Nigeria @60

Nigeria @ 60 and our wasted opportunities

Nigeria @ 60 and our wasted opportunities

By Martins P. Iwuanyanwu I have tried to reminisce over Nigeria’s nationhood journey, particularly at this its adult age of 60 years, and to find reasons to celebrate the so-called Nigeria political independence. But I still cannot find any cogent reason to do so, especially when we consider the many wasted opportunities we have had […]
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Nigeria @ 60: APC, Govs reaffirm commitment to democratic devt

Nigeria @ 60: APC, Govs reaffirm commitment to democratic devt

By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja The ruling All Progressives Congress APC and its governors have reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to deepening Nigeria’s democracy. They made the commitments in separate statements signed by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Yekini Nabena and Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu […]

Nigeria @60: Group demands evacuation of stranded Nigerian traders in Ghana

Nigeria @60: Group demands evacuation of stranded Nigerian traders in Ghana

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Barely 24 hours left for Nigeria to mark diamond 60th independent anniversary of nationhood, a group called Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria, PAN, Wednesday, demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari, commence evacuation of stranded Nigerians in Ghana. This was contained in a statement signed by the National Director, Media, Emmanuel Imevbore Ohiomokhare, […]

Nigeria @ 60: I’m sad, things have got out of control — Oyegun

Nigeria @ 60: I’m sad, things have got out of control — Oyegun

By Gabriel Enogholase FORMER National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that he was so sad that the country has not attained its full potentials at 60, adding that this saddens him. He spoke, yesterday, in Benin City, while fielding questions from journalists. Oyegun said: “Things have been tough. What […]

Nigeria @60 challenge: FG splashes 16.5m on 9 winners

Nigeria @60 challenge: FG splashes 16.5m on 9 winners

By Emmanuel Elebeke The Federal government on Tuesday rewarded winners of the Nigeria @60 Diamond and Innovation Challenge with a total of 16.5 million cash prize. The Diamond and Innovation Challenge is an initiative  of the Inter-Ministerial Committee set up by President Mohammadu Buhari to encourage Nigerian youths on creativity and innovation. The Challenge was […]

Nigeria @60: No social justice, religious and inter-ethnic tolerance – Ozekhome

Nigeria @60: No social justice, religious and inter-ethnic tolerance – Ozekhome

Mr Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) has said that after 60 years of existence as a nation, Nigeria still grapples with the issue of social justice, equity, religious and inter-ethnic tolerance. Ozekhome made the assertion on Monday in Abuja while articulating his thoughts on how the country has fared after 60 years […]

Nigeria @ 60: Why we must celebrate!

Nigeria @ 60: Why we must celebrate!

By Tiko Okoye SIXTY years may seem a very mature age for a man. As a matter of fact, it is the statutory retirement age for officials in Nigeria’s public service. In many other countries, it is equally the age when their citizens start enjoying the honour and privileges attendant with the elite status of ‘senior […]

Nigeria at 60: We can’t beat drums of war — Lagos deputy governor

Nigeria at 60: We can’t beat drums of war — Lagos deputy governor

  As Nigeria celebrates 60 years of independence,  Lagos State Deputy Gov. Obafemi Hamzat has called on any citizens ‘beating drums of war’ to desist from it. Hamzat said that Nigeria should avoid anything that could jeopardise the peace and unity of the country. “No one can predict the outcome of a war,” the deputy […]

Nigeria @60: FG calls for ideas on anniversary branding

Nigeria @60: FG calls for ideas on anniversary branding

As countdown to Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee begins, the Federal Government has called on Nigerians to submit creative ideas that can  brand the anniversary. Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, made the call on Saturday in a statement in Abuja as part of the activities to mark the celebration. Pantami, who doubles […]