Europe

High-Priced Mediocrities By Okey Ndibe

I wonder how many Nigerians read a report in the online edition of Next newspaper titled “Four African Countries Will Achieve MDGs by 2015”. One suspects that some Nigerians who didn’t see the report must wonder whether their country made the list of four. Perish the thought! Next’s account cited a World Bank report issued […]

Nollywood

9/11 was staged: Iran’s leader: 2 planes couldn’t bring towers down

WASINGTON (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that as an engineer he’s sure the twin towers were not brought down by jetliners. Ahmadinejad, in an interview with The Associated Press, says it would have been impossible for two jetliners to bring down the towers simply by hitting them. he says some kind of planned […]

Celebrity

Strike looms at Nigeria Universities

Barring any last minute development, the non-academic staffers of Nigerian universities will embark on a week-long warning strike to express their displeasure over the non-implementation of an agreement it reached with the federal government in 2009. The three unions, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and Non Academic […]

Nigeria News

Nigeria should have been a producing nation by now – Abdurahman

Worried by the collapse of industries in the North, Alhaji Mohammed Abdurahman, a former Secretary of the Political Committee of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), in this interview with Regional Editor, HASSAN IBRAHIM, proffers solutions to the problem. Excerpts: SOME concerned Northerners are disturbed that the Federal Government plans to grant waiver to an Indian […]

Nigeria News

EFCC has reduced corruption in Nigeria – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured prospective investors in Nigeria that they have nothing to fear about the possibility of losing their investments to advance fee fraud or any of the other related economic crimes as the country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has brought such incidents to the barest minimum. The president who gave the assurance […]