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Brother of Former Kogi Governor Killled

Brother Of Former Kogi Governor, Three Others Killed During LG Election

Brother Of Former Kogi Governor, Three Others Killed During LG Election -Four people, including John Okpanachi, a relative of Prince Abubakar Audu, a former Governor of Kogi State, were killed on Saturday, during local government election in Kogi State. The [...]

May 5, 2013 Incidents
Oil Curse Ghana struggles

The oil curse: Ghana struggles to survive

The oil curse: Ghana struggles to survive – When Ghana struck oil in 2007, citizens expected the industry would bring them better lives and investors anticipated hefty profits from a rising African economic star. Six years later, all of them are [...]

May 4, 2013 Africa
Dangote

Nigeria will become gateway to African capital markets – Dangote

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the President, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), says Nigeria will soon be the gateway to African capital markets. Dangote made the forecast at the 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NSE on Friday in Lagos. He said [...]

May 4, 2013 Business
Hajia Turai Yar’Adua Vs FCT Land Dispute

Hajia Turai Yar’Adua Vs FCT Land Dispute. First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan Not Party to the Case – FCTA

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has dissociated the First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan from Thursday judgment by an Abuja High Court in the suit between the FCTA and Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation (WAYEF), a group run by former [...]

May 4, 2013 General
CPC Expels Assembly Candidate in Adamawa, Suspends Party Chairman

CPC Expels Assembly Candidate in Adamawa, Suspends Party Chairman.

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Nasarawo/Binyeri constituency of Adamawa State, on Saturday announced the expulsion of its candidate for the May 11 House of Assembly by-election, Ibrahim Umar. The State Chairman of the CPC Publicity Sub-committee on Merger [...]

May 4, 2013 Government and politics
JAMB-Registrar-and-Chief-Executive-Prof.-Dibu-Ojerinde

JAMB withholds 80,419 results, cancels 40,692 BY KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has withheld ults “from various centres are still undergoing further screening,” JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said on Friday during the official release of the results. “About 40,692 results were invalid due to [...]

May 4, 2013 Education
Removal Of Roadblocks Reduced Corruption In Police By 80 Percent - IG

Removal Of Roadblocks Reduced Corruption In Police By 80 Percent – IG

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar yesterday said the removal of roadblocks from the nation’s highways has reduced corruption in the Nigeria Police Force in the past one year after he assumed office. Abubakar disclosed this during an interaction [...]

May 4, 2013 Crime
JAMB: Candidates Paid N5,000 – N20,000 To Cheat

JAMB: Candidates Paid N5,000 – N20,000 To Cheat

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB said yesterday that only 10 candidates scored 300 marks and above in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in the country even as some candidates printed customised shirts and T-shirts where anticipated [...]

May 4, 2013 Education
9 Injured As Buses Collide In Nsukka

9 Injured As Buses Collide In Nsukka

Nine passengers sustained various degrees of  injuries on Friday when two buses belonging to the Peace Mass Transit (PMT) company  collided on the Nsukka-Enugu road. The accident happened in front of Queens Secondary School, Nsukka, around 3 p.m. One of [...]

May 4, 2013 Incidents
Okonjo-Iweala

External reserves now $50b, says Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s foreign reserve has hit about $50 billion, the Coordinating  Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala revealed  and declared Nigeria as Africa’s current best investmentdestination “With a foreign reserve of nearly 50 billion dollars, a stable exchange rate, strong banking sector, massive [...]

May 4, 2013 Finance
Over 1m Nigerians Live In London – Micheal Adeyeye,

Over 1m Nigerians Live In London – Micheal Adeyeye

Mayor of Brent, London, Micheal Adeyeye, has disclosed that the population of Nigerian immigrants in London has hit over 1 million people. Meantime, Governor Babtunde Fashola of Lagos and Mayor of London, Mr. Alderman Gifford stressed the need to strengthen [...]

May 4, 2013 Uncategorized
Deputy-President-of-the-Senate-Senator-Ike-Ekweremadu

North, opposition parties reject single term

by JOHN ALECHENU, LEKE BAIYEWU AND KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE The northern soco-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, Action Congress of Nigeria and the Congress for Progressive Change, have rejected the proposal by the Senate Committee on Constitution Review of a single term for [...]

May 3, 2013 Government and politics
Jonathan

President Jonathan As “Big Brother” By Chido Onumah

Typical of the Jonathan regime, it took the effort of investigative journalists – this time, the reporters at Premium Times – to alert Nigerians about the planned assault on our civil liberties. The latest deal, involving an Israeli company, Elbit Systems Ltd., is [...]

May 3, 2013 Government and politics
rat meat sold as lamb china

Rat Meat Sold As Lamb In China

If you have ordered lamb or mutton for hotpot in Shanghai over the last four years, you might have been served rat, fox or mink, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday. “Since 2009, the suspect, surnamed Wei, has [...]

May 3, 2013 General
Late-MKO-Abiola

Osun names airport after MKO BY TUNDE ODESOLA, OSOGBO

An airport under construction in Ido-Osun, Osun State, has been named after the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, by the Osun State Government. Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Mr. Ajibola Basiru, stated [...]

