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A 40 year-old Nigerian lawyer, and mother of three, Doris Chibuko, among the victims of execution style shooting in Oakland, California

A Nigerian woman, Doris Chibuko, 40, was among the victims of the fatal shooting at Oikos University, Oakland, California on Monday. Chibuko, a Nigerian-trained lawyer and mother of three, was studying nursing at the Christian college when she was gunned down by an expelled student of the school, One Ogoh, a Korean. Those killed by […]

Easter: Leaders Felicitate with Christians

 President-General, NIREC, Alhaji Saad Abubakar •IG wants security beefed-up By Our Reporters President-General of Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Nigeria (SCIAN) and co-chairman of the Nigeria Inter Religious Council (NIREC), Alhaji Saad Abubakar, has congratulated Nigerian Christians as they join their counterparts across the world to celebrate the Easter. In a special Easter felicitation […]

UN: Nigeria, US, three others to lead city growth

Nigeria, India, China, Indonesia and the United States will lead the world’s growth in urban populations in the next four decades. This will lead to challenges in the provision of jobs, housing, energy and infrastructure, the United Nations said yesterday. Ahead of its sustainability summit in Rio, Brazil, in June, the world body released new […]

Jonathan’s defence of church gift deepens row

LAWYERS joined yesterday the row over a construction company’s church gift to the President’s home town, saying his defence of the alleged bribe is untenable. The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), which called on the National Assembly to impeach Dr Goodluck Jonathan for alleged violation of the Constitution, restated its stand yesterday. It rejected the […]

Death toll rises to seven in Ibadan school bus fire

PARENTS were weeping yesterday in Ibadan as the death toll in Tuesday’s school bus fire rose to seven. They besieged the University College Hospital (UCH) where 17 pupils are hospitalised. Oyo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Godwin Ogagaoghene confirmed the death toll. Ogagaoghene criticised the kind of buses being used […]

PDP BoT: Obasanjo’s successor ‘ll emerge through consensus, says Jibrin

Replacement for former president and immediate past chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo would emerge through consensus. The secretary, BoT Senator Walid Jibrin dropped the hint yesterday even as he allayed fears that Chief Obasanjo’s resignation would upset the party’s machinery. The former president had resigned on Tuesday […]

Anglican church says call for impeachment satanic, barbaric

The Anglican Church of Nigeria yesterday berated the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) over its recent call for the National Assembly to begin impeachment procedure to remove President Goodluck Jonathan over a church renovated in his native town of Otuoke, Bayelsa State by a construction company, Ghitti. The ACN, through its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai […]

Holyfield to establish boxing facility in South-South

Arrangements have been concluded for the establishment of a sporting facility in the South-South to develop boxing talents among youths in the country. Evander Holyfield, a four-time World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion, who disclosed this during a courtesy call on Governor Liyel Imoke in Government House, Calabar, said the facility would create avenue for talented […]

51 rocket launchers seized in Gombe

Nigerians security operatives may have to contend with a new challenge with the seizure of 51 rocket launchers in a house in Barunde area of Gombe metropolis yesterday. The house was being used to manufacture rockets and improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Security agencies in the raid include the State Security Service (SSS) and the Army. […]

World Bank warns Nigeria about oil revenue •Sanusi tips Okonjo-Iweala for W/Bank presidency

THE World Bank has again raised the alarm that Nigeria’s reliance on crude oil revenue is dangerous for the future of its mono-product economy. The Country Director of the bank in Nigeria Ms Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly said in an interview with an online news medium, Economic Confidential. Responding to the question on whether the nation […]

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