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Ibori loot: London police to testify against Babalakin

DECEMBER 3, 2012 BY ADE ADESOMOJU 55 COMMENTS Dr. Wale Babalakin, owner of Bi-Courtney Nig Ltd | credits: OPERATIVES from the London Metropolitan Police are to give evidence when the trial of the Chairman, Bi-Courtney Highway Services, Dr. Wale Babalakin, finally begins at a Lagos High Court, Ikeja. A senior lawyer privy to the goings-on […]

Shell will not return to Ogoniland

DECEMBER 3, 2012 BY CHUKWUDI AKASIKE 2 COMMENTS THE Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has said Shell Petroleum Development Company will not return to Ogoniland for oil exploration. The Chairman of MOSOP Provisional Council, Prof. Ben Naanen, said this on Sunday while debunking claims that the oil giant was planning to begin oil […]

Nigeria beat Mali to qualify for African tourney in Morocco

DECEMBER 3, 2012 BY KAZEEM BUSARI 9 COMMENTS Golden Eaglets Coach Manu Garba | credits: mtnfootball.com Nigeria have qualified for the Africa U-17 football championship holding next year in Morocco after the Golden Eaglets beat the Young Eagles of Mali 2-0 at Stade Kanoute in Bamako on Sunday. The Eaglets had beaten the Malians 2-0 […]

4 female NYSC members kidnapped in Rivers, rescued by police

From CHRIS ANUCHA, Port Harcourt Four female members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) were at the weekend, kidnapped in Rivers State. They were, however, rescued by a team of security agents. They were abducted at the NYSC Transit Camp, Iriebe, near Oyigbo, by a gang of seven armed men that gained entry into […]

Fresh fears over Gov. Suntai

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State, who was seriously injured when his plane crashed on October 25 in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, may have suffered extensive brain damage. As a result, he allegedly failed to recognize members of a presidential delegation that visited him at a hospital in Hanover, Germany, an authoritative source has […]

Nigerians own 200 private jets

•Spend N1.3trn on aircraft By PETER ANOSIKE Nigerians have invested about N1.3 trillion in the acquisition of private jets in the last three years, according to the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV). The institute disclosed this in Lagos recently at an international seminar on plants and machinery valuation with focus on aircraft, […]

Fresh trouble for Onagoruwa, sacked BPE boss

•House may invite her to render account From CHUKS AKUNNA, Abuja Sacked Director-General, Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE), Ms. Bolanle Onagoruwa, may be in for fresh trouble following moves by the House of Representatives to make her account for her tenure. Last Tuesday, Onagoruwa was billed to appear before the House Committee on Public Procurement, […]

Reps summon Okonjo-Iweala, Sanusi, Budget Office D-G

By IHEANACHO NWOSU and CHUKS AKUNNA, Abuja The House of Representatives has summoned the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) Governor, Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Director-General of Budget Office in the Presidency, Dr. Bright Okongwu, over allegation that they prevented the audit of the […]

17 die in multiple attacks in Borno

…As JTF kills another Boko Haram commander From TIMOTHY OLA, Maiduguri No fewer than 10 people died in Borno at theweekend following multiple attacks by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram sect. Security sources hinted that at Mbwa, a small community in Chibok Local Government, South of Borno, seven people including three Christian worshippers were […]

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