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Bombings crippling North’s economy – Govs Forum

The Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, Dr Babangida Aliyu, says the spate of bombings by Boko Haram and other forces are intended to cripple the region’s economy. Aliyu, who is also the Governor of Niger State, said this on Monday in Minna in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Danladi Ndayebo. […]

Don’t destroy bribe evidence – Tsav

FORMER Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abubakar Tsav, has cautioned security agencies handling the bribery allegations against the Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime, Farouk Lawan, against destroying evidence. Lawan was suspended by the House last week after the Zenon Oil Chairman, Mr. Femi Otedola claimed that […]

Crashed Dana aircraft not properly insured – Investigation

June 19, 2012 by Nike Popoola  | credits: Indications have emerged that the Dana Air plane that crashed in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos on June 3 and caused the death of all 153 passengers and crew members on board and 10 people on the ground, may not have been properly insured. One of the underwriters […]

Reps grill Sanusi over donations, spendings

June 19, 2012 by John Ameh, Abuja 35 Comments CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi | credits: File copy House of Representatives and the Central Bank of Nigeria, Governor Lamido Sanusi, on Monday disagreed over the power of the bank to authorise expenditure without recourse to the National Assembly. Members of the House Committee on Banking […]

Jonathan off to Brazil as Kaduna, Yobe burn

June 19, 2012 by Success Nwogu, Ilorin, David Attah, Kaduna 92 Comments As violence continued in some parts of Kaduna State on Monday and fresh attacks were reported in Damaturu, Yobe State, President Goodluck Jonathan, will depart for Brazil today. Jonathan is going to the Brazilian commercial capital city, Rio de Janeiro, to take part […]

Three police officers detained for helping Lawan

June 19, 2012 by Niyi Odebode and Adelani Adepegba 113 Comments Three policemen consisting of a superintendent and corporals have been detained for allegedly allowing the suspended Chairman of the House of Representtaive Ad hoc Committee on fuel Subsidy Regime, Mr. Farouk Lawan to go home at night while in detention. It was learnt on […]

Victims’ families to sue Dana for additional N1bn compensation

Aggrieved families of those who died in the Dana Air disaster of June 3 have perfected plans to sue the company for additional N1billion as compensation aside from the $100,000 each family is to get under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs). The fresh suit, according to the lawyer of the victims’ families, Olisa Agbakoba […]

Jonathan risks Nigeria’s break up if he contests in 2015-Primate Ayodele (So be it)

Photo:  Sun News Publishing By:  WOLE BALOGUN Date:  Tue, 06/19/2012 – 20:22  Head of the Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke-Afa, Lagos, primate Ayodele Elijah Babatunde, has cautioned that President Goodluck Jonathan should not give in to the temptation to contest in the 2015 presidential election, as that could lead to Nigeria’s break up.  “In 2011, […]

Kaduna bomb blast: Death toll rises to 70

The death toll of Sunday’s bomb blast reprisal attack in Kaduna had risen to 70 while the number of those injured stood at 130 as at the time of filing this report. This was just when Corporal George Korinya of Kakuri Police Station narrated how hoodlums seized his gun during the reprisal attack  when Daily Sun […]

Warning: Disturbing picture: Suicide bombers hit 3 churches in Kaduna, Zaria

•35 killed, scores injured in bombings, reprisal attacks •Govt imposes 24-hour curfew Photo:  Sun News Publishing Victims of reprisal attacks in Kaduna By:  NOAH EBIJE and ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE, Kaduna Date:  Sun, 06/17/2012 – 22:49 Suicide bombers, yesterday struck at different churches in Kaduna metropolis and Zaria town, killing many people, as well as injuring scores […]

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