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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
Lekan-Abiola photograpgh

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

Tobacco Control Campaign begins in Nigeria as government releases survey

More than 600,000 who die annually from tobacco related diseases are nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke. The world’s leading preventable cause of death claiming the lives of 6 million people each year, tobacco is a slow, but more often than [...]

July 13, 2013 Health issues
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria ( MBGN) 2013

The contestants for the upcoming Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria ( MBGN) 2013

The contestants for the upcoming Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria ( MBGN) 2013 have been revealed. See pictures of the young ladies who hope to wear the crown below. Don't forget to share your views in the comments section below. [...]

July 12, 2013 Culture
Awaiting Trial: 292 Inmates Languish In Kirikiri

Awaiting Trial: 292 Inmates Languish In Kirikiri

At least 292 inmates are currently languishing in Kirikiri Prison while awaiting trial in Lagos, southwest Nigeria. Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye disclosed this on Thursday at the monthly briefing of the Ministry of Justice [...]

July 12, 2013 Law

Nigerian Company Pays Clinton N100m To Speak

Just to speak at an event in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, a Nigerian company paid the former American President, Bill Clinton, $700,000 (over N100 million), the New York Times disclosed on Thursday. The New York Times did not disclose the name [...]

July 12, 2013 Uncategorized
UI Students Protest Paralyses Commercial Activities

UI Students’ Protest Paralyses Commercial Activities

Students of the University of Ibadan, yesterday, paralysed commercial activities in the ancient city when they moved out of campus to protest Federal Government’s alleged insensitivity to myriad of problems in education sector.   During the protest that lasted for [...]

July 12, 2013 Education
Three Fake NYSC Members Nabbed & Jailed

Three Fake NYSC Members Nabbed & Jailed

The Chief Magistrates' Court in Dutse has sentenced three University graduates to three months imprisonment for possessing fake National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) call-up letters. The suspects, Ale Oluwaseun, 25; Owolabi Saheed and Makinde Lanre, both aged 23, were arraigned [...]

July 12, 2013 General

Juventus Signs Ogbonna

Juventus confirmed that they have completed the signing of Angelo Ogbonna from Torino, for a fee believed to be in the region of €14m. The 25-year-old is one of the most highly-rated defenders in Italy and was linked with Premier [...]

July 12, 2013 Sports

Wale Adenuga Out With Record Label

Seasoned entertainment entrepreneur, Wale Adenuga, is at it again. After straddling the worlds of comic publications, film production and training, the publisher of old Ikebe Super has unveiled a record label. The entertainment mogul, who also recently inaugurated wapTV channel, [...]

July 12, 2013 Business

Finance Ministry Clarifies Payment of N80.97bn for Power

By Obinna Chima The Federal Ministry  of Finance Wednesday said it had so far paid about N80.97 billion to the Federal Ministry of Power this year. The amount, according to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, [...]

July 12, 2013 Power
Lamido Sanusi

Customers issued N166bn dud cheques in 2012 – CBN

BY Babajide Komolafe & William Jimoh The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Wednesday, said banks’ customers across the country issue N166 billion worth of dud cheques in 2012. Commonly referred to as bounced or dishonoured cheques, dud cheques are cheques [...]

July 12, 2013 Finance

FG secures $500m aviation infrastructure loan from China

BY OKECHUKWU NNODIM The Federal Government has finally signed a $500m loan agreement with China for the construction of four international airport terminals in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano. The loan, which was one of many agreements and Memorandum [...]

July 12, 2013 Business
Angry Mob in Lagos State

Angry Mob Sets Robbers Ablaze For Stealing Recharge Cards

An angry mob has set three suspected armed robbers ablaze in Ikotun, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt on Thursday that the robbers were set on fire on Wednesday evening, shortly after robbing a recharge card trader at Second Junction bus [...]

