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Culprits of Subsidy Regime Will Not Be Spared – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan said that those indicted in the report of the House of Representatives Committee that investigated the implementation of the subsidy regime in Nigeria will be punished.  He vowed that no one will be spared. The House, which called for the prosecution of former PPPRA boss, Ahmadu Ali, over his alleged role in […]

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Corruption and Non Performance: Can Governor Yari Transform Zamfara State?


By IFEANYI CHUKWU NWANNAH Sixteen years after creation, Zamfara State still remains a traditional rural State due to some lapses, gross non-performance and corruption by virtually all the previous administrations of the state. In this analysis, IFEANYI CHUKWUNWANNAH take a peep at the state and the impediment that deters the progress and revealed that democracy […]

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Nigeria And Tribalism


By ABBA A. MOHAMMAD Nigeria, officially the Federal republic of Nigeria, is a constitutional Federal Republic comprising 36 states and its federal capital territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east and Niger Republic in the North. […]

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Why Aviation Industry nose-dived Corrupt Ministers to blame


By OHIA ISREAL The Aviation industry in Nigeria, today have witnessed a lot of scandals and fraud which has placed it under this shape of comatose. A lot that has happened in the industry has accounted for the of lack of growth in the sector. The sector has become substandard. Though the current administration of […]

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Injustice in Corruption Cases:Plot to Support or Sabotage Jonathan?


By OHIA ISRAEL In Nigeria today corruption cases involving public office holders have continued to be thwarted by the powers-that-be. Our investigations revealed that a carefully coordinated plot by the presidency and top echelon of the government is being anchored to sabotage the Goodluck Jonathan administration. The brains behind the plot are throwing spanners in […]

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Nasarawa Lawmakers on War Path


…Over Bribery and Diversion of N48m by Principal Officers By RABI’U DOGARA OMAKU If the sharp practices allegedly being perpetrated by members of the Nasarawa state house of assembly currently is anything to go by, then the fight against corruption in the state is a big joke. There were growing allegations that the Nasarawa lawmakers […]

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Community sacks Cleric, Razes Church over Snake’s killing


He killed our sacred snake – Eze Two-week-old baby, others missing Car, property worth millions destroyed No, it’s a false allegation, says Cleric By GODDY OSUJI   Angry villagers in Akaeze, a community in Ivo Local Government area of Ebonyi State on March 17 expelled the priest in-charge of the Anglican Pentecostal Church in the […]

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Ex-Yobe SSG Narrowly Escapes Boko Haram Attack


By OUR CORRESPONDENT Our target is Ba’aba and all those Northern Politicians that looted at the expense of the poor, says Boko Haram Spokesman In a teleconference with DESERT HERALD last week, the self styled spokesman of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abu Qaqa, exclusively told this paper that it was their men that visited […]

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World Bank Presidency: Hats off to Ngozi


When economists from the World Bank visit poor countries to dispense cash and advice, they routinely tell governments to reject cronyism and fill each important job with the best candidate available. It is good advice. The World Bank should take it. In appointing its next president, the bank’s board should reject the nominee of its […]

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Egypt’s Brotherhood fields Presidential Candidate


By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Associated Press  Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, in control of almost half the seats in parliament, announced on Saturday it was fielding its own presidential candidate. It was a reversal of an earlier decision to stay out of the race and could put the group on a collision course with the nation’s ruling […]

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2015: North can’t stop Jonathan– Clark


• Defends Tompolo’s maritime security contract By Daniel Alabrah Ijaw national leader and First Republic Information Minister, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, at the weekend replied northern leaders threatening fire and brimstone if President Goodluck Jonathan contests again in 2015. The octogenarian elder statesman insisted that it is only the Nigerian people that can decide the […]

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Emperor Suswam “Colonises” Benue


As Violence, Corruption, Squandermania Reign Supreme. For Gabriel Suswam, these are certainly not the best of times. Indeed, since he mounted the saddle as Governor of Benue State way back in 2007, never has he been assailed by multiple problems at the same time as he now faces. These include allegations that he had forged […]

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‘You Have The Watches, We Have The Time’


Afghanistan: Ten Years Of War In A Land Where Your Enemy Will Fight You Forever. By SAMI YOUSAFZAI and RON MOREAU Hold up at a mud-brick house in eastern Afghanistan’s mountainous Paktika province, 28-year-old Mujahid Rahman says he can’t remember how long he’s been battling the Americans. Seven or eight years is his best guess. […]

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