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Nigeria denies visa to ex-US ambassador

Nigeria says it has denied a visa to a former U.S. ambassador who has raised concerns over the stability of Africa’s most populous nation. A spokesman for the Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told The Associated Press Wednesday that the West African’s nation mission in Washington, D.C. refused former ambassador John Campbell a visa to […]

FG distributes 360 laptops to female students

Minister of State for Education, Olorougun (Barr) Kenneth Gbagi, yesterday, distributed 360 laptops to Junior Secondary School, JSS (1) students of five selected federal and state-owned female secondary schools in Delta State, as part of Federal Government’s pilot programme to empower the girl-child. JSS One students from the Federal Government Girls College, Ibusa, Onicha Ugbo […]

Niger Delta celebrates Okara at 90

The Ijaw Monitoring Group, IMG, has described Africa’s renowned poet and literary icon, Dr. Gabriel Okara, as a blessing to the Niger Delta in particular and the Nigerian nation in general. In a congratulatory message to mark the 90th birthday anniversary of the poet  by Mr Joseph Evah on behalf of the group, he said […]

Delta chief killed, 16 houses burnt

THE Elema of  Obi-Anyinma community in Ika South local Government Area of Delta State, Vincent Chinyere Aminomwan, was shot dead while over 16 houses were burnt following a bloody fight in the community over sharing of royalty from an oil prospecting company. Meanwhile, the entire community has been deserted. Also, the recurring  communal crisis between […]

FG approves N23bn for 10 projects in N-Delta

THE weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting Wednesday approved N23 billion for 10 various infrastructural projects in the nine states of the Niger Delta. Minister of Information and Communication, Mr Labaran Maku and the Minister of National Planning, Samshudeen Usman, while briefing State House correspondents said the FEC, presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, after […]

Taiwo passes Milan medical, signs deal

Olympique Marseille left-back Taye Taiwo has agreed a three-year deal with AC Milan after passing a medical with the Italian champions, according to France Football. The Nigerian international agreed to join the Serie A winners a number of weeks ago and has now accepted personal terms with the club ahead of his summer move to […]

Akala must be probed, says Alaafin

 ALAAFIN of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi,Wednesday, said that the out-going Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, should be probed immediately the new government takes over on May 29. Oba Adeyemi urged the incoming Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to investigate particularly how government residential areas across the state were sold and the whereabouts of the money […]

Reps to FG: Name streets in Abuja after slain corps members

The House of Representatives yesterday pleaded with the Federal Government to name some prominent places like streets in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, after the 10 members of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, who were killed during the post-election violence in some northern parts of the country. The Reps also requested that a […]

EFCC docks Atuche, wife, two others over alleged N32.2bn scam

Former Managing Director of Bank PHB Plc, Mr Francis Atuche and his wife were separately arraigned yesterday before an Ikeja High court for conspiracy and stealing of N32.2 billion belonging to Bank BHB Plc while Atuche held sway as the chief executive officer . Atuche, who was arraigned before Justice S.A. Onigbanjo alongside two others, […]



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