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Picture: Ghana swears in Vice President John Dramani Mahama as president after President Mill’s death Tuesday

ACCRA (AFP) – Ghana Vice President John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as the west African nation’s new president on Tuesday, hours after the sudden death of president John Atta Mills. The country’s chief justice swore in Mahama before an emergency session of parliament following Mills’ death. Mills died as he was being treated for […]

Olympics: I’m not scared of Americans, Jamaicans – Okagbare

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare believes she can upset the pecking order at the Olympics and outshine her 100m rivals from Jamaica and the United States. The 23-year-old has hit form at the right time, dipping under 11 seconds twice this month to record victories at both the London and Monaco Diamond League events against her […]

Olympics: Team Nigeria seeks better outing at London Olympics

July 25, 2012 by Kazeem Busari When the athletes flying Nigeria’s flag at the London Olympics begin their events, their aims will not be to just feature in the Games but to win medals and etch their names in history. They have the chance, just as every athlete from other participating nations, to return home […]

Okonjo-Iweala clears the air on NNPC’s JP Morgan account

July 25, 2012 by Ademola Alawiye  The  mystery surrounding the alleged illegal Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation account with JP Morgan was finally cleared on Tuesday by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She said at a dialogue organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Organised Private […]

Reps divided over impeachment plot against Jonathan

July 25, 2012 by Niyi Odebode, John Ameh, Olusola Fabiyi, Oluwole Josiah and Olalekan Adetayo  There were indications on Tuesday that members of the House of Representatives were divided over the threat to impeach President Goodluck. The division in the House, particularly among the Peoples Democratic Party’s lawmakers, came to the fore on Tuesday when […]

Protesting women, youths shut Shell facility in Bayelsa

July 25, 2012 by Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa 2 Comments Women from Koroama community in  Gbarain clan, Yenagoa Local Government, Bayelsa State, on Tuesday barricaded a facility belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company in a protest that lasted for over four hours. Our correspondent learnt that the protest disrupted oil production in the facility,  which […]

Police, Nigeria’s number one bribe-takers – Report

Men of the Nigeria Police have been named the number one bribe-taking public officials in Nigeria. A report presented by the CLEEN Foundation in Abuja on Tuesday also said corruption was on the increase in the country. The report, which was presented by the Head of Foundation, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, said apart from the Police, […]

Nollywood’s Uche Jombo’s bold tweet

It may well pass for a creepy scenario for Nollywood actress Uche Jombo on Sunday, when one of her followers on twitter tweeted, “I hate @Uche Jombo. Take it or leave it. She knows why I wish I get a pistol. In response, a calm Jombo replied, “Goodluck with that and remember to help yourself […]

I don’t have official car – Jonathan’s aide Sarah Jibril

July 25, 2012 by Sunday Aborisade, Akure  The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Ethics and Values, Mrs. Sarah Jibril, lamented in Akure on Monday that she had been having difficulties in travelling outside Abuja for her official engagements as she no longer has an official vehicle. Jubril said, “No new vehicle was provided […]

Court orders forfeiture of Ibori’s $15m bribe money

A  Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted an interim order forfeiting to the Federal Government $15m said to have been received by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from an undisclosed agent of former Delta State Governor James Ibori in 2007 as a bribe to compromise its investigation. The money has been kept […]

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