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Customs Officer Killed As Mob Avenges Shooting of Smuggler

Customs Officer Killed As Mob Avenges Shooting of Smuggler

A Customs officer on his way to office at the Seme border post was, yesterday, killed while his car was burnt by a mob in revenge of the alleged shooting of a smuggler by another officer at the border post, [...]

August 30, 2013 Incidents
PDP Suspends Andy, Chris Uba, Others

PDP Suspends Andy, Chris Uba, Others

BY HENRY UMORU, NATIONAL Working Committee, NWC of the People's Democratic Party, PDP yesterday slammed its hedge hammer on the Chairman, Senate Committee Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Senator Andy Uba and suspended him from the party as [...]

August 30, 2013 Government and politics
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Suntai’s letter not written by him, says Taraba Assembly

A DECLARATION by the Taraba State House of Assembly Thursday that Governor Danbaba Suntai was still recuperating underscored the lawmakers’ opposition to his bid to resume work.   In fact, the lawmakers stated that a letter transmitted to the House [...]

August 30, 2013 Government and politics
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has concluded the first round of admission into institutions.

First Round of 2013/2014 Admissions Concluded

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has concluded the first round of admission into institutions. According to a statement released by the board, “Candidates, who made degree awarding institutions as their first choices or most preferred are enjoined to check the [...]

August 29, 2013 Education
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UK’s resolution for military attacks against Syria stalls at UN

BY BOLA OLAJUWON WITH AGENCY   • U.S., others may strike without Security Council’s mandate • NATO condemns chemical strikes, supports UN probe • Syria will become ‘graveyard of invaders, says PM  • Muslim bloc urges ‘decisive action’ against Damascus [...]

August 29, 2013 Uncategorized
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Isale Eko: Commercial heartbeat of Lagos

THAT Lagos, from time immemorial, had been a booming trading centre is not news. However, what many people do not know is that there are areas in the downtown Lagos that had, over the years, evolved to become its heartbeat [...]

August 29, 2013 Business
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Taraba House declares Suntai unfit, urges return to US for rehab

Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Haruna Tsokwa has told Governor Danbaba Suntai to return to the United States for further treatment in the hospital.   Tsokwa spoke to newsmen in Jalingo, the capital today, about 12 hours after [...]

August 29, 2013 Government and politics
Lawal Olaniyi Babafem

Terrorism – Court Okays Extradition of Nigerian to U.S.

An Abuja Federal High Court yesterday ordered the extradition to the United States a 32-year old Nigerian man, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi (alias Ayatollah), suspected to be an al-Qaeda member.   Babafemi is wanted in the US for his alleged involvement [...]

August 29, 2013 General
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Nigeria to fast-track infrastructure rollout

Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, has revealed that the Federal Government has put plans in place to speed up the delivery of much-needed infrastructure and will be working closely with Federal Ministry of Works to streamline and standardize the processes.   [...]

August 28, 2013 Finance, Real Estate
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Edo kidnappings: Govt, police, others rise to the challenge

by Banji Aluko.  While kidnapping has lately thrived in Edo State with the abduction of a foremost human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, the security apparatuses in the state are gradually rising to the challenge.   THE story of the [...]

August 28, 2013 Crime
In an area of Nigeria where an Islamic insurgency has caught fire

Detainees disappear amid Nigerian crackdown

In an area of Nigeria where an Islamic insurgency has caught fire, security forces are carrying out night raids in residential neighborhoods and have arrested many people. No one knows where the detainees have wound up, whether they're in good [...]

August 28, 2013 Uncategorized
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Nigeria Police boss set to re-marry

Mr. Abubakar’s former wife died last year.    The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, is set to re-marry, one year after the death of his wife, Maryam, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.   The Nigerian Police spokesman, Frank [...]

August 28, 2013 Media representation
Kinsmen of prominent lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, who was kidnapped on Friday, have staged a peaceful protest in Benin City to demand the unconditional release of their kinsman. Addressing newsmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ secretariat in the Edo state capital, Mr. Isa Adidi who spoke on behalf of the people of Iviukwe community in Etsako-east local government area of the state, appealed to the lawyer’s abductors to release him unhurt. He explained that Ozekhome is a human rights activist who has been fighting for the people and cannot afford whatever ransom his abductors may request for. Ozekhome was abducted by men suspected to be kidnappers on the Benin-Auchi expressway, in an operation that left four policemen dead.

Ozekhome’s Kinsmen Stage Peaceful Protest

Kinsmen of prominent lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, who was kidnapped on Friday, have staged a peaceful protest in Benin City to demand the unconditional release of their kinsman.     Addressing newsmen at the Nigeria Union [...]

August 27, 2013 Incidents
BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram Strikes Again: 3 Dead, 8 Injured in Borno

BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram Strikes Again: 3 Dead, 8 Injured in Borno

At least three people reported dead, while 8 more suffered knives/cutlass injuries when a group suspected Boko Haram sect members ambushed Bama Local Government Area of Borno state. T he incident according to sources took place over the weekend when [...]

