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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

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

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
Deported from Lagos State

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


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

The president’s cambridge declaration

What we witnessed in Cambridge was a complete surprise.  President Goodluck Jonathan turned the tables on us by challenging business leaders to stop moaning and lamenting. “We have gone past all that. What I expect of all of you who are [...]

August 5, 2013 Business


The newly-registered All Progressives Congress (APC) may be courting trouble soon after its acceptance by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as sources within the party informed the Sunday Newswatch, in graphic details, of current moves that may tear the [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe re-elected, rival Tsvangirai vows court challenge

Harare: Africa’s oldest leader Robert Mugabe was declared winner of Zimbabwe’s disputed election on Saturday, while his main rival Morgan Tsvangirai dismissed the result as a fraud and said he would challenge it in court and in regional forums. Mugabe, 89, [...]

August 4, 2013 Africa

2 Injured journalists moved to UCH

By GBENRO ADESINA Fatimah Abdulkareem, National Treasurer, Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) and the Oyo State Chairman of the union, Mr. Gbenga Opadotun who were injured in a a ghastly accident on Ilesa-Ibadan Expressway have been moved from Ladoke Akintola [...]

August 4, 2013 Incidents
Lagosians React To Ban On Clothes Spreading

Lagosians React To Ban On Clothes Spreading

I am not sure of the exact reasons why the Lagos State Government would take such step against the people. But I’m not surprised, judging by the pedigree and past radical deeds of the state government.   Although the move [...]

August 4, 2013 Law

APGA Suspends Okorocha, Dissolves Imo Chapter

The All Progressive Grand Alliance has suspended Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State over alleged involvement in anti-party activities. Rising from an emergency National Executive Council held on Saturday in Abuja, the party also dissolved its Imo State chapter and [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics

Can Eagles Rule Africa Again?

After helping the home-based Super Eagles qualify for the 2014 African Nations Championship, coach Stephen Keshi has an uphill task of leading the squad to glory in South Africa, reports ‘TANA AIYEJINA Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi achieved another first in [...]

August 4, 2013 Sports

‘Why We Transferred Rivers Lawmaker From London Hospital

THE member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Chinda, who was hit with a mace by the Majority Leader, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, has been transferred from the Cromwell Hospital in London to an undisclosed hospital for security [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics, Law
Child Marriage The Imperative Of Judicial Interpretation

Child Marriage: The Imperative Of Judicial Interpretation

Given the emotional reactions to the retention of Section 29(4) b of the Constitution by the Senate and its implications on the legality of child marriage, it is perhaps necessary for stakeholders to approach the Supreme Court to seek judicial [...]

August 3, 2013 Law

ASUU strike may end next week – Suswam expresses hope

By Ameh Comrade Godwin Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam has disclosed that the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities may end in the next one week.   The governor, who doubles as chairman of the National [...]

August 3, 2013 Education
APC Update

APC Registration Threatens ACN Govs’ 2nd Term Bids.

With its registration midweek, the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have entered another phase of challenge that may test its stability, cohesiveness and capability to wrest power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) amid jostling by elective office aspirants in the [...]

August 3, 2013 General

“We Only Deported 14, not 67 Destitutes To Anambra – Fashola

As the controversy surrounding the alleged ‘deportation’ of beggars and destitute people to Anambra State continues to rage, the Lagos State governor, Friday, stated that only 14 people were sent home to their families. Governor Babatunde Fashola, the Lagos State [...]

August 3, 2013 Government and politics
LG Autonomy: NUT Threatens To Strike

LG Autonomy: NUT Threatens To Strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers on Thursday threatened to embark on a nationwide strike in September to protest the House of Representatives’ support for local government autonomy. The local government autonomy is one of the most contentious issues in the [...]

August 3, 2013 Uncategorized
Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti – Beasts of No Nation

Over a decade after his death, vindication has come to Fela Kuti, Africa’s musical genius. AfroBeat, his gift to the world, is now an international staple on his own uncompromising terms, social content intact.   Throughout his life, Fela contended [...]

August 3, 2013 General

Nigerian Paralympian And Gold Medalist, Joy Onaolapo Passes On

The Nigeria Power Lifting Federation (NPLF) on Friday confirmed the death of Joy Onaolapo, a 52kg Paralympian gold medalist at the London 2012 Paralympics.   According to the Head Coach of the federation, Are Feyisetan, Onaolapo’s death was made known [...]

August 3, 2013 General

Waziri of Kano, Isa Waziri, Dies At 88

A member of the Kano Emirate Council and Waziri of Kano, Sheik Isa Waziri, is dead.   Aged 88, Waziri died on Friday evening at his Tudun Wazirci residence in Kano metropolis after a protracted illness.   This is contained [...]

August 3, 2013 General
kano_bombing the aftermath

Aftermath Of Kano Bombing: Blast Victim’s Grandma And Mother Die Of Shock

It appears the last has not been heard about Monday’s bomb blast in Sabon Gari, Kano, as two relatives of one of the deceased have died within three days after the tragic incident.   According to reports, Thomas Olayi Eneji, [...]

August 3, 2013 General
National Union of Journalist

3 NUJ Officials Die In Ghastly Car Accident

Officials of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) reported that three of their officials died today in a road crash in Ilesa, Osun State, on their way back to Lagos from a meeting they had in Abuja. They are: Adolphous Okonkwo, [...]

August 3, 2013 General
Umaru Dikko

Umaru Dikko Hospitalised In London

The health of the newly appointed Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Umaru Dikko, is giving some members of the party a cause for concern. Saturday PUNCH learnt on Thursday that Dikko, who was the [...]

August 3, 2013 Health issues