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Finally, remains of Barrister arrives Lagos

The late Fuji maestro whose corpse would have been flown into the country for final burial according to Islamic injunction could not be flown in as a result of bad weather which has disrupted flights across Europe and America. THOUSANDS of friends, colleagues and family members on Thursday thronged the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos […]

20,000 Ijaw villagers under siege by soldiers, says group

IJAW Youths Welfare Association, IYWA, has alerted the United Nations that over 20,000 residents of 11 communities in Burutu and Bomadi Local Government Areas of Delta State have been under siege by soldiers, deployed by the Joint Task Force, JTF, on the Niger-Delta, to their homelands for upwards one month in the search for wanted […]

2 Cops Die In Accident Involving Shekarau’s Convoy

A fatal motor accident involving a 14-seater bus in an advance party convoy of Kano State governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has claimed the lives of two police officers attached to the convoy. In addition to the two dead policemen, seven other persons, mostly journalists, have sustained various degrees of injuries. Three of them are currently […]

How I Joined The Nigerian Ruling (Eating) Class -A Rejoinder

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye, Lagos, Nigeria – Dec. 31, 2010 Dear Ugochukwu, I thoroughly enjoyed myself reading the piece you published last week, captioned, “How I Became A Prominent Lady,” written by one of the  greatest and most patriotic daughters of our great nation, a highly placed and well-respected lady who, incidentally, is a very close […]

Protests mark PDP congresses in Kwara, Adamawa, Osun

Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State on Thursday protested what they described as the allocation of votes in the state congresses conducted on Tuesday. The PDP supporters also alleged that in some places, like Kwara Central, elections never took place but results were written by certain individuals in their private […]

2011: I’m ready for public debate – Jonathan

  PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said he would be ready to take on any presidential candidate in a public debate after emerging as the the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. Jonathan, who made the pledge in Port Harcourt while addressing delegates from five PDP states in the South-South, explained that it would […]

Ex-Oceanic Bank CEO, Cecilia Ibru, moved to LUTH

Indication emerged on Thursday that the convicted former Chief Executive Officer of Oceanic Bank International Plc, Cecilia Ibru, had been moved from the Lagos highbrow private hospital, Reddington Hospital, Victoria Island, to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos. A source had confided in our correspondent in Lagos that the ex- CEO had left Reddington Hospital […]

Suspected Islamic militants kill eight in Borno

  Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, was the scene of yet another bloodbath on Wednesday night as assailants believed to be members of a radical Islamic group killed eight people, including three policemen, in the city. An army spokesman, Lt. Abubakar Abdullahi, told the Agence France Presse by telephone that the members of the group […]

ACN vows to win more S’South states

  The Action Congress of Nigeria on Thursday vowed to make inroads into the South-South where it currently controls only one state – Edo. Speaking to journalists after its South-South zonal caucus meeting, Senator Adego Eferakeya said the party would meet the Independent National Electoral Commission’s deadline for the submission of names of candidates for […]

Osun: Groups protest against Aregbesola’s alleged impeachment plot

Thousands of  activists led by the United Action for Democracy, UAD, Justice Now Foundation, JNF, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, and Youth Solidarity, YS, yesterday marched through the major streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital protesting the alleged plans by the Senate President David Mark and Senator Iyiola Omisore to instigate members of the […]

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