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Police to pay N100m damages over shooting incident

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, weekend, affirmed its judgment for the award of N100 million and N10,000 as damages in favour of citizens Nnamdi Anyaogu and Felix Anyaogu, respectively, against the Nigerian Police Force for their illegal shooting and abandonment at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH. Trial judge in the matter, Justice […]

Don’t scrap, review NYSC – Gowon, Atiku

FORMER Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), who established the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in 1973 and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have opposed calls for scrapping of the NYSC because of incessant killing of corps members especially in northern parts of the country during recurring ethno-religious and political crises. Noting […]

Group faults moves to establish US military base in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation has warned the Federal Government against allowing the establishment of a United States, US, military base in Nigeria. Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC in a statement, yesterday, charged the government not to agree to the establishment of a US military base in the country, saying that it will jeopardise the country’s fragile security. […]

EFCC moves against Daniel, Akala, 7 others

NINE outgoing state governors across the country who have enjoyed immunity for the past four or eight years may soon be guests of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as their tenures expire on May 29. Sources at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, told Vanguard, weekend, that the anti-graft agency was going […]

‘She Terminated My Appointment Because I Refused to Sleep in Her Bedroom’

Dear Relationship Angel, I’m Victor. Last year, I got a job as a personal assistant in a small company in Lagos. The Managing Director is largely based in the U.S. but comes to Nigeria once or twice a year, that is, at Christmas and Easter. So, most of the time, his wife runs the company. […]

Release Akingbola Forthwith, Court Orders EFCC

  AS the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) plans to re-arraign the former Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr. Erastus Akingbola at a Lagos High Court tomorrow on charges similar to those he has been facing before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Justice Charles Archibong of the Federal High Court, acting on the […]

Nigeria, U.S. to promote learning among children

UNITED States Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence McCulley, Education Minister, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, and USAID/Nigeria Mission Director, Ray Kirkland are expected at the launch of Nigerian adaptation of Sesame Street, a children television series which focuses on literacy, mathematics and health education today at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Headquarters in Abuja McCulley who welcomed the […]

Why Obama Approved Transfer of Warship to Nigeria

MORE details are emerging regarding the transfer of ownership to Nigeria of a veteran US warship formerly called Chase, now renamed NNS Thunder. President Barack Obama had approved granting of the ship to Nigeria way back in January at the peak of the Ivorien presidential election crisis. According to diplomatic and military sources from Nigeria and […]

S’East govs, Ekwueme, others meet over zoning

THE issue of zoning of political offices in the next dispensation in the country featured prominently yesterday evening as governors of the South-East geo-political zone met in Enugu. Although the governors refused to disclose in details their discussion in the meeting which also involved former Vice President Alex Ekwueme and National Vice Chairman of the […]

How Jonathan swept Edo votes

Prior to the April 16 presidential election , one of the states President Goodluck Jonathan was not expected to win was Edo State. Though a South- South state, the state was marked an “enemy” territory. The state is ruled by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). Consequently, political pundits in various analysis gave the president […]

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