Monthly Archives: August 2012


The Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit(SFU), Ikoyi, Lagos, Ayotunde Ogunsakin, has vowed to deal ruthlessly with fraudsters in his investigation against corruption. He also spoke on why Senator Bukola Saraki, has not been prosecuted in this interview with Oluwole Adeboye. Excerpts Sir what’s the update on Saraki’s case and why have you refused to

Jonathan takes over supervision of the Power Ministry

Reports indicate President Goodluck Jonathan, has taken over the supervision of ministry of power until a substantive minister is appointed. Erstwhile Minister, Barth Nnaji, resigned his position as the Minister of Power, amidst allegations of conflict of interest. No reason was given for the sudden announcement but the presidency has accepted his resignation. A press

The Jonathan “they” don’t know

By Jaafar Jaafar “They” in this piece refers to all the liars, the scorecard-brandishing sophists, the subdued, appointed activists, the paid and overpaid, twisting, collective men of anger, the distracted, clueless leaders on Facebook, the guileless BBM-pinging lot of Nigeria, who seem to be in competition among themselves to muddle the affairs of their government.

The Inside Story of Power Minister, Barth Nnaji’s ‘Resignation’ – PREMIUM TIMES

Contrary to the impression created by the presidency that the Minister of Power, Barth Nnaji, resigned from office on his own volition, highly placed sources familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Nnaji was actually  forced to resign Tuesday following a gale of allegations linking him with attempts to subvert the bidding

I resigned to protect President Jonathan – Prof Barth Nnaji

Professor Barth Nnaji has said he resigned his position as the Minister of Power to ensure that there is no spillover of the personal attacks mounted on him to President Goodluck Jonathan “who is working very hard to transform the nation”. The former minister who suddenly resigned yesterday amidst allegations of conflict of interest also

Egypt’s Morsy taps new military commanders

By Amir Ahmed, CNN (CNN) — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy appointed three new commanders Tuesday, just days after he shook up the country’s powerful military leadership. He tapped leaders to head the navy, the air force and the air defense force, Morsy spokesman Yasser Ali announced on state TV. The president sent the previous leaders

Uganda Olympic champion Kiprotich given hero’s welcome

Crowds in Uganda have given a hero’s welcome to Stephen Kiprotich, the country’s first Olympic gold medal winner in 40 years. Kiprotich, a prison warden who won the men’s marathon on Sunday, was then presented with a cheque for $80,000 (£51,000) by President Yoweri Museveni. He was also promoted nine ranks to become an assistant