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Power: Presidency takes on Christiane Amanpour, CNN

Power: Presidency takes on Christiane Amanpour, CNN

As we approach 2014, the year in which Nigeria attains her centenary, it may probably begin to enter the consciousness of Nigerians that this nation has been in existence for much longer than many had previously thought. Alongside this realization, would be a dawning that many of the issues we need to address, as a nation, have been decades in the making and common reasoning would make it obvious that there’s no magic fix for problems that took decades to create.

Jealous brother hacks sibling to death

Jealous brother hacks sibling to death

Policemen attached to Ilemba Hausa division have arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his brother, a Merchant Navy to death while he was asleep.

Can APC stop Jonathan, PDP ?

Can APC stop Jonathan, PDP ?

FOR the first time since the 1999 presidential elections, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP may be given a good fight at the polls if leaders of the All Progressive Congress, APC did their home work.

How we saved Dasuki IBB, from assassins – DSS

How we saved Dasuki IBB, from assassins – DSS

The Department of State Security, DSS, yesterday narrated how its operatives saved former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida and the deposed Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, from being assassinated by Iranian-trained Nigerian terrorists.

Odi invasion: Court orders FG to pay N37.6bn compensation

Odi invasion: Court orders FG to pay N37.6bn compensation

A Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt Tuesday ordered the Federal Government to pay N37.6b compensation to the people of Odi community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State over the invasion of their community by armed soldiers during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Bomb explosion kills one, injures policeman in Lagos

Bomb explosion kills one, injures policeman in Lagos

A bomb, yesterday, exploded at Miracle Sand Beach, located under Festac link bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, leaving the chairman of the Local Dredgers Association, Chief Oladele Pius, dead.

2015: Jonathan didn’t sign agreement – Yakassai

2015: Jonathan didn’t sign agreement – Yakassai

The mystery over President Goodluck Jonathan’s alleged agreement with northern governors of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2011 not to contest the 2015 presidential election deepened, yesterday

I was dead for 7 days – Patience Jonathan

I was dead for 7 days – Patience Jonathan

First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, yesterday, said she died and woke up after seven days during her illness which necessitated her absence from the country for almost three months.

Pension fund scam: Embattled Maina flees Nigeria

Pension fund scam: Embattled Maina flees Nigeria

ABUJA— There were indications, Sunday, that the embattled Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, Chairman, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, had fled the country to escape arrest by the police and other security agents on his trail.

Bombshell: We had pact with Jonathan to serve single term – Gov Aliyu

Bombshell: We had pact with Jonathan to serve single term – Gov Aliyu

Contrary to the claim by the associates of President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State said, yesterday, that the president reached an agreement with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governors elected on the platform of the party in 2011 to serve only a single term.

Nigeria is becoming a failed state – Nwabueze

Nigeria is becoming a failed state – Nwabueze

Former Secretary General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN, yesterday, raised an alarm over the poor state of affairs in the country, saying “Nigeria is fast turning into a failed state.”

Nwabueze, who spoke at the 14th annual convention of the Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, in Enugu, said the country was already displaying all the attributes of a failed state.

PDP moves against Obasanjo

PDP moves against Obasanjo

THE crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken another twist as the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday bowed to Court judgement, moved against former President Olusegun Obasanjo and sacked the National Auditor, Chief Bode Mustapha

Reps move to ban use of foreign currencies

Reps move to ban use of foreign currencies

The House of Representatives, yesterday, moved to ban the use of foreign currencies in local and domestic transactions in Nigeria. This was sequel to a motion brought to the floor of the House by Hon Nadu Karibe, representing Bayelsa State.

Karibe who led the debate had argued that “every country has its currency which serves as a means of exchange, a symbol of identity, a source of pride and a sign of independence and economic stability.”

Soyinka leads protest to Fashola over N4bn First Lady House

Soyinka leads protest to Fashola over N4bn First Lady House

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and civil society groups, yesterday, condemned the N4 billion earmarked for the construction of a Mission House for the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, in the 2013 budget of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, saying it is “a mind-boggling fiscal misappropriation.”