Have Faith, Coach Keshi Reassures Anxious Nigerians
Coach Stephen Keshi has told Nigerians not to panic as the Super Eagles prepare for crucial 2014 World Cup qualifying games and the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament – all taking place in a number of weeks.
A spate of injuries to key players, including Reuben Gabriel, Emmanuel Emenike, Kalu Uche and Victor Moses, has elevated anxiety about the competitions, with a section of the media also talking about a ‘problem in camp’.
Some Nigerian Soldiers Help Boko Haram - Lt. General Ihejirika
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, today revealed that some soldiers have been interacting with Boko Haram insurgents and divulging vital secrets of the army’s military operations.
A Chat With Nigerians: Will You Die For Nigeria? I No Go Die For Naija!
Since time immemorial, people have been known to die for all kinds of causes – some religious, political, personal, emotional, social, economical etc. As far as I know, only Jesus died for the world and by the world, I mean for all the human beings in the world and not for the terrain.
Nigerian Youth Have Lost The Stomach For Revolution, Says Balarabe Musa
Second Repubic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has expressed regrets about the decline of Nigerian youth, saying they have grown powerless, and become an instrument for the political gain of others.
“There is no evidence that the youth are revolting against the legitimate state of Nigeria,” he said of their revolutionary potential.
Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State yesterday took a critical look at the insecurity in the country, and divided the blame between governments, politicians, traditional rulers and religious leaders, parents, and communities.
“We are all guilty,” was his verdict.
In a statement with important implications for the lifestyle in the North, he said, “We have a situation in this part of the country where parents give birth to 20 to 30 children, chose only two out of them and send the rest away to God knows where.
The military said it was acting on directives by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) announced in Abuja on Tuesday that it would release some persons detained in connection with terrorist activities.
The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement that the decision to release the suspected terrorists was based on the directives of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Prof. Chinua Achebe’s Body Arrives In Nigeria
The body of late Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe arrived in Nigeria earlier today in Abuja. Prof. Achebe’s body arrived in a Nigerian flag-draped casket which was received at the airport by Nigerian officials
led by the Secretary to the federal government.
Which Gods Must Be Appeased? By Okey Ndibe
Modern Nigeria’s crisis, I suggest, is primarily a crisis of values. In Umuofia, Okonkwo may give vent to unruly deportment, but his community is also equipped with the coercive instrument for regulating his conduct or punishing his excesses. Okonkwo’s Umuofia is by no means a perfect or ideal community.
Nigeria Must Get Real About Its Oil
The ultimate goal of every benign government, especially of countries so categorised as ‘developing’, and so intended for a keen march into 21st century modernity is to adopt global best practices as regards governance. And as regards countries with huge oil reserves, the efficient management of petroleum wealth is of utmost significance for both present and future generations.
The Parable Of The Cockroach And Nigeria
The Edos say “Ehemwen wÿÿ iren te gua so ihuan, ren te vbe gua ku, sokpan ukpÿ iye-ÿkhÿkhÿ ÿre ÿ ma gie iren ku iku iren vbe avan”. A cockroach knows how to sing and dance, but it is the hen who prevents it from performing its art during the day. (English)
Nigeria Will Become History …” Nigeria Is Already History
Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jr., now known as Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo recently set the Nigerian media world literally ablaze at a press conference.
During the briefings, he threatened fire and brimstone if he was arrested for the threats he made regarding the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, “Nigeria will become history.”
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State
Boko Haram Crackdown: Yobe Too Declares Dusk -To-Dawn Curfew
By SaharaReporters, New York
In a statement issued on behalf of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam by his Special Adviser on Media, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, the government said that the curfew would commence from 6pm to 6am daily throughout the state.
Anti-Corruption Network Says 12 New Judges of NIC ‘Unqualified’
None of the 12 judges recently approved by the National Judicial Council to the National Industrial Court is qualified, the Anti-Corruption Network (ACN) has alleged, calling for a review of the appointments.
ACN called the appointments “illegal” as none of the 12 candidates fulfill the requirements.
Pres. Jonathan Retaining Governors Under Emergency Rule Shows Vested Interest - Prof. Akin Oyebode
Professor of International Law and Jurisprudence at the University of Lagos, Prof. Akin Oyebode discusses President Jonathan’s declaration of State of Emergency in three northern Nigerian States, the irrelevant retaining of Governors despite that Military still imposes curfew in the states and the statement of threat by President Jonathan;s kinsman, Asari Dokubo.