26 Jul 2015 2 Features
After meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington DC, the US President Barack Obama started what may be his last official Africa diplomatic shuttle as he arrived Nairobi, Kenya, his first visit to his ancestral home. The US President will also make a first time visit to the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Professor Chibuzo Nwoke, Secretary General of the Nigeria Society of International Affairs (NSIA) and Head, Department of International Relations, Political Science and Public Administration, Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, told KAMAL TAYO OROPO that African leaders must not expect the United States to solve any of the continent’s problems, as they have to look inward for solution to challenges of security, economy and corruption.
26 Jul 2015 3 Features
IT was an official visit that attracted not only national, but also international attention. President Muhammadu Buhari was going to visit the United States of America for four days, on the invitation of President Barack Obama. Was this going to be just another jamboree, or truly an event that would reset the buttons in the relationship between the two countries?
26 Jul 2015 Features
WHEN the Osun-Osogbo festival held this year, it would have been proper if the prevailing economic and social circumstances had broken out to the present dimension. Adherents to that ancient religion repose much faith in the ability of the deity to cleanse and prosper its followers.
25 Jul 2015 1
Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera Family: Palm tree Common English names: Coconut Description THE name coconut comes from Spanish and Portuguese word coco, which means “monkey face.” Coconut is a perennial palm tree that grows up to 30 metres in tropical climate.
25 Jul 2015 1
ISN’T it weird and disturbing that rather than put the interest of the nation uppermost by applying the immense potential of the Nigerian Senate to the hilt, we are at each other’s throat on the inconsequential matter of why Dr. Bukola Saraki should not be Senate President and why Senator Ike Ekweremadu from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ought not to be his Deputy?
25 Jul 2015
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (right) exchanging greetings with the former Minister of Information, Chief Nnia Nwodo (jnr) Major General Godwin Ugwoke (rtd), Prof. Lawrence Ocho and other leaders of Nsukka General Assembly on arrival for a meeting with the Assembly members at Adada House Nsukka recently
24 Jul 2015 1
Alhaji Yahaya Bello, an All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Kogi State, described himself as the right person for the position because he has the vision, energy, qualification and track record in both the public and private sectors to govern. “I am young and I belong to the youth. I belong to the teaming population that has been disenchanted.
24 Jul 2015 5
THE Southeast caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives has backed the position of the Speaker of the House Yakubu Dogara that principal offices in the lower chamber of the National Assembly must be equitably distributed among the country’s six geo-political zones. The Southeast caucus was reacting to Dogara’s correspondence…
24 Jul 2015 3
Crisis in the National Assembly I believe very much in the party supremacy and the rule of law otherwise I have no business being in the senate. As much as I respect the views and choices of my other colleagues, we must also recognise the fact that politics is fluid. When we started, it was…
24 Jul 2015 2
THE Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has lamented that the protracted leadership crisis trailing the newly inaugurated Eighth National Assembly is a serious distraction to the smooth take off and business of the legislature. The Speaker who expressed dismay over the development while inaugurating a 21-man committee to help in the nation’s…