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An unidentified patient of Ebola virus disease has been quarantined in Texas, United States. The man, who returned from hardest-hit West Africa, has become the first case diagnosed on the American soil.

President Goodluck Jonathan had nothing meaningful to tell Nigerians – and foreigners – on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. He merely used the privilege to continue his presidential campaigns that...

The big match in the ongoing UEFA Champions League tonight (9:45pm) will be between Atletico de Madrid and Juventus of Group A, because of the strengths of the two teams. Atletico de Madrid are the...

Delta State FA chairman Mr Amaju Pinnick was yesterday elected chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He scored 32 votes out of 44, after a rerun. During the first round of voting, Pinnick was...

Nostradamus, Galileo and several other scientists and prophets of old had the uncanny wisdom and ability to see the future. In Nigeria, birthplace of this newspaper, there have been leaders with foresight too: Nnamdi...

  God, in his infinite wisdom, created me Igbo. If it is possible to reincarnate, I will return to this world an Igbo. I don’t know any section of Nigeria that could withstand the rest...

Last week, one of my readers reminded me of the thankless job newspaper columnists do. After reading the piece entitled “3million Jobs In 300 Days”, Mr A. Abba (+2348036465434) sent me a text message:...

With a population of 21million, Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve centre, is one of the world’s largest cities. The population is rising faster than many experts and government officials would seem to appreciate. Many people...

While commissioning just 49 “high luxury apartments” built by Abuja Investments Co. Ltd at “AICL Apo Dutse Housing Estate” recently, FCT minister Bala Mohammed boasted that his administration had allocated mass housing plots to...

One of Nigeria’s trendiest artistes, Tiwa Savage, has an amazing sense of style. It’s not surprising that her impeccable outfits and clean-cut silhouettes are styled to perfection… by none other than Veronica Ebie-Odeka. Her...

The event held in Johannesburg, recently, was tagged “Young African Women in Power”. There was a niece to the legendary Nelson Mandela, Gandhi Baai, doing her own thing. Ms Baai, from Eastern Cape, appeared first...

President Jonathan set up the Steve Oronsaye panel to design a template for reducing the workforce, apparently because recurrent expenditure was consuming about 74 per cent of the federal government’s budget. Almost three years...

Dimgba Igwe was an ace journalist, publisher, author, biographer and pastor. His death on Saturday, September 6, was shocking to most Nigerians, especially his colleagues who saw him as a role model. The manner...

Although the body of Dr Ameyo Stella Adedavoh, the heroine that prevented the index case for Ebola in Nigeria, Mr Patrick Sawyer, from infecting many Nigerians but got infected herself, had been cremated soon...

My younger brother got married on September 6, 2014. For about two weeks prior to his wedding, he had been trying, without success, to get me to sit down so he could have the...

This is the address President Goodluck Jonathan OUGHT TO deliver tomorrow: Fellow Nigerians: In the past, I used to feign unperturbed by the scale of wickedness perpetrated by the dregs of humanity that have waged a...

The Federal Capital Territory Vehicle Inspection Office has come with another 419. It began a "computerised vehicle inspection scheme" on September 1. The scheme, it says, is aimed at detecting faults in vehicles to...

Ebola has reached the FCT. But, to avoid mass hysteria, the authorities say they are still investigating the test result of a man suspected to have died of the virus disease in Abuja. Judging by...

This digital newspaper will formally make its debut on October 1, 2014. Until then, it will be test-driven by a team of professional journalists desirous of righting the wrongs observable in the journalism profession...

Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue for All Nations in Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, did not see it coming. But, on September 12, a four-storey building used as a guest house for those seeking spiritual healing...