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Gunmen Kidnap Three NYSC Members

The Rivers Police Command on Saturday in Port Harcourt confirmed the abduction of three members of the NYSC serving with Abua/Odual local government council of the state. Mrs Angela Agabe, the command’s Public Relations Officer, told reporters that two male [...]

June 30, 2013 Incidents
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Many Graduates Don’t Have Business Skills — Accenture Boss

Chief Executive Officer, Accenture Nigeria, Mr. Niyi Yusuf, talks about the Nigerian business environment and the economy. He spoke with ADEMOLA ALAWIYE How will you describe doing business in Nigeria? Doing business in Nigeria has been tough. Nigeria is a [...]

June 30, 2013 Business
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“Why We Chose Tinubu’s Daughter As Iyaloja”

The Secretary-General of Lagos Markets, Deacon Lanre Ajayi, has  put to rest the controversy that trailed the emergence of Mrs Folashde Tinubu-Ojo as the new Iyaloja of Lagos, saying she fulfilled what was stated in the constitution. Speaking with Saturday [...]

June 29, 2013 Government and politics
News: Obama hails Mandela 'inspiration' in South Africa visit

Obama Hails Mandela ‘Inspiration’ In South Africa Visit

US President Barack Obama has praised Nelson Mandela as “an inspiration to the world”, during his visit to South Africa. He was speaking in the executive capital, Pretoria, after talks with President Jacob Zuma. Mr Mandela, South Africa’s first black [...]

June 29, 2013 Africa
How 10-Year-Old Boy Escaped Ritual Killers In School

How 10-Year-Old Boy Escaped Ritual Killers In School

A school is believed to be a safe place. But that was where Abiodun, a ten-year-old primary school student in Ibadan, Oyo State, fell into the hands of a kidnapper. How did it happen? Abiodun Oladele, a primary school student [...]

June 29, 2013 Education
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Breaking News: Jonathan And Amaechi Settle Conflict?

A few days after bodyguards of Mr. Jonathan prevented Rivers State governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi from shaking hands with him at a presidential dinner last week in Abuja.     Amaechi met President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the Port Harcourt [...]

June 29, 2013 Government and politics
MIDNIGHT ATTACK: Boko Haram Kidnap Three Soldiers, Kill Another In Yobe

MIDNIGHT ATTACK: Boko Haram Kidnap Three Soldiers, Kill Another In Yobe

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members killed a soldier and abducted three others during an attack on the soldiers on Thursday night in Potiskum, Yobe State, a military source revealed. The source confirmed the incident in Damaturu on Friday. [...]

June 29, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
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OAU student who gave birth in toilet names baby, boy’s father identified

Oyinlola Rotimi, Obafemi Awolowo University student who became popular after giving birth in the student’s toilet has named her baby, Nifemi, Okikiola. The 22-year-old mother has described her experience as “unforgettable” adding that her child had made her a celebrity. [...]

June 29, 2013 Incidents
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced a newly adopted strategy that would ensure that any person caught using the mobile phone while driving, would no longer be fined but immediately taken to court and jailed. Corp Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Osita Chidoka said other offences like speed driving, dangerous overtaking and overloading would equally attract court action instead of the usual fines. The FRSC boss, who was speaking at a news conference in Abuja, said these new measures are part of a newly launched campaign to reduce the increased spate of road crashes in the country. Commercial bus drivers are now expected to install speed limit devices in their vehicles so they henceforth should not exceed 100km per hour. National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) however admitted that some drivers are guilty of the aforementioned road accident causing crimes. The FRSC says it is partnering with several organizations including oil companies to fulfill its promise to make Nigerian roads one of the safest in the world by the year 2020.

Make a Call While Driving and Go to Jail, FRSC Warns

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced a newly adopted strategy that would ensure that any person caught using the mobile phone while driving, would no longer be fined but immediately taken to court and jailed. Corp Marshal, FRSC, [...]

June 28, 2013 Transportation
Plateau Raid

Plateau Raid: ‘We Are Still Picking Dead Bodies From The Bush’

About 32 people have been killed in three villages in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State in an attack allegedly coordinated by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The attackers allegedly invaded Bolgang, Karkashi and Magama villages on Wednesday morning, shooting [...]

June 28, 2013 Military
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Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola Clocks 50

Lagos State Governor, His Excellency Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola Clocks 50 today, June 28th. President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated him and sent his wishes as he clocks 50. Meanwhile Governor Fashola has told his aides that he does not want [...]

June 28, 2013 General
Well-wishers flock to Pretoria hospital

Nelson Mandela: Well-wishers flock to Pretoria hospital

Well-wishers are continuing to gather outside the hospital in Pretoria where former President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition. They have been singing and saying prayers both outside the hospital and at his former home in Soweto. People are [...]

June 28, 2013 Africa
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Ojukwu’s ‘Son’ Drags Family To Court, Demands N100mn

The legal tussle within the family of the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu shows no sign of abating with Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu suing the family for N100 million for refusing to allow him perform the funeral rites of the Biafran war lord. Debe, [...]

June 28, 2013 Documentary
FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

The Federal Government yesterday gave Dana Air a six-month ultimatum to pay claims to the families of the victims of the June 3, 2012 plane crash or face sanctions. This was according to Minister of Aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah, at [...]

