the promise he made when he was sworn in four years ago saying, “I am happy that we have taken back our cities and communities from brutal armed robbers and kidnappers who once made our beloved state a dread to decent people and a taboo to investors.

2019: Ex-President Obasanjo, Olisa Agbakoba’s coalitions to merge soon

Plans are ongoing for the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) led by Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) to merge and join forces in the build-up to the 2019 general election.

Petrol tanker explodes near Anambra market

An articulated tanker laden with 33,000 liters of petrol crashed into Nkwo Ogidi market, Idemili North LGA, bursting into flames and razing down about 17 shops with goods worth millions of naira.

Awaiting the names of recipients of national honours

The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will be known before April. It will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari will bestow such honours on deserving Nigerians. Already candidates have been shortlisted. And I understand that further request has been sent to the President for final approval.

2019: Why your votes are a waste of time

In Nigeria, the concept of political participation appears to have been reduced largely to the civic responsibility of voting on election day. Civic campaigners, political activists, and NGOs have concentrated a major focus of their efforts in “getting out the vote” campaigns

A frolic on the Red Sea

It was a gust of chilly wind that said Akwaaba (welcome, in Ghanaian language) to me in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, that night of December 1, 2017.

Why we honoured Chinua Achebe – Google

Technology giant, Google said it honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe on its doodle to underscore his status as a figure of 20th century literature.

Google doodle celebrates Chinua Achebe

If he hadn’t died in March of 2013, one of Nigeria’s most popular novelist, poet, professor, and critic, Chinua Achebe would have clocked 87 years of age today.

Nollywood is demonising the Nigerian culture

The Nigerian film industry, popularly called Nollywood, has been a big source of pride since it officially took off in 1992 with the production of Living in Bondage. It has provided wealth, fame and prestige to Nigeria and thousands of Nigerians.

Devolution of power not Nigeria’s problem – Governor Shettima

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has described the clamour for restructuring Nigeria’s federation as an effort made towards “treating the symptoms, not the disease.”

Positioning Nigeria for a prosperous future

Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigeria’s finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: we’ve historically depended on crude oil for as much as 70 per cent of government revenues, and 90 per cent of foreign exchange earnings.

Unpopular thoughts on my country

Personally, I support the hate speech campaign because if I say it is diversionary and that its advocates should go look for better things or more productive things to do, I may be accused of hate speech.

IPOB: Disaster averted in Igboland and Nigeria

"Their activities were also threatening the lives of people from other parts of the country living in the South East. So we had to take the action we took and I have no regret about it,” ~ Gov .Umahi .

Ethnic pride and prejudice in Nigeria

Even the gateman, the cook and the cleaner will be from their own part of the country. When one of them starts a line of business, sooner than later they will populate and dominate that space with their kith and kin. Any guesses? Yoruba? Hausa/Fulani? Igbo?

Alhassan’s tale and more cracks in APC

Mama Taraba also said: “If today Mr. President says he is running in 2019, I will go to him respectfully and thank him for giving me the opportunity to serve and then tell him that I have to resign because my political godfather may be running.”

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APC wins Kwara bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday night declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal constituency bye-election in Kwara state.

Ogun APC: Ibikunle Amosun’s loyalists give conditions for peace

A Presidential Reconciliatory Committee, Saturday, held a closed door meeting with the aggrieved candidates of the All Proressives Congress loyal to the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in Abeokuta.

Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara by-election was contest between PDP and security agents

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has described Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election into Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency as a contest between the Peoples Democratic Party and security agents rather than among political parties, even as he expressed confidence of the party’s victory.

Sadiq Abubakar lists how Operation Green Sweep degrades insurgents in northeast

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Saturday said various air interdiction missions conducted by the troops had substantially degraded Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast and Lake Chad regions.
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N5.8 billion scandal: PDP asks Yemi Osinbajo to make refunds

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as a preacher, should “search his soul, seek forgiveness and make restitution for entangling himself in corruption and sharp practices, instead of his lame effort at concealment in the N5.8 billion Northeast Intervention Fund scandal.”