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Lagos to Deploy Advanced Traffic Software

The Lagos State Government, in its efforts at improving the efficiency level and service delivery of its staff, is set to procure hi-tech traffic software vehicles to move traffic and transport management from the present manual analogue to a more [...]

June 12, 2013 Transportation
Demolishing Kidnappers' Houses Is Legal

Demolishing Kidnappers’ Houses Is Legal – Delta CP

Delta State Police Commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba says the demolition of houses were kidnappers operate in the state is in line with the state government edict. Aduba, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust, said, “The [...]

June 12, 2013 Law

12 Arrested for Vandalising PHCN Cables In Lagos

The Nigerian Navy yesterday arrested no fewer than 12 persons for allegedly vandalising PHCN cables in Apapa area of Lagos. The 12 suspects, among them a 21 year-old lady, were arrested at the wee hours of yesterday by naval operatives [...]

June 12, 2013 Crime

Two Die In Kogi Auto Crash

Two persons yesterday died while three others sustained serious injuries in an accident that occurred at Alede village along the Ajaokuta-Lokoja road. An eyewitness said the accident which happened at about 12pm involved a Toyota Carina with registration number AR [...]

June 12, 2013 Incidents
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World Cup 2014: Sepp Blatter Praises Stadium Designs As Countdown Begins

Sepp Blatter has given a glowing endorsement of Brazil's World Cup stadiums with a year to go until the finals. The FIFA president is due in the country this week to attend the Confederations Cup, the event customarily used as [...]

June 12, 2013 General

56 Kids Hidden In Cartons Rescued From Factory

On Tuesday morning, 11-year-old Ankit (name changed) walked past the filth on a congested street to join other boys like him at a factory in Badli industrial area in northwest Delhi. At 9 am, work was in full swing as [...]

June 12, 2013 Uncategorized

BREAKING NEWS: Fatai Rolling Dollar Is Dead

It has been reported that veteran highlife musician Fatai Rolling Dollar, is dead. Born 22nd July 1926, Rolling Dollar was known for his verve and dexterity on the guitar. His zest for life and energy, even in old age, was [...]

June 12, 2013 Music and film

Nigeria Sends 700 Soldiers To Liberia For Peace Mission

As part of contribution to United Nation’s peace support operations to West Africa, 700 soldiers from the Nigerian Army have been deployed to Liberia for a peace support operation. Addressing the troop at their graduation ceremony from the Nigerian Army [...]

June 12, 2013 Africa

Edo Halts Judicial Panel On Slain UNIBEN Student

Edo State Government has halted action on the setting up of a panel of inquiry into the killing of Mr. Ibrahim Momodu. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor said the government’s decision is because a case [...]

June 12, 2013 Education

How Ezu River 19 Were Killed, By Senate

The mystery surrounding the 19 floating bodies found in Ezu River in Anambra State has been uncovered. Senate Joint Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence looked into the case of the mysteriouse dead bodies on the Ezu [...]

June 12, 2013 Incidents
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45m Nigerians Risk Losing Internet Freedom—Study

More than 45 million internet users in Nigeria comprising the general public are on the verge of losing their Internet privacy on every form of cyber-communication as the federal government intensifies efforts to monitor them online according to a new [...]

June 11, 2013 Technology
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Nigeria Poised To Advance In World Cup

Nigeria could be the first qualifiers for the final round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Africa if they win in Namibia on Wednesday. Maximum points for the Super Eagles would give them an unassailable Group F lead if [...]

June 11, 2013 Sports

Kwara Student Shot By Policeman Recovering From Bullet Wounds

A student of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ahmed Dayo, allegedly shot by a policeman has undergone two operations to remove bullets from his legs and is presently recuperating at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. The victim, whose rumor of [...]

June 11, 2013 General

VIDEO: Our Education System Isn’t Dead – Education Consultant

An education consultant, Mr Sodunke Oludotun today accused the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde of “trying to see that the education system in Nigeria is dead”. Oludotun said, “Dibu is trying to see [...]

June 11, 2013 Education

Three Nigerians Jailed For Fraud in UK

UK — Three Nigerians who tried to trick their way to a new life in the UK through sham marriage and illegal employment have been jailed. Henrietta Samugana, 32, Oluwatobi Adegbenro, 36, and his brother Olaseni Adegbenro, 30, were sentenced [...]

June 11, 2013 Crime
FG Saves N118bn From 46,821 Ghost Workers.

