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-          How politics is threatening efforts –          Will his efforts pay off? As the desperate search for the GGSS Chibok girls, who were abducted in their school on Monday, April 14, 2014 by the Boko Haram fighters gathers more momentum and intensity, there was an audacious and voluntary attempt and efforts by about Five Hundred

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke speaks at a media briefing on a new gas price regime in the capital of Abuja

‘NASS can summon Petroleum Minister without presidential consent’

By Ohia Israel Even as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has said the National Assembly cannot investigate her on the allegation of spending N10bn to charter a jet without first obtaining the consent of President Goodluck Jonathan, a non-partisan organization which promotes accuracy in public debate and media, Africa Check, in its

Revealed: CIA is behind Boko Haram

We have already been regaled with reports provided by Wikileaks which identified the US embassy in Nigeria as a forward operating base for wide and far reaching acts of subversion against Nigeria which include but not limited to eavesdropping on Nigerian government communication, financial espionage on leading Nigerians, support and funding of subversive groups and insurgents, sponsoring of divisive propaganda among the disparate groups of Nigeria and

INVESTIGATION: How multibillion naira illicit tobacco trade thrives in Nigeria, putting millions at risk

Officials say fake cigarettes are huge public problems to Nigeria, heightening the existing public health concern posed by growing but uncontrolled tobacco market in Nigeria. Since 2008, Luka (he declined to provide his surname) has run a lucrative business a few hundred meters from Sheraton Hotel, one of Abuja’s most prominent hotels. At the moment,

Why Arogbofa Became Jonathan’s Chief Of Staff

By Eric Teniola It is a tradition for officers of the Signal Corps of the Nigerian Army to be given political appointments. Therefore the recent appointment of retired Brigadier General Jones Oladeinde Arogbofa as Chief of Staff to the President is a continuation of that tradition. There was General Murtala Ramat Muhammad (1938-1976). After gaining


Presidency 2015: Jonathan and Ijaws to teach Hausa-Fulani bitter lesson (1 )

BY OBINNA AKUKWE 2015 presidential election is going to be an epic battle as President Goodluck Jonathan and his Ijaw brothers are set to teach the entire northern establishment especially the Hausa-Fulani a bitter lesson. I have heard my northern friends and associates opine that come 2015, the opposition All Progressives Congress(APC), will drive Jonathan

2015: How Jonathan can win over North

BY ZAYYAD MUHAMMAD There are strong indications that President Goodluck Jonathon has kick-started the political manoeuvers to pave his way to contest the 2015 presidential election. Just like the 2011 presidential election, Jonathan’s splitting headache would be northern Nigeria. But this time around with a major difference- the opposition parties would be more united. PDP’s

Boko Haram: Between Amnesty and Dialogue for the ghost of Terror

BY THEOPHILUSILEVBARE The call by the Sultan of Sokoto and National leader of the Muslim faith, AlhajiSa’ad Abubakar III, to grant total amnesty to the dreaded Boko Haram members was rather outrageous and unfortunate. In what has become a public show of genuflection, prominent Nigerians from the north has since echoed the sentiments of the

As the Sun Sets in the West

The sun sets in the west and rises in the east. This fact has served as a compass to travelers for a thousand generations. Now has also become a metaphor for the Washington view of international relations. The number one long-term concern in Washington these days is not terrorism, tax cuts, or trade, but something