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It’s hard to justify that Jonathan hasn’t visited Borno – Commissioner

Commissioner for Information and Home Affairs in Borno State, Inuwa Bwala | credits:   The Commissioner for Information and Home Affairs in Borno State, Inuwa Bwala, tells OLUSOLA FABIYI the major security problems confronting the state What is the security situation in Borno State now because there are reports that many companies have folded up? […]

Nollywood actor, Pete Eneh, passes on

Veteran actor, Pete Eneh, famous for his ‘fatherly’ roles in Nollywood films, died on Thursday in Enugu State. The actor who recently had one of his legs amputated by doctors at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital , otherwise called Park lane Hospital, on October 24, died in the same hospital. Eneh’s death was confirmed […]

Suspected killer of Gen Shuwa shot dead, says JTF

  The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno, Operation Restore Order, said yesterday it had killed the man suspected to have shot dead Major Gen. Muhammadu Shuwa, 79, a civil war hero, who was last month shot dead in his home in Maiduguri. The task force, in statement, said: “In a sustained follow up operations […]

Govt raises panels on Ribadu report, others (another panel?)

  The Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force’s report may not be dead after all. The government yesterday gave a ray of hope that in spite of the controversy that greeted the report, it might still see the light of the day. President Goodluck Jonathan raised three committee to prepare draft White Papers on the report […]

Jonathan: fuel subsidy to go

NIGERIANS were told yesterday to brace up for a full deregulation of the petroleum industry’s downstream sector. Fuel prices range from N100 per litre to N110 and N130 in many states – no thanks to supply problems. Motorists are grumbling. But the situation may get worse – price-wise – going by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s speech […]

Babangida: I learnt political notes from Olusola Saraki

  A former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, yesterday described former Senate Leader Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki as a refined politician from whom he learnt a “few political notes”. Also, a former Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, said the late Saraki was a bridge between the North and the South. Babangida, who spoke […]

Nigeria Risks Influx of Illegal Arms through Airstrips

Views: 786 Font Size:        a /        A IGP, Mohammed Abubakar   Chinedu Eze There are indications that illicit goods, including arms could be flown into the country through the numerous airstrips that dot the nation’s landscape. THISDAY investigations revealed that concerned aviation authorities did not know the number of airstrips in the country, which keeps […]

Israel to Hold Fire in Egypt Premier’s Gaza Visit

  Israeli soldiers ride on top of an armoured personal carrier close to the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel AP Israel offered to suspend its offensive in the Gaza Strip on Friday during a brief visit by Egypt’s premier there if militants refrain from firing rockets at Israel, an official said, the first possible break […]

Former Supreme Court Justice Kayode Eso is dead

Justice Kayode Eso   Former Supreme Court Justice, Kayode Eso is dead. He died Friday morning in a hospital in London   A statement announcing his passing away released by his family said: “With Glory to Almighty God we wish to announce the peaceful passing on of our husband, father, grandfather, and brother the Justice […]

Boko Haram: Caring for the Bereaved

Though there appears to be no end in sight to the attacks and devastation left behind by Boko Haram on homes in Borno State, but there is someone who cares and gives succour to the bereaved, writes Michael Olugbode The grief showed on their faces. All Afternoon they gathered to be consoled. One woman had […]

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