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Fire causes pandemonium at Lagos airport

Confusion hit hundreds of intending passengers at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, on Thursday after a mid-day fire erupted at a section of the building. The inferno, which caused a thick cloud of smoke to invade the terminal building, forced air travellers and airport officials to scamper to safety around the […]

2015: S’East needs other zones to produce president – Mbadinuju

Anambra owns the oil wells in the state It is God who owns the land and we are just enjoying the fruits that come from it. When I was governor, we began the oil exploration, I set up a committee and we travelled abroad in a bid to develop a petroleum industry for the state. […]

Anambra budgets N110.9bn for 2013

From ALOYSIUS ATTAH, Onitsha Governor Peter Obi has presented an Appropriation Bill of N110.890 billion for 2013 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. This represents an increase of 33.28 percent over the budget of the out-going year, which was N83.200 billion. The budget christened “Sixth Budget of Integrated Development,” has N70.895 billion for […]

Sambo’s aide heartbroken over actress Nkiru Sylvanus

His name is Alhaji Umar and he works in the presidential villa. His love (some will say obsession) for star actress, Nkiru Sylvanus is an open secret in the Federal Capital Territoty and his home state, Kaduna. This guy, who is one of the trusted aides of Vice President Namadi Sambo, loves Nkiru and is […]

Missing N195bn pension funds: Again, police fail to drag Maina before Senate

From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar again, failed yesterday to produce Chairman of the Pension Task Team (PTT), AbdulRasheed Maina, before the Senate. Senate President David Mark had last Thursday signed a warrant of arrest on Maina which should have compelled the IGP to personally deliver Maina before the Senate […]

FG to conduct census of jobless Nigerians in 2013

… Sets up committee on job creation From WALTER UKAEGBU, Abuja The Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation Initiatives, Josephine Washma, has hinted that the Federal Government intends to conduct a census of unemployed persons in the country early next year. Washma, who spoke to Daily Sun at an end of year dinner […]

Nkiru Slyvanus: Police arrest 16 suspects

Actors Guild demands her immediate release From GEORGE ONYEJIUWA, Owerri Imo State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested 16 suspects in connection with the kidnapping of Nollywood actress and Special Assistant to the State Governor on Public Affairs, Nkiru Sylvanus. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Vitalis Onugu (DSP), disclosed that the […]

In Ghana: 200 Nigerians will spend Yuletide in jail

We don’t want our dreams to die with us in prison – Inmate BY MAURICE ARCHIBONG About 200 Nigerian immigrants in Ghana will celebrate the forthcoming Christmas and New Year day behind bars, Travels can authoritatively reveal. The majority (182) of the roughly 200 Nigerians in Ghana’s jail houses are inmates at the Medium Security […]

You abandoned me when I needed you most, Kaduna gov tells commissioners

From NOAH EBIJE, ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE and NAFISAT BELLO, Kaduna It was meant to be a valedictory session, but it turned out to be a period of assessment, as the newly sworn-in Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero yesterday tongue-lashed the state commissioners, insisting they could not begin to accord him the respect he was […]

Soyinka named winner of maiden Awo leadership prize

By CHINELO OBOGO Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has made history again by being the recipient of the Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership instituted by Obafemi Awolowo Foundation for people who have imbibed the core values that the late sage represented. Announcing Soyinka’s name yesterday, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, who was […]

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