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Gunmen kill lecturer in Rivers

  A lecturer at the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Mr. Clement Faar, was one of the two persons shot dead by three gunmen, who stormed his compound at Yeghe in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State. The other victim, who was identified as a Canada-based Nigerian, Mr. Pius Gbarazia, was with […]

Immigration rescues nine children

  Officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service in Ekiti State have rescued nine trafficked teenagers from traffickers operating in the state. Our correspondent gathered that the teenagers, who were brought to Ido-Ajinare, a town in Ekiti South Local Government from Benue State, were waiting to be ‘sold’ to the would-be buyers when officials of the […]

PH stampede: Victims’ll not die in vain – Jonathan’s wife

  Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has assured that Peoples Democratic Party supporters who died during the party’s February 11, 2011 South-South rally in Port Harcourt would not be forgotten. She gave the assurance on Saturday when she visited families of the victims of the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt stampede in Ikwerre and […]

Gbagbo’s Ousting: U.S Military Offers Support to Nigeria, ECOWAS

UNITED States military command in Africa, AFRICOM, may support Nigeria and ECOWAS in its proposed plan to apply military force to remove defeated President of Cote d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo and install the winner of that nation’s presidential polls, Alassane Quattara. Answering questions from foreign correspondents from Washington DC at the weekend, the Commander of AFRICOM, […]

Banks panic as CBN moves to verify update of customers’ accounts

SHOCK waves swept through the nation’s banks at the weekend as they got wind of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) planned verification of the level of their compliance with the just-concluded customer accounts’ update. The exercise begins on March 7, but the banks will today formally receive letters from the CBN informing them of […]

‘Dosunmu remains Lagos PDP guber candidate’

THE Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated that former Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ade Dosunmu, remained its governorship standard-bearer in the state. The party’s stance was sequel to reports of a court order restraining it from parading Dosunmu as its candidate in the April polls. A […]

200 feared killed in Libya’s protest

OVER 200 persons have lost their lives in the wave of unrest sweeping through Libya.  The protest is against Muammar Gaddafi whose forces have cracked down on the demonstrators. The spectre of revolt has also pushed Bahrain’s rulers into talks with the opposition. Reuters said yesterday that a doctor in the Libyan city of Benghazi […]

Uche Okafor buried with pomp and honour

The choice detail of the Nigerian sports community descended on Imo State on Thursday to pay their final respects and be part of the final passage rites of former international player, Uchenna Okafor.  Represented at the occasion was the Executive Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, the National Sports Commission, a high-powered delegation from […]

Liverpool renews interest in Taye Taiwo

LIVERPOOL is plotting a second major transfer swoop on Marseille —  for Nigerian left- back Taye Taiwo. Kop talent – spotter Damien Comolli watched the highly – rated defender in action against Sierra- Leone in a recent friendly match in Lagos  as he looks for a solution to Kenny Dalglish’s problem position. Dalglish shattered Liverpool’s […]

April polls: Igbo threaten PDP, Jonathan

Ahead of the April general elections, Igbo leaders have warned  that it is dangerous for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, to go into the polls without returning the position of the party’s national chairman to the South East geo-political zone. The Igbo leaders said yesterday that the president […]

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