The Budget Conundrum (3) – Implementation or Utilization? By Nasir El-Rufai
“For now, the Vision 20:2020 and Transformation Agenda are nothing but slogans, without clear plans and programmes with the zero-implementation process on ground”
Adamawa Polytechnic dismisses 2 lecturers for misconduct
The Head of the Business Administration department and a lecturer have been dismissed for altering the results of over 100 students.
Don Jazzy, Tonto Dikeh, Rukky Sanda donate to cancer victim
Nollywood actresses, Tonto Dikeh and Rukky Sanda have both donated the sum of N1M to cancer patient Funmi Lawal, whose plight was recently brought to the fore after it was published online. Their gesture comes a day after Marvin Records boss, Don Jazzy parted with N2million for the same cause. Although the producer made a […]
Tega and Edward evicted from MTN Project Fame 2012
Christabel Abiodun Tega Apochi and Edward Wright have become the first set of contestants to be evicted from the on-going, Project Fame reality show. They were both chosen after an elimination show held on Sunday, which began with group performances from all the participants. While the Female contestants performed an ensemble of En Vogue’s Don’t Let […]
Jonathan hits hard at Nigerian media, says they’re unreliable, politicised
By Ini Ekott President Goodluck Jonathan issued a damning verdict on the Nigerian media Wednesday, portraying the industry as a highly politicized and unreliable establishment that has lost his administration’s trust as an independent and fair assessor of government’s performance. Mr. Jonathan’s blistering remarks came at the signing of a new performance assessment procedure for […]
JTF intercept ‘deadliest’ bomb laden vehicle in Maiduguri
The JTF said if they car had reached its targets destination, the casualties would have been high.
Aregbesola’s free rail transportation grounded our businesses- Commercial drivers
Ironically, the governor of Osun State’s effort at goodwill stalls the livelihood of commercial drivers in the state.
Atlantic Ocean surge: Tourists boycott Lagos beaches
The Bar Beach, usually full on public holidays, was a shadow of itself.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, dies of infection
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, who led the East African nation for more than 20 years, has died after months of illness, the government says. Mr. Meles died in a hospital abroad where he was treated for an undisclosed infection, the country’s council of ministers said in statement on Tuesday. He was 57 years old. He is the […]
Environment Ministry predicts more flood in 23 states, in seven days
There will be heavy rainfall which might cause flooding in 23 states across the country.
Nigeria’s $5bn external debt not hurting economy – Maku
Labaran Maku, Nigeria’s information minister holds that Nigeria’s economy is unshaken by its foreign debts.
Falconets begins world cup campaign well, beat Korea 2-0
Nigeria’s U-20 Women National Team, the Falconets, on Sunday defeated Korea Republic 2-0 to start its World Cup campaign. This is contained in a statement signed by the Media Officer, Ejiro Femi-Babafemi, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. It said that the two goals in both halves from Ngozi Okobi and […]
The Contribution of Muslim Leaders to Insecurity in Nigeria By Aliyu U. Tilde
At a joint meeting between the Special Task Force (STF) and representatives of Muslim communities of Jos and Barikin Ladi in Plateau State, the Muslims yielded to the appeal by the STF not to pray at their usual Eid praying ground at Barikin Ladi. A day earlier, the Izala group has also acquiesced to pressure […]
One dead, 15 missing as Atlantic Ocean surge sack Lagos beach
One person has been confirmed dead after the Atlantic Ocean charged into Kuramo Beach in Lagos. The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed the death, saying 15 others are still missing in the incident. More details to follow.
At 66, Pakistan stays ahead of Nigeria in growth and troubles
With a number of key Nigerian officials in attendance, Pakistanis in this country popped wine and clinked glasses on Tuesday, celebrating the Asian country’s 66th Independence anniversary.