Jonathan More Interested in Second-term Ambition Than Tackling Boko Haram – Soyinka

Jonathan More Interested in Second-term Ambition Than Tackling Boko Haram – Soyinka

soyinka-at-Awolowo-prize-4Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has criticised President Goodluck Jonathan over his recent political visit to Kano State barely 48 hours after the Nyanya bomb blast and the abduction of school girls in Chibok in Borno State.

Soyinka said it was unfair for Jonathan to have abandoned victims of the Nyaya Motor Park explosion for a political rally in Kano just barely 24 hours after the…

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Fashola, Jonathan And That Religious Jibe By Kayode Ojo

Fashola, Jonathan And That Religious Jibe By Kayode Ojo

jonathan-gej-fashola-goodluck-1Since he became governor of Lagos state in 2007, Babatunde Raji Fashola has largely avoided unnecessary controversies. Rarely did he engage in those acrimonies that usually distract his colleagues, which many believe accounts for his unwavering focus on issues of governance. Even when his predecessor-turned-godfather turns the heat on him, as he regularly does, Fashola keeps a cool mien. The…

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APC Lacks What It Takes To Form The Next Government – Marwa

APC Lacks What It Takes To Form The Next Government – Marwa

Buba-Marwa-N5The former Military Administrator of Lagos, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, lacked ‘’what it takes to form the next government in Adamawa State.’’

Marwa, who only recently defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, recently spoke, Wednesday, at a press briefing in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

According to him, Governor Murtala…

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FG Must Take The Battle To The Extremists — Wole Soyinka

FG Must Take The Battle To The Extremists — Wole Soyinka

Wole-Soyinka-oby-ezekwesiliProfessor Wole Soyinka, has condemned the ineptitude of the Nigerian Army in combating the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging some parts of the country, saying the battle must be taken to the extremists.

At the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Book Capital, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday, Soyinka said government must be proactive and resourceful in the fight against the insurgents.

In…

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SSS Challenges Human Right Directive on Compensation for Apo Victims

SSS Challenges Human Right Directive on Compensation for Apo Victims

PIC. 8. PROGRAMME OFFICER, OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, WEST AFRICAN REGIONAL OFFICE, MR ADDOULAYE SEYE (L) WITH EXECUTIVE SECRETARY,  NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION,  PROF. BEN ANGWE AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE NETWORK OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS IN WEST AFRICA IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (25/4/13).The Department of State Security, DSS, otherwise known as SSS, on Wednesday sent a one month pre-action notice to challenge the ruling of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, which indicted security operatives in the killing of eight squatters in Apo district of Abuja.

The squatters, killed by security operatives in a joint operation involving the SSS and the Nigerian Army, were alleged to…

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Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere, Anytime in Nigeria – APGA BoT member

Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere, Anytime in Nigeria – APGA BoT member

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Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, a member of the Board of Trustees, of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, , has said that last Monday’s bomb explosion at Nyanya, Abuja, tells everyone that not only is Boko Haram everywhere, but they can strike anywhere, anytime without challenge.

He said, ”it is a wake-up call to all security agencies. Nigeria is a country where many people are not…

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Nyako’s Antics In America And Nigeria: Time To Shut Up By Mohammed Buba Marwa

Nyako’s Antics In America And Nigeria: Time To Shut Up By Mohammed Buba Marwa

Nyako-MarwaOf recent , Admiral Murtala Nyako has embarked on a single minded and self-appointed misadventure of being the enfant terrible of Nigeria’s elected political class . I find it necessary at this point in time to respond to the Admiral in my personal capacity, and also as a retired military officer, a politician, a former military administrator and an indigene of Nyako’s home state, Adamawa State.…

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Why Nigeria’s Provisional World Cup List Will Be Released Next Week

Why Nigeria’s Provisional World Cup List Will Be Released Next Week

nigeria-super-eagles-ai-300Nigeria’s provisional list for this summer’s World Cup will be released next week after Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi submitted the list to the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday.

The provisional list was expected to be released on Tuesday, after Keshi submitted a list comprising of 38 players to the NFF.

But after due consultations with the Technical Committee…

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Adnan Januzaj Opts to Represent Belgium

Adnan Januzaj Opts to Represent Belgium

adnan-dJanuzaj-2Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to represent Belgium in international football.

“I have received official confirmation that Adnan Januzaj has made himself available to the Belgian national team,” said Belgium national coach Marc Wilmots on Twitter.

He was born in the Belgian capital of Brussels to Kosovan-Albanian parents.

Januzaj, 19, could have represented Kosovo, Albania,…

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Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged by the FA

Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged by the FA

Faria-restrainedThe FA have charged Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria as a result of what happened during the Premier League match last Saturday where Sunderland defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. Ramires elbowed Seb Larsson of Sunderland. The…

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