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I was to be shot – Obodo tells his kidnap story

BY ONOCHIE ANIBEZE Hours after Christian Ogbodo regained his freedom from his abductors, he confirmed Vanguard’s story that his abduction was facilitated by a friend he was yet to identify. The news of the kidnap of the Udinese of Italy player last Saturday spread to many countries and a disgusted and angry Delta State Governor, […]

Enyeama’s blunder shameful – Keshi

By John Egbokhan Coach Stephen Keshi has described as ‘shameful’,the blunder of goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama in last weekend’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Malawi The match ended 1-1, with the Super Eagles taking the lead with a minute left in regulation time at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, only to allow the Malawians equalise […]

Dana air crash: Further release of victims’ bodies put on hold

By Sola Ogundipe & Chioma Obinna LAGOS — Further release of bodies of victims of last Sunday’s Dana air crash may have been put on hold at the Lekan Ogunsola Memorial Mortuary of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, pending the completion of the DNA test on the unidentifiable corpses. This development emerged, yesterday, […]

19 years after June 12: Pro-democracy activists speak

BY DAPO AKINREFON Without June 12, there won’t be May 29 — Ayo Adebanjo, former NADECO chieftain I agree with what the public opinion says, it is to get a Federal Government institution named after him and the consensus of opinion seems to be the National Stadium at Abuja or in Lagos. We would not […]

Gunmen kill Yobe Assembly’s Deputy Leader

Potiskum (Yobe) – Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday killed the Deputy Leader of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Alhaji Adamu Degubi. The Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Police Command, Mr Adamu Salihu, confirmed the killing of the legislator. “We have not ascertained those behind the killing and their motive. “Investigation is going on […]

Court jails mother, 3 kids for assault

Asaba – An Asaba Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced a 44-year-old woman, Mrs Helen Nwokobia and her three children to six months imprisonment each for assaulting their landlord. The children are Chukwudi Nwokobia, 20, Emeka Nwokobia, 17 and Ify Nwokobia, 23. The court, however, gave the convicts an option of N2, 000 as fine each. […]

Gunmen kill 6 in Kano

Kano – Gunmen have shot dead six persons at Rimin Kebe in Tudun Murtala, Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano. An eye witness in Kano on Tuesday said that the incident, which happened at about 10:00 p.m on Monday, left many others seriously injured. The eye witness said the suspected gunmen stormed the area with […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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