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Second Nyanya Bombing: Why President Jonathan must resign or Sack FCT Minister

By Our Correspondent Our nation under Goodluck Jonathan has so far met all the criteria of being a failed state. Precisely 16 days after the bomb explosion that rocked Nigeria’s capital city Abuja at Nyanya and another tragedy that saw the abduction of poor innocent secondary school girls at Chibok, Borno State, Abuja is under


Reps to hold public hearing on Okonjo-Iweala’s response to 50 questions

The Committee commends Okonjo-Iweala for answering the questions, but says there will be a public hearing to dissect her responses vis-a-vis the true state of the economy. By Bassey Udo The House of Representatives Committee on Finance on Thursday acknowledged receipt of the response provided by the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to the 50

Supreme Court orders Mohammed Abacha’s retrial for theft

By Ihuoma Chiedozie The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the retrial of  Mohammed Abacha, son of the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. He had sought to stop the Federal Government from trying him for allegedly receiving and concealing stolen funds. The apex court ordered him to return to a Federal Capital Territory High

Breaking News: BOKO HARAM Announces cease Fire! …The arrest and prosecution of ex-Gov Ali Modu Sheriff is part of their condition

By Tukur Mamu In a surprise development that may end the persistent uprising that has resulted in the killing of innocent people and destruction of property worth billions of naira in the last three years in north eastern part of Nigeria, the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram whose operations have crippled the economy of Borno

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Another Islamic Sect emerges …to counter Boko Haram?

We don’t believe in killing Innocent People and Security Officials! By Tukur Mamu While it is not yet clear as at press time whether there is crisis among followers of the Jamaatu Ahlil Sunna Wal daa Wati popularly called Boko Haram, as a new video exclusively obtained by DESERT HERALD has shown the emergence of

EXCLUSIVE: Why Nigeria Remains Backward

By Simon Kolawole Even if crude oil sells for $2000 per barrel for the next 10 years, you are notlikely to see any significant difference in the quality of life and standard ofliving of ordinary Nigerians. I mean it. The healthcare system would remainlargely the same – and our rulers would continue to fly to

PDPcandidates wins Bagudo/Suru Fedederal Constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared MalamBello Kaoje of PDP as the winner of Bagudo/Suru Federal Constituency re-runelection held on Saturday. The Returning Officer, Mr Shehu Abubakar of Othman Danfodio University,Sokoto, announced that Kaoje secured 74,232 votes to beat Malam Garba Abdullahiof CPC, who scored 17527 votes. The re-run election, which held on

Shell: Ijaw Threaten Fresh attacks over $1.5bn JudgmentDebt

Ijaw leaders in Nigeria havethreatened to attack installations of Shell Petroleum Development Company ofNigeria Limited (SPDC) if the oil company fails to pay a court-ordered $1.5billion compensation to Aborigines for a 1994 oil spill. The elders, who said they were running out of patience, gave the oil giant uptill the end of April to pay

Court Jails Banker SixMonths over N12m ATM Fraud

By Wilson Uwujaren -Head, EFCC Media & Publicity A former banker with First City MonumentBank Plc (FCMB), Olajide Ogundipe, was on February 15th, 2012 sentenced to sixmonths imprisonment by a Federal High court presided by Justice Alaba Ajileyein Lokoja, Kogi State over a N12.3 million automated teller machine, ATM,fraud. Ogundipe, a cash officer with the