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The Judas in Aso Rock – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | May 31, 2012 | If there is one individual whose name has continously carried a regretable heavy burden in history, that of ‘Judas Iscariot’ easily comes to mind. As an ardent observer of the Christian faith, this writer was made to understand the role Judas played in the […]

‘Some Nigerians live like slaves in US’

Bukola Oriola, a Nigerian journalist was a victim of human trafficking in United States. For two years, she was isolated and endured all forms of torture, including hunger, physical, psychological and emotional abuse. She was traumatized, became depressed and was diagnosed for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now a survivor, Bukola has dedicated her life to helping […]

Nigeria Gets Foreign Aid to Fight Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria – While some Nigerian politicians are talking about negotiating with Boko Haram, the military is preparing for battle with the militant group. Seventeen countries have signed on to help Nigeria increase security. The Nigerian military is acquiring new boats and helicopters and is fixing up fighter jets. In a speech in Abuja, Minster […]

Jonathan commissions first locally-made warship by Nigerian Navy engineers

LAGOS — History will be made tomorrow when President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commissions the first locally made warship, NNS ANDONI, constructed by Nigerian Navy engineers. The commissioning ceremony will take place at the Nigerian Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos. The 31m Nigerian Navy Seaward Defence Boat (SDB) was conceived as a research and development project […]

UNILAG shut; no going back – Jonathan (The height of stupidity)

BY Ben Agande, Bose Adelaja & Dayo  Adesulu LAGOS — Authorities of the University of Lagos, yesterday, ordered immediate closure of the university following protests by students of the institution which entered second day over the renaming of the school to Moshood Abiola University. This came as the Federal Government insisted that there was no […]

Nigerian student emerges best in Africa at World Science contest

BY DAYO ADESULU All African countries  stood still for  Oluwaseun Alamu when he emerged best science student in Africa during UNICEF World Science Day 2012 competition. Seun, 16 who represented Rainbow College, Ogun State, came first in Africa and was awarded a trophy and certificate for excellence. With this feat, he has made a bold […]

NDLEA arrests 5 in Lagos over N2bn heroin import

…Widow excretes 839 gramms of cocaine in Port Harcourt BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME, DANIEL ETEGHE & IFEANYI OKOLIE IKEJA – Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, yesterday, arrested five suspected drug traffickers in connection with a large shipment of heroin worth N2.2 billion from Pakistan at the Tin Can Island Port, Lagos. The […]

Court condemns 3 to death for stealing (Is the punishment for stealing death in Nigeria?)

Abakaliki -A High Court in Abakaliki on Wednesday sentenced three men to death by hanging for stealing. The condemned men Chukwuma Idenyi, Nwobodo Omebe and Monday Ekwe of Izzi and Abakaliki Local Government Areas dispossessed their victims the sum of N180, 925. Delivering the judgment, the Judge, Justice Paul Elechi, held that the prosecutor proved […]

Italian expatriate kidnapped in Ilorin

Ilorin – An expatriate working with Borini Prono Construction Company has been kidnapped in Ilorin, Kwara State. The victim, who was said to have gone to inspect an ongoing road construction at Bishop Smith road, was whisked away by his abductors at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday to an unknown destination. The Police Public Relation […]

Just In: Kidnapped German dies in botched rescue operation in Kano

A German, Raufach Edgar, who was kidnapped in Kano on January this year has been killed by his captors Thursday morning before he could be rescued by men of the JTF The raid is still ongoing and sporadic shootings are still being heard by residents who are all trapped within their homes and unable to […]

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