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Picture: Nigerian Idol winner, Mercy plans to do Collabo with P-Square

By BENJAMIN NJOKU Season two Nigerian Idol, TV reality show winner, Chinwo Nnenda Mercy has expressed her desire to do a collabo with the duo of P-Square whose “Chop my Money” song won her the coveted prize. Speaking on a television programme yesterday, Mercy who defeated Joe Blue, a co- contestant at the Grand Finale […]

North ‘ll retain Abuja if Nigeria breaks up – Junaid (2) (This must be a dreamer)

By Charles Kumolu and Gbenga Oke In the concluding part of this interview with a Russian trained medical doctor and political radical, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, he reiterated the North’s e readiness for National Conference. He also responds to the issues of Nigeria’s federalism that have recently dogged the polity. Excerpts: Appointment with Enahoro To show […]

Kanu hails NFF’s sincerity of purpose

Nigeria’s Football Ambassador and former Super Eagles’ skipperr Nwankwo Kanu, has hailed the sincerity of purpose of the Aminu Maigari-led administration at the Nigeria Football Federation, saying this was the reason for continued peace and tranquility in the relationship between administrators and senior team players. “In years gone by, National Team players used to have […]

Super Eagles leave for Dubai for Egypt friendly

Abuja – Goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim and 20 other Super Eagles’ players on Monday left Abuja for Dubai for Thursday’s international friendly match against the Pharaohs of Egypt. The Chief Media Officer of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Ademola Olajire who disclosed this in a press statement said the players were led by team assistant coach […]

Picture: Benue church collapse: Parish priest, victims recount experience

BY PETER DURU MAKURDI — Adamgbe village in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State is still in sombre mood following the Saturday’s collapse of St. Roberts Catholic Church on Easter eve which claimed the lives of 22 worshippers, comprising 16 women and six children. As inhabitants of the village continued to brood over the […]

Enugu govt denies reduction of school fees at ESUT

By Tony Edike ENUGU—Enugu State Government has dismissed as untrue, speculations that it reduced school fees for students of the Enugu State  University of Science and Technology, ESUT, explaining that what government did was to increase the budgetary allocation to the institution to take care of its basic needs. The government said that fees payable […]

Elechi declares tomorrow public holiday to celebrate electoral victory

ABAKALIKI — EBONYI State government yesterday declared tomorrow public holiday to enable it hold a special thanksgiving in appreciation to God over Governor Martin Elechi’s electoral victory in court. Commissioner for Information and  Orientation, Mr. Chike Onwe, who disclosed this to newsmen, explained that the public holiday would enable every citizen of the state come […]

Lagos bizman committed suicide – Police

By Evelyn Usman Lagos — Police investigation into the discovered  lifeless body of a businessman,  weekend in Ajagbandi area of Lagos, yesterday, revealed that the  deceased committed suicide. Although the deceased, Ahmed Omobumbe did not leave a suicide note, investigation by the Lagos State Police Command revealed that the man hung himself out of frustration. […]

FG spends N5bn on Almajiri schools

BY ABDALLAH EL-KUREBE Sokoto – The Federal Government has spent N5 billion on 35 model Almajiri primary schools being built across the nation, Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETF, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said. Yakubu,  spoke at a briefing in Sokoto, yesterday, ahead of the inauguration of the Almajiri Boarding Primary School scheduled […]

Dozens of Boko Haram help Mali’s rebel seize Gao

BAMAKO (AFP) – Among the rebels controlling Mali’s northern city of Gao are dozens of Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram group, a regional deputy told AFP on Monday, while a security source confirmed the information. “There are a good 100 Boko Haram fighters in Gao. They are Nigerians and from Niger,” said Abu Sidibe, a regional […]



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