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Picture: Boko Haram kingpin captured

By:                     TIMOTHY OLA, Maiduguri Date: Thu, 06/21/2012 – 23:57 The Federal Government’s war on terrorism got a boost in Damaturu, Yobe State yesterday when soldiers captured one of the believed masterminds of last Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State. In the net of the Joint Task Force (JTF) after a […]

Dana plane crash: N300bn aviation intervention fund diverted –N’ Assembly

By:                     ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja Date: Thu, 06/21/2012 – 23:52 The National Assembly Joint Committee on Aviation investigating crash of the Dana and Allied Airlines Aircraft yesterday said N300 billion Aviation Intervention Fund has been diverted by industry operators. The committee, chaired by Senator Hope Uzodinma, also revealed how Air Nigeria allegedly accessed N39.3 billion out […]

Picture: We got N7,000 to launch Biu Church attack-Boko Haram suspects

By: TIMOTHY OLA, Maiduguri Date: Fri, 06/22/2012 – Seven suspected Boko Haram men alleged to have masterminded the attack on Ekklizivar Yan’uwa A Nigeria (EYN) Church in Biu, Borno State recently said they were paid N7, 000 each to carry out the attack which left no fewer than three worshipers dead. One of the seven […]

Messi plans retirement when the fun stops

LONDON  (AFP) – Three-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi told The Times on Saturday that he will retire from football the day he feels he is no longer having fun. The 24-year-old Argentinian – who scored 73 goals in 60 games for Barcelona last season, breaking the European club record of 67 goals […]

It’s in the interest of North not to field a candidate against Jonathan in 2015 – Asari Dokubo

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM, Benin City Alhaji Asari Dokubo, a former President of the Ijaw Youth Council and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF). In this interview with Saturday Vanguard in Benin City, he bared his mind about current political situation in the country, saying that the people of the South South are […]

T-e-r-r-o-r-! Family of 6 killed in Jos

By Taye Obateru, AbdulSalam Muhammad,  Wole Mosadomi,  Joseph Erunke & Boluwaji Obahopo A family of six including a six-month old child and a 70-year old grandmother were yesterday brutally murdered by gunmen at Kumpun village in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. In Lokoja, capital of Kogi State, the police command has discovered a […]

Jonathan, Obi, Chime, eulogise Olusola

By McPHILIPS NWACHUKWU, BEN AGANDE & JAPHET LAKAM with agency report President Goodluck Jonathan was among several Nigerians who paid tribute to late Ambassador Segun Olusola, one-time Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia and a cultural icon yesterday. Olusola, 77, died  in a Lagos hospital Thursday. Aside Jonathan, those who mourned Olusola included Governors Peter Obi and  […]

Euro 2012: England ready for Italian job

KRAKOW, Poland –  (AFP) – England will attempt to reach the last four of a major tournament for the first time in 16 years on Sunday as they face Italy in a heavyweight Euro 2012 quarter-final collision. The burgeoning confidence within Roy Hodgson’s youthful squad is tempered by the knowledge that England have rarely progressed […]

Movie Marketers ban Ghanaian movies in Nigeria

SPECULATIONS are rife that the once harmonious relationship between the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood and its counterpart, Ghana’s Ghollywood,is currently under threat as the movie marketers under the aegis of Film, Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN) has placed embargo  on Ghanaian films with effect from the end of this month. The association […]

Assad issues decree forming new Syria government

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree on Saturday forming a new government, state television said, less than two months after controversial parliamentary elections boycotted by the opposition. “President Bashar al-Assad has issued Decree 210 forming a new government under prime minister Dr Riad Hijab,” the television said. Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem […]

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