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INEC begins voter register verification

The Independent National Electoral Commission, says it will begin the verification of the voter registration on Monday (today) throughout the country. The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr. Kayode Idowu, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday. According to him, the exercise will take place from February […]

‘My husband’s killers danced round his corpse before leaving’

Ruth, wife of the slain Chief Security Officer of the Federal College of Land Resources Technology, Jos, Plateau State, Mr. Haruna Danjuma, has given a gory account of how her husband was killed, on Thursday, by some alleged herdsmen in his quarters located inside the school premises. Apart from being the chief security officer of […]

Driver hacks boss to death in Kwara

A 36-year-old trader, Mrs. Abigail Osakwe, was allegedly murdered by her driver in Jebba town, Kwara State on Sunday. THE PUNCH learnt that the driver, Sule Salau aka ‘Elegusi’, allegedly murdered his boss in an attempt to forcefully take away an undisclosed amount of money meant for trading. The late Delta State-born Osakwe, who studied […]

Campaign tragedy: Jonathan shelves rallies

Amid commiserations over the tragedy that occurred at his campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, President Goodluck Jonathan has put planned campaign rallies in some states on hold. Special Adviser to Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ima Niboro, on Sunday, announced the postponement of the presidential campaign, citing the need to show respect […]

Nigerian Corruption Profile Worst Ever, Says Ribadu

Nigeria’s corruption profile is the worst ever, the presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Malam Nuhu Ribadu has declared. Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the families of those who lost their loved ones during a protest in Lafia, Ribadu described mismanagement, insecurity and the corruption going on in the […]

Bukola Saraki’s Moral Burden

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe, London, UK – Feb. 13, 2011 – The recent report that Dr Bukola Saraki has picked the PDP ticket for the Kwara Central Senatorial district generated headlines. According to reports, Saraki,  a medical doctor, and former PDP presidential aspirant, who was never known to have an interest in being a Senator, […]

13 Governors Meet in Katsina

Thirteen governors from  the South-South, South-East and North-Western states held a closed door meeting yesterday in Katsina.The meeting, chaired by Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, was for the purpose of discussing issues pertaining to  the unity and progress of the country.In his remarks, Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State said the purpose of their […]

Eagles lack stamina- Leone Stars’ coach says team played for only 45mins

Head Coach of Sierra Leone’s national team, Christian Cole, has advised Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Samson Siasia, to work on the stamina of his players before Nigeria’s forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ethiopia. The FIFA football instructor spoke to Saturday Sunsports shortly after his team’s 2-1 loss to Super Eagles in Wednesday’s […]

Ogun guber: PDP may dump OBJ’s candidate

It is not yet Uhuru for the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. General Adetunji Olurin as the party leadership may have concluded plans to replace him with another candidate this week. Daily Sun reliably gathered that concerted efforts are being made by the national headquarters of the party to […]

Igbinedion dragged to court for allegedly breaking into son-in-law’s house

The Esama of Benin Kingdom, Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, and one Collins Iginidu have been dragged before a Benin High Court by his son-in-law, Prince Avan Akenzua 11, over an alleged illegal breaking and entry into his house and removal of property worth millions of naira. The plaintiff, in a five-paragragh statement of claim, is urging […]

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