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UNIPORT killing: Bring culprits to justice – ACN

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has strongly condemned the lynching of four students of the University of Port Harcourt by an obviously deranged mob, saying such a barbaric act ”debases our humanity and strips us all of our dignity”. In a statement in Lagos,  its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said all those […]

Early kick off for Eaglets

The 2013 African U17 qualifier between Nigeria and Guinea in Calabar will now kick off on Sunday by 2 pm local time. The match was shifted forward from the usual 4 pm kick-off to 2 pm at the instance of the Guinean delegation who wish to return to Lagos immediately after the match on Sunday […]

We’ll break Nigerian hearts tomorrow! – Boastful Liberian Coach

*Liberian coach boasts *Says: we’ve no respect for your Eagles Liberian coach, Smith Kaetu declared yesterday that they have no respect for the big name players in the Eagles squad. He added that Liberia was here to get the desired result and qualify for the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa. The Lone Star coach […]

Biafran group defends Achebe on Awolowo

BY Tony Edike ENUGU – A  group, Biafra Zionist Movement, BZM, yesterday, defended Professor Chinua Achebe over his comments on the late sage, Chief Obafemi  Awolowo and former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, in his book, There was a Country. The group in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Edeson Samuel, maintained that […]

Bakassi: ACN accuses Jonathan of double standard

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru CALABAR—REACTIONS are still trailing the refusal of the Federal Government to appeal against the International Court of Justice, ICJ, ruling against the ceding of Bakassi, as Cross River State Chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of speaking from both sides of his mouth. In a […]

Shell on trial in Netherlands over pollution in Nigeria

Shell broke the law by not repairing leaks that destroyed the lands of Niger Delta farmers, a Dutch court heard in a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility. The four Nigerian farmers, backed by lobby group Friends of the Earth, have brought the Anglo-Dutch oil giant into court thousands of miles […]

Kanu joins Eagles

Nigerian legend Nwankwo Kanu, was the surprise presence at the Super Eagles closed door training session on Thursday evening at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar. Spotting his trade mark African plaited hairdo, Kanu was in company of his younger brother Ogbonna, and took time off to shake all the players before and after the […]

Subsidy fraud: Court remands Capital Oil MD, Uba; Matrix MD, 7 others

BY EVELYN USMAN & BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE A LAGOS Magistrate Court sitting at Tinubu Square, yesterday, remanded Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, 42, and seven other management staff of his company in police custody for 14 days over their alleged involvement in the fuel subsidy scam. The seven other […]

Warring Obas: Gov. Amosun in dilemma over report

BY DAUD OLATUNJI ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Gover- nor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun was said to be confused over the report of one-man panel set up to try the two warring Obas who threw caution into the wind last week. Governor Amosun who hails from Owu extraction was reported- ly receiving pressure from both Egba […]

PDP reads riot act to members ahead Jonathan’s visit

By Dayo Johnson THE Peoples Democratic Party PDP yesterday said that it would be sacrilegious for any member of the party either within or outside Ondo State to work against Chief Olusola Oke, its governorship candidate in the October 20 election. National Vice Chairman of the party in the South West Chief Segun Oni said […]

Sowore not leaving Kuje Prison quickly, court grants harsh bail conditions

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