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Daniel begged me to join Ogun gov race – Olurin

  Former military governor of the old Oyo State and erstwhile Sole Administrator of Ekiti State, Maj.-Gen. Tunji Olurin (retd.), on Monday said he was persuaded to join the governorship race in Ogun State by Governor Gbenga Daniel. Olurin, who spoke at hisresidence in Ikoyi, Lagos, said the Ogun State governor practically begged him to […]

INEC releases more lists, Bankole, others missing

  The name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, was missing from the list of candidates for the April general elections released on Monday by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Other notable names missing from the list are those of Governor, Gbenga Daniel and Mrs. Lola […]

We’ll stop killings if soldiers are withdrawn —Boko Haram

  The Boko Haram fundamentalist sect has said it will stop killings in parts of Borno State if soldiers are withdrawn from the streets and the group’s mosque is returned to its members. The sect’s leader, Abu Suleiman, who listed the conditions on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation monitored in Kaduna on […]

Medical doctor arrested over acid bath on ex-lover

  The Benue State Police Command has arrested a medical doctor, Aondona Terdo, for allegedly bathing his former girlfriend with acid. The Police Public Relations Officer, Opaluwa Aku, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi, the state capital, on Sunday that the suspect, who worked at the Saviour Medical Centre, Makurdi, was alleged to […]

Ex-Botswanan president to deliver Ake’s memorial lecture

  FORMER President of Botswana, Mr. Festus Gontebanye Mogae, will on February 18, 2011 deliver a lecture at the first Professor Claude Ake Memorial Lecture to be organised by the Rivers State Government. The Chairman, Planning Committee of the memorial lecture, Mr. Charles Gogo, disclosed on Monday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, that the […]

I didn’t accuse anybody of supplying girls to Obasanjo – Fani-Kayode

  A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday raised the alarm over plans by mischief makers to pitch him against ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo. He was reacting to comments allegedly posted on his facebook account, which made reference to Obasanjo, late President Umaru Yar’adua, Dr. Andy Uba, and Alhaji Ibrahim Turaki and published […]

Boko Haram gives conditions to stop killings

The Muslim fundamentalist group, Boko Haram, has given conditions to enable its members stop slaughtering innocent Nigerians in some parts of the North. The group said it would stop inflicting pains on the people if the Borno State Governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, steps down from office with immediate effect and also allow members to […]

Masaba wants a voting unit for his 5,000 family members

Resident Electoral Commissioner in Niger State, Dr. Emmanuel Onucheyo, has revealed that Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Bello Masaba, the octogenarian with about 5,000 familiy members had officially written to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, earlier before the commencement of the registration exercise of the need to create a new voting unit for him. However, the REC […]

Jonathan vows to pursue all law breakers

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, kicked off his presidential campaign on both a note of good tidings and one of warning: He declared that better days are ahead for Nigerians just as he warned enemies of progress and violators of the law that his administration would pursue law breakers to the ends of the Earth. A […]

Yobo,Mikel,Osaze boost Eagles

Certainly, it is going to be a full house as Super Eagles’ skipper, Joseph Yobo, West Ham’s striker, Obinna Nsofor and a Chelsea’s player, John Mikel Obi, are expected to arrive Monday to boost the number of players already in camp for the friendly international against Sierra Leone in Lagos on Wednesday. Yobo was already […]

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