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Abia Govt disowns gang rape video at Abia State Univ. – Calls it a ruse

  Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief Don Ubani, has said the state is not bothered about the speculation that a female student of the Abia State University, Uturu, was gang-raped by five suspected cult members also believed to be students of the institution. The yet-to-be identified female was allegedly raped on August 16 and […]

Senate confirms Musdapher as CJN

THE Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of  Justice Dahiru Musdapher as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Musdapher  was recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to replace Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, who retired as Chief Justice of Nigeria on August 28. Also confirmed was Mr Darius Dickson Ishaku as the minister representing Taraba […]

Tinubu docked for perjury in Abuja •Tribunal nullifies in-law’s election in Ekiti

AS exclusively reported by the Nigerian Tribune, a new three-count amended charge brought against the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, stalled his trial for allegedly operating foreign accounts while in office, on Wednesday, though he was docked at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. His legal team, led by Chief Wole […]

UN to initiate counter-terrorism force in Nigeria -Jonathan

THE United Nations (UN) is set to initiate a counter-terrorism implementation task force in Nigeria by November, to educate and make terrorism less attractive to the youth. President Goodluck Jonathan disclosed this in New York, United States, on Wednesday, in his presentation at the ongoing UN General Assembly debate. He told the gathering that Nigeria […]

ASUU begins warning strike September 26

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities  (ASUU) has threatened to commence a one-week  nationwide strike as from September 26, 2011 to protest the non-implementation of the 2009 agreement between it and the Federal Government. The  ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Bauchi zone, Dr Usman Abubakar, who disclosed this at a press conference in Jos said the union […]

OBJ responsible for Nigeria’s economic woes – Ladoja

A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has blamed the economic problem in the country on Obasanjo, saying that the former president, on assumption of office as president in 1999, after returning from prison, was busy travelling across the world, instead of addressing the problems of poverty and infrastructural deficit. Speaking with journalists […]

Ogun gets first female Chief Judge

THE Ogun State House of Assembly has ratified the nomination of Justice Olatokunbo Olopade as the first female Chief Judge of the state to succeed Justice Oluremi Jacobs, who has attained retirement age. The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun,  had on Monday, forwarded Justice Olopade’s name to the Assembly. Her name was ratified following a […]

Nigeria commended at UN General Assembly

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has received United States Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, as part of his scheduled activities at the sidelines of the ongoing 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Mrs Clinton, who met Jonathan in his Ritz Carligton accommodation on Tuesday, welcomed the president to the United States, after […]

Women minister condemns Abia varsity rape incident

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Zainab Maina, has condemned the recent rape incident in Abia State University, as published on the front page of The Punch newspaper of September 20, 2011 Maina said the act was not only barbaric, callous, inhuman and highly unacceptable, but also a gross violation of the […]

Obafemi, Yakubu for Eagles recall

SUPER Eagles coach, Samson Siasia is now contemplating recalling Obafemi Martins and Yakubu Aiyegbeni to join the Super Eagles ahead of the must win encounter against Guinea next month. The move comes against the backdrop of the superlative performance of both players for their clubs in the past days. Obafemi scored in Rubin Kazan’s 3-0 […]

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