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N42m fraud: Court denies ex-minister bail again, sends him to prison

For the second time in less than two weeks, Justice Bilikisu Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Abuja has turned down the bail application of former minister of works, Dr Hassan Muhammad Lawal. The embattled former minister was on Tuesday arraigned on a nine-count charge of money laundering, amounting to N42 million. Aliyu had only […]

Slain corps members: Reps seek better compensation

The House of Representatives yesterday asked the Federal Government to workout better compensation to immortalise the memories of the 10 members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) killed during the post election violence in Bauchi State. Members submitted that naming some streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja after the slain NYSC members was not too […]

Picture: 500-year-old Iroko tree falls, kills 18-year-old boy

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • The root of the tree     More Stories on This Section For the Anatogus of Amawbia in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, it was one mysterious death too many as their 18-year-old son, Bernard Ikenna Anatogu was killed by an Iroko tree that fell on him. […]

Picture: Abia: Ballot box found inside bush

•Ballot box Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Fresh facts are unfolding in Abia State to corroborate numerous calls by opposition politicians for the cancellation of the April polls alleged to have been rigged by those declared winners in the state, mostly members of Peoples Democratic party, PDP . The latest was […]

‘Igbo believe in Jonathan’

ENUGU – Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, said Tuesday, that despite the resentment from the people of the South-East geo-political zone over the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, the confidence of Ndigbo in the ability of President Goodluck Jonathan to adequately protect the interest of the zone  remains unshaken. President of […]

Why I snubbed Chelsea – Taiwo

Incoming AC Milan fullback Taye Taiwo has explained why he chose the Rossoneri ahead of the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool. The Nigeria international is joining Milan on a Bosman from Marseille. “I had some offers from the Premier League but I decided Milan because it is a big club at the same level as […]

Garden City Games LOC rewards sports fans

The Local Organising Committee of the forthcoming National Sports Festival is set to splash gifts on sports fans ahead of the Garden City Games in Port Harcourt. The sports festival holds between June 27 and July 11 in Port Harcourt, but the organisers are building up to the event with a promo that will reward […]

NFF disowns the female football foundation

The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday stated that it has not in anyway endorsed a group calling itself The Female Football Foundation to hold a launch to support the national women’s football team, Super Falcons towards its campaign at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu said in […]

Former Minister bags World Bank’s executive position

Dr Mansur Muhtar, Former Minister of Finance, has been appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank as alternate Executive Director Muhtar said  on Tuesday in Abuja that the appointment had created an additional space for Africa in the bank. He said the appointment would strategically position Africa and give it more […]

John Togo surrenders – Orders fighters to vacate camp

The General John Togo-led Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF) has finally bowed to the superior fire power of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) as its members have decided to surrender and abandon their camps in the Niger Delta region. The JTF, in the midst of apprehension over its ongoing military operation to capture Togo, […]

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