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Picture: N’Assembly member escapes assassination

  The assailants’ car A lawmaker representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Local Government of Abia State in the House of Representatives, Chief Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, on Tuesday escaped assassination. But her driver, who used her Honda Sport Utility Vehicle marked EK 810 ABC was shot on his hand and ear. He was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he […]

Court orders arrest of Plateau SSG, LG boss

  A High Court in Jos has issued a warrant of arrest against the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Mr. Samson Dimka, and the Chairman of Wase Local Government, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar. The order, given by Justice Daniel Longji of the Langtang High Court, followed the inability of the state government to adhere to […]

EFCC arraigns three over $.7m generator fraud

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday dragged to court three suspects charged with fraud and stealing of nine containers of gasoline generators valued at $713,007, belonging to a China-based exporter. The accused, Messrs Henry Akinduro, 33; Oladotun Ojuri, 46; and Raphael Obiakalusi, also 46, were arraigned on a five-count charge before a […]

Libya: FG to airlift evacuees’ luggage

  The Federal Government has said that it will deploy cargo aircraft to airlift the luggage of stranded Nigerians evacuated from Libya by the International Organisation for Migration/United Nations Refugee Agency. The Federal Government had evacuated over 4,500 Nigerians from Libya before the UN-Declaration of No-Fly Zone over Libya. However, the International Organisation for Migration […]

EFCC to crack down on hotels

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday issued a two-week ultimatum to all hotels in the country to regularise their operations with the appropriate authorities or face criminal prosecution. The EFCC said the hotels were supposed to be regulated by bodies such as the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation, saying, however, that most of […]

Aregbesola assures EU election monitoring team of security

  OSUN State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has assured European Union election monitoring team of adequate security in the state during the general elections. Speaking in Osogbo while receiving the team on Tuesday, Aregbesola reiterated the commitment of his administration towards securing lives and properties during the elections. The governor, who said his administration was acting […]

We can’t afford social unrest – FG

  The Federal Government has said it cannot allow youth unemployment and social disorder to prevail in the country. The government on Tuesday, said such negative development could lead to social unrest as currently being witnessed in North Africa and the Arab world. In order to avoid this, it has urged the 25 newly inducted […]

$180m Halliburton scam: Plaintiff petitions CJ, seeks probe of missing documents

  A legal practitioner, Mr. Ugochukwu Osuagwu, has asked the Chief Judge of Abuja High Court, Justice Lawal Gummi, to assist in unraveling the circumstances that led to the disappearance of court processes involving a former Vice President of United States, Mr. Dick Cheney, over the $180m Halliburton bribery scam. In a petition obtained by […]

Picture:Surprise as undergraduate Americans teach Nigerians Yoruba

  Clockwise from up: Kayode, Akinwumi, Kolade, Abike and Titilayo Five white American students from the University of Wisconsin, United States of America, who are undergoing a Language immersion programme at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, were some of the guests at the 2011 Yoruba Day at the Vivian Fowler Memorial Girl’s College, […]

No decision yet on likely fresh postponement

The Independent National Electoral Commission appears to be undecided on the fears that it may not hold the National Assembly election on April 9 in Lagos, Rivers, Ogun, Katsina, Ondo, Jigawa, Anambra, Gombe and Imo states, as reported by THE PUNCH today. A senior INEC official had told the paper that the planned shift was […]

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