FG Saves N118bn From 46,821 Ghost Workers

The introduction of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government has so far led to the discovery of 46,821 ghost workers and saved the nation N118.9 billion. The Coordinating [...]

June 11, 2013 Government and politics

Cultists Stab 19-Year-Old Father To Death

Suspected cult members killed a 19-year-old boy, Obunneke Osondu, in Pedro, Bariga area of Lagos State. It was learnt that Obunneke was killed on Saturday by members of Eiye Confraternity, two hours after leaving his home in Ayinke Street. The [...]

June 11, 2013 Incidents

PHOTOS: Graphic Details Of How These Beautiful Young Twins’ Lost Their Lives

These beautiful young twins recently lost their lives in a horrific car accident. A good friend of theirs shares the details on Facebook. Read below and check out more photos;       [...]

June 11, 2013 Incidents

FRSC Unveils Worst Accident Prone Roads

The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has stated that the Benin-Ore road, Abuja-Lokoja road and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway are the worst accident prone roads and warned the public concerning these roads. The Assistant Corp Marshal of the FRSC, Dennis Terrang, [...]

June 10, 2013 Transportation

How Five South African Policemen Brutally Beat A Nigerian To Faint, Wake Him Then Tortue Him Again To Death

Five Limpopo police officers beat a Nigerian man to death, the Polokwane Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday. “I put it to you that you beat him, he fainted and you resuscitated him. He woke up and… you beat him again,” [...]

June 10, 2013 Africa

Declare June 12 Democracy Day – SANs BY SUCCESS NWOGU,

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Yusuf Ali and John Baiyeshea, have called on the Federal Government to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. In separate telephone interviews with our correspondent on Saturday, they stated that June 12 was [...]

June 9, 2013 Government and politics, Return to democracy

Why we revived Awolowo, MKO’s party — Falae, Fasehun BY LEKE BAIYEWU AND GBENGA ADENIJI

Former minister and presidential candidate, Chief Olu Falae and founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Faseun, have said they are reviving  old opposition parties to give the electorate an alternative to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the [...]

June 9, 2013 Government and politics

UNIBEN Student Killing: Edo Police Command Sends Case File To DPP

The Edo state Police Command, forwarded the case file of the slain 22-year-old University of Benin (UNIBEN) student who was allegedly killed by the police last week Wednesday, to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal Advice. This came barely [...]

June 8, 2013 Education

Kebbi Federal University To Focus On Medicine, Social Sciences, Says VC

The Vice Chancellor of the newly approved Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Prof. Lawal Bilbis, on Friday said the institution would concentrate on medicine, social sciences and the humanities. Bilbis, who said this at a news conference in Birnin Kebbi, added [...]

June 8, 2013 Education
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NYSC Coordinator Warns Corps Members Against Absenteeism

Adeyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that any corps member who absconded would repeat the service year. We discover that corps members have various reasons for absconding during their service year, but for whatever reason, NYSC [...]

June 8, 2013 Government and politics
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Fulfil Your Promises To S’East, Ndigbo Tells Jonathan

The Ndigbo Unity Forum has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfil his promises to the people of the South East In a statement by its President, Augustine Chukwudum, which was made available to Saturday PUNCH, the group asked for [...]

June 8, 2013 Government and politics

Expert Blames Rejection of Nigerian Cocoa On Fraud

The Managing Director of Armajaro Nigeria Limited, Mr. Dimeji Filani, has blamed fraudulent practices by some cocoa farmers and traders for the rejection of cocoa beans from Nigeria at the international market. Filani said this in Ijan Ekiti on Friday [...]

June 8, 2013 Agriculture

My Ordeal In Kidnappers’ Den – Osun Speaker’s Wife

Wife of the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Alhaja Muibat Salaam, yesterday, recounted her ordeals in the hands of those who abducted her last year as the trial of the suspects started at Iwo High Court, Osun state. Leading [...]

June 7, 2013 Incidents
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Protest In Benin After Police Kill And Bury UNIBEN Student

Students of the University of Benin on Wednesday June 5th marched round the streets of Benin, protesting the death of one of their own, a final student named Ibrahim Momodu, who was allegedly killed and hurriedly buried by men of [...]

June 7, 2013 Incidents

East-West Road To Be Completed Dec 2014 – FG

The Federal Government, Thursday, reassured Nigerians, particularly people of the Niger Delta, that the N347 billion East West highway dualisation projects would be completed and deliver by December 2014.   Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe, who [...]

June 7, 2013 Transportation
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