Nigeria’s Niger Delta to Receive US Congressional Hearing

James Butty-VOA: Nigerian Diaspora group in the United States said a committee of the US House of Representatives has agreed to hold a hearing next month on the situation in Ogoniland and the oil-rich Niger Delta region. The group, the Council of Ogoni Professionals International, also said the Congress has drafted a concurrent resolution describing […]

FOI: SERAP seeks information on Jonathan’s Assets Declaration

By Adetokunbo Mumuni A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Goodluck Jonathan asking him to “provide information on your assets declaration details between May 2007 and May 2012, and to publish widely the information on a dedicated website.” The group said “failure to […]

Maulag: “Oyibo” Girl blasts Unilag Students

PDP Chieftain Approves N20M for Scholarship Scheme

By Nwaorgu Faustinus Following the 3rd Edition of the King Amachree the XI Scholarship Scheme, Prince Tonye Princewill, a PDP Chieftain and the scion of the Kalabari Kingdom has released the sum of  N20 million for disbursement for the annual King Amachree XI Scholarship Scheme for the 2012 session. A press statement by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze stated […]

Why do Nigerian email scammers say they’re from Nigeria?

(CBS News) “Dear Sir/Madam” the emails usually begin. And then come the promises of quick money, the assurances that a royal family member will make good on the bargain (accompanied by numerous typos.) By now, everyone is familiar with “Nigerian scammers” – that brand of spam that seeks a cash investment and the promise of […]

UN Human Rights Chief Condemns Boko Haram Attacks

GENEVA -(VOANEWS) The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is condemning the recent deadly bomb attacks on churches by the radical Boko Haram group in Nigeria. High Commissioner Navi Pillay says the violent acts may amount to crimes against humanity. Over the past week, scores of people have died in a wave of violence and […]

ANOC USA to honour Jonathan, Okorocha, Imoke, others

By Ugochukwu Favour-Mayor An association made up of reputable Igbo titled men and residents in the United States of America, Association of Nze, Ozo and Chiefs, ANOC-USA, Inc., has scheduled its inaugural Induction and Award Presentation Ceremony, for Saturday, July 28, 2012. The ceremony will take place at the 2nd Floor of Hollywood Park Casino […]

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