Nigerian of the Year I & II

2014 was a tumultuous year. It’s a year I remember in the shade of red, in my imagination of the globe now as a mottle of red, green, blue and brown – blood, vegetation, oceans and deserts. And Nigeria, especially the northern part, is one of the red patches on the globe, having lost too […]

Tasers Donated By ENDS Used To Extract Information From Boko Haram Terrorists

  We have received details of the successful interrogation of a Boko Haram suspect in Borno with the use of Tasers donated by ENDS. The Every Nigerian Do Something, ENDS organization has over the years provided support for civilians defending themselves against Boko Haram in the nation’s beleaguered northeast. Several tasers among other equipment donated […]

INTERESTING TIMES: A RECAP OF EVENTS IN 2014

  “May you live in interesting times”   The first time I heard the above saying, I thought it was an expression or a prayer for good fortune. Upon research however, I discovered it is purported to be an English translation of a Chinese proverb with the word “interesting” conveying ironic meanings such as chaotic, […]

Full Text Of Pres. Jonathan’s New Year 2015 Broadcast To The Nation

  Dear Great People of our nation, 1. I greet and felicitate with you all as we enter the New Year today. As we mark the beginning of this New Year, 2015, a new nation is being born. A new nation is being born because of the foundations we have all laid, working together for […]

Cry My Beloved Country

By Emmanuel Nwachukwu As 2015 beckons, 2014 will go down in history as Nigeria’sown annus horribilis. This has been the year when the Nigerian State finally lost grip of the security of its citizens, although government sympathisers would have us believe otherwise, preferring to peddle in the same lies and deception that got us here. […]

It’s Christmas In Chibok, Mr President ~ Gimba Kakanda

You know what this is about. But, have you contacted their family to understand the meaning and depth of sorrow? Which family? This is the reason for this reminder. While you feast, in the spirit of this sacred season, sharing love with your political family, especially the billionaire donors, there are, somewhere in the hinterlands […]

Talba Minna

BUDGET SPEECH BY  THE CHIEF SERVANT, DR. MUAZU BABANGIDA ALIYU, CON (TALBAN MINNA), THE GOVERNOR OF NIGER STATE, AT THE CHAMBERS OF NIGER STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY; ON WEDNESDAY, 24TH DECEMBER, 2014

THEME: “BUDGET OF SHARED VISION AND UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES” PROTOCOLS: Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members; I am pleased to present to this Honourable House the proposed 2015 Budget estimates of Niger State Government and the Appropriation Bill for passage. This year’s budget proposal is unique in two dimensions; it is the eighth and last in the life […]

Stomach Infrastructure: Fayose distributes rice, chicken, cash to Ekiti people

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has distributed about 80 thousand birds, 100 thousand bags of rice and cash gifts to the people of state under his administration’s “stomach infrastructure” programme. A statement by the media aide to the governor, Idowu Adelusi, said the items were distributed between Thursday and Friday. Mr. Fayose had appointed a […]