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Nigeria vs Rwanda: Poser over Kaita’s fitness

RECALLED Super Eagles star Sani Kaita is in the centre of a controversy on whether or not he is fit for next week’s Nations Cup qualifier in Rwanda. Kaita himself has debunked claims attributed to his Ukrainian club and representatives that he is nursing an injury that has sidelined him for over two months. “There […]

Robbers lay siege to Lagos-Ibadan expressway

In the last three days, commuters and other road users plying the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, were subjected to all sorts of agony through the activities of armed robbers. Nigerian Tribune gathered that the people plying the road had lost valuables worth millions of naira to men of the underworld, who had taken over the road. It […]

Lion on the rampage, kills 2 in Yobe (Lions and Boko Haram teaming up to wreck havoc)

A lion has killed two herdsmen and 30 livestock in a settlement in Yobe State, the state Commissioner for Environment, Ahmed Wakil Sarki, said on Tuesday. “We have a lion on the rampage, which has so far killed two people and around 30 livestock,” the commissioner said. He said the lion attacked the settlement on […]

I support National Conference but… Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said he was not opposed to a national conference, provided the ultimate objectives are not designed to dismantle Nigeria’s hard won unity. Speaking in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service monitored in Abuja, the former vice-president noted that though he was not against Nigerians coming together to dialogue on […]

The Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA and the Rules of the Game – By Raymond Belleh

By Raymond Belleh, NNP, Feb. 21, 2012 – What a conclusion to the Africa Cup of Nations!  What a final! Against all odds some might think, the Chipolopos of Zambia are the new football champions of Africa. A first Africa Cup of Nations trophy for them, a memorable final for the rest of us. This […]

Cost of oil business in Nigeria high — Shell

Shell Petroleum has said that the reason for its divestment in some rig assets in Nigeria is partly due to the high cost of doing business and the degree of political risks in the country. Speaking at the Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the Executive Vice President, Sub-Sahara Africa, Shell […]

INEC gives Wammako certificate of return

According to him, “I must admit that what happened in Sokoto last Saturday was a step in the right direction. The conduct of the election was very peaceful as testified by many people. I want to repeat again that the duty of conducting an election is not that of INEC alone but for us all”.

Court stops scrapping of TASUED

A Federal High Court in Abeokuta has restrained the Ogun State governor, Senator  Ibikunle Amosun and the state House of Assembly from scrapping  the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State. The students union government of the institution had approached the court seeking for an order restraining the state government from scrapping the […]

FG seeks approval for N180bn Subsidy Removal Investment Fund •Slashes 2012 budget by N100bn

THE Federal Government has reduced the 2012 budget estimates from the initial N4.749 trillion to N4.648 trillion in its revised budget estimates submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday. President Goodluck Jonathan, in a letter sent to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives said that the new budget […]

CBN donates N25m to Madalla bomb blast victims (While he gave $100m to Muslims victims in Kano)

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi Lamido, on Monday, donated N25 million to victims of bomb blast at St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State. Sanusi said he was making the donation on the strength of the bank’s corporate framework, enshrined in its Act, adding that when the incident happened in […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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