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U.S. court convicts Nigerian woman of slavery

A United States federal jury has convicted a Nigerian, Bidemi Bello, of forced labour, trafficking for forced labour, document servitude, and alien harbouring A statement by the US Department of Justice said Bello, formerly a resident of Suwanee, near Atlanta, Georgia, was convicted of eight counts late Friday. According to federal prosecutors, the 41-year-old forced […]

Ex Ogun Gov, Gbenga Daniel returns, declines comments

IMMEDIATE past  Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Wednesday, returned to the country from United Kingdom close to three weeks after he left  Nigeria. He arrived aboard a Boeing 747 British Airways aircraft that landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, around 6.30 pm . The former Governor, however, declined  comments, when […]

Garba emerges Gombe Assembly Speaker

GOMBE – Former Deputy Speaker in the Gombe State House of Assembly, Alhaji Inua Garba, was yesterday elected unopposed as the new speaker of the 4th Assembly with Alhaji Kawu Musa Biri emerging as his deputy. In his acceptance speech, the new Speaker who announced the names of other principal officers of the House including […]

Corruption: Obasanjo slams EFCC, ICPC

GENEVA— FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, Wednesday, in  Geneva, Switzerland took a swipe at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, over their efforts at tackling corruption since he left office. He said: “I haven’t seen the persistence and consistency in Nigeria because the people involved in corruption are […]

Nigeria to host 39th World Congress on Military Medicine

Abuja –  Nigeria is to host the 39th World Congress on Military Medicine from Nov. 20 to Nov. 25, 2011,  says Maj.-Gen. Merlin Macel, Chairman, Scientific Council of International Committee on  Military Medicine (ICMM). Marcel disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika. He said they […]

Delta State University spends N13m on diesel monthly

WARRI – VICE-CHANCELLOR of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka, Prof. Eric A. Arubayi, Wednesday, stated that one of the greatest challenges facing the institution is paucity of fund and commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for his wonderful and unrelenting financial assistance to the University. He also disclosed that administrative cost of running the University is […]

How Nigeria lost ILO seat to Congo

Geneva – The Federal Government has explained why Nigeria lost her position on the Governing Council of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Nigeria lost to  Congo. in an election held on June 6 to elect those who will represent Africa on the Board of the UN body. Mr Anthony Ozodinobi, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of […]

4 million Nigerians are blind, says expert (including our leaders)

AN ophthalmologist, Dr. Gboyega Ajayi, has said out of about 180m Nigeria population, over 4million of them are visually impaired and if nothing is done, the number will rise to 10million by year 2020. The eye expert, at an initiation ceremony tagged ‘Seeing is Believing project’  in Ibadan Wednesday, said 80 per cent of this […]

5 arraigned for defraudng American

Lagos –  Five persons were on Tuesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding an American of 27,000 dollars  (N4.2 million). The accused persons, Olagoke Uthman, 30, Innocent Angiu, 23, Ugba Martins, 26, Maduka Joy, 26 and Jane Awhin, 51 are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, forgery and unlawfully […]

Jonathan felicitates with Pope, Okogie, Kukah

ABUJA—President Goodluck Jonathan in three separate letters to Pope Benedict XVI, Anthony Cardinal Okogie and Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, Wednesday, elicitated with the trio on different occasions of their lives. The President congratulated Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah on his elevation to the position of Bishop in the Catholic Church. Describing the elevation as a well […]

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