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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Perpetua leads 20 others

The Nigeria Football Federation has submitted to world governing body, FIFA, a list of 21 players who will fly the country’s flag at the 6th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in Germany this summer. Goalkeeper Precious Dede, a 31-year veteran from the 2003 and 2007 FIFA World Cup final tournaments, tops the list […]

I won’t get a fair trial Bankole tells court

EMBATTLED former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, yesterday, challenged the entire 16-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, insisting that they were baseless and dubious. Bankole maintained that none of the proofs of evidence tendered against him before the Federal High Court in Abuja connected […]

GTBank CEO, Tayo Aderinokun dies in London

GROUP Managing Director/Chief Executive of GTBank, Mr. Tayo Aderinokun, aged 56, died, Tuesday, in London after protracted illness. A statement from the bank announcing his death said: “With a deep sense of loss, but with gratitude to the Almighty God, we write to notify you of the passing on to eternal glory of our dearly […]

A Manual for a Sovereign National Conference – By Dr. Leonard Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – June 14, 2011 –  What service does Nigeria need from her legislators at this time? At this time, the foundation for national survival, national cohesion, and national development has not been laid yet. Now is not the time for self-deceit; now is not the time for pretence; […]

The Italian Festa – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A. Kila, London, UK – June 14, 2011 – Our notes will be incomplete if we do not pause to invite some reflections upon some of the events that took place beyond our shores last week. For whilst we were following the state organized inauguration ceremonies of newly elected officials across Nigeria, with […]

Bankole and the next generation of treasury looters – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By  Emeka Chiakwelu, NNP – June 14, 2011 – The alleged financial misappropriation, fraud and loan shenanigan in the hands of the erstwhile Speaker of House of Representative, Mr. Dimeji Bankole is quite troubling.  “Bankole is already facing a 16-count charge of allegedly misappropriating N9 billion capital project fund through contract inflation.” Then it was […]

Imo State: Owelle Rochas Not A Miracle Worker – By Nwaorgu Faustinus

By Nwaorgu Faustinus, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria – June 14, 2011 –  Majority of Imo indigenes and non indigenes will agree to some extent that the butted past administration led by one of the most hated, alleged criminal cum 419ner, cunning, heartless etc, governor Ohakim who has earned for himself the above sobriquet as well as “Ikiri/ewi” […]

Na’Abba, Iyabo Obasanjo may make ministerial list

THE name of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Ghali Umar Na’Abba, tops the list of ministerial nominees, whose screening is being finalised at the headquarters of the State Security Service (SSS). Sources confirmed to the Nigerian Tribune that while Na’Abba’s name did not emanate from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano […]

Kidnapped corps members: NYSC officials resort to prayers

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) officials  in Rivers  have resorted to prayers for the  release of  five corps members abducted seven days ago. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victims  were kidnapped at Omedeme in Ikwerre Local Government Area  of the state on June 9. The victims  were abducted on their way   […]

Pregnant woman, 3 children burnt to death in Ebonyi

Tragedy struck in the early hours of Monday, in Achara Unuhu village, Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, when a  pregnant nursing mother and her three children were reportedly burnt to death, as a strange fire razed their residence while they were all asleep. Investigations by the Nigerian Tribune revealed that the victims, Mrs […]

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