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How Lulu, Ogunjobi, Others Defrauded Nigeria Football Federation-EFCC

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Justice E. S. Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Monday, February 22, 2016 dismissed a “no-case-submission” filed by Sani Lulu, a former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in the corruption charge brought against him and three others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Others are: Amanze Uchegbulam, a former first vice ... Read More »

Dialogue with Bulldozers at Ekuri Community Forest

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By Nnimmo Bassey   Bulldozers and forests are not friends. Neither are highways or super highways, as the people of Ekuri Community are learning. The Ekuri Community Forest in Cross River State, Nigeria, is an acclaimed example of how communities can sustainable  manage their forest. Now, this forest is under threat from the State Government that has embarked on the ... Read More »

OPINION-Crude Oil Spill Impacts At Forcados


14th February was celebrated as Lover’s day across the world, but in parts of the creeks of the Niger Delta it turned out to be a tragic day. While lovers dressed with a touch of red, Forcados communities were braced for the unknown with the threat of having their water ways coated with crude oil rose by the hour. On ... Read More »

Bassey Thrashes FG On 2016 Budget


By Akanimo Sampson Foremost  environmental rights activist, and Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimo Bassey, has taken on the executive arm of the Fedral Government on the controversial 2016 Buget even as he was full of praises for the legislative arm of government. In an e-mail to thjis reporter on Tuesday, Bassey, a former Executive Director of ... Read More »

FAO Tasks Governments On Community Forestry


By Akanimo Sampson United  Nations’ agency, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has challenged governments on community forestry, pointing out that community-based forestry has shown itself to be a potent vehicle for promoting sustainable forest management, reducing poverty and generating jobs and income for rural communities. But unlocking its true potential, according to FAO, will require greater support by governments through ... Read More »

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia Commit to Market Rebound


Leaders  of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have expressed commitment to a”stable oil market” and a “rebound of oil price.” At a bilateral meeting between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia in Riyadh hosted by the ruler King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz, the two leaders accepted the fact that their two economies are tied to oil and that all cannot be ... Read More »

Saraki challenges Security Agencies On Strong National Institutions

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Monday called on security agencies in the country to contribute in ensuring stronger institutions in the country  to guarantee   the survival of the nation’s democracy. Saraki made the call when members of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) Nine of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), Bwari Abuja, visited the leadership of ... Read More »

Marafa Battles Senate, Vows to Fight on……


We have watched with dismay from the inauguration of the Eighth Senate how Senator Kabiru Marafa has constituted himself as a cog in the wheel of progress, unity and harmony of the institution. Since his preferred candidates did not win elections into the leadership of the Senate, he has carried on as if the peace, order, good health and progress ... Read More »

Our Priority is National Food Security-Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday that the priority of his administration is to ensure national food security before export of food products. The President said this while contributing to a Presidential Panel Roundtable on Investment and Growth Opportunities at the opening session of the Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the World at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. President Buhari ... Read More »

Updated-Feed and Read’ Offers Alternative to Boko Haram for Nigerian Boys

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani For the first time in his life, 17-year-old Muhammed Sani can identify the letters of the English alphabet, read simple sentences in English, such as: “I want to eat” and “I want to go home”. He can also work out simple mathematical sums. All this he has learnt over the past six months of attending the ... Read More »