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Ghana deports thousands in crackdown on illegal Chinese goldminers

Thousands of Chinese nationals have been deported from Ghana in a crackdown on the plunder of the country's gold by illegal miners. Immigration authorities say more than 4,500 Chinese nationals have been repatriated after a series of swoops on illegal goldmines. The Guardian has [...]

July 16, 2013 Africa

6 trampled to death in scramble for Ramadan largesse

BY SALISU  MARADUN Six people were reported to have died in a stampede that broke out in front of a house belonging to a Gusau-based millionaire, Alhaji Shehu Danfulani Maidoya, early yesterday.   According to the sources, this time around [...]

July 16, 2013 Africa
Landlord scam

100 prospective tenants battle over 13 flats

BY MONSUR  OLOWOOPEJO No fewer  than 100 prospective tenants, Monday, stormed Office of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, demanding the governor’s intervention as they claimed that they were duped by the landlord of the building at 59 Oriola [...]

July 16, 2013 Real Estate
Awwal recounts ordeal

Woman roasts 7-yr-old step-son’s hand

BY FUNMI AJUMOBI   The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman, Mrs Aminot Otun, for roasting the right hand of her seven-year-old step-son,  Awwal Otun, last Thursday.   Awwal’s hand was allegedly roasted for adding drops of liquid [...]

July 16, 2013 Law
A Lagos Magistrate’s Court

3 remanded over alleged terrorism, threat to kill

BY ONOZURE DANIA A Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, ordered that three suspects be remanded in prison custody over alleged terrorism and threat to kill. Magistrate Margaret Dan-Oni ordered the remand of the defendants in prison custody pending [...]

July 16, 2013 Law
The Academic Staff Union of Universities

More Disturbing Education Matters

HOWEVER the strikes of university, and polytechnic teachers are resolved, they would fail to address the damages from imbalance in the attention the authorities give different sides of higher education.   The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the [...]

July 16, 2013 Education
Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu’s Frank Letter To Governor Amaechi.

“To Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, this is the time to wear your thinking cap and beat a retreat fast. There is no need squabbling with the President, because it is a battle you cannot win. The office of the President [...]

July 16, 2013 Government and politics
Bola Tinubu

Why We Must Rally Round Amaechi – Bola Tinubu.

Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has urged support for Governor Chibuke Amaechi of Rivers State from the hierarchy of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who he claimed, have added public brawling to their achievements. In a [...]

July 16, 2013 Government and politics
Senate shifts PIB meeting for Constitution, Ewherido

Senate shifts PIB meeting for Constitution, Ewherido

By Henry Umoru ABUJA — FOLLOWING debates on report of the 1999 Constitution, the Senate has been forced to shift a planned public hearing on the provisions of the new Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, with the thirty-six state governors and [...]

July 16, 2013 Law

Rainstorm Demolishes Around 200 Houses in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, on Monday said about 200 houses was destroyed by rainstorm on July 14 in Malamadori Council of the state.   The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Aliyu Waziri, said this in Dutse in an [...]

July 15, 2013 Incidents

Optimism Over Mandela’s Recovery

Mandela's Recovery – Former South African president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday he was confident his predecessor Nelson Mandela's health would improve and the ailing anti-apartheid hero would be released to recuperate at home.   “I know the doctors who are [...]

July 15, 2013 Africa

Lagos To Demolish 30 Houses In Ebute Metta

The Lagos State Government has marked 30 defective buildings for demolition at Ebute-Metta area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.   The action  follows the collapse of  a building in the area last week in which eight people died.   General Manager, [...]

July 15, 2013 Real Estate
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Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Prepared For Coaching Role

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has suggested this season could be part of his transition into life after football as he looks to adopt a coaching role at Old Trafford.   Giggs, 39, is preparing to enter his 22nd season [...]

July 15, 2013 Sports

QPR Goalkeeper Julio Cesar In Talks On Move To Napoli

Julio Cesar's agent has confirmed that the Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper is closing in on a move to Napoli.   Napoli are keen to sign the Brazil international on loan with QPR resigned to losing the keeper following their relegation [...]

July 15, 2013 Sports
The Lagos State Police Command says criminals in the state have devised a new method of operating and making money without stress.

How Kidnappers Make Fast Money Without Stress

The Lagos State Police Command says criminals in the state have devised a new method of operating and making money without stress. According to police authorities, criminals now contact their victims on the telephones, threatening to kill or kidnap them. [...]

July 15, 2013 Crime

Rivers crisis can lead to revolution –Deputy Speaker

BY CHUKWUDI AKASIKE   The Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Kwanee Leyii, in this interview with CHUKWUDI AKASIKE, commends the National Assembly for intervening in the crisis rocking the state   HOW would you describe the intervention of the [...]

