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Top 21 richest Nigerians based on the value of their shares held in quoted companies – Forbes

Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Femi Otedola and few others have made the Forbes list of the richest people in the world.   Forbes also reviewed the top 21 richest Nigerians based on the value of their shares held in quoted [...]

September 14, 2013 What the papers say
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How Ex-gov. Segun Agagu Mysteriously Died

The death of the immediate past governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Agagu is such that can be described as shocking and sudden. A very sad one.   Agagu who had returned from the US on Thursday, reportedly slumped in Ikoyi, [...]

September 14, 2013 What the papers say
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Al-Mustapha Meeting With Fasheun, Uwazirike and Asari Dokubo A Gathering Of Terrorist. – Northern APC Youths.

The recently release former aide to Late Gen Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha has been receiving bashing from Northern Youths of the APC for visiting founder of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr Fredrick Fasheun, MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike [...]

September 14, 2013 Government and politics
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NFF Receive Official FIFA Query over Keshi’s ‘Racist’ Comments

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the receipt of an official query from FIFA over comments made by the Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi.   Keshi was reported to FIFA after he called former Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet “a white dude [...]

September 14, 2013 General
Nasarawa Boils As Ombatse, Alago Youth Clash

Nasarawa Boils As Ombatse, Alago Youth Clash

Palpable tension has enveloped Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, and environs, following a clash between Eggon youths suspected to be Ombatse militia and Alago youths in Obi local government area of the state. Odobu, a village few kilometers to Obi [...]

September 14, 2013 Incidents
Africa’s Top Teams Fear Eagles – Dosu, Elaho

Africa’s Top Teams Fear Eagles – Dosu, Elaho

Ex-internationals Joseph Dosu and Friday Elaho say Super Eagles fans shouldn’t worry about Nigeria playing a top team in the final qualifying play-offs for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.   The Eagles defeated Malawi 2-0 in Calabar on Saturday [...]

September 14, 2013 Sports
Sacked Ministers: Lobbyists Storm Aso Rock

Sacked Ministers: Lobbyists Storm Aso Rock

By: Bayo Oladeji, Chibuzo Ukaibe, Patrick Ochoga Two days after President Goodluck Jonathan sacked nine of his ministers, some leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP), business moguls and traditional rulers yesterday stormed Aso Rock, the seat of power, [...]

September 14, 2013 Government and politics
Heavy rains kill baby, destroy 100 houses in Zamfara

Heavy rains kill baby, destroy 100 houses in Zamfara

A five-year-old girl died following heavy rains which also destroyed not less than 100 houses with many inpeople injured at Magami-maitarko village in Gusau local government area of Zamfara the News Agency of Nigeria reports (NAN).   One of the [...]

September 14, 2013 Incidents
Lagos police dismisses two female officers caught on tape for extortion

Lagos police dismisses two female officers caught on tape for extortion

The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed two police officers who were caught on tape receiving N100 bribe from a commercial bus driver. Elizabeth Itolor and Jennifer Azingbe, two female corporals were handed their dismissal letters on Wednesday for “despicable [...]

September 14, 2013 General
Nigerian Student Caught With Cocaine at International Airport

Nigerian Student Caught With Cocaine at International Airport

BY SUNNY OSAZE A 400-level student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra, was arrested this week at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State, for ingesting 25 wraps of male condoms filled with cocaine. 32 year old Chizoba Nwabuwa arrived aboard an [...]

September 13, 2013 Incidents

I Am Going Back to University to Teach, Says Ruqayyatu Rufa’i

Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, who was among the nine ministers relieved of their positions by President Goodluck Jonathan in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, says she will be going back to the university to teach.   She, who handed over the [...]

September 13, 2013 Government and politics
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Nigeria: Ozekhome Returns Home to Big Celebration

Lagos — After spending 21 days in kidnappers’ den, human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, yesterday, wept like a baby as he arrived his Lagos residence upon his release at 1am by his abductors.   News of his release was [...]

September 13, 2013 Crime
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Nigerian Army Promises To End Insecurity

The Nigerian Army has  assured Nigerians that  the spate of kidnappings, armed robbery and even the  Boko Haram menace  will soon be a thing of the past in the country.   Declaring open the 9th training conference for the Nigerian [...]

September 13, 2013 Military
Farida Waziri threatens to ‘open up’ on Obasanjo

Farida Waziri threatens to ‘open up’ on Obasanjo

BY ABOSEDE MUSARI, ABUJA • Says ability to witch-hunt political enemies not part of qualifications • Claims initiating investigations on Ibori    NIGERIANS may be treated to some weighty revelations about the anomalies that characterised governance in the country some [...]

September 13, 2013 Government and politics
President Jonathan vows to secure release of kidnapped Anglican Archbishop

President Jonathan vows to secure release of kidnapped Anglican Archbishop

President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed that the Federal Government would not rest until the abducted Anglican cleric, Most Reverend Ignatius Kattey of Niger Delta Diocese regains his freedom.   Jonathan disclosed that he was already in touch with the Heads [...]

September 13, 2013 Crime
Fayemi Threatens to Jail Parents over Children's Education

Fayemi Threatens to Jail Parents over Children’s Education

The Ekiti Government has threatened to jail  parents who refuse to send their children or wards to school from primary to junior secondary  levels.   Kayode Fayemi issued the threat at Emure-Ekiti in Emure Local Government Area, at the commencement [...]

