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Nations Cup: All eyes on quarter-final clashes

    Zambia, Cote d’ Ivoire, Gabon and Ghana appear the likely winners of the 2012 Cup of Nations quarter-finals across central Africa this weekend. The football feast begins Saturday with two fixtures in Equatorial Guinea — Zambia and Sudan in mainland port city Bata followed by the co-hosts and Cote d’ Ivoire in island […]

Picture: Scores die in Egypt’s soccer stadium stampede

  In terms of global visibility there could hardly be a greater contrast between Wednesday’s soccer disaster in Egypt which claimed the lives of at least 73 people and the world’s worst recorded stadium disaster in which 340 people died in Moscow in 1982. Video footage of the riot in Port Said between fans of […]

A’Court stops Anambra Senate rerun

The Court of Appeal in Enugu State on Thursday ordered that the rerun in Anambra South Senatorial District scheduled for February 16 be put on hold pending the determination of the suit between Andy Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party and Chuma Nzeribe of the All Progressive Grand Alliance. The court also adjourned to February […]

GOC relocates to Gombe to tackle Boko Haram

    The threat posed by Boko Haram to lives and property in the North has forced the General Officer Commanding the 3 Armourd Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen. Adamu Marwa, to relocate to Gombe, Gombe State. The division has jurisdiction over Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Borno, Plateau and Taraba states. Our correspondent learnt […]

FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, February 6, 2012 as a public holiday, to mark the Id-el-Maoulud celebration. This was contained in a statement issued by the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, and signed by an Assistant Director/Press Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Ben Bem Boong, on Thursday. -Punch

Court extradites Nigerian to US for N125.3m fraud

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that a Nigerian, Rasheed Mustapha, be extradited to the United States of America for allegedly stealing $798,907.62 (N125.3m) in that country. The verdict came after a lot of drama between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Mustapha, who through his counsel, Joseph Nwabike, fought […]

Disturbing Picture: Conductor pulled from vehicle by LASTMA officials crushed to death

    There was pandemonium at the Toll Gate end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday after officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority allegedly caused the death of a 30-year-old bus conductor. It was learnt that the LASTMA officials allegedly pushed the conductor, Rasidi Alabi, from a moving vehicle. The conductor reportedly fell […]

Picture:Boko Haram: Igbo arrive in Enugu in batches

abukoh, Enugu 11 Comments   Over 150 Igbo citizens arrived Enugu from Maiduguiru, Borno State, on Thursday, three days after the same number of persons returned home due to the upsurge of Boko Haram activities in northern Nigeria. The returnees, who arrived in batches, arrived Ninth Mile Corner, Enugu town, in free luxury buses provided […]

US did not predict Nigeria’s break-up in 2015 – Envoy

HE United States of America’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Terrence McCulley, has denied that the US predicted that Nigeria might break up in 2015. McCulley said this in Ibadan on Thursday while speaking with journalists during his visit to Oyo State. He said, “No US government official predicted that Nigeria will break up by 2015. That […]

Picture: Fake doctor nabbed after working for over one year in govt hospital

  The Cross River State Police Command has arrested a fake medical doctor, who worked with the name, Dr. Collins Okafor, at the General Hospital in Calabar, the state capital. The suspect, whose real name is Mr. Simeon Kejohu (34), was said to have used the certificate of a medical practitioner to secure employment with […]

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