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Jonathan Lauds YouWin, Says Programme Created 26,000 Direct Jobs

By Ndubuisi Francis President Goodluck Jonathan has reaffirmed his administration’s resolve to vigorously confront the growing unemployment rate among the youth population in the country, disclosing that the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN) programme has so far created [...]

November 26, 2013 What the papers say
How independent is Nigeria? Nigerians speak

How independent is Nigeria? – Here is what Nigerians have to say

Although, no country can be an island on its own, yet Nigeria, since independence, seems to be wallowing in underdevelopment. The Nigerian Tribune conducted an opinion poll, asking Nigerians if truly the country is independent.Doyin Adeoye brings the responses. Isa Busari: Nigeria [...]

October 1, 2013 What the papers say
Impunity is Nigeria, By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

Bamidele Upfront: Impunity is Nigeria, By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú Nigeria stands on a strong tripod of mediocrity, impunity and corruption. It is the best country on the planet adept at making laws as easily as it breaks them with as little effort and with greater impunity. Last [...]

September 24, 2013 What the papers say
Police stop pro-Bamidele rally in Ekiti

Police stop pro-Bamidele rally in Ekiti

MUYIWA ADEYEMI (HEAD, SOUTH WEST BUREAU) AND SEYE OLUMIDE, ADO EKITI   EKITI State police command yesterday disrupted a political rally organised by a member of House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele, to declare his intention to contest the governorship seat [...]

September 20, 2013 What the papers say

Nigeria in the eyes of a Briton

A British journalist, David Hayward, who visited Nigeria, captures his impressions about the country.   Earlier this year, I was approached to do some media consultancy in Nigeria. I’d just left the BBC after 18 years, to set up my [...]

September 17, 2013 What the papers say
Police IG Remarries In Stylish Wedding

Police IG Remarries In Stylish Wedding

Many dignitaries, including Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, multi-billionaire industrialist, Aliko Dangote, and state governors, on Thursday, graced the wedding of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, and Zarha Bunu in Abuja. The wedding (fatiha) which took [...]

September 15, 2013 What the papers say

Top 21 richest Nigerians based on the value of their shares held in quoted companies – Forbes

Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Femi Otedola and few others have made the Forbes list of the richest people in the world.   Forbes also reviewed the top 21 richest Nigerians based on the value of their shares held in quoted [...]

September 14, 2013 What the papers say

How Ex-gov. Segun Agagu Mysteriously Died

The death of the immediate past governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Agagu is such that can be described as shocking and sudden. A very sad one.   Agagu who had returned from the US on Thursday, reportedly slumped in Ikoyi, [...]

September 14, 2013 What the papers say

Makoko: Lagos Slum With Bulging Teenage Pregnancies

The rate of teenage pregnancies in Makoko is still one of the major problems facing the predominantly riverine community, writes ARUKAINO UMUKORO On a rainy day in October 2012, 21-year-old Leah Ahonsu, fell into a deep slumber she would have [...]

September 8, 2013 What the papers say

CBN Governor Turbans His Wife Giwar Danmaje

CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Sunday installed his wife, Sadiya Lamido as Giwar Danmaje to commemorate the silver jubilee of their marriage.   CBN Gov turbaned his wife Giwar Danmaje is a news article from: Vanguard News CBN governor, Sanusi [...]

August 11, 2013 What the papers say
rumble in the north

Rumble In The NORTH – By Gimba Kakanda.

This title takes me back to the last years of 1990s, to those days we used to gather in our Big Man neighbour’s living room for communal viewing of the movie “Rumble in the Bronx”. We would laugh our hearts [...]

August 3, 2013 What the papers say
Pastor, 4 others perish in ghastly motor accident

Pastor, 4 others perish in ghastly motor accident

Pastor, 4 others perish in ghastly motor accident – A ghastly motor accident has claimed the lives of a pastor who was burnt to death and four others along Ibusa-Ogwashi-Uku,   while the wife of the pastor is presently hospitalized. Our [...]

July 20, 2013 Incidents, What the papers say
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Call Emergency Numbers Whenever In Distress, Fashola Tells Lagos NYSC Members

Governor Babtunde Fashola of Lagos State on Tuesday urged corps members in the state to call emergency help lines whenever they were in distress.   Mr. Fashola spoke at the closing ceremony of the three-week orientation programme for the 2013 [...]

July 17, 2013 What the papers say

UK, Sagay, others kick against Al-Bashir’s presence in Nigeria

By Innocent Anaba & DAPO AKINREFON The question of whether Nigeria should arrest and hand over President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan, who arrived Nigeria on Sunday for an African Union, AU, Summit on HIV/AIDS, has sharply divided Nigerians, with Professor [...]

