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200-yr-old Iroko tree kills 2, injures 8

A controversial 200-year-old Iroko tree at the market square at Ifite-Dunu,  Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Sunday, fell, leaving two persons dead. Also, eight people that got injured in the incident were said to be receiving treatment in hospitals in the town. The Iroko tree was said to be the abode of […]

Obama’s re-election: Texas gov disagrees with secession plan

An appeal calling on the federal government to allow Texas to “withdraw from the United States of America” following President Barack Obama’s re-election doesn’t have the support of the Lone Star State’s governor, his office said in a statement, on Tuesday. “Governor (Rick) Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be […]

Hoodlums burgle Sylva’s house in Bayelsa (Hoodlums sent by who?)

17 Comments Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva | credits: The house of the former Governor of Bayelsa State,  Timpre Sylva, has been burgled by unknown persons. Our correspondent gathered that suspected thieves stormed the mansion, which is adjacent to Okpoama Beach in Brass Local Government Area of the state, on Monday night. They were […]

EFCC arraigns FAAN official for $1.4m money laundering

Olokor, Abuja 9 Comments EFCC Boss, IBRAHIM LAMORDE | credits: File The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced investigation  into the complicity of some staff of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, following the arrest of one of its officials, Akinyele Adetule, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, for being in possession of […]

North demands death penalty for corruption

Ahead of Thursday’s zonal constitutional conferences, foremost northern political group, the Arewa Consultative Forum, has recommended capital punishment for corruption. At present, China is the only notable country where corruption attracts capital punishment. In its proposal submitted to the National Assembly, a copy of which was obtained by one our correspondents in Kaduna on Tuesday, […]

Picture: Policemen tortured, shot me within Lagos police HQ –Mechanic

  Adebanjo, the mechanic | credits: File copy A 30-year-old mechanic, Oladele Adebanjo, has accused the policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command of torturing and shooting him while he was in detention. Adebanjo said he spent seven days in the SARS custody at the police command headquarters in […]

Buhari, Bafarawa meet on North agenda for 2015

Former Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), | credits:     Former Head of State and Presidential candidate for the Congress of Progressive Change,  Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), again on Tuesday met  behind closed-door with former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa,  over the insecurity  and other challenges  in the North. Besides, the meeting […]

Power-drunk Lagos CP orders PUNCH reporter out of his office

-Punch Umar, Badejo and CP, Tanko | credits: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko, on Tuesday ordered a correspondent of The PUNCH, Kunle Falayi, out of the premises of the police command headquarters, Ikeja. Manko said a story published on Tuesday titled, ‘Guard shot by policemen in critical condition’ was an attack on […]

Newsflash: Nigeria Loses $7bn Annually to Oil Theft

Ejiofor Alike with agency report The Federal Government as well as local and international oil companies (IOCs) operating in the country lose an estimated $7 billion (N1.05 trillion) to oil theft annually, the International Energy Agency (IEA), an energy policy advisor to the industrialised countries, has said. In a report published Tuesday , the 28-member […]

Amid Petraeus Sex Scandal, Air Force to Release Abuse Report

Former CIA Director, David Petraeus REUTERS Already reeling from an embarrassing sex scandal involving former Army General David Petraeus, the U.S. military on Wednesday will release a report on widespread sexual abuse of women recruits at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The Air Force report is expected to provide details of systematic sexual abuse […]

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