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Embassy awaits report of investigation on Nigerian killed in Germany

Berlin—The Nigerian embassy in Germany is awaiting the outcome of the German authorities’ investigation on the killing of a Nigerian, Mrs Christy Schnudeck, allegedly shot by a policewoman, an official has said. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that Schnudeck, who hailed from Edo, was shot at a job centre in Frankfurt by a policewoman […]

Louis Edet House bomb blast: Where is safe in Nigeria?

BARELY nine months after the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was thrown into confusion, fear, mourning and bewilderment following the bomb explosions that erupted October 1, 2010 when Nigeria  was marking its 50th anniversary, the nation’s capital city was on Thursday, June 16 thrown into a similar situation. This time, it was not a public place,  […]

Day Kuku stunned Polish Ambassador, Niesiolowski

UNTIL you encounter the erstwhile Special Adviser to the President on Niger-Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Committee and one of the foremost Niger-Delta activists, Hon Kingsley Kuku, you may possibly not recognize why President Goodluck Jonathan found the Niger-Delta activist a robust person to handle the tactical agency after the exit of the […]

Court Issues Bench Warrant Against Yar’Adua’s Wife

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja has issued a bench warrant against the wife of the late Major-General Musa Yar’Adua, Hajia Asabe Yar’Adua. Hajia Yar’Adua had been charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged three count-offences involving financial malpractices. The anti-graft agency had accused Yar’Adua of offences of issuance […]

Corruption: US Groups Blast Obansanjo Over Comments

Nigerian Diaspora groups in the United States have berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his comments, that the current administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan lacks the will and consistency to fight corruption. In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, Comrade Femi Soneye, director of Projects and Planning of the Alliance of Nigerians In […]

Argentina, Eagles Re-match: So What?

I still do not understand the rationale behind the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation to re-play Argentina after Nigeria walloped her 4-1, even if it was her third best team. The hype, preparations and pressure to break a long jinx against the South Americans in Abuja, cost the Super Eagles a crucial win and […]

Governor Suswam Denies Murder Allegation

The Benue State, Governor Gabriel Suswam has absolved himself of any complicity in the death of Charles Ayede, aide to the Action Congress of Nigeria gubernatorial candidate in the April polls, Prof. Torkuma Ugba. Speaking during an exclusive interview with our correspondent in New York recently, Suswan said that it was rather unfortunate for someone […]

I’ll ensure economic recovery, employment generation – Jonathan to world leaders

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured world leaders, employers and workers around the world that his government will build on the national aspiration and the solid political foundation, as reflected in the 2011 general election in Nigeria, to ensure quick economic recovery, employment generation, social justice and equity, national growth and development. This assurance was given […]

Boko Haram: Police beef up security in Lagos

SECURITY in the Lagos metropolis and the state police command in Government Reserved Area (GRA), Ikeja, has been beefed up following the bombing at the Louis Edet House, Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, in Abuja yesterday. Besides, the Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has warned that Nigeria risks descending […]

Gaddafi’s son flies polls’ option as Russia mediates

FROM Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, came an assertion yesterday that the Libyan leader is willing to hold elections and would step aside if he lost, agency report stated. The offer was made as Mikhail Margelov, the envoy leading Russia’s efforts to end the conflict, arrived in Tripoli for talks with Gaddafi’s government. The Kremlin […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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