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Why I Became a Deadly Robber – Revelation by Godogodo

Why I Became a Deadly Robber – Revelation by Godogodo

The infamous robbery tsar from South-West, Abiodun Ogunjobi, a.k.a., Godogodo, has revealed that lack of parental care was one of the main reasons why he became a deadly robber. Godogodo was responsible for terrorising the zone for over 14 years; [...]

August 8, 2013 General
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Leader, Three Members of MASSOB Arrested in Delta

Mr. Emeka Okafor, the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Anioma/Ndokwa East region of Delta State, and three other members were arrested by the state police.   The 52-year old MASSOB coordinator [...]

August 8, 2013 General
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Army Releases GSM Numbers, E-mails to Battle Terrorism

The Nigerian Army has released several GSM numbers and e-mail addresses that will enable the citizens to reach out to the force in the ongoing campaign against terrorism.   The Directors of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, who stated [...]

August 8, 2013 General
Nigerian policeman caught extorting money on camera is sacked

Nigerian policeman caught extorting money on camera is sacked

    * Motorist secretly films policeman extorting $160 * Dismissal a rarity in corruption-plagued Nigeria * Racketeering goes up police chain of command, analysts say * Spokesman dismisses policeman as lone wolf By Tim Cocks LAGOS, Aug 8 (Reuters) [...]

August 8, 2013 Crime
Sallah Tragedy Auto Accidents Took Lives of 12

Sallah Tragedy: Auto Accidents Took Lives of 12

Yesterday, at the very end of Ramadan (Eid-el-Fitri) at least 10 people died yesterday while 24 others were injured in multiple accidents along major roads leading to Gusau, Zamfara State capital. At the same time two people were killed in another [...]

August 8, 2013 Incidents
Obama Cancels Meeting With Putin

SNOWDEN ASYLUM: Obama Cancels Meeting With Putin

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's decision to grant asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said.   But Mr Obama will still attend the G20 economic talks in [...]

August 8, 2013 General
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Ramadan Reflection Day 30: A Final Ramadan Reflection

By Imam Khalid Latif   This morning, I was blessed to attend the bris service of the newborn son of my dear friend Rabbi Yehuda Sarna. Earlier this evening, my wife's friends surprised her with a cake and other sweets [...]

August 8, 2013 Religion
Nigerian Muslims to Celebrate Eid-el-Fitri Thursday as New Moon Is Sighted

Nigerian Muslims to Celebrate Eid-el-Fitri Thursday as New Moon Is Sighted

Millions of Nigerian Muslims will celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri on Thursday. This follows the announcement by the Sultan of Sokoto and head of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs that the new moon has been cited in Sokoto and Maiduguri, [...]

August 8, 2013 Religion
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Boko Haram Insurgency Would Not Expand Beyond Northeast – Lt. Gen. Ihejirika

The Nigerian Army declared that sufficient efforts are being made to prevent Boko Haram insurgency from expanding to other parts of the country. This statement has been made in Abuja by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Azubuike [...]

August 8, 2013 Military
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Cultists Machete Female NYSC Member In Bayelsa

A 26-year-old National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member serving in Bayelsa State, Miss Folakemi Akinbode, is now struggling for her life at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, following a brutal attack from suspected cultists   The incident occurred, [...]

August 6, 2013 Incidents
New rules, products lay groundwork for Nigeria Islamic finance sector

New rules, products lay groundwork for Nigeria Islamic finance sector

Nigeria is gradually opening up to Islamic finance, a move that could bring non-interest banking to over 80 million Muslims and develop one of Africa’s fastest-growing consumer and corporate banking sectors.   Home to the largest Muslim population in sub-Saharan [...]

August 6, 2013 Finance
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Moringa tea bags production

Moringa is a food, medicine and forage crop. Moringa cultivation is gaining popularity in Nigeria in recent times. Ghana (a West African Country) has benefited immensely from cultivation and utilisation of Moringa. Many Nigerians are now establishing Moringa plantations, and [...]

August 6, 2013 Business
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‘Poor access to ICTs hinders SME development’

Gem Consulting is a company based in Lagos, with strong focus on providing the best management and technology services to enterprises in Nigeria. Joy Abuda, training consultant in this interview with BEN UZOR, talks about the need to sensitise businesses [...]

August 6, 2013 Business
Nigeria debts by state

Debts Left For Next Generation By State Governors. Party-By-Party Basis

PDP States. 1] Kano (PDP) owes $61.7million 2] Katsina (PDP) owes $74.6million 3] Akwa Ibom (PDP) owes $61.6 million 4] Cross River (PDP) owes $113million 5] Kebbi (PDP) owes $47.8million 6] Kogi (PDP) owes $33.8million 7] Niger (PDP) owes $29.7million [...]

August 6, 2013 Finance
Platts begins publishing price assessments for W. African crude oil grades

Platts begins publishing price assessments for W. African crude oil grades

Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider and top source of benchmark price references, has begun publishing daily price assessments for five West African grades of crude oil. The new price assessments, launched on August 1, provide [...]

August 6, 2013 Business, Oil & Gas
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Edo Varsity Gets N500 Million Facility Grant

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has approved the sum of N500 million for Ambrose Alli University to upgrade its facilities. Speaking at the inauguration of eight member Governing Council of the university chaired by Professor Greg Akenzua, Governor Oshiomhole [...]

August 6, 2013 Education
Swedish woman gave birth to the third child in the family car en route to the hospital

Baby Survives Car Roll Minutes After Birth

Swedish woman gave birth to the third child in the family car en route to the hospital, causing the car to roll over four times.   The husband's eyes left the road, and the car veered into a ditch before [...]

