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Fifteen feared dead in stampede at Jonathan’s PH rally

Several people were feared to have been killed on Saturday in a stampede at an election campaign rally for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the oil city of Port Harcourt, witnesses said. Thousands of ruling party supporters crowded into a sports stadium to hear Jonathan speak and hundreds more gathered around the gates. There was […]

Seven robbery suspects nabbed in Lagos- Police

The police in Lagos said they have arrested seven suspected armed robbers, including a woman, in two robbery incidents in the Lagos metropolis. Samuel Jinadu, spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, disclosed this on yesterday to newsmen. Jinadu said that three of the suspects, who had earlier robbed a victim of a Toyota Highlander vehicle […]

Nupe People Present Shopping List To Jonathan

The Nupe people of Niger State have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to seize the opportunity of his visit to the state today to address some of their problems. The Nupe Foundation, an umbrella cultural organisation of all Nupe living in Niger, Kwara, Kogi, FCT, Nasarawa states and other parts of the world, in a […]

Nigerian Pilgrims to Enjoy Permanent Accommodation

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), rising from a  two-day post-mortem conference on 2010 Hajj under the chairmanship of His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and National Amiru-Hajj, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar, has agreed that henceforth, Nigerian pilgrims to the Holy Land would have their permanent accommodation in Madinah. This was contained in a […]

NDLEA Arrests 243 Suspects

The NDLEA commander in Sokoto State, Malam Mohammad Idris, said on Thursday that a total of 243 suspects were arrested in 2010. He further said that 59 of them had already been convicted. “We have adopted various security strategies leading to the seizure of 194 .57 kg of cannabis, 148.955 Kg of psychotropic substances and […]

NFF: For Now, No Plans to Leave Lagos

Against the backdrop of the players’ complaints over the artificial turf of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, and the booing of the Super Eagles in the dying minutes of the match against Sierra Leone’s Leone Stars Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said it does not have plans to shift the venue of next month’s […]

Before Mohammed Abacha Becomes Governor

By Olusegun Adeniyi, Cambridge, Mass – Feb. 12, 2011 – In 2003 and 2007, I covered for THISDAY the general elections in Kano, one of few states in Nigeria where the wish of the electorate always count because the people are ever ready to defend their votes, even with their lives. And by gauging the […]

Internal Democracy: Exit, Voice and Loyalty

By Anthony A. Kila, NNP – Feb 12, 2011 – The list that came last week with the names of candidates for the forthcoming political elections should be the final lists of flag bearers that will contest on behalf of the political parties registered by INEC. It should be so not because we like or […]

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