40,000 Nigerian Women found in Mali “Slave Camps”

Up to 40,000 Nigerian girls are being forced to work as prostitutes in Mali “slave camps”, Nigerian officials have said. The girls have often been promised jobs in Europe but ended up in brothels in the capital or mining towns, said the government’s anti-trafficking agency. The brothels are run by older Nigerian women who prevent […]

Nigeria @ 50 –A Blessing or Curse?

Nigeria’s oil and gas industry is still characterised by corruption and lack of visionary leadership. Both have prevented successive leaders from utilising the oil wealth for the development of the country By RAYMOND MORDI There is a lot of fanfare around Nigeria’s oil and gas industry at the moment. From the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill, […]

Nigeria @ 50 Quote.

“How do you expect these policemen, especially the one with a bag of rice shamelessly on his head, to be the custodian of safety, security and fairness in society.Can someone please tell me what Mrs Jonathan does for a living.From what account did the money to purchase the rice come?”

President tells N/Assembly:I want my ministers, aides as delegates

In a move widely seen in political circles as aimed at enhancing his chances of clinching the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday proposed an amendment to the Electoral Act that will allow political appointees and elected officials to vote as delegates during political parties’ conventions. The amendment would […]

Central Bank to Redesign the Naira

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has revealed plans to redesign the country’s currency on a day President Goodluck Jonathan lauded the regulator’s banking reform. Sanusi, who spoke at the official launch of the N50 note and gold coins golden jubilee commemorative currencies in Abuja yesterday, hinged the decision […]

Erastus Akingbola’s Petition Fingers Bukola Saraki, Alabi, and Sanusi

The Honourable Attorney-General & Minister Of Justice Attorney-General’s Chambers Federal Ministry Of Justice, Abuja. Dear Sir: 1. About two and a half years ago, Dr. Bukola Saraki requested that we merge Societe Generale with Intercontinental Bank (IB) Plc. We conducted a due diligence exercise and noticed N30bn negative capital – so the board of IB […]

Jonathan’s declaration puts some governors at risk

The declaration for next year’s presidential race by Goodluck Jonathan seems to have created some obstacles for some serving governors. Jonathan’s declaration has shown that zoning has been jettisoned in Nigeria’s democracy. This definitely would transcend all levels of governance where majority would now carry the vote. Therefore, those governors who are occupying their seats […]

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