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The Cultural Shocks of Colonialism – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma, Lagos, Nigeria – Sept. 21, 2011 – My father once sent me on an errand to a professor’s office. That day, I was in an exceptionally good mood because I was with a friend who had managed to get the car keys from his father. With a car at our disposal, we […]

Ibori remanded in UK prison till 2012 …as judge adjourns trial

LONDON – A Southwark crown court in London has ordered former Governor James Ibori of Delta State to be remanded in prison till February 13, 2012 when his trial will commence in a 14-count charge relating to money laundering preferred against him. The trial was originally fixed for November, but Ibori’s counsel, Mr. Benjamin Aina, […]

Swiss court orders retrial of Abacha’s son

GENEVA – Switzerland’s highest court has ordered the retrial of son of former military head of state, General Sani Abacha. Abba Abacha was given a two-year suspended sentence in June 2010 for taking part in a criminal organisation, and his assets were confiscated. The retrial was ordered because he had been unable to get a […]

We’ll finish Eagles in Abuja – Guinea

With her 13 points lead in the Nations Cup Group 2 qualifying series, Guinea is not ready to surrender the ticket to Nigeria’s Super Eagles when both sides file out in a make or mar encounter next month in Abuja. According to Nichel Dussuyer, coach of Guinea’s national team, his boys were prepared to die […]

Senate screens Musdapher, to increase A’Court justices

Senate will today screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher in line with section 231(1) of the amended 1999 Nigerian Constitution, just as the chamber considered President Goodluck Jonathan’s request to increase the number of Appeal Court judges from 70 to 90. Chairman of Information, Media and Public Affairs Committee, Senator Enyinnaya […]

Minimum wage war: No pay, no work, Anambra workers dare Obi

Indication that the industrial action embarked upon by members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Anambra State may linger emerged yesterday when the workers called the bluff of Governor Peter Obi’s “no work, no pay” rule, insisting that the rule should rather be “no pay, no work.” Sending the signal during their rally held […]

12-year-old physically- challenged girl allegedly raped in Osogbo

A 30-year-old man, Kabiru Oseni accused of raping a 12-year-old physically challenged girl is now cooling his heels in Ilesa Prison. Kabiru, a father of a two-year- old girl, was alleged to have committed the crime at Adana compound, Gbonmi, Osogbo. He was arraigned in an Osogbo Magistrate Court and pleaded not guilty. The Police […]

FG accused of desperate moves to manufacture evidence against Tinubu

There is now verifiable information that the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and some members in the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who may have found sympathetic ears in the presidency are behind the ongoing attempt to destabilize and drag the name of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the mud. Presently, […]

Presidential polls: PDP stalwarts storm tribunal for Jonathan

The Presidential Election Tribunal was yesterday invaded by a high-powered delegation of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its Acting National Chairman, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, expressing confidence that President Goodluck Jonathan would emerge victorious at the tribunal. They arrived the court just on time to witness the withdrawal of the motion exparte filed […]

100 Days: Group scores Jonathan low

The Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), the group that recently celebrated its 12th anniversary in Enugu where Chief Ralph Uwazuruike and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) members were arrested and detained, has expressed disappointment that more than three months after his election, the president has not commenced the fulfillment of […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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