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VIP ex-convicts still on national honours list • Presidential directive on George, Ibru, others ignored

The names of a  former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, and other ex-convicts, are still on the national honours

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Despite Bombings, Nigeria Remains Safe

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday insisted that Nigeria remained safe in spite of bombings, urging Nigerians not to entertain any fear in their daily activities. There

How Dr. Olawunmi Thorpe Lived, Died in Rubbish Dump

What exactly happened to Dr. Olawunmi Thorpe, an Ogun State indigene, who died a homeless man, may never be known.To passersby and residents, who saw

Lagosians Trek as Okada Ban, Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder

With the restriction of okada on some routes and the worsening fuel scarcity in Lagos State, many Lagosians who were stranded trekked to their destinations

Arrests of US Sailors in Japan Reignites Opposition to Bases

The arrest of two American sailors on suspicion of raping a woman in Okinawa has reignited tensions over the US military’s longstanding presence on the

'If Religion Was Taken Away, I'd Be Content'

The Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, spoke this week at the Hay Festival in Mexico. In an extract from his talk, he tells Peter Godwin

Aluu Killings: Court Remands 13 Suspects in Prison

THE Magistrate’s Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday remanded 13 suspects arrested in connection with the killing of four students of the

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Mikel Obi Returns to Super Eagles

There are strong indications that coach Stephen Keshi has included Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi in the Super Eagles team list for next month’s Africa Nations

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Oyo Team of Lawyers to Investigate Yekini's Death

A team of lawyers in Oyo State has expressed the desire to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of former Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini. The

Nigeria's Paralympics Team 'Stranded' at Lagos Airport

While Nigerians are celebrating the outing of the Nigerian Paralympic representatives at the just concluded London games, Team Nigeria athletes arrived the country with no

Nigeria's Paralympian Adesokan Wins First Gold, Breaks World Record

The medal that eluded Team Nigeria during the London 2012 Olympics came tumbling inThursday as Nigeria’s Paralympians begun their quest for medals and also to

Emmanuel Emenike Arrested for Match-Fixing in Turkey

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike was arrested and testified at an İstanbul court over a match-fixing scandal that rocked Turkey last year. Several media reports in Turkey

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Hepatitis B: a case for increased access to affordable treatment

Govt’s continued neglect for people living with Hepatitis B in Nigeria is affecting timely access to treatment and increasing the number of people dying from

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‘Not breastfeeding my baby was one pleasure I missed greatly’

The joy of being a mother is the dream of most women. But it can be a different ball game for a woman living with

Celebrating the gains of PMTCT one baby at a time

Rolake Odetoyinbo undoubtedly has one of the most powerful voices as far HIV/AIDS is concerned in Nigeria. Her values, her story- especially her triumph over

The Abuja Health Directory - an information well for health seeking Nigerians

The Abuja Healthcare Directory was created in 2011 but has been redesigned and updated for 2012. It contains the names of many of the hospitals

An Angel for people living with epilepsy in Edo

Rising from the abyss of epilepsy-related stigma, discrimination and pain, Angela Asemota is giving succour to families affected by the condition. KINGSLEY OBOM-EGBULEM on a

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5 things that the president of Nigeria can do to get his country back on track

President Muhammadu Buhari, who was inaugurated May 29, is the antithesis of the stereotypical Nigerian politician: incorruptible, soft-spoken, self-effacing and deliberate.  He embraces the nickname

He’s haunted by those he offended

The Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Ekiti State, Mr. Jide Awe, in this interview with FEMI MAKINDE reacts to some of the

Capital punishment for corruption good because the elite fear death

The prominent voice of the North, the Arewa Consultative Forum, recently proposed death penalty for corrupt public officials. In this interview with LEKE BAIYEWU and

Whittling down governors’ powers with LG autonomy

  In the past, the gap between the government and the people was a debilitating factor that made development difficult to get to the rural areas.

Boko Haram Members, Sponsors Are Uncivilised

SIX days after the fundamentalist  Islamic sect, Boko Haram, set conditions for ceasefire, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday  described   its members and  sponsors as “uncivilised”“Terminating

Olusegun Mimiko's Victory, End of ACN in South-West

Pan Yoruba social and political organisation, Afenifere, says  the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State has signalled the end of the Action Congress

Court Dismisses Move to Void Green Tea Agreement

An Abuja Federal High Court on Wednesday dismissed a suit in which the indigenes of Bakassi asked for an order to compel the Federal Government

"I Didn't Go to Germany for Cosmetic Surgery" - Dame Patience

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience, returned to the country on Wednesday after spending about seven weeks abroad. Mrs. Jonathan arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe

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