Press Statement: On WikiLeaks and all that – Jonathan

The point to be made is that the accounts of meetings between President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and US diplomats are essentially third party narratives, and are largely inaccurate. The President, in those tempestuous days during which the nation tottered on the brink, held meetings, and then more meetings, with different groups, the diplomatic community inclusive. […]

Jonathan had doubts over poll bid – WikiLeaks

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan had doubts this year about whether he would stand in elections next April, saying his focus was organising credible polls, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable. The cable, obtained by WikiLeaks and published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper, says Jonathan told then-U.S. Ambassador Robin Sanders in February that he would only […]

My Name is Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. – Alexander Pope. How much can be accurately attributed to a name? Philosophers have long been of a school of thought there is more to a name than […]

Lebanese, Briton battle over Nigerian lady

A battleline has been drawn between a Lebanese and a Briton resident in Nigeria. Their quarrel is over a Nigerian lady, Juliet and her two children, who the Lebanese is laying claims to. The Romeos are really at war with each other over Juliet. The angry Lebanese, Walid Yatim, is alleging that the Briton, Mike […]

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