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Gunmen kill five policemen in Yobe

Gunmen killed six people, including five police officers, on Tuesday in a pub in Potiskum, Yobe State, where Islamic sect, Boko Haram, had carried out a wave of bloody attacks. Also, gunmen killed two people in separate attacks despite an increased security presence in Borno State. Police chief Lawan Tanko, confirmed the Potiskum attack without […]

Nigeria heading towards civil war – Soyinka

NOBEL laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday warned that the country was heading towards a civil war caused by the political leaders. “We see the nation heading towards a civil war,” Soyinka reportedly told the BBC World Service in an interview on the state of the nation. Asked whether he agreed with President Goodluck Jonathan […]

Disturbing Picture:Okada rider dies in protesters’ bonfire

January 11, 2012 by Eniola Akinkuotu and Ade Adesomoju An unidentified commercial motorcycle rider, otherwise known as okada rider, on Tuesday died in a bonfire made by protesters in Ketu, Lagos, after he was hit by a commercial bus on top speed. The okada rider was burnt beyond recognition in the fire set up by […]

Police dismiss Bayelsa checkpoint killer cops

The Nigerian Police Force has dismissed three officers indicted for the murder of 20-year-old Emmanuel Victor, at a checkpoint in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Investigations by THE PUNCH revealed that an Inspector, Mr. Lucky Obomerelu, was among those discharged from police service for the alleged killing which attracted criticism from the media and human rights community. […]

Oil price rises to $113 on Nigeria, Iran unrests

Oil price rose to around $113 a barrel on Tuesday as unrest in Nigeria and tension over Iran’s nuclear programme outweighed persistent concerns about the strength of Europe’s economy. Supply risks are also in focus in Nigeria, where nationwide strike by trade unions and civil society groups enters its third day today. The strike has, […]

Christian Youth raze a Mosque and Islamic school in Benin City; Seven killed in Edo, Osun

A mosque and Islamic school were burnt in Benin City on Tuesday as five persons lost their lives in the nationwide protests against fuel subsidy removal in the Edo State capital. “We have recorded five deaths so far on both sides, those that have been attacked and the attackers,” Secretary General of the Nigerian Red […]

Tambuwal: Salute to Chivalry as Speaker clocks 44

By Imam Imam Heroes are sometimes helped by the mood of their age. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, emerged on the national scene at a time Nigerians thought they were long past the era when a few politicians thought the voice of the people did not matter with regard to […]

Opinion: Subsidy removal: In our best interest

THERE are three levels of high fraud that the removal of subsidy will tackle. The first is fraudulent payment on phoney import of PMS. The product is fraudulently certified as imported into Nigeria but is actually diverted to other countries in West Africa. Meanwhile, the documentation is perfected by criminal elements in Customs, Directorate of […]

Home Eagles dare Angola without support

Despite the unstable socio-political situation in the country, the national team currently in camp preparing for the 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda say they are battle ready to devour Angola in today’s international friendly. They however would lack support of fans because of the on-going strike over petrol price that restricts movement. Coach Steven […]

FG orders civil servants to resume work

ABUJA — The Federal Government has directed all federal civil servants to report to work as from Wednesday. The Head of Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bello Sali, who gave the directive in Abuja, today, said security officers had been deployed to the various government offices to ensure their security. He said government had discovered […]

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