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Aftermath of groom’s killing: 9 more to go, Boko Haram vows

Fundamental Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has vowed to mow down nine more persons in addition to a groom that was shot dead after a wedding fatiha in Maiduguri, Borno State on Saturday. The disclosure came yesterday as the sect’s spokesman, Abu Kaka, dissociated the group from the death of two men shot dead on Sunday […]

C/River community tasks Rep on Nigeria-Cameroon border road

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru CALABAR—Akamkpa community in Cross River State has decried the deplorable state of the abandoned Akamkpa-Nsan-Oban road, which links Nigeria and Cameroon, and called on the member representing Biase/Akamkpa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Daniel Asuquo, to lobby those concerned to ensure that contract on the road was re-arwarded. Apart […]

Police dock car dealer over alleged N1.8m fraud

LAGOS: A car dealer, Henry Usifo, was on Monday charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, with the alleged fraud of N1.8 million. Usifo, 33, is standing trial on a two-count charge of stealing and fraud. The prosecutor, SP. Eshiet Eshiet, said that the accused collected the money from one Mr Anthony Okoye […]

Clash puts Umuahia residents in darkness

UMUAHIA,  Residents of Umuahia and environs have been thrown into darkness since Dec. 1, following a clash between some uniformed men and PHCN workers. Investigations showed that the affected areas were: Ndume, Olokoro, Ibeku, Ossai, Amakama and Ubakala in Umuahia North and South local government areas. The blackout followed the  Dec. 1 invasion of PHCN […]

African leaders demand UN action against Eritrea

UNITED NATIONS  (AFP) – East African leaders on Monday demanded that the UN Security Council clamp down on isolated Eritrea which they accused of unprovoked invasions, terrorism and flouting international law. The prime minister of Ethiopia, presidents of Somalia and Djibouti and ministers from Kenya and Uganda called on the Security Council to pass a […]

We ‘ve not committed any offence, BA insists

By Kenneth Ehigiator LAGOS — The muscle-flexing between Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and British Airways continued yesterday, as the airline claimed not to have committed any offence, even as the regulatory agency insisted it must protect the interest of Nigerians against price fixing. This came on the heels of the five-man administrative panel set […]

Interesting Cartoon: ASUU strike grounds varsities

BY OUR REPORTERS ACADEMIC activities in the nation’s public universities grounded to a halt as members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday made good their threat to embark on indefinite strike to force the Federal Government to implement the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement over two years after. Leaders of ASUU under the aegis […]

Oshiomhole accuses PDP of plot to rig Edo guber polls

By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN— GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, yesterday, raised an alarm, alleging that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has perfected plans to rig the July 14, 2012 governorship election in the state. He said: “They are preparing National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, uniform so they can dress some young men as NYSC members. […]

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