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Picture: 52-year-old woman gives birth after 25 years marriage

  December 5, 2012  by Simon Utebor Mr. and Mrs. Obamo. Inset, Obadunsin | credits: Simon Utebor At 52, when some women have already become grandmothers, the case of Mrs. Olukorede Obamo, a teacher in Ogun State, is different. Olukorode who got married 25 years ago just had her first child last week. Like other […]

Reps order Oteh’s delegation out of revenue meeting

In a move to enforce its resolution on the Securities and Exchange Commission, the House of Representatives on Tuesday walked out officials of the agency from a meeting at the National Assembly. The three-man SEC delegation had gone to represent the Director-General of the commission, Ms. Arunma Oteh, at an interactive session with Ministries, Departments […]

Presidency spends N9bn yearly to maintain ten presidential jets

INFORMATION obtained from government aviation agencies and airline operators has revealed that  President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration spends an estimated N9.08bn annually on the Presidential Air Fleet. PAF has the third largest fleet of aircraft in the country. According to findings, the PAF contains a total of 10 aircraft, coming closely behind Aerocontractors Airlines, which has […]

Mursi flees presidential palace as protest grows

Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, presidency sources said. Officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by Mursi’s drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around […]

Jonathan cautions aides against attacking Obasanjo

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed his aides to stop the media war against former President Olusegun Obasanjo with a warning that any aide that errs will lose his job. The PUNCH learnt in Abuja that the presidential directive came on the heels of intervention by some unnamed chieftains of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.  The […]

Minister defends N2bn budget for Sambo’s house

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, has defended the huge allocations in the 2013 Budget for the construction of houses for Vice President Namadi Sambo and other senior government officials. Mohammed defended the allocations when he appeared before the Senate Committee on the FCT on Tuesday. He said that the territory’s N50bn […]

What About US? – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | Dec. 4, 2012 – I am not going to bore you with statistics about how the Nigerian public officers and civil servants take more than 70 per cent of Nigeria’s revenues every year; probably, you know about that already. My intention is not to make you the […]

70% of sect’s bomb threats aborted – Jonathan

Wanted Boko Haram Commander killed By Ndahi Marama MAIDUGURI—The Joint Task Force, Department of State Security and the Nigeria Police Force Dog section, in a combined special operation yesterday, in Maiduguri, killed a top commander of the Boko Haram, Abdulkareem Ibrahim and two of his sub commanders. Abdulkareem Ibrahim was top on the wanted list […]

Police dismisses rumour of another bomb explosion in Abuja

Abuja- The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday dismissed rumour of a bomb explosion at a shopping complex in Lokogoma, a settlement in the Federal Capital Territory. The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, who dismissed the rumour during an interaction with newsmen in Abuja, described the unfortunate incident as false alarm. Mba said that […]

Women protest in Ibadan; decry violence against women, children

By OLA AJAYI, IBADAN – Scores of women marched round major streets of Ibadan calling on legislators to make laws on violence against women. The women under the aegis of Zonta Club International, Zonta Club, Ibadan and Oyo State Officers Wives Association who were observing sixteen days of activism as declared by the United Nations […]

EFCC goes after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana

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