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‘Nigeria not supporting US move against Boko Haram’

A US Congress push to designate  Boko Haram a “foreign terrorist organisation” will not help efforts to start dialogue and does not have Nigeria’s backing, its Minister of Defence, Bello Mohammed, told Reuters on Wednesday. “We are looking at a dialogue to establish the grievances of the Boko Haram. I think the attempt to declare […]

EFCC overhauls legal team for subsidy thieves’ trial

May 24, 2012 by Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja 49 Comments Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde | credits: File copy There were indications on Wednesday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission might have begun the overhaul of its legal department as a way of presenting a strong legal team to prosecute perpetrators […]

Gowon recommends dialogue, force for Boko Haram

May 24, 2012 by Akinwale Aboluwade, Ibadan  Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has said dialogue and force are the only available options to tackle the Boko Haram menace in the land. After declaring open the Education Summit organised by the Oyo State Government in Ibadan on Wednesday, Gowon, who is the National Coordinator […]

Jonathan orders expulsion of unqualified UNIAbuja students

May 24, 2012 by Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja  Angered by  the  lingering crisis in the University of Abuja, President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, directed the Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqqayat Rufa’i, to set up a committee saddled with the responsibility of expelling all unqualified students from the school. He said information at his disposal showed that […]

Opinion: David Mark and the Nigerian disgrace

May 24, 2012 by Abimbola Adelakun (aa_adelakun@utexas.edu)  In 2009, a Briton was sentenced to death in Laos, that tiny South-East Asian country that borders Thailand, for drug-related offences. She was saved by biology. As the story was reported in the media, this woman got a fellow Briton to donate her some semen, inserted it into […]

‘Only 30% married men use condoms with prostitutes’

  Only 30.5 per cent of married men who reportedly engage in “penetrative sex with commercial sex workers use condoms,” a research has shown. The study showed that out of the 1,396 and 459 married male respondent who reside in urban and rural areas respectively, only 137 had used commercial sex workers in the past […]

FG okays special tribunal for election violence

May 24, 2012 by Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja 11 Comments Minister of Information, Labaran Maku | credits: File copy The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday  approved a White Paper on the report of the Dr. Sheikh Lemu-led Federal Government Investigation Panel into the 2011 Election Violence and Civil Disturbances. One of the highlights of the White […]

Report defaulting banks, NYSC tells corps members

NYSC members | credits: File copy National Youth Service Corps has directed members of the scheme yet to receive their April allowances to report defaulting banks to their respective state NYSC secretariats. Many corps members had accused the NYSC of non-payment of their April allowances. But the National Headquarters of the NYSC insisted that it […]

Nigerian teacher arraigned for raping schoolgirl in UK

A Nigerian science teacher who groomed a 14-year-old pupil before repeatedly raping her has been told he faces “a very long time” in prison, Guardian.co.uk reported on Wednesday. Keith Ogunsola, lured his victim to hotels around the country pretending he was going to give her extra science tuition. Croydon Crown Court heard the 47-year-old started […]

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