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3 ministers escape death as two suspected bombers arrested

By KINGSLEY OMONOBI & Favour Nnabugwu ABUJA — Separate attempts to bomb Police Headquarters in Abuja and Radio House, which houses Federal Government Radio stations, the Federal Ministry of Information and Communication among others were foiled, yesterday, as the two suspects who were armed with explosives were disarmed before they could wreak any havoc. The […]

House c’ttee declares doctors’ strike illegal, unconstitutional

By Sola Ogundipe & Chioma Obinna LAGOS — The House of Representatives Committee on Health, yesterday, declared that the solidarity strike by doctors under the employment of the Federal Government as illegal and unconstitutional even as the Lagos State Branch of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, yielded to pressure to reconsider its decision on the […]

Ijesa monarch must answer rape charge, court rules

By GBENGA OLARINOYE OSOGBO – The embattled Alowa of Ilowa in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Adebukola Alli,  standing trial before an Osogbo High Court for alleged rape of an ex- corps member, yesterday, got off the hook on three of the four charges against him. Justice Oyejide Falola dismissed three charges […]

Insecurity: We don’t need Ministry of Northern Affairs – Aliyu

By GBENGA OLARINOYE OSOGBO – Chairman of Northern States Governors’ Forum and Niger State Governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, yesterday, declared that the North did not require any special ministry to take care of insecurity in the North. Fielding questions after delivering the fifth Alhaji Abdullateef Olufemi Okunnu annual lecture, entitled, “Breaking the Myth of […]

Don’t designate Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist

Twenty  American scholars with a special interest in Nigeria and broad expertise on African politics have warned the United States government not brand Nigeria’s violent Islamic sect Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, (FTO). The scholars who are drawn from various universities across United States, in a letter to Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of state […]

Boko Haram: Boobs Not Bombs, Please! – By Sunny Chris Okenwa

By Sunny Chris Okenwa | Abidjan, Ivory Coast | May 21, 2012  – Boko Haram, ‘Western Education Is Forbidden’, is waging a bloody campaign of bombs in Nigeria. Thus far and still counting the islamic extremist sect whose main goal reportedly is to ‘islamise’ the federation has succeeded in killing thousands and destroying properties worth […]

Champions League win my greatest moment — Mikel

    Mikel Obi has said Saturday’s Champions League win was the greatest moment of his life as he became the third Nigerian to record the feat. Mikel’s Chelsea beat favourites Bayern Munich in front of their home fans on penalties to win their first-ever Champions League trophy. The Nigerian star was in the thick […]

NDLEA arrests two female drug traffickers

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Monday arrested two female passengers for drug trafficking.  The arrests were made at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.  The suspects are Onuoha Faith, a 24- year old hair stylist and Animashaun Sulikiatu Bisola Sunbo, a 25- year old London-based fashion designer. Onuoha was caught […]

North seeks three more geopolitical zones (What have you done w/ the 3 you have now?)

Font size: David Mark   The North is demanding three more geopolitical zones – if zoning will be in the latest amendment to the 1999 Constitution.  Also, some members of the National Assembly are pushing for new states from old provinces.  Some of the provinces are: Zaria , Kabba, Oyo, Ijebu, Bida, Old Annang, Warri, […]

Drug bust on Iberia flight prevent Eagles from flying out to Peru

It was like a soap opera on Saturday night when the Super Eagles’ much publicised trip to Lima, Peru, for an interrnational friendly was halted by the arrest of a drug suspect by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), aboard an Iberia Airline in Lagos. The Eagles led by Head Coach Stephen Keshi flew […]

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