Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie, today defended British newspapers and accused Mr Cameron of "obsessive arse kissing" of Rupert Murdoch. It came as one of Britain's most powerful newspaper editors today launched a stinging attack on David Cameron and criticised his relationship with the Murdoch empire. On a day that Nigerians security agents laid siege on The Nation Newspapers’ premises and arrested four journalists over the
[elombah.com] Like joke, like joke, another crooked Senator will be foisted on Anambra people. It is bad enough that two Senators representing Anambra people in the National Assembly are serial election riggers. To have another crooked Senator who has never won even a single election in his life - whether rigged or not - foisted on Anambra people is a joke taken too far! Senator Alphonsus Igbeke, has vowed to present himself for
[elombah.com] In light of the outcry and disgust arising from recent gang-rape of a woman in the Abia State University (ABSU) posted on the internet, I hereby republish an article I originally wrote on June 29 2009. Rape is the hidden crime in the Nigeria society. Commenting on this ABSU incident, BBC noted the high-profile case has highlighted what campaigners say is the Nigerian police's refusal to take rape seriously as a crime.
'The President has lost his power to grant waivers to businessmen and companies'. Ordinarilly this should be great news. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance and Coordinator, Economic Team, announced at a seminar on “Beyond the Banking Reforms” put together by Thisday Newspaper at the ongoing IMF/World Bank meeting, that “All those who usually go to see the President at night will no longer be allowed to do
“We cannot prove all of these accusations in a court of law” – US Ambassador
Associates of a High Profile Nigerian Politician prominently mentioned in one the of American Diplomatic Cable from Nigeria released by wikileaks have confided in me that his principal might sue Nigerian Newspapers and online media that republished those parts of the cable that accused him of receiving Millions of dollar kickbacks from the NNPC.
It has been a hectic August - The suspension of Justice Ayo Salami, President of the Court of Appeal, the Abuja bombing , the Jos Killings, Kidnap of Mikel Obi’s father, Arrest of 300 members of MASSOB, and more Boko Haram attacks in Borno and other Northern States – Nigeria appears to be a country under siege! But Last Fridays’ suicide bombing of the U.N. Abuja compound wins the ultimate hit. Nigeria's latest suicide bombing Friday at
The title of this article is not original to me. It was first used by a guy that writes under the alias, Wharf Aiseokhuoba Snake. Because of the purgency of what he said, I reproduce what he said in full below. The security situation in our country is dire, and the official reaction pitiable. The independence day bombing last year is unsolved. The Police HQ bombing this year is unsolved. Last week's UN HQ bombing will also be unsolved.
[elombah.com]The six months old feud between the country’s topmost judicial officers – Justice Aloysius Katsina-alu - Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, and Justice Ayo Isa Salami - President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) came to a head with the announcement last week that Justice Salami has been suspended from office by the National Judicial Council (NJC) following his disregard of the Council's directive to tender apologies to the NJC and the Chief Justice of
"When the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, 'Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?'" – Luke 7:20: As Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala assumes her former office as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Some Nigerians ask: Is she the messiah we are waiting for? Yesterday as the former World Bank managing director was sworn in as Nigeria's finance minister and chief coordinator of
The just ended public hearing by the Senate Ad Hoc committee on the privatisation of Nigeria’s public enterprises have exposed how politicians connived with wealthy businessmen to loot our commonwealth in the name of privatisation. It was one dirty detail after another as the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee investigating the privatization process heard that the rift between the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his deputy, Vice
Contrary to his avowed commitment that he will limit Nigeria’s perennially high cost of of governance, President Goodluck Jonathan currently superintends over some of the nation’s highest relative budget raises in 2011, with the running cost of the presidency reaching a new high. that is the contention of Ini Ekott writing on Next Newspapers. He said: "For more than a decade since the return of democracy – save for a year under
I note that several Nigeria Newspapers that reported on my Tuesday visit to see Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, United Kingdom are attributing inaccurate statements to me. They are in effect putting words into my mouth. I wish to point out that apart from friends that called me from the USA and UK, not one journalist from Nigeria called to speak or interview me about my visit to Ikemba, or
“First were the events that happened after the murder of General Sani Abacha and late Chief MKO Abiola. For fear that I may divulge information that led to their death; they have to keep me in prison till date. I am an officer who is being persecuted. After the death of Abacha, so much happened within three days and the country was without a president or vice-president. Many senior officers wanted to become Head of State, but
In trying to convince Bob Onyeama - chief of staff to Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, to allow me see the Ikemba, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, last Tuesday, my major plank was that I am not simply here to ascertain the state of ikemba’s health, but to verify the level of care extended to him. Prior to the visit, those I had contacted for help to see the Ikemba, would verify I always say the same thing. The 79 year-old
Tuesday, 02 August 2011, time 19:45 pm, I saw Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Ikemba Nnewi, Dikediorama Ndigbo, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, United Kingdom. And I could confirm that Ezeigbo is not being sustained on life support machine. The State of health of the former Biafran Leader has excited Nigerians and elicited huge debate on the listserves. Not a few people have asked me to investigate Ikemba’s
1. The federal government’s domestic debt rose to 5.21 trillion naira ($34 billion) at the end of June, from 4.87 trillion naira as of March, according to statements on the website of the Abuja-based Debt Management Office. The amount is equivalent to 15.3 percent of 2011 gross domestic product based on National Bureau of Statistic estimates, said Gregory Kronsten, head of macroeconomic and fixed income research at FBN Capital Ltd. The