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The ECOWAS Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed May 7 for hearings in the case of two Nigerians sentenced to death by a Gambian Court.

ECOWAS Court To Review Death Sentence On Two Nigerians By Gambian Court

The ECOWAS Court in Abuja reviewed the death sentence case, this took place on  May 7 regarding two Nigerians sentenced to death by a Gambian Court. The case was filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on behalf [...]

July 29, 2013 Law
Steven Keshi

I’m Happy We Qualified For 2014 CHAN, Says Keshi

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has blamed the 0-2 loss in the second leg qualifier for Africa Nations Cup Championship (CHAN) to lack of composure of the players. In spite of the loss, Super Eagles however qualified on 4-3 goals [...]

July 29, 2013 Sports

ASUU Denies Plan To Call off Strike

ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as speculative reports that the strike embarked upon by the union over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement it willingly entered into with the union would be [...]

July 29, 2013 Education
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UK Visa: Nigerians Begin Payment Of £3,000 Bond November

Outcry against its £3,000 tourists visa bond notwithstanding, Britain will commence the scheme in the six listed Commonwealth countries in November, Financial Times report quoted the Home Office as saying. The Commonwealth countries to be affected by the policy which [...]

July 29, 2013 General

SHOCKING: ‘We Were Paid N150,000 To Kill School Proprietor’

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos, has arrested three men, who claimed they were contracted to kill a 65-year-old school proprietress, Mrs. Veronica Okenido, A police source told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that the leader of the gang was 25-year-old [...]

July 28, 2013 Incidents
Judge Nigeria

VIDEOS:Nigerian Judge Caught On Tape Negotiating Bribe To Skew Justice

A senior Nigerian judge serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gambia, Joseph Wowo, has been sacked for soliciting a N2.5 million (500,000 Dalasi) bribe from a Gambian-based Dutch businessman in return for a favourable judgment in a land [...]

July 28, 2013 Law
Wole Soyinka

Militants Warn Soyinka, Falana to Keep Off Rivers State.

A militant group, Ijaw Freedom Fighters (IFF), and a non-governmental organisation, Ijaw People’s Development Initiatives (IPDI), yesterday, warned Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), to steer clear of Port Harcourt on Tuesday.   [...]

July 28, 2013 Government and politics
Northern Govs

Governors, Aliyu, Lamido, Nyaki Want The Head Of PDP chairman.

President Goodluck Jonathan, three northern governors and the leadership of the National Assembly yesterday met in Aso Rock to find ways to end the raging crises in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). Sources close to [...]

July 28, 2013 General
The Dark Side of DUBAI

The dark side of Dubai

Dubai was meant to be a Middle-Eastern Shangri-La, a glittering monument to Arab enterprise and western capitalism. But as hard times arrive in the city state that rose from the desert sands, an uglier story is emerging. Johann Hari reports [...]

July 27, 2013 Uncategorized

Fresh trouble for Buhari, Tinubu’s party •Mega party may be forced to change name

There are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission may suspend the registration of the new mega opposition party, All Progressives Congress.   Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday that the decision to halt the registration was reached at a meeting involving [...]

July 27, 2013 Government and politics


The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has vowed to mobilise against the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) or any political platform it dissolves to and ensure that the party is voted out of power in the South-West and any [...]

July 27, 2013 Government and politics
JTF Surround Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in Garzo Hills, Borno.

JTF Surround Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in Garzo Hills, Borno.

The operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) have cornered the hideout of the leader of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, around Gwoza hills, Borno State. Military sources said that the JTF intelligence located the area [...]

July 27, 2013 Military
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Turkey’s PM Threatens to Sue UK’s Times

Turkey's prime minister has threatened legal action against a UK newspaper for publishing an open letter criticising his handling of recent protests. Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the Times of “renting out its pages for money”. Hollywood celebrities and academics were [...]

July 27, 2013 Uncategorized
Nigerian Budget 2013

2013 Budget: NASS Bows To Presidency Restores ‘Missing’ N77bn Personnel Vote

The Senate, on Monday, bowed to pressure from the presidency to consider a proposed amendment to the 2013 budget, as the lawmakers restored the missing N77billion meant for personnel cost and eventually passed the proposed N4.9trillion for the fiscal year. [...]

July 26, 2013 Finance

Nigerian Military Inaugurates Committee for Screening Captured Terrorist Suspects

The Defence Headquarters has inaugurated an 18-member committee to screen and categorise persons apprehended in connection with terrorism, in the ongoing security operations in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno States. This is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja [...]

