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How Federalism was destroyed in Nigeria

Monday, April 02, 2012 • Amadu Bello Photo: Sun News Publishing It was Uthman Dan Fodio, a Fulani and great Islamic scholar who described “Conscience” as “an open wound” that could only be healed by “the truth.” Whatever served as the inspiration for this concept could not be anything other than awesome. The fact that […]

FG berates inadequate training of ex-militants by oil, gas coys

The Federal Government has expressed its displeasure with the oil and gas industry’s inability to train 3,000 ex-militants it pledged to facilitate their training in related industry areas. Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Matters, Kingsley Kuku who expressed government’s disappointment at the weekend, at an investiture ceremony, where he was honoured as […]

One killed in Kaduna bomb explosion

There was confusion at the Ungwam Muazu, an outskirt of Kaduna State on Sunday as a bomb explosion rocked the area, killing the suspected bomber and leaving two others seriously injured. The injured persons were taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention. An eyewitness said, “I heard a deafening sound on my way from […]

Robbers attack bank, break ATM machine

No fewer than six bandits in the wee hours of Sunday raided Skye Bank, Ejigbo branch, Lagos, carting away an unspecified amount of money. The robbers, said to be armed with AK 47 riffles, scaled the fence of the bank at Orioke, Ejigbo at about 1am and tied up the security guards. It was learnt […]

Money laundering: Senators, Reps slam FG

The National Assembly has accused the Federal Government of lacking the political will to deal with offenders under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. The Senate and the House of Representatives said it was the government’s lack of the will to go after money launderers that was responsible for the non-enforcement of the Act. Nigeria’s name is […]

10,500 Nigerians sought asylum in 2011 –UN

Some 10,500 Nigerians sought asylum in 2011 in industrialised countries compared to 9,500 in 2010, according to a report released by the United Nations Refugee Agency. The report, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, ranked Nigeria 10th on the list of asylum claimants to the world’s richest countries in 2011. Afghans […]

Martins scores first goal of the season

  Obafemi Martins | credits: File copy Obafemi Martins scored his first goal of the season for Rubin Kazan on Sunday to sink moneybags Anzhi Makhachkala in their Russian Premier League game. It was Martins’ third start in six appearances for the club but he was substituted in the 57th minute. Martins’ goal came in […]

Robbers attack luxury bus, rape schoolgirls

A luxury bus conveying secondary school girls from Enugu to Lagos State was attacked by armed robbers at the Okeodo end of Ore-Sagamu Expressway, Ogun State on Saturday. The students numbering 42 were of Holy Cross College, Enugu and had hired the bus belonging to Ekene Dili Chukwu Group of Companies with registration number Lagos […]

Super Eagles striker, Emenike, fined $17,000 for offensive gesture

Emmanuel Emenike | credits: File copy Super Eagles and Spartak Moscow forward Emmanuel Emenike has been fined $17,000 for an obscene gesture towards fans of Dynamo Moscow during a Russian Premier League derby last week after he was racially abused. The Russian FA also slammed a suspended sentence on the former Fenerbahce player until the […]

WHO rates C-River best in health care delivery

World Health Organisation, WHO, has rated Cross River State high for being the only state in the South-South zone to inaugurate a task force on immunization, which shows its determination to tackle primary health care delivery programme. A WHO expert, representing donor partners in the state, Dr. Sylvester Maleghemi, stated this in a goodwill address […]



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