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How Oshiomhole’s convoy was attacked – Police

By SIMON EBEGBULEMJ, Benin THE Edo State Police Command said yesterday that it has commenced investigation into the attack on the convoy of Governor Adams Oshiomhole Thursday night and the burning of the Police post by youths alleged to be students of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Usen. However, the State Government in […]

In picture: Pastor turns mad while praying for a mad man

  Scene of the mad man and the pastor, at Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday. Photo: Seye Adeniyi PEOPLE living at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, Oyo State, as well as shop owners and automobile dealers along Molete road in the town, on Thursday, watched a drama involving a pastor and a mad man. The […]

Editorial: President Joyce Banda’s bad example for Africa

President Joyce Banda, 62, emerged as Africa’s second female president on April 7th 2012 after her predecessor, Malawian President Bingu Wa Mutharika, died of heart attack. She promised to shake things up and improve relations with aid donor countries. One of the steps she took recently was the decision not to extend invitation to President […]

Faroukgate: Police uncover fresh $10m bribe

BYKINGSLEY OMONOBI ABUJA — Investigations by Police detectives into the $620,000 oil subsidy bribe money collected by  Mr Farouk Lawan from oil magnate, Mr. Femi Otedola, have unearthed a wider financial scandal. It was gathered that oil marketers who were indicted in the report recently submitted to the government by the Aigboje Aig-Imoukuede-led panel that […]

Dana Air crash: Reps give mgt 7-day ultimatum to pay compensation

BY OKEY NDIRIBE &  EMMAN OVUAKPORIE ABUJA — THE House of Representatives, yesterday, gave the management of Dana Air to  an ultimatum to pay the required compensation to families of its ill-fated aircraft that crashed in Lagos, Sunday, June 3, 2012, killing all 153 pessengers on board. The resolution of the House followed a motion […]

Dana: Only 34 families file claims for insurance

As the 30 days stipulated by law for the beneficiaries of those who lost their lives in the ill-fated Dana Air plane to get the first tranche of payment ($30,000), approaches, the airline said only 34 families out of the 127 that were contacted, have duly completed and submitted their claims’ forms. The Dana aircraft, […]

Nigeria’s life expectancy lowest in West Africa – Don

Gusau – Life expectancy in Nigeria is now 47 years, making it the lowest among west African countries, Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi, Project Director, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said. He said this in Gusau on Thursday at the commencement of the second Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the state’s chapter of […]

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