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NNPC’s Can of Worms


How NNPC became Nigeria’s Palace of Corruption House subsidy panel indicts NNPC management, board, seeks refund of missing N1 trillion Committee recommends complete overhaul of NNPC Waste Disposal Firm Got N1.9b Fuel Subsidy Payment By OHIA ISRAEL In January this year, Nigerians from all walks of life, came out to protest the removal of fuel […]

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Exclusive: Babies for Sale!


Despite steps taken by several agencies and the federal government to stamp out child and human trafficking in the country, the illicit trade is still thriving and booming, reports Ohia Israel Babies are supposed to be gifts from God and no doubt a precious one for that matter. However, these rare and precious gifts from […]

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The Chief Servant’s Itchy Fingers


Allegations of mismanagement and misapplication of public funds have been levelled against the Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu. He has been accused of illegally approving hundreds of millions of naira for himself and other top government officials. Our Kaduna Bureau Chief, Musa Alhaji Muhammad who uncovered documents indicting the governor reports Allegations of […]

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Nigeria’s lingering Energy Crises: ‘Conspiracy of the Untouchables’


Those benefitting from the prolonged blackout in Nigeria are the same people in the corridors of power, who have even received National Awards and are believed to be above the law, writes Ohia Israel The duo of Salisu Ibrahim and Jamilu Isiaka are childhood friends. They grew up in the same environment where they were […]

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In-fighting threatens Nigeria Police


The disquiet in the Nigerian Police force over the recent skewed  promotions in the top hierarchy of the troubled force has refused to go away. Why?      By OHIA ISRAEL DESERT HERALD can confirm that all is not well within the top hierarchy of the Nigeria police as the recent recommendation for the appointment of seven […]

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The fraud that secured Dakingari’s Second Term


How PDP’s Intrigues and Aliero’s Double Standard Consumed CPC’s Guber Chances The Deal that Compromised Gari Mallam’s Political Dream Why Gov Dakingari may betray his hitherto political godfather, Aliero again By MARYAM MUSA The intimidating political gathering in Kebbi penultimate week where President Goodluck Jonathan formally gave Sa’idu Nasamu Dakingari the PDP flag thus endorsing […]

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EXCLUSIVE : Why Gov. Yakowa is Failing


It is becoming obvious that Kaduna State is doomed to fail under Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa. Reasons: There are serious crises in the state’s key sectors of education, health, public utilities and security. In less than two years Gov Yakowa has received more than one hundred billion naira allocation from the Federation Account with nothing […]

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DERIVATION DEBATE: How Northern Leaders ‘Underdeveloped’ the North


Uncompassionate capitalism championed by the greedy northern elite, who own major oil blocks in the Niger Delta, is responsible for the region’s backwardness today By Ohia Israel The debate on the justification of giving 13% derivation of Nigeria’s oil revenue to the oil rich Niger Delta states has of recent become subject of national discuss, […]

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Revealed: How NEITI Audit Uncovered Looted Billions in Diezani’s NNPC


Concerned Nigerians call for the      resignation of Diezani, Iweala and Maku for their alleged roles in the      messy oil subsidy saga Senators accused of receiving      excess largesse in dollars two weeks before the removal of fuel subsidy By OHIA ISRAEL One major worry in Nigeria today is that poverty is rising at […]

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Why The FG Under Jonathan Cannot Defeat Boko Haram


Perhaps because of greed, politics and other forms of bigotry of those in charge of security under President Jonathan, they are failing to understand the potential dangers facing the country today, writes Tukur Mamu “For many of us that are part of the military establishments the country, particularly for reasons that have to do with […]

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Mande Faru: Victim of Intelligence Failure or Boko Haram Suspect?


  By Our Correspondent … We are not aware of Mande’s arrest, says Kaduna Police PPRO Armed Mobile Police arrested my Husband, says Mande’s wife Why he was transferred to Abuja and the inability of the Police to arraign him to court 36 days after his arrest The Boko Haram insurgency and the failure of the […]

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Paralysis Grips Zamfara State Under Gov. Yari


By Israel Ohia… Lethargy and administrative limbo characterize Abdulaziz Yari’s government Zamfara State moves now a ‘welfare’ state as in Yerima’s regime Nine months after the emergence of Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari Talatan Mafara, as the successor of Mahmuda Aliyu Shinkafi of the PDP, the hope and expectation of the people of Zamfara for peoples oriented […]

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Behold The ‘Strongmen’ Of Jonathan’s Government


President Goodluck Jonathan is surrounded by “oligarchs” that are steering the wheel of his administration. Just like his predecessors, Jonathan has men and women who wield enormous powers in his government and even direct things as they deem fit. These are the men that have the ears of the President and indeed are also reportedly […]

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Katsina Politics: Desperation as PDP Loses at Appeal Court


The political atmosphere in Katsina State seems to have changed when the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna recently set aside the decision of the Katsina State National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the election of almost all the lawmakers who won the recent parliamentary election under the Congress for […]

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2015: Buhari’s Game Plan Unveiled


Like the proverbial phoenix, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has continued to execute one political resurrection after the other. Following his removal as Head of State in 1985 by the wily General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) many had thought that Buhari would never dream of occupying Aso Rock again, but he stunned all and sundry when he […]

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Monumental Oil Subsidy Fraud and Corruption at the NNPC


On Thursday December 1, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, cringed when the senate joint committee investigating the management of funds set aside for petroleum subsidy handed her a seven-day ultimatum to produce a secret forensic report on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in her custody. The audit, done for her ministry by renowned audit […]

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Farida Waziri’s Waterloo


On 23rd November, Farida Waziri, the then chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC,) was booted out of office. A Press Release issued by Reuben Abati, SA Media to the President, announced the removal of the anti-graft Czar and an immediate replacement in person of Ibrahim Lamourde who was until his appointment EFCC’s […]

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PDP’s Intra Party Politics May Consume Gov. Wamakko’s Second Term Ambition


As Party Stalwarts alleged to be acting the script of the President in the state gang up against him. This time may not be the best for Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State as party faithful in the State has written a strong worded petition to the National Headquarters of the party. In the nine […]

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PROTECTION RIGHTS OF JOURNALISTS OF AFRICA (PRJA)


PROTECTION RIGHTS OF JOURNALISTS OF AFRICA (PRJA)                                                                                                                          27th November, 2011 The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Dahiru Musdapher (GCON) Supreme Court Complex Abuja, Nigeria. Sir, Attempts by the Yobe State Government to use Kaduna Chief Magistrate, the DPP and the Nigeria Police to persecute our member (Mr. Tukur Mamu): An urgent call for […]

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Boko Haram Siege Gov. Gaidam’s Home Town For Six Hours


Barely three weeks after the complete taking over of the Yobe State capital, Damaturu for many hours in an operation that resulted to the killing over 200 people most of them Police officers and other security agents by the members of Jama’a tus Sunnah Wal Da’a Wati popularly referred to as Boko Haram and precisely […]

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Boko Haram’s Yobe Killings Expose National Security Flop


Police’s Contradiction on the Casualty figures in Yobe’s Tragedy. How Security Chiefs Struggle to Justify Wasted Billions On Security. Inside Story of Politics of Boko Haram Debacle In The Presidency. Why FG Spurned Yobe Government After Attack. The well-coordinated siege of the capital of rural Yobe State, Damaturu, penultimate week by the dreaded members of […]

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