August 6, 2013 Uncategorized
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Ex President George W Bush Undergoes Critical Heart Surgery

Former United States President George W Bush Underwent a crucial heart surger this morning, his office spokesman has announced. During Monday's physical examination doctors found a blockage in the artery of the former president's heart and immediately at the recommendation [...]

August 6, 2013 Uncategorized
EFCC Storms Rivers For Hon Chidi Lloyd And Others.

EFCC Storms Rivers For Hon Chidi Lloyd And Others.

Embattled Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Chidi Lloyd who was arrested for allegedly hitting an anti-Amaechi lawmaker with a fake mace may be in for more trouble as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, [...]

August 6, 2013 Law
North Needs 4 Years To Groom Jonathan’s Replacement – Mohammed Abba-Gana.

North Needs 4 Years To Groom Jonathan’s Replacement – Mohammed Abba-Gana.

Elder statesman and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Abba-Gana, has dismissed assertions of a united northern opposition against President Goodluck Jonathan.   He said Prof. Ango Abdullahi and the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, do not speak [...]

August 6, 2013 Government and politics
5 Die As Rival Civilian JTF Battle For Supremacy.

5 Die As Rival Civilian JTF Battle For Supremacy.

At least five persons were killed, weekend, following a deadly clash between two rival vigilante youth groups seeking to curb the menace posed by the Boko Haram in Borno State.   The two groups, popularly called ‘civilian JTF’ were fighting over [...]

August 6, 2013 General, Strife and sectarian violence
Gov Amaechi Deports 'Destitutes, Beggars To Neighbouring States.

Gov Amaechi Deports ‘Destitutes, Beggars To Neighbouring States.

The Rivers state Government has deported Nigerians the state claimed to be beggars and destitute people from streets in the state. According to the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Stella Toby, “beggars, destitute people [...]

August 6, 2013 General
The father of the governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, Ibrahim Ademola Fashola on Monday died at the age of 80 years at an undisclosed hospital. In a statement signed by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr. Lanre Babalola said the remains of Elder Fashola will be buried on Tuesday, the 6th of August 2013 at Vaults and Gardens Ikoyi by 1pm. Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan Monday has sent a condolence message to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State who is presently away on lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia A statement by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, said the president on behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, conveys sincere condolences to the governor. “As they mourn Pa Fashola, President Jonathan urges Governor Fashola, his family and people of Lagos State to give thanks to God Almighty for the octogenarian’s very exemplary and accomplished life,” The President urged the family to be comforted by the knowledge that Pa Fashola is returning to his Creator as a very blessed and fulfilled man who lived to see his son become a two-term Governor of one of Nigeria’s most populous and vibrant states. President Jonathan joins the Governor Fashola, members of his family and the people of Lagos in praying that God Almighty will grant Pa Fashola peaceful and eternal rest from his labours on earth.” The deceased is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grand children among whom is the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Arinola Fuwa, Olayinka Fashola, Ademola Fashola, Omolara Fashola, Adewale Fashola, Ademola Fashola Jnr. and Ademola Keji Fashola.

Governor Fashola’s Father Dies At 80

The father of the governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, Ibrahim Ademola Fashola on Monday died at the age of 80 years at an undisclosed hospital.   In a statement signed by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr. [...]

August 5, 2013 Incidents
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PHOTO: Godogodo Is A Bigger Threat Than The Famed Shina Rambo – Police

The Police High Command, weekend, said that South West robbery czar, Abiodun Ogunjobi, aka Gododogo, who was nabbed last week after a massive manhunt was a bigger threat than the famed Shina Rambo. The police said Godogodo reigned in the [...]

August 5, 2013 Crime
Ajara killing: Policemen involved in murder arrested

Ajara killing: Policemen involved in murder arrested

By Ali Adoyi The policemen involved in the killing of two youths in Badagry, Lagos State, have been arrested.   The accused officers were arrested on Friday as disclosed by the police authorities.   However, the latest video released in relation [...]

August 5, 2013 Crime
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Customs Boss Says Local Industries Growth Hindered By Smuggling

Persistent smuggling must be curbed by all means to allow local industries and entrepreneurs to grow appreciably in Nigeria as it is the dragon hindering the growth of the much desired local industries.   The area controller of customs in [...]

August 5, 2013 Crime
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Igbos Deportation From Lagos. APC Tells Gov Obi to Apologise to Nigerians.

The Newly registered All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday accused Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, of threatening the country’s unity and whipping up tribal sentiment by sensationalising the recent ‘deportation’ of some indigenes of the state from Lagos. The party [...]

August 5, 2013 Government and politics
Deportation of Nigerians

DEPORTING NON-LAGOSIANS BY FASHOLA & TINUBU IS NOT NEW.

1. Lagos State governor Raji Fashola and his predecessor Bola Tinubu have been “deporting” beggars from Lagos State for at least 10 years now 2. Over the last years alone, a total number of 3,114 beggars/ destitute/ mentally-challenged have been [...]

August 5, 2013 Government and politics
Health workers issue 21 day ultimatum for FG to implement industrial court ruling

Health workers issue 21 day ultimatum for FG to implement industrial court ruling

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has issued a 21 day ultimatum to the Federal Government to implement the recent ruling by the National Industrial Court (NIC) on the 2009 agreement between the union and the government. The  Minister of [...]

August 5, 2013 Health issues
Tension in Abuja as okada riders clash with soldiers

Tension in Abuja as okada riders clash with soldiers

GUNSHOTS rented the air  in the early hours of Sunday at St. Marry’s Catholic Church, Karu in Abuja,  as commercial motorcyclists  clashed with soldiers over alleged plans to burn the church. An eyewitness who craved anonymity told our correspondent that [...]

August 5, 2013 Incidents