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Police recover bodies of 3 drowned men in Lagos

THERE was confusion around Tolu area of Ajegunle, Lagos State, on Thursday, following the recovery of bodies of three out of the eight Hausa scavengers, who drowned in a well at Fasasi Street in the area. The corpses of Ishan Abdul, Malik Suberu and Momoh Bari were recovered by a combined team of fire-fighters and […]

Delta police boss orders stop and search on highways

The new Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr Ikechukwu Ayodele Aduba, on Thursday, directed his officers and men to immediately return to the highways for patrol, noting that the ban on road checkpoints by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, was misconstrued by them. Aduba, who was reacting to the increasing spate of […]

Jonathan receives Macedonia’s first envoy to Nigeria

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, received letters of credence from the first ever Macedonia ambassador to the country, while expressing the hope of a rewarding relationship between Nigeria and the South-East European nation. He said in an audience with Ambassador Darko Angelov that government appreciated the effort of the Macedonian government in offering scholarship to some […]

WORLD BANK PRESIDENCY: Brazil, Russia, China, others fault voting •As Reps endorse Okonjo-Iweala for the job

LEADERS of Russia, Brazil, China, India and South Africa meeting under BRICS, have called for the review of the weighted voting system that gave Europe, the United States of America and Japan 54 per cent of the votes in the selection of the World Bank president. This is coming as an international non-governmental organisation, Youth […]

New PDP leaders mobilise support for Dakingari

The newly elected National Executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on Thursday, stormed Kebbi State to muster support for the party’s’ candidate in Saturday’s rerun governorship election, Alhaji Usman Saidu Dakingari. The visit to Kebbi is the first major assignment that the recently elected national executives of the PDP […]

FG declares April 6, 9 public holidays to mark Easter

THE Federal Government has declared Friday, 6th and Monday, 9th of April 2012 as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebrations. Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, who announced this on behalf of the government in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the public holidays were in line with the Christian calendar and […]

15 die in Lokoja- Abuja auto crash

NO fewer than 15 persons lost their lives while 54 sustained injury in an accident that occurred at ‘Crusher’ on the Okene- Lokoja- Abuja highway on Thursday morning. An eyewitness said the accident involved a luxury bus belonging to the Young Shall Grow Transport Company and a stationary truck. According to the source, the luxury […]

Boko Haram: US makes case for the North •2 sect members killed in Yobe

TWO members of the suspected Islamist militant sect also called Boko Haram were on Wednesday night shot dead by police while three policemen sustained injuries, when the sect attacked and burnt down a police station in Damagum in Yobe State. Spokesman for the police in Yobe State, Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, who confirmed the incident in […]

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