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After Gov. Amaechi purchase of $50m jet, Gov, Akpabio follows suit with a $45m purchase of a Gulf Stream jet

By SaharaReporters, New York The government of Akwa Ibom State has confirmed that Godswill Akpabio like his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, also owns a brand new jet.  Akpabio took possession of the $45 million jet in June 2012.  Responding to SaharaReporters inquiries, Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Information, Aniekan Ummanah, confirmed that Mr. Akpabio […]

Nollywood distress: Actor’s leg amputated

Just as Nollywood fans heaved a sigh of relief over veteran Enebeli Elebuwa’s steady recovery from stroke-related complications, another Thespian,  Pete Eneh, famous for his ‘fatherly’ roles in Nollywood films, has had one of his legs recently amputated by doctors at Parklane Hospital, Enugu. Eneh’s travails began last year, after he sustained an injury that […]

Missing N38m: NFF yet to query NPL (Check their personal bank accounts)

The Nigeria Premier League board has denied that they have been queried by the Nigeria Football Federation over the alleged missing N38m from the television broadcast rights of the league. The NPL Secretary Mr. Tunji Babalola who spoke with The PUNCH on the telephone on Thursday said that everything known so far on the matter […]

Policeman, seven others killed in Jos ambush

Four persons, including a policeman, were on Thursday killed in an ambush in Jos. The killings came as the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone ll, Mr. Mamman Tsafe, said the force had devised means of stopping the killing of policemen by armed robbers in the country. The policeman identified as Corporal Istifanus Samaila was said […]

Nigerian forces out of control in terror fight -AI

Amnesty International has released its latest report on the atrocities carried out by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, as well as human rights violations perpetrated by Nigerian security forces in response. The report titled, ‘Nigeria: Trapped in the cycle of violence’, was presented to the media, in Abuja, on Wednesday. Secretary-General of AI, Salil Shetty, […]

Picture: Belgium-based writer wins $100,000 literature prize

Belgium-based Nigerian writer, Chika Unigwe, got a big break on Thursday when she was named winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature. Her novel, On Black Sister’s Street, beat the two others shortlisted for the prize established in 2004 by the Nigeria LNG. These are Only a Canvas by Olusola Olugbesan and Onaedo: The Blacksmith’s […]

AWC: Falcons outwit Ethiopia 3-0

Goals from Esther Sunday, Stella Mbachu and striker Perpetua Nkwocha on Thursday helped champions Super Falcons overcome a resilient Ethiopian side 3-0 at the ongoing African Women Championship in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Falcons top Group B with six points from two games after beating Cameroon 2-1 in their first game. But the Falcons would have […]

Picture: Clean-up ahead of Williams sisters’ match

Kolade Olutekunbi, Secretary, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, said on Thursday that everything had been done to ensure a hitch-free outing for the William sisters’ proposed exhibition match.  Olutekunbi told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the centre court of the club would host the topflight exhibition encounter between  Venus Williams and Serena […]

EFCC arrests 12 suspected land racketeers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 12 suspected land racketeers who operate in the Abuja Geographical Information Service. Although the details of the arrest were sketchy, our correspondent gathered that it was carried out on Wednesday by a Special Task Force of the commission comprising its  Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, and […]

Reps $620,000 bribe panel submits report next week

House of Representatives is expected to receive the report of its Committee on Ethics and Privileges on the investigation into the $620,000 bribery allegation next week. The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Zakari Mohammed, said this in Abuja on Thursday while speaking with reporters. A four-time member of the House and […]

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