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Ondo poll: Soldiers ordered to shoot at anyone armed during Saturday’s guber elections

Security has been beefed-up in Ondo state ahead of today’s governorship election across the state even as General Officer Commanding 2nd Division Nigerian Army, Major Gen. Mohammed Abubakar deployed soldiers into the state to provide protection for “voters and electoral officials.” Addressing the men of the 32 Artillery Brigade Akure, Maj. Gen. Abubakar said there […]

Awo Not Guilty as Charged By Prof. Achebe – By Dr. Wumi Akintide (II)

   (Read Part 1     http://newnigerianpolitics.com/2012/10/18/awo-not-guilty-as-charged-by-prof-chinua-achebe-by-dr-wumi-akintide/     ) By Dr. Wumi Akintide | New York, NY | Oct. 19, 2012 – If the rank and file of the Igbos knew back then what they are going hear now, their perception and verdict on Awo and the Yorubas would have been different. I am sticking out my neck in […]



Uniport Killings: Metaphor for a Debased Life – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | Oct. 19, 2012 – Biringa Chiadika Lordson, a Theatre Arts student, Ugonna Kelechi Obusor, a Geology undergraduate, Mike Lloyd Toku, a Civil Engineering student, all year two students of the University of Port Harcourt, and Tekena Elkanah, a Certificate in Education student of the same university, knew pretty […]

Nations Cup: Eagles to camp in Portugal (Camp whereever you want just win)

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has disclosed that he plans to stage a training camp for home-based players in Portugal, preparatory to the AFCON.This will be in addition to the training camp most likely in Zimbabwe prior to the Nations Cup in South Africa. “My plan is to have the home-based players for at least […]

Toronto-based Nigerian man dies while trying to smuggle drugs into Canada

According to 96.1 WEFM,A Nigerian man dies after several pellets of cocaine burst in his stomach while he was on a Caribbean Airlines flight to Canada.   Sampson Omoghan fell ill on the Wednesday flight, forcing it to return to Piarco Airport so that he could be taken to Arima hospital, where he died.   […]

Many killed, houses burnt as JTF, trerroists battle

KANO (AFP) – Attacks and gun battles between suspected Islamists and security forces in a northeastern town have killed several people and destroyed buildings, residents and authorities said Friday, while unrest also hit another city. Explosions and gunfire shook the city of Potiskum, sparking panic and chaos, from late Thursday, residents and security forces said. […]

Swiss Embassy frustrates Peter Edibe

Nigeria’s joy at having one of its referees being in consideration for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil may be punctured following the continued frustration of Peter Elgam Edibe by the Swiss Embassy in Nigeria. Despite a valid letter from world football-governing body, among other relevant documents that have been provided by the […]

Police arrest 6 suspected assassins

Lafia – The police in Nasarawa State said on Thursday that they had arrested six persons suspected belong to a gang of assassins The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Michael Adah,, said the suspects were arrested while they were attempting to kill a businessman in Keana, headquarters of Keana Local Government Area. Parading the suspects, Adah […]

Aluu killing: Police dismiss Sergeant (Just dismissing?)

The Nigerian Police Force have dismissed a Sergeant identified as Lucky Orji, who was allegedly involved in the gruesome murder of the students, following the confessions of one of the arrested suspects who claimed that a police man was part of the mob. The sergeant was dismissed for ordering the mob to kill the suspected […]

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