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Gambia sued at West African court over execution of death row inmates

ABUJA, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) — The Civil Society Associations Gambia (CSAG) has filed an application against the government at the ECOWAS Court of Justice regarding the West African country’s 38 death row inmates at Mile 2 Central Prisons. Banka Manneh, chairman of the CSAG, made the announcement in a statement released by the West African […]

Jim Iyke mourns with Jamaican girlfriend, Keturah Hamilton

Nollywood bad boy Jim Iyke is often linked with scandal and controversy, but this time, the actor is in the news for a tragic reason. We’re told Iyke is supporting his Jamaican girlfriend, Keturah Hamilton, after the Jamaican police allegedly killed two of her brothers, Sheldon and Nicholas McKenzie, on the same day. Keturah shared […]

Ex-Customs chief, son and family of ASP killed

Published on October 20, 2012 by pmnews Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed seven people in Potiskum, Yobe state Saturday, taking the death toll to at least 30 for three days of violence in the northeastern town, police and residents said. Among the people killed today were a retired customs chief, his medical doctor son and […]

Liberian national dies suspicious death in Oyo – Family accuses hospital of foul play

The remains of Tennessie Jurry. Inset: The drugs puportedly given to Jurry to treat malaria The family of a Liberian national, Mr Tennessie Jurry, who reportedly came from the Oru Refugee Camp in Ogun State to Iseyin, but died recently while working as a mortician at Our Lady Hospital, Iseyin, Oyo State, suspects foul play […]

I shot DPO to test gun —Robbery suspect

 What on earth could have given a man the impetus to test a gun on a Divisional Police Officer, leading to the officer’s incapacitation? OLUWATOYIN MALIK reports the escapades and confession of Mutairu Were, a member of a dreaded robbery gang. THE Osun State Police Command recently recorded a victory when it arrested an armed […]

Igbos celebrate Ekwueme at 80 with demand for new state

The demand for a new state in the South East yesterday dominated the grand carnival to mark the 80th birthday of the Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, in Enugu. Speaker after speaker at the event where Dr. Ekwueme was elevated from his traditional chieftaincy status of Ide Aguata to Ide Ndigbo by Igbo […]

Gov. Okorocha punches Gov. Obi’s aide over seat (No class)

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Saturday punched a protocol officer who refused to allow him sit on a chair reserved for the Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, at the 80th birthday celebration of former vice president, Chief Alex Ekwueme, in Enugu. The incident occurred 20 minutes before most of the invited guests […]

Powerful people behind our activities —Arrested vessel hijacker

He alleged that one of the top players in the oil industry contacted his gang and gave them the job for an agreed sum of N16m. Other members of the gang arrested were Sola Sama, also known as Michael Babalola or Pere John, and Captain Mike. Blessing advised the Federal Government to look inward in […]

Is Your Yoruba Language in Trouble? – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Olwufunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | Oct. 21, 2012 – It is not uncommon these days to hear how friends or people we communicate with, either face-to-face, on social and mass media or even on telephone, have suddenly changed the face of our indigenous languages. The local language we speak has often been made […]

UNIPORT: JTF guns down students killer

• Arrests three others • Identities of victims revealed by JTF The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Rivers State yesterday shot dead one of the alleged brains behind Thursday’s killing of a student of the University of Port Harcourt and two others at Rumuchakara, Choba, a host community of the institution. Operatives of the JTF, […]

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

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