Mixed Legacies of Jonathan Ministers

As long as their tenure lasted they were the backbone of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration; their successes and their failures are what Nigerians are left with as they the new administration of General Muhammadu Buhari, president-elect takes over on May 29, to improve on

A Nation in Darkness

Nigerians are suffering so much hardship because of the epileptic power supply in the country which worsened after the privatisation of the sector by the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan …

Looming Crisis over Unpaid Salaries

As the new central government comes in on May 29, one of the crisis that is likely to get its attention is unpaid salaries and pensions which has been causing agitations in many states of the federation …

Keshi Smiles at Last

The Nigeria Football Federation gives Stephen Keshi another two-year contract to coach the Super Eagles …

Birthdays

Anthony Suleiman Momoh, lawyer, journalist and administrator, 76, April 27. Born in Auchi, Edo State, he was educated at Government School, Okpe, Edo State, 1949-1954; Anglican School, Okpe, Edo State, 1954; Provincial Teacher’s Training College, Abudu, Edo State, 1956-1957 …

Guber Race: PDP, APC in Epic Battle #Nigeriadecides

A tough contest is expected among political parties as Nigerian voters elect new governors in 29 states of the federation on April 11 although the All Progressives Congress appears to have an upper hand against the ruling Peoples Democratic Party because of its victory at the presidential poll on March …

Mo Ibrahim Prize’s Idea for Jonathan #Nigeriadecides

THE statesmanlike disposition of President Goodluck Jonathan in conceding defeat to the General Muhammadu Buhari, president elect, in the March 28, presidential election, has earned President Goodluck Jonathan the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, MIF, prize for African Leadership. According to a …

Nigeria to be HIV/AIDS Free By 2030

Nigeria is likely to record a zero incidence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome by 2030 as the prevalence rate of the disease has been declining in the last three years …

TB Joshua to Appear before Coroner Inquest

An Ikeja High Court has dismissed T.B Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations’ case seeking to prevent him from appearing before the coroner’s inquest into his collapsed church building which killed 116 people for lack of merit. Ironically, a group has also acknowledges the cleric as one …

Jonathan’s Tough Talk

ON New Year day, President Goodluck Jonathan addresses the citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in a tough and decisive posture, and promises to notch development of infrastructure, economy through well-articulated policies, reduce poverty, curb deteriorating security situation in the country. He …

Events of the Year: Scandals

AS usual, Nigeria had its own share of scandals in the year 2014. One of the darkest periods in the history of the country was the wave of cold-blooded killings and kidnappings of civilians by Islamist militants, who until end of the year, were still holding hostage more than 200 schoolgirls whom they …

Big Winners, Big Losers

THE year 2014 recorded a lot of big time winners and losers in all sectors in the country starting with politics, socio-economic, and so on. President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari were winners in the year as they emerged as the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, …

What Igbos Lost to Jonathan

Professor Anya O. Anya, former director general, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, NESG, who has made worthy contributions to the development of Nigeria. He has chaired many committees who made many recommendations to uplift the country. He was a member of the presidential panel on …

Jonathan, Buhari in Presidential Race

The picture of what the presidential contest is going to look like next year is now clearer with the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress electing President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, former head of state, as their presidential candidates, respectively on Thursday, …

PDP Governorship Ticket Intrigues

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party elects candidates for the governorship elections amid protests, but the biggest losers appear to be former ministers who left the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to contest the party primaries filled with intrigues …

Hurdles Before Ministers turned Governorship Aspirants

On Wednesday, October 15, seven ministers resigned their appointments from the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan to pursue their political and personal ambition to become governors of their respective states, but some of them are actually going to end up chasing the shadow …