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Disturbing Picture: Osama Bin Laden’s bullet ridden body

The al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden was found and killed at a fortified compound on the outskirts of Abbottabad in north-west Pakistan, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has reported. According to the report, the compound where he was killed was a few hundred metres from the Pakistan Military Academy, an elite military training centre, which […]

Abia ACN candidate calls for Ihejirika’s resignation over polls

Abia State Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate Paul Ikonne has called for the resignation of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.Gen Azubike Ihejirika, over the role of soldiers in last month’s polls. Ikonne spoke in Aba, last   weekend.  He said the soldiers were not above board. Ikonne alleged that the military […]

‘Why female lawmaker-elects must not fail’

President, African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has said female law makers must not fail, if women are to be taken serious. She congratulated the four women elected into the Ekiti State House of Assembly. Three of them were elected on the platform of the Action Congress […]

Northeast senators move to stop Senate President

SENATORS elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the Northeast appear opposed to the Northcentral keeping the job of Senate President.     Rising from a meeting in Abuja last wekend, the 14 senators said their zone would be “totally eclipsed” from the national power equation, if the Northecentral is allowed […]

Pro-Mark Senators lobby Senators-elect in Abuja

Horse-trading for the President of the Senate began yesterday in Abuja, with some Senators loyal to the incumbent, Chief David Mark, lobbying some Senators-elect. It was also learnt that Mark’s loyalists have started reaching out to caucuses from the six geopolitical zones. Some old senators met with some senators-elect in Asokoro, Abuja on why Mark […]

Panic in Kano over Osama

The ancient city of Kano was once again plunged into confusion yesterday, following reports of the death of Osama Bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man and the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade centre (WTC) in New York. As the news hit into the city, non-indigenes living […]

I didn’t abandon corps members in Bauchi, says Obi

Anambra  Governor Peter Obi has said his administration did not abandon stranded youth corps members from the state during the post-election crises in some parts of the North. He described the allegation that he abandoned the corps members in Bauchi as baseless. Obi spoke yesterday in Awka through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and […]

Killing of corps members: Yuguda denies statement

ABUJA-Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has said reports quoting him in a section of the media which portrayed him as being insensitive to the death of some members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in the state during the recent political riots that trailed the presidential election was done out of context. Some […]

Govt orders security agents to remain alert

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday directed all national security agencies to remain on full alert in order to thwart any further attempt to breach the peace. The President, who is still on his seven-day retreat at the Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River State, told security agencies, especially those deployed “in identified flashpoints across the country”, to […]

Nigeria to host U.S.-Africa youth dialogue

AS part of its strategies to engender positive change in Africa, the United States (U.S.) would this month continue the dialogue initiative it started in August 2010 when President Barack Obama met with a select group of young African leaders in the White House. A U.S. State Department statement at the weekend disclosed that the “Dialogue […]

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