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Picture: Argentina players in training in Abuja

Nigeria and Argentina go up against each other for the first time on Nigerian soil, beginning from 7pm tonight inside the mainbowl of the National Stadium, Abuja. Sponsors Guinness have called it  the ‘biggest match of the decade’. It is the fifth meeting between both countries at senior level, with Argentina having narrowly edged three […]

Sarkozy writes Jonathan

  The French President, Mr. Nicholas Sarkozy has written President Goodluck Jonathan asking him to bring perpetrators of the post-election violence in the northern states of the country. Sarkozy, who congratulated Jonathan for his electoral victory, equally praised him for setting up a committee to investigate the mayhem. He expressed confidence that the new tenure […]

EFCC finally arraigns Akingbola, associate

  A former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank Plc, Mr. Erastus Akingbola, alongside an associate, Mr. Bayo Dada, was on Tuesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja. They were finally arraigned after three adjournments on 22-count charge of stealing as against […]

Jonathan recalls wife-battering Nigerian ambassador to Kenya, Dr. Wigwe

  A women advocacy group, Women Arise, has condemned the conduct of the Nigerian Ambassador to Kenya, Dr. Chijioke Wigwe, who was reported to have inflicted serious bodily injuries on his wife, Mrs. Tess Iyi Wigwe, in a domestic violence. In a statement by the President, WA, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, on Tuesday, the group described […]

Ex-ministers lobby Jonathan for reappointment

There were indications on Tuesday that President Goodluck Jonathan was under pressure from many members of the cabinet, which he dissolved on Monday. THE PUNCH learnt of this just as Jonathan held a closed door meeting with the former ministers and senior aides at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Investigations showed that many of the ex-ministers […]

Graft: Court remands Igbinedion in prison

  A younger brother of former Edo State governor, Lucky Igbinedion, Mike, was on Tuesday remanded in prison custody on a 66-count charge of corruption levelled against him and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Also ordered to remain in prison custody was the ex-governor’s former personal assistant, Patrick Oboigbodin. The ex-governor, who […]

10 teachers die

  Ten secondary school teachers are reported to have died of food poisoning, and several others hospitalised in Katsina. Investigations by the News Agency of Nigeria showed that the incident occurred at the weekend at a workshop organised by the state Ministry of Education for some 650 teachers at Government Day Secondary School, Kofar Yan’daka, […]

Why I chose Anyim as SGF – Jonathan

  President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday explained why he chose former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Several names were shortlisted and submitted to the President by the leaders of the South East for possible appointment as SGF, following the zoning of the office to the geopolitical […]

2011 elections: INEC prepares for 25 bye-elections

  The Independent National Electoral Commission is preparing for the possibility of conducting at least 25 bye- elections across the 36 states of the federation. The electoral body’s preparation is in anticipation of judicial pronouncements which may order for fresh elections. It is also anticipating that it could conduct fresh elections in the event of […]

FIFA in nasty bribery scandal

Beleaguered president Sepp Blatter formally opened the 61st Fifa Congress on Tuesday warning of the dangers world football’s governing body is facing. Blatter, welcoming Fifa’s 208 delegates at the opening ceremony which featured jugglers, folk dancers and singer Grace Jones, said he would speak in more detail about the problems facing Fifa before the business […]

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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