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Alao-Akala’s Driver Dies in Stampede

A driver attached to the convoy of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State, Mr. Rahman Ishola, was killed in a stampede at the Ogbomoso residence of the governor on Thursday evening. The  death of the driver took place inside the compound of Governor Alao-Akala in Ogbomoso in the presence of hundreds of people who thronged […]

No Amount Of Tears’ll Make Nigerians Change Their Minds – Oyedokun Tells Buhari

Former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, has said that no amount of  tears shed by the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Major-General Mohammadu Buhari (retd), would make Nigerians to change their minds from voting en-masse for the presidential candidate of the PDP, Dr. Goodluck […]

Western Union Fraud: Two bank officials arraigned, granted bail

  Two officials of Skye Bank Plc, Agodi, Ibadan branch, have been arraigned before a chief magistrate’s court on a three-count charge of forgery and stealing. According to the charge, the bank officials, Funmi Adekanbi and Adebukola Ademola, were accused of conspiring to commit felony including forgery and stealing, thereby committing an offence contrary to […]

Rescuing Nigeria from Her Godfathers and the Corporatocracy – By Dr. Leonard Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – April 15, 2011 – The overwhelming verdict of people that participated in and observed the Nigerian national assembly election of April, 9, 2011 was that it was generally fair, transparent and credible. Nigerians voted for candidates of their choice. While some of those choices may not have […]

Picture:16yr-old pupil found hanging at kankon model college

Ejiofor While the SS3 pupils of the Government Model College, Kankon, Badagry, Lagos, write their West African School Certificate exams this year, one person – Richard Ejiofor – will be marked absent at the examination hall. The 16-year-old science pupil was discovered hanging from an uncompleted building in the school last week. I was at […]

IG promotes 31 in Ogun, bars OPC others from electoral duties

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Hafiz Ringim, has promoted 31 police officers in the Ogun State Police Command. Ringim, at the decoration of the promoted officers at Police Headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta on Friday, described electoral duties as part of the ad hoc functions of the police. He stated the need for the […]

Shekarau inaugurates transport scheme for female students

  The Kano State Government, on Friday inaugurated a transport scheme for female students of public secondary schools in the state. Governor Ibrahim Shekarau inaugurated the scheme at the Government Arabic College (Girls), Goron Dutse. It will be managed by the Kano State Ministry of Works and Transport. Seven luxury buses will ply designated routes […]

Court stops INEC from conducting governorship poll in five states

  The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Friday stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission from conducting the April 26, 2011 governorship election in Sokoto, Kogi, Adamawa, Bayelsa and Cross River states. It held that since they took oath of office and oath of allegiance in 2008, the tenure of the five governors […]

Buhari, Ribadu, Shekarau up against incumbent factor

Today, the die is cast and all the anxiety of who becomes the country’s president in the next four years would give way within the next 48 hours, when the results would be announced.  Some of the presidential candidates are seen as contestants to the throne, while some are mere pretenders. Indeed, most of them […]

Former Delta gov, Ibori, extradited to UK

 Ex-governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, has been extradited from Dubai to the United Kingdom. Online medium, Saharareporters, said Ibori was extradited on Friday by the Interpol. The report said Ibori had tried to escape extradition through ‘a series of complex legal manipulations.’ It said the former governor was re-arrested on Thursday night in […]



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