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Fleeing Gaddafi forces, officials stray into Northern Nigeria

  Members and security forces of the regime of the ousted Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, may have crossed over to some parts of Northern Nigeria. The Spanish-owned Hamada Radio International reported on Friday that the Libyans were fleeing from French Special Forces Foreign Legion and their British counterparts. The report said that some members of […]

Nigerian scientist named in MIT Technology Review list

  A Nigerian, Yemi Adesokan, has been recognised by the Technology Review magazine as one of the TR35 Honoree Award recipients for 2011. Technology Review is an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. The TR35 recognises the world’s top innovators under the age of 35, spanning energy, medicine, computing, communications, […]

Corruption: Wikileaks fingers Okonjo-Iweala, Gov. Okorocha, el-Rufai, others

The latest US diplomatic cable released on Friday from the whistleblower, WikiLeaks, has made allegations of corruption against some powerful Nigerians. Some of those listed in the report are either occupying key positions in the present government or had served in the past as federal ministers and state governors. The list included the Minister of […]

My mum, brother were killed and set ablaze – Iliya, 12-year-old

Joshua Iliya is a 12-year-old student of a secondary school in Zagaleo, a village near Babale on Bauchi-Jos road. His village came under attack last week. Joshua was a nervous wreck this afternoon when he spoke to Saturday Sun. He granted this interview despite writhing in pains, having lost his mother and his siblings to […]

Enyeama apologises for behaviour

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has apologised to his nation after last week’s spat with coach Samson Siasia. Along with John Mikel Obi and Victor Anichebe, Enyeama had rowed about the team’s mode of travel to Madagascar. A furious Siasia then dropped Enyeama for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, stressing that his act of […]

The Jonathan ladies [Vanguard Version]

As if president Goodluck Jonathan has not made enough history, he comes down once again as only Nigerian president living or dead who appointed so many women into his cabinet. Yet, the women in Jonathan’s cabinet are more of the same: political appointees brought on to fill the quota. Fortunately every last one of them […]

12 killed in Jos again

It was another day of wailing and mourning in Plateau State yesterday* as 12 people were again killed in separate attacks on two villages in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. Nine people including a man, his wife and seven children were killed at Kakpwis Foron while three people were killed at Kunzin by heavily armed […]

Amnesty shoots oil output to 2.5m bpd – Orubebe

Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe yesterday said that the region has helped to shoot up oil out put to 2.5million barrels per day. Orubebe at the Sectorial Achievements to mark 100 days in office of President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, claimed that it was the peace in the Niger Delta region in recent […]

Boko Haram: Jonathan is main target says, PDP chieftain

A chieftain of the PDP in Lagos State, Barrister Owolabi Salis, has blamed the Boko Haram terror on enemies of President Goodluck Jonathan, who do not want him to succeed, and even wish him dead. The Wall Street Attorney who pilots the Operation Rescue Lagos Initiative emphasized that the latest attack on the UN building […]

Police may charge teenage mother with baby’s murder

  Policemen at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, Musiliu Smith Street, Yaba, are investigating a teenage mother, Blessing Ukie, for allegedly killing her newborn baby. PUNCH METRO gathered that Blessing, a native of Mbaise in Imo State and an orphan, came to Lagos shortly after her father’s burial to work as a housemaid. She […]

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