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As the police intensify search for the killers of a 34-year-old divorcee and mother of two, Hadiza Ibrahim, another 45-year-old man, Alhaji Zubairu Lawal, has been burnt to death. His body was found in a well in the early hours of Monday, January 17, 2011, at his residence, Yusuf Yahaya Road, Kinkinau GRA, Ungwan Muazu, […]

Jonathan: ACF hijacked

Former secretary of the Political Committee of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Abdulrahman Mohammed, has distanced himself from the position of the group, insisting that the communiqué did not reflect what transpired at the meeting. The group had after its Tuesday’s stormy session, came out with a communiqué, signed by its Publicity Secretary, Anthony […]

Corps member on INEC assignment drowns in River Niger

ONE of the youth corps members engaged in the ongoing registration exercise in Delta State has drowned in the River Niger. The corps member, whose identity was not immediately ascertained was posted as one of the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to register voters at Oko, a riverine community near Asaba. […]

N12bn pension scam: EFCC freezes director’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has frozen the N800million account of Mrs Phiana Chidi in a new generation bank as it declared a manhunt for another director in the public service for allegedly partaking in the N12 billion yearly diversion of pension funds recently uncovered by the Office of the Head of the […]

Bomb scare at Lagos Airport

Following rumours of possible bomb attack at the nation’s flagship airport, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, yesterday, passengers and operators were gripped with fear as most of them became suspicious of each other. However, while speaking to newsmen, Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, Mr. Moses Onireti, affirmed that he contacted some of his officers on the […]

CPC/ACN Alliance: Tinubu, Others Demand S/West V-President Slot

  There were strong indications last night that alliance talks between the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) would be sealed in the next few days.While the parties seem to be moving towards a deal that could concede the presidential ticket to former military head of state, General Muhammadu […]

Google, others move to harness Internet potential in Africa

GOOGLE and other stakeholders are planning how to make Africa to fully tap the potential that the Internet holds for the continent. Consequently, Google will be delivering a keynote address at “Mobile Web West Africa,” a leading industry event, which will take place from February 2 to 3, 2011 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, […]

Jonathan appoints Ojukwu’s wife, others special assistants

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu as senior special assistant, Diaspora Affairs. Jonathan also appointed Mr. Kingsley K. Kuku as special adviser, Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Zakari Ibrahim, coordinator, Anti-Terrorism; Oyewole Olugbenga Leke, senior special assistant, Maritime Services. The statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and […]

Nigeria’s economy has collapsed –Ribadu

The Presidential flag bearer of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has raised the alarm over the depletion of the excess crude account (Sovereign Wealth Fund) and the nation’s external reserves. Ribadu made his feelings known against the backdrop of the steady rise in the price of crude oil, which is almost […]

INEC supplies 468 new DDC machines to Abia

SUCCOUR may have come the way of some communities in Abia State, following deployment of 468 Direct Data Capturing, DDC, machines by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Many communities in the state, including some wards in Omoba, Isiala Ngwa South Council, had not started the exercise as a result of non-availability of the direct […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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