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No Mugabe, Zimbabawe more corrupt than Nigeria, says Campbell

Robert Mugabe

Ambassador John Campbell, a great critic of Nigeria’s government has waded into the diplomatic spat between Nigeria and Zimbabwe, over President Robert Mugabe’s denigration of Nigeria as a corrupt country. Campbell, a blogger on the website of US Council on Foreign Relations, said contrary to the impression Mugabe created, Zimbabwe is worse than Nigeria as […]

Declaring our seats vacant could backfire , say Rep defectors

Nigeria's National-Assembly.

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja The 37 members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives who defected from Peoples Democratic Party ,PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC have warned that the insistence by some groups and personalities that their seats should be declared vacant could backfire. The 37 lawmakers said in a statement on Saturday that this is because […]

Nigerian students in Malaysia cry for justice

4 Nigerian students being marched to prison in Malaysia

Nigerian Students in Malaysia said they are fed up with the constant intimidation, harassment and illegal arrests carried out on them by Malaysian authorities while staffers of the Nigerian High Commission are indifferent in complete disregard of their diplomatic responsibilities of protecting them. In an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian students under […]

Parents give up on abducted school girls, Nigerian soldiers not in sight

2 soldiers at Boko Haram front: not anywhere in sight in Chibok

Parents of the remaining school girls abducted by Boko Haram gunmen on Monday in Chibok, Borno State, northeast Nigeria said they have given up their efforts to rescue their children. The parents who pooled resources to buy fuel for motor-cycles, followed the abductors tracks up till 100 kms from Chibok, but gave up following warnings […]

85 school girls still missing, 24 escape

Eighty-five of the abducted 129 school girls in Chibok, Borno State are still missing, an education official said, on the heels of the escape of 24 girls from the Sambisa Forest. “So far, we give thanks to God, for what we now have is 44 girls” who have escaped, the Borno state education commissioner, Musa […]

Nyesom Wike can’t be governor of Rivers state, says Amaechi

Amaechi:Governor of Rivers state

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said Nyesom Wike,the Supervising Minister for Education cannot hope to be his successor because both of them belong to the same ethnic group. Amaechi said the Ikwerres are morally barred from contesting the 2015 governorship election and that the contest […]

Okon Uya, ex-NECON chairman dies

Okon Uya

A former chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, during the Babangida era, Professor Okon Uya, is dead. He was aged 72. Uya, a Professor of African-American History and one-time Nigerian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Argentina, died on Thursday at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH). Uya had served as NECON chairman […]

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