July 14, 2013 Government and politics

Tonto Dike: NDLEA probes more celebrities for hard drugs

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it is keeping tabs on more celebrities in Nollywood and the music industry for drug trafficking, abuse and links with drug cartels. The agency said the move became necessary, following its investigation [...]

July 14, 2013 Culture, Nollywood

Rivers crisis: Mass protest looms • Demonstrators must be orderly –Police • N’Assembly to reject emergency rule

BY JOHN ALECHENU, JOHN AMEH, CHUKWUDI AKASIKE OLUWOLE JOSIAH FRIDAY OLOKO AND ALLWELL OKPI   Organised labour and civil society groups are planning a showdown with the Federal Government should the crisis in Rivers State remain intractable.   The groups [...]

July 14, 2013 Government and politics
Jos kidnapping STF rescues 8 hostages arrest 3 suspects

Jos kidnapping: STF rescues 8 hostages, arrest 3 suspects

Jos –  The Special Task Force (STF) Anti-kidnapping Squad in Jos on Saturday arrested three members of kidnapping gang and rescued eight victims. The squad arrested the gang leader and the owner of Chiwarna Hotel in Jos North where the [...]

July 14, 2013 Incidents, Strife and sectarian violence
The Bayelsa State Police Command

ARMED ROBBERY: Police kick over army’s arrest of inspector

By Samuel Oyadongha, The Bayelsa State Police Command, yesterday, carpeted the 4th Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Benin City over the arrest and parading  of a police inspector, Nanagha Aduomeni, for alleged involvement in armed robbery along  Bomadi Road  [...]

July 14, 2013 Crime
Nigerian serving in the US Army

Boko Haram: Let’s do what America did to Mexico — Nigerian serving in the US Army

By Gabriel Enogolase   MAJOR Wisdom Osagiede Ogbewekon-Osemwende is a Nigerian serving in the United States Army; he served in Iraq during the American/Iraqi war. A member of the Benin royal family, he is currently attached to the African Command [...]

July 14, 2013 Military

2015: Jonathan seals deal with Muslim leaders

By Jide Ajani   President Goodluck Jonathan may dump Vice President Namadi Sambo for the former Zamfara State governor, Senator Sani Ahmed Yerima, as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election, it was learnt at the weekend.   The [...]

July 14, 2013 General
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George Zimmerman acquitted in Trayvon Martin case

George Zimmerman walked free from a Florida courtroom late on Saturday after a jury acquitted the neighbourhood watch leader of murdering an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in a case that played into the national debates about race, civil rights and the proliferation of [...]

July 14, 2013 Uncategorized

Court Denies Bail to Hezbollah Suspects

Federal High Court in Abuja has refused bail for three Lebanese-Nigerian men accused of stockpiling weapons and plotting terrorist attacks for Hezbollah, and ordered that properties including a popular supermarket and an amusement park in the Nigerian capital remain sealed [...]

July 13, 2013 Law
Kebbi: Petrol Tanker Loaded With Arms Intercepted by Army

Kebbi: Petrol Tanker Loaded With Arms Intercepted by Army

The Army has announced the interception of a petrol tanker loaded with arms and ammunitions in Kebbi. The Commanding Officer, 1 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Sunday Ilori, told newsmen on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi that the vehicle, bearing the [...]

July 13, 2013 Military
Why I Was The First Person Al-Mustapha Came To See After Kirikiri

Why I Was The First Person Al-Mustapha Came To See After Kirikiri” – T.B Joshua.

He didn’t even bother to change his clothes after being released from the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, spending over ten years behind its walls. No, Hamza Al-Mustapha rushed to see the famous Lagos prophet, leader of the Synagogue, Church of All [...]

July 13, 2013 Government and politics
train crash

Several Dead, Dozens Injured In Ghastly train Crash

At least seven people were dead and dozens injured on Friday after a speeding train split in two and derailed at a station in the southern suburbs of Paris, officials said.     Interior Minister Manuel Valls gave the initial [...]

July 13, 2013 Uncategorized
Dr Sani Teidi Shaibu

N5bn pension Scam: Ex-Director secures N500m bail

By IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI Having spent thirty-nine days at Kuje Maximum prison, a Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, granted bail to the former Director of Pension Accounts in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, OHCSF, [...]

July 13, 2013 General

Lagos undecided on death penalty for death row inmates – Ade Ipaye

by Rachel Ogbu As Edo State continues to execute the death sentence on convicted criminals, the Lagos State Government on the other hand said it had not decided whether or not to sign death warrants to execute inmates on death [...]

July 13, 2013 Law
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Allah will give my mum and dad justice – Kudirat Abiola’s son reacts to Al-Mustapha acquittal

Following the release of Hamza Al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan, accused of masterminding the killing of Kudirat Abiola, her son, Lekan Abiola, has expressed disappointment over Friday’s Appeal Court judgment, which upturned the death sentence   According to reports, the Court [...]

July 13, 2013 Law