Against all expectations, there will be no tenure extension for Governor Segun Oni of Ekiti State and other state governors whose victory was annulled by election tribunals but contested in the rerun elections and won. This indication became clearer today following a public announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that governorship election would […]


Senator Jauji Waziri, the husband of Mrs. Farida Waziri, boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commisison, EFCC, has been accused of rigging the Gombe South Senatorial Zone bye-election as senatorial candidate of PDP. The election, which Waziri won, was held on 21 August. It has been trailed by reports of rigging and other malpractices. […]

Schiphol terror suspect investigation continues

The investigation into two men from Yemen, arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Monday, is continuing on Wednesday, a spokesman for the public prosecution department told news agency ANP. The spokesman could not say how long the investigation will continue but officials will have to decide on Thursday if the men should be detained for […]


PASSENGERS may be in for a difficult time Wednesday as the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) plans to ground domestic airlines over huge debts. The airlines, under the aegis of the Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON), have vowed not to comply with the NAMA directive to pay up or be grounded. Arik Air has identified […]

Electoral Activism Or Sovereign National Conference Is The Answer, Not Another Farce Of An Election In 2011

I am writing this partly as a rejoinder to Prof Okey Ndibe’s piece, Obasanjo As Babangida’s Best Issue (http://www.saharareporters.com/column/obasanjo-babangida’s-best-issue-okey-ndibe ). I say “partly” because I am also using it as a springboard to propose what I think genuine patriots should be considering now that we have seen, writ large, the handwriting on the wall towards […]


An official of the Nigerian presidency has called on stake-holders of new media, to root out mischievous and shady elements that may want to infiltrate their noble profession. Reacting to a circulating news alert claiming that a Nigerian operated United States based on-line media organization has been hacked and possibly sabotaged. The Nigerian security goon […]

Withdraw your beggarly letters on Nigeria @ 50th

The Action Congress of Nigeria has berated the Federal Government over letters sent to 10 firms soliciting for money it needed to place advertorials on International media about Nigeria @ 50. The Director General of Nigeria @ 50 celebration, Dr. B.K Kaigama was said to have written letters to 10 multinationals operating in Nigeria to […]


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