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The Dilemma of Shell’s Spy Police

They wear the full attire of the Nigerian Police but they are not members of the Nigeria Police Force. They work for Shell, but they ...

Bloody Battle for Traditional Stool

Efforts by the people of Akabor autonomous community in Imo State to select a successor to their late traditional ruler result in bloody clashes ...

Day the Bulldozers Came to Agege

Lagos State government pulls down buildings in some areas in Agege threatened by severe flooding For residents of Odejobi Street, Agege, ...

LASTMA Back in Court

Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, is back in court to appeal a court judgement against its practice of imposing arbitrary fines against traffic offenders ...

Kogi PDP at the Crossroads

For the second time in less than one year, attempts by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Kogi State to choose a governorship candidate has ...

Marriage of Strange Bedfellows

Five of Nigeria’s troubled banks meet recapitalisation requirements through their acquisition but there are fears that the new arrangement is only but a marriage of ...

Towards Regional Integration

Participants at the second ECOWAS Investment Forum in Lagos examine ways of promoting economic integration of the region How can the Economic ...

Gas Flaring Without End

There is nothing to suggest that gas flaring in Nigeria will end next year as oil companies find it cheaper to pay stipulated fines than ...

The Boko Haram Kingpin They Can’t Arrest

Ali Tishau, a leader of Boko Haram, has not only eluded security agencies, they are even afraid to openly declare him wanted ...

Why Security Agencies Always Fail Us

Frank Odita, retired commissioner of police and principal consultant, Frankcom Limited, a security company, speaks with Dike Onwuamaeze, principal staff writer, and Ishaya Ibrahim, staff ...

The Silent Killer

Hypertension, a chronic cardiac medical condition, is today one of man’s worst enemy. Here are all that you need to know about this silent killer ...

The Black Man’s Burden

Hypertension is more common among black people and if untreated, can result in heart failure, stroke or chronic kidney diseases Hypertension which ...

The Nigerian Government’s Strategy Against the Ailment

Onyebuchi Chukwu, health minister, promises intense advocacy and sensitisation activities on hypertension as a critical approach of the Nigerian government Hypertension or ...

Nigeria’s Rotten Education System

Criminal neglect, poor funding, corruption, policy somersault, unqualified teachers and lack of motivation among other factors conspire to wreak havoc on Nigeria’s education system ...

Two Scientists at War over Diabetes Cure Claim

Two scientists, both claiming to have discovered the cure for diabetes, take their case to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC ...

Tinubu in the Dock

Ahmed Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, appears before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja, over allegations of operating foreign accounts while in office ...

Fake Doctor in Trouble

Kehinde Ayoade, a nurse who allegedly claims to be a doctor, is in trouble over the death of a patient Kehinde Ayoade, ...

Demolition Taken Too Far

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo State, gets angry, orders the arrest of the boss of his Task Force on the Demolition of Illegal Structures for ...

AIDS And HIV Prevalence In Nigeria

In Nigeria, an estimated 3.6 percent of the population are living with HIV and AIDS. 1. Although HIV prevalence is much lower in Nigeria than in ... Full story

Richest Nigerian Pastors

God is good, especially if you’re a Nigerian pastor with some business savvy. These days, millions of souls, desperate for financial breakthroughs, miracles and healing, ... Full story

Richest Nigerians In The 60's

Along with pride in status and problems of self-government, independence for the 31 nations of black Africa means the emergence of black businessmen. A few ... Full story

Editorial Suite

Written by Bala Dan Abu    Thursday, 22 September 2011 For more than two decades, Jos and indeed, Plateau State in general, has been in the news for ...

Ending the Cycle Of Revenge in Jos

President Goodluck Jonathan reads the riot act in a move to end the killings in Jos, Plateau State Tension   is   on   the   ...

There Is Now Hope for Peace

Sanni Murdi, spokesman of the Muslim Community in Plateau State, speaks to Anza Phillips, assistant editor, on the perennial Jos crisis: Excerpts: ...

Fifth Columnists Are at Work in Jos

Ayuba Pam, special adviser on Media to Jonah Jang, governor of Plateau State, speaks to Anza Phillips, assistant editor, on the Jos crisis. Excerpts: ...

