MINISTERS TURN US INTO PROTOCOL OFFICERS – OKOJIE

Ministers have turned Director-Generals and the heads of various government parastatals under them idle by turning them into protocol officers, Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Prof. Julius Okojie said in Abuja yesterday. Explaining why he came late to an event organised by NUC and the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) in […]

World Cup 2010: President Joathan suspends Super Eagles.

Nigeria’s president has suspended his nation’s football team from international competition for two years after a poor showing at the World Cup. Special presidential adviser Ima Niboro told reporters the decision by Goodluck Jonathan will “enable Nigeria to reorganise its football”. The Nigerian Football Federation is to be dissolved and an interim board appointed, the […]

2011: JONATHAN JOINS FACEBOOK.

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday joined the popular global social network, Facebook, in line with his earlier promise to broaden his outreach with Nigerians. The president joined with the name ‘Goodluck Jonathan’, and received thousands of requests by those wanting to link up with him, following which he confirmed over 5,000 requests and immediately began interacting […]

Kalu’s Brother, Mascot, Quits Orji’s Govt

Lawmakers in Abia State passed a vote of confidence in Governor Theodore Orji on Tuesday, the day after he ditched the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) over his conflict with its Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman, Orji Uzor Kalu, his predecessor who wants to remain the power broker. In the mix in the intrigue was the […]

EYIBO: ABUJA COURT MAKES U- TURN.

An Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday set aside its earlier order ejecting Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Information, Eseme Eyiboh, from possession of his house in Area II, Garki, Abuja. In his ruling, Justice Othman Musa said the latest decision of the court had set aside all orders made pursuant to […]

UK apologises to Nigeria

Britain on Tuesday apologised to Nigeria over the invasion of the home of its diplomat under the pretext of searching for drugs. The incident occurred on June 18 when detectives from the Scotland Yard raided the house where they thought Indian hemp was being produced. The detectives said they were deceived in carrying out the […]

OKONJO-IWEALA,SANUSI,ETTEH, OTHERS BAG NATIONAL HONOURS

Former Finance Minister and World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as well as Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi are among 186 Nigerians to be conferred with the 2009 National Honours Award just approved by President Goodluck Jonathan. While Wayas will get the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) award, Sanusi will […]

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