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Why we killed Lagos bizman – Kidnappers

BY ALBERT AKPOR & EVELYN USMAN LAGOS— The Police, yesterday, paraded suspected killers of a Lagos businessman, Mr. Odidi Nweze with the kingpin of the gang giving chilling details on why they killed their victim. Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Manko, who paraded the suspects told anxious journalists that the eight suspects, including a woman, […]

Beat Eagles, get N47m, say Liberian President

When the Super Eagles take on the Lone Star of Liberia in the final round of 2013 AFCONqualifier  on October 13 in Calabar, the Nigerians will be facing a highly motivated side. The Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who is the chief Patron of the Lone Star has approved a $150,000 US Dollars  (N23.7m) bonus for […]

Appointment of new service chiefs imminent

By Kingsley Omonobi ABUJA – There is tension within the military and security formations nationwide, following what presidency sources say are impending reorganisation in the hierarchy of the defence and services headquarters. Vanguard was told that a new Chief of Defence Staff will soon be appointed, which simultaneously will lead to the retirement and appointment […]

FG to increase teachers’ retirement age to 65

By Favour Nnanugwu Abuja – The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai has said that the Federal Government is considering the request made by teachers to approve 65 years as retirement age for them. The minister who spoke in Abuja, yesterday, said that the  the request made by the teachers through their umbrella body, the […]

BAKASSI: FG to consider appeal as Jonathan summons emergency meeting today

By SONI DANIEL, ASSISTANT EDITOR ABUJA—Indications emerged yesterday that Nigeria might call for a review of the International Court of Justice, ICJ,  ruling of October 10, 2002, which ceded the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula, to Cameroun. The deadline for Nigeria to appeal the ruling expires on October 9, 2012, which is Tuesday next week. Eminent Nigerians […]

Nigeria: A Tale of Three Generations – By Anthony A. Kila

By Anthony A. Kila | London, UK | Oct. 2, 2012 – At today’s Independence Anniversary declaration, we are compelled to analyse the history of Nigeria once again. The first imperative is that although a lot of people try to make it appear a complex and peculiar incredible series of events and situations, the history […]

INEC, US agency train 42,000 party agents

FOURTY-two thousand two hundred party agents on Tuesday began training ahead of of the October 20 Ondo State governorship election. The training is being jointly organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission and United States-based International Republican Institute. The participants, drawn from the 13 political parties that will take part in the election, are expected […]

Nigeria’s debt profile may hit $25bn in 2015

The Debt Management Office gave an indication on Tuesday that the country’s total debt profile might hit $25bn by 2015. The figure covers both local and foreign borrowing. The Director-General of the DMO, Mr. Abraham Nwankwo, had met with the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Finance/Legislative Budget and Research/National Planning and Aid, Loans and […]

Minister uncovers 2000 hoarded PHCN transformers

The Federal Government said on Tuesday said that it had discovered more than 2000 transformers being hoarded by officials of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. Minister of State for Power, Mr. Darius Ishaku, discovered the hoarded transformers and other power equipment during a recent visit to the PHCN Central Stores at Shogunle, Lagos, according […]

”Nigeria is Just a Toilet of a Country Where Evil Reigns”- Lord Apsley – Femi Fani-Kayode

By Femi Fani-Kayode | NNP | October 2, 2012 – Lord Apsley and I were colleagues at Harrow School in England approximately 36 years ago. I have never forgotten his uncharitable remarks about Nigeria which led to a heated arguement between us. At that time I found it ironic, and I still do, that this […]

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