The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned residents of Edo and Delta States to desist from buying kerosene from unauthorized outlets and dealers, saying they run the risk of buying adulterated, killer product, which is currently in the market. (more…)
Archive for August, 2010
Catholic Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan comprising of Ibadan, Ondo, Ekiti, Ilorin, Osogbo and Oyo dioceses in South West Nigeria have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to scrap the office of the 1st lady at all levels, saying it is un constitutional and an avenue for siphoning public funds.
The text of the Catholics statement is reproduced below: (more…)
A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has killed 231 people this year across 11 states and infected more than 4,500 others, the country’s chief epidemiologist said on Friday. (more…)
Nigerian interbank lending rates eased to 1.1 percent on average this week from 1.66 percent last after the release of large budgetary allocations to government agencies raised liquidity in the system (more…)
Mr. Jean Ziegler, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee writes on the”The tragedy of Noma (more…)
Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has challenged the leadership of Bayelsa Expenditure and Income Transparency Initiative, BEITI, to furnish Bayelsans with the financial position of the state and local governments as per income and expenditure.
Mr. Ifeanyi Odedo, National President, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, on Monday in Abuja called for an urgent spiritual rebirth as Nigeria celebrates her Golden Jubilee.
Odedo made the call at a pre-convention news conference heralding the association’s convention and Nigeria’s Golden Jubilee. (more…)
A Human Rights Watch Study has revealed that Nigerian police corruption has led officers to regularly detain innocent people to extort cash, with some tortured or allegedly killed in the process
The report describes a deeply corrupt police force in Africa’s most populous nation, where extortion and bribery have become institutionalised and junior officers are forced to pay up the chain of command to their superiors. (more…)
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will make his intentions for the 2011 Presidential elections known by the end of the month, a presidency source has said.
An election bid by Jonathan, who is from the southern Niger Delta, could split the ruling party due to an agreement that power rotates between the Muslim north and Christian south every two terms, meaning the next president should be a Muslim northerner.
The notion of sharing power between north and south aims to prevent such disputes becoming a factor in federal politics.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said Jonathan has the right to run, because he was previously vice president on a joint ticket with northern President Umaru Yar’Adua, who died mid-way through his first term earlier this year. (more…)
The issue of ineffective governance in the country and its implications account for incredible elections which results in leadership tussles in our society.
The 1999, 2003 and 2007 elections are now history, but it is left to observers to judge whether or not any of those elections were blatantly rigged. The issue is, how much difference will Professor Attahiru Jega make in the 2011 election? (more…)