June 28, 2013 Transportation
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“I trust Nigeria with all my heart” – Nigerians struggle to recite the national pledge (WATCH)

Battabox headed out onto the streets of Lagos to ask Nigerians if they know their national pledge – and you may be surprised by the answers and recitals! “We are looking for that patriotic Nigerian,” says Battabox presenter, Kayode. The full [...]

June 28, 2013 Documentary
EFCC arraigns 14 suspects for illegal oil bunkering

EFCC arraigns 14 suspects for illegal oil bunkering BY IFEANYI OKOLIE

FOURTEEN suspects,  arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  for illegal bunkering were, Wednesday, arraigned before Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Lagos. The suspects identified as Abu Ali Jibia, Akume Surprise, Boglo Babatunde, Umar [...]

June 27, 2013 Crime
LUTH resident doctors begin 3-day warning strike

LUTH resident doctors begin 3-day warning strike

Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital,LUTH, chapter, Idi-Araba, Lagos, yesterday, embarked on a three-day warning strike in compliance with the directive from the association‘s national body. Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital,LUTH, chapter, Idi-Araba, Lagos, yesterday, [...]

June 27, 2013 Health issues
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Don’t sell National Theatre, RATTAWU warns

THE Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU, Wednesday, asked the National Assembly to reject attempts to sell the National Theatre, which is one of the few “remaining national edifices that symbolize the Nigerian nationhood.” THE Radio, [...]

June 27, 2013 Culture
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Oil discovered in Lagos By Clara Nwachukwu

Nigeria’s commercial capital, LAGOS, is on the verge of joining the country’s oil-producing states with the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities in the coastal state. Yesterday, Afren Plc and its partner, Lekoil Limited, announced significant oil discovery offshore [...]

June 27, 2013 Oil & Gas
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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction to cost N160.7bn BY OLUSOLA FABIYI,

The reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will cost the Federal Government N160.7bn. This figure was disclosed to our correspondent by the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, in an exclusive interview in Abuja [...]

June 27, 2013 Transportation
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3 Lebanese Charged With Terrorism In Nigeria

Nigeria on Wednesday charged three Lebanese allegedly linked to the militant Shiite movement Hezbollah with terrorism related offences. Five Lebanese nationals were implicated last month after a huge cache of arms and ammunition was found in their premises in the [...]

June 26, 2013 Law
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Court Jails Undergraduate 3 Years For Yahoo Yahoo

Justice Akintunde Abass yesterday at the State High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, convicted and sentenced a young man to three years in jail for obtaining money under wrong pretence and scam The young man was twenty four year [...]

June 26, 2013 Law
Midnight Raid: 52 Nigerians Raided In Malaysia, Now Awaiting Deportation

Midnight Raid: 52 Nigerians Raided In Malaysia, Now Awaiting Deportation

In what was described as a midnight raid by the Malaysia Immigration Police, 52 Nigerians have been arrested and are now awaiting deportation. According to reports, the Immigration police raided houses that were occupied by Nigerians, and properties were destroyed [...]

June 26, 2013 Uncategorized
Boko Haram Hunters Take Over Checkpoints

Boko Haram Hunters Take Over Checkpoints

Maiduguri — Hundreds of youths who launched a manhunt for insurgents in Maiduguri have taken over stop and search work from soldiers, suggesting that the volunteers are assuming more responsibilities in their efforts to help root out insurgency in Borno [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
Petrol Barge Explodes Near Atlas Cove Jetty In Lagos

Petrol Barge Explodes Near Atlas Cove Jetty In Lagos

A vessel carrying imported gasoline has exploded in Lagos killing and injuring uncertain  number of people according to Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The explosion occurred around 1am Nigerian time at the Atlas Cove jetty in Apapa area of [...]

June 26, 2013 Incidents
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Arrest EFCC chairman within 2 weeks – Court orders Police IG

by Isi Esene Justice Peter Kekemeke of an Abuja High Court has ordered the arrest of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde and an operative of the anti-graft agency, Friday Ebelo for disobeying a [...]

June 26, 2013 Law
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Boko Haram Leader Is From Niger Republic.

Shekau is widely believed to be from Shekau village of Yobe State, but the Senate committee in its report submitted yesterday said Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima told visiting senators that the man was actually from the neighbouring Republic of [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
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Boko Haram’s Online Video Equipment, Computers Seized

The Defence headquarters, yesterday, said that communication equipment used by the Boko Haram sect for shooting and posting online video messages of their leaders have been recovered. This was made just as Special Forces of the JTF commenced night and [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
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How I Swindled American Women Of $48,000 – Student

A final year student of Imo State University, Chibuzor Akobundu, has been arrested by operatives of Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, for allegedly swindling foreign women to the tune of $48,000 through a dating website. Surprisingly, the 22-year-old Microbiology undergraduate confessed [...]

June 26, 2013 Crime
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Why Obama Won’t Visit Nigeria – US

The United States on Tuesday hinted on the reasons why President Barack Obama won’t visit Nigeria during his upcoming three-nation trip to Africa. According to US officials, the ongoing insecurity appeared to be responsible for the exclusion of Nigeria  in [...]

June 26, 2013 General