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Kidnappers abduct pharmacist, demand N150m ransom

KIDNAPPERS have abducted a Pharmacist in Asaba, Delta State capital, demanding the sum of N150 million as ransom before he could be let off the hook. The victim, said to be a holder of chieftaincy title (names withheld), runs a pharmaceutical shop in Onitsha, Anambra State. State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Charles Muka, […]

PDP: Opposition mounts pressure on INEC not to accept rerun primaries’ candidates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have shot itself in the foot with the announcement of cancellation of its primaries in some states and subsequent order for rerun as feelers indicated that the party might not be allowed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to field candidates to contest in those constituencies. The INEC […]

JAMB lifts admission embargo on LASU, S/East varsities

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has lifted embargo on admission of candidates for 2011/2012 academic session placed on the Lagos State University, Ojo, and the five South-East state-owned  universities. JAMB Registrar and Chief Executive, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, made this known in Abuja, on Wednesday, after a parley with all the stakeholders,  including the […]

I inherited only 1 X-ray machine in Kebbi – Dakingari

KEBBI State governor,Alhaji Saidu Dakingari, has disclosed that he met one functional X-ray machine in the whole of the state, which could be found in Argungu General Hospital, when he assumed office on May 29, 2007. According to him, all the general hospitals in the state now had at least two X-ray machines, including mobile […]

Segun Aganga: Ten Months After

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – Feb. 2, 2011 – Finance Minister Segun Aganga is a very brilliant man. You do not become a managing director of Goldman Sachs, a leading investment banker in the world, for being stupid. And for a Blackman to have become so in the United Kingdom – an essentially […]

SSS uncovers new militant camps in Rivers, arrests 2

The State Security Services (SSS), on Wednesday, paraded two suspected militants for allegedly re-establishing militant camps around Kula in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. Parading the suspects in Port Harcourt alongside 11 others, who had allegedly been involved in impersonation, the Director of the service in Rivers State, Douglas Dogo, said the […]

We killed Borno gov’s brother, ANPP candidate, others – Boko Haram

CONTRARY to the allegation by the Borno State governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, that it was politicians that killed the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Modu Fannami Gubio, the governor’s brother and five others, the Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility for the killings on Wednesday. The six people were killed on Friday. […]

Niger State govt discovers 2,000 ghost workers on its payroll

Niger State Head of Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Matane, on Wednesday, revealed that the ongoing verification of staff in the civil service had shown that of the over 34,000 workforce 2,000 were ghost workers. Matane also said that the committee was investigating e-payment irregularities against 4,700 workers. The Head of Service made these known in Minna […]

Soccer: Eagles to play Sierra Leoane in place of Guatemala

Nigeria will now play Sierra Leone on February 9 after failing in an earlier arrangement to play Guatemala. Nigeria coach Samson Siasia confirmed that an arrangement had been reached to play the fellow West Africans. “I am disappointed that the Guatemala game has been cancelled, this is not good for us. “But the NFF have […]

Some Nigerian Men Need to Groom – The Story of Four Nigerian Gentlemen

By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo NNP – Feb. 2, 2011 – The importance of grooming for men cannot be overstated, especially, when one is lodged in Western societies where sharp appearance and tidy disposition appear to be the currency for advancement, respectability and sociability. It becomes even more expedient when one is a professional in the […]

YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


Emefiele: DSS release detained CBN Deputy Governor


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