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Shut up, NNPC warns Sanusi

The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned the governor of the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi to ‘’shut up and stop heating up the polity’’ The group general manager, public affairs, Dr. Umar farouk, gave ...

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AMMC demolishes Wumba buildings

Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency (AMMC) yesterday demolished illegal shops, car-wash outlets, block industries and shanties in Wumba District in the Phase III of the territory. The demolition was done in collaboration with the Development Control, Abuja Environmental Protection Board and ...

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Maku blasts APC over 2014 budget

Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of trying to disrupt the economic ‘gains’ recorded by the federal government for ordering lawmakers elected on its platform to block the 2014 Appropriation Bill at the ...

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Are Benue lawmakers self-serving?

KULA TERSOO writes on the cat and mouse relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government in Benue  state Since its inception almost two and half years ago, the 7th Benue state House of Assembly has come under series ...

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APC has buried PDP, says Nyako

As the nationwide registration of new members of the All Progressives Congress starts today, Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako, has said that with the coming of the APC, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “has since been buried,”  and called ...

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APC accuses minister of diverting SURE-P

The All Progressives Party (APC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has accused the Minister of the Federal Capital (FCT), Sen. Bala Mohammed, of diverting monies meant for the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) for funding his party’ activities. A statement ...

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Thailand’s tourism industry calls for peace

All is not well in Central Bangkok and the ripple effects are adversely affecting the hospitality industry as hotels occupancy rates continue to fall. From conventions to planned business deals and honeymoon bookings, everything is either getting cancelled or deferred ...

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2015: PDP will miss defectors – Baraje

Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje yesterday said the party cannot fill the vacuum created by members of the splinter group that defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Baraje who is also ...

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The Long Juju of Arochukwu

Arochukwu, sometimes referred to as Arochuku, or Aro-Okigbo, (pronounced Aruchukwu) is the third largest city in Abia state (after Aba and Umuahia) in southeastern Nigeria and homeland of the Igbo subgroup, Aro people. It is composed of 19 villages with ...

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Nine steps to forgiveness

I’ve been teaching forgiveness for more than a decade, and the simple definition of forgiveness that I work with now is that it’s the ability to make peace with the word “no.” The essence of forgiveness is being resilient when ...

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2 Guns

Criminals Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) are questioned by the United States Border Patrol after a meeting with drug lord Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos) in Mexico. Unknown to Stigman, Trench is an undercover DEA agent ...

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Facebook is 10!

Yesterday, February 4, Facebook, the popular online social networking service, clocked 10 years. Here is its history Facebook’s name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to students at some American universities. Facebook was founded on 4 February 2004 ...

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Kano Speaker resigns, remains in PDP

Speaker  of the Kano state House of Assembly, Alhaji Gambo Sallau, has resigned his appointment, saying he was not ready to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Sallau said he had no quarrel whatsoever with Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. ...

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Delicious okra soup

Okra soup is one of the most popular Nigerian soups. It is very easy to prepare and likely the cheapest soup in Nigeria. Okra soup is one of the most common soups eaten by Nigerians and is often combined with ...

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Former PPA chairman defects

Former National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Sam Nkire has declared for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Briefing newsmen in Abuja yesterday,  Chief Nkire said he took the decision believing that APC was the best vehicle to ...

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APC: Belgore rejects Kwara board membership

The gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN),in the 2011 election in Kwara state , Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN) ,has rejected membership of the state’s  All Progressives Congress(APC) Governing Board. The board comprises the state governor,Alhaji Abdulfatah ...

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‘Sex worker’ strips to protest arrest

A suspected commercial sex worker, who was apprehended by the JTF officers at Garki, Area 10 office of the Federal Capital Territory Social Development Secretariat, discarded her clothing in protesting against arrest. The raid on prostitutes was carried by a ...

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Asari-Dokubo’s call for war reckless – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as reckless, irresponsible and totally condemnable the threat by Alhaji Mujahedeen Asari-Dokubo, ‘to levy war against Nigeria even if President Goodluck Jonathan is defeated even in a free and fair election’ come 2015. ...

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Persona non grata

 Dear Di, Considering the revelation I’d just had, I woke up to the sound of arguing and was a little disoriented. The room looked strange and before I could get my bearing, I heard a familiar voice say, “Would you ...

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