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Policeman Dies In Shootout With Armed Robbers

A policeman with the Special Anti Robbery Squad Ikeja, Corporal Sunday Fafoluyi, was killed on Thursday in a shootout with armed robbers at Ifo, Ogun state. Fafoluyi, in company with other members of his unit, had left Lagos for Ifo, [...]

May 17, 2013 Incidents
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VIDEO: Top 10 Fatal Helicopter Crashes, 2013

In the world of Aviation, helicopter accidents are, unfortunately, extremely common. The NTSB, in its statistics stated that out of approximately 1,700 helicopter accidents, 57% resulted in death. They further noted that out of 1,800 civil aviation accidents, 60% were [...]

May 16, 2013 Incidents
Senate on Wednesday eulogised the late literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe, demanding a state burial for him.

Senate demands state burial for Achebe

Senate on Wednesday eulogised the late literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe, demanding a state burial for him. The renowned author died on March 21 in the United States at the age of 82. Senator representing Anambra Central, Chris Ngige, brought [...]

May 16, 2013 Literature
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Philanthropist donates toilets to police

Chairman of Mellos Group of companies, Mr. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, has donated a block of toilets and bathrooms to the Bode Thomas Police Station, Surulere, Lagos. Yusuf said the facilities were to ameliorate the sufferings of men and officers of the [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
The Arewa Consultative Forum on Thursday said it would constitute a team that would monitor the conduct of the military in enforcing the state of emergency declared in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. The decision was contained in a statement issued by the ACF Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Fati Ibrahim after its National Executive Council meeting chaired by Alhaji Aliko Mohammed in Kaduna. “The team will collect information and evidence from the field and determine if at all times, the military campaign is conforming with the published terms of engagement and other human rights conventions to which Nigeria is signatory to,” it said. “In particular, the ACF calls on the military to avoid the temptation of deploying heavy handed tactics or adopt measures that will cause increased casualties and bloodshed under the cover of emergency rule,” it added. The ACF advised the Federal Government not to consider “the increased military deployments as a superior option or alternative to the slower and more tedious path of dialogue, negotiation and reconciliation”.

ACF to monitor military operations in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

The Arewa Consultative Forum on Thursday said it would constitute a team that would monitor the conduct of the military in enforcing the state of emergency declared in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. The decision was contained in a statement issued [...]

May 16, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
7 Feared Dead As Building Collapses In Abia

7 Feared Dead As Building Collapses In Abia

Seven persons were feared dead when a building under construction in Agbama area of Umuahia, the capital of Abia State collapsed yesterday night at about 8 o’clock It was gathered that an unspecified number of people are still trapped in [...]

May 16, 2013 Incidents
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Nigeria Pledges $2 Million For Conduct Of Elections In Mali

The Nigerian government on Wednesday pledged a donation of US$ 2 million (about N320m) in support of agricultural development and conduct of free and fair elections in Mali. Vice-President Namadi Sambo made the pledge in Brussels at the International Donors [...]

May 16, 2013 Africa
Azikiwe, Balewa Make OAU Founders' List

Azikiwe, Balewa Make OAU Founders’ List

Two former Nigerian leaders — former President, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe and first Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa — will be recognised among the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) during the AU's 21st summit. The summit is [...]

May 16, 2013 Early History of Nigeria
stephen-keshi

Nigeria vs Mexico: Akpala Replaces Emenike, Yobo Still Out

Nigeria vs Mexico – Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has announced a 25-man roster for the upcoming friendly match against the Mexican national team on May 31 with Joseph Akpala of SV Werder Bremen coming in as the replacement for injured [...]

May 16, 2013 Sports
Five Die, 28 Injured In Gombe Crash

Five Die, 28 Injured In Gombe Crash

Five people died while 28 others sustained injuries in an auto crash on the Zanbuk-Lubo Road, in Yamaltu Local Government Area of Gombe State on Wednesday. Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Gombe State, Mr. Galadima Kuteb, [...]

May 16, 2013 Incidents
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Family Of 3 Escapes Death As Mast Falls On Building

A family of three, a couple and their only daughter, narrowly escaped death, Tuesday night, when a communication mast pulled down by rainstorm landed on their house at Udoka Housing Estate in Awka, Anambra State. The couple, Mr. Joseph Eze, [...]

May 16, 2013 Incidents
death sentence

Court Sentences Bus Driver To Death For Kidnap

A high court in Warri, Delta State has sentenced a 32-year-old commercial bus driver, Efe Taire, to death by hanging, having found him guilty of a four-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping and demanding N30 million ransom. Similarly, a [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
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NSCDC Nabs Man For Allegedly Duping Facebook Friend, Rev Father

NSCDC Nabs Man – Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ondo State have arrested one Arowolo Femi for duping a girl he met on the Facebook of N850,000 and a Reverend Father. Arowolo, according to the [...]

May 16, 2013 Law

Ogun Shuts 66 Illegal Hospitals, Burns Fake Drugs

Ogun Shuts 66 Illegal Hospitals, Burns Fake Drugs – Ogun State Government, yesterday, disclosed that it had destroyed fake drugs worth N1.5 million and shut down 66 illegal healthcare centres across the state. The government also revealed that it would [...]

