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EFCC, ICPC to probe Abuja land scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission say they will probe the Abuja land scam. In separate statements on Tuesday, the  Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, and his ICPC counterpart, Mr. Ekpo Nta, said the probe had become necessary following the dubious sale of […]

Police arrest five over ThisDay, Sun bombing

May 16, 2012  by Adelani Adepegba, Abuja 20 Comments KADUNA  State Police Command has arrested five suspects in connection with the bombing of the Kaduna offices of ThisDay and Sun newspapers. Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State, Mohammed Abubakar, told our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday that the suspects had been transferred to Abuja for […]

FG to recruit 280,000 policemen

THE government is to recruit 280,000 police officers, Minister of Police Affairs, Capt. Caleb Olubolade (retd.), has said. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Olubolade, who put the number of the country’s serving police officers at 370,000, said there were plans to increase it to 650,000. He said while 90 per cent of the policemen would […]

Boko Haram fighting for justice –Tukur (In that case, why not fight the northern presidents?)

May 16, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja 155 Comments National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has said members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, are fighting for justice. According to him, many Nigerians feel aggrieved and seek various means of airing their grievances. Tukur, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday when […]

Buhari under fire over threat of bloodshed

The Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday responded hotly to the threat by a former military dicator, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, that there would be bloodbath in 2015 if the general elections of that year were not transparent. While the Presidency said the statement by Buhari was ‘saddening’, the PDP said it portrayed the […]

Nigerian worked 20 years with dead American’s identity

A Nigerian, Olumuyiwa Oyewole, has been arrested in the United States for allegedly using the identity of a New York City man, who was murdered 20 years ago, to work as a security supervisor at a New Jersey airport. Oyewole, 54, an illegal immigrant, was arrested on Monday at his home in Elizabeth, New Jersey. […]

Senate backs death sentence for 16 Nigerians in Indonesia

May 16, 2012  by Oluwole Josiah, Abaja The Senate on Tuesday distanced itself from calls to intervene in the plight of 16 Nigerians facing death penalty for drug trafficking in Indonesia, saying they must face the full brunt of the law. It also urged the Federal Government to wash its hands off any attempt to […]

Boko Haram: COCIN president warns Nigerian leaders

President of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, (COCIN), Reverend Dr. Soja Joseph Bewarang has warned Nigerian leaders that if they failed to curtail the terrorist acts being perpetrated by Boko Haram group, they too might be consumed by it. Delivering a speech at the opening of the General Church Council meeting at the COCIN […]

Alleged rape of corps member: 34 students expelled

Osun State Government has expelled no fewer than 34 students of Ifelodun Grammar School, Kiloru over their protest against the trial of the Alowa of Ilowa, Oba Adebukola Alli. Oba Adebukola Alli is standing trial before an Osogbo High Court for alleged rape of an ex-female corps member. The students, who were natives of Ilowa […]

Nigeria begins documentation of its contributions to international development

Nigeria has begun a process of documenting its contributions to international development, peace and security. The exercise is aimed at correcting the distortion of history across the African continent on the level of past and present contributions of Nigeria, especially in the liberation of sub-Sahara Africa from colonialism and apartheid. The exercise will also enable […]

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