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Breaking News: US air strike in Pakistan kills Osama Bin Laden

The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said Sunday night. Bin Laden was the leader of al Qaeda, the terrorist network behind the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. U.S. officials said that their forces have the body of bin […]

Nigeria soon to roll out new visa policy

Nigeria will soon come out with a new visa policy, while the Federal Government will also review its Immigration law, to do away with the obsolete policy left behind by its British colonial master since 1960. Minister of Labour and Productivity and supervising Minister of Interior, Chief Emeka Wogu declared this after a closed-door meeting […]

Nigeria defeat Cameroon, win a record sixth time Africa Youth Championship final

Nigeria survived a late fightback to beat Cameroon 3-2 after extra-time to win the Africa Youth Championship title in Johannesburg on Sunday. Terry Envoh scored the winner in the 92nd minute to give the Flying Eagles their sixth continental title. Two second-half goals from Olanrewaju Kayode and Uche Nwofor to put Nigeria in a comfortable […]

May 29: Outgoing governors jittery

  As May 29, 2011 handover date approaches, outgoing governors have become jittery as law enforcement agencies are finalising plans to probe them for corruption. SUNDAY PUNCH authoritatively learnt that the Nigeria Police Force, State Security Service, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigeria Immigration Service are determined to ensure that there is no […]

Imo: Ohakim visits Araraume for reconciliation

  Ahead of Friday’s supplementary election in some disputed local government areas in Imo State, the governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has paid a visit to the governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, for reconciliation. It was gathered that with the visit, Ohakim had allegedly gone to solicit Araraume’s support in […]

Slain corps members: Yuguda under fire over comment

  Denunciation and condemnation on Saturday trailed the comments attributed to the governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Isah Yuguda, that the National Youth Service Corps members who were murdered in the state were destined to die the way they did. Some corps members were killed in the state as well as in some other northern […]

Bayelsa: 36 INEC ad-hoc employees escape lynching

  Indications emerged on Saturday that 36 ad-hoc employees of the Independent National Electoral Commission sent to conduct a rerun election in Ekeremor III State Constituency, Bayelsa State, escaped being killed. Some of the workers who were on duty for the rescheduled election that took place on April 28 were reportedly bathed with fuel at […]

Martins out for the season

Birmingham City forward Obafemi Martins has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on Thursday to repair a stress fracture.  The former Inter striker, who is on loan at Birmingham from Rubin Kazan, has not played for the club since March. Blues manager Alex McLeish told the club’s official website: […]

Nigeria maul Liberia 6-1 in Benin

After a nervy start, Nigeria’s Under-23 national team came from a goal down to beat Liberia 6-1 in the Nigerian mid western city of Benin.  Edet Ibok and Solomon Okpako were the biggest culprits in the early minutes giving out balls to the opponents even when unchallenged. One of those mistimed passes by Okpako was intercepted and […]

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