Monthly Archives: January, 2013

National masquerade

Barely 72 hours after the killing of an Islamic cleric in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, police said that no masquerade was arrested in connection with the incident. Parading “Oje’’ chiefs yesterday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye said the command did not arrest any masquerade though

Back Page / Columns views-from-ame

Views from America: Acho Orabuchi [email protected] Have you visited Imo State lately? If you’re already in…

COVER Oby Ezekwesili

The House of Representatives yesterday waded into the ongoing war of words between the Federal Government and the former minister of education, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili over the latter’s allegation that the administration of the late Umaru Yar’Adua and President Goodluck Jonathan squandered $45 billion

Opinion National Assimbley

The recent revocation by the Federal Government of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway (‘Ibadan Expressway’) concession granted to Bi-Courtney Ltd since 2009 is a welcome development. It is a revocation long expected and long overdue, and President Goodluck Jonathan should be commended for finally pulling

COVER hangman

A 27-year-old clerical staff of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, David Wonder Erhirhie is to pay the supreme price for killing an admission seeker, Princess Chinonso Ijezie in 2009. The Delta State High Court sitting at Orerokpe in Okpe Local Government Area of the state sentenced the convict to death

Back Page / Columns turf-game

Rather than isolate one coup/s, let us dissect coups as a type. The verdict will demonstrate if coups are options to good governance and therefore a thing of glory, or otherwise. It is trite to say the following about coups. Coups are a clandestinely plotted, surprise action against a sitting government, by a small group. That is by definition, coups have to be the doings of a small, closet and closely knitted coterie.

COVER Pension John Yakubu Yusufu

Justice Adamu Bello of a Federal High Court yesterday remanded a former Director of the Police Pension Board, John Yakubu Yusufu, at the Kuje Prison in Abuja. Yusufu was on Monday convicted by an Abuja High Court for stealing N23.3 billion. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged

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