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Sunshine Stars still trapped in Malien crossfire

Akombo  TRAPPED players and officials of Sunshine Stars FC of Akure are still unsure of when they will depart Bamako, Mali, as fighting between rebels and government forces continued yesterday morning. According to one of the accompanying journalists, Tunde Shamsudeen, who spoke with Tribunesports on phone from Bamako yesterday morning, the situation at the Bamako […]

Cult groups threaten to attack Bayelsa CP

May 4, 2012 by Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa Leave a Comment Leaders of cult groups in Bayelsa State have threatened to attack the state Commissioner of Police Mr. Chris Olakpe, if he refuses to halt continuing arrest of their members. Following the incessant killings in parts of the state in recent times by suspected cultists, Olakpe […]

You can’t drive us out of Nigeria •EU tells Boko Haram •Budgets N20bn for anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria

THE European Union (EU) has told the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect that it cannot force the Union out of Nigeria, especially the North. Briefing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the Head of EU delegation to Nigeria, Dr David MacRae, said the killings and the insecurity in the country caused by terrorists’ activities of the sect […]

Cabinet shake-up: Ministers, aspirants lobby Tukur, others

May 4, 2012 by Niyi Odebode and Olusola Fabiyi 3 Comments Ahead of an imminent cabinent shake-up by President Goodluck Jonathan, ministers and politicians aspiring to join the Federal Executive Council have started lobbying key figures in the Peoples Democratic Party. Investigations by our correspondents on Thursday showed that the key PDP members being lobbied […]

Pension scam: Court okays seizure of 108 properties

May 4, 2012 by Agency Reporter Leave a Comment EFCC Boss, IBRAHIM LAMORDE | credits: File A High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted leave to the Economic Financial Crimes Commission to seize 108 properties belonging to the six accused persons involved in the alleged diversion of N32.8bn Police Pension Fund. A Permanent Secretary, Atiku […]

‘Nigeria earned N428bn from non-oil exports last year’

Nigeria made N428bn from non-oil exports in the last one year, the Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, said on Thursday. This feat, he said, was achieved through proactive trade policies and incentives for non-oil exports introduced by the Ministry of Trade and Investment, adding that Nigeria had achieved a relatively high level […]

Angola seeks Eagles friendly

The Angola Football Federation is seeking for a friendly match with the Super Eagles in preparation for their World Cup qualifier against Uganda on June 1 at the November 11 Stadium in Luanda. The Angolans have proposed May 15 for the game just as they hope to play Macedonia on May 29 in Lisbon, Portugal. […]

Police detain journalists to prevent access to Saraki

May 4, 2012 by Eniola Akinkuotu No fewer than six journalists were locked up in the office of the Police Public Relations Officer of the Special Fraud Unit in Lagos on Thursday when former Kwara State Governor Bukola Saraki visited the unit to respond to allegations of a N9bn loan scam levelled against him. Saraki, […]

Reps summon education minister, others over illegal loans

May 4, 2012 by John Ameh, Abuja Leave a Comment Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i | credits: File copy The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on Thursday summoned the Minister of Education, Prof. Rukkayat Rufa’i, over alleged “illegal” loans the ministry sought from agencies and parastatals under its control. The committee, which […]

Gunmen kill 50 in Yobe cattle market attack

May 4, 2012 by Jude Owuamanam, Jos Leave a Comment Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday night invaded Potiskum Cattle Market in Potiskum, Yobe State, and killed 50 persons. Using explosives and assorted guns, the gunmen attacked the market around 6p.m. The attack was believed to be in revenge for an incident earlier in the day, when […]

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