Years after graduating from the College of Medicine of the University of Nigeria, the 2008/2009 batch of doctors can hardly call themselves doctors, as the University has inexplicably refused to issue certificates to certify the completion of their training.
SaharaReporters Interview Exclusive: Achebe A Celebrated Storyteller, But No Father Of African Literature, Says Soyinka
Also: Why He Wished Achebe Had Not Written His Last Book; What He Told Ojukwu Before The War; Genocide, And Other Issues
Mislead, Mistrust, Misinform, Misunderstanding -Why Most Nigerians Do Not Trust President Jonathan And His Administration By Charles Omole
As the Cuban missile crisis raged in October 1962; the US president sat in the White House and called the leaders of the key nations that were members of the UN Security Council to get their support for American position at the UN. The world was on the brink of a nuclear holocaust. The Russians denied everything the Americans claimed and the stage was set for a monumental nuclear confrontation. Up till this point; there was no objective evidence as to who was telling the truth; Russia or America. So it was simply a game of whose report to believe.
N58.9 Trillion Oil Deal: HEDA Urges Human Rights Commission to Investigate Petroleum Minister Alison-Madueke and Shell Petroleum
HEDA, the Human And Environmental Development Agenda, has called on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate the claim by five oil producing communities in Delta State and their leaders who shut down the National Assembly in protest last month that the Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) limited are involved in a N58.9 trillion shady oil.
The transition committee chairman of Ughelli South local government area of Delta State, Anthony Oviri Uto, yesterday engaged the council’s secretary, Henry Tafri, in a physical brawl over the secretary’s refusal to endorse fraudulent documents with which to embezzle 73 million naira in public funds.
There are conflicting reports emanating from Daura, Katsina State, about the overnight confrontation there between security forces and Boko Haram sect members, with the latest saying that, following an “exceptional display of courage and gallantry,” repelled the armed militants, killing five of them.
The recent declaration of state of emergency by the President Goodluck-led government on Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states as far as I am concerned is in order. It’s surprising that the government is getting criticisms from some quarters after making this declaration. It makes one think some of us do not want an end to the mayhem Boko Haram has brought on Nigeria.
A new report by NOPRIN, the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, has expressed strong opposition to the nomination of Mr. Mike Okiro, a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), calling on the Senate to decline it.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday May 16, 2013 arraigned the duo of Olisaemeka Onyeka and Dike Chukwunenye before Justice I. L. Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State on a 17 count charge of criminal conspiracy, fraud and forgery.
Thirty one persons were killed in Imo State when a tree fell on them. The incident happened at the Ukwu Uko evening market at Umuejinwaoke Umudagu Village, Mbieri, Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo.
Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), the Yoruba umbrella organization, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately declare a State of National Emergency in the country, and send an executive bill to the National Assembly to prepare the grounds for t a Sovereign National Conference (SNC).
Former Minister of Petroleum, Professor Tam David-West, has landed a hard knock on church leaders in Nigeria, saying they reek of corruption and other abominable practices that bring shame upon Christianity as a religion.
Justice Okechukwu Okeke of a Federal High Court in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Friday jailed two producers of My Pikin teething syrup after he found them guilty of producing the syrup said to be adulterated.
Three soldiers and at least 10 Boko Haram militants were killed in an overnight battle in Daura, Katsina State. Daura is the home town of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd).
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) -- At least 20 insurgents were killed Friday as Nigeria's military carried out an aerial bombardment of suspected militant Islamist camps in the country's northeast, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.
Following the recent upsurge in terrorists activities in the Northern part of Nigeria which claimed alarming figures of innocent civilian lives and security agents as well as the wanton destruction of properties, President Goodluck Jonathan as is expected of a responsible and responsive leader had to hurriedly abort his visit to some South African states and return home to confront the national crisis.
The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the National University Commission (NUC) have started a joint nationwide operation to crack down on illegal “degree-awarding” institutions in the country.
Two journalists at the Abuja-based Leadership as well as the newspaper itself today breathed sighs of relief as a Federal High Court in Abuja discharged them on charges of an alleged conspiracy and forgery of an order issued by President Goodluck Jonathan.
“Those insurgents and terrorists who take delight in killing our security operatives, whoever they may be, wherever they may go, we will hunt them down, we will fish them out, and we will bring them to justice … we will do more, we will gun them down”
Anti-Corruption Network Protest At The US Embassy Asking For Visa Ban On Jonathan Ministers Diezani, Adoke, And Orubebe
The Anti-Corruption Network (ACN) today escalated the war over the non-war against corruption in Nigeria by sending a petition to United States President Barak Obama, citing the dangers of failing to check “corruption with impunity” in the country, and linking it with growing insecurity.