AS Nigerian workers today join their counterparts across the world to celebrate May Day, gloom, frustration, bitterness, anger, lamentation, and despair are not enough to describe their mood as not more than 10 states have fully paid workers’ salaries and allowances up to date.Read More
According to Benin tradition, the Oba never dies, he only joins his ancestors or he transits.
Nobody announces his burial because he did not die in the first instance. What is announced after an interlude is coronation, which usually lasts 3-4 months.Read More
Hell was let loose last Monday in Ukpabi-Nimbo, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, when dare-devil herdsmen, numbering over 500, unleashed terror on hapless natives, killing 46 and burning the Christ Holy Catholic Church, Odozi-Obodo. 11 houses were razed while 14 victims are lying critically ill at Royal Cross Hospital,Nsukka,Nsukka District General Hospital and Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka.Read More
RATS are rodents and the most notorious in Nigeria is the Rattus Rattus (black rats). These rats are capable of producing as many as 2000 litters in a year. Rats operate from holes, nooks, and crannies, scavenging, causing havoc and spreading diseases.Read More
Remember Alhaji Bashir Tofa?
He was the man who contested the June 12, 1993 presidential election against the late Chief MKO Abiola. Abiola was generally believed to have won that historic election which was unfortunately annulled by the military. In this interview, Tofa wonders whether anybody said Abiola won the election and he lost.
Benue State is counting its losses in the aftermath of the bloody crisis that raged like wild fire in the last two months between suspected Fulani herdsmen and local farmers. Though some parts of the state may be enjoying truce amid rising tension owing to the outcry that trailed the dastardly killings in Agatu, Logo, Guma, Tarka, Buruku Kwande and Katsina/Ala local government areas, the signs of the crisis still dot the landscape.Read More
The crisis involving the Agatu and herdsmen in Benue State is an extension of the attacks on Agatu communities in Nasarawa State. The Agatu in Nasarawa have suffered endless attacks from marauders leading to thousands of deaths and destruction of property since September last year.Read More
By James Eze ON Thursday March 17, 2016, Governor Willie Obiano marked his two years in office. There were no ceremonies. Not even the usual state banquet or the solemn high mass. In fact, the governor kept a busy schedule on that day; commissioning the House of Assembly Complex and playing host to some important
THE management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has denied the allegation of negligence in the death of one of its patients, Mrs Ngozi Udebu, who was admitted to the hospital three weeks ago, but the widower, Ausbet Udebu, insisted that LUTH’s response clearly showed that his wife was suffocated to death.Read More
Parents of the 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Chibok local government area of Borno State had fresh memories of their daughters with majority emotionally desperate to reunite with their children. The girls were kidnapped two years ago after a midnight attack on the school hostel.Read More
Her king size statue pierces the skyline at Mary Slessor Avenue, a strategic intersection in Calabar named after her which links the biggest market in the city with University of Calabar, making her image one of the most conspicuous in the ancient town.Read More
Just imagine. Imagine, that, in 2010, at the height of the contestation for power, between the leadership of the Northern Political Leaders Forum, NPLF, a wing of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the fledgling Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, there was a consensus on how to deal with members of the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, which, in English, means, “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”, and otherwise known as Boko Haram!Read More
The failed Berliet portion of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, worsened at the weekend, with no fewer than five heavy duty truck falling at different points along the road and creating serious traffic gridlock for Oshodi-bound vehicles between Saturday and Tuesday.Read More
A good campaign slogan is like a good fortune: concise, clever and crisp. The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, found one in the slogan Change, which was to drive home the party’s campaign for the change of what was considered as the difficult situations Nigerians believed they were living under in the years before the historic May 29, 2015, handover from the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC.Read More
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State believes Nigerian leaders must take tough decisions to grow the economy. Ambode spoke at the maiden edition of the National Forum on the Economy, held under the theme, National Economy: The Way Forward, held in Lagos, last week. The governor’s speech:Read More