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FG suspends Stella Oduah projects, shelves aviation agencies’ merger

FG suspends Stella Oduah projects, shelves aviation agencies’ merger

Some projects initiated by the former Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, will be suspended, the Federal Government has said. According to the government on Monday, the suspension of the projects is due to paucity of funds to continue them as well as the mounting financial indebtedness faced by the ministry. The Supervising Minister for

Sexual predators on the prowl

BY EMMANUEL EDUKUGHO Ordinarily, rape is forcefully having sex with someone against her wish or will, especially using violence. Over 90% of predatory sex is perpetrated by males against females. To some extent, rape reflects the ambivalence, moral decadence, ethical bankruptcy, materialism, corrupt soul, widespread promiscuity and hypocrisy that have characterized Nigerians over the years.

Interior Minister Moro Offers N500,000 To Journalists To Polish Battered Image

 SaharaReporters Desperate to redeem his image in the media following Saturday’s shoddily managed recruitment test that resulted in the death of scores of applicants, Minister of Interior, Abba Moro on Thursday dangled N500,000 each before a number of journalists to clean up his image. At least 23 people died while many more sustained varying degrees

Throwing Jobs At The Bereaved: More Insult On National Injury

Dr. Peregrino Brimah One of the President’s few remaining ardent supporters, I think it was Bafarawa, said ‘Jonathan is still learning.’ This was an admission of incapacity for sure but was not a reassuring and actually accurate statement, as evidence proves. What is the evidence that the President is learning… what precisely is he learning?

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Street Martyrs

By Jennifer Kaja On the 5th of December 2013 a video went viral. In the video, two women were seen being beaten, sodomised and tortured by a group of men for stealing pepper. Videos like these are not uncommon on our social network sites, and my usual reaction to this is not to watch them.

CONFERENCE ON JOURNALISM: CORRUPTION HAS INFILTRATED MEDIA EXECUTIVES IN NIGERIA- TUKUR MAMU

JUDGE HANDLING MAMU’S CASE HAS CORRUPTION HISTORY- PRJA In a paper he presented today which attracted a standing ovation and wide sympathy from participants at today’s international conference on “Journalism & Challenges of News Reportin in Africa” at Cape Town, South Africa, DESERT HERALD Publisher, Tukur MAMU said the challenges of balanced & unbiased reporting

Ending the rain of bombs and flow of Blood

BY KAYODE KOMOLAFE If there was anyone who needed to be convinced that the Boko Haram insurgency is a national problem, the raid on the hideouts of suspected members of the group in Lagos should be enough proof. The worrisome development in Lagos has further reinforced the proposition that the government should be supported by

How our Publisher, Mal Tukur Mamu Escapes Assassination Attempt

On Friday 22nd March, 2013 gunmen numbering four invaded the corporate headquarters’ of Fuza Communication Services Limited, publishers of DESERT HERALD Newspaper and Magazine at No.2A Marnona Road, Unguwan Sarki, Kaduna at about 5:15pm. The target of the assassins as demonstrated by them is the publisher, Tukur Mamu. They threatened the securityman at the main

Ansaru: The rise of a new Militant Group in Nigeria!

BY MATTHEW BEY AND SIM TACK In the past week, 14 foreigners have been kidnapped in northern Nigeria and Cameroun in two separate attacks. No group has claimed responsibility for the second attack, which occurred Feb. 19 in Cameroun, but the location is adjacent to Boko Haram’s core territory in northeast Nigeria. Ansaru, a splinter

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