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I’m happy UPU crisis’ll wake Urhobo from nightmare

I’m happy UPU crisis’ll wake Urhobo from nightmare

Chief Olori Magege, chairman, Delta State Waste Management Board, a prominent Urhobo and member of the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Organisation, Delta State, in this interview with Felix…

Northern Nigeria gluttonous for power – Arabo

Northern Nigeria gluttonous for power – Arabo

Honourable Simon Yakubu Arabo, a lawyer, represents Kauru federal constituency of Kaduna State on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with Juliet Oyoyo, he…

Political parties were heavily bribed to support polls shift – Okorie

Political parties were heavily bribed to support polls shift – Okorie

Chief Chekwas Okorie is the presidential candidate of United Progressives Party (UPP) in the rescheduled March 28 presidential election . He spoke with journalists at his Enugu residence…

Executive, lawmakers’ face-off heats up Ebonyi politics

Executive, lawmakers’ face-off heats up Ebonyi politics

By Felix Uka  –  Reporter, Abakaliki   The fire incident which razed down a section of the Ebonyi state house of assembly complex on Tuesday this week could…

When Jega met Senators  over polls’ shift

When Jega met Senators over polls’ shift

By Ignatius Okorocha - Special Correspondent, Abuja   Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega last week appeared before the Senate of the Federal Republic where…

I will advise Jonathan to throw in the towel before March 28 –Oshun

I will advise Jonathan to throw in the towel before March 28 –Oshun

Olanrewaju Oshun  is  a  member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Lagos Mainland Constituency 2. In this interview with newsmen recently, he expressed confidence that President…

Group mobilizes support for Jonathan’s re-election

Group mobilizes support for Jonathan’s re-election

By Augustine Adah  -  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   Barely one month to the presidential election in the country, are several groups mobilizing support for the candidate of their…

Business

FCMB Capital emerges best local investment bank

FCMB Capital  emerges best local investment bank

FCMB Capital Markets Limited , the investment banking arm of FCMB Group Plc, has been adjudged the ”Best Local Investment Bank in Nigeria” at the 2014 African Banking…

Seplat shut down cuts 528mw from national grid

Seplat shut down cuts 528mw from national grid

By Anayo Korie  /  Ag Energy Editor   The  Seplat Petroleum Company recent  shut down is costing the nation 528ww  of electricity daily. The company shut down the…

NSE Index down 0.49 per cent

NSE Index down 0.49 per cent

By Bamidele Ogunwusi  / Correspondent, Lagos   After a bullish run spanning eight trading days, trading on the floor of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed downward on Thursday…

CBN directs banks to commence treasury single account scheme

CBN directs banks to commence treasury single account scheme

By Sola Alabadan  / News Editor, Sunday   The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to commence the Federal Government’s treasury single account…

NDLEA arrests two ex convicts for drug smuggling

NDLEA arrests two ex convicts for drug smuggling

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos   National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kano State Command has apprehended two ex-convicts for allegedly smuggling dried weeds that tested positive for…

Is Nigeria’s territorial water safe?

Is Nigeria’s territorial water safe?

With massive investment in maritime security in the recent past, resulting in satellite capabilities and increased operational platforms, the removal of the country from war risk zone is…

Guinness announces 5% revenue rise

Guinness announces 5% revenue rise

Guinness Nigeria has announced its interim results for the six months which ended December 31, 2014. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the management of the…

Sports

2022 W’Cup final should be on December 18 – Blatter

2022 W’Cup final should be on December 18 – Blatter

The 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than December 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said. A FIFA…

Manu Garba names Muhammed, Alampasu 19 others for AYC

Manu Garba names Muhammed, Alampasu 19 others for AYC

Flying Eagles’ Head Coach, Manu Garba (OON) on Thursday released a list of 21 players who will represent the country at…

Falcons coach says Mali challenge a big task

Falcons coach says Mali challenge a big task

Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Edwin Okon on Thursday said having to face Mali in the All-Africa Games (AAG) and 2016 Olympics…

NFF offers me N5m per month-Keshi

NFF offers me N5m per month-Keshi

Stephen Keshi has revealed that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has offered to pay him five million Naira monthly, same amount…

Ghana, Togo others for Lagos International Junior Golf Open

Ghana, Togo others for Lagos International Junior Golf Open

Ghana, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire will participate in the forthcoming West Africa junior golf tournament, meant for players between 5 and19 years.…

Oshonaike targets first World Tour title n Lagos

Former African table tennis women champion, Funke Oshonaike, has promised to win the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour tagged…

W’Wolves camp in disarray over unpaid emoluments

W’Wolves camp in disarray over unpaid emoluments

•No It’s not true-Official By Steve Oma-Ofozor, Senior Correspondent, Lagos   There are strong indications that Warri Wolves may crash out of…

Features

Cultism: Pastor’s son others nabbed with guns

Cultism: Pastor’s son others nabbed with guns

By Andrew Utulu / Correspondent, Lagos   Timothy Obi wept profusely when Saturday Independent interviewed him at the premises of Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos.…

Share a Problem with Agatha

A woman’s perspective

A woman’s perspective

There is a widely held belief that both men and women, as members of the opposite sex cannot be just friends; that is, that a platonic relationship…

Editorial

The closure of the foreign exchange auction window The closure of the foreign exchange auction window

The closure of the foreign exchange auction window The closure of the foreign exchange auction window

 Dr. Boniface Chizea, a Lagos based Management Consultant, posits that the closure of the foreign exchange auction window which was to prevent the free fall of the…

Metro

We specialise in snatching motorcycles –Suspect

We specialise in snatching motorcycles –Suspect

By Andrew Utulu  - Correspondent, Lagos    A 20-year-old robbery suspect, Nojeem Adekanmi, has confessed that he and his gang specialized in snatching motorcycles while armed with locally…

Agenda

The real danger of Naira devaluation

The real danger of Naira devaluation

With this CBN policy, the Naira will never witness any stability If the managers of the Nigerian economy were to be sincere with the nation, they will…

True Confession

I have a magic face –Tamara Etiemo

I have a magic face –Tamara Etiemo

Tamara Etiemo, better known as Tamara Jones, is a multi-talented performer. The actress and singer, in this chat with Assistant Editor, Sam Anokam, talks about her work…

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