July 26, 2013 Military

Mad Rush for Airplane at Benin Airport (PHOTO)

Passengers at the Benin airport in Edo state yesterday waiting to rush into the Arik Air jet that landed. The passenger couldn't wait for arriving passengers to fully disembark before jumping on the aircraft. Arik air canceled several flights yesterday [...]

July 26, 2013 Transportation

Jonathan Urges Nigerians in Diaspora to Invest in Centenary City

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday challenged Nigerians in Diaspora to be agents of change, development and proponents of national economic emancipation and unity and that they should invest in the proposed Centenary City by building. Declaring open the 6th Nigeria [...]

July 26, 2013 Business, General

Nigeria Scales Up To 36th Position On Global GDP Ranking …A 6.6 Percent Growth Rate, One Of The Fastest Obtainable Worldwide

The Federal Government yesterday said the nation had witnessed improvement in the global Gross Domestic Product ranking from number 44th in 2010 to 36th in 2012, recording a 6.6 per cent economic growth,one of the fastest growth rates obtainable anywhere [...]

July 26, 2013 Business, Finance
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CHAOS: Mob Attacks Police Station In Delta

The Delta Police Command has said that a mob, comprising  about 200  people, attacked Ashaka Police Station in Ndokwa East Local Government Area  on Wednesday. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Lucky Uyabeme, made this known to reporters in [...]

July 26, 2013 Incidents
I was Inside The State Assembly When They were Fighting Gov Amaechi

I was Inside The State Assembly When They were Fighting – Gov Amaechi.

Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi has defended his presence at the State House of Assembly on the day that it was engulfed with crisis. It will be recalled that two factions in the House of Assembly engaged in a free – [...]

July 26, 2013 Government and politics
Nigerian Army

“We’ll Wipe Out Boko Haram” – Army

The Army said yesterday that the death of 15 soldiers killed by members of the Boko Haram would not deter it from crushing the terrorist group.   It also declared its willingness and capability of defeating all terrorist groups which [...]

July 26, 2013 Military
Planting Rice Seedlings

NAFDAC: Don’t Eat Processed Rice Seedlings

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the people in Jigawa against buying treated rice seedlings meant for planting for consumption.   The NAFDAC Director in the state, Malam Abduljalal Manzo, issued the warning [...]

July 25, 2013 Health issues
Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, FCT

Jonathan Govt Faces More challenges Than Any Past govt had ever Since Independence. – Senator Smart Adeyemi.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has said the N935 billion budgeted for security last year could have helped to restore the nation’s educational sector, repair the bad road networks and create jobs for unemployed [...]

July 25, 2013 Government and politics

ASUU Strike Update: Lecturers Won’t Renegotiate 2009 Agreement with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday insisted that it would not open fresh negotiation with the Federal Government on the agreement reached with the latter on the management of Nigerian universities in 2009. Ademola Aremu, the National [...]

July 25, 2013 Education
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Top PHCN Official In ICPC Net: Demanded N100,000 To Install Official Transformers

An Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) sting operation has netted a top official of the Power Holding Companies of Nigeria (PHCN), Engineer Omololu Olusesi Gabriel, who allegedly demanded a bribe of N100,000 from a PHCN customer [...]

July 25, 2013 Power
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Dozens Die As Train Veers Off Tracks

A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 of its 218 passengers and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region say.   All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks [...]

July 25, 2013 Incidents

Fashola Is Impressed By The Skills Of Hawkers In Traffic

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday marveled at the ingenuity and the entrepreneur skills displayed by highway hawkers in some Nigerian cities, especially Lagos. He described the traits displayed almost simultaneously while selling on the highways as misused skills. The [...]

July 25, 2013 Transportation

Senate To Pass Amended Budget Today …Approves One-year Salary For Sacked NIMC Workers

The Senate Committee on Appropriation, on Wednesday, formally laid its report on the amendments to the 2013 Appropriation Act before the entire house, preparatory to the passage of the amended budget on Thursday. The Chairman of the committee, Senator Ahmed Maccido, [...]

July 25, 2013 Law

Edward Snowden has papers allowing him to leave a Moscow airport

Snowden, who admitted leaking information about the National Security Agency's massive Internet and cellphone surveillance program, produced documents to border officials at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, where he has been holed up in the airport's transit zone since he arrived [...]

July 24, 2013 Uncategorized

Nigerian Airlines To Refund Passengers Two Hours After Flight Delays (VIDEO)

The Director, Consumer Protection Directorate of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Adamu Abdullahi, has affirmed that the NCAA law on consumer rights which came into law in September 2012 mandates all airlines operating in the country to refund passengers [...]

July 24, 2013 Transportation