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We Won’t De-register Parties – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted that it might not continue with the delisting of political parties that failed to secure either a seat in a state Assembly or the National Assembly. The chief press secretary to INEC chairman, Mr. Kayode Idowu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of […]

Women’s W/Cup: ‘Falcons Can Survive Group Of Death’

Few days to the commencement of the  sixth FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, some Nigerians in Berlin say they were confident the Super Falcons would qualify for the second round of the competition. Our correspondent reports that Nigeria was drawn in Group A and will play against France, Canada and Germany. The group is […]

Independent Day Blasts Okah to Call 103 Witnesses From Nigeria

Militant Leader, Henry Okah, yesterday told a Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court that he would call 103 witnesses from Nigeria to testify in his defence. Okah is facing terrorism charges in relation to the Oct. 1, 2010 twin bomb blasts in Abuja. Okah is slammed with charges of delivery, placement and detonation of explosives which occurred during […]

Islamization of Nigeria: CBN Defends Islamic Banking

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has defended the introduction of Islamic banking model in the country, saying that it is obliged, by law, to issue licences to appropriate entities for the establishment of  non-interest banking (NIBs) provided they meet the regulatory requirements for licences. Deputy governor (financial system stability) Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, who made […]

Eagles drop S/Africa For Ghana •International friendly

NIGERIA is certain to play Ghana on August 9 after top players turned down a proposal to fly to South Africa just days before the start of the European season. NFF officials were considering offers from both the two countries for a friendly game during that FIFA window, but were compelled to plump for the […]

Fulani herdsmen sack Benue communities, kill 25

TWENTY-FIVE persons, among them an army officer, identified as Lieu-tenant Chinedu Anyanwu, were feared dead in a renewed three days of sustained attacks by armed herdsmen on villages and towns in the border communities of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Also, a soldier, including several persons, had been declared missing, while thousands of […]

Boko Haram: Mass transfer of police officers imminent (Why transfer, sack them)

THERE are clear indications that the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, may effect a mass transfer of officers from Force Headquarters to police zones and state commands. This follows last Thursday’s bomb blast, which killed about eight people and destroyed over 70 cars, at the Force Headquarters. The wreckage of the cars is now […]

Nigeria is winning drug war – NDLEA

Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, on Wednesday, inaugurated a week-long programme of events marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in the country. Giade, on the occasion, declared that Nigeria was winning the drug war, particularly with the United States delisting Nigeria from […]

Jonathan approves Otunla as new AGF

PRESIDENT GoodlucK Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla as the Accountant-General of the Federation. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Professor Oladapo Afolabi, who announced the approval, in a press statement signed by the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations), Mr Tope Ajakaiye, said the appointment of the […]

Robbers kill man, pregnant woman in Ekiti

A man and a pregnant woman have reportedly been killed by armed bandits, suspected to be nomadic herdsmen, on the dilapidated Ado Ekiti-Ijan Road in Ekiti State. Nigerian Tribune gathered from members of Aduloju farmstead in Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of the state, on Wednesday, that the pregnant woman and the man, said to […]

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