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NFF protest Nigeria v Guinea afternoon Kickoff Time

Nigeria are to write to CAF next week seeking a change in kick-off time for their final 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying match against Guinea in Abuja.  CAF have fixed the game for 14h00 local time on Saturday March 8  to kick-off simultaneously with the game between Ethiopia and Madagascar in Addis Ababa.   Ethiopia […]

Boko Haram: Sack security chiefs now – NBA

LAGOS – Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, weekend, called for the sack of security chiefs in the country for failing to check activities of the Boko Haram sect, which had led to the death of many Nigerians and destruction of property worth billions of naira. The association also scored President Goodluck Jonathan low in the handling […]

Monarch, N/Delta groups want corrupt NDDC officials prosecuted

WARRI- Former chairman of Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HRM, Pere Charles Ayemi-Botu, Niger-Delta Survival Synergy, NDSS, and Ijaw Progressive Agenda for Change have asked the Federal Government to direct security agencies to immediately bring to book all those involved in fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Pere […]

Police rescue 2 sisters from kidnappers

WARRI— TWO sisters were allegedly kidnapped in Warri, Delta State, weekend. They were, however, rescued by a police patrol team. Meanwhile, a 28-year-old man has been arrested with a human skull in the Town area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State by the Police. State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ben Uguegbulam, who confirmed the arrest, […]

Boko Haram: C/River councils tighten security

Calabar—Against the backdrop of threat by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram to bomb some parts of the country, local government chairmen in border communities in Cross River State, have deployed security agencies in the various entry points to monitor movement of visitors. Chairman of Boki Local Government, Mr. Jonas Obi-Otu, at the grand finale 2011 […]

Nur killed OBJ’s host Fugu – Security sources

Mamman Nur, the wanted mastermind of the United Nations’ House bombing in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, last August, is said to be behind the killing of Mallam Babakura Fugu. Nur, who was declared wanted by the Directorate of State Service, DSS, is said to harbour another faction of the dreaded Ahlan Sunnah Lid […]

How porous borders aid religious extremists

Influx of religious extremists from the Marghreb into Northern Nigeria and consequent expansion of religious fundamentalism may not abate for sometime to come, unless a concerted attention is paid to the nation’s poorly-policed borders with Niger, Chad and Cameroon, investigations by Sunday Tribune has revealed. Checks at the nation’s Northern borders revealed an extensive level of […]

Boko Haram: Heavy Security Checks At NDA Graduation Ceremony

THE city of Kaduna  came under heavy security checks yesterday at the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 196 cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). Both invited and uninvited guests were subjected to thorough screening. The graduating cadets were drawn from the Army, Navy and Air Force. The security presence was obviously spurred by the […]

Salami: Jonathan sends NJC’s retirement request to Senate

Strong indications have emerged that President Goodluck Jonathan may have acted on the request of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to retire the suspended President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Ayo Isa Salami, for misconduct, by sending the request to the Senate as required by the 1999 Constitution (as amended). The council had, on August […]

Shema reacts to labour strike •As senior civil servants join strike action

Katsina State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema has reacted to the indefinite strike action embarked upon by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the implementation of the new national minimum wage in the state. Addressing the people of the state in a live broadcast shortly after the state executive council meeting, Governor Shema said […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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