Nigeria wants UN backing for force in Ivory Coast – Reuters

Nigeria wants U.N. backing for military intervention in Ivory Coast to prevent it slipping into a civil war that could destabilise the West African region, Foreign Minister Odein Ajumogobia said on Monday. West African bloc ECOWAS, which has threatened the use of force in Ivory Coast to push incumbent Laurent Gbagbo from power, needs “unequivocal […]

ACN, CPC – An Unholy Alliance

               By Chinweuba Beluchukwu It is difficult not to be concerned about the topsy-turvy alliance talk between Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). This concern stems from the realization that the 2011 election is the opposition’s to lose. But whether the opposition, particularly the […]

Gani’s chambers, end of an era

The information that the popular Gani Fawehinmi Chambers is to wind up is generating mixed reactions among stakeholders, who express surprise that the edifice, which represents a lasting legacy, is about becoming history, writes TONY AMOKEODO WHEN the news filtered to the general public that the popular chambers of the late legal luminary, Chief Gani […]

NYSC members threaten boycott

The ongoing voter registration may suffer setbacks in some parts of Lagos State as National Youth Service Corps members engaged by the Independent National Electoral Commission threatened on Sunday to boycott the exercise on Monday (today). The News Agency of Nigeria reports on Sunday in Lagos that the planned action was to press home the […]

TOKTEN: Nigerian experts return to fix critical economic sectors

By Mark Mayah and Adeola Yusuf , Lagos Some 900 Nigerian professionals living abroad have agreed to return home to provide technical assistance in the critical sectors of the economy, including power. They are expected to arrive by February 24 to participate in a consultancy scheme jointly organised by the government and the United Nations […]

Yaradua Rejected a second kidney transplant – Wikileaks

Late President Umaru Yar’Adua had a kidney transplant in 2002 while still a Katsina State governor but avoided having another one while he was president over fears it would cause unrest, according to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. The cables suggested Nigeria’s top power brokers in its ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) knew about Yar’Adua’s […]

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