September 13, 2013 Education
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Beyond the sack of ministers

The recent sack of nine ministers by President Goodluck Jonathan appears to be part of the political master strokes that would unfold in the coming months towards 2015 elections. From all indications it hardly has any relationship with a genuine [...]

September 13, 2013 Government and politics
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JTF Takes Down 10 Boko Haram Members In Borno State

The Joint Task Force says it has killed 10 members of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state, northeast Nigeria. to the JTF spokesman in the state, Col. Sagir Musa, the incident follows the bombing of two of the group’s [...]

September 12, 2013 General
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How a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ekhator jailed in US stole $11m

ABUJA — Details emerged, yesterday, of how a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ekhator, successfully ripped off unsuspecting persons across the United States and Canada to the tune of $11 million (N1.782 billion) in a major mail and wire fraud.   Ekhator, who [...]

September 12, 2013 Law
Boko Haram Still on recruitment and radicalism

Boko Haram: Still on recruitment and radicalism

In the Jihad training camps in Gao in Northern Mali, Boko Haram recruits make up the bulk of the trainees. There are also reports that Boko Haram may be morphing into a regional entity, when one considers that its members [...]

September 12, 2013 General
Ministers Sacked

JONATHAN SACKS 9 MINISTERS •Ashiru, Rufa’i, Obada affected •Some board members also to go •Maku, Wike to oversee Defence, Education

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, axed nine ministers in his cabinet.   The affected ministers were Ruqa’yyatu Rufa’i (Education); Ita Okon Ewa (Science and Technology); Olugbenga Ashiru (Foreign Affairs); Hadiza Mailafia (Environment); Olushola Obada (State, Defence); Shamsudeen Usman (National Planning); [...]

September 12, 2013 Government and politics
Lagos High Court Grants Ajudua Bail

Lagos High Court Grants Ajudua Bail

Justice Ganiyu Safari has granted suspected fraudster, Fred Ajudua bail in the sum of N50 million with two sureties in like sum on the grounds of his failing health in a court sitting at the Lagos High Court in Ikeja. [...]

September 11, 2013 Law
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Born Again King: Olu Of Warri Bows To His People

The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, has finally bowed to his people who insisted that he could not renounce his “Ogiame” traditional title because of his Christian faith. The entire Itsekiri nation, represented by thousands of men, women and [...]

September 10, 2013 Government and politics
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Falana Begins Proceedings to Ascertain Status of Suntai’s Health

Chuks Okocha and Tobi Soniyi A Federal High Court Monday in Abuja, granted a Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), leave to commence a suit to compel the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke [...]

September 10, 2013 Law
Kidnapped APC Chieftain in Edo Gains Freedom

Kidnapped APC Chieftain in Edo Gains Freedom

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Ugbome, who was abducted alongside lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, while travelling on the Benin-Auchi-Okene Highway has been released.   It was gathered that Ugbome was released around 1a.m on Sunday at an [...]

September 9, 2013 Crime
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PDP Crisis – Jonathan Rejects G-7 Govs’ Demands

BY GEORGE AGBA, DONALD OJOGO, UCHENNA AWOM, BERNARD TOLANI DADA AND KUNLE OLAYENI   President Goodluck Jonathan has drawn a battle line with the governors who staged a walkout on him and announced the formation of a faction penultimate Saturday, [...]

September 9, 2013 General
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Youths stab Delta commissioner in Warri

THE Delta State Commissioner for Secondary and Basic Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, who was attacked and severally stabbed in the chest on Saturday by aggrieved youths of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at Uwheru community in Ughelli North Local Council, [...]

September 9, 2013 Incidents
Clashes between Boko Haram, Nigeria vigilantes kill 18

Clashes between Boko Haram, Nigeria vigilantes kill 18

Clashes Sunday in Nigeria’s restive northeast killed five Boko Haram Islamists and 13 fighters from a vigilante group which has fought a series of recent battles with the Islamists, a state government official said.   Members of the civilian militia [...]

September 8, 2013 Incidents
Keshi featured his best players in the game against Malawi on Saturday in Calabar, starting Ahmed Musa, Nnamdi Oduamadi and Victor Moses, all attacking midfielders, in a bid to overrun the Malawians. Ghana, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia, Egypt, Algeria and Burkina Faso have qualified for the play-offs. “I’m confident in this team. The team that played today can face any side. I don’t care about which team we’ll be playing in the next round,” Keshi said. “The reason we featured Oduamadi was because he is quick on his feet, can win penalties and he is a hard worker. He was supposed to complement Mikel Obi in the front but the Malawians decided to sit back in the game. “This doesn’t mean we can’t introduce new players later. If I see any good player in the domestic league or elsewhere, I’ll bring them in. There’s no sentiment in the selection of players.” READ MORE: http://news.naij.com/46548.html

Eagles Ready For Any Team — Keshi

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, will not pray to avoid any of the big teams that have qualified for the play-offs in the 2014 World Cup qualifying series, insisting that his team are ready to take on the best. Keshi [...]

September 8, 2013 Sports
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Anglican Bishop Kidnapped In Rivers

THE Dean of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, was abducted at about 10.30pm on Friday, as he journeyed in the company of his wife, Beatrice, from Eleme to Port Harcourt. It was gathered that the abductors later freed [...]

September 8, 2013 General