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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 ...

Northern Cities Under Siege

Kaduna, Zaria and Damaturu are still smouldering with smoke following another round of Boko Haram bombing of churches and reprisal attacks by Christians The June 17 ...

The Kwankwaso Education Agenda

In one year, the new Kano State government with Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as governor, has changed the face of Kano, especially in education which has ...

Education Must Be a Priority in the North Now

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, governor of Kano State, speaks to Chimezie Enyiocha, reporter/ researcher, and Kayode Makinde, senior special project executive, on the achievements recorded by ...

PDP’s House of Discord

Wadata House, the National headquarters of the People’s Democratic Party, is boiling over a personality clash between Bamanga Tukur, National chairman and Olagunsoye Oyinlola, national ...

It’s Now a Game of Drama, Intrigues

The tide of reactions to the fuel subsidy bribery scandal involving Farouk Lawan is shifting against Femi Otedola with more people calling for his trial Drama, ...

A Scandal Begets Another Scandal

The probe into the oil subsidy scandal by the House of Representatives ad hoc committee gives birth to another scandal allegedly involving Farouk Lawan, its ...

How Honourable Is This Honourable?

The present bribe allegation against Farouk Lawan puts a question mark on his erstwhile ranking as a man of integrity It is his fourth time in ...

How Sincere Are They?

Leaders of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, are neck-deep in plans to form an alliance in order to ...

Why They Are Angry

Opposition parties in Imo State want Rochas Okorocha, governor, to apologise to the people for non-performance The enthusiasm that greeted his emergence as governor of Imo ...

Showdown in Ekiti

Teachers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, in Ekiti State, defy a government order requiring them to take an evaluation examination For ...

A Bloody Week

Over 150 lives perish as DANA airline flight from Abuja to Lagos crashes into buildings on the outskirts of the city two minutes to landing Bob ...

Carnage on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Nearly 20 heavy duty vehicles burnt and many lives lost in multiple road accidents on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Horrific! This eight-letter word best captures the situation on ...

Yet, Another Boko Haram Massacre

Blood flowed freely in Bauchi on Sunday, June 3, as a Boko Haram attack on Living Faith Church, in Yelwa area of Bauchi claimed many ...

Why PDP Bigwigs Don’t Want Ladoja Back

Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, former governor of Oyo State, speaks to Yinka Adeniran, reporter/researcher, on his experience one year after he left office and the controversy ...

Mayhem in Imo State Communities

Cancellations of election results, killing and kidnapping of winners and aspirants characterise Ezeship tussles in many Imo State communities Gerry Okoli, Imo State commissioner for Local ...

Fire for Fire

Contending groups in the larger Ojukwu family make claims and counter claims over ownership of properties and the paternity of a member allegedly born out ...

Our Case Against Debe Ojukwu

Ike Ojukwu an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and eldest son of Professor Joseph Ojukwu, the late Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu’s brother speaks with Bala Dan Abu, GM editorial, ...

No Justice, No Peace in Ojukwu’s Family

Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu, first son of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, spoke to Sebastine Obasi, senior staff writer, Newswatch, on sundry issues surrounding the misunderstanding in ...

An Initiative that Pays

Measures introduced by Diezani Allison-Madueke, minister of Petroleum Resources, to strengthen the petroleum sector are now yielding dividends The past one year of the administration of ...

Buhari’s Temper Tantrums

To Buhari and those who think like him, it would be unthinkable for Jonathan to continue as president beyond 2015 Once again, the political tension ...

Stealing Without Conscience

Abdurasheed Maina, head, Pension Reform Task Team, directors and other officers saddled with the responsibilities of managing pension funds in Nigeria are a personification of ...

I Have Done No Wrong

Abdulrasheed Maina, acting director of the Customs, Immigration and Prisons Pension Office and leader, Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, speaks  to Anza Phillips, assistant editor, ...

Maina Has Refused to Defend Allegations of Embezzlement Against Him

Aloysius Etok, chairman, Joint Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, States and Local Government Affairs, speaks to Anza Phillips, assistant editor, and Haruna Salami, ...

CAN’s Divided House

A dispute arising from election of officers pits the Kaduna State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, against national and Northern officers of ...

The President’s Misadvisers

In the face of such mind-boggling revelations of fraud in the oil and gas sector, it is very disheartening to learn that Jonathan is busy ...

The Big Fuel Subsidy Rip-Off

A full report of the ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives opens a can of worms in the administration of the fuel subsidy regime ...

It’s All Over

Tension generated by the altercations between Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun State, and Iyiola Omisore, former senator, is now over For the people of the State ...

I Have No Secession Agenda

Last month, Osun State was rocked by a security report which alleged that Governor Rauf Aregbesola was planning to islamise the state and had discarded ...

The Kano Massacre

Survivors of the April 29, 2012, attack on Christian worshippers at the Bayero University, Kano, by suspected Boko Haram sect members narrate their experiences When Jerome ...

I Can’t Believe My Husband is Dead

Bola Ayodele, widow of the late Professor Jerome Taula Ayodele who was killed in the BUK, speaks to Newswatch on the last moment of the ...

Why Poverty Grows in Nigeria

Muktar Balewa, national co-ordinator, National Agency for Poverty Alleviation, NAPEP, speaks to Tobs Agbaegbu, senior associate editor, and Elaigwu Sule, reporter-researcher, on the level of ...

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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 ...