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I’m not in China for money, Yakubu insists (Is it for the Chinese noodles then?)

  Nigerian striker Ayegbeni Yakubu insisted on Wednesday his move to China was made out of a fierce desire to help his ambitious new club, rather than the huge money on offer. The former Blackburn Rovers striker is the latest in a series of Premier League footballers to join the Chinese Super League for reportedly […]

Portsmouth planning to punish Kanu

  Nwankwo Kanu | credits: File copy Portsmouth are considering punishing former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu for his continued absence from club activities while he stays in Nigeria. The veteran striker missed training for a second day on Tuesday as his teammates took part in a double session at Fratton Park. The reason for […]

Bayelsa: Outrage over Patience Jonathan’s appointment as Permanent Secretary

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has appointed the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, as one of the seventeen new Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service. Jonathan, according to a statement from the Office of the Head of Service, Mrs. Gloria Izonfo, on Wednesday, was appointed alongside 16 senior civil servants. […]

Reps in rowdy session over deployment of soldiers

Members of the House of Representatives were divided on Wednesday over the alleged deployment of 3,500 soldiers in Edo State by the Federal Government for Saturday’s governorship poll. The development caused a delay in the proceedings for some minutes. The session became rowdy when the majority Peoples Democratic Party members tried to shout down a […]

NYSC camp bomb blast false – Bauchi

Bauchi State Government has debunked the  rumour that the NYSC Orientation Camp in Wailo was bombed and a number of corps members killed. In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Michael Adeyemi, the state government said the rumour was   “baseless, unfounded”. The statement added, “The rumour is the handiwork of […]

I’ll cleanse the judiciary of bad eggs –New CJN (Cleanse it first)

Newly appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alooma Mukhtar, on Wednesday said there was corruption in the nation’s judiciary and pledged to rid the system of “bad eggs.” Mukhtar, the first female to be appointed as the CJN, assured the Senate, while defending her appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan, that there would be “internal cleansing” […]

Police arrest suspects in killing of Oshiomhole’s aide

Acting Inspector- General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, on Wednesday said four persons had been arrested   in connection with the killing   of Mr. Olaitan Ojerinde. Ojerinde, who was the Principal Private Secretary to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole and Deputy National Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, was killed in his Benin residence by gunmen […]

Why our planes crash (Because they are a thousand years old?)

IN 2006, after the Sosoliso air crash in Port Harcourt which claimed the lives of 61 secondary school children on holidays from Abuja, the Obasanjo government appointed high powered Air Vice Marshal Paul Dike (rtd) inquiry. Many of the task force’s recommendations were implemented and brought temporary sanity to our air space. It virtually stopped […]

I invited Met Police, FBI to probe Obasanjo, Atiku – Ribadu

By Oscarline Onwuemenyi ABUJA — Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has asserted that he investigated former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his vice, Atiku Abubakar, during his tenure as head of the nation’s most visible anti-corruption agency. Ribadu, who spoke, yesterday, at a special Visitors’ Forum, organised by […]

Jonathan’s assets: Go to CCB, SERAP told

The Presidency has advised a civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, to seek information about President Goodluck Jonathan’s assets declaration from the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, since the bureau “has the powers and responsibility for addressing the issues such as the one you are pursuing.” This response followed a request by […]

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