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National Assembly Broke!!!

The National Assembly is broke, unable to meet its financial needs, it was learnt yesterday. Administrative responsibilities, such as payment of monthly salaries to lawmakers, their aides and members of staff, are not being met and the management is worried. Legislators, their aides and civil servants are yet to be paid February salaries as at yesterday. The January salary was ... Read More »

Nigeria Now Second Largest PayPal Community

With online retailers Jumia and Konga making considerable inroads in Africa’s largest economy and with the exponential growth of other online transactions, PayPal has revealed that Nigeria has already grown to become its second largest market in Africa after South Africa, less than one year after it was launched in Nigeria. Making this known, Malvina Goldfield, PayPal Head of Business ... Read More »

Jonathan Sacks Sure-P Chairman With Obasanjo Links

A major casualty of the frosty relationship between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo was recorded yesterday. Less than one week after delivering Obasanjo’s 78th birthday lecture, Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, chairman of the multibillion naira SURE-P scheme —the government’s much criticised answer to the crushing unemployment in the land— got the boot. The sack of the former Chief ... Read More »

Why Jonathan Needs Re-election-Obi

Former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi has urged the citizenry, for the sake of the nation’s unity and progress, to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan. Saying besides the facts that Jonathan had done well to merit a re-election, he added that the socio economic dynamics of the nation demanded that the South-South should be allowed to exhaust their eight years. Obi, ... Read More »

Jonathan Cannot Change The Minds of Nigerians-APC

Election-propelled acts of governance by President Goodluck Jonathan are “too little, too late” to convince Nigerians to vote for him and his party in the rescheduled polls. The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in a statement yesterday in Lagos. The statement reads: “Mr. President, you cannot undo, in six weeks, the glaring instances ... Read More »

Udom Emmanuel’s Wife Cautions Youths Against Election Violence

The adorable Wife of the Standard Bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel has warned youths in Onna not to allow themselves to be used for electoral violence in the forthcoming elections. Mrs Emmanuel who was addressing youth leaders from the political blocks of Onna in Awa Iman as part of the campaigns for support of her ... Read More »

Jonathan Is A Coward-Henry Okah

Reader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, is hitting hard at President Goodluck Jonathan from his prison cell in South Africa. Okah who was sentenced to a 24-year jail term in March 2013 for terrorism, sees the President as timid and cowardly. In a lengthy interview published by this newspaper today, the man ... Read More »

Controversy Trails Nadia Buari Twins

Until Alhaji Sidiku Buari revealed in a radio interview last Monday that his daughter, popular actress, Nadia Buari, had given birth to a set of twin girls, nobody knew what she had been up to in the last one year – not even her closest friends. An obviously proud grandfather, Alhaji Sidiku Buari said: ‘’It’s true. She brought forth twins ... Read More »

We Know Where Shekau Is

Chadian President Idriss Deby yesterday told Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau to surrender or be killed. Speaking at a news conference in N’djamena, Deby said he knew the whereabouts of the terrorist leader. “Abubakar Shekau must surrender. We know where he is. If he doesn’t give himself up, he will suffer the same fate as his compatriots. “He was in ... Read More »

APC Raises Alarm Over Plot To Blackmail Tinubu and Jega

A huge amount of money is to be stuffed into the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Attahiru Jega’s bank account. Former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be accused of making the payment, the All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged yesterday. The party said the plan was being hatched to justify the on-going campaign for Prof. Jega’s removal and ... Read More »