Eschew hatred, hate speech, suspicion, Nigerian youths urged

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Nigerian youths have been charged to eschew hatred, hate speech and suspicion among adherents of different faiths, actions capable of engendering violent extremism and youth radicalization in the country. President, Next Generation Youth Initiative International (NeGYII), Mr Ambassador Onoja, gave the charge over the weekend at a one-day inter religious exchange sharing…

Ozubulu church massacre: Perpetrators demanded $1m to forestall attack –Witness

• As court relocates sitting to Awka Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka; Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha A star witness in the Ozubulu church massacre trial, Nkwado Onyeka, yesterday told Nnewi High Court 3 that the suspected perpetrators of the heinous crime demanded the sum of $1 million from Ozubulu people in South Africa to forestall killings in the community…

Help! We are all going mad!

The stationary cow gave a low moo, as the woman walked pass. Deep in thought, she answered absentmindely: “Oh, jare!”. On she went, ahead of herself, to her farm.        A  young woman roaming the streets saw an “abomination”. A man was eating from a public refuse dump. “Hey! Why are you be…

Who messed (Maced?) at the Senate?

They said someoneMaced (messed?) at the Senate. Who? Omo Mushin? Omo Yaba? Omo Ikeja? Omo Oyingbo? Omo Alimosho? Omo Agege? Omo Ojota? Omo Epe? Omo Ikorodu? Omo Onipanu? Omo Owerri? Omo Mbaise? Omo Okigwe? Omo Daura? Omo Nsukka? Omo Delta, Omo Kaduna? Omo Ibadan? Omo Ilorin? Omo Umuahia? Omo Olosi? Whichever Omo that messed, he…

No apologies for being tagged government mouthpiece –IBN-Mohammed, DG NTA

The Director General of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Yakubu Ibn-Mohammed, was appointed last year May. He joined the services of the NTA Jos in 1977 as Current Affairs Producer. He later held various senior management positions, among which were Controller News and Current Affairs, NTA, Jos; General Manager, NTA Bauchi; Director of News, NTA headquarters;…

A day of rage in the Green Chamber

Last Wednesday was a day like no other in the National Assembly. It was a day never seen in the history of the federal legislsture, since the country’s independence in 1960. On that day, members of the House of Representatives, legislative aides and journalists covering the Green Chamber were preparing for the commencement of the…

Betting bug bites school pupils

Oluwatobiloba Ademoye It is alarming to know that a lot of children are cultivating a gambling lifestyle. What is more frightening is the notion that such habit is increasingly becoming a social behaviour of a city child––and what’s worse, the indicators are not comforting. Presently, Lagos neighbourhoods are besieged by an accelerated proliferation of sports…