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Peter Obi Donates N9bn To Schools, Monarchs Get Jeeps

Anambra State Governor Peter Obi on Monday handed over N10m cheques to each of the 253 public secondary schools in the state. The governor, who gave the cheques at the Women Development Centre, Awka, the state capital, also gave out [...]

June 18, 2013 Education

Corrupt Politicians Must Pay For Their Sins – Rawlings

Former President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, Monday said if Nigeria and other parts of Africa must get it right and strengthen democracy, corrupt politicians must not be allowed to go scot-free. This came as former Interim Head of [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics

Task Force Arrests 138 Council Agents, Others

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) has arrested no fewer than 138 local government revenue collectors and other gangsters. Task force Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, said the move was a continuation of government’s determination to [...]

June 18, 2013 Law

Three Dead As Car Crushes Three Motorcyclists In Osogbo

Two commercial motorcyclists and the passenger in an unregistered Toyota Camry car lost their lives in Osogbo on Monday when the driver of the car lost control and crushed the motorcyclists. According to witness accounts, the accident happened at about [...]

June 18, 2013 Transportation
Ed Snowden

Whistleblower Snowden Defends Leaks: Webchat

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has insisted he did not reveal any US operations against legitimate military targets, as he gave his views in a live webchat. Mr Snowden, who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA), also said the American government [...]

June 17, 2013 Uncategorized
Missing Child From Winners Church Found Two Years After

Missing Child From Winners Church Found Two Years After

A little girl kidnapped from the Children department of the Living Faith Church in Ota, Ogun State, has been found. The girl was brought to church this morning by her parents. The girl now around four years was reportedly sold [...]

June 16, 2013 General

Mandela, Only Leader In The World –Prof Adair

Ailing former South African President, Nelson Mandela, is the only person that deserves to be addressed as a leader in the world today, Prof. John Adair, the world’s first professor of leadership, has said. Adair, the chair of the United [...]

June 16, 2013 Africa
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PICTURES: UNIBEN Student Shot In The Head At school Sports Complex

A 200level Mathematics student of the University of Benin known as Snazzy was shot in the head by an unknown gun man around 2pm in the afternoon on June 14th during the biometrics registration held in the university sports complex. [...]

June 16, 2013 Incidents
Rowhani Wins Iran Presidential Election

Rowhani Wins Iran Presidential Election

Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani has won Iran’s presidential election, the interior minister announced on Saturday, ending eight years of conservative grip on the nation’s executive. AFP journalists said crowds marched through Vali-Asr Square in central Tehran carrying pictures of the [...]

June 15, 2013 General

Police stray bullet kills nine-year-old in Lagos BY ENIOLA AKINKUOTU

A policeman on duty has allegedly shot and killed a nine-year-old boy, Timileyin Ebun, in Mile 12 area of Lagos State. Our correspondent learnt that the incident occurred while a team of policemen was attempting to arrest a commercial bus [...]

June 15, 2013 Incidents, Strife and sectarian violence

Trailer Crashes Into CBN Premises In Jos

An articulated vehicle on Friday crashed into the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Jos. The vehicle with registration EPL 756 XD crashed into the CBN building at about 6:30 a.m. and destroyed over 70 per cent [...]

June 15, 2013 Incidents

UNIUYO Riots: Akpabio Calls For Thorough Investigation

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has called for the establishment of a panel to probe the riot that erupted in the University Of Uyo (UNIUYO), resulting in property damage of millions of Naira, so as to bring the [...]

June 15, 2013 Incidents

State Authorities: Nigerians Have Lost Respect for Elders, Obedience to Rules

The Federal Government has challenged religious leaders to be in the vanguard of transforming the society and ridding the country of incidents of cultism, terrorism, kidnapping and other social vices. Speaking in Abuja at the official flag off of the [...]

June 14, 2013 Culture, Language, Religion

Lagos Police Detain Woman over Brother’s Alleged Sins

A middle age woman, Tope Moore, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State over allegations that her younger brother, Bolaji, masterminded the killing of a resident in the Bariga area of the state. According to her family, Tope’s ordeal [...]

June 14, 2013 Incidents
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Facebook Friends Tackle Jonathan Over Mid-term Report

Facebook friends of President Goodluck Jonathan have taken to his fan page to register their displeasure over the mid-term assessment carried out by himself on his administration. His allies said it was wrong for the President to have undertaken such [...]

June 14, 2013 Government and politics
Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari’s Comments On Boko Haram Has Exposed Him As A Sectional Leader – Arewa Youths.

