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Wanted: A restructuring of Nigerian minds by Femi Adesina

Hearing some Nigerians speak (whether based at home or in the Diaspora) you discern that they are “in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.” They spew out things that give them away as “whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones.” President Muhammadu Buhari What happened to grace? Where did decency disappear to? Are words not to be seasoned with salt again? What has happened to us as a people? The more rotten, the better, it seems. The fouler and odoriferous the cesspit, the more attractive, followed by applause. That seems to be the philosophy of some people today, and it doesn’t matter who they are. High or low. But we cannot continue that way, if we want to be acceptable to God, and to our fellow human beings. Natio...

Magu commends Okei-Odumakin for her fight against corruption

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has commended the President, Women Arise  and Chair, Steering Committee of the Movement Against Corruption, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin for her unflinching support on the fight against corruption in Nigeria. Magu Magu who gave the commendation when he paid a work visit to Women Arise Headquarters in Lagos with his team said that the visit was to appreciate Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin for her efforts. In her Response Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin said Nigeria was bleeding under the weight of corruption,  and “we can no longer ignore the prevailing mass poverty, hunger, unemployment, decayed medical and educational systems, poor infrastructure and absence of social services, which are indicators of damagin...

Insecurity: Army begins Operation Python Dance II in South East

By Joseph Erunke, Abuja IN its determination to immediately bring an end to the prevailing security problems, especially kidnapping, in the South East, the Nigerian Army has concluded arrangements to deploy combat-ready personnel to the region for a special operation. The operation, according to the Army authorities, would be the second phase of Operation Python Dance, which was launched about 12  months ago in the region. Army Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, who disclosed this, Friday, at a press conference, hinted also that the exercise, codenamed Python dance II, would be in five south eastern states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states respectively. According to the Army boss, who was represented at the occasion by the Chief of Training an...

Video: Reno shows caves where early Christians lived in Biblical Capadocia

Video by Reno Omokri shows caves where early Christians lived in Biblical Capadocia. Video by Reno Omokri shows caves where early Christians lived in Biblical Capadocia. What do you say?

Togo: Obasanjo asks president to step down, says has nothing new to offer 

Following the continued protest against the already 12 years rule of President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo by some Togolese in the country’s opposition party, Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Gnassingbe to step down “unless he has something new” for his people. Obasanjo, during an interview with BBC, also said that the county should have a new constitution that will reduce the years or term a President will stay in power. Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo This is in tandem with the demands of the protesters who are seeking a review of the country’s constitution to limit the terms a President will be in power. President Gnassingbe who has already done 12 years in power took over from his father ruled Togo for 38 years. Chief OBasanjo advised the Tog...

Alleged CJN probe: Malami explodes, warns EFCC against demeaning his office

The Attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has fumed over allegations his office leaked to the public the list of those being allegedly probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Miffed by the allegation, Malami warned EFCC against ridiculing his office, saying he would not allow his office to be “dragged into petty squabbles” in equally saying the CJN Onnoghen is under any probe. The Chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen; former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio; minister of mines and steel, Kayode Fayemi and the former minister of finance under Goodluck Jonathan, Ngozi Okonjo-Iwala were rumoured to be among those on the proposed probe list by EFCC. Malami and Magu A statement by by Salihu Othman Isah, media aide...

Stop vilifying Ezenwa for Cameroon draw, Okala advises fans

Veteran Nigerian goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala has deplored the myriad of blames being heaped on Super Eagles safe hands, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, for the away goal conceded by the team in Yaunde. Newsmen reports that the Super Eagles were forced to a 1-1 draw with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Sept. 4 in Yaounde during the second leg of their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier. Ezenwa Nigeria had defeated Cameroon 4-0 in the first leg at home in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Okala gave the advice in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Awka. Okala said that Ezenwa who is the best hand in the country at the moment should be encouraged rather than being condemned as currently being done by some football enthusiasts. He noted that his sterling performance on Sept. 1 in Uyo which earned th...

Video: Too late for Nigeria’s restructuring- Yoruba group YOLICOM insists

A Yoruba group, Yoruba liberation Command (YOLICOM) has maintained that restructuring Nigeria is too late. Spokesman of the group rather said that the problem the Yoruba nation has is Nigeria. He said what the region needs is not restructuring but Oduduwa Republic. Spokesman of Yoruba group, Yoruba Liberation Command (YOLICOM) What do you say? Type your comments below:

Video: IPOB supporter burns Nigerian passport, Voters card, says ceases to be Nigerian

Video shows a supporter of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, burn his Nigerian International Passport and Voters Registration Card as a sign of rejection of the country? Video: IPOB supporter burns his Nigerian passport, Voter card, says he ceases to be a citizen of Nigeria In the video, the Biafran said he ceases to be a citizen of Nigeria. Type your comments below:

Charly Boy, Adeyanju condemn alleged poor response to Benue flood by FG, NEMA

Ace musician, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy and the former Director New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Deji Adeyanju have condemned what they termed the poor response to the Benue flooding that saw over 100,000 people displaced, properties worth billions damaged and live killed. Benue state had been hit by flood and many residents had complained the lack of aides from the federal government. While the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo had visited the flood-stricken state just few days ago, the presence of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, became somewhat felt in the state after President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the immediate deployment of aid workers to the state. File: ‘Resume or Resign’ and ‘Our Mumu don do,’ leaders, Deji Ade...

Onyema hails Yar’Adua as FEHN, American varsity train IPOB, Arewa, OPC

Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN), Mr. Allen Onyema has commended the late President Umaru Yar’Adua for genuinely supporting efforts to restore peace to the Niger Delta when militancy spiked in the region some years ago. Onyema made the comments in Lagos on Friday at the opening session of a five-day non-violence training organised by FEHN in conjunction with Emory University, Atlanta, USA for 45 youths drawn from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Arewa Youths and Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC). Yar’Adua, he confirmed, sincerely supported FEHN’s non-violence training for youths in the Niger Delta. He said the late president’s belief in the work of the foundation led to the declaration of amnesty for agitating youths in the Niger Delta....

Trying to downplay what Buhari’s govt has achieved is bad politics – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that standard of living of Nigerians will improve as the country exited recession. The Minister who also warned naysayers to desist from politicising the exit from recession also said that downplaying what President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, party has achieved is bad politics. Alhaji Mohammed gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja when he received Broadcast Media Editors in his office. Lai Mohammed He urged well-meaning Nigerians not to listen to pessimists, who were downplaying the significance of exiting recession and classifying it as mere statistics. He said that people should not be worried why getting out of recession had not led to an immediate reduction in food price...