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Air cargo bus lands in Port-Harcourt, the first of its kind in Africa

AN Air Cargo bus, Antonov 225, for the first time, landed safely in Africa, at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, at the weekend. The air cargo bus, which was piloted by Captain Antonov Dmytro, took off from Calgary, Canada. It was loaded with equipment for oil and gas business, which were brought in by […]

Amaechi: how Rivers ‘ll achieve 24-hour power supply by December

Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi yesterday explained how his administration intends to provide uninterrupted 24-hour power supply in Port Harcourt and the entire state from December. Amaechi spoke at the second Dissecting The Amaechi Administration Media Briefing Series at the Government House, Port Harcourt. He was represented by the Commissioner for Power, Augustine Nwokocha. Nwokocha […]

We looted N14.3b pension cash, suspects confess

Font size: Maina   DETECTIVES at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are questioning a Federal Permanent Secretary and two directors in some ministries for allegedly stealing about N14.3billion Police Pension cash. The suspects, The Nation learnt yesterday, explained how they looted the pension funds. The three suspects, whose names could not be immediately […]

(Picture): Senator: how my driver robbed me at gun point

Font size: Uzamere   Senator Ehigie Uzamere (Edo South) yesterday narrated how he escaped death on Friday in the hand of his driver who robbed him at gun point. The Action Congress of Nigerian (ACN) lawmaker said he was on his way to Benin City, the Edo State capital for the ACN convention when his […]

Why UK deported 53 Nigerians, by ministry

MORE facts emerged yesterday on why Britain deported 53 Nigerians last week. Many of them had overstayed their visas. Some had completed their prison terms, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. It also maintained, through a statement signed by its spokesman, Ogbole Ode, that 53 – not 120 – Nigerians were brought back home from […]

Panic in Kano churches

  Churches in Kano closed services abruptly yesterday, following threats by the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram, to launch attacks.. In Jos, the Plateau State capital, the police barred worshippers from parking their cars inside church premises. Some Kano churches were said to have received a letter believed to have been written by the sect, threatening […]

Jonathan, governors adopt Tukur as PDP chairman

Bamanga Tukur   The President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have agreed on the choice of shipping magnate Bamanga Tukur as the party’s national chairman, it was learnt yesterday. Sam Jaja is likely to be deputy chairman. PDP is holding its convention at which national officers will emerge on Saturday. But Dr Goodluck Jonathan […]

Police arrest 10-year-old over football violence

HONG KONG – (AFP) – A 10-year-old boy was released on bail after being arrested for kicking an opponent in the head during a school football match in Hong Kong, police said Monday. The violent incident sparked an ugly race row after a video was posted online showing the Caucasian boy kicking his 12-year-old Chinese […]

SNC, panacea for Nigeria’s problems – South-South Assembly

The South-South Peoples Assembly (SSPA) has said the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference is the antidote to the myriad of problems confronting the nation, urging the government to exploit it to strengthen the unity and peaceful co-existence among the various ethnic nationalities in the country. It warned the Federal Government not to ignore the […]

Picture: Beautiful Nigerian actress making it big in Hollywood

Not many people will be acquainted with Megalyn Echikunwoke, Nigerian international actress who is making it big time in Hollywood. Megalyn advertisement     Megalyn is the daughter of a Nigerian-Igbo father and a German/Scots-Irish American mother. Born 1983, in Washington, she is one of the country’s major exports to the outside world. In Hollywood, […]

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