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Yes another year has come and gone and as we close the chapter on 2011, I bring you highlights of the year. Without a doubt, the biggest highlight of 2011 was the dance craze known as Azonto that had everyone taking notice, from the church to the streets and into the nightclubs. The phenomenon did not only merit and entry into Wikipedia but also had stars like Amber Rose doing it or at least trying it
BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE BENIN – GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged Nigerians to stand firm in the Year 2012 and should not surrender to fear, even in the face of intimidation and violent attacks by those desperate to spread mutual hatred. In his New Year message, Oshiomhole who noted that the Nigerian nation, and not a particular religion or ethnic group, is under attack, urged the people to rise as one to face the challenge and defend the integrity of the polity. He said: “in the Year 2012, we can confidently look forward to a brighter future, because we have all the ingredients that engender socio-economic and political progress; namely, an enterprising people and a government that works
Ezillo (Ebonyi) – More than 50 people have been killed, Saturday, following a clash between the neigbouring communities of Ezillo and Ezza in Ebonyi State. Vanguard gathered that over 50 people were killed when a group of people from Ezza community attacked residents of neighbouring Ezilo over a land dispute. Meanwhile, Ebonyi state governor Martin Elechi, during his visit to the area said government would not tolerate the wanton killing of innocent citizens and the destruction of property in the name of communal conflict.
By Judith Woods Last updated at 12:01 AM on 1st January 2012 Christine Bleakley hasn’t paused for breath since bidding farewell to breakfast TV last month, not least because she’s promoting a fitness DVD with her sister Nicola.
Yinka Ogundaisi is a movie producer and marketer.
EVEN at 60, he still has a trim, athletic look. Beyond that however, Tunji Alapini , retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) talks so passionately about the Nigeria Police Force that one begins to wonder if it is no longer the much hated profession that kits its men in black.
Banji Alabi, chairman Ondo State Eminent Persons Group told ABIODUN FANORO that if government tackles security challenges and fixes the fuel subsidy issue, the New Year would bring great fortunes. On Removal Of Fuel Subsidy I hope Nigerians are ready for one of the toughest, most important fights we’ll face together against the removal of fuel subsidy, should Labour’s threat be anything to go by; but I think that although the timing is very wrong and totally insensitive to the mood of the nation, it is a good thing for Nigeria to deregulate
Gbenro Olajuyigbe, author and humanitarian and development worker is the coordinator of Human Security in Conflict and Emergencies works of ActionAid in Nigeria. He sent his expectations and projections for 2012 in an email exchange with GBENGA SALAU.
AS Nigerians make projections for year 2012, the Taraba State chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Jonah J. Kataps, has urged those in authority to urgently find lasting solutions to the numerous problems in the country