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General Buhari Must Be Warned – By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo

By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo | NNP | May 28, 2012 – Once again, General Muhammadu Buhari, the perpetual presidential candidate and born again ethnic jingoist has generously spewed his usual hatred and venom in a deliberate attempt to heat up the polity and cause disaffection in the ranks. As is often said, an idle mind […]

Enyeama grabs captain’s band

Super Eagles yesterday commenced final dress rehearsal for their  World Cup qualifier  against Namibia on Sunday in Calabar. Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, wasted no time in naming Vincent Enyeama, as the skipper for the duel against the Southern Africans. Enyeama is expected to continue in that role until substantive skipper, Joseph Yobo recovers from his […]

JTF blames illegal oil bunkering on multinationals

By JIMITOTA ONOYUME PORT HARCOURT— JOINT Task Force, JTF, has accused multinational oil companies of insincerity in the crusade against illegal bunkering operations in the Niger Delta region. Commander, Sector 2, Operation Pulo Shield and Brigade Commander, 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Brig- General Tukur Burutai, who spoke, yesterday, lamented what he termed the […]

Tension in Adamawa as Igbo protest killings

By Umar Yusuf Yola— Tension is mounting in Adamawa State as Igbo traders, yesterday, shut shops and other businesses to protest the killings of their kit and kins. The protest over the killing of an unidentified Igbo man almost turned violent as the protesters clashed with security agents. Most of the major streets in Yola, […]

Balarabe Musa slams Nigerian leaders

By GBENGA OLARINOYE …as Aregbesola, others extol Ola Oni’s virtues OSOGBO –  National Chairman, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, and former Kaduna State governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, yesterday, in Osogbo, blamed Nigerian leaders for the current problems in the country, saying the problems would persist unless the Federal Government provided permanent solution to unemployment. […]

Why Lagos deserves special revenue allocation, by Fashola

By MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO IKEJA— Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, justified why the Federal Government must accord the state a special status in the revenue allocation formula, stressing that “Lagos is to Nigeria what the neck is to the body.” Fashola spoke at a state banquet to mark the 45th anniversary of the creation […]

Picture: Army court-martials 2 colonels, 12 others for alleged misconduct

Jos — The Nigerian Army, Monday, began the court-martial of 14 soldiers serving in Special Task Forces in Maiduguri, Jos and Bauchi for alleged misconduct. The accused included two Colonels, a Master Warrant Officer, seven Lance Corporals and four Privates. The GOC, 3 Armoured Division, Maj. Gen Jack Nwaogbo, while inaugurating the court at the […]

CAR president becomes Celestial Church leader

BANGUI  (AFP) – The president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Francois Bozize, was elevated to the status of religious leader Monday, state radio said Monday. Francois Bozize “Whit Monday was an opportunity for the Celestial Church of Christ New Jerusalem to inaugurate a temple in Bambari and canonise the president of the republic as […]

UN court to sentence Charles Taylor on Wednesday

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AFP) – Liberian warlord Charles Taylor will be sentenced for war crimes by a special UN court on Wednesday, after being found guilty of arming Sierra Leone rebels in return for “blood diamonds”. The hearing at 0900 GMT before judges of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, situated just outside The Hague, will […]

Gunmen attack Muslim worshippers in Potiskum

KANO  (AFP) – Gunmen opened fire on Muslim worshippers outside the home of a controversial cleric in Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding others, the military and residents said. The attack in the northeastern city of Potiskum occurred outside the cleric’s home, where he leads prayers on Sunday evenings, but it […]

YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


YCE, Yoruba Ronu disagree on alleged disgrace of monarchs by Obasanjo


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