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The Jonathan Police Force

•Cops as battle axe

With its unfettered crackdown on the opponents of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigeria Police is making a passable imitation of a whip in the President’s hand Apart from allegations of partisanship by a section of the country in the 2001  ethno-religious crisis in Jos, Mohammed Dikko Abubakar’s appointment as the 15th indigenous Inspector-General of  Police, […]

Oduah Should Honour Reps Invitation

Stella Oduah:  a new Oduahgate

The Nigerian House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has again invited Ms. Stella Oduah, Minister of Aviation, to appear before it on Tuesday 29 October over the BMW car scandal rocking her ministry. She should no longer give excuses. She should honour the lawmakers’ invitation. Oduah, who is with President Goodluck Jonathan in Israel, failed […]

Awolowo Foundation Backs National Confab

The Obafemi Awolowo Foundation, Monday, in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, backed President Goodluck Jonathan’s proposal for convocation of a national conference of ethnic nationalities. The Foundation, during its Executive Leadership Seminar, which was chaired by former Foreign Affairs Minister, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, deliberated on the issue and made recommendations accordingly. In a communiqué it issued, the […]

Jonathan: ‘I won’t declare my re-election plan now’

Jonathan: 2015 declaration to wait

EROMOSELE EBHOMELE Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday evening declared that he was not going to make any categorical statement about his perceived ambition for a second term in office. The President, who made this position known during a media chat, said it was illegal for him or any governor to declare intention to re-contest […]

Dance Of The Penguin

Ademola Adegbamigbe

By Ademola Adegbamigbe Any country that wants to be great technologically and economically cannot afford to joke with university education. The way the Goodluck Jonathan administration is handling the conflict between government and university lecturers shows that Nigeria, in its quest for development, engages in the dance of the penguin–one step forward, two backward. As […]

A Replay Of Yar’Adua Saga

•The late Yar'Adua

With yesterday’s arrival of ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State in the country after 10 months of medical treatment in hospitals in Germany and the United States, the nation is about to witness another sordid replay of the President Umaru Yar’Adua saga during which the nation was treated to a drama of the absurd […]

Her Excellency, Madam President


By Chido Onumah If there was any doubt that she is in charge of the country, it was dispelled with what could easily pass as a “presidential address” by Her Excellency, Dame (Dr) Patience Faka Jonathan (PFJ). I take issue with the way the First Lady of the Federal Republic has carried herself since a […]

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