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Fraud: EFCC arraigns US-based Nigerian attorney

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commisson on Monday arraigned a U.S-based Nigerian Attorney, Mr. Emeka Egwuonye, at an Abuja High Court on a one-count charge of corruption. Egwuonye was charged with illegally withholding $1.35m tax refunds from the sale of some Nigerian properties in the U.S. Reading the charges before Justice Suleiman Belgore, the […]

Police arrest 41 Nigeriens

  The Police in Abuja on Monday said it had arrested 41 Niger nationals in the Gwarinpa area of the city. But unconfirmed sources put the number of the arrested men at 200. The arrested foreigners were picked up at an uncompleted building within the area. Our correspondent gathered that the large number of people, […]

Buhari defies police, shuts down Jos

 Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, defied police order as he addressed a rally in Jos. Buhari’s action was said to have forced Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang to reschedule his planned rally which was earlier fixed for Monday till Tuesday (today). The police had a hectic […]

Politicians spent N2.52bn on chartered flights in 10 weeks – Investigation

  Indigenous chartered jet operators may have raked in at least N2.52bn in the last 10 weeks from politicians, who make use of their services to move from one campaign venue to the other as the April elections close in. Investigation by our correspondent revealed that each of the four major indigenous chartered jet operators, […]

Why Jonathan, Ciroma group’s talks failed

THERE were strong indications yesterday that talks between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Mallam Adamu Ciroma-led Northern Political Leaders Forum, NPLF, may have ended in deadlock because some persons were alleged to have hidden the report of the seven-man committee set up after the February 18, 2011 meeting from the President, thereby making it impossible […]

Kidnappers abduct biz mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim’s mum

THE 65 year-old mother of  business mogul, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, Madam Mafe Jimoh, was  kidnapped by four gun wielding men, Sunday, even as the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta Central Senatorial District, Chief Ighoyota Amori, whose 97-year-old mother, Mrs. Obireyibo Amori was kidnapped by gunmen, few days ago, refused to […]

Missile Strikes Kadhafi Compound in Tripoli

A missile strike on Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s compound in Tripoli Sunday night has destroyed what Western officials called a military command and control centre. Kadhafi’s regime invited journalists to visit the site of the attack on the Bab al-Aziziya compound early Monday morning but it was not clear if there where any casualties. US […]

Falcons to play in Abuja Against Namibia

Assistant General Secretary (Competitions) of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said on Monday that the Federation had already communicated the venue and date of match to world football governing body, Fifa.   “The match is an Olympics qualifier and we had to communicate early enough to the world football –governing body on date […]

Pillars sour continental weekend

Kano Pillars were beaten 2-0 late on Sunday night to take the gloss off what should have been a fine weekend for Nigerian clubs in continental competition. The Nigeria runners-up were beaten 2-0 away to Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca and now face an uphil battle to progress in the CAF Champions League. But it was better […]

Enyeama has been ruled out of this weekend’s 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier against Ethiopia

Enyeama played no part in Hapoel Tel Aviv’s match on Sunday night after picking up an injury. “He is out for two weeks,” assistant coach Simon Kalika confirmed, but said there will be no replacement, with Dele Aiyenugba and Rotimi Sunday available. But a replacement has been called up in midfield, where Obiorah Nwankwo has […]

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


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


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