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The best is yet to come –Obama

Being a text of the victory speech of re-elected United States President Barack Obama in Chicago on Wednesday  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because […]

6 Ph.D, 704 Masters holders among applicants for drivers job in Dangote

LAGOS — The ugly unemployment statistics of Nigeria has been highlighted by the number of applications from higher degree and first degree holders who sought employment as drivers in Dangote group. The staggering figure stands at 13,000. Of the 13,000 applications received by the Dangote Group for the Graduate Executive Truck Driver, there were six […]

State of Origin: Female judge denied Appeal Court seat

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Emily Ofide ABUJA —The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Maryam Aloma Mukhtar, yesterday, declined to administer oath of office on one of the newly appointed justices of the Appeal Court. The decision of the CJN was sequel to a petition challenging the state of origin declared by the judge, who […]

US election tears PDP, ACN, others apart

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Emman Oviokpare, Ben Agande & Henry Umoru LAGOS—The quick resolution of Tuesday’s presidential election in the United States, last night, sparked off quarel among the three leading parties in Nigeria, with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and opposition parties accusing one another of bad manners. Reacting to the quick […]

Death toll hits nine, 67 rescued after Ghana mall collapse

ACCRA (AFP) – A six-storey shopping mall collapsed in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Wednesday, with at least three people so far confirmed dead and dozens of victims feared trapped, sparking desperate rescues. Police said around 50 employees were reported to be in the building before the collapse on Wednesday morning. It was not immediately […]

Picture: Kenya twins named Barack, Mitt

November 8, 2012 by Agency Reporter A Kenyan mother has named her new-born twins after US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the BBC reports. Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to the twins in south-west Kenya on the day Obama was re-elected. A short distance from the hospital, at the Obama family’s […]

Opinion: Will Nigeria break up in 2015?

November 8, 2012 by Bayo Olupohunda (bayoolupohunda@yahoo.com) In 2014, Nigeria will mark the centenary of the amalgamation of the Southern and Northern protectorates which gave birth to present day Nigeria. As a former colony of the British, the country has existed for close to a century after a forced marriage of convenience in 1914, half […]

I pray for our oil to dry up – Ezekwesili

Y PETER EGWUATU LAGOS — The Federal Government, weekend, was advised to quickly tackle the rising rate of unemployment in the country as its rate was estimated to be around 40 per cent of the entire population. The immediate past World Bank’s Vice President for Africa, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, who gave the advice also said: […]

Policeman loses 4 children to inferno in Gusau

Gusau – A police corporal, Jeremiah Yusuf, lost four children in a fire incident  at  Tudun-wada Quarters of Gusau, Zamfara, on Wednesday. Yusuf said a neighbour’s house where he was receiving sympathisers, that “I watched all my children burn helplessly before me and I could not do anything to save them.” Yusuf explained that he […]

Groups demand Okonjo-Iweala’s sacking over N2.7bn subsidy fraud

Over 500 placard-carrying protesters on Wednesday in Abuja stormed the Federal Ministry of Finance and demanded the immediate resignation of the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. They called for the minister’s sacking for what they described as unfavourable economic policies of the current administration and an alleged fraudulent payment of N2. 7bn to a […]

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