May 16, 2013 Health issues
Eating a handful of walnuts

Could Eating Walnuts Be The Key To Good Health?

Eating a handful of walnuts could provide near-instant protection from heart disease. Scientists found”‘significant” improvement in cholesterol levels and blood vessel flexibility, which helps blood flow smoothly, just four hours after people consumed either the shelled nuts or walnut oil. [...]

May 15, 2013 Health issues
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Obasanjo Introduces Nigeria’s Cassava Bread in Tanzania

Cassava bread is a Nigerian innovation in bakery Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has begun a mission to introduce African countries to Nigerian innovation in bakery, Cassava Bread. Mr. Obasanjo, a goodwill ambassador for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, [...]

May 15, 2013 Agriculture
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Jonathan Orders Military Patrol of Borders

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the Nigerian Armed Forces to take over the patrol of the nation's borders. The main thrust of the patrol is to track down criminal elements within the vicinity of border communities prone to terrorist activities. [...]

May 15, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
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2015: Northern Elders Draw Battle Line

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday said power must return to the North in 2015, warning governors in the zone to cue behind the power-for-North struggle or see themselves as anti-North. The elders also threatened to take the Federal Government [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
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Outrage At Syrian Rebel Shown Eating Soldier’s Heart

A new video purportedly from the Syrian battlefield appears to show a wild-eyed rebel chomping into the heart of a dead enemy soldier and delivering an animated warning to the army of President Bashar al-Assad. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch identified [...]

May 15, 2013 Uncategorized
dangote

Dangote Sugar Plans Further Acquisition To Boost Investment

The management of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has disclosed that it will be involved in various acquisitions in the next few years to boost its investment. This, according to the company, is part of efforts aimed at ensuring the success [...]

May 15, 2013 Business
Akpabio Endorses Jonathans

Akpabio Endorses Jonathan’s Declaration Of Emergency

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Godswill Akpabio has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, saying it will go a long way to [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
About 2,000 security operatives and military hardware, including fighter jets have been deployed to Maiduguri ahead of yesterday’s declaration of State of Emergency.

2,000 Soldiers, Fighter Jets Deployed To Borno

About 2,000 security operatives and military hardware, including fighter jets have been deployed to Maiduguri ahead of yesterday’s declaration of State of Emergency. In neighboring Yobe State, it is not clear how many soldiers were deployed but residents said shortly after [...]

May 15, 2013 Incidents
Remi-Olatubora

Abductors Of Ondo Ex-Commissioner’s Mum Demand N50m

Kidnappers of Mrs. Olufunke Olatubora, the octogenarian mother of Remi Olatubora, who is the immediate past Commissioner for Education in Ondo State, have demanded N50m ransom before they could set the aged woman free. The 80-year-old woman was on Sunday [...]

May 15, 2013 Crime
School Pupils Feared Dead In Lagos Flood

School Pupils Feared Dead In Lagos Flood

Lagos Flood – Some pupils of Ogba Primary school in Lagos were, yesterday, feared drowned while others were wounded in the flooded school premises, following heavy rainfall witnessed in some parts of Lagos. The pupils, as gathered, were released to [...]

May 15, 2013 Education
Be Careful there is a state of emergency

Be CAREFUL, There Is A State Of Emergency!

In the Nation Nigeria, it is called, a “State of Emergency”, but in practice, what was declared in the troubled states, is “Martial Law”. Martial law as a rule, “Is a temporary government and control by military authorities of a [...]

May 15, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
Boko Haram Murder CAN Secretary

Boko Haram Kills CAN’s Borno Secretary.

About few minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Borno State and two other states in the North East, the Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in the state, Reverend Faye Pama Musa was [...]

May 15, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
Goodluck Jonathan Speech

President Goodluck Jonathan’s FULL Address.

THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BORNO, YOBE AND ADAMAWA STATES IN ORDER TO RESTORE PUBLIC ORDER, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY IN THE AFFECTED STATES OF THE FEDERATION – MAY 14, 2013. Dear compatriots, 1. It has become [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
The police in Imo State have arrested one Chimezie Osuigwe

Woman Declared Missing 10 years Ago Found In Her Son’s Wardrobe

The police in Imo State have arrested one ChimezieOsuigwe, a retired vice-principal, for the alleged murder of his 78-year-old mother in 2003. Osuigwe was arrested after the embalmed body of the septuagenarian was discovered in a cupboard at his house [...]

May 15, 2013 Incidents
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Cecile Kyenge – First Black Cabinet Minister Takes Office In Italy

Italy, has long had problems with racial integration between its immigrant classes and hoped to resolve some of those issues when they appointed Cecile Kyenge as the first black Cabinet minister in their government, but they didn’t succeed. Italy has [...]

May 14, 2013 Uncategorized
Rhodes-Vivour: 100 policemen comb kidnappers’ hideouts

Rhodes-Vivour: 100 policemen comb kidnappers’ hideouts

Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, said the command had deployed no fewer than 1,000 police officers, consisting of anti-kidnapping, mobile units and Special Anti-Robbery Squad in suspected kidnappers’  hideouts in the state in an effort to [...]

May 14, 2013 Crime