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Depositors groan as Ogun banks remain closed over insecurity

By DAUD OLATUNJI ABEOKUTA— Depositors have  continued to  groan over the closure of commercial  banks in Abeokuta and its environs to protest the incessant   robbery attacks in which the institutions have lost huge sums of money. Armed robbers in recent time have unleashed terror on banks  in towns like Ifo, Ota, Ijebu-Igbo, Sagamu  and Ilaro   […]

Northern leaders at Kaduna confab lament ‘decline of Arewa’ (Why not lament about Education)

By Luka Binniyat KADUNA—NORTHERN leaders, yesterday, met in Kaduna to seek solution to the crises of confidence among the various tribes in the zone, even as some notable traditional rulers in the North Central area and Middle Belt were conspicuously absent. Apart from fromer Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, who is from Plateau State […]

Contracts: We’ve saved N218bn for FG – BPP boss

BY BARTHOLOMEW MADUEKWE LAGOS —The Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, yesterday, said it had helped the Federal Government to save, at least, N218 billion since January 2010 to March 2011, noting that contracts should be awarded at the right cost and to the best bidder. Delivering a keynote address titled: “Media capacity building training workshop […]

Olympic team lose $6,000

By Tony Ubani The long faces of the U-23 national team players were enough to indicate their misery after firing four goals against the junior Desert Warriors of Algeria in their last group game in Merakech, Morocco. NFF President, Aminu Maigari promised to pay the each of the players $6,000 if they qualify. After recording […]

Don’t succumb to pressure on same-sex marriage – Groups to FG

The Federal Government has been advised not to yield to pressure from the Western nations to legalise same-sex marriage in Nigeria. The Chairman of the  Kwara State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. James Foloranmi; his Committee of Muslim Organisations counrterpart, Prof. Shehu Jimoh; and the Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Ilorin branch, Mr. […]

Robbers invade Warri NUJ office

Hafiz Ringim       Gunmen on Friday invaded the Warri, Delta State office of the  Nigeria Union of Journalists on Gbiaye Street, off Third Marine Gate. The bandits, who allegedly arrived at about 11.30pm ransacked the entire building ostensibly in search of cash. They were said to have gained entry into the office through […]

Women task govt on Boko Haram sponsors

Worried by the upsurge in  violence in some states in the North, the Women General Assembly of the Tarraya Ekklisiyoyi Kristi A Nigeria (Fellowship of the Churches of Christ in Nigeria) on Saturday in Kaduna urged the government to punish anyone funding the violent acts in the region. The General Assembly of the fellowship also […]

Disturbing Picture: Robbers kill seven in PH attacks

  One of the victims of Port Harcourt robbery yfrog.com       Armed robbers on Monday morning attacked two banks and a private company in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, killing about seven persons. The robbers also carted away a huge sum of money. None of the robbers was caught. More details later. […]

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