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POLITICS

Constitution Amendment Crisis Is Pdp’s Biggest Failure – Lawan

Ahmed Lawan

Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan was elected to the House of Representatives for the Northern state of Yobe in 1999 and later the Senate in 2007. In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Constitution Review and has been Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Accounts. He is one of the three major contenders for the position of Senate President. In this interview with journalists,...

BUSINESS

FG’s Agric Transformation Agenda Attracts $8b FDI In Four Years

Sonny Echono

By Chibuzor Emejor  -  Abuja   The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sonny Echono, has said that the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the out-going administration attracted over $8 billion investment commitments over the past four years of its implementation. Echono stated this in Abuja on Monday at a stakeholders’ validation workshop...

SPORTS

NFF Offsets Flying Eagles’ Camping Allowance

Flying Eagles

By Chibuike Chukwu, Lagos In a bid to boost the morale of the Flying Eagles players ahead of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has paid the camp allowance of the players, sources revealed to SL10 reporter. Flying Eagles Each player was paid $2000 for the duration of the training tour the team embarked on in Germany. It will be recalled that the team...

LIFE

Nollywood: How Too Many Movies Fuel Piracy

Top Yoruba actor, Olaiya Igwe, on Monday said that the prolific nature of movie production in Nigeria was the major cause of piracy in the industry. Igwe told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that piracy in the country’s movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood, emanated from a situation where numerous movies were churned out on daily basis. “In fact, the menace is just a secondary problem; the primary problem is the excess (number of) films in circulation,” he said. He also posited that piracy was aided by the viewers’ inclination to buy the most affordable films in the market. “(When)...

VOICES

Checking Security Agentcies’ Involvement In Pipeline Vandalism

letter writing

We urge the relevant police authorities and every other security agency, directly or indirectly involved with the responsibility to guard the country’s oil installations to urgently rise up to the need to resuscitate the principles of discipline and patriotism in their domain The increasing involvement of some unscrupulous police personnel in oil pipeline vandalism has taken a worrisome dimension...

COLUMNISTS

Gov Chime, This Is Mean!

scruples

Late last week, I was jolted by a recent report I stumbled upon about the brutal abduction, terrorisation and illegal detention of a hapless young man in Enugu by Gov Sullivan Chime’s bodyguards. The crime of 30-year-old Mr. Anthony Okeke which earned him such dehumanising treatment, according toThe Guardian of April 1, 2015, was that while on his way home after dropping off a friend about midnight...

BLOGS

A Serial Killer In Uniform

Conversation

Michael Slager, a North Charleston police officer, pulled up Walter Scot for a minor traffic offense (broken rear light). Then he wrestled Scot down and controlled Scott, a father of four and former American Coast Guard with his Taser – a kind of stun gun. Scot broke free and took to his heels to escape the Taser. He was unarmed. Slager drew his pistol from his hip holster and fired –...

MAN IN THE NEWS

Ubah To The Rescue

man-in-the-news

By Dele Omojuyigbe / Lagos   It does not take donkey’s years to become a national hero; neither does it require the strength of an elephant to be appreciated.  Just a little show of benevolence does it sometimes. The Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Uba, has just demonstrated rare kindness to fellow Nigerians at this critical period of nationwide...