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We’ll survive Boko Haram attacks — Shettima

We’ll survive Boko Haram attacks — Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State said, yesterday, that the Boko Haram insurgents would not emerge victorious in their continued killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians. Shettima spoke with newsmen in Maiduguri following the recent attack and abduction of some female students of the Government Girls Secondary School, GGSC, Chibok. He said: “They can burn


BY EMMANUEL YAWE His last message to me came on April 1, 2013. I wish it were, but it was not an April fool’s message. Dear Mr Yawe, he wrote: “After years of seeking ways and alternatives to working professionally and remaining with my family in Nigeria, I am afraid to report that I came

Terrorism: Presidency goes tough; stops N3b payment for Abuja CCTV

By SONI DANIEL The Presidency is angry with the entities handling the controversial Federal Government’s N76 billion  closed circuit  television (CCTV) project, otherwise known as Nigerian Public Security Communications System, NPSCS. Sunday Vanguard learnt, last night, that the Presidency, which feels embarrassed by the failure of the project to contribute to the fight against terrorism,



Yesterday’s wedding of the adopted daughter of President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa State frustrated efforts to rescue the son of Ijaw national leader Chief Edwin Clark, Ebikeme, who was abducted by gunmen in Delta State on Wednesday. This paper learnt that security agents were compelled to stay action in storming the den of the kidnappers


Confab delegates and the unity of Nigeria

By Saleh Ashaka It was not for nothing that President Goodluck Jonathan at the inauguration of the national conference this month, urged delegates at the conference not to venture into areas that would put the unity of the country in jeopardy, but focus on areas that would foster peaceful coexistence and mutual trust among its

Aliko Dangote: A lesson for African entrepreneurs

“I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me 30 years to get to where I am today. Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful

The Nation’s Mindset

By Babayola Toungo The Editorial of The Nation newspaper of Friday March 14th, 2014 is another instant of deriding anything northern that has been the hallmark of our media industry dominated over time by those from the other parts of the country.  The north has become used to such mindsets of seeing nothing good from

Exposed! – How Jonathan Plans to Win 2015 Presidential Election

By Dr. Aminu Gamawa If you think President Goodluck Jonathan has no plan or strategy on how to win the 2015 presidential election you are dead wrong. I just finished reading a document produced by Goodluck Jonathan’s political advisers and strategists. The title of the document is “2013-2015: Political power and governance road map.” Don’t

Obasanjo/Jonathan rift, governors’ defection, National Conference, others to shape Nigeria’s politics in 2014

Issues that might shape the nation’s political scene in 2014 in preparation for 2015. By Festus Owete As Nigeria moves towards the 2015 general elections, several factors could influence and determine the country’s leadership, growth, and politics in 2014. Festus Owete reviews how these factors could play up. Obasanjo/Jonathan rift The dust generated by the