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FG floats 400 schools for ‘Almajiris’

In a bold move to rid the country of the delinquent Almajiri menace, President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the establishment of 400 Amajiri schools across the country. Almajiri is a derogatory term used for children of school age who prefer instead to beg in the northern part of Nigeria. Education Minister, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i who […]

Dr. Reuben Abati: Much to do About Stones

Some commentators have raised a hue and cry over President Goodluck Jonathan’s reference to “the throwing of stones” during the presentation of the PDP flag to the then PDP Gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson and his then running mate Rear Admiral John Jonah (rtd.) in Bayelsa. These include, among others, Ayodele Akinkuotu, “He who […]

Picture:Explosion kills three in Lagos

* 32 vehicles also burnt as fuel truck falls off bridge, catches fire By Evelyn Usman, Olasunkanmi Akoni and Bose Adelaja An explosion triggered by a fuel truck which fell from a bridge before bursting into a ball of fire rocked the Mike Two area of Lagos yesterday. Three persons were confirmed dead while about […]

Real reason Okocha went to Indian club -Kujah

Sunday, February 19, 2012 Okocha Photo: Sun Publishing More Stories on This Section The recent two months deal that will see former Super Eagles and Bolton Wanderers of England captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, join Indian club, has been described as a very good move by FIFA-licensed players’ agent, Friday Nwankwo Kujah. While fielding questions […]

EFCC Partners Civil Society On Subsidy Probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed its readiness to partner with Civil Societies Organizations, CSOs in the on- going petroleum subsidy probe and in the larger context of combating economic and financial crimes in Nigeria. Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde stated this when a coalition of CSOs led by […]

28 year-old welder excretes 99 wraps of cocaine in Lagos

A twenty-eight old suspected drug trafficker, Mr Chidi Odor has excreted 99 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.425kg while under observation by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. Odor who was billed to travel to Milan was on Friday arrested at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos during drug screening by the officials of […]

Police arrest Late Gani Fawehinmi’s widow, son, others

Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi’s widow, Ganiat, his son, Mohammed, former National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr Dipo Fashina and several other pro-democracy activists were on Saturday brutalized and later arrested by the police over their attempts to hold a procession in honour of those killed during the nationwide strike called by […]

One-North era is gone–Uranta

Sunday, February 19, 2012 By WILLY EYA Tony Uranta • Photo: Sun Publishing More Stories on This Section Mr Tony Uranta is the secretary, National Summit Group (NSG), which recently organized a national conference attended by eminent Nigerians from all the geopolitical zones of the country. He believes that with the mood in the country, […]

Picture: SSS raids Boko Haram chief’s home, seizes documents

Sunday, February 19, 2012 From Ikenna Emewu, Abuja • Photo: Sun Publishing The State Security Services (SSS), on Friday, made another bold move when it raided the home of a Boko Haram kingpin, Bashir Madalla, in Madalla, Niger State. The violent Islamist sect’s member is said to be its coordinator for the Federal Capital Territory […]

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