Last week was full of fights! Whether occurring in the frontlines of northern Nigeria, where Nigeria’s security forces are in locked in deadly combats with Boko Haram insurgents or in the comfy setting of the National Assembly…it was indeed a week full of fights.
Your Excellency the President, Your Excellency the Vice President, Your Excellency the Senate President, Your Excellency the Chief of Staff, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Petroleum, the minister of Aviation, after reading this long list of protocol, it is not unusual to hear Ministers still say ". Let me stand on existing protocols".
Billionaire business man, Aliko Dangote is proposing to build a $9 billion refinery at the Olokola Free Trade Zone, OK FTZ. If the project succeeds, that would be the first ever privately-owned refinery in Nigeria, with the potential to create jobs, eliminate subsidies and even spur other businesses in and around where the refinery is sited.
If there is anybody the Catholics in Imo State should listen to, emulate and respect at all times, it is the Pope, the head of the church. This is important as it will help settle the dust raised by the Imo State Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law which has been dubbed an ``abortion law’’. In an interview granted to a Roman Catholic publication, Pope Francis expressed strong views against what seems to be an unnecessary attention the church has paid on abortion, gay marriage and contraception.
The adage which says that if you want to hide anything from Nigerians, put it in a book because they will not see it has played out well in Imo State since the controversy on the Imo state VAPP law started about a month ago. Meanwhile, recent statistics reveal that Imo State has the highest number of professors in Nigeria, meaning it is a highly literate society. Related to this adage is a statement in the bible which says ``my people perish for lack of knowledge”.
There is an avalanche of information on health and nutrition out there that makes it so difficult to know where to begin and what sources to trust. This article and others that will follow will answer some frequently asked and important questions on healthy foods and hopefully will help you make the right food choices.
After all the huff and puff, negative publicity and splinter groups of all manners, the dust in settling reveals first casualties, decamping and denials of involvement in what many regard as an unhealthy conspiracy.
In a cabinet reshuffle that jolted many, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) abruptly relieved nine ministers, including Professor Ruquyatu Rufai, former Minister of Education, of their posts last week.
It is no more a hidden fact that the “North” is strongly opposed to Jonathan’s 2015 presidential ambition. As the battle for 2015 draws near, the actions and inactions of those who claim to represent and speak for the north have become more glaring to political observers.
In the last two years of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, one ministry that has been at the centre of business news as a result of its new mandate is the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
Expectedly, Nigerians, especially those whose cherished pastime is to pick holes in the activities of the President Goodluck Jonathan led administration, even where none exist, unsuccessfully tried to give unsavory interpretations to Wednesday’s federal cabinet reshuffle which resulted in the exit of nine serving ministers.
For those who haven’t heard, 43-year-old ex-militant, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) on Monday 26th August 2013 received his Bombardier SE60 LearJet. The Jet according to aviation sources cost a whopping sum of $13.3 million (N2.12 billion).
Transformation can be defined as a thorough and dramatic change inform or appearance, so when President Jonathan promised Nigerians a Transformation Agenda, it is easy to assess if he is delivering on hispromise by checking to see if there has been a change in the form and or appearance of Nigeria and Nigerians.
The Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo has applauded the successes already recorded in the power sector transformation agenda.
Professor Nebo who spoke with a cross section of the Nigerian media recently in Abuja said that slow and steady progress has been recorded especially in government’s efforts to boost power supply in some parts of the country.
What began as dawn prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria ended in a gruesome massacre Sunday as militants brandishing automatic weapons killed 44 worshipers in the country's troubled Borno state.