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Kidnappers demand N200m each for Okonjo, Rotimi’s wife

Family members have established a discrete contacts with kidnappers of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, the mother of Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Eighty-three-year-old Okonjo was kidnapped on Monday. It was also learnt that the kidnappers had also reduced their ransom from $1bn to N200m. Sources told our correspondent on Wednesday in Asaba, Delta State, that the […]

Is Obasanjo’s criticism of Jonathan justified?

“Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones” —English proverb “When you point a finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at you” —African saying It is no longer news. The relationship between former president Olusegun Obasanjo, and his political godson, the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan has finally hit the rocks. The […]

Picture: Man attempts suicide twice over eye problem

Taofeek Muraina never had it good as a child. His adulthood is not even better. This, perhaps, explains why the 40-year-old bricklayer thought it wise to die rather than being put to shame by friends and neighbours. Twice this year, he has attempted suicide. The first time, PUNCH Metro learnt, was about five months ago, […]

Bishop Oyedepo’s church razed down in Kwara

Some yet-to-be-identified people set ablaze a church building belonging to Living Faith Church Inc, aka Winners Chapel, along Airport Road, Ilorin about 2.30am on Wednesday. Church property worth several millions of naira were also said to have been destroyed by the fire. It was gathered that the plastic chairs in the church were removed to […]

Gov Lamido’s son arrested for money laundering

DECEMBER 13, 2012 BY SIMON UTEBOR 156 COMMENTS Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido | credits: File copy Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday at Mallam Aminu Kano Airport arrested Aminu, the eldest son of Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, over alleged money laundering. Sources […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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