Ten Million Nigerian Children Out of School

Economic and socio-cultural factors keep nearly 40 percent of Nigerian children aged between six and 14 out of school For a developing ...

Editorial Suite

Written by Bala Dan Abu    Friday, 16 September 2011 The problem is acute. Almost every Nigerian family is a victim. It has, at least, one unemployed person. ...

No Vacancy

Nigerian youths are becoming restive and eager to resort to crime following frustrations from their fruitless search for jobs He graduated from ...

The Bigger Problem Is Lack of Statistics

Abdulwaheed Omar, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, speaks with Tobs Agbaegbu, senior associate editor, on the growing rate of unemployment in the country. ...

Magnitude of Employment And Unemployment

Overall unemployment rate was 19.7% of total Labour Force in March 2009, indicating a sharp increase from 14.9% in March 2008 Overall unemployment rate ...

The Experiences Of Rape Victims

Rape is on the increase and women who fall victim face not only the emotional trauma and stigmatisation but difficulty in getting justice ...

How Shell Makes Fortunes Out of Our Misery

Ledum Mitee, president, Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, speaks to Chris Ajaero, deputy general editor and Godfrey Azubike, staff writer, on the ...

Highlights of UNEP Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland

The study concludes that the environmental restoration of Ogoniland is possible but may take 25 to 30 years The report  contains numerous recommendations that, once ...

UN House Blast: The Al-Qaeda Connection

Foreign security agencies assisting to probe the August 26 bombing of the UN House, Abuja, suspect that al-Qaeda probably had a hand in it ...

Aba After the Kidnap Saga

Business is back full swing in Aba, Abia State, one year after the kidnap saga but areas which served as headquarters for the kidnappers are ...

Ordeal of Ibadan Flood Victims

Oyo State government and other agencies rally round to ameliorate the plight of victims of Ibadan’s worst flood in recent times In ...

Recounting the Losses

With the war to oust Gaddafi almost over, the new Libyan regime has begun counting the country’s losses Libya is now ...

Their German Experience

Nigerians Living in Germany are not finding life easy but some say they still prefer their host country to their home country ...

A Kidnap Victim’s Turnaround Tale

Choice Aisien, now a successful man in Germany, attributes his accomplishments to a  shift in focus from soccer to business He left ...

Is It Rheumatism or Arthritis?

The difference between the two is only a thin line. Here is how you can tell Mary Akpan, 41, a petty ...

They Are Simply Not Ready

Super Eagles’ preparation for the 2012 Cup of Nations’ qualification matches is beset with problems The Super Eagles, the nation’s senior team, ...

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Indicted Companies, Their Owners

Many highly placed Nigerians who own some of the companies indicted for fuel subsidy offences are likely to be arraigned in court this week The stage ...

Still a Killing Field

Fear and grief take the centre stage again in Jos after another round of crisis leading to the death of more than140 persons including two ...

Battle to Save LGs

A presidential committee headed by retired Justice Alfa Belgore suggests ways to salvage the nation’s local governments from the over bearing influence of state governors The ...

Twist in the Akpabio’s Murder Case

The family of the murdered Akpabio brothers rejects the setting up of a security committee to investigate the multiple murder incident and demands explanation for ...

Akwa Ibom Triumphs

Cross River State loses its bid to reclaim 76 oil wells which it lost through its declassification as a littoral state For Godswill Akpabio, governor of ...

Danger at the Door

Fear of religious war looms as Boko Haram sect targets churches and Christians for attacks T he   ordination   ceremony of Matthew Hassan Kukah as the Catholic ...

Danger at the Door

Fear of religious war looms as Boko Haram sect targets churches and Christians for attacks T he   ordination   ceremony of Matthew Hassan Kukah as the Catholic ...

Christians Have a Right to Defend Themselves

Gabriel Osu, monsignor and director of communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, speaks to Anthony Akaeze, assistant editor, on a number of issues relating to the ...

It’s Not a War Against Christians

Lateef Adegbite, secretary general, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, speaks to Dike Onwuamaeze, principal staff writer, and Ishaya Ibrahim, staff writer, on Boko Haram. Excerpts: Newswatch: ...

On the Rise Again

Cases of kidnapping are again on the increase in Imo State There is an upsurge in kidnapping in Imo State. The cases are much more than ...