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IWD 2017: Remembering Patience, By Imam Imam

International Women’s Day is a day set aside by the United Nations to highlight achievements of the womenfolk, as well as commemorate their struggles for basic rights. I always chose a day like this to pay tribute to women whose different roles have molded me into who I am today. Looking back, many have achieved the status of ‘jewels of inestimable value’ with the responsibilities they’ve shouldered, knowin ...

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Oshodi-Airport Road: I’m Being Frustrated-Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said his administration’s plan to carry out a total reconstruction of the International Airport Road from Oshodi was being frustrated by the Federal Ministry of Works. Governor Ambode, who spoke to Government House Correspondents at the Lagos House, shortly after carrying out an extensive inspection of some critical projects in the State, said the pres ...

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Whistle-Blowing: AFRICMIL Condemns Dismissal Of Official, Seeks Re-Instatement Of PSC Staff

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organisation currently engaged in a project to support the federal government’s whistle-blower initiative, has condemned recent victimization of federal civil servants for blowing the whistle on internal fraud. In a statement signed by the coordinator of the centre, Mr. Chido Onumah, AFRICMIL expressed displeasure over reporte ...

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Barcelona Shock PSG, Make Champions League History

Barcelona stunned PSG by scoring  6-1 to advance in Champions League march Wednesday night.It seemed like mission impossible as PSG had in the first leg defeated Barcelona 4-0 in Paris. But world class performances from Barca stars like Neymar,Messi and other s gave them an unusual edge  over PSG. Actually PSG lacked the killer instinct in front of goal,as they fluffed some clear chances. With this  victory ...

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FEC Approves $470m Contract to Extend Water Supply In Abuja

By Danlami Nmodu The Federal Executive Council ,FEC has approved a $470million contract to extend water supply to other parts of Abuja.This was disclosed Wednesday by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory,FCT, Mohammed   Musa Bello while briefing the  State House Press Corps after the meeting. He said:  “This afternoon, during FEC meeting we discussed three very important memoranda from the  Ministry of ...

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Economy: Nigeria Targets 7 Per cent Growth In 2020

By Danlami Nmodu Nigeria’s Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma has said the federal government is determined to move the country from a negative growth in 2016  towards 7 per cent growth rate in 2020.He stated this Wednesday while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking against the background of government’s  econ ...

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Rivers Gas Pipeline Explosion: Social Action Seeks Review Of Safety Regulations

The recent explosion of gas pipeline facilities operated by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG at the Rumuji and Evekwu communities of Rivers State on the 22nd of February 2017, has once again brought to the fore glaring issues of safety and industry regulations which have for decades been the bane of Nigeria's oil and gas industry. This was  made known in a statement by Project Officer, Social Action, ...

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PDP, Obasanjo and Hubris, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Let me state from the outset that I am not a card-carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but I have sympathy for the party for some personal reasons.  With that kind of sympathetic or empathic mindset, it becomes difficult to maintain a dispassionate position - privately or publicly- when matters in issue have direct or indirect bearing or reference to the PDP. It was against this backdrop a ...

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Adjournment of ‘Lets Partner With You’ case Provokes Protest in Court

There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court, Enugu March   6, 2017 when some depositors  with the “Lets Partner With You” protested what they considered a long adjournment of the case involving the operator and managing director of the company, Patrick Shanchi Nwokike, his wife Rosemary Ifeoma Nwokike and their company. Justice Dugbo R. O. Oghoghorie had adjourned the case to May 17,2017 for trial , a ...

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Israel’s Plan to Hegemonize Egypt: Objectives and Strategies

By Omar Saeed; OSaeedFJ@gmail.com The existence of several Palestinian political factions in close proximity to the Israeli territories or even within its borders is the major threat to the county’s sovereignty and its existence as a state. Furthermore, sharing borders with Egypt as a major Arab power is another challenge to be dealt with by the Jewish state. Therefore, Israel needs two things to be done in ...

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PDP Crisis: Dickson’s C’ttee Submits Report, Proposes Early Convention

The National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chaired by Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, in Abuja on Tuesday submitted its report to the chairman of the party, Senator Modu Sheriff, with a proposition that he should to hold convention as soon as possible. The committee also stressed the need for a template that would culminate into a Unity National Convention. Di ...

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