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I will expose you, Ngige replies Mbadinuju

    February 5, 2012 by Friday Olokor- A former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige, representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly on Saturday in Abuja defended his reversal of the policies put in place by his predecessor, Dr. Chinweoke Mbadinuju, saying the reversal was for the good of the people. […]

Gunmen kill former local council chairman in Borno

Unidentified gunmen, disguised as mourners, on Friday night shot dead the former chairman of Damboa Local Government, Lawan Kabu. Eyewitnesses told newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday that Kabu was killed at his family house in Damboa, some 100 kilometers from Maiduguri, while mourning the death of his father who passed away on Wednesday. “We were […]

Nations Cup Update: Zambia, I’Coast through to AFCON s’finals

    Zambia and Ivory Coast eased into the African Nations Cup semi-finals with 3-0 wins over Sudan and co-hosts Equatorial Guinea respectively on Saturday in the first games of the weekend’s quarter-final clashes. A 15th minute goal from defender Stopilla Sunzu, a second after 66 minutes from captain Chris Katongo and a third four […]

Boko Haram: Intelligence operatives investigate Nigerians in the UK

    British security agencies are investigating Nigerians living in the United Kingdom for possible links with fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt last week that the investigators were seeking to determine if the sect had sleeper cells or members that could launch attacks on the UK, particularly, during the forthcoming Olympic Games […]

Disturbing Picture: Dead conductor: LASTMA hands over officers to police

  The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Saturday said it had handed over three officers of the agency to the police over the death of a 24-year-old commercial bus conductor, Rasheed Alabi. Alabi was killed in Lagos last Thursday after two officials of LASTMA allegedly pulled him down from his bus to his death. […]

The President lied —Sylva

  February 5, 2012 by Mike Odiegwu – The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the February 11 governorship election in Bayelsa State has snowballed into a verbal war between President Goodluck Jonathan and the deposed Governor of the state, Mr. Timipre Sylva. Apparently angry at the comments of Jonathan against him and his […]

Nigerian varsities fail to make top 1,600 in the world

The January 2012 report of Webometrics, a world tertiary education ranking institutions organisation, has shown that only three institutions in Nigeria made the list of first 100 best universities in Africa and none in the first 1,600 in the world. The University of Benin ranked 1,639th on the global scale, the 18th in Africa and […]

Boko Haram: Umar faults calls on southerners to return home

    The former military governor of Kaduna State and Chairman of the Movement for Unity and Progress, Colonel Abubakar Umar (retd) on Saturday faulted the calls by southern leaders on their kinsmen resident in the North to leave the region due to the incessant attacks on them by the militant Islamic sect, the Boko […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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