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Riot: Provost, registrar sacked in Katsina

The Katsina State government has announced the immediate sack of the provost and the registrar of  Yusuf Bala Usman College of Legal and General Studies, Daura. The government also announced the dissolution of the Governing Council of the college with immediate effect. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Muntari Ibrahim, stated this in Katsina on Thursday […]

We will start paying contractors soon -New NDDC MD

Projects hitherto suspended by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), many of which had, in the past few months, incurred bitter protests from the youth of the oil-rich region, will be re-started soon. The new Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Chris Oboh, who disclosed to journalists on his first day in office […]

Rescind decision on gay marriage or else… •Britain gives Nigeria condition for partnership •No country can dictate to us -Senate president

THE Federal Government on Thursday disagreed with the British Government over the recently passed same-sex marriage bill as the Senate president, David Mark insisted that the law is irrevocable in spite of the threat by the foreign nations to withdraw assistance to Nigeria on account of that law. While the British Government said that Nigerian […]

Bianca expresses gratitude to Nigerians in UK

Bianca, widow of the late Chief Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, on Thursday, expressed gratitude to Nigerians resident in the United Kingdom (UK) for their support to the family during the period of her husband’s hospitalisation. She expressed the gratitude when a delegation from the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK), led by its chairman, Mr Bimbo Folayan, […]

Man arraigned for stealing Obasanjo’s letterhead (When wll OBJ be arraigned for stealing the man’s billions?)

A 36-year-old man, who claimed to be a serving “Major” in the Nigerian Army, Mr Jeremiah Garba, has been arraigned before a High Court sitting in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, for stealing letterhead of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The accused was brought before Magistrate K.M Peters of Magistrate Court I, Isabo, Abeokuta, for stealing letterhead from the ex-president’s […]

Senate rejects state burial for Ojukwu

THE Senate, on Thursday, opposed a proposal for state burial for the late Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, arguing that the former  Biafran leader did not fall in the category of those who should be so honoured. They, however, advised the South-East governors to come together and give him a befitting burial. While paying glowing tribute to […]

Jonathan nominates Bianca Ojukwu, Maduekwe, Arapaja, 24 others as ambassadors

President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded names of 27 new ambassadorial nominees including former foreign affairs minister, Ojo Uma Maduekwe, Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, widow of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu and immediate past deputy governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja to the Senate for confirmation. Mrs. Ojukwu is still Presidential Adviser on Diaspora Matters. […]

Boko Haram: Senator Ndume knows fate on bail Monday

Senator Ali Muhammed Ndume currently standing trial over his alleged links with Boko Haram on Thursday returned to an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court where he is facing felony charges with an application seeking to be admitted to bail pending his trial. The court, however, reserved ruling on the application till Monday, December 5, 2011. Senator […]

Final year Law student bags 19-yr jail term for kidnapping

A final year Law student of the University of Benin, Chima Anthony Akpalaba, has been sentenced to 19 years imprisonment for kidnapping a seven-year-old girl. Justice T. C. Makwe of the Delta State High Court handed down the sentence in Asaba. The convict, who had been standing trial since 2009 on a five-count charge of […]

Same sex marriage ban irrevocable-Mark

Senate President David Mark yesterday told German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dorothee Janetzke –Wenzel in Abuja that the ban on same sex marriage in Nigeria was irrevocable. Senate passed a new law banning same sex marriage in Nigeria yesterday, stipulating a 14-year jail term for offenders. Gay clubs were also banned from operating in the country. […]

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