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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

BokoHaram kills 4, Robs Bank in MaiduguriNigeria’sBoko Haram Kills 4, Robs Bank In Borno State-Reuters Africa

Suspected members of Nigerian Islamist sectBoko Haram killed four people on Friday when they robbed a bank and stormed apolice station in northeast Borno state, a government official said. Gunmen killed two people during a raid on aUBA branch in Askira town in the early hours before attacking the local policestation, where an officer and

FGto stop funding Varsities- SGFFederalGovernment To Stop Funding Of Universities – Anyim Pius Anyim

By Segun O’Law The Federal Government has advised federaluniversities to be prepared to swim on their own, or sink. Speaking in Abuja on Thursday at afundraising dinner organized by the University of Jos, Mr. Anyim Pius Anyim,the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, called on the institutionsto generate funds independently from investors, associates and

Mali Crisis

“They’re in a position to take over territories that they would like to be free and independent from the Malian government,” she said.

The rebels’ entry into Gao was preceded by an army withdrawal from Ansogo and Bourem, after Tuareg fighters on Friday entered and seized control of the town of Kidal, 1,000km from the capital.

The

Ibori’s Corruption Trial: Letter to Thomas Gibian

By Dotun Oloko Dear Tom: Since I accused the private equity firm that you founded of corruption, fraud and money laundering, you have had me investigated; including covert surveillance, following me to my children’s school, my church, my homes in Nigeria and UK. Your investigator found me to be beyond reproach much to your chagrin.

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Bloated Senate, Empty Senators

By Sonala Olumhense                                I have heard a lot of things in my time, but I have yet to hear of a Nigerian Senator with a demonstrable commitment to Nigeria. I spend a great deal of time on the website of the Senate because it is supposed to be a ready source of information on the

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