Archive for November, 2007

Wassup with the AGF

In: News

26 Nov 2007

I dont trust this Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Mike Aondoaka. The guy wanted to interfere in the cases the EFCC brought before the court. And there was the infamous unsavory exchanges between him and Ribadu. Now, he is asking the President, Yar’Adua to stop the trial of the former Delta State governor, […]

On Thursday, the Nigerian Senate handily voted to reject the handover of Bakassi to Cameroon.Here are excerpts of the story from Punch Newspapers: The Senate said the decision by Obasanjo to sign the August 14, 2006 Green Tree Agreement ceding the area to Cameroun, was unilateral and contrary to Section 12 (1) of the 1999 […]

Prince Charles celebrates his wedding anniversary with Princess Camilla at the Jesus House Redeemed Christian Church of God. The fact that he even considered the Church at all is very remarkable.

This is utterly shameful and the height of disappointment. The Minister of Education, Dr. Igwe Aja-Nwachukwu represented the President, President Yar’Adua at the University of Ibadan graduation ceremony. And his English was deadly. He could not pronounce nostalgia, muddled up unemployment and underemployment and said that the President was ‘unavoidable’ absent.  This  is a serious and extremely shameful situation. Here […]

The U-23 was spectacular as they held on to play a draw with the Ghanian Black Meteors. That is despite the fact that 2 prominent players, Mikel Obi and Taiye Taiwo were missing and that Gyan Asamaoh was in the Ghanian team. We now have to win the next game against South Africa to ensure […]

The week in brief

In: News

11 Nov 2007

Not waiting for the new House of Rep Speaker to settle down, there was a new controversy over whether or not he participated in the NYSC. But on Thursday, he presented a copy. I dont know if this is real or not. We will wait and see. The President presented his 2008 Budget to the […]

The Economist Magazine recently released the 2007 Business Competitiveness Ranking of 82 countries. Nigeria was ranked 75th just above Kenya, Angola, Cuba etc. I sincerely hope this changes.

Cyprian Ekwensi is Dead

In: News

5 Nov 2007

Guardian is reporting that renowned and one of the greatest authors from Nigeria, Cyprian Ekwensi has died at the age of 86. He died over the weekend in Enugu after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment. His works include Jagua Nana (1961), Jagua Nana’s Daughter (1987), Beautiful Feathers (1963), Iska (1966) and two collections of […]

Public Offer Mania

In: News

5 Nov 2007

I have been a fan of the public offers of the different companies in Nigeria for a while. A lot of them have been success stories. Examples include Zenith Bank, Oceanic Bank, GT Bank, and First Bank. A lot of banks had to go to the market to be able to raise funds to meet […]

At long last, the shameless speaker, Patricia Etteh has stepped down and has been replaced by Hon. Dimeji Bankole of Ogun State. As usual, he has promised vigorous debate and to act properly. But will this be the case? Here is Reuben Abati’s opinion piece in Guardiand Newspapers of Friday, November 2nd.   Etteh-tainment By […]

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