Some concerned members of the Arewa Youths Forum have called on former Head of State Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to desist from making inciting statements in his quest for political relevance. The youths also advised the presidential candidate of the [...]

June 13, 2013 Government and politics
Harrison Okene, 29, spent two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an air bubble

Nigerian sailor ‘a phenomenon’ for surviving in air pocket for 60 hours

A Nigerian sailor who survived for almost three days underwater by crouching in an air bubble after his tugboat capsized has spoken about his ordeal. [viralpullquote ]A Nigerian sailor who survived for almost three days underwater by crouching in an [...]

June 13, 2013 Incidents
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Many Top Officials Of Nigeria’s Military, Paramilitary Agencies Are Incompetent- Jonathan

The president said this while inaugurating the police service commission. President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his dismay that the most senior officials of many of Nigeria’s military and para-militaary security agencies are incompetent and do not merit their positions; thus [...]

June 12, 2013 Government and politics


Is Edward Snowden, the twenty-nine-year-old N.S.A. whistle-blower who was last said to behiding in Hong Kong awaiting his fate, a hero or a traitor? He is a hero. (My colleague Jeffrey Toobin disagrees.) In revealing the colossal scale of the U.S. government’s [...]

June 12, 2013 Uncategorized

Lagos to Deploy Advanced Traffic Software

The Lagos State Government, in its efforts at improving the efficiency level and service delivery of its staff, is set to procure hi-tech traffic software vehicles to move traffic and transport management from the present manual analogue to a more [...]

June 12, 2013 Transportation
Demolishing Kidnappers' Houses Is Legal

Demolishing Kidnappers’ Houses Is Legal – Delta CP

Delta State Police Commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba says the demolition of houses were kidnappers operate in the state is in line with the state government edict. Aduba, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust, said, “The [...]

June 12, 2013 Law

12 Arrested for Vandalising PHCN Cables In Lagos

The Nigerian Navy yesterday arrested no fewer than 12 persons for allegedly vandalising PHCN cables in Apapa area of Lagos. The 12 suspects, among them a 21 year-old lady, were arrested at the wee hours of yesterday by naval operatives [...]

June 12, 2013 Crime

Two Die In Kogi Auto Crash

Two persons yesterday died while three others sustained serious injuries in an accident that occurred at Alede village along the Ajaokuta-Lokoja road. An eyewitness said the accident which happened at about 12pm involved a Toyota Carina with registration number AR [...]

June 12, 2013 Incidents
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World Cup 2014: Sepp Blatter Praises Stadium Designs As Countdown Begins

Sepp Blatter has given a glowing endorsement of Brazil’s World Cup stadiums with a year to go until the finals. The FIFA president is due in the country this week to attend the Confederations Cup, the event customarily used as [...]

June 12, 2013 General

56 Kids Hidden In Cartons Rescued From Factory

On Tuesday morning, 11-year-old Ankit (name changed) walked past the filth on a congested street to join other boys like him at a factory in Badli industrial area in northwest Delhi. At 9 am, work was in full swing as [...]

June 12, 2013 Uncategorized

BREAKING NEWS: Fatai Rolling Dollar Is Dead

It has been reported that veteran highlife musician Fatai Rolling Dollar, is dead. Born 22nd July 1926, Rolling Dollar was known for his verve and dexterity on the guitar. His zest for life and energy, even in old age, was [...]

June 12, 2013 Music and film

Nigeria Sends 700 Soldiers To Liberia For Peace Mission

As part of contribution to United Nation’s peace support operations to West Africa, 700 soldiers from the Nigerian Army have been deployed to Liberia for a peace support operation. Addressing the troop at their graduation ceremony from the Nigerian Army [...]

June 12, 2013 Africa

Edo Halts Judicial Panel On Slain UNIBEN Student

Edo State Government has halted action on the setting up of a panel of inquiry into the killing of Mr. Ibrahim Momodu. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor said the government’s decision is because a case [...]

June 12, 2013 Education

How Ezu River 19 Were Killed, By Senate

The mystery surrounding the 19 floating bodies found in Ezu River in Anambra State has been uncovered. Senate Joint Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence looked into the case of the mysteriouse dead bodies on the Ezu [...]

June 12, 2013 Incidents
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45m Nigerians Risk Losing Internet Freedom—Study

More than 45 million internet users in Nigeria comprising the general public are on the verge of losing their Internet privacy on every form of cyber-communication as the federal government intensifies efforts to monitor them online according to a new [...]

June 11, 2013 Technology