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Boko Haram Kills 11, Attacks Police Station

TEN people have lost their lives following an overnight attack on the Gombe Divisional Police station by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Orubebe Ebikeme, who confirmed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Gombe, said the situation is under control although no […]

Northern Leaders Meet, to Back National Confab (What took them so long?)

  A GROUP of northern politicians, academics, professionals and businessmen met yesterday at Asokoro in Abuja to deliberate on the state of the nation where they resolved to support restructuring of the country. Among those who attended the meeting, were the Governors of Niger and Jigawa states, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu and Alhaji Sule Lamido; […]

Mimiko Marks Three Years in Office, Promises More Development

AKURE, the Ondo State capital, stood still at the weekend as the people from the 18 local government areas of the state and beyond converged in the city to celebrate three years of the administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko. Mimiko took the mantle of leadership when he was sworn-in on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, following the reclamation […]

IGP Moves to Decongest Police Cells, Fight Corruption

THE Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, has commenced move to decongest police cells across the country. The new police helmsman has also vowed to tackle corruption in the Nigeria Police. Abubakar has set up a committee that would ensure that the police detain all no citizen arbitrarily and that police cells are decongested. […]

US-based Nigerian Firm Wins Kenyan Oil Blocks

US publicly listed oil exploration and development company, CAMAC Energy, has won three new oil exploration blocks in Kenya. The deal further enlarges the company’s operations in Africa. Confirming this yesterday, Chairman/CEO of CAMAC, Dr. Kase Lawal, said an agreement has already been reached between the Kenyan government and CAMAC on award of three new […]

Jonathan’s Cabinet: Concern Over Size of Govt – Prof. Tam David-West

• Administration Has Lost Focus —  David-West • Multiple Committees Diversionary — Erubami • Why Launch Of Procurement Council Is Delayed, By Presidency WHILE the initial body language of President Goodluck Jonathan gave the impression that he was averse to a bloated and wasteful government, the opposite seems to be the situation nine months into […]

Gunmen kill policeman in Kaduna

Two unidentified gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday afternoon killed a policeman and made away with his gun. A tyre vulcanizer who was said to be working on the motorcycle belonging to the policeman was also shot when he raised the alarm. The incident took place at 5:00pm along […]

What makes SNC difficult?- By Dr. Leonard Shilgba

By Dr. Leoanrd K. Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – Feb. 26, 2012 – There are facts that only a few Nigerians can either ignore or dispute. Fact number 1: Not all ethnic nationalities are represented either at the state or national level. And there are some ethnic nationalities that have no elected or selected representatives at […]

Opinion: Boko Haram, poverty and violence

February 26, 2012 by Eghes Eyieyien 8 Comments The latest statement by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has raised not a few eyebrows. He told the Financial Times of London that “there is clearly a direct link between the very uneven nature of distribution of resources and the […]

Man, 45, arrested for defiling six-year-old

A 45-year-old man identified as Godwill Williams was on Thursday paraded by the Bayelsa State Police command for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl. Also paraded were two suspected cultists accused of being the brains behind past killings in the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Chris Olakpe, also paraded an alleged drug […]

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