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Entertainment: Winding Up 2011: Mixed Bag of Joys, Scandals and Tragedies

The year 2011, which will soon roll into history in less than 24 hours, was a mixed bag of fun, scandals and tragedies. But in all, the remarkable events of the season are certain to ring in the minds of entertainment lovers into the New Year and beyond. For an industry that plays a very […]

Fuel subsidy protests across Nigeria•Transport fares, commodity prices jacked up

PROTESTS broke out in different parts of the country on Monday, as labour unions threatened to paralyse the country over the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government. In Lagos, Ilorin, Kano, Abuja and other cities, there were protests by hundreds of people over the removal, which had affected virtually everything. Many passengers were […]

Boko Haram ultimatum: No cause for alarm, NSA, Police assure Nigerian (Wish we can trust that)

By Rotimi Ajayi The National Security Adviser, NSA, General Owoye Andrew Azazi and the Nigerian Police have dismissed the purported ultimatum as a rumour, adding that Nigerians were free to live wherever they wished in the country as the police would protect them. “I can assure you the security forces are up to it,” Azazi […]

Boko Haram: Police arrest 40 illegal aliens in Lagos

BY ALBERT AKPOR LAGOS—BARELY three days after the  President declared State of Emergency in some local government areas of four Northern states and temporary closure of borders linking these states with the neighboring countries in the heat of Boko Haram menace, Police detectives in Lagos have arrested 40 foreigners suspected to have sneaked into the […]

Bombing: Christian youths warn Boko Haram

BY ERIC UGBOR ABA—THE National Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has warned the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram, that it would retaliate any further attack on churches and Christians in any part of the  country. The group declared this threat yesterday in a communiqué  issued at the United Evangelical Church, Ogbor […]

Subsidy Removal : Labour leaders meet tomorrow on strike date

Oil workers reject hike, vow to fight *It ‘ll discourage saving, bankers warn BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG LAGOS – LEADERS of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and their Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, will tomorrow meet to fix a date for the commencement of a general strike, mass protest and rally to force government to […]

Boko Haram: There’ll be no reprisal killings in N-Delta – Kuku

By Kenneth Ehigiator The Federal Government, yesterday, assured that there would be no reprisal killings in the Niger Delta region, in response to the violent activities of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Government’s assurance came against the backdrop of the two weeks ultimatum given by Egbesu warriors, after the bombing of a mosque in […]

Fuel subsidy removal, ill timed – IBB (Is IBB still speaking?)

By Paul Odenyi Abuja—Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, yesterday condemned the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government, saying the move was ill- timed. He also wondered why the government had to rush into the policy when it had promised the people that consultation was still on-going with major political stakeholders, especially the […]

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