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Nigeria still high in corruption ranking – ICPC chairman

– The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) Ekpo Nta has said that Nigerian is still ranked high in corruption – Nta said Nigeria occupied the 26th position in the 2015 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index Nta’s revelation comes almost two years since the …

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What Nigerians stand to gain from Trump’s presidency – former Ambassador

– A former ambassador to Australia has encouraged Nigerians to embrace Donald Trump’s presidency – According to him, Trump administration will help to refund stolen funds stashed in America by Nigerian political looters A former Nigerian ambassador to Australia Adegboyega Ariyo has urged Nigerians to expect positive things from Donald …

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Opinion: A misguided tour and the plight of Boko Haram victims

Editor’s note: The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group co-convener, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, recently paid a visit to Sambisa forest. The Ministers of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the Chief of Air Staff, AVM Sadique Abubakar and selected journalists from local and foreign media also …

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Freedom foundation shares inspiring rehabilitation stories with ‘my lagos diaries’ series

A first hand first-hand experience documentary detailing challenges of people battle drug addiction is set to berth on TV screens. The documentary, produced by a faith based nonprofit organization of the House of Freedom exposes the drug life of people in impoverished communities including but not limited to Ejigbo, Ijora, …

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Bishop Oyedepo under fire for allegedly inciting violence

Condemnation has trailed comments credited to the founder and presiding bishop of the Faith Tabernacle, Bishop David Oyedepo, calling on God to split Nigeria if it pleases Him. The Bishop during a ministration on Sunday, January 8, in Otta, headquarters of his ministry, reportedly rained down curses on those promoting …

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National Assembly debate on allowing Jammeh to stay in Nigeria

– House of representatives member Sani Zoro has moved a motion for Nigeria to allow outgoing Gambia president Yahya Jammeh to come and live in Nigeria after leaving power – Zoro said the motion would help Nigeria avert a looming political crisis in Gambia after Jammeh threatened to stay in …

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BIAFRA COURT UPDATE-MASQUERADE TO TESTIFY IN SECRETE TRIAL; NNAMDI KANU FLAMES UP

PLOT TO JAIL NNAMDI KANU BY USING MASQUERADES TO TESTIFY IN SECRETE TRIAL RESISTED. THIS IS INJUSTICE! NNAMDI KANU EXPLODES FROM WITNESS BOX The trial Judge was quick to rule that there would be a secret trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra; a move that opposes natural …

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Kelvin Adegbenga: It is glaring Bishop Matthew Kukah is supporting corruption

When I read in the news of Bishop Matthew Kukah telling President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility, I asked my colleagues covering the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigerian (CBCN) in Akure, what kind of food did Matthew Kukah took before addressing them. Matthew Kukah reminded President Buhari that “Nigerians knew …

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Dr. Omede Idris: Why Igala Kingdom will remain undeveloped

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE FRONTS: IGALA LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY, A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY DR OMEDE IDRIS, TO IGALA ASSOCIATION, U.S.A, AT BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS ON 3rdSEPTEMBER, 2016 DURING THE 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Introduction It is my great pleasure to be invited to serve as the keynote speaker at …

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Jude Ndukwe: Ishaq Akintola and the blindness of an Islamic Scholar

The recent interview granted The Punch by one Professor Ishaq Akintola titled “We want Fridays work-free for Muslims” wherein among other things he acerbically nay needlessly criticized the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria over their stand on issues affecting Christians and Christianity in Nigeria, including the surreptitious attempts …

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Inibehe Effiong: Reported release of Kabiru Sokoto – hatred for President Buhari taken too far

There have been malicious, unsubstantiated and wicked insinuations and reports on social media and on various online medium that President Muhammadu Buhari has “released” convicted Boko Haram kingpin, Kabiru Dikko, alias Kabiru Sokoto. The insinuation became rife due to the reticence of the presidency over the matter. It was further …

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Yushau Shuaib: A reply to Osinbajo’s attack on previous administration’s Counter-Insurgency Campaign

The Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria is not just an ordinary person. Professor Yemi Osinbajo is an accomplished scholar, award-winning legal practitioner, a respected Church Pastor and man of seeming impeccable character. He and his family have displayed enviable character of humility and simplicity. As the second most …

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Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo: Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s economic recession – matters arising

There is this anecdote in Igboland about the grasshopper and the bird called “Okpoko”, a mysterious bird reputed for its queer ways. Okpoko is a noisy predatory bird. She rarely catches her preys because her noisy approach always warns her victims in advance and they scamper for safety at her …

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