July 12, 2013 Incidents
Patient Wakes Up Right Before Doctors Remove Organs

Patient Wakes Up Right Before Doctors Remove Organs

It was exactly midnight when Caroline Burns eerily opened her eyes and looked at the operating lights above her, shocking doctors who believed she was dead and were about to remove her organs and donate them to patients on the [...]

July 10, 2013 Health issues
Force-Feeding During Ramadan In Prison

SHOCK VIDEO: Force-Feeding During Ramadan In Prison

Islamic community leaders are calling on the Obama administration to rethink its policy of force-feeding hunger-striking detainees in Guantánamo during the month-long fast of Ramadan that have begun on Monday. The US government has said that barring “unforeseen emergency or [...]

July 10, 2013 Religion


Channels TV reported that there might still be trouble underway as some youth from around the Rivers Srate headed towards the Governors residence in Port Harcourt to express their solidarity and support to the State Governor Chibuike Amaechi. According to Sahara Reporters, [...]

July 10, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
FG Signs Ceasefire With Boko Haram

Assessing Nigeria’s insurgency and military response – VIDEO

Interesting video providing a narrative on the insurgency and eventual military response. [...]

July 8, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
Securing Development: Challenges of Economic Inclusion

Securing Development: Challenges of Economic Inclusion

I am deeply honoured by the invitation extended to me by Dr. John Chipman and the IISS to deliver this year’s Oppenheimer Lecture, even moreso as most of my predecessors have been Heads of State. So at least for an [...]

July 8, 2013 Africa

Kabiru Sokoto Insists He Is Innocent

Kabiru Umar, a terrorist suspect, accused of masterminding the bombing of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, on Dec. 25, 2011, opened his defence at the Federal High Court on Monday in Abuja. Giving evidence, Umar, alias “Kabiru [...]

July 8, 2013 General
FG Signs Ceasefire With Boko Haram

BREAKING NEWS: FG Signs Ceasefire With Boko Haram

The Federal Government has announced  signing of ceasefire deal with Jama’atu Ahlul Sunnah Lidda’awati wal Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram. The major breakthrough is coming on the eve of  the Muslim Holy month due to commence Tuesday throughout the country. The minister of Special [...]

July 8, 2013 General
divorce decree

“I Want To Divorce My Wife Because She Talks Too Much”

Rasheed Idowu of Olorunsogo area of Ilorin on Monday told an Area Court in the city that he wanted to end his marriage to his wife, Ganiyat, because she was a talkative. The 45-year-old man told the court that his [...]

July 8, 2013 Law

50 Dead As Runaway Train Derails And Explodes (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Musi-Cafe, a popular live music hangout in the town of Lac-Megantic, was hit by blasts “like an atom bomb” after an oil tanker train derailed on a bend on the nearby rail track in the small hours of Saturday [...]

July 8, 2013 Uncategorized


The quest by some politicians to become state Governors and Senators gives rise to this outrageous demand for 60 additional states to the 36 we have at this moment. **South South demanded 17 New states, North Central want 13 News [...]

July 7, 2013 Geography, Government and politics
Ogun Vigilante Service Kills a Student and MTN Staff

BREAKING: Ogun Vigilante Service Kills a Student and MTN Staff

Vigilante Service of Ogun State (VSO) men allegedly shot dead a student of Moshod Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta; Moruf Raji, 29, and a staff of MTN, Akeem Usman ,32, while chasing suspected armed robbers.    The incident occurred at Adigbe, Abeokuta [...]

July 7, 2013 Incidents

Bolivia becomes latest country to offer Edward Snowden asylum

Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, has said he would grant asylum, if requested, to Edward Snowden, the fugitive US whistleblower.   On Saturday, Bolivia became the third country to say it would grant Mr Snowden asylum, if requested, with President Evo Morales [...]

July 6, 2013 Uncategorized


A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing Saturday at San Francisco International Airport Flight 214 had flown from Seoul, South Korea. Fire trucks were on site, while first responders could be seen walking outside the aircraft. Evacuation [...]

July 6, 2013 Uncategorized