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UK court jails Nigerian pastor for torturing maids

A female Nigerian pastor who brought children from her country to work as slaves for her in the United Kingdom has been jailed for 11 years, the Mail of London reports. Lucy Adeniji, 45, forced her victims to toil for up to 21 hours a day – washing, cooking, cleaning her five-bedroom home and caring […]

N-Assembly polls: 9,000 security personnel to be deployed in Edo

NO fewer than 9,000 security personnel would be deployed to provide security in Edo State,  next Saturday, during the National Assembly elections. This was disclosed by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. David Omojola, yesterday, after a closed door meeting with representatives of Inter Agency Committee on Security for the April elections. He said […]

Soldiers okayed for elections natiowide

THE National Council of State, NCS, yesterday rose from a crucial session which lasted over five hours with a resolution that troops be deployed in the streets 48 hours before the elections to forestall any form of violence during voting. When deployed, the military, regular and mobile policemen as well as members of other security […]

‘My uncle impregnated me, gave me staphylococcus’

  The story of Kikelomo, 32, (surname withheld) is very pathetic and depicts the agonies of orphans and the predicaments faced by couples who are in desperate need of a child. On Friday in Abuja, Kikelomo painted a sad picture of how she was forced to have sex with her aunty’s husband and became pregnant […]

Debate: Jonathan urges Ribadu, Buhari, Shekarau to join him

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said he would participate in the presidential debate being organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group on Wednesday (today). He also expressed his desire to have the other candidates, who have decided to boycott the event, join him in the debate. The President spoke through a statement from his spokesman, […]

INEC may jeopardize elections in Ebonyi

By Muhammed Ajah, NNP – March 29, 2011 – There may be trouble in Ebonyi state if the Professor Attahiru Jega-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fails to pay people who worked for it during the last registration exercise The INEC had contracted, among others, serving or recent youth corps members for the exercise that […]

I have signed minimum wage bill into law – Jonathan

  President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said he had signed the National Minimum Wage Bill into law. The President stated this in Abuja while addressing a combined delegation of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, which paid him a courtesy call at the Presidential Villa. The disclosure finally brought to an end […]

Agonies of a Global Villager – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony Kila, London, UK – March 29, 2011 – It is now virtually impossible for most people to finish a day without using or coming across the concept of global village. Some cite it directly whilst most refer to it. As one can imagine, these allusions come in different spices and each one of […]

President Jonathan Cannot Transform Nigeria

By Tochukwu Ezukanma, Lagos, Nigeria – March 29, 2011 – The central problem of the Nigeria society is lawlessness. Most of our other national problems stem from lawlessness. They are either aspects of it or its direct consequences. Entrenched corruption, electoral fraud, theft of public, sectarian violence, etc are simply different dimensions of lawlessness. Power […]

Air France to begin Lagos-Paris-Cancun flights

  Europe largest airline, AirFrance-KLM, on Tuesday said it would begin Lagos-Paris-Cancun flights in October, 2011. A statement by the French carrier said that the Mexican city would be operated three times in a week. The statement said, “Starting on October 21, 2011, Air France will be operating three weekly services from Paris-Charles de Gaulle […]

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