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3 ex-militant commanders set to surrender weapons

PORT HARCOURT –  THREE former militant commanders have expressed their resolve to surrender their weapons and embrace the Federal Government’s amnesty programme. In a statement made available to Vanguard, the former militant warlords, said they were convinced by  the determination of the Federal Government to tackle challenges that informed militancy in the region. According to […]

Robbers kill 2 policemen in Abakaliki bank raid

Abakaliki -Two policemen were shot dead by bandits, yesterday, during a raid at a new generation bank in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Reliable sources told newsmen that the bank, located near the new Central Bank Cash Office, came under intense gunfire for several hours, leading to the death of the two police corporals. The sources said […]

Maternal/child health: UNICEF commends Nigerian media

The Nigerian media has been commended for its prompt and incisive reporting of issues affecting women and children in the country during the first quarter of 2011. The media also recieved kudos for eliciting appropriate response and interventions from the three tiers of government and relevant agencies. UNICEF Communication specialist, Mr. Geoffrey Njoku who gave […]

S-South, S-East Police officers petition Jonathan over pensions

Retired police officers from the South-East and South-South geo-political zones of the country have appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to look into the lingering issue of non-payment of pensions to those who were not yet 10 years in service when the war ended in 1970. The appeal was contained in a letter captioned, Non-payment of […]

Ghana defeat Falcons 3-2 – NSC shocked at defeat

The defeat of the Super Falcons by Ghana over the weekend has lowered the medal estimation of the National Sports Commission at the forthcoming All Africa Games in Mozambique in September. Reliable source at the NSC said the officials at the commission were ruing over the Falcons defeat because it has reduced the number of […]

Jonathan directs Dangote, others to crash cement prices within 30 days

PIQUED by the soaring prices of cement in the country, President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday, summoned the Chairman of Dangote Group, and other cement manufacturers with a directive to crash the prices of the product within 30 days period or face the wrath of the government. Presidential spokesman, Mr Ima Niboro, who announced Jonathan’s decision after […]

NDLEA intercepts N25m heroine at MMIA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, weekend, intercepted six female hand bangs containing 2.300kg of high grade heroin into the country at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA. It was gathered that the seized drugs, with street value of about N25 million was discovered during the inward screening of Emirate passengers from Bombay. The […]

USAID gives $64m loan to Nigerian farmers

The United State Agency for International Development, USAID, has in the last five years, given loan facilities worth $64.83 million to Nigerian farmers to boost agriculture in the country, as well as create 242,811 jobs The facilities come under the auspices of the Maximising Agricultural Revenue in Key Enterprises and Target Site, MARKETS. Timothy Prewitt, […]

IMF chief faces sex charge

  THE Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested and charged yesterday with sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid. The scandal may wreck his hopes of running for president of France. The charges threaten to create a leadership vacuum at the IMF, overseer of the global economic system, and […]

Picture: Abuja bar where naked female dancers perform

Pedigree Gardens Kabusa Village, located in the Logogoma District of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is off the beaten path. Though surrounded by the pleasant and pricey Sunnyville and Kabusa Gardens Estates, there is no good road leading to the sleepy community. The community, whose population has soared in recent times on account of low […]



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