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Mikel banned, fined for confronting Clattenburg

Mikel Obi has been hit with a three-match ban and fined £60,000 for his part in the Mark Clattenburg race row debacle. The Chelsea midfielder ran into the referee’s dressing room at the end of Chelsea’s defeat against Manchester United in October and confronted him over an alleged racial slur. Mikel had already admitted a […]

Nigeria is seventh most terrorised country – Gobal index

Institute for Economic and Peace, a global think-tank, has ranked Nigeria as the seventh country most affected by terrorism in 2011. The organisation’s first Global Terrorism Index meant to measure the impact of terrorism and the associated economic and social dimensions, was published last Tuesday. The index showed Nigeria ranking marginally better than Somalia (the […]

Okonjo-Iweala’s absence stalls N20bn Uba, Maduka dispute probe

The bid by the House of Representatives to investigate the N20bn fuel subsidy dispute between the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Uba, and a fellow businessman, Mr. Cosmas Maduka, failed on Thursday. Two major reasons stalled proceedings a few minutes after the Chairman, House Committee on Public Petitions, Mr. Uzo Azubuike, […]

INEC deregisters 28 parties • Jakande, Falae, Okotie, Nwodo, others affected

THE Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday announced the deregistration of 28 political parties thus sending their promoters off the political stage as the march towards the 2015 general elections gathers momentum. Affected by the deregistration are Pastor Chris Okotie’s Fresh Democratic Party; Balarabe Musa’s Peoples Redemption Party; and the National Reformation Party, founded by […]

Man accused of killing pregnant lover

The family of a lady, Gloria Akpan, has accused their daughter’s lover, Ita Eyo, of killing her in his residence in Ayobo area of Ogun State. Gloria and Eyo both from Akwa Ibom State had been cohabiting since March 2012 before the sad incident occurred on November 3. The lady was six-month pregnant before she […]

Okupe defends Jonathan’s friendship with VIP ex-convicts

THE Presidency on Thursday said President Goodluck Jonathan’s closeness to some corrupt ex-convicts did not contradict any law of the land nor the administration’s anti-corruption war. “There is no law in Nigeria that says that a politician that has been jailed should not be going to the Villa and the Peoples Democratic Party does not […]

Jonathan’s foreign trips gulp N3.3bn …travelled 20 times in 2012

Billions of naira of taxpayers’ money have been expended on the foreign trips of President Goodluck Jonathan despite his January promise to cut down on such trips. This newspaper’s findings show that the President and his entourage have spent not less than N3.354bn on foreign trips since 2010. Our correspondent learnt that in the first […]

EFCC goes after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana

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