Assemblies of God Church Nigeria General Superintendent, Rev. Paul Emeka, suspended over allegations of misconduct, financial misappropriation and other matters by a group in the church, in this interview, fires back at his accusers, saying his only offence was that he tried to protect the church. The embattled Rev. Emeka was reinstated by a court order but denied access to his officeRead More →
In the first place, it is a welcome development, but with the state of our infrastructure we may not get to the promised land. We need to put regular supply of electricity at optimal level, revive the rail sector and try to reduce the present road transportation by one third.Read More →
The decline in the nation’s economy is not unexpected but the reality is that we are not producing enough locally. We must remember the fact that there was a global economic crisis between 2008 and 2010 and we are just recovering . Crude oil price, which has been the main stay of our economy, declined in 2008 from 147 dollars per barrel to about 40 dollar, and, today, it is just about $100.Read More →
For Nigerian citizens, what counts is the availability of jobs, the size of their personal income, access to basic amenities such as light, water, transport infrastructure, security, etc. With the continued dearth of these basic necessities of life, the increased size of the GDP does not make much meaning to Nigerians. The existence of abject poverty in the midst of a big and growing economy seem to be a paradox.Read More →
If that is true, one exercise should have been conducted in 2009 and another in 2004. Okonjo-Iweala was the Finance Minister in 2004. Why was the rebasing exercise not conducted at the time? Or is she just hearing about this for the first time in her career?
President Goodluck Jonathan was the Vice-President in 2009 and he became President in 2010. Why was there no rebasing at that time?Read More →
Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy and the 26th world over. True or false? Saturday Vanguard in this special report tried to get answers from Nigerians
It is a miracle but the reality is lost in its own incredibility.
The CONFAB resumed its daily routine of predictable motions and meaningless expressions of gratitude to the Head of State. That was how General Sani Abacha wanted it, until Obong Victor Attah, who later became the governor of Akwa Ibom State for eight years, dropped a bombshell on Wednesday, July 20, I994Read More →
ow, again, I go back to where I started. In the new generation churches, some of them actually have a lot to do by way of travelling around. Outside the country they have churches. Within the country they have. So they do it like the secular CEO, now they believe that programming themselves to scheduled flights may not solve their problems and they have enough money to acquire these machines.Read More →
Nigeria, the biggest black nation, should be a leader in world affairs and leadership involves a lot; you must be able to meet and overcome challenges. That is what leadership is. A leader should leave the stage as an icon and let the people feel nostalgic that he is leaving the stage.Read More →
Structuring the Nigerian federation along the principles of the so-called “true federalism”. Here, it is being erroneously inferred – either out of political ignorance or political maneuver or both – that the 36 States of the Federation are “federating units” and should therefore operate and derive their powers and functions on the classical meaning of federalism, as in the case of the United States of AmericaRead More →
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Borno State has witnessed serial Boko Haram attacks since the beginning of this year. The attacks were mostly executed in the villages of Borno, the Sambisa forest and the mountainous villages of Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala council areas which share borders with Cameroon and Chad Republic.Read More →
Insurgency ceased in Yobe State for 11 months after two years of attacks. Consequently, indigenes praised the gallantry efforts of security forces enforcing emergency rule in the state and the pragmatic manner with which government handled the matterRead More →
Boko Haram in Adamawa State has become a phenomenon, following wanton killings between January and February. The phenomenon created an atmosphere of fear in the state.Read More →
They move in droves: men, women and children; even the sick and those with bullet wounds. The able bodied ones among them carry what is left of their belongings, especially mats, food stuff and household items.Read More →
Remittance of oil proceeds to the Federation Account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), has been enmeshed in controversy. Central Bank Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, raised the alarm that a huge sum of the proceeds had developed wings without any trace in the Federation Account where it is supposed to be domiciled. But the management of NNPC came up to say no single kobo was missingRead More →
The exchange between the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over oil funds has generated interest in the polity. This is hardly surprising since the bulk of the money that sustains the nation comes from oil.Read More →
Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy’s statement at the Senate Committee hearingRead More →
The much anticipated report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry probing the May 7, 2013 massacre of security operatives in Alakio, Nasarawa State has been partially released following the commission and Governor Tanko Al-makura’s response to an affidavit filed by the legal adviser of Ombatse group, Zachary Zamani Allumuga.Read More →
It was rough for the people of Maroa and Atakad communities in Kaura Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, and bordering Plateau State, last week, as unknown gunmen, suspected to belong to a Fulani militia, killed not less than 40 people in two separate raids in which at least a soldier and a police man were also slain.Read More →
On the 17th of January, some 37 members of the PDP went to court to seek an injunction against the clear provision of Section 68 (G) of the 1999 Constitution, which says that a member should vacate his seat if he crosses over to another party if there is no crisis in the party. But because these members are aware of this provision of the law, they went to court to seek an injunction over an action they have not taken.Read More →
In many ways, the politics of Kaduna State mirrors that of the country not only because the state is sharply divided along religious lines but also because of its ethnic composition that engenders a fierce competition for power between the geo-political sections. Even at that, the significance of Kaduna goes beyond its locality, essentially because it has, for decades, been the political headquarters of the North.Read More →
The Senate has in the past weeks been turned into a political theatre with all sorts of drama and the principal characters being the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The drama has been characterized by confusion and intrigues while the bone of contention is the passage of the 2014 Appropriation Bill and the defection of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.
The dislocating effects of defection from one political party to another can be debilitating.But it can only be debilitating in so far as the losing party is not sure of itself.“Indeed, that is what the All Progressives Congress, APC, is throwing at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.Read More →
“If the President and Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria insists he wants something and you say you will not allow him to have it, what do you think will happen?”
The above was the question asked by a former state governor in Nigeria’s South-west. He answered the question himself: “War”Read More →
The Niger State governor has the agreement. He is the one who handled it.
We want to deal with people of honour and integrity and not those who dribble others and treat others with no sense of respect and not respecting their vows. Leaders must be honest with their colleagues and the larger society. Without that, we would run into serious crisis in this country.
he Federal Government, yesterday, vowed to defend the interests of Nigerians, following the introduction of a new visa policy by the British government. The policy requires Nigerians travelling to the United Kingdom to produce a cash bond of N730,000 (3,000 pounds, $4,600 or 3,500 euros) before they enter the UK.Read More →
The Lagos State Police Command has smashed a kidnap syndicate comprising nine Nigerians based in Ghana. They are said to have been responsible for the kidnap of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area boss, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, two months ago and a Federal High Court Judge.Read More →
Kojo Williams, a former chairman of the Nigeria Football association (NFA) has blamed the Super Eagles technical crew headed by Stephen Keshi for the ouster of the national team from the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.Read More →
Britain is planning to force visitors from India, Pakistan, Nigeria and other countries whose nationals are deemed to pose a “high risk” of immigration abuse to provide a cash bond before they can enter the country, a report said Sunday.Read More →
It was a big shock to many when the news came that renowned novelist and ceberated author of Things Fall Apart, Prof. Chinua Achebe, was dead. This was so as the controversy generated by his autobiography, ‘There Was a Country’, was still fresh. The book had narrated Achebe’s experience in the Biafran war, accusing some principal actors of genocide against Igbo people.Read More →
STRONG indications emerged yesterday that the lingering political problem between the Governor of Rivers State and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP would soon be resolved.Read More →