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Boko Haram: A Tale of Silent Conspirators

Over a decade ago, my “place of origin”, Sagamu, was going through a difficult period with armed gangs running wild and free. Sagamu was a no-go area for visitors, and business activities were at an al time low. The Security agencies and the government of the day were also at their wits end. The last … Continue reading

Remodeled Kano International Airport to Be Commissioned Tomorrow.

In line with President Jonathan’s government policy of improving infrastructure across the country, some of the airports that refurbished or remodeled are ready for commissioning. In a brief from the Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. George Uriesi the ready-for-Commissioning Airports are as below. 1] The remodeled Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAIAK) will be commissioned … Continue reading

The many Presidents of Nigeria

by Favour Babatope Afolabi (Notes) on Thursday, 14 March 2013 at 02:56 One of the very interesting things that I have noticed within this polity is ‘The multiplicity of the Presidents’ that we have running this country simultaneously – there are so many people who love to champion their own positions to the point that … Continue reading

Aba Power Plant to Begin Operations April, Says Nnaji

The Aba power plant being handled by Geometrics Power Limited would begin generation of electricity from the end of April 2013. Chairman of the electricity company, Prof. Barth Nnaji who confirmed this to journalists in Aba added that the distribution of the energy generated will take place within the next three months. Speaking at the … Continue reading

Manitoba ready to start electricity contract

• Gets schedule of delegated authority • Govt may inaugurate supervisory board this week CANADIAN firm, Manitoba Hydro International, has finally been issued the schedule of delegated authority that would enable it to effectively take over the management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on behalf of the Federal Government. There are also strong … Continue reading

SERAP launches Citizens’ Guide to ICPC to encourage whistleblowers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has launched a new Citizens’ Guide to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to encourage Nigerians to report to the commission any reports of corruption whether or not this directly affect them.In a media briefing Friday at Ikeja to launch the report carried out in … Continue reading

Shocking Photos of Uyo Transformation – Kudos to Gov Akpabio… (includes sections of the East-West Rd constructed by the FG)

 

The North Actually does not control Nigeria’s Oil Blocks anymore: A Rejoinder to Toyin Akinosho: THE NORTH DOES NOT CONTROL NIGERIA’S OIL BLOCKS – Samuel Diminas

While Senator Ita Enang’s assertion that Northern interests control 83% of Nigeria’s oil blocks may be dated, this assumption is still widely believed in the oil producing communities of the Niger Delta. This is not a totally unfounded speculation, between 1991-1998 several very lucrative oil blocks and ‘crude oil lifting allocations’ where awarded by the … Continue reading

Fashola assures Lagosians on 1,966 projects

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday said his administration is currently executing about 1, 966 projects across the state to realise his objective of turning Lagos into Africa’s modern mega city. Speaking while fielding questions from journalists shortly after inspecting ongoing projects in Lekki and Victoria Island axis of the state, said the projects … Continue reading

Light At The End Of The Power Tunnel

The Goodluck Jonathan Administration has just gained significant confidence of the power sector investment community with the signing of a range of industry and transaction agreements that pave way for successful generation and distribution companies to take control of the new corporate entities unbundled from the PHCN. With this development, in the next fifteen days … Continue reading

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