President Goodluck Jonathan And Ghanaian President, John Mahama At Achebe’s Burial
Pressident Goodluck Jonatha and Ghanaian President John Dramani Maham both attended the burial of Prof. Chinua Achebe in Anambra State.
Nigerian Troops Rescue Women and Children Kidnapped By Boko Haram | Sahara Reporters
The Nigerian Army today said it has rescued several women, and children held hostage by Islamist militant sect, Boko Haram.
Brigadier Chris Olukolade stated that on May 22, 2013, during operations to rid the Bama area of terrorists, the Nigerian military raided Boko Haram camps where they rescued nine women and children being held hostage.
Achebe: A Personal Testimony
Up to the moment he breathed his last on Thursday, March 21, 2013, Chinua Achebe, Africa’s most quoted raconteur, novelist , essayist and social critic, did not know he was the person who ignited my interest in the business of public affairs and communication consulting.
1,497 Illegal Routes Into Nigeria – Interior Minister
There are no fewer than 1,497 illegal routes that lead into Nigeria. The startling disclosure was made earlier today by Nigeria’s Interior Minister, Abba Moro.
Mr. Moro spoke in Abuja while briefing the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party’s national headquarters. In order to curb the security crisis associated with porous borders, the minister said Nigeria needed more than $244 million.
What Happens After (During) the State of Emergency? By Ogaga Ifowodo
Many who have quite rightly praised President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration of a state of emergency in the north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe — strongholds of Boko Haram’s wasting war against a secular Nigeria — will be forgiven for doing so in apparent relief that the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces is a vertebrate after all.
Grounded Rivers Aircraft: Reps Clear Amaechi And Indict NCAA, NAMA…Say Aircraft Belongs to Rivers State
A committee of the House of Representatives has determined that Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, did not break any laws in the incidents that led to the grounding of a state-owned Bombardier Aircraft by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The legislators stated that Rivers State remained the real owner of the B700 Global Express Aircraft with Registration Number N565RS with a valid insurance cover that will expire in 2015.
Nothing Wrong With Government Honoring Literary Giant, Says Ogaga Ifowodo
Lawyer, poet and activist Professor Ogaga Ifowodo says it is in place for the Nigerian government to conduct the burial processes for the late literary luminary Chinua Achebe. He says Achebe is a son of Nigeria and that even though he opposed several regimes, he should not be denied the well-deserved dignity of a posthumous recognition by the state.
Sufuyan Ojeifo’s Shroud Defence of David Mark
I read with pity, a poorly written piece by one Sufuyan Ojeifo on NewsDairyOnline (newsdiaryonline.com/marks-house-of-indolence-a-thesis-redolent-of-dishonesty-by-sufuyan-ojeifo/) and an edited version in the Nigerian Compass newspaper of Sunday 19th of May, 2013 where he attempted to defend his pay master, General David Mark.
Nigeria’s Northern Elders Will Soon Come Home To Roost!
Lately, there has been so many “elderly rascality” taking place in Nigeria. From Gabriel Igbinedion’s complete disregard for the law of the land on election-day in Edo State to the recent preposterous and outlandish statements by Northern Elders Forum (NEF) regarding Nigeria’s Government fight against Boko Haram, elderly rascality is on full display all over Nigeria.
On The State of Emergency Proclamation
Let me begin this piece with a story. Inno is a Nigerian in his early thirties, a graduate of Geography who has been searching from coast to coast for a job since he graduated in 2007. After two years of fruitless search for a job, Inno approached his uncle with the idea to start a business since he could not find employment.
“Indiscipline pervades our life so completely that one may be justified in calling it the condition par excellence of contemporary Nigerian society”- Chinua Achebe, The Trouble with Nigeria.
Prof. Chinua Achebe, literary giant, celebrated author, humanist and patriot par excellence, who was buried yesterday, was Nigeria’s gift to Africa, and indeed, the world.
Albert Chinualumogu Achebe Is Not Dead!
By Imoh Colins Edozie
I encountered Chinua Achebe as a teenager growing up in Benin City in the then Bendel State. It was a meeting that changed my perception of life. It was an immersion and learning experience into the culture of our people.
Jonathan Condemns Terror Attack In Britain
President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the terrorist attack and killing of a British soldier, Fusiliers in the Woolwich area of London, United Kingdom; and strongly condemns this unfortunate incident.
Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment was savagely attacked and killed on an open street yesterday.
Photo: Daily Independent Nigera
Members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North heard today in Kano that compensation has yet to be paid to the families of the 40 officers killed in a Boko Haram attack on January 20, 2012.
A total of 192 persons, including security personnel from the Department of State Security Services (DSS), Immigration and Customs, were killed.