Nigeria News

Nigeria: 2011 – Jonathan and Northern Politicians at war on words

Abuja — The Northern Political Leaders Forum has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of political intolerance, warning that such undemocratic acts could undermine the country’s nascent democracy, national unity and political stability, according to a statement signed by former Senate president, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu yesterday. However, a reaction signed by Sully Abu, Director of Media and […]

Africa

Nigeria: troops ready to hunt down child kidnappers

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria deployed hundreds of soldiers to a town in lawless Abia State on the fringes of the Niger Delta on Thursday to hunt down an armed gang holding 15 school children hostage, residents said. Roughly 400 soldiers in armoured vehicles sealed off the town of Aba, where the kidnapped youngsters […]

Op ed

Australians urged to rethink Nigeria travel

Australians have been urged to reconsider travelling to Nigeria as the west African nation prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says the threat of terror is high, and has reissued its advisory to “reconsider your need to travel”. Nigeria is celebrating 50 years of independence […]

Africa

Nigeria has a lot to celebrate, says U.S. envoy

United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, said yesterday that Nigeria has a lot to celebrate, as the government rolls out the drums to herald the Golden Jubilee of the country’s independence. Mr Carson, who arrives Abuja tomorrow at the head of a delegation from the U.S. government, spoke yesterday during […]

Africa

Nigeria must not sink the true federalism

On April 1st,1953,Chief Anthony Enahoro, a back bencher in the Central House of Representatives as it was called then introduced a private member’s Bill demanding for self-government for Nigeria by 1956. His historic motion was developed and later realised on 1st of October,1960 with collected efforts and cooperation of our early nationalists and founding fathers […]