August 27, 2013 Incidents
Catholic Priest Dies From Own Gun

Catholic Priest Dies From Own Gun

BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE Benin — THE Parish Priest of St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, Sobe, in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, Rev. Father Peter Ayala, was, Sunday morning, found dead in his apartment, few hours before he [...]

August 27, 2013 General
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Suntai Notifies Assembly of Readiness to Resume Work

BY THOMAS POGGE AND MITU SENGUPTA   The frail-looking Taraba State Governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, who returned to the country on Sunday after spending 10 months in health facilities in Germany and the United States following a plane crash in [...]

August 27, 2013 Government and politics
Police arrest 300 suspected criminals in Benue

Police arrest 300 suspected criminals in Benue

The Benue State Police Command said yesterday it arrested over 300 suspected criminals in the last three months.   Police Commissioner Adams Audu said the arrests were made between June and August, three months of his assumption of duty.   [...]

August 27, 2013 Law
Fayemi, Bamidele's Supporters in Fresh Bloody Clash

Fayemi, Bamidele’s Supporters in Fresh Bloody Clash

BY GBENGA ARIYIBI Ado Ekiti — Supporters of a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and those loyal to the governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, engaged each other in a bloody clash at Iyin Ekiti, in Irepodun-Ifelodun [...]

August 27, 2013 Government and politics
DSS Quizzes Mother of Stowaway Teenager

DSS Quizzes Mother of Stowaway Teenager

Benin City — OFFICIALS of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Edo State, yesterday, quizzed the mother of the 15-year-old Daniel Oikhena, who emerged from the wheel compartment of an Arik Air flight from Benin Airport to Lagos, last [...]

August 27, 2013 Incidents
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Puberty Determines Maturity For Marriage, Yerima On #ChildNotBride

In an exclusive interview with Channels Television, Senator Ahmed Yerima of Zamfara state defended his position on the controversial topic #ChildNotBride, an issue he said “is all about the definition of full age”.         The removal of [...]

August 26, 2013 Religion
President Jonathan Sacks Youth Minister

President Jonathan Sacks Youth Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan has terminated the appointment of the Youth Minister, Inuwa Abdulkadir.   According to a statement released to the Media by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim in Abuja today, reason(s) for the termination of [...]

August 26, 2013 Government and politics
3 die, 4 wounded as police swoop on suspected cultists in Ilorin

3 die, 4 wounded as police swoop on suspected cultists in Ilorin

THREE people reportedly died, four critically injured, while 18 others were arrested when men of the Kwara State police command, in conjunction with men of vigilance group, swooped on suspected members of a cult group, Aiye confraternity, during initiation in [...]

August 26, 2013 Crime
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Supreme Court Suspends Vacation to Hear Ondo Governorship Appeals

BY TOBI SONIYI The Supreme Court has fixed a new date for the hearing of multiple appeals against the judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld the declaration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko as the winner of the Ondo State [...]

August 26, 2013 Law
Raw Frustration At The Nigerian High Commission In Ottawa

Raw Frustration At The Nigerian High Commission In Ottawa

People, Nigerians had flown in from as far away as Calgary and Saskatoon.  They had all paid fees of about $95 to get visas and passports.   They were told to pick them up today at the high commission on [...]

August 26, 2013 Incidents
How Nasarawa Legislators Suck State Dry

REVEALED: How Nasarawa Legislators Suck State Dry

On Wednesday, August 14, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly summoned some key officials of the state government to appear before it, ostensibly, to give an account of how they run their agencies.   The three officials invited were the [...]

August 25, 2013 General
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UNREST AT BODIJA MARKET: Yoruba Traders Adamant to and Resist Hausa People

Despite the restores peace at Bodija Market in Ibadan after a clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders, the Yoruba people  have vowed to remain around the market despite its closure by the authorities of Ibadan North Local Government. On Saturday [...]

August 25, 2013 Incidents
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Governor Chime Was “Amused” Reading His Own Obituaries

As he strode to a more relaxing seat from the exalted one where he signs the executive decisions that run Enugu State, Governor Sullivan Iheanacho Chime set the mood for the interview at the Lion Building, Enugu, his official quarters. [...]

August 25, 2013 Government and politics
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Teenage Boy Stowed Away On Arik Flight To Lagos

The Aircraft with registration number, 5N-MJG Flight 44, left Benin Airport at 9am for Lagos.     Top officials of the Edo state government were on board the airline. Passengers aboard the airline were shocked when security agents found the [...]

August 25, 2013 Transportation
A Medical Practitioner with Federal Medical Centre, Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Oyebode, on Saturday said that constant use of mobile phones could damage the brain.

Constant Mobile Phone Usage, A Threat To Brain Cell – Expert

A Medical Practitioner with Federal Medical Centre, Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Oyebode, on Saturday said that constant use of mobile phones could damage the brain. Oyebode said this while fielding questions in Osogbo. He said that the heat generated by cell [...]

August 25, 2013 General, Health issues
Suntai Leaves New York For Nigeria

Suntai Leaves New York For Nigeria

Taraba State Governor Danbaba Fulani Suntai, who was involved in an air crash in October last year where he was the pilot, today, (Saturday), left New York for Nigeria after spending about ten months receiving medical attention in both Germany [...]

August 24, 2013 General
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