With tears dripping down his cheeks, Oluwarotimi Sikiru looked lost. He knelt down as if addressing some audience. “I am appealing to good spirited Nigerians to come to my aid. My suffering has been compounded since going to prison for an offence I did not commit,” Sikiru said. Sikiru was in jail for 13 years as prisoner awaiting trial until February 14, 2003 on trumped-up robbery charge. He remarried after his release as his wife abandoned him during his years in jail.Read More
…Charges warring politicians to embrace peace
PORT HARCOURT—PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has expressed worry over the political crisis in Rivers State.
* We‘ll emerge stronger and more united after the confab…
PRESIDENT of Igbo Youths Movement, Evangelist Elliot Uko, in this interview outlines why Nigerians must dialogue and how to make the conference work.
Last Wednesday the Court of Appeal affirmed Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola the National Secretary of the Bamanga Tukur-led mainstream of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Oyinlola is also the National Secretary of the Kawu Baraje-led faction of the party. Yesterday, the intrigues became more bizarre after the nPDP served notice on Tukur to swear in Oyinlola as National Secretary of the main faction latest by next Monday!Read More
…aS APC outs PDP “moles” in INEC
Erstwhile Vice-President of the country and a founding father of the PDP, Dr. Alex Ekwueme has blessed the PDP candidate, Comrade Tony Nwoye saying he has no doubt that Nwoye would emerge victorious in the election.
It has been observed that not much good news have greeted President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan since his return from the Holy Pilgrimage to Israel. The Boko Haram insurgents‘ struck in Bama (Borno) killing about 30 people and also in Maiduguri where an unfortunate groom was among the numerous victims after a wedding ceremony. It is unfortunate to have such bad news when ‘ODUAGATE‘ (coined by the mischievous media to describe the purchase of armored vehicles) is fastly receding into its characteristic Nigerian base.Read More
ON October 1, 2013 at Nigeria’s 53rd Anniversary, the president was burdened once again to address a nation steeped in spiritual and socio-economic distress. This is far from a time to envy a president with troubles looming all about.Read More
No fewer than 48 retirees of the Federal High Court, who were dismissed from service pursuant to the Federal Government Public Service Reform of 2010, have appealed to the management of the court to pay them their entitlements.Read More
SINCE President Goodluck Jonathan made u-turn on national conference and set up a 13-man committee led by Senator Femi Okurounmu, to work out modalities for holding the dialogue, the polity has been awash with mixed views concerning the necessity or otherwise of the exercise.Read More
Akintoba Fatigun, chairman-elect of Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara State is a seasoned journalist who before now worked for eight years as Special Assistant on Media and Communications with then Governor Bukola Saraki. He spoke on his experience so far on the political field and his blueprint for his people. Excerpts:Read More
Shareholders of Japaul Oil and Maritime Services Plc may be in for a bad year as the nine months financial results has shown a declining fortune in consolidation of its streak of negative performances.Read More
Stockbrokers have been charged to create financial instruments that will tackle the infrastructure deficit in the country.Read More
India said Wednesday that it is in “diplomatic dialogue” with the Nigerian High Commission and is awaiting a probe report into the October 31 death of a Nigerian, Obinna Simone, in Goa.Read More
Chief Cliff Mbagwu, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), management consultant and chairman of Simeon and Rose Associates, wants Nigerians to embrace the proposed national conference with all their might and shun acts that could dismember the country because having lived together for 100 years, interrelated and inter-mingled the pain of separation would be more severe now than that of remaining together. Rather, he said efforts should be channelled on how to make the union work in a sustainable manner. Excerpts:Read More
Barely 48 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan engaged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in a marathon 13-hour closed door meeting, in a bid to end the union’s four-month old strike, Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that officials of the Federal Ministry of Education have been directed to commence processes for the re-opening of federal universities.Read More