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Police arrest 7 over killings in Zamfara

Police in Zamfara State said they have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in the weekend raid on a village that left 19 people dead, the state governor said yesterday. Dozens of attackers suspected of belonging to a gang of robbers armed with guns and machetes on Saturday raided Lingyado, a remote farming and herding […]

Sack education ministers, Gani’s son tells Jonathan

The son of the late legal icon and human rights activist, Mohammed Fawehinmi, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sack, without further delay, the two ministers in charge of education in the country, saying both lack quality to move the sector forward. Mohammed, who spoke after the thanksgiving service to celebrate the 60th anniversary […]

Nigeria, at 51, Carelessly Holding a Gun – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson, Jos, Nigeria – October 3, 2011 – A kì í mú ìbọn tetere. One does not hold a gun carelessly. (Always be careful in handling dangerous matters.) As we count days to our 51st independence anniversary, all is not well with our beloved nation Nigeria. This in itself is no news, […]

Nigeria at 51: Elegy to a Confounding Country – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo, London, UK – October 3, 2011 – I normally don’t join in celebrating Nigeria’s Independence Day anywhere I am in the world; at least not since the late 70s. I also do not write the usual piece analyzing our problems and preferring solutions. Other better, able and more flamboyant writers always […]

Make security priority for Guinea – Toro

With Nigeria’s all-important game a matter of days away, former Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Sani Toro, has called on the federal government and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to make security for the Guineans a top priority. Toro, said the importance attached to the game made it imperative for Nigeria to ensure that security […]

Fashola Vows to Defend Residents

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola By Funmi Ogundare Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has stated his administration’s readiness to defend any citizen who served the state conscientiously as long as he did so within the law. Fashola said it was wrong for people to assault officials of the  Lagos State Traffic […]

Boko Haram Scare Sparks Demolition in Lagos

GOVERNOR BABATUNDE FASHOLA By Gboyega Akinsanmi Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Environment and Other Special Offences stormed Agege area of the state Sunday, demolishing shanties and structures built along the rail line and drainage channels owing to what was ascribed to the constant scare of Boko Haram attacks in Lagos. Chairman of […]

Sultan Speaks on ‘Islam and Peace’ at Harvard

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III By  Olusegun Adeniyi       The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, will today deliver the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, one of the most distinguished lectures at the Harvard University. According to a statement by the university, “the Sultan of Sokoto is the religious leader […]

Northern Govs Discussing New Wage, Says Dakingari

Governor Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi State By  Saka Ibrahim Governor Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi State at the weekend, said Northern governors, under the aegies of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) have commenced discussion on the issue of N18,000 minimum wage, which had become a subject of controversy since it was signed into law by President […]

National Hospital rejects accident victims in anticipation of bomb blast victims

National Hospital, Abuja. Inset: Accident and Emergency Unit A female auto crash victim in Abuja died on Saturday following National Hospital’s refusal to admit her at the Accident and Emergency Unit. PUNCH METRO gathered that there was an “order from above” that patients should not be admitted to the hospital in anticipation that there might […]

YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


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