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Boy, 18 bags 3 months jail term for stealing

An Abuja Magistrate court sitting in wuse zone 2 yesterday slammed 3 months imprisonment on an 18-year-old boy, Thompson Faasama for stealing and mischief by fire. Thompson Faasama, a cleaner with Assorted Foods Ltd Abuja was caught red-handed with N517,095 money belonging to his company and consequently arrested by the police on the 7th of […]

Ikemba Ojukwu down with stroke

ENUGU—IKEMBA Nnewi and former leader of defunct Republic of Biafra, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, was, yesterday, admitted at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Enugu following a stroke which had kept him unconscious since last week. Ojukwu, who turned 77, November 4, 2010,suffered the stroke at his GRA residence in Enugu last week and […]

Mass Promotion in Nigerian Police Force

The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday announced the promotion of 35 deputy commissioners of police to the rank of commissioners. In the same vein, 46 assistant commissioners of police were also elevated to the rank of deputy commissioners of police, while 56 chief superintendents of police were promoted to assistant commissioners of police. Eighty-six superintendents […]

JTF Arrests 11 Vandals in Bayelsa

The Joint (Military) Task Force (JTF) on the Niger Delta yesterday arrested 11 suspected pipeline vandals including a native doctor along the creeks of the Delta with over 172,500 illegally refined petroleum products worth several millions of naira. The suspects were arrested in two wooden boats popularly called “Pekpekpe” along the Igbomaturu creek in Southern […]

Atiku’s Associates Ask Court to Stop Jonathan

Afresh legal challenge to the aspiration of President Goodluck Jonathan began yesterday in Abuja as some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains filed a suit seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commis-sion (INEC) from accepting the president as a candidate for the 2011 presidential poll. The plaintiffs – Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, Hon. Dubem Onyia and […]

Akunyili gets APGA LG executives, traditional rulers’ nod

Immediate past Minister of Information and Communications and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) senatorial aspirant, Prof. Dora Akunyili yesterday got the nods of traditional institutions and local government officials of her party for her senatorial ambition. Akunyili, who visited five out of the seven local governments making up her Anambra Central Senatorial District where she […]

2011: Jega raises fear of insecurity

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega yesterday raised the fear of electoral insecurity as the commission prepares for the crucial stage of voter registration next year. He stressed the need to take urgent steps to put saboteurs in check ahead of the elections. In a swift follow-up. the National Security […]

Nigeria’s envoy to sponsor 2 ABU staff to Canada

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Professor Iorwuse Hagher has pledged to sponsor two staff of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to Canada to study complex lighting systems. Professor Hagher, an alumnus and several years lecturer in the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria made the pledge during a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the university, […]

2011: More ministers to resign

Barely a week after former minister of information and communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, quit the federal cabinet, there are strong indication last night that morer ministers may quit. President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo are already touring the geo-political zones seeking delegates’ endorsements ahead of the 2011 presidential primaries of the People Democratic […]

Forget Lagos, ACN tells Jonathan

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has described as a pipe dream and an unnecessary dissipation of energy President Goodluck Jonathan’s exhortation to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to win Lagos in the 2011 general elections. In a statement issued in Benin on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the […]

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