Daily Archives: December 8, 2012

COVER abdulsalami

Northern political leaders and traditional rulers have resolved to work tirelessly to bring the deadly activities of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram to an end in the North before the dawn of 2015 presidential elections in order for a northern candidate to have a smooth ride to the presidency.

Oriental News gowon estate

Peter Uwem, 69-year-old retired police officer, looked very disturbed as he made to settle into the plastic chair in front of his apartment that hot Tuesday afternoon. His frustration is far from feelings that come with old age or retirement. It is the dilapidating state of their block and several others around it on 31

TSWeekend bianca N children

It has been a week since the will of the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, was presented. The will was read by the Chief Registrar of the Enugu High Court, Dennis Ekoh and was witnessed by Bianca, the Ikemba’s first cousin, Val Nwosu and Mike Ejemba.

Entertainment Jolandi Rust

Adventure is out there, it’s heading our way So grab your scarf and goggles, let’s fly! I’ve mapped out our journey; we’re up here to stay. A sunset is our home. A moonbeam we will own. My Spirit of Adventure is you! So goes a track in Michael Giacchino‘s album entitled, The Spirit of Adventure,

COVER court-order

Four persons yesterday paid the price for kidnapping the father of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa represent Delta North Senatorial district, Pa Arthur Okowa, as they were sentenced to 45 years imprisonment with hard labour by the state High Court sitting in Owa-Oyibo in Ika North East Local Government Area.

COVER enebeli elebuwa

The Nigeria film industry, popularly called Nollywood, could pass for a place visited by angel of death. Like Egypt, during the days of the plague, the industry has witnessed many deaths, to the extent that many are not only wondering what’s going on but also afraid.

COVER JTF-soldiers

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno has said that its troops killed four suspected Boko Haram members, including experts in Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), in a gun battle yesterday in Maiduguri. JTF, in a statement yesterday, said the suspected Boko Haram men were killed in “sustained follow-up operations”

Oriental News Nuhu Yakub

Self-effacing and personable, he comes across as the neighbour next door. But Professor Nuhu Yakub, erstwhile vice chancellor of University of Abuja is an intellectual powerhouse and astute administrator. In deed, these qualities have earned him appointment as helmsman of soon-to-take-off Sokoto State University.

Editorial Sanusi

One thorny issue that has cropped up in the ongoing debate for the amendment of the 1999 Constitution is the type of local government system the nation should operate. While most Nigerians want an independent local government system, others, especially Governors under the aegis of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF),

COVER calabar glow

Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, was aglow Friday last week with the lightening of the Christmas tree at the Millennium Park by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Efiok Cobham, as the annual festival commenced. One of the highpoints of the event was the guest appearance of the legendary South African trumpeter and