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OPC member kills Etisalat employee over N10 toll

February 29, 2012  by Eniola Akinkuotu   A suspected member of the Odua Peoples Congress known by the pseudonym “Ultimate” on Monday allegedly killed an employee of Etisalat, Chukwuma Eze, in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State during an argument over N10 toll. PUNCH Metro learnt that N10 toll was collected by the OPC members […]

23.8 million Nigerians save money at home – Report (Do you blame them?)

February 29, 2012 by Dayo Oketola No fewer than 23.8 million Nigerian adults currently keep their money at home because they don’t have bank accounts. A survey by Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access, a Nigeria-based financial sector developement organisation,  revealed that 52.8 million out of the country’s adult population saved money regularly. But the survey […]

NFF stinks of corruption –Senate

The Senate concluded on Tuesday that the Nigeria Football Federation portrayed a circus of corruption, given the manner it had administered football in the last few years. Football’s dwindling fortunes in the country came under examination on the floor of the Senate, with senators expressing the need to immediately reverse the situation. As a step […]

Two shot as robbers attack Babcock university

Two students were shot on Wednesday as a gang of armed robbers atacked a bank in Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State. The robbers also blew up an ATM, according to witnesses. This is the latest in a string of bank robberies in parts of Ogun State. Last week, armed robbers attacked the Ilaro and […]

National conference must comply with Constitution – Senate

February 29, 2012  by Oluwole Josiah, Abuja   The Senate on Tuesday clarified its position on the Sovereign National Conference, saying any national dialogue must be subjected to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended. It also said it was not against the holding of a national conference to discuss the way forward for […]

Ribadu task force gets 60 days to clean up oil industry

February 29, 2012  by Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government on Tuesday gave the Petroleum Special Task force 60 working days within which to probe and clean up the oil industry. The task force is headed by the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. […]

In pictures: The looted wealth of James Ibori

Former Delta State Governor James Ibori rise from DIY store worker to international playboy with a £250m fortune is the stuff of dreams. A few years after quitting his £5,000-a-year job as a cashier for Wickes,  Ibori had become one of Nigeria’s most influential and richest politicians. He wasted no time spending his new-found wealth […]

Senate stops FRSC’s new vehicle plates, licences

The Senate on Wednesday directed the Federal Road Safety Commission to stop the implementation of the new driver’s licence and vehicle number plates. The Senate, which issued the directive at its sitting, also mandated its Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs to conduct a public hearing on the new scheme with a view to […]

Ibori: How a convicted thief in 1992 (in UK) and a grocery store clerk with a $5,000 a-year salary became governor of oil rich Delta

A few years after quitting his £5,000-a-year job as a cashier for Wickes,  Ibori had become one of Nigeria’s most influential and richest politicians. He wasted no time spending his new-found wealth on luxury homes, top-of-the- range cars, five-star travel and fees at exclusive boarding schools. But on Monday the 49-year-old stood shame-faced in the […]

Super Stars and the Pressures of Fame – By Prof. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai

By Prof. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai, Abuja, Nigeria, Feb. 29, 2012 – Superstardom carries the   burden, which afflicts a person’s ego, turning one from brute to man and from man to demi-god.Fame is sweet but it fades away, leaving nostalgic reminiscences of the stage-lights, the genuine and fake smiles, the roving eyes of admirers and the […]

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