July 16, 2013 What the papers say
freedom of Press

Independence Of Nigerians Will Cease Without The Media – Amuka

Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Sam Amuka, yesterday said unless drastic action is taken by stakeholders in the media industry, the freedom of Nigerians may be curtailed due to government censorship.   Speaking as distinguished chairman at a programme organised [...]

July 6, 2013 What the papers say
Nigeria Ruling Elite

Nigeria: The Spiritual Poverty of Nigeria’s Ruling Elite BY DOUGLAS ANELE

One fundamental point that emerges from our discourse on criticism and the growth of democracy in Nigeria is that the ruling class does not really care about the wellbeing of ordinary Nigerians who have been enduring manmade hardships occasioned by [...]

June 24, 2013 What the papers say
Aso Rock

STATE OF THE NATION: We must halt descent into anarchy

BY CLIFFORD NDUJIHE Several eminent Nigerians recently dissected the state of the nation and returned a grim verdict: Nigeria is on the brink of implosion and urgent actions are needed to halt the drift. Leading Nigerians who shared this view [...]

June 22, 2013 What the papers say

I’m not a fraudster, says ex-Lagos deputy gov BY GBENRO ADEOYE

Former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, has maintained that she is innocent of the allegation of fraud levelled against her and her son, Samson. In a statement made available to Saturday PUNCH on Thursday, Ojikutu denied that she and Samson [...]

June 22, 2013 What the papers say

Terrorism: Boko Haram declares war on Borno and Yobe youth, kill 22 in renewed attacks

Members of the Boko Haram were reported to have come out of hiding last week to attack more people, most recently at Alau Dam, on the outskirts of Maiduguri where 13 were murdered bring the death toll in three days [...]

June 20, 2013 What the papers say

Japheth Omojuwa: Citizenship participation is a necessity in the fight against corruption

Corruption will continue to grow in size and effect as long as citizens remain detached from fighting it. I am a believer in the power of technology as a tool to fight corruption. Corruption has been with Nigeria for a [...]

June 19, 2013 What the papers say

Obasanjo To Lead Events At Afreximbank’s 20th Anniversary

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will from June 19 to 21 lead events to mark African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) 20th anniversary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to the bank. In a statement on Wednesday in LagosT, the bank said Prime Minister [...]

June 5, 2013 What the papers say

How Nigerian Filling Stations Cheat Customers – EXPOSED

Petroleum marketers’ have resulted to disreputable activities that are taking a toll on end-users. They have adjusted meters at the pump to show more liters than have been in fact filled in a vehicle’s tank. For instance, when a motorist [...]

June 2, 2013 What the papers say

Boko Haram must be defeated at all costs – Jonathan Goodluck

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the excesses of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, must be curbed, not minding what it would cost the government. [viralpullquote ]President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the excesses of the violent Islamic sect, [...]

May 27, 2013 What the papers say

Turkey Behind Syrian Crisis –Envoy

In this interview the Charge D’ Affaires of the Republic of Syria, Dr. Abdul-Hamid Salloum, explains the relationship between Nigeria and his country, and the current crisis in Syria What is the level of bilateral relations between Nigeria and your [...]

May 27, 2013 What the papers say

Firearms shipment: 15 Russians for re-arraignment

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday fixed June 18 for the re-arraignment of 15 Russians charged with unlawful importation of arms into Nigeria. Justice James Tsoho, who took over the case from Justice Okechukwu Okeke, adjourned the [...]

May 14, 2013 What the papers say

Private jets used to smuggle cash, fugitives – FG BY OYETUNJI ABIOYE

The Federal Government on Sunday said illegal consignments and cash in local and foreign currencies were being smuggled on daily basis in and out of the country aboard private jets. It also said some persons that securities agencies had declared [...]

May 13, 2013 What the papers say

Pastor Okotie’s Lawyer Fumes About Online Reports As Judge Rejects Church Pianist’s Request

A Lagos magistrate court rejected a plea byan ex-pianist at Reverend Chris Okotie’s Ikeja-based Household of God Church to summon the controversial pastor for submission of a closed circuit TV recording of an alleged assault by the pianist. The accused, [...]

May 12, 2013 Law, What the papers say

13,000 Job Seekers Register With LASG

13,000 Job Seekers Register With LASG – No fewer than 13,116 job seekers have been registered in the Lagos State online data bank.   The program is designed to capture the details of unemployed residents of the state and their [...]

May 8, 2013 What the papers say