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Boko Haram targets Lagos, Delta, others

ABUJA— New intelligence reports available to the Armed Forces, yesterday, showed that following a round-the-clock alert in all military formations across the country to prepare for possible Boko Haram bombings, the group has perfected plans to use Federal Government, states, or Services Registration (Plate) numbers as a decoy to gain access to federal and military […]

New Chief Judge Musdapher admits rot in judiciary, vows reforms

  Urges corrupt judges to resign NBA blames terrorism, others on judicial corruption IN what appears  a down-to-earth maiden public confession since his appointment as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher yesterday admitted to some shortcomings in the judiciary, promising to make it better by engendering remarkable reform of the sector. […]

Picture: Ritualist caught dead in another man’s grave

  An unidentified suspected ritualist dies in the grave of man buried just two hours earlier PEOPLE in the normally calm, ancient city of Kazaure, the Jigawa State capital, were thrown into an uproar on Saturday, when what seemed like an act of God, saw to the mysterious death of a suspected grave ritualist. The […]

FG disburses N94m UBE funds to 125 Bayelsa communities

The Federal Government, on Monday, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, inaugurated the 2010 Universal Basic Education (UBE) community initiated self-help projects, with the disbursement of N94 million to 125 communities in the state. Addressing the people while inaugurating the scheme at the state banquet hall, the Minister of State for Education, Chief Ezenwo Wike, affirmed that the […]

Boko Haram plans to use govt number plates

THE military high command has warned all establishments under its purview to be wary of how they allow vehicles with Federal Government number plates into their premises. A circular from the Defence Headquarters, signed by a two star-general, entitled: “Boko Haram plans to penetrate targeted Federal Government establishments,” disclosed that intelligence report had revealed that […]

Atuche: Alleged bias: EFCC withdraws application, asks judge to disqualify self

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, withdrew its application, asking Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of a Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja, to disqualify himself in the ongoing trial of a  former Managing Director of Bank PHB, Francis Atuche. Counsel for EFCC, Kemi Pinhero and Dele Adesina, urged the court to strike out the […]

It’s constitutional amendment Nigeria needs -INEC commissioner

A national commissioner with the Independent  Na-tional Electoral Commi-ssion (INEC), Professor Lai Olurode, has said consti-tutional amendments, rather than a Sovereign National Conference (SNC), holds the way forward for the nation. Olurode spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, on Monday. He spoke against the backdrop of calls for a […]

Minimum wage: Kaduna govt begs workers to end strike

Worried by the strike embarked upon by workers in Kaduna State over the N18,000 minimum wage, the state government on Monday, appealed to the  workers to return to work, as negotiations over grey areas were still in progress. Speaking to newsmen at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, on Monday, chairman of the state negotiating committee, Alhaji […]

Police rescue kidnap victim, recover N1.6m in Delta

The police in Delta State have rescued a senior member of staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Godwin Ngbeken, who was kidnapped nine days ago in Warri. Two suspects were arrested, while the sum of N1.627 million was recovered from the kidnappers in their hideout, behind the office of a company in Warri. The […]

This State is Shaky – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A. Kila, London, UK – Sept. 20, 2011 – There is a worrisome disconnect between the state of affairs in the country and the attitude of those in charge of such affairs that needs to be pondered upon. Most residents within Nigeria and her citizens as well as observers beyond the shores of […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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