May 3, 2013 Documentary
former-Delta-State-Governor-Chief-James-Ibori

Ibori loses appeal in UK

The jailed former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, lost a legal appeal on Thursday against a 13-year prison sentence for embezzling £50m in one of Britain’s biggest money-laundering cases. Ibori, a founding member of  the Peoples Democratic Party and [...]

May 3, 2013 Law
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Thursday said it has arrested a suspected leader of a drug cloning syndicate in Lagos.

NAFDAC Destroys Fake Drugs Worth N400m

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday in Makurdi, destroyed substandard, fake and adulterated medicines and food valued at N400million. The Director General of NAFDCAD, Dr Paul Orhii, who led the destruction, vowed that [...]

May 3, 2013 Health issues
surulere_kiliing

Two Brothers, Woman Shot Dead In Surulere

About a week after a DJ was gunned down on Bank Olemoh street in Surulere, yet another gang related killing has occurred in the Shitta/Akerele area of Surulere. Two brothers (pictured above) were shot dead around 8pm last night as [...]

May 3, 2013 Incidents
Armed Robbers

3 Robbery Suspects Shot Dead In Attempt To Escape Arrest In Port-Harcourt

Rivers Police Command said its men had shot dead three armed robbery suspects who tried to escape after being arrested in the course of their operation in Eleme.  Mr Ben Ugwuegbulam, the command’s Spokesman, stated this in Port Harcourt on [...]

May 3, 2013 Crime
Jonathan

FG To Construct Ship Building Yard.

Determined to develop the ailing Nigerian shipping business and create jobs for the unemployed youths, the President Goodluck Jonathan’s government is perfecting plans to establish a shipbuilding yard in the country. The ship building yard, when completed, is expected to help [...]

May 2, 2013 Real Estate
Bayelsa-accident

Three Killed, As Jeep Plunges Into River

A Sport Utility Vehicle, Wednesday plunged into the Orashi river at Mbiama on the Rivers State end of the East-West road bordering Bayelsa in the Ahoada West local government area, killing three of its occupants. A woman who reportedly survived [...]

May 2, 2013 Incidents
Okada Rider Hanging

Okada Rider To Die By Hanging

A 25-year-old commercial motorcyclist, known in local parlance as okada rider,  Etenuwoma Oghenero, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Isiokolo High Court of Justice, for armed robbery. The convicted armed robber who hails from Ethiope East Local [...]

May 2, 2013 Law
lawan

Court Fixes May 10 For Ruling On Rep. Lawan’s Application

An FCT High Court on Thursday fixed May 10 for ruling in an application seeking to quash charges against Farouk Lawan, former Chairman, House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime Lawan is standing trial alongside his Vice [...]

May 2, 2013 Law
Naomi Oni

Nigerian Charged Over Acid Attack On Another Nigerian In London

After a young Nigerian woman, Naomi Oni’s face was left severely scarred by acid thrown on her in east London in December, police have charged another Nigerian woman, Mary Konye, over the incident. Naomi Oni, 21, was partially blinded and [...]

May 1, 2013 Law
The Federal Government has ordered the retrenchment of no fewer than 20000

FG Orders Sack Of 20,000 PHCN Workers

FG Orders Sack Of 20,000 PHCN Workers – The Federal Government has ordered the retrenchment of no fewer than 20,000 workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, ahead of takeover by successful bidders of its assets. The Bureau for [...]

April 29, 2013 Power
3bedroom-bungalow-house

Home ownership options for low income earners BY MAUREEN AZUH

Home ownership options – Most working class people desire to own a house but have no means of doing so, MAUREEN AZUH writes on alternatives for such people   Everyone desires to have a house of their own. But like everything else under [...]

April 27, 2013 Real Estate
Goodluck Jonathan

Oil Business Scammers using My Name. – Jonathan.

Speaking through his spokesman, Reuben Abati, Jonathan described the reported oil business as a scam, warning Nigerians to be wary of it. Addressing State House correspondents in Abuja last night, Abati said: “This is to draw attention to the reports [...]

April 26, 2013 General
Communal Conflict Claims 7 Lives In Cross River

Communal Conflict Claims 7 Lives In Cross River

Cross River – Inter communal conflict between the people of Nko in Yakkur Local Government Area and their neighbours in Oyadama in Obubra local Government Area of Cross River State started afresh last Thursday. A similar conflict, two years ago, claimed [...]

April 15, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
sheik_gumi

Destination Of All Suicide Bombers Is Hell, Sheik Gumi Says

Sheik Gumi – Hell is the destination of all suicide bombers, fearless cleric Sheik Ahmad Mahmud Gumi warned today in a sermon SaharaReporters monitored in New York. He pointed out that while young men commit suicide, they ought to reflect that [...]

April 15, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
Lamido Sanusi Advocates Drug Test

Lamido Sanusi advocates drug test for political office seekers

Lamido Sanusi advocates drug test for political office seekers – Lamido Sanusi – The Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, on Saturday advocated for drug test for all those seeking elective political office, to ascertain that they are not drug addicts. Mr. [...]

April 14, 2013 Health issues