2015: UN, US back use of card readers

By our correspondent Jeffrey Feltman, United Nations Political Envoy, on Thursday conveyed the UN support for the use of card readers during the March 28 general elections as decided by the Independent National Electoral Commission…

FIRS gets new chairman

A new acting chairman was on Wednesday approved for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja. He is Mr Samuel Ogungbesan. The Presidency said in a statement, signed by the Special Adviser to the…

Jonathan assigns potfolios to new ministers

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sworn in the eight ministers and assigned them portfolios during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The Senate, last week screened and confirmed the appointments of the ministers. The new…

Selection by election

By Dr O.Z. Adeniyi Do we actually elect our leaders or are made to select them through election? The outcome of election today is hardly the choice of the people. Our election today has become…

NEWS FLASH: Syria shoots down US drone

Syria military, late Thursday says it has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), otherwise known as drone, belonging to the US. ”Syrian air defenses brought down a hostile US surveillance